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…

‘WATCHFUL, ALERT’ CEBU

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 12/29/2016

The bombing that left 32 persons injured in Hilongos, Leyte on Wednesday evening has set off an alarm in Cebu, with local officials led by Acting Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella calling on police authorities to be…

Organizers assure safety of Cebu City Marathon participants

Glendale G. Rosal 12/29/2016

Following Wednesday night’s bomb explosion that left several people injured in Hilongos town, Leyte, security will be tight in the 10th Cebu City Marathon (CCM) slated January 8 at the Cebu Business Park grounds. Kenneth Casquejo, president…

Police release initial names of Hilongos bombing victims

Vicky Arnaiz 12/29/2016

TACLOBAN CITY—The police have released an initial list of the the names of victims in the explosion at Rizal Plaza in Hilongos town, Leyte on Tuesday night. These victims were brought to Hilongos District Hospital and most…

Improvised explosive devices used in Hilongos bombing; number of wounded victims reached 33

Robert Dejon, Vicky Arnaiz 12/29/2016

TACLOBAN CITY—Improvised explosive devices (IED) were used in the bombing of the town plaza in Hilongos, Leyte past 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Chief Insp. Alberto Renomeron, Hilongos police chief, said in a phone interview, said two IEDs…

Cebu badminton players grab top places in Ormoc

Mark Tongco 11/08/2016

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…

Rough seas, strong winds delay arrival of passenger vessel

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/21/2016

A passenger vessel from Cebu arrived three hours late at the port of Hilongos, Leyte Saturday evening due to big waves and rough seas caused by the southwest monsoon or ‘Habagat’ winds. MV Beautiful Stars of Roble…

Pacquiao basketball tournament set in Leyte

Jonas N. Panerio 11/29/2015

BOXING legend Manny Pacquiao is set to celebrate his birthday in style as he gifts players from and around the island of Leyte with the precious opportunity to showcase their skills in the inaugural Emmanuel Pacquiao Cup…

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