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Negros, N. Cotabato folk flee floodwaters

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Army troopers were called out and helicopters dispatched on Sunday to rescue residents trapped on rooftops after torrential rains triggered unprecedented flash floods in parts of Negros and Mindanao.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Negros students help free stranded dolphin

STUDENTS of Tanjay City Science High School, supervised by Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer Jac Senagan (left), provide care for the stranded Risso’s dolphin off the Tanjay City shoreline last Thursday. SIDNEY R. LEE/CONTRIBUTOR

News of a beached dolphin close to their school on Thursday led some curious students of Tanjay City Science High School to the shoreline of Barangay (village) Tugas in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, to catch a glimpse of the marine mammal.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

4,000 flee as floods hit Negros Oriental, Occidental

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At least 4,000 persons were forced to leave their homes after floods hit one city and three towns in Negros Oriental’s third district due to incessant rains since Friday.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Passenger craft missing in Siquijor; black out hits Dumaguete City

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A passenger craft was reported missing while power black out hit Dumaguete City as typhoon “Pablo” unleashed its wrath in Siquijor and parts of Negros Oriental late Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

University program scores e-success

STUDENTS of Foundation University (FU) are not just being hip by using their iPads  in class. They  have been using them  instead of thick, paper-bound books since 2010, and studies show the iPad program has helped improve the students’ performance by 6 to 10 percent. PHOTO BY HERSLEY VEN CASERO/CONTRIBUTOR

Two years ago, parents were hesitant to the plan of Foundation University (FU) to use a popular tablet in lieu of using thick, paper-bound books. Their fears ranged from the cost of purchasing an iPad to how to safeguard the units.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Resignations lead to LP reorganization in Siquijor province


The Liberal Party (LP) in Siquijor province is reorganizing following the resignation of its two top officials.

Posted: March 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rescuers led by the nose to find quake survivors in Negros

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Earthquake site in Negros Oriental. AFP

Soldiers digging through mounds of loose earth and boulders in a landslide-hit village here found the remains of a victim Thursday day amid fears that chances of finding survivors had become slim.

Posted: February 10th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘I saw the mountain slide, cover my home’

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LAMENTATIONS Magdalena Estaniel faints on seeing the body of her husband Jolito in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental. ALANAH TORRALBA

Amid dimming hopes, Manolo Magalso carefully moved about in the rubble where his home once stood on a mountain slope in Barangay (village) Solonggon here, looking for clues to where he could start digging for the bodies of his loved ones.

Posted: February 8th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sendong capsizes cargo ship off Dumaguete; all aboard rescued

LIFELINE. Rescuers hold on to a rope as they form a human chain to rescue 32 passengers and crew of the ill-fated M/V Ever Transport III, which sank after running aground off Sitio (sub-village) Canday-ong, Barangay (village) Calindagan, Dumaguete City at 4 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Big waves spawned by Tropical Storm Sendong battered the ship.  Melissa Alexandra B. Pal/INQUIRER

A cargo vessel anchored of off Dumaguete ran aground and capsized after it was battered by big waves spawned by Tropical Storm Sendong about 4 a.m. Saturday., the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Posted: December 17th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dumaguete pawnshop owner killed


A businessman who owned a string of pawnshops in this city was shot dead by a lone gunman in Sibulan town, also in this province, on Thursday morning, the police said.

Posted: October 20th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Armed men police say were NPA rebs attack town mayor’s firm


DUMAGUETE CITY—Suspected communist rebels on Friday attacked a construction firm owned by a mayor, setting fire to the firm’s heavy equipment in a remote Negros Oriental town. The suspects destroyed a backhoe, crane, dump trucks and a bulldozer owned by LL Construction in a village in Manjuyod, about 65 kilometers north of here. LL is [...]

Posted: October 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Armed men burn construction equipment in Negros Oriental


Armed men on Friday torched heavy equipment of a contractor working on a government project in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, officials said.

Posted: October 15th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Nat’l artist for literature Edith Tiempo passes away

LITERARY GREAT.  National Artist for Literature Edith L. Tiempo, renowned founder of the Silliman Writers Workshop, died Sunday of myocardial infarction.  Photo from Facebook

DUMAGUETE City, Philippines—National Artist for Literature Dr. Edith L. Tiempo died on Sunday in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. She was 92. Doctors at the Silliman Medical Center, where Tiempo was rushed Sunday afternoon for myocardial infarction, pronounced her dead at 5:35 p.m. after trying to resuscitate her. Dr. Tiempo died at a time when Silliman [...]

Posted: August 21st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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