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Typhoon evacuees in Visayas return to their homes to clean up

Evacuees stay inside a school as Typhoon Hagupit affects Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP

Typhoon evacuees in the Visayas started returning to their homes on Monday even as thousands remained in evacuation centers needing food and other assistance.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gun rampage in Aklan town fair kills 2 girls

crime scene

Tragedy struck on the eve of the town fiesta of Libacao in Aklan province on Monday after a gunman shot dead two girls and wounded six other persons at a fair.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Hike in Aklan real property tax slammed


An ordinance raising real property taxes in Aklan province by as much as double the current rates is facing opposition from residents and several municipal officials.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Village chief arrested for drug possession


MANILA, Philippines—A local government official was nabbed by anti-narcotic agents and police after he was caught hiding packs of illegal drugs in his Aklan residence.   Isidro Mayor Bune, barangay (village) chairman of Pinamuk-an village, New Washington, Aklan, was found possessing 10 sachets of shabu, or methamphetamine hydrochloride.   Chief Superintendent Josephus Angan, Western Visayas Police […]

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SC rules against Sin’s family in case over land taken by Marcos

Jaime Cardinal Sin

The Supreme Court has ruled that the family of the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin was not entitled to own over four hectares of agriculture land that President Ferdinand Marcos had included in a reservation set aside for the Aklan National College of Fisheries (ANCF) in New Washington, Aklan.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »