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  Matters related to security and fear of terrorist attacks have momentarily taken a back seat as heavy rainfall spawned by tropical depression “Crising” caused widespread flooding in Cebu, leaving at least nine persons dead, half of them children. The flood also left two persons missing, injured ten others while displacing at least 60 families […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Senate report affirms family’s belief that slain Leyte Mayor was ‘silenced’


TACLOBAN CITY-The family of slain Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. of Albuera town in Leyte felt vindicated by the Senate report that his killing was meant to “silence” him. Speaking on behalf of the family, lawyer Jonah John Ungab said the Senate report affirmed the belief of the family members that Espinosa was murdered by members […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Container vans seized in Cebu, Tacloban

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Cartons filled with the local cigarette brand Mighty Cigarettes that bore fake tax stamps have reached the port of Cebu and Tacloban cities. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized 400 cartons of Mighty Cigarettes with alleged fake stamps in Tacloban City and two 40-footer container vans in Cebu City yesterday. Edgar Quejada, Bureau of Internal […]

Posted: March 7th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte visits wounded in the Hilongos bombing; two teenage victims get brand new phones


HILONGOS, Leyte-Fifteen-year-old John Reyneill Lamo was lying on his hospital bed on Friday morning when an unexpected visitor arrived: President Rodrigo Duterte. The Grade 6 pupil broke into a smile especially after the President handed him his mobile phone. President Duterte arrived in Hilongos at 10:29 a.m. to visit the victims of the twin bombings […]

Posted: December 30th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Explosion in Hilongos, Leyte injures 27, undetermined number feared dead


TACLOBAN CITY–An explosion was reported in the town plaza of Hilongos in Leyte past 9 p.m. on Wednesday where a boxing event was in progress as part of the town’s fiesta celebration. Initial report received by the office of Leyte Gov. Dominico Petilla showed that at least 27 were injured –two were in critical condition […]

Posted: December 28th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

CIDG-8 Chief Marvin Marcos is related to late former president Ferdinand Marcos

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Tacloban City — He got his mestizo looks from his paternal grandfather who was an American. But it was from his grandmother who gave him a more famous family name. Supt. Marvin Marcos, the controversial chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Eastern Visayas (CIDG-8), traced his roots to the family of former […]

Posted: December 11th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »


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Just as the wheels of justice started moving, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would not allow the policemen who allegedly killed Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. to go to jail. The statement from the country’s top executive came a day after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ruled that the mayor died in […]

Posted: December 7th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

A town in grief Hundreds join funeral rites for Espinosa Sr.


ALBUERA, Leyte- Around 1,500 supporters, family and relatives formed a kilometer-long funeral procession that brought the remains of mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. to his final resting place at the Catholic Cemetery yesterday afternoon. A poignant aura pervaded the town as the white casket of the 54-year-old mayor was brought out of his house in Barangay […]

Posted: December 4th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Death threats keep Kerwin away from father’s funeral

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  Albuera, Leyte, Mayor Rolando Espinosa Jr. will be laid to rest today, a month after he was shot dead inside his cell at the sub-provincial jail in Baybay City, Leyte. His son Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr. will not attend the funeral because of threats on his life. “He (Kerwin) is sad, but he understands […]

Posted: December 3rd, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

No retraction from Kerwin


ALBUERA, Leyte — Self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa will reaffirm his earlier statements that Senator Leila de Lima received drug money from him through Ronnie Dayan in 2015 when he appears again during the resumption of the Senate inquiry on Dec. 5. His second appearance would take place a day after the burial of his […]

Posted: December 1st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »