Red tide still detected in parts of Bohol, Leyte, other areas in Visayas, Mindanao

Zacarian Sarao 11/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said red tide toxins remain detected in shellfish harvested in some areas of Bohol, Leyte, and a few other provinces in Visayas and Mindanao, warning against…

Trash-talking Casimero shows soft side, distributes goods to needy townmates

Glendale G. Rosal 09/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero has been known on social media as a tough-talking, foul-mouthed, flamboyant boxer. The three-division world champion proved on Tuesday, September 28, that he too has a soft and…

Medcerts only for Pilar-bound travelers from Leyte

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government has dropped swab tests as travel conditions for travelers from Leyte bound for Pilar town in Camotes Island. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, in a memorandum she issued and signed last…

‘If it goes to Malacañang, so be it’: Lacson vows to follow evidence in Pharmally probe

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 09/26/2021

TACLOBAN CITY — The Senate investigation involving the controversial procurement of face masks from Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. may lead all the way to Malacañang if there is enough evidence to prove it. Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on…

Casimero gets warm welcome back home in Merida, Leyte 

Dale Rosal 09/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Three-division world champion and reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero was warmly welcomed by his hometown folks in the municipality of Merida in Leyte last September 9, 2021.  The…

DOE not convinced on NGCP’s ‘lightning’ reason as cause of recent Visayas blackout

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/09/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — An official of the Department of Energy (DOE) said they did not officially accept the statement of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) that lightning caused the blackout which affected…

Blackout hits parts of Cebu, Bohol, Samar, Leyte

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A massive power outage hit several parts of the Visayas on Friday night, August 20, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). The NGCP said the unscheduled power interruption, which…

Mandaue Vet strengthens ASF monitoring in city’s ports

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/28/2021

MANDAUE CITY,  Philippines — The Mandaue City Veterinary Office continues to strengthen its monitoring in ports among others against the African Swine Fever (ASF) following the first case of ASF in Ormoc City in Leyte last week. …

Cebu City EOC pushes for antigen, RT-PCR tests for inbound sea travelers

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Due to the rising COVID-19 cases noted in the neighboring provinces, all inbound passengers whether for Cebu City or Cebu Province, as long as they go through the seaport in Cebu City, might…

Close to 100 passengers stranded in Danao City ports

Doris C. Bongcac 04/18/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Close to a hundred individuals were left stranded at the different ports in Danao City following the suspension of sea travels on Saturday, April 17. The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office…

DA confirms ASF case in Eastern Visayas

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2021

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has confirmed the existence of African swine fever (ASF) in Eastern Visayas, particularly in Abuyog town, in Leyte province. According to Angel Enriquez, DA regional director, ASF has affected…

New snake species: Scientists say dwarf E. Visayas snake should have own genus

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 12/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A new snake species believed to be endemic in the Philippines has been discovered to be a part of a new genus, which means that it has distinctive features that differentiate it from other…

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