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Until about two decades ago, the town of Bolinao on the northwestern tip of Pangasinan could be reached only by what looked like a dirt road. ... It is challenging the historical record of the first Catholic mass in the Philippines – officially, held on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1521 in Limasawa, Southern Leyte.
“Ang wish ko po para kay Boss ay long and healthy life para patuloy siyang makapagsilbi sa bayan. At sana mabigyan pa ... The President was born on March 28, 1945, in Maasin, Southern Leyte, to Vicente Duterte, who was governor of the undivided Davao in the late 1950s, and Soledad Roa, a teacher.

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 ...
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.
TACLOBAN CITY – Three farming communities in Southern Leyte were relieved somehow from using expensive fuel in cooking. This after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) introduced to the residents of three remote villages in the City of Maasin and the towns of Hinunangan and Tomas Opus the ...
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 ...

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte: Community members of Southern Leyte have taken cooking to the next level with the utilization of fuel made from animal ... Residents from the three remote villages of Maasin and the towns of Hinunangan and Tomas Opus are benefiting from the project, according to DAR.
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.
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.
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, ...
Of the 12,016 houses, 9,516 units will rise in Leyte province, which include 1,500 in Dulag town, 1,616 in Leyte, 1,000 in Barugo, 1,000 in Tabontabon, 2,000 in Villaba, 600 in Capoocan, 300 in Dagami, 1,000 in Sta. Fe, and 500 in Javier. In Samar province, 2,500 new houses will be built in the towns of ...
In Photo: One of the road-widening projects of SLDEO located in Libagon town. ... MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allowed its district engineering office in Southern Leyte to implement big-ticket infrastructure projects that cost up to P100 million, ...
A total of 89 infrastructure projects are being slated in Southern Leyte this year, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said. The projects involve the construction ... Moreover, a concrete bridge that will link the towns of San Ricardo and Liloan will also be constructed. Junia said the bridge is ...
The mayor of San Francisco town in Southern Leyte has been charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan over his alleged irregular disbursement of cash advances worth more than P390,000 in 2012. Based on the charge sheet filed by the Office of the Ombudsman, Mayor Samson Gamutan Jr. will face ...
Earlier DPWH Southern Leyte completed the concreting of some FMR projects such as the Bobon Road in San Juan town and Catmon Road in the municipality of Silago. “Being the government's infrastructure arm, the district office is instrumental in implementing farm-to-market roads in the province, ...
Policemen from the Scene of the Crime Operatives process the crime scene where alleged drug suspect Gilbert Dagting lays dead in Barangay Salvacion, Sogod town in Southern Leyte. -Robert Dejon, Inquirer Visayas. ORMOC CITY – An alleged top drug personality in Sogod town, Southern Leyte was ...
As this historic island-town approaches the 497th anniversary of the First Mass commemoration on March 31, the National Power Corp. ... provincial Board Member Adriano Idjao, manager of Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (SOLECO) Jonathan Empeno, as wells as other municipal officials, employees, ...

