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MANILA -- A man in a business suit, wine glass in hand, sits down on a blue one-seater couch at the center of the room. His face is lit by a hanging lamp just a few inches above his head. He never fully eases into the chair but leans to his right to listen to Erwin Romulo, the curator, tell the story behind the ...
The new municipal hall of Lawaan, Eastern Samar was recently inaugurated as part of continuing assistance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the rehabilitation and recovery efforts in areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda in 2013. The single storey building made of reinforced ...

Eastern Visayas is the second poorest region in the Philippines, and three of the provinces in the region are part of the top 10 poorest provinces in the country: Eastern Samar (2nd), Northern Samar (9th), and Western Samar (10th). Ironically, as is the case in the entire country, Eastern Visayas is a region ...
Three provinces in the region – Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, and Biliran – had higher rates in January than the figure last December. Inflation in Southern Leyte and Leyte dropped, and the rate in Samar was unchanged. Inflation in the region was highest in Northern Samar at 7.3 percent, and lowest in ...
TACLOBAN CITY-The 25 packs containing white substance found by a fisherman on the coastline of Homonhon Island off Guiuan town in Eastern Samar province turned out to be chemical compound that can be used in the manufacture of illegal drugs and not cocaine as earlier suspected. Chief Insp.
TACLOBAN CITY-The parish priest of Guiuan town in Eastern Samar was killed while his assistant priest was hurt after the vehicles they were driving figured in separate accidents on Monday afternoon. Reports reaching the regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) based in Palo town, ...

PALO, Leyte — The National Food Authority has stopped selling rice in four of six Eastern Visayas due to dwindling stocks, a top official said on Tuesday. Distribution has stopped since Friday in Leyte, Biliran, Eastern Samar, and Samar provinces after stock levels dropped significantly over the past few ...
These humanitarian services are all in addition to that,” said Luna, leader of the battalion tasked to fight insurgency in Samar and Eastern Samar provinces. Outreach activities have been effective to counter recruitment activities of the NPA in the island of Samar, known as one of the rebels' strongholds in ...
TACLOBAN CITY-At least 25 packs of suspected cocaine were recovered by a fisherman in the waters off Guiuan town, Eastern Samar. But the spokesperson of the regional office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Eastern Visayas (PDEA-8) declined to confirm if the items were indeed cocaine ...
IN PHOTOS: Media groups give aid to Eastern Samar residents. Over 300 households in Barangay Can-ilay ... Members of the media, along with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the military, bring goods to remote villages in Eastern Samar. All photos by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler.
TACLOBAN CITY-The 25 packs containing white substance found by a fisherman on the coastline of Homonhon Island off Guiuan town in Eastern Samar province turned out to be chemical compound that can be used in the manufacture of illegal drugs and not cocaine as earlier suspected. Chief Insp.
Three provinces in the region – Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, and Biliran – had higher rates in January than the figure last December. Inflation in Southern Leyte and Leyte dropped, and the rate in Samar was unchanged. Inflation in the region was highest in Northern Samar at 7.3 percent, and lowest in ...
GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, lost its parish priest while his assistant parish priest remains in a hospital when both figured in separate vehicular accidents during the onslaught of Typhoon Basyang in the Visayas on Tuesday. Both priests were on their way back to Guiuan after attending the presbyterium ...
Ragno said the soldiers would be deployed in any of the three Samar provinces – Samar, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar where the New People's Army are active. Ragno said that while they were ready to face the rebels, they continued to appeal to them to return to the fold of the law. About 18 former ...
TACLOBAN CITY-The parish priest of Guiuan town in Eastern Samar was killed while his assistant priest was hurt after the vehicles they were driving figured in separate accidents on Monday afternoon. Reports reaching the regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) based in Palo town, ...
PALO, Leyte — The National Food Authority has stopped selling rice in four of six Eastern Visayas due to dwindling stocks, a top official said on Tuesday. Distribution has stopped since Friday in Leyte, Biliran, Eastern Samar, and Samar provinces after stock levels dropped significantly over the past few ...
These humanitarian services are all in addition to that,” said Luna, leader of the battalion tasked to fight insurgency in Samar and Eastern Samar provinces. Outreach activities have been effective to counter recruitment activities of the NPA in the island of Samar, known as one of the rebels' strongholds in ...

TACLOBAN CITY-At least 25 packs of suspected cocaine were recovered by a fisherman in the waters off Guiuan town, Eastern Samar. But the spokesperson of the regional office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Eastern Visayas (PDEA-8) declined to confirm if the items were indeed cocaine ...
WFP provided logistics support to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in transporting 200,000 family food packs to communities affected by Tropical Storm Kai-tak (locally known as Urduja) in Eastern Samar. On 29 December, WFP joined a rapid damage assessment and needs ...
THE Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) bestowed the “Jica President Award for the Project on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda” to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda). “Tesda, as one of Jica's partners in the implementation of this project, ...
TACLOBAN CITY — Twelve legislators from Eastern Visayas appealed to the government to waive health insurance fees for up to 650,000 people in the region following a series of calamities that all but wiped out incomes and sources of livelihood. The appeal, made by the congressmen in a letter to the ...
The measure is the unified version of separate bills filed by House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries Chairman Ben P. Evardone of the Lone District of Eastern Samar and Rep. Ramon H. Durano VI of the Fifth District of Cebu. HB 6710 refers to hacking as the unauthorized access into or ...
IN PHOTOS: Media groups give aid to Eastern Samar residents. Over 300 households in Barangay Can-ilay ... Members of the media, along with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the military, bring goods to remote villages in Eastern Samar. All photos by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler.
House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries Chairman Ben Evardone of Eastern Samar, citing figures from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, said there are 76 million debit and prepaid cards currently in circulation in addition to 8.5 million credit cards. “The lower house recognized the urgency of ...
Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone also said the creation of the President's advisory panel was “a welcome development.” Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1. “However, we as elected representatives of the people and the one vested by the Constitution to propose amendments, will ...
Ginkilala an suspek nga hi Gerard Enero, 22 anyos, usa nga laborer ngan residente han Brgy. Jicontol, Dolores, Eastern Samar. Hi enero in nadakop pinaagi han duha nga warrant of arrest ha kaso nga murder nga gin salawad ni Hon. Elvie Picardo Lim han RTC Branch 4 ha Dolores Eastern Samar.
DOLE regional director Joel Gonzales, who also sits as regional chairman of RTWPB, said consultations will be made in the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc in Leyte, Catbalogan in Samar, Borongan in Eastern Samar, and the capital town of Catarman in Northern Samar. Gonzales said the consultation will ...
TACLOBAN CITY—Two persons, including an 11-year-old boy died in Eastern Samar while three others went missing due to rough seas and flooding. Heavy rains also triggered flooding and evacuation in Capiz province. Ervin Rodriguez, 11, of Barangay Libertad in Maslog town drowned on Saturday.
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.
The Sandiganbayan's Second Division has issued preventive suspension order against former mayor and now Punong Barangay Francisco Adalim of Barangay 4, Poblacion in Taft town, Eastern Samar pending litigation of the graft charges and disobedience case he is facing. Adalim's suspension was ...
MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has ordered the 90-day preventive suspension of former Taft, Eastern Samar mayor Franscisco Adalim, who now holds the position of a barangay chairman, in connection with his graft case over the alleged illegal dismissal of municipal employees in 2009.
MANILA — The Sandiganbayan has ordered the 90-day suspension of former Taft, Eastern Samar Mayor Francisco Adalim. Adalim, incumbent Punong Barangay of Barangay 4, Poblacion, Taft, Eastern Samar, was charged with violation of Section 3(e) and (f) of the Republic Act No. 3019, or the “Anti-Graft ...
MANILA - A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck off Eastern Samar Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs said the quake occurred at 2:19 a.m., 16 kilometers southwest of Maydolong in Eastern Samar. It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 36 ...
But there is much more to Eastern Samar than its beaches and natural canopies. Name an adventure with nature and more likely Eastern Samar has the best piece to offer. Whether you are into mountaineering, hiking, rock climbing, spelunking and, yes, surfing, Eastern Samar has a place for you.
A number of towns in Cebu, Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Bohol provinces were flooded. No rest since ... Scores of families also moved to safe places at the towns of Palo and Tanauan, both in Leyte province, and in Romblon and Palawan, and at least 55 families at Jipapad town in Eastern Samar.
More than 250 people were evacuated in Biliran, Eastern Samar and Leyte due to flooding. ... At least 55 families in Jipapad town in Eastern Samar were evacuated because of flooding, according to a report from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) office in Borongan City. In Bohol, 25 families or 126 ...
A number of towns in Cebu, Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Bohol provinces were flooded. No rest since ... Scores of families also moved to safe places at the towns of Palo and Tanauan, both in Leyte province, and in Romblon and Palawan, and at least 55 families at Jipapad town in Eastern Samar.
More than 250 people were evacuated in Biliran, Eastern Samar and Leyte due to flooding. ... At least 55 families in Jipapad town in Eastern Samar were evacuated because of flooding, according to a report from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) office in Borongan City. In Bohol, 25 families or 126 ...
... (DOH) in Eastern Visayas reported 19 injuries during the New Year revelry in Eastern Visayas. DOH Eastern Visayas Assistant Regional Director Dr. Paula M. Sydiongco told Manila Bulletin there were 11 victims in Northern Samar; one in Samar; four in Leyte; eight in Eastern Samar; and one in Biliran.
Hours before Ruel Cabatingan surrendered to police in Eastern Samar province on Thursday, policemen in Cavite province read Facebook posts affirming their belief that he was behind the killing of Ruby Gamos, 37, and her 7-year-old daughter, Shaniah Nicole. Supt. Janet Arinabo, spokesperson for the ...
TACLOBAN CITY — For 13 days, 11 fishermen had been floating in the waters after their boat capsized off Guiuan town, Eastern Visayas at the height of typhoon “Urduja.” They were finally rescued on Christmas Day by local fishermen from Barangay Japitan, Dolores town, also in Eastern Samar province.
The provincial council, led by Eastern Samar Vice Governor Marcelo Picardal, passed the resolution today. Tropical storm Urduja left two persons dead in the province. The first victim was a child who fell off a canal and drowned. A fisherman also died while out at sea. The Department of Public Works and ...
A resident crosses knee-deep waters that submerged the Taft-Buray Road in Eastern Samar, Friday. Photo courtesy of LGU of Taft, Eastern Samar. MANILA - Government officials have placed Eastern Samar under a state of calamity after tropical depression Urduja (international name: KaiTak) inundated ...
(LOOK: Houses in Eastern Samar flooded due to Urduja). The bride, Charmaine, said deciding to push through with the wedding was the biggest decision she had made in her life, but added that it's only the start of a life-long commitment. "No calamity can break, tear, or ruin our relationship from now on.
Villagers wade through a flooded street in Borongan, eastern Samar on Saturday. The state weather service said more heavy rain was expected in the coming hours with Kai-Tak forecast to slice across the rest of the central Philippines. (AFP) ...
Tropical Storm Urduja makes landfall in Eastern Samar. Urduja (Kai-tak) is already in the vicinity of San Policarpo, Eastern Samar as of early Saturday afternoon, December 16 ...
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) on Thursday, December 14, caused landslides and floods in at least 3 towns in Eastern Samar, making some roads impassable for a good part of the day. As of 4 pm, landslides had closed sections of roads in the towns of Giporlos ...
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake jolted Eastern Samar on Wednesday. In its latest earthquake bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the tremor occurred at 10:48 a.m. Its epicenter was located two kilometers north-west of Salcedo, Eastern Samar and had a ...
The Neda regional chief said the consultation will focus on unfinished housing and livelihood projects along Yolanda's path in four of the region's provinces -- Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar, and Biliran. In Eastern Visayas alone, only 12,000 out of 56,000 target permanent houses for typhoon survivors have ...
These projects are not included in the original proposal. “The Samar Pacific Coastal Road will eventually complete the circumferential road loop for Samar Island. This will enhance the development of potential agricultural lands and fishing grounds of Eastern Samar and Northern Samar provinces,” Uy said ...


 

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