SAF 44 widows see justice in PNoy, Purisima indictment

Ador Vincent Mayol, Joey Gabieta, Nestle Semilla 07/15/2017

  She thought justice was a distant reality. But Dr. Christine Cempron, whose husband was among the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members who were killed during a clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25, 2015, now…

Leyte execs appeal for help: We need food, potable water

Connie E. Fernandez, Inquirer Visayas, Joey Gabieta, Leo Udtohan, Robert Dejon, Vicky Arnaiz 07/07/2017

ORMOC CITY, Leyte — Local officials are appealing for food and potable water especially for at least 20 barangays that were badly affected by the earthquake that shook Leyte and cut off power supply on Thursday. The…

FLOOD KILLS 9 ON EASTER SUNDAY

Doris C. Bongcac, Inquirer, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jhunnex Napallacan, Joey Gabieta, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/16/2017

  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…

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

Joey Gabieta 03/13/2017

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…

Container vans seized in Cebu, Tacloban

Fe Marie Dumaboc, Joey Gabieta, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/07/2017

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…

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

Joey Gabieta 12/30/2016

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…

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

Joey Gabieta 12/28/2016

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…

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

Joey Gabieta, Vicky Arnaiz 12/11/2016

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…

NO JAIL TIME FOR ESPINOSA KILLERS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Joey Gabieta 12/07/2016

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…

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

Joey Gabieta 12/04/2016

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…

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