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KERWIN'S MAN Chief Insp. Jove Espenido, police chief of Albuera town in Leyte province, says Max Miro (right), the top aide of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, led policemen to a spot where he hid a stash of "shabu" (methamphetamine hydrochloride, shown in foreground), worth P24 million, ...
KERWIN'S MAN Chief Insp. Jove Espenido, police chief of Albuera town in Leyte province, says Max Miro (right), the top aide of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, led policemen to a spot where he hid a stash of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride, shown in foreground), worth P24 million, on ...

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook the province of Leyte on Good Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. ... The towns of Abuyog and Dulog felt the temblor at Intensity 3. ... The town of Lawaan also in Eastern Samar felt the earthquake at Intensity 2. Phivolcs ...
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has raised the alarm over growing road cracks in Sogod, Southern Leyte province. The growing cracks, visible within the 200-meter road section in Pancho Villa village in Sogod town, have forced the DPWH to close the road to all types of vehicles ...
Recordings from the body cameras will be used as evidence to show what really transpired during police operations,” Petilla said. The governor said more cameras will be provided to 41 town police stations in the future. Leyte policemen conducted 41 operations leading to the arrest of 46 personalities from ...
MAASIN CITY, Southern-Leyte—A major road that cuts travel time from Tacloban City to most towns of Southern Leyte has been closed for two weeks now. Chances are it ... Margarita Junia said the growing cracks appeared within the 200-meter national road stretch in Pancho Villa village in Sogod town.

The Sandiganbayan has convicted five officials from the local government of Tabontabon, Leyte of graft and sentenced them to six years imprisonment for their alleged excessive allowances. In a decision penned by Associate Justice Bayani Jacinto, the Sandiganbayan found Bids and Awards Committee ...
Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla said the125 participants of the event came from barangays in the towns of Mayorga, Palo, Abuyog, ... and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) are jointly implementing a six-month project on CBDRRM in 12 high-risk municipalities in Leyte and Samar.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has warned of a possible strong earthquake in central Leyte as the Philippine Fault in ... reporters on Wednesday that a 100-meter portion of the Philippine Fault system stretching from Albuera to Mahaplag towns in Leyte is ripe enough for a ...
DWAYNE Pido, 12, says that drawing is what he likes to do when he attends his classes and he is thankful that he found a place for his kind of passion at Alangalang National High School (ANHS) in a quaint town of Alangalang, a culturally rich town in Leyte province famous for its Lingganay Festival.
THE alleged right hand of self-confessed druglord Kerwin Espinosa was killed after he allegedly resisted arrest in Ormoc City, Leyte Saturday night, March ... of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, and firearms to Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido, who was then the police chief in Albuera town in 2016.
Tacloban City – More than P1.5 million in loan assistance was given to rice farmers in four towns in Leyte. Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. ... Petilla said there were 45 farmers in the town of Babatngon who took out a total of P1,278,000 in loans assistance. In San Miguel, 12 farmers loaned a total of ...
Warblitz Martinez, of Palompon, Leyte, receives her award as one of this year's 'Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs" under the small medium-category during the ... At 48 and with three school children, this go-getting entrepreneur from the picturesque town of Palompon in Leyte province has took the road less ...
At 48 and with three school children, this go-getting entrepreneur from the picturesque town of Palompon in Leyte province has took the road less traveled in grassroots business and women empowerment and eventually made a difference on it, particularly when she became the president of Palompon ...
Intensity 4 was also felt in Hernani town; Intensity 3 in the towns of Balangiga, Lawaan, and Salcedo as well as in the cities of Borongan and Catbalogan; and Intensity 2 in the towns of Dolores and Guiuan. ... Parts of Leyte also felt the seismic activity, specifically Palo town and Tacloban City.
He also said they learned that a land owned by the victim's family in St. Bernard town, Southern Leyte, had been pawned for P300,000. “Apparently, the family was only given until August of this year to redeem their property. Apparently, that property was pawned to pay for her studies, among others,” De la ...
The research team from the Jica has arrived in Southern Leyte on Monday to begin its monthlong study on the proposed long-span Leyte-Bohol and ... A team of DPWH Southern Leyte engineers will accompany the survey team to Guadalupe village in Maasin City, and Benit village in San Ricardo town.