Of the 12,016 houses, 9,516 units will rise in Leyte province, which include 1,500 in Dulag town, 1,616 in Leyte, 1,000 in Barugo, 1,000 in Tabontabon, 2,000 in Villaba, 600 in Capoocan, 300 in Dagami, 1,000 in Sta. Fe, and 500 in Javier. In Samar province, 2,500 new houses will be built in the towns of ...
In Photo: One of the road-widening projects of SLDEO located in Libagon town. This is a ... DPWH Southern Leyte is among the 5 out of 13 district-engineering offices in the Eastern Visayas region covered by the new order that authorized field offices to approve and build projects up to P100 million. Others ...
Joaquin "Jake" Rojas, who was fondly called "Dodong" in his native Maasin City, Southern Leyte, passed away last January 30, 2018 after a long battle of a lingering illness. He was 79 having been born on July 6, 1938 in Barangay San Rafael, formerly known as Bantig, in the then Municipality of Maasin.
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. Benit has an existing port that serves as the region's exit point to Mindanao, while Guadalupe is the nearest point in Southern Leyte to Bohol Island.
Morales also banned Damian Mercado, former Southern Leyte governor, over an irregular purchase in 2007 of three secondhand vehicles, including one ... Imam of Matanog, Maguindanao province, was dismissed for defaulting on a P30-million loan after the town was hit by a series of typhoons in 2012.
The provinces of Bohol, Siquijor and Negros Oriental, southern Cebu and southern Leyte were placed under signal No. ... Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said 109 families or over 300 individuals in five towns in southern Cebu were preemptively ...
The state weather bureau noted that the center of the cyclone was estimated at 60 kilometers south of Maasin City in Southern Leyte packing maximum ... Dela Cruz said that the rains affected three towns near shoreline, causing the evacuation of the 64 families from the town of Alegria, and many families in ...
ALLEGED jueteng lord Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda controls small town lottery (STL) and jueteng operations in Luzon and parts of the Visayas using ... Bago said he knew Pineda was behind STL operations in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bataan, Santiago City in Isabela, Southern Leyte and Zambales.
Gerard Anthony “Samsam” Gullas and Tuburan Mayor Democrito Diamante, who is president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines Cebu Chapter, ... Mayor Allan Contado (Eastern Samar chapter), Mayor Oliver Ranque (Southern Leyte chapter) and Mayor Rey Tamayo (North Cotabato chapter).
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, ...
FIELD OF GRAY – A farmer gathers tomatoes from an ash-sprinkled field in Guinobatan town, Albay, as Mount Mayon continues to blanket ... Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte, Quezon, Romblon, northern part of Cebu, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte including Siargao Islands.
Air Juan, which has land planes coming in and out of MCIA, have flights to smaller islands in the Visayas like Biliran, Bantayan town, Maasin City in Southern Leyte, Sipalay City in Negros Occidental, and Siquijor. GMCAC is also beefing its penetration to the Chinese market as it launched direct flights to six ...
It warned of possible flash floods or landslides that could be triggered by light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, Sorsogon, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte, Quezon, Romblon, northern part of ...
MACTAN ISLAND, Cebu–GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) might open the new Terminal 2 (T2) of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Lapu-Lapu City, ahead of schedule. GMCAC Chief Executive Advisor Andrew Acquaah-Harrison said they could open the new terminal by ...
IT was Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado, chairman of the House committee ... Bayan Muna former congressman Neri Colmenares thinks it is impliedly banned by qualifying “sovereignty” and “all government authority” with the phrase “through suffrage.” Not many will agree with that. Suffrage is still the ...
Militant party-list Bayan Muna on Saturday said "people power" is banned in a proposed federal charter at the House of Representatives. ... Southern Leyte Representative Roger Mercado, chair of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments, has yet to reply to GMA News Online's request for ...
The joint resolution, sponsored on the floor by House Committee on Constitutional Amendments Chairman and Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado, was adopted via viva voce ... This is not just anything, this is the future of our country,” Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate said in a news conference.
During the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on Tuesday, committee chairman Southern Leyte Rep. ... Bayan Muna Chair and former House lawmaker Neri Colmenares warned that PDP-Laban (Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan)'s constitution, the OVP will be abolished as early ...
Quiblat said that Pagasa issued yesterday a red alert for Metro Cebu and Camotes Island, and an orange alert for the rest of Cebu, Bohol and Southern Leyte, and yellow in Negros Oriental. He said the colors represent the amount of rainfall expected. “Yellow is seven to 15 mm rainfall within the next three ...
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.
Earlier, House Committee on Constitutional Amendments Chairman Roger A. Mercado of the Lone District of Southern Leyte said liberalizing the restrictive ... Meanwhile, Bayan Muna Chairman and former lawmaker Neri Colmenares said the current Charter change proposal abolishes the office of the vice ...
There were no reports of significant damage in Santander town, where Agaton made its fourth landfall, Regner said. ... In Eastern Visayas, the towns of Macrahon, Padre Burgos, Tomas Oppus, Bontoc, Sogod, Libagon and Panaon Island in Southern Leyte experienced power outage at the height of ...
Flooding and overflowing rivers were recorded in the cities of Carcar, Mandaue, and Toledo, as well as in the towns of Barili, Dumanjug, and Ginatilan. Upper Beceril in Boljoon experienced minor soil erosion and the Lusapon River overflowed. The town is still under a state of calamity since November last ...
... were killed as hundreds of people fled their homes due to flooding after Tropical Depression “Agaton” dumped heavy rains in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar. Flora Basadre, 64, was sleeping inside her house in Barangay Looc, Malabuyoc town in ...
The mayor of San Francisco town in Southern Leyte has been charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan over his alleged irregular disbursement of cash advances worth more than P390,000 in 2012. Based on the charge sheet filed by the Office of the Ombudsman, Mayor Samson Gamutan Jr. will face ...
It was literally the “calm before the storm” in some towns of southern Cebu since fine weather prevailed in their areas yesterday morning. But local ... 1 was hoisted over Southern Leyte, southern portion of Leyte, southern Cebu, Bohol, southern Negros Occidental , Dinagat Islands, Misamis Occidental, North ...
Only Southern Leyte province was unaffected by the storm in the region. Reports from local governments and disaster response agencies showed that at least 47 people died in Urduja's onslaught, with the island province of Biliran posting the highest death toll at 33. Nine people were killed in Leyte, three ...
... charges after the military discovered the mass grave of 15 suspected government spies in 2006 who were killed in Southern Leyte province. The NDF described the arrests as “illegal” and a “flagrant violation” of safety guarantees, saying Baylosis was a peace talks consultant. Bayan Muna party-list Rep.
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.
A total of 89 infrastructure projects are being slated in Southern Leyte this year, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said. ... on top of the 299 kilometers of national roads and 155 bridges that are being maintained by the Southern Leyte Engineering Office within 18 towns and one city.
During the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments hearing on Tuesday, committee chairman Southern Leyte Rep. ... former House lawmaker Neri Colmenares warned that PDP-Laban (Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan)'s constitution, the OVP will be abolished as early as 2019 if they ...
The mayor of San Francisco town in Southern Leyte has been charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan over his alleged irregular disbursement of cash advances worth more than P390,000 in 2012. Based on the charge sheet filed by the Office of the Ombudsman, Mayor Samson Gamutan Jr. will face ...
At a press briefing on Friday morning, Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto ordered all disaster and risk management councils in the 47 towns and lone city of ... Aside from Bohol, Southern Leyte, Southern Cebu, Negros Oriental, Southern Negros Occidental, and Siquijor Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte, Rest ...


 

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