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  • Leyte cop needs financial help for lung cancer, brain surgeryLeyte cop needs financial help for lung cancer, brain surgery
    FAMILY and friends of Corporal Jethroval Abayare, 33, have appealed for financial assistance following his treatment for stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer and brain surgery operation in Leyte.A family Read more »
  • Probe underway for slain poll officer in Northern SamarProbe underway for slain poll officer in Northern Samar
    AN INVESTIGATION is underway following the killing of James Diaz Maghanoy, the 42-year-old acting election officer of Lope de Vega in Northern Samar.“I already tasked my personnel to deeply look into Read more »
  • Soldier drowns while training in Northern SamarSoldier drowns while training in Northern Samar
    A 30-YEAR-OLD soldier died while in a Water Search and Rescue (Wasar) training in a private resort in Las Navas, Northern Samar on Sunday, November 21, 2021.The victim was identified as Corporal Ian Bacaycay, Read more »
  • Maasin City herd immunity within reachMaasin City herd immunity within reach
    HERD immunity is within reach in Maasin City following the intensive vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado said they aimed to achieve herd immunity Read more »
  • PDEA, cops nab 8 suspects, dismantle 2 drug dens in LeytePDEA, cops nab 8 suspects, dismantle 2 drug dens in Leyte
    JOINT operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police arrested eight personalities and dismantled two alleged drug dens in Tacloban City and Julita town in Leyte.On Friday, Read more »
  • 4 wounded SAF troopers receive medals, cash aid4 wounded SAF troopers receive medals, cash aid
    FOUR wounded Special Action Force (SAF) personnel received medals and cash assistance following their encounter with suspected rebels in Gamay, Northern Samar Saturday morning, November 20, 2021.Police Read more »
  • 2 SAF trainees dead, 4 others wounded in Northern Samar clash with NPA2 SAF trainees dead, 4 others wounded in Northern Samar clash with NPA
    (UPDATED) TWO police students undergoing the Special Action Force (SAF) Commando Course were killed, while four others were wounded in a clash with suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) Read more »
  • Samar cops turn over 29 newly constructed housesSamar cops turn over 29 newly constructed houses
    AT LEAST 29 newly constructed houses were turn over to the indigent families in Samar towns, following the "Pangarap na Bahay, Pulis ang Aalalay, Pamayanan ay Kaagapay" project of the Samar Police Read more »
  • Election officer shot dead in Northern SamarElection officer shot dead in Northern Samar
    AN UNIDENTIFIED gunman shot and killed the municipal election officer of Lope de Vega, Northern Samar Thursday, November 18, 2021, police said in the report.The victim was identified as James Diaz Maghanoy, Read more »
  • Kolor Banwa holds commemorative art exhibit in TaclobanKolor Banwa holds commemorative art exhibit in Tacloban
    KOLOR Banwa, a collective group of artists in Tacloban City, held a commemorative art exhibit dubbed “Rampag 2021,” featuring 23 artworks from 20 visual artists.The exhibit runs until December 18, Read more »
  • Leyte geology student represents PH in international conference on nuclear safetyLeyte geology student represents PH in international conference on nuclear safety
    PAMELA Eyre Victoria Lira, a 20-year-old Geology student from Alangalang town in Leyte, represented the Philippines as a special youth panelist during the “International Conference on a Decade of Progress Read more »
  • Eastern Visayas cops vow support to next PNP chiefEastern Visayas cops vow support to next PNP chief
    THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Eastern Visayas has pledged support to Lieutenant General Dionardo Bernardo Carlos, who has been named as the next chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).“Knowing Read more »
  • Blast injures 8 minors in Baybay CityBlast injures 8 minors in Baybay City
    EIGHT minors sustained injuries after a cartridge for an M203 grenade launcher exploded in Sitio Tinago, Barangay Candadam, Baybay City Tuesday afternoon, November 9, 2021.The victims were five males and Read more »
  • Tacloban’s beloved Leyte Park Hotel closes downTacloban’s beloved Leyte Park Hotel closes down
    THE iconic Leyte Park Hotel in Tacloban City has closed down, a top official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Eastern Visayas confirmed Friday, November 5, 2021.“The closure of Leyte Park was a Read more »
  • DAR Eastern Visayas to parcelize 206,436 hectares of agri-landsDAR Eastern Visayas to parcelize 206,436 hectares of agri-lands
    THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Eastern Visayas has aimed to parcelize 206,436 hectares of agricultural lands following cascading of the revised guidelines on Support to Parcelization of Lands Read more »
  • Tacloban rolls out Covid vaccine for minors aged 12 to 17Tacloban rolls out Covid vaccine for minors aged 12 to 17
    THE City Government of Tacloban launched on Friday, November 5, 2021, its first Covid-19 vaccination efforts for minors aged 12 to 17 at the city’s Convention Center.At least 1,172 individuals were targeted Read more »
  • 359 police recruits take oath in Eastern Visayas359 police recruits take oath in Eastern Visayas