Heavy rains triggered floods in parts of the towns of Capoocan, Alangalang, and Babatngon, as well as Tacloban City in Leyte, said Arvin Monge, provincial disaster risk reduction management officer. Floods were also reported in the towns of Tarangnan, Talalora, Jiabong, and Calbiga in Samar province, ...
This map from Phivolcs shows the epicenter of a quake that struck Leyte province on Wednesday. MANILA (UPDATED) - A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled Leyte province on Wednesday dawn, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The quake struck at 1 a.m, eight kilometers ...
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) turned over another 650shelters for Yolanda survivors in the town of Sta. Fe, Leyte as part of the organization's commitment to the ongoing Yolanda recovery program. During the ceremonial turnover at the Sta. Fe Municipal Gymnasium on Friday, PRC Chairman Richard ...
Sta. Fe, Leyte – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) turned over 650 disaster-resilient shelters to super-typhoon Yolanda survivors here as part of the organization's commitment to the ongoing Yolanda recovery program. PRC chairman Richard J. Gordon, during the ceremonial turnover at the municipal ...
Among the priority projects of the DPWH is the construction of a concrete bridge that will link the towns of San Ricardo and Liloan. ... In 2017 the DPWH implemented six flood-control projects along the largest river in Southern Leyte, the Subang Daku River in the town of Sogod, costing a total of P278.24 ...
In the town of Tanauan, Maghulod Elementary School has opened its gates to villagers. Liezel Ada, a mother of five, is thankful that the school allows them to fetch water at this solar-powered water pump which they use for cooking and drinking. Ada recalled how a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in 2017 cut off ...
He said Leyeco II customers usually consumed 43 megawatts in its area of coverage, namely Tacloban City and the towns of Palo and Babatngon, which has more than 73,000 member-consumers. The Tacloban City Hall and the Leyte capitol building joined by activity, as well as several houses in the city.
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the indictment of former Southern Leyte governor Rosette Lerias over the alleged anomalous purchase of P2.3 ... A check worth P2.3 million was then issued and received by Duarte for the purchase of 2,514 bags of fertilizers for the towns of Libagon, St. Bernard, ...
Meanwhile in the lengthy and highly publicized Senate hearing on the shooting to death of a Leyte town mayor inside his cell more than two years ago, senators saw as murder the case against the alleged mastermind but it was remanded to homicide. He is free on bail. The lawyers of the victim and his son ...
The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft charges against former Southern Leyte Gov. ... as cash advance for 2,514 bags of fertilizers to be distributed in the municipalities of Libagon, St. Bernard, San Juan, Arahawan, Hinundayan, Hinunangan, San Francisco, and Pintuyan.
MANILA - The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft charges against former Southern Leyte Governor Rosette Lerias and five ... of fertilizers to be distributed in the municipalities of Libagon, St. Bernard, San Juan, Arahawan, Hinundayan, Hinunangan, San Francisco and Pintuyan.
A tarpaulin was put up on the side of the skywalk in Barangay Pardo, Cebu City, that showed the photo of the city's former mayor, Mike Rama, with lawyer Jonah John Ungab and Rolando Espinosa Sr., mayor of Albuera town in Leyte. It was a 2016 photo of Rama's oath-taking as member of the United ...
It will be in the case of lawyer and Ronda town vice mayor Jonnah John Ungab. And more ... Espinosa is the son of Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., who was slain by policemen while in detention. Before that, the older Espinosa's lawyer was killed by unidentified gunmen in Leyte. This bigger ...
Espinosa's father, former mayor Rolando Espinosa, was killed in a police raid on his detention cell in Albuera town in Leyte province in November 2016. Ungab is the second lawyer of the Espinosa family to have been killed. In August 2016, Rolando Espinosa's previous lawyer was shot dead in an ambush ...
Heavy rains triggered floods in parts of the towns of Capoocan, Alangalang, and Babatngon, as well as Tacloban City in Leyte, said Arvin Monge, provincial disaster risk reduction management officer. Floods were also reported in the towns of Tarangnan, Talalora, Jiabong, and Calbiga in Samar province, ...
This map from Phivolcs shows the epicenter of a quake that struck Leyte province on Wednesday. MANILA (UPDATED) - A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled Leyte province on Wednesday dawn, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The quake struck at 1 a.m, eight kilometers ...
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) turned over another 650shelters for Yolanda survivors in the town of Sta. Fe, Leyte as part of the organization's commitment to the ongoing Yolanda recovery program. During the ceremonial turnover at the Sta. Fe Municipal Gymnasium on Friday, PRC Chairman Richard ...
