Girl, 2, first positive pertussis case in Negros Occidental

Carla Gomez 04/07/2024

BACOLOD CITY — A 2-month-old baby girl has tested positive for pertussis (whooping cough) in Negros Occidental, an official said. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the baby, who was the first reported pertussis positive case in Negros…

Frozen human body parts dumped in front of NBI Bacolod office

Carla P. Gomez 03/02/2024

BACOLOD CITY — A sack containing frozen human body parts was left in front of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) office in Bacolod City on Friday morning, March 1. The body parts included a left arm…

Iloilo lost P3.7B during 3-day power outage

Ruchelle Denise Demaisip 01/13/2024

ILOILO CITY — Iloilo incurred more than P3.7 billion in economic losses during last week’s three-day power outage on the islands of Panay and Guimaras and parts of Negros. Mario Nillos, head of the Provincial Planning and…

Bacolod mayor seeks status quo to let traditional PUVs operate

Carla Gomez 01/06/2024

BACOLOD CITY — The mayor of this city has appealed to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow traditional jeepneys here to continue to operate despite missing the December 31 consolidation deadline. Mayor Alfredo…

TD Kabayan: PCG bans vessels from sailing in E. Samar, S. Leyte

Joey Gabieta 12/17/2023

TACLOBAN CITY — Due to threats of Tropical Depression Kabayan, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) offices in Eastern Samar and Southern Leyte provinces have prohibited vessels from venturing into the sea. The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) also…

Panglao mayor orders closure of resort after Korean tourist drowns

Leo Udtohan 11/27/2023

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol —The Panglao municipal government in Bohol province temporarily shut down a beach resort in the town for alleged violations of safety protocols. Espacio Resort, located at Sitio Daorong in Barangay Danao, was closed after…

Boholano among top-notchers in Oct 2023 Medical Board

Leo Udtohan 11/11/2023

TAGBILARAN CITY — A Boholano finished 10th in the October 2023 Physicians Licensure Examination (PLE). Gaius Sulpicio Garces Yu III, 25, and a native of Calape town, Bohol, got an average score of 87.42 percent. He shared…

Imelda’s beach property in Tolosa, Leyte undergoes rehab

Joey Gabieta 11/05/2023

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines — The beach house of former first lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos in Tolosa, Leyte is undergoing rehabilitation as part of efforts to boost local tourism. The property, located in Barangay Olot and once…

Comelec-7 asks more cops to be deployed in four barangays

Nestle Semilla 10/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) ordered the deployment of more cops in four barangays where some candidates are facing disqualification cases during the proclamation of winners. READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES:…

SC upholds conviction of former Bohol town mayor

Leo Udtohan 10/10/2023

TAGBILARAN CITY — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the conviction of former Corella town mayor in Bohol and now incumbent councilor Vito Beltran Rapal over his unliquidated cash advances and for pocketing money intended for tarsier…

DILG: It’s up to Congress if LGUs should continue getting confidential funds

Joey A. Gabieta 10/02/2023

TACLOBAN CITY — Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos said that it is up to Congress to decide whether or not to allow local executives to continue to receive the controversial confidential and intelligence fund (CIF). Abalos, who was…

Former Bohol gov Arthur Yap faces charges over P57-M senior health kit deal

Leo Udtohan 09/30/2023

TAGBILARAN CITY — Former Agriculture Secretary and Bohol Governor Arthur Yap and six others face charges of plunder and graft tied to an alleged anomalous purchase of senior citizen health kits valued at P57 million. On Sept.…

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