Magnitude 6 earthquake shakes Leyte

Pia Piquero 05/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has rattled Leyte, Philippines, on the early evening of Friday, May 3. According to the data released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the seismic activity…

DA 8 assures H5N1 case in Leyte immediately contained

Futch Anthony Inso 04/02/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Preemptive actions have been taken by concerned government agencies and private parties to contain the possible outbreak of Avian flu (H5N1 influenza) in Kananga, Leyte, as assured by the Department of Agriculture (DA).…

Palompon mayor’s petition dismissed: Court upholds SW validity

Futch Anthony Inso 02/09/2024

ORMOC CITY, Leyte — The Regional Trial Court Branch 45 of Tacloban City dismissed the petition filed by Palompon Mayor Ramon Oñate seeking to invalidate the search warrant issued earlier by the court on the site where…

ASF hits Southern Leyte town, at least 150 hogs culled

01/27/2024

TACLOBAN CITY — The coastal town of Malitbog in Southern Leyte province was affected by the African swine fever or ASF for the first time, leading to the culling of at least 150 hogs, officials said. The…

Expired canned goods, poultry wastes unearthed in the farm of Palompon mayor

Futch Anthony Inso 01/26/2024

ORMOC CITY, Leyte —Tons of poultry wastes and expired canned goods, believed to be intended as donations for Yolanda victims, were unearthed from a farm in Palompon, Leyte, reportedly owned by the town’s mayor, Ramon Oñate. On…

BuCor reports transfer of 48 inmates from NBP to Leyte Regional Prison

Faith Argosino 01/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — In line with the government’s efforts to decongest jails, 48 inmates, or persons deprived of liberty (PDLs), from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City have been transferred to Leyte Regional Prison in Abuyog,…

Yolanda: A decade later, ‘moving on’ still hard for survivors

Ador Mayol, Joey Gabieta, Nestle Semilla 11/08/2023

(First of two parts) TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines — Tropiano Esperas, an overseas Filipino worker, had just returned from Saudi Arabia to spend time with his family at Barangay 88 in San Jose District, Tacloban City, a…

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…

‘Vote-buying’ in cash, health cards, QR codes

The Inquirer Bureaus 10/29/2023

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines — Despite warnings from authorities, vote-buying and vote-selling remain prevalent in several areas in the Visayas and in Bulacan province in Luzon. In Tacloban City, the provincial capital of Leyte, cash ranging from…

Cholera cases up slightly in Eastern Visayas

10/14/2023

TACLOBAN CITY – Cholera has so far killed nine persons while 3,683 others fell ill in Eastern Visayas from January to September this year. The number was four percent higher than the 3,556 cases recorded in the…

Hilongosnons and their love for ‘rambol’

Immae Lachica 08/27/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The small town of Hilongos on the island of Leyte is known not just for its famous native delicacy which is the moron, but it is also popular for “rambol.” Relax, this kind of…

Bullied boy graduates at the top of his class in Leyte

Joey Gabieta 08/07/2023

TACLOBAN CITY — He grew up being bullied due to a cleft lip. But Rico Palconit did not allow this physical deformity to stop him from achieving his goal. The 25-year-old native of Cabucgayan town in Biliran…

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