Sta. Fe, Leyte – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) turned over 650 disaster-resilient shelters to super-typhoon Yolanda survivors here as part of the organization's commitment to the ongoing Yolanda recovery program. PRC chairman Richard J. Gordon, during the ceremonial turnover at the municipal ...
Among the priority projects of the DPWH is the construction of a concrete bridge that will link the towns of San Ricardo and Liloan. ... In 2017 the DPWH implemented six flood-control projects along the largest river in Southern Leyte, the Subang Daku River in the town of Sogod, costing a total of P278.24 ...
3 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways – Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) will carry out P2.2 Billion worth of projects for the year ... Among the priority projects of DPWH-SLDEO is the construction of a concrete bridge that will link the towns of San Ricardo and Liloan.
ORMOC CITY, Leyte -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 4th Leyte District Engineering Office (DEO) will implement P2.06-billion ... “Since San Juan serves as boundary to the next town of Merida, the proposed road will also reduce the distance from downtown to nearby town to 20 ...
ORMOC CITY, Leyte -- Consumers of the Leyte V Electric Cooperative (Leyeco V) experienced lower electricity rates last December 2017 compared to the ... The power cooperative is tasked to energize about 74,220 households in the 417 villages in Leyte, covering Ormoc City and the towns of Merida, ...
MAASIN CITY—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office in Southern Leyte will build 55 two-story school buildings under the ... Two buildings are meant for each of the towns of Bontoc, Hinunangan and Saint Bernard; and one each in Silago, Libagon, San Francisco, Malitbog, ...
BURAUEN, Leyte—The local government here is eyeing a hot spring within a natural park as a new tourism destination in Eastern Visayas. Burauen town tourism officer Carmela Corazon Crebillo said they had already drawn up plans to develop the Calor Hot Spring, but were awaiting further comments ...
The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge the former mayor of Carigara, Leyte for graft over her alleged role in the P6-million "ghost" ... Graft investigators in Region VIII found that the municipality received P6 million in 2010 for the repair of water impounding systems in Barangays ...
"We want to better equip the rescue volunteers of San Miguel in order to save lives, and this will also benefit other nearby towns in times of disaster," Benitez said. During the onslaught of storms Urduja and Vinta in December 2017, the entire town of San Miguel, Leyte, was placed under state of calamity ...
TACLOBAN CITY — A 13-year-old boy and his younger sister drowned in a river in Palo town, Leyte on Wednesday afternoon. The young fatalities were identified as John Israel Pedrosa, a Grade 7 student at the Palo National High School and his younger sister Jasmin Ieon, 7, a Grade 1 pupil at the ...
Heavy rains flood parts of Eastern Visayas region, including a section of Nula-Tula district outside the city center of Tacloban in Leyte province. ... Officials in the Compostela Valley towns of Monkayo, Compostela, Montevista, New Bataan, Nabunturan and Mawab suspended classes in their areas on ...
The quake struck at 3:04 p.m., 12 kilometers southwest of Kawayan town. It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 2 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. Intensity IV was felt in the towns of Kawayan and Naval in Biliran while Intensity III was felt in Palanas town, Masbate. Intensity II was recorded in the cities ...
About 1,300 participants from the towns of Leyte, Bohol and North Cotabato are scheduled to arrive and stay at the City Central School in Cebu City from Jan. ... maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) budget didn't include preparations for the accommodations of the out-of-town contingents.
Palo, Leyte — Fourteen towns in this province have been affected by heavy rains for the past three days, a report from the Leyte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office ... In Catarman town, the provincial capital, electric shock carried by flood water electrocuted a man on Sunday. In Jaro ...
Classes have been suspended in several towns in Leyte, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Samar, and Northern Samar. Also on Monday, Pagasa said the northeast monsoon is affecting Luzon while the tail-end of the cold front will bring rains over the provinces of Sorsogon, Masbate, Romblon, and Palawan.
AFTER five years of a judicial tug-of-war on its cityhood status, the city of Baybay in Leyte has emerged as an urban powerhouse in the Eastern Visayas region. The biggest municipality of the province, it was proclaimed a component city on June 15, 2007, by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 9389 authored by ...


 

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