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MARINA REPORTS 7 RORO MISSIONARY ROUTES TO BE SERVED

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) reported that several shipping operators have already signified their interest to serve[...]

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YOLANDA-HIT FAMILIES MOVE TO POPE FRANCIS VILLAGE IN TACLOBAN

February 12, 2019 - 4:47 PM

NEW HOMES FOR ‘YOLANDA’ VICTIMS. The newly-completed houses at Pope Francis Village in Tacloban City that were turned over to 263 beneficiaries on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Roel Amazona) TACLOBAN CITY – For the last five years, the family of Perlyn Bechachino held on to their dream of owning a new house far away from danger […]

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ANTIQUE VET EYES 10 VACCINATORS FOR ANTI-RABIES DRIVE

February 12, 2019 - 4:36 PM

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — Antique’s Provincial Veterinary (Pro-Vet) Office intends to hire an additional 10 vaccinators to help them effectively carry out their anti-rabies campaign. “As of now we only have six job order vaccinators,” Antique ProVet Chief, Dr. Romeo Magdato, said in an interview Monday, noting that the vaccinators are essential so […]

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SEAPORT INTER-AGENCY ANTI-DRUG TASK GROUP CREATED

February 11, 2019 - 6:54 PM

In a move to curb the entry of illegal drugs into Iloilo City via seaports, a Seaport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (SIADITG) in Western Visayas has been created. Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III, along with representatives of eight agencies, signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the creation of task group Feb. 7. The […]

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P1.875-M WORTH OF ‘SHABU’ SEIZED IN BACOLOD BUY-BUST

February 11, 2019 - 6:50 PM

SEIZED. Operatives of Police Station 3 of the Bacolod City Police Office seize PHP1.875 million worth of suspected shabu along with drug paraphernalia and live ammunition of a 12-gauge shotgun during a raid over the weekend at Purok Riverside, Barangay Banago. (Photo courtesy of DYHB Tatak RMN Page) BACOLOD CITY — Two persons were arrested while PHP1.875-million worth […]

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ILOILO TOWN BAT SANCTUARY EYED AS TOURIST ATTRACTION

February 11, 2019 - 6:48 PM

ILOILO CITY — The dwelling of fruit bats in the urban center of Miag-ao town, Iloilo is being eyed as an additional tourist attraction.   About 10, 000 fruit bats found refuge in the trees scattered around the municipality. Most of them dwell in a Bubog tree (Sterculia foetida) near the town hall and the municipal […]

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ILOILO HAS ENOUGH QUARRY MATERIALS FOR MEGA-DAM CONSTRUCTION

February 11, 2019 - 6:47 PM

ILOILO CITY – The Iloilo Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has assured an adequate supply of quarry materials for the construction of the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project (JRMP) II in Calinog, Iloilo.   Lawyer Arturo C. Cangrejo, officer-in-charge of PENRO, said the quarry materials will not only be sourced from Calinog town alone, but […]

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TROOPS SEIZE NPA WEAPONS IN CENTRAL NEGROS CLASH SITE

February 9, 2019 - 4:01 PM

The firearms, ammunition and other weapons as well as personal items recovered by troopers of the Philippine Army’s 15th Infantry Battalion after their encounter with communist rebels in Mabinay, Negros Oriental on Friday afternoon (Feb. 8, 2019). (Photo courtesy of 15th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army)  BACOLOD CITY — Troopers of the Philippine Army’s 15th Infantry Battalion (IB) recovered weapons left behind […]

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EASTERN SAMAR TOWN TAGGED AS REGION’S LOBSTER CAPITAL

February 9, 2019 - 3:59 PM

TACLOBAN CITY — The coastal town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar has been identified by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) as the lobster capital of the Eastern Visayas region. The town is an ideal site for lobster production because of the high likelihood that the seed settlement of the lobster species, Panulirus ornatus, extends […]

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DPWH-7 TO ROLL OUT P23-B FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS FOR METRO CEBU

February 8, 2019 - 6:49 PM

AVERTING FLOODING. Culverts are lined up along the St. John Paul II Avenue in Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City where the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-7) Flood Control Management Cluster implements a drainage enhancement project through a diversion channel right beneath the road pavement. (Photo by John Rey Saavedra) CEBU CITY — The Department of Public Works and […]

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MEASLES OUTBREAK KILLS 8, INFECTS 161 IN EASTERN VISAYAS

February 8, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The Department of Health regional office in Palo, Leyte. (PNA file photo) TACLOBAN CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) has declared on Thursday a measles outbreak in Eastern Visayas as the highly-contagious disease killed eight children and downed 161 others in the first few weeks of 2019. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque announced a measles outbreak in […]

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EMB-7 DENIES DELAYING WASTE TREATMENT FIRMS’ PERMITS

February 8, 2019 - 6:25 PM

TREATMENT FACILITIES. Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 7 (Central Visyas) Regional Director Engr. William Cuñado leads a team in inspecting one of the treatment, storage, and disposal facilities in Cebu hauling and treating hospital wastes. (Photo contributed by EMB-7 information officer Cindy Pepito)   CEBU CITY — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 7 (Central Visayas) of the Department of Environment […]

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TRAFFIC PLAN NEEDED IN NORTH CEBU

February 7, 2019 - 5:25 PM

THE Cebu Provincial Government, through Cebu Provincial Focal Person on Traffic Management Jonathan Tumulak, coordinated with officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 and some local government officials to map out measures on how to manage the traffic congestion in northern Cebu.   Tumulak said he requested for a meeting after […]

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ILOILO MINIATURE PARAW MAKING CONTEST

February 7, 2019 - 5:17 PM

THE Miniature Paraw Making contest for the 47th Iloilo-Guimaras Paraw Regatta is now open and the deadline for submission of entries is until Feb. 9, 2019 at 5 p.m.   Registration forms are available at Media Production Center, 4th Floor, Mother Foundation Building, John B Lacson Foundation Maritime University, M.H. del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo […]

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SC AFFIRMS SANDIGANBAYAN HDO VS. CEBU SOLON

February 5, 2019 - 6:06 PM

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the travel ban issued by the Sandiganbayan against Cebu (3rd District) Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia over a pending graft case. “All told, the Sandiganbayan did not commit abuse of discretion, much less grave, in denying the motion for reconsideration and the prayer for the lifting of the HDOs (hold departure […]

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COAST GUARD VESSEL TO PATROL SOUTHERN CEBU

February 5, 2019 - 6:05 PM

SOUTHERN SEAWATERS. Maritime and SWAT police (foreground) ride speed boat and jetski as two Philippine Coast Guard vessels (top) sail off the coast of Oslob during the inter-agency summit for safety and security Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Barangay Tanawan, Oslob, Cebu. (Photo by John Rey Saavedra) CEBU CITY –The Philippine Coast Guard will station one patrol vessel in […]

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E. VISAYAS CHECKPOINTS NET ASSORTED WEAPONS, AMMO

February 4, 2019 - 7:40 PM

A joint police and army checkpoint in Catarman, Northern Samar as part of enforcing the election gun ban. (Photo courtesy of Catarman police station) PALO, Leyte — The five-day extensive operations by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Eastern Visayas were able to seize 35 assorted weapons banned this election period. Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, PNP Eastern […]

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