    A TOTAL of 359 police recruits in Eastern Visayas took their oath at Camp Ruperto Kangleon in Palo, Leyte Friday, November 5, 2021.“Today, you are formally part of Team Philippine National Police. Therefore, Read more »
  • NPA rebel surrenders, turns in firearm in Eastern SamarNPA rebel surrenders, turns in firearm in Eastern Samar
    AN ALLEGED member of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily returned to the fold of the law and handed over his firearm to the authorities in Arteche, Eastern Samar, the Eastern Visayas police regional Read more »
  • Barangay captain shot dead in SamarBarangay captain shot dead in Samar
    UNIDENTIFIED gunmen shot and killed a 37-year-old barangay captain and injured another person in Pinabacdao, Samar Thursday evening, November 5, 2021.Police identified the fatality as Carlito Pacayra, Read more »
  • DepEd Leyte ready for pilot face-to-face classesDepEd Leyte ready for pilot face-to-face classes
    THREE public schools in Leyte are all set for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes starting November 15, 2021, according to Dr. Manuel Albaño, Leyte Schools Division superintendent.“There Read more »
  • 628 offenders, 13 most wanted fall in Eastern Visayas628 offenders, 13 most wanted fall in Eastern Visayas
    SOME 628 law violators and 13 other most wanted persons were arrested in Eastern Visayas towns following the region-wide simultaneous anti-criminality law enforcement operations (Sacleo) from October 25 Read more »
  • 3 rebels yield in Samar3 rebels yield in Samar
    THREE former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) have surrendered in Gandara, Samar following their desire to live a normal life, a top police official in the province said.“This continuous act Read more »
  • 33 agrarian beneficiaries installed in Ormoc33 agrarian beneficiaries installed in Ormoc
    AT LEAST 33 agrarian beneficiaries were installed in Ormoc City, following the national government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp).Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-Eastern Visayas Director Read more »
  • Ex-rebels surrender in Eastern VisayasEx-rebels surrender in Eastern Visayas
    THREE members of rebel groups in Eastern Visayas towns have voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities, following the government’s anti-insurgency efforts.Alias Ador, an 18-year-old squad member Read more »
  • 8 drug suspects fall in separate Eastern Visayas stings8 drug suspects fall in separate Eastern Visayas stings
    EIGHT alleged drug personalities were arrested in separate drug stings in Eastern Visayas towns, police said Saturday, October 30, 2021.Limuel Claridad, 38, was arrested in Tacloban City on Friday, October Read more »
  • Crime volume down in Eastern Visayas, police reportCrime volume down in Eastern Visayas, police report
    THE Police Regional Office in Eastern Visayas reported a slight decrease of 1.95 percent in the crime volume in the region for the period of May 7 to October 25, 2021, compared to the same period last Read more »
  • Woman nabbed for extorting police applicants in LeyteWoman nabbed for extorting police applicants in Leyte
    A 36-YEAR-OLD female medical representative was arrested for alleged extortion activity that victimized police applicants in Palo, Leyte Friday, October 29, 2021.The suspect was identified as a certain Read more »
  • Eastern Visayas logs 3 new Covid-19 deathsEastern Visayas logs 3 new Covid-19 deaths
    DEATHS related to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have reached 562 in Eastern Visayas, following the three new fatalities recorded on Thursday, October 28, 2021.The new deaths were identified as EV47766, Read more »
  • 99.12 percent of Eastern Visayas cops fully vaccinated99.12 percent of Eastern Visayas cops fully vaccinated
    THE percentage of police personnel who received vaccination against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Eastern Visayas has reached 99.12 percent, as the government has ramped up its inoculation drive.“I Read more »
  • 2-day police operations yield 36 arrests2-day police operations yield 36 arrests
    AT LEAST 36 personalities were arrested in Northern Samar towns during the two-day anti-criminality operations conducted on October 26-27, 2021.“I am very pleased with the successful series of operations Read more »
  • P400,000 worth of hot lumber seized in Northern SamarP400,000 worth of hot lumber seized in Northern Samar
    SOME P401,000 worth of undocumented lumber were seized in a checkpoint in Allen, Northern Samar, following an intensive anti-criminality operation in the province.“I urge the public to help the authorities Read more »
  • Northern Samar cops nab 9 wanted persons, 7 other offendersNorthern Samar cops nab 9 wanted persons, 7 other offenders
    AN INTENSIFIED simultaneous anti-criminality law enforcement operation led to the arrest of nine wanted persons and seven other law offenders in Northern Samar towns Monday, October 25, 2021.Colonel Arnel Read more »
  • 2,716 workers in Calbayog get Tupad grants2,716 workers in Calbayog get Tupad grants
    SOME 2,716 informal sector workers in Calbayog City availed themselves of the P10,065,496 grants under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) program of the Department Read more »
  • Lauan, yakal trees abound in BiliranLauan, yakal trees abound in Biliran
    LAUAN and yakal trees have been growing abundantly in Biliran province, following the established seed source known as Individual Plus Trees (IPT) of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office Read more »
  • NPA squad leader surrenders in Eastern SamarNPA squad leader surrenders in Eastern Samar
    A 27-YEAR-OLD alleged squad leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to authorities in Eastern Samar Monday, October 25, 2021.Authorities identified the surrenderer as Alias Mitch, a resident Read more »
  • Man hangs self after Covid lockdown barred his marriage planMan hangs self after Covid lockdown barred his marriage plan
    A 20-YEAR-OLD construction worker died in an apparent suicide after his marriage plan was hindered due to the lockdown brought by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).The victim’s family found the lifeless Read more »
  • Eastern Visayas reports below 100 daily cases for 3 daysEastern Visayas reports below 100 daily cases for 3 days
    BELOW 100 daily cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have been recorded in Eastern Visayas for three consecutive days, while the number of recoveries continued to increase.On Monday, October 25, the Read more »
  • Cop nabbed for grave threats, illegal discharge of firearmCop nabbed for grave threats, illegal discharge of firearm
    A 43-YEAR-OLD policeman was arrested for alleged grave threats and illegal discharge of firearm in Balangiga, Eastern Samar on Sunday afternoon, October 24, 2021.The police was identified as Corporal Alexander Read more »
  • DENR, EcoWaste renew call to ban lead paintDENR, EcoWaste renew call to ban lead paint
    THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition have renewed the call to ban the use of lead paint as the world observed this year's Lead Poisoning Read more »
  • Access road to Capoocan town tourist spot underwayAccess road to Capoocan town tourist spot underway
    A P25.1-MILLION worth of road construction project leading to Calumpijan Island and Coastal Road Diving Spot in Capoocan, Leyte has been underway, according to a top official of the Department of Public Read more »
  • 15 ex-rebels receive cash aid in Northern Samar15 ex-rebels receive cash aid in Northern Samar
    SOME 15 former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) received cash assistance amounting to P5,000 each from the local government of Lope de Vega, Northern Samar.Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Degay Jr., Read more »
  • Drug den dismantled, 14 arrested in Eastern VisayasDrug den dismantled, 14 arrested in Eastern Visayas
    A SERIES of anti-illegal drug operations led to the dismantling of an alleged drug den and the arrest of 14 other individuals in Eastern Visayas towns from October 21 to 23, 2021.Operatives of the Philippine Read more »
  • Man nabbed for P200 illegally caught fishMan nabbed for P200 illegally caught fish
    POLICE arrested a 29-year-old man for P200 worth of illegally caught fish in Malitbog, Southern Leyte Saturday evening, October 23, 2021.The violator, who is a resident of Barangay Iba, Malitbog, was apprehended Read more »
  • Missing child found hiding under bed after 8-day searchMissing child found hiding under bed after 8-day search
    A 10-YEAR-OLD boy who sparked a province-wide police search was discovered hiding under his wooden bed eight days after his mother reported him missing in Borongan City, Eastern Samar.The mother told local Read more »
  • River, mountain resort operators urged to hire lifeguards, watchmenRiver, mountain resort operators urged to hire lifeguards, watchmen
    OPERATORS of river and mountain resorts in Eastern Visayas were urged to employ at least two lifeguards and watchmen following the recent flashflood that swept away three individuals swimming in Tinubdan Read more »
  • 9-year-old girl from Catbalogan shines in international Taekwondo competitions9-year-old girl from Catbalogan shines in international Taekwondo competitions
    ISABELLE Noelle "Isay" Bautista Garcia, a nine-year-old Taekwondo player from Catbalogan City, Samar, has continued to make waves in international Martial Arts competitions.The Taekwondo wonderkid Read more »
  • Army, PNP hail Filipino war veteransArmy, PNP hail Filipino war veterans
    TOP officials of the Philippine Army and Philippine National honored the Filipino veterans of World War II during the 77th anniversary of Leyte Gulf Landings Wednesday, October 20, 2021."My profound Read more »
  • World War II veterans remembered anew amid pandemicWorld War II veterans remembered anew amid pandemic
    LEYTE Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla and other government officials paid tribute to veterans and their families during the 77th Leyte Gulf Landings anniversary at the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park Read more »
  • 2 inmates caught in ‘shabu’ session2 inmates caught in ‘shabu’ session
    AUTHORITIES caught two persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) using illegal drugs inside the Biliran Provincial Jail in Naval, Biliran recently.The PDLs were identified as Joel Dela Peña, 30, and Antonio Read more »
  • 32 more rebels yield in Ormoc32 more rebels yield in Ormoc
    A TOTAL of 32 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who were on a lie-low status surrendered before the authorities in Ormoc City Monday, October 18, 2021.The surrenderers were from Barangay Quezon Read more »