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Siquijor vice gov files complaint vs gov for usurping authority

Siquijor Vice Gov. Dingdong Avanzado. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The rift between two former allies has widened. Siquijor Vice Gov. Dingdong Avanzado has accused Gov. Zalde Villa of usurping his authority when the governor transferred his employee to the Office of the Vice Mayors’ League without his consent.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Bohol market hit by grenade blast, 2 killed


Two people died and at least 12 others were injured in a grenade explosion inside a public market in Trinidad town, Bohol province, some 95 kilometers from capital Tagbilaran City on Monday afternoon.

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

30 Cebu mayors want 84 trees cut

MEMBERS of  National Coalition to Save Trees headed by running priest Robert Reyes (left, back row) pass by a cut tree on  the Osmeña Boulevard  sidewalk as they run from the Capitol grounds to the Archbishop Residence on  D. Jakosalem Street to save the  trees in Naga City, San Fernando town and Carcar City. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CDN

At least 30 Cebu mayors want Environment Secretary Ramon Paje to reissue an order to cut 84 trees, many of which are century-old, in two cities and one town in southern Cebu province.

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

At 84, Silliman biologist still busy with marine research

National Scientist Dr. Angel Alcala continues working on marine protected areas and is expecting to publish their latest study soon. Photo by Alex Pal/ Inquirer Visayas

Over the past 62 years, the scientist has been reporting for work in a small office named after him at Silliman University here.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Iloilo braces for 30% land tax hike

iloilo city map

The people of this city should brace for higher prices of commodities, services and housing starting next year after the city council passed on Wednesday an ordinance that increases real property taxes.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »