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THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Western Visayas is ready to maintain peace and order during the six months rehabilitation of Boracay Island. PRO-Western Visayas spokesperson Joem Malong said about 610 "strong personnel" will be deployed to the island. "Our main goal here in Police ...
THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Western Visayas is ready to maintain peace and order during the six months rehabilitation of Boracay Island. PRO-Western Visayas spokesperson Joem Malong said about 610 "strong personnel" will be deployed to the island. "Our main goal here in Police ...

PUBLIC satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance in the first quarter of 2018 improved in the Visayas, but declined in areas in Luzon outside Metro Manila, according to the latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS). Among the socioeconomic classes, satisfaction with ...
The Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Central and Eastern Visayas Regions would experience cloudy conditions with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the easterlies, weather service PAGASA predicted in a Sunday morning forecast. The northeast monsoon would meanwhile bring ...
The easterlies are affecting Eastern Visayas, while the northeast monsoon is prevailing over northern and central Luzon ... MANILA, Philippines - The regions of Eastern Visayas and Caraga will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms on Sunday, April 8, according to state ...
TACLOBAN CITY -- Two more cruise ships will visit Eastern Visayas islands this year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Tuesday. DOT-Eastern Visayas Tourism Development Area Manager Rina Apostol said cruise ships Silver Sea Discoverer by Monaco-based Silversea Cruises and ...

A BUSINESS leader here said on Monday, April 2, that they are eyeing about 500 delegates in the Visayas Business Conference which will be held in Bacolod City this August. Frank Carbon, regional governor of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Western Visayas and chief ...
The trough of Typhoon Jelawat (formerly Tropical Storm Caloy) would continue to affect the country on Saturday, bringing cloudy conditions with scattered rain and thunderstorms over the Eastern Visayas, Surigao del Norte, and the Dinagat Islands, PAGASA reported in a 5 a.m. forecast. Jelawat itself ... Mindanao
Even though Severe Tropical Storm Jelawat (formerly Tropical Storm Caloy) was 1,300 kilometers east-northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar and outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, PAGASA reported in a Friday morning forecast that the storm's trough would bring cloudy conditions with scattered ... Mindanao
The Police Regional Office (PRO-6) deployed at least 5,000 cops across Western Visayas region for the culmination of the Lenten season. TIGHT SECURITY IN BORACAY—With the terror attack in Bohol, the Philippine National Police. TIGHT SECURITY IN BORACAY—The Philippine National Police ... Mindanao
Military presence in Eastern Visayas is likened to the prevalence of pests in the area — a burden and a pretext to greater destruction of farmers' crops and even their lives. Following the arrival of the military in each village is always a long list of rights violations and the continued culture of impunity. Mindanao
CEBU. Cebu City North District Representative Raul de Mar walks out from the RDC-Central Visayas meeting Friday, March 16, 2018. ... Del Mar, during the meeting, objected to the approval of the projects under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Central Visayas, after some proposals, ... Mindanao
Iloilo City — Amid the crackdown of establishments with environmental infractions in Boracay Island, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is calling for a review of development plans in other tourist destinations in Western Visayas. “We want to avoid what happened in Boracay,” ... Mindanao
AN ORIGINAL composition written, arranged and interpreted by Education students bagged all the awards in a songwriting competition held on March 12 at the University of the Visayas-Toledo City Campus (UVTCC). "Cold Rain," written by Junior Education student Mary Ann Delos Santos and arranged ... Mindanao
Iloilo City — As part of the Philippine National Police's (PNP) internal cleansing program, at least 1,300 police officers in the Western Visayas region undertook surprise drug testing, Monday. PNP Regional Office 6 Director Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag ordered the surprise drug testing at Camp ... Mindanao
TACLOBAN CITY — Court employees in Eastern Visayas are staying out of the call for the resignation of embattled Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. “There's no call or pressure from our national [officials] regarding this issue concerning our Chief Justice. Here in our level, we are just on ... Mindanao
The Eastern Visayas and Caraga Regions would experience cloudy conditions with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the tail-end of a cold front, weather service PAGASA predicted in a Tuesday morning forecast. The Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative, and Bicol Regions, as well as ... Mindanao

In a bulletin issued 4 pm on Monday, March 12, state weather bureau PAGASA warned the Visayas and Palawan to brace for light to heavy rain. Residents of these areas should watch out for possible flash floods and landslides. Coastal waters in the eastern parts of Luzon and of the Visayas will be rough ... Mindanao
This was how Amnesty International described the state of human rights in Central Visayas and the rest of the country since President Duterte assumed his post on July 2016. “There's a human rights crisis in our country right now, and we have not experienced anything like this since the martial law period ... Mindanao
TACLOBAN CITY—Only few senior citizens in Eastern Visayas have availed themselves of the immunization program in the past years, raising concerns over the vulnerability of this age group to killer diseases. “Senior citizens are the most neglected group when it comes to immunization, despite available ... Mindanao
HUMAN rights violations in the Visayas mostly committed by the police in 2017 are “alarming,” an international human rights group said yesterday. The police “sometimes use specific powers such as the use of force and firearms, arrest and detention, and search and seizure” in performing their duties, said ... Mindanao
ILOILO CITY—Women's rights advocates and groups in Panay on Thursday marked International Women's Day with a caravan and protest actions decrying the worsening situation of women, higher prices of commodities and basic services. In Iloilo City, the women's group Gabriela led a 50-vehicle ... Mindanao
ILOILO CITY—Women's rights advocates and groups in Panay on Thursday marked International Women's Day with a caravan and protest actions decrying the worsening situation of women, higher prices of commodities and basic services. In Iloilo City, the women's group Gabriela led a 50-vehicle ... Mindanao
Martinez, the youngest of 10 siblings from spouses Lorenzo Lim Martinez and Igmedia Manatad-Martinez, is no stranger in the world of entrepreneurship, as she started to take charge of their family fishpond and turned it into a leading aquasilviculture and farm-tourism in their town and in Eastern Visayas ... Mindanao
ILOILO City is considered as one of the economic hotspots for investments which will be highlighted during the Iloilo Trade Mission hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) on March 8 to 9, said an official. “Major cities like Clark in Northern Luzon, Davao and Cagayan de Oro in ... Mindanao
A HIGH-RANKING police official assured the public that Cebu and other provinces in Central Visayas remain safe from terrorists. “It's the same old news, but we are on top of the situation. There is no imminent threat in our region,” said Chief Supt. Robert Quenery, Police Regional Office 7 director. Cebu is ... Mindanao
THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will link Visayas to Mindanao through an interconnection to be build by the government, said lawyer Cynthia D. Perez-Alabanza. “What we want to do is complete the connection and link Visayas to Mindanao,” said Alabanza, spokesperson and head ... Mindanao
CONTRACTORS of government infrastructure projects will be included in capacity building training by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Eastern Visayas in preparation for massive construction activities in 2019. DPWH Eastern Visayas Director Edgar Tabacon admitted on February 27 ... Mindanao
ABOUT 25 percent of the population in Eastern Visayas have no birth registration records, raising concern that people without legal identities may not access social services and protection. Citing a 2015 report presented in a meeting with stakeholders on Thursday, March 1, Philippine Statistics Authority ... Mindanao
Property developer Cebu Landmasters is bringing P3.54 billion of fresh residential inventory to the Visayan market, targeting the middle-income and economic housing markets, with the launch of two new projects this week. The two residential projects offer a combined 1,615 housing units in two key areas ... Mindanao
The trough or extension of the LPA will also affect the rest of Visayas and the Bicol region, where the skies will be cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Residents in affected areas are warned against possible flash floods or landslides due to rains. A northeast monsoon is also affecting the ... Mindanao
Tickets for provincial bus trips from Araneta Center Bus Port in Cubao, Quezon City to Bicol and Visayas from Sunday, March 25, to Friday, March 30, were already fully booked at the start of the Holy Week, according to a report on Unang Balita by Jay Sabale on Monday. However, there may be extra buses ...
Bus trips to Bicol and parts of Visayas from Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City are already fully booked. A Balitanghali report on Saturday said passengers buses bound for Bicol and Visayas are already fully booked for Palm Sunday to Holy Wednesday. Dispatchers at the Araneta Center bus terminal ...
MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos in eastern Visayas and Mindanao might experience rains this Holy Week due to a brewing cyclone that may enter the country on Monday or Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported yesterday.
The Eastern and Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and the Caraga Region would experience cloudy conditions with scattered rain and thunderstorms due to the tail-end of a cold front, weather service PAGASA reported in a Sunday morning forecast. The northeast monsoon would meanwhile bring ...
In its 24-hour weather bulletin on Saturday afternoon, March 24, PAGASA said that Visayas and the regions of Northern Mindanao and Caraga will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms. This is due to the tail-end of a cold front affecting the eastern section of Eastern Visayas.
The Eastern and Central Visayas would experience cloudy conditions with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to a tail-end of a cold front, weather service PAGASA reported in a Monday morning forecast. The northeast monsoon would meanwhile bring cloudy conditions with scattered rain over ...
MANILA - Megaworld said Monday it would open this year its first school venture in the Visayas, with the help of the De La Salle Brothers. The P240-million Newton School of Excellence will offer primary education targeting residents of its development of the same name in Mactan, Cebu and the province's ...
THE Public Attorney's Office said Saturday it had discovered what it believed to be the first Dengvaxia-related death in Eastern Visayas. PAO Forensic Chief Erwin Erfe said the results of the examinations on the exhumed remains of nine-year-old Wiljen Alcontin revealed bleeding in her brain, heart and ...
ILOILO CITY — For the expansion of the government's massive reforestation program, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is targeting to plant more than 5 million seedlings in Western Visayas region. DENR-6 Regional Director Jim Sampulna told Manila Bulletin the ...
The trough or extension of the LPA will also affect the rest of Visayas and the Bicol region, where the skies will be cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Residents in affected areas are warned against possible flash floods or landslides due to rains. A northeast monsoon is also affecting the ...
THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) in Western Visayas noted that most graduates produced by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the region are those in business and tourism-related courses. Its latest report showed that those under business, hospitality management, and tourism ...
With the Visayas gross domestic product seen to expand by 7.7 to 8.3 percent, the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines is looking at agriculture, tourism, service sector and information technology, said its chairman, Chris Nelson. "What I'd like to stress actually is the support we've been getting ...
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its National Committee on Dance led by Shirley Halili-Cruz, is holding Sayaw Pinoy in connection with the 2018 National Arts Month. Sayaw Pinoy is a touring dance performance which features different dance forms— folkdance/traditional ...
The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) recently approved a R259-million term loan to Medicus Cancer Institute, Inc. to address unserved demand and provide better cancer treatment options in Western Visayas. DBP President and Chief Executive Officer Cecilia C. Borromeo said the loan facility ...
TACLOBAN CITY—Apparently believing that there's strength in numbers, the military has created a new Army battalion for Eastern Visayas in a bid to accomplish what countless generals and officers had failed to achieve in the last five decades—end communist insurgency in the region. But the 500 ...
BRITISH COMPANIES are now eyeing business opportunities in Visayas as they a set trade and investment mission to Iloilo next month. British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) Chris Nelson said the business group is organizing the business mission to Iloilo from March 8-9 in line with the British ...
It is expected to make landfall over northern Mindanao and the southern part of the Visayas on Monday afternoon or evening, February 12. In its advisory as of 11 a.m. Sunday, Pagasa said the tropical depression has no direct effect yet on any part of the country. It has, however, intensified, with winds now ...
Iloilo City – The revived Oplan Tokhang in Western Visayas has arrested 297 new drug personalities so far. Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Western Visayas Police Regional Office (PRO) director, said arrests were made from January 5 to February 5. The biggest haul was on January 28 in Dumangas, ...


 

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