DBP installs ATMs in Ticao Island, Masbate

11/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) recently installed automated teller machines (ATMs) in the underbanked municipalities of San Jacinto and San Fernando in Ticao Island in the province of Masbate, a top…

Kisses Delavin, this beauty rides horses like an astute cowgirl

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 09/09/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu –Kisses Delavin shares some behind-the-scenes in the making of her tourism video for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 competition.  The 22-year-old actress can be seen carefully listening to instructions as she tames her horse on a…

Retired police dead after being buried under collapsed home in Masbate 6.6 quake

Ma. April Mier-Manjares, Mar S. Arguelles, Suzene Cajegas 08/18/2020

DIMASALANG, Masbate – A retired police officer died after he was buried under the walls of his home that collapsed due to the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck parts of the Bicol Region and the Visayas Tuesday…

4 Masbate towns without power after 6.6 magnitude quake

Rey Anthony Ostria 08/18/2020

LEGAZPI CITY –– The 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Masbate province at 8:03 a.m. Tuesday has caused power interruptions in at least four towns. The strong quake toppled power lines in the towns of Cataingan, Pio V.…

Teen proudly shows off handsewn prom dress made by grandma

Immae Lachica 03/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—It is prom season! This is one of the most exciting times of a high school student’s life. It is that one time they get to wear elegant-looking clothes and get all dolled up and…

Army officer sacked over altered photo of NPA surrenderers

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The commander the Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion (IB) has been relieved from his post following the fallout of the controversy surrounding the edited photo of New People’s Army (NPA) surrenderers in Masbate last month.…

Sea travels in Cebu, other parts of Visayas suspended due to Typhoon Ursula

Doris C. Bongcac 12/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard has ordered the cancellation of sea travels in areas placed under Tropical Storm signal no. 1. In a Notice to Mariners issued on Monday afternoon, December 23, 2019, Commander Alvin Dagalea…

In Photos: Police kill 3, arrest 4 suspects in Mandaue mall robbery

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/20/2019

LOOK: Bogo City police and personnel from the Regional Special Operations Task Group in Central Visayas (RSOTG-7) killed three and arrested four men who were behind the robbery of jewelry stores and a money changer shop located…

Magnitude 4 earthquake hits Masbate

Faye Orellana - INQUIRER.net 09/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit the province of Masbate on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The report said the strong tremor struck at 11:10 a.m. and its epicenter was traced five…

Most wanted man in Masbate arrested in San Remegio

Nestle L. Semilla 06/03/2018

The number 1 most wanted person in Masbate was arrested inside his house in Barangay Looc Sur in San Remegio town, Northern Cebu on Saturday, June 2. Police authorities identified the suspect as Robert Nolasco, 42 who…

Masbate Gov’t insist they own La Manok island

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/22/2018

The municipal council of Esperanza town in Masbate passed a resolution urging Daanbantayan and the Cebu provincial government to stop claiming jurisdiction over La Manok islet. Esperanza Vice Mayor Ramon Diamos said they will continue to assert…

Masbate officials: We own La Manok

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/08/2018

Officials of Masbate, a province in the Bicol Region, have cried foul over the claims of jurisdiction of La Manok Island by officials of Daanbantayan, a northern town in Cebu. Vice Mayor Ramon Arreglo Diamos of Esperanza…

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