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Police search Tiamzon safe house in Cebu

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Defiant Communist leaders Wilma and Benito Tiamzon  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After more than an hour of searching, the police on Tuesday failed to find a single firearm in the safe house of couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, chair and finance chief of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), respectively, in Barangay (village) Sangat here, about 28 kilometers south of Cebu City.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P21M earmarked to repair health facilities hit by ‘Yolanda’


CEBU CITY—The Department of Health in Central Visayas has allotted P21 million for the rehabilitation and repair of 60 health facilities that were either destroyed or damaged when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit northern Cebu  on Nov. 8.   The funding would cover nine rural health units, 48 barangay health stations and three hospitals, said Ruselle Gako, [...]

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Central Visayas workers get P13 allowance

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The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board granted workers in Central Visayas a daily P13 cost of living allowance instead of the P90 to P132 across-the-board increase in the minimum daily wage demanded by the labor unions.

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

Quake victims cry out

A MAN walks past the ruins of the viewing deck of the Chocolate Hills in Carmen town in Bohol after the killer 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the province in October.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The victims of last year’s powerful earthquake in Bohol feel neglected as attention and aid are focused on typhoon-ravaged Central Visayas.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Central Visayas registers growth amid calamities


Despite the devastation caused by the Oct.15 earthquake and supertyphoon “Yolanda”, Central Visayas will end 2013 with a 7.5 to 10 percent growth rate. Asst. Regional Director Efren Carreon of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) said tourism and agriculture bore the brunt of the two calamities that hit the region late this year. “All [...]

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

P4.5M donation marks mall’s 20th anniversary

Days after a powerful earthquake shook Central Visayas in Oct. 15, an awe-struck nation was moved to tears when a group of children – members of the famed Loboc Children’s Choir – stood before the ruins of the town’s centuries-old church and sung Josh Groban’s “The Prayer.” The song of hope followed by an inspiring [...]

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

NDRRMC officials hard-pressed in counting casualties


Sixteen days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” pummeled the Visayas, the government is still hard-pressed in collating the latest death toll and other figures regarding the trail of devastation left by one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Central Visayas police on lookout for 141 jail escapees from Leyte

A JAIL guard and a policeman pin down three unidentified inmates of the Tacloban City jail who tried to escape amid the chaos that followed the landfall of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” CDN FILE PHOTO

More than a hundred prisoners from the jails in Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte, who bolted prison at the height of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) last November 8 have kept police in Central Visayas on alert.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Latest casualty count based on gov’t, media reports

Residents stand beside dead bodies that lie on the street after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Here are the latest casualty figures and damage reports from the Philippines after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”). All figures are preliminary and based on national and regional government officials and media reports.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PNP: 47 of 49 Central Visayas deaths in Cebu

Cebu registered the most number of casualties in Central Visayas in the wake of super typhoon Yolanda’s onslaught, the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) said yesterday. Supt. Renato Dugan, PRO-7 information officer, said 47 of the 49 casualties came from Cebu province—one from Lapu-Lapu City and one from Bohol. Only seven out of 47 casualties from [...]

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Search and rescue, power, telco services restoration top priority

President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday night ordered the release of P365 million to the Philippine Air Force as a search and rescue operation for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” got under way.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

25 Cebu buildings tagged unsafe after quake


At least 25 buildings, including one that houses courts and judges’ offices, had been declared off limits following the Oct. 15 7.2-magnitude quake, with an epicenter in Bohol province, that struck parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Help quake victims thru Caritas Manila

Caritas Manila, the lead social service agency of the Catholic Church, has released an initial P0.5 million for victims of the recent 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol province and other areas in the region, and is again appealing for donations in cash and kind.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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  • Lifestyle

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  • Finalists announced for best translated books
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  • 2NE1 returns to Manila with “All Or Nothing” Tour
  • Business

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  • Megawide nets P1.4 B in 2013
  • Longer TRO sought on rate hike
  • Make a stylish statement with the all-new Yaris
  • Hearing set in Olarte case
  • 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

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  • Mommy D’s magic
  • Stop bizarre and bloody Good Friday rituals
  • Holy Week taboos
  • Global Nation

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  • 2 PCG men ordered arrested over Balintang Channel shooting
  • US Embassy closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday
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