Latest Stories
Home » byline

Nephew of top Southern officials nabbed on drug charges

leyte map

Police have arrested the city’s alleged No. 1 drug pusher who happens to be a nephew of the provincial governor and the province’s representative in Congress.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PhilHealth to help make gov’t hospitals self-sustaining—Ona


Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona has expressed optimism that government hospitals would become self-sustaining as the Aquino administration was pushing for more PhilHealth enrollment, particularly among the poorest of the poor.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Basyang’ unleashes floods, landslides in Southern Leyte


The province of Southern Leyte was declared under a state of calamity Saturday after a flash flood destroyed at least 20 houses in this city and landslides triggered by continuous heavy rain brought by Tropical Depression Basyang blocked a number of roads in the province, Governor Roger Mercado said.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Girl drowns trying to save dog

St. Bernard southern leyte map

A nine-year-old-girl died after being swept away by floodwaters while trying to save her dog in the Southern Leyte town of St. Bernard town, a municipal information officer said Tuesday.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mayor accuses Cenro exec of illegal tree cutting


Southern Leyte Gov. Roger Mercado said an officer of the Community Environment and Natural Resources office (Cenro) has been accused of involvement in the illegal cutting of trees in the guise of retrieving trees damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Southern Leyte governor orders evacuation of certain places

Southern Leyte Governor Roger Mercado (congress.gov.ph photo)

Southern Leyte Governor Roger Mercado has ordered the preemptive evacuation of residents in landslide and flood prone areas following several days of continuous heavy rain caused by a low pressure area off Mindanao.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon cuts off electricity in Eastern Visayas


Power outages swept through most of Eastern Visayas early Friday as strong winds of Supertyphoon Yolanda hammered Leyte and Southern Leyte early Friday morning.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

People of Guinsaugon seek return of IRA, record of existence

PHOTO taken on Feb. 18, 2006 shows soldiers carrying a body recovered from tons of boulders and mud that buried the village of Guinsaugon along with more than 1,000 of its residents. EDWIN BACASMAS

Barangay (village) Guinsaugon, St. Bernard, Southern Leyte. Population: Zero. Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA): Zero.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

4 killed, 9 hurt by amok in S. Leyte town

Southern Leyte

Four persons, including two toddlers, were killed while nine others were wounded when a bolo-wielding man reportedly high on drugs went on a hacking spree at past 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Cantutang village, Padre Burgos town, Southern Leyte, according to local authorities.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

46 injured as bus falls in Southern Leyte ravine


At least 46 passengers were injured, three of them seriously, when a bus fell into a ravine in the municipality of Sogod in Southern Leyte Thursday morning.

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

Bishop hit over tuition, ‘arrogance’


Maasin Bishop Precioso Cantillas of the Diocese of Maasin, president of St. Joseph College (SJC), is facing criticisms in an online petition posted on Change.org over several issues including the alleged illegal collection of tuition and other fee increases.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Old families maintain grip on East Visayas

By ,

Old political families maintained their grip on Eastern Visayas with the exception of the Dazas in Northern Samar.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Quinta’ shuts down travel to South

By , , ,

Tropical depression “Quinta” caused widespread travel disruption Wednesday as major ports were shut down and domestic flights and bus travel to the Visayas and Mindanao were cancelled.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  2. Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police
  3. Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy
  4. Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant
  5. State seeks guilty verdict for Abalos
  6. Why college grads end up in the PNP
  7. Estrada: I will pray for my detractors
  8. Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon
  9. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  10. Five men from Cavite found dead in jeep in Batangas
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


  • Sign maker to be nailed to cross for 28th time
  • 50 Quezon City cops each carry 30-kg crosses
  • AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation
  • Massive infra spending set
  • DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  • Celebrate Easter Sunday at Buddha-Bar Manila
  • Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation
  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Mommy-daughter adventure continues
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Netizens welcome Japan’s visa-free travel plan
  • Marketplace