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9 arrested in Leyte drug busts

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TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte — Nine persons, including a detainee and an online teacher, were arrested in separate anti-illegal drug operations conducted by the members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in this city. These operations conducted from April 13 to 17 resulted in the confiscation of 11 sachets of methamphetamine or shabu with a […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Over a hundred families in Tacloban get houses

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Building homes of hope and resilience There is hope even in the darkest of times. Almost four years after the tragic Super Typhoon Yolanda, the people of Tacloban City have opened new chapters in their lives. Exhibiting the resiliency of the Filipino spirit, they have held on to light and optimism despite chaos and grief. […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Beyond the Wednesday novena

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The “Walk for Life” rally held in Luneta Park in the capital region last Saturday drew a large crowd that has Church officials feeling upbeat. The turnout, estimated at more than 10,000 was meant to be a show of force and underline the opposition of the Church and the lay faithful against extra-judicial killings and […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Heroic

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The two-day Visayas Congress of Our Mother of Perpetual Help opened on February 17, 2017 at the Redemptorist Church, Cebu City with 582 delegates from Cebu, Borongan, Catarman, Tacloban, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo and a few guests from Baclaran, Lipa and Davao to celebrate the Congress theme: “150 Years of Making Her Known Throughout the World […]

Posted: February 18th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Cebu execs study Tacloban landfill to prepare for Carmen project

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THE Cebu Provincial government and other stakeholders are studying successful models of sanitary landfills such as the one in Tacloban where they can adopt for the province’s planned landfill in Barangay Dauis Sur, Carmen Town in northern Cebu. Baltazar Tribunalo, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) officer-in-charge, said this as they went on a […]

Posted: December 15th, 2016 in Headlines | 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 »

LTFRB-7 chief to handle Eastern Visayas

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Regional Director Ahmed Cuizon of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) will be the officer-in-charge for the agency’s Eastern Visayas office. A special order was signed by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade last December 1 informing Cuizon of his assignment. “LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra told me to do a systems check in LTFRB-8, make […]

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

Leyte prosecutor belies forged signature claim

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Tacloban City — Provincial Prosecutor Arlene Cordovez of Leyte was surprised by the claim of alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa that the signature of his father on his affidavit could have been faked. She said she didn’t know why Kerwin would say such a thing when the elder Espinosa executed his affidavit in her office […]

Posted: November 24th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

USC graduate is Top 2 in CELE

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When he took the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination (CELE) last weekend, stress was wreaking havoc on the system of Samuel Eliezer Yu Uy that he had to endure an abdominal ache while taking the test. Uy prayed hard that he could finish the examination despite the physical discomfort because he was also determined to pass. […]

Posted: November 17th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu badminton players grab top places in Ormoc

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Cebuano badminton players grabbed a sizeable share of the spotlight in the 2nd Badminton National Tournament held at the spanking Badminton City in Linao, Ormoc City last Nov. 5. Cebu’s Dexter Opalla and Fritz Sagaad and partners Charles Marigomen and Aljun Penute brought their stirring rivalry to Ormoc City as they battled in the finals […]

Posted: November 8th, 2016 in Sports | Read More »