Six missing, 32,422 affected by rains due to shear line in Eastern Visayas

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 12/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Six have been recorded missing, while 32,422 other individuals were affected by consistent rain caused by the shear line in Eastern Visayas, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday. According…

Cop dies after being stabbed by wife in Leyte

Robert Dejon 12/18/2022

ORMOC CITY — A police officer died after being stabbed by his wife during an argument in Barangay (village) Pawing, Palo town in Leyte at around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Police Staff Sergeant Kerwin Pasana,…

First Bohol, now Palompon plans to replicate Suroy Suroy – Capitol

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another local government in the Visayas has expressed interest in replicating Cebu’s flagship tourism program, the Suroy Suroy sa Sugbo.  Local officials from Palompon town in Leyte, led by its Mayor Ramon Oñate,…

Baybay priest opens charity basketball tourney for Typhoon Agaton victims

Glendale G. Rosal 11/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A priest in Baybay City, Leyte is organizing a fund-raising basketball event to uplift the downhearted victims of Tropical Storm Agaton. Father Arthur Duarte, the chaplain of the Franciscan College of the Immaculate…

Viscom to ‘remaining members’ of CPP-NPA: Surrender, reconcile with gov’t

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Visayas Command or Viscom is calling on the ‘few remaining members’ of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) to lay down their arms and reconcile with the…

Sheer Masters: From donating uniforms to organizing regionwide basketball tournament

Glendale G. Rosal 11/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of Leyte’s top basketball organizations, the Ormoc Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative or the OCCCI Sheer Masters have come full circle in its passion for sports. The Sheer Masters have come a very long…

Consultant creates sports academy in Baybay: Giving back to my hometown

Glendale G. Rosal 10/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sisters of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown sports consultant Van Halen Parmis brought his passion in sport to his hometown in Baybay, Leyte by establishing its first sports academy. Parmis known for…

Man wanted for robbery with homicide since 2009 is nabbed in Minglanilla, Cebu

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After 14 years in hiding, a 40-year-old man, who was wanted for robbing and killing a teacher in 2009 in Leyte, was arrested in Minglanilla town, southern Cebu, on Thursday afternoon, September 22,…

San Juanico Bridge turns purple to honor Queen Elizabeth II

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2022

TACLOBAN CITY — Eastern Visayas’ iconic San Juanico Bridge, which connects Leyte and Samar Islands, turned purple on Sunday night to honor Queen Elizabeth II who died on September 8. Samar Gov. Sharee Ann Tan, in a…

Newborn baby found outside church in Tabango, Leyte

Doris C. Bongcac 08/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — A newborn baby girl, who was wrapped in a bath towel, was found crying outside the church of Tabango town in Leyte province at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. In a…

PH tarsier spotted in Tacloban for 1st time

Joey Gabieta @joeygabietaINQ - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2022

TACLOBAN CITY—The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (DNSM) of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) has confirmed the presence of the Philippine tarsier in the forests of this city. In a social media…

Richard Gomez-led Ormoc City bags PH’s first ISO 18091 certification

Dennis Gutierrez - Contributor / @inquirerdotnet 07/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Ormoc City in Leyte bagged the country’s first ISO 18091 certification, an achievement it earned under the six-year leadership of former city mayor and now Leyte 4th District Rep. Richard Gomez. Gomez happily welcomed the…

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