Fishers in Bohol town want whale sharks out

Leo Udtohan 01/19/2023

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Philippines — Whale sharks may be welcome in the waters of most coastal towns due to their potential to attract tourists, but not in Loay, Bohol, where fishermen consider them a threat. Fisherfolk in…

High prices discourage vendors to sell red onions

Leo Udtohan 12/28/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY — Tita Teves-Maldora has stopped selling red onions at her stall at the Cogon Public Market here. The high price forced her and some vendors to stop selling red onions for two weeks. “It’s really…

Three dead after fire razed 50 houses in Tagbilaran City

Leo Udtohan 12/23/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY — Three persons were killed in a fire in Barangay Poblacion 2 here past midnight on Friday, December 23, 2022. Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap said the charred remains of a man, a woman, and…

Carla Mae Telmo becomes Badjao community’s first registered nurse

Leo Udtohan 12/02/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY — A member of the Badjao community in Barangay Totolan in Dauis town, Bohol was among those who passed the nurse licensure examination (NLE) last November 2022. For Carla Mae Telmo, part of her success…

Tagbilaran City spreads holiday cheer with Christmas display

Leo Udtohan 11/30/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY — Residents here were treated to a spectacular and meaningful Christmas display at the City Hall on Monday, Nov. 28. The Christmas lighting event aims to bring more joy to the hearts of residents. “Christmas…

Newborn baby girl abandoned, found alive inside eco bag in Bohol

Leo Udtohan 10/10/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY — A newborn girl placed inside an eco bag was found alive in Dauis town, Bohol province on Monday morning. Police Staff Sergeant Ritchel Pabalan, head of the Women And Children Protection Desk at Dauis…

Coca-Cola temporarily shuts down plants in Bohol, Iloilo

Carla Gomez, Joey Marzan, Leo Udtohan 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Popular soda drink maker Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) on Friday announced it has temporarily suspended operations in Tagbilaran, Bohol, and Pavia, Iloilo, due to the shortage of bottler-grade refined sugar in the country.…

Marina suspends safety certificate of MV OceanJet 168 after hitting reef

Leo Udtohan 09/14/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY — The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has suspended the passenger ship safety certificate (PSSC) of merchant’s vessel (MV) OceanJet 168 after it was damaged when it hit a coral reef while traveling from Bohol to…

78-year-old man who went missing for 3 days found in Bohol swamp

Leo Udtohan 08/28/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY – The clicking sound of a cast of crabs led a volunteer to find on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 27, a 78-year-old man who went missing for three days in Cortes town in Bohol province.  Bernardo “Narding”…

NGCP: 15-hour total power interruption in Bohol on August 20

Leo Udtohan 08/14/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY – Boholanos will experience a 15-hour total power interruption next Saturday, August 20, for the energization of towers that were damaged by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) in December 2021. In its advisory, the National…

Bohol folk worry over stability of aging bridges

Leo Udtohan 06/18/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY—The collapse of yet another bridge in Bohol province has raised concerns about the safety of its aging structures. Many residents of the province took to social media to air their fears and concerns about their…

Two seamen are new pols proclaimed mayors in Bohol

Leo Udtohan 05/11/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Philippines — Two seamen, who were newcomers in politics, were proclaimed mayors of two municipalities in Bohol province on Tuesday. Roman “Amoi” Bullen, 65, was declared mayor of Dauis town. He garnered 14,380 votes against his…

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