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Former Bohol mayor, treasurer slapped with malversation raps

Office of the Ombudsman.  PHOTO from www.ombudsman.gov.ph

The Office of the Ombudsman filed malversation charges against former municipal officers in Bohol for their failure to properly account government funds.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol gets P2.4B in new quake funds

INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas hands over a check for P2.4 billion to Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MARIBOJOC, Bohol—Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has turned over P2.4 billion in additional funds to the provincial government to either rebuild or repair government offices and other infrastructure that were destroyed or damaged when Bohol province was hit by a
7.2-magnitude earthquake in October last year.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Roxas: Quake-hit Bohol was never forgotten

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II hands over to Bohol local government officials, including Governor Edgar Chatto, Vice Governor Concepcion Lim, Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap, the official check of P2.4 billion-worth post-disaster assistance funds.  Julliane Love de Jesus/INQUIRER.net

The province of Bohol was never forgotten. This was the assurance of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II as he and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad turned over P2.4 billion worth of disaster assistance fund to Bohol local government eight months after a 7.2-magnitude‎ earthquake brought the island-province to its knees.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Pope Francis appoints Daniel Parcon as bishop of Talibon, Bohol


Pope Francis has appointed a seminary rector as bishop of Talibon, Bohol.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Wilderness island up for ecotourism

A COLONY of island flying foxes and large flying foxes roosts in the mangrove forest on Cabgan Island, Tubigon town, Bohol province.  Photo courtesy of Tubigon Tourism

As if painted on canvass, the thicket of mangroves emerges in the middle of a seemingly endless expanse of blue water. A speedboat bearing visitors approaches slowly but the movement nevertheless stirs nearly a dozen creatures to fly out in circles from their arboreal haunt.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »