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…

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…

Samar gov suspends return of stranded persons

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 08/24/2020

TACLOBAN CITY –– Samar Gov. Reynolds Michael Tan has temporarily suspended the arrival of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) as the province grapples with a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The moratorium will start at midnight…

Ex-soldier runs amuck, kills 6, gunned down in Samar

Robert Dejon 05/20/2020

ORMOC CITY—A former soldier ran amuck, killing six persons before he was gunned down by police at a village in Calbayog City, Samar province on Tuesday (May 19). The ex-soldier, Glenn Balonan, was reported to be drunk…

Samar patient pushes Region 8 total to 14 COVID-19 cases

Jani Arnaiz 05/03/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Philippines – A patient from Catbalogan, Samar has been found positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Eastern Visayas Department of Health Center for Health Development (CHD), said through a statement released…

Region 8 records local transmission of COVID-19

Jani Arnaiz 04/07/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – The Department of Health here has reminded residents in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) to take extra precautionary measures after the region recorded a local transmission of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  This…

Globe says mobile, internet services restored in most areas except Boracay

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Worried about the family members and friends you could not reach on Christmas Day?  Try calling them again now as as mobile and internet services in Tacloban, Kalibo, Leyte and some parts of Samar…

Death toll in rebel ambush in Samar rose to 3

Froilan Gallardo 12/14/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO— Police said another civilian, who was among the 12 who were wounded in the Friday ambush in Borongan, Eastern Samar, died on Saturday, December 14, 2019, bringing the number of fatalities to a total…

Signal No. 1 up in Samar areas as Tisoy enters PAR

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 11/30/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 was raised in some areas in Samar as Typhoon Tisoy entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), the state weather bureau said Saturday, November 30, 2019. In its…

Close to P600 million worth of drugs confiscated from Cebuanos in Samar

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/18/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Eastern Visayas (PDEA-8) arrested five men from Cebu after confiscating from them at least 80 kilos of suspected shabu in a checkpoint in Barangay Buñagan, Gandara, Samar at around…

Pagasa ups gale warning; fisherfolk warned against going out to sea

Rosalie Abatayo 08/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fishing boats and small seacraft are discouraged from going out to the sea as the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) raises gale warning in the western seaboard of Luzon, eastern…

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