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Eastern Samar mayor won’t vacate post despite court order

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The mayor of a town in Eastern Samar has been ordered by a court to vacate his post after a recount of votes showed that he actually lost the May, 2013, local election by 106 votes, but the mayor said he would appeal the ruling.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LPA not likely to become storm—Pagasa

Satellite Image, June 26, 2014, 01:14 PM, SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

A low pressure area in the Philippine area of responsibility being watched by the state weather bureau is not likely to become a storm but it will affect parts of the country.

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

Bishop slams agencies distributing condoms, pills to women in Yolanda-hit areas


A Catholic bishop from one of the areas worst-hit by supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) has criticized some foreign aid organizations for giving out contraceptives such as condoms and birth control pills to victims in Eastern Samar.

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

Radio station accuses mayor of harassment


A town mayor in Eastern Samar province has been accused of harassment and abuse of authority after she ordered the closure of a local radio station owned by a politician last week.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Volunteers show way to help storm victims


Gemma Pestanas wants to repay the kindness shown to her by strangers through the only way she knows how. Pestanas, 53, and two other women in their 50s do laundry for an American and other volunteers who had helped rebuild her and her neighbors’ homes in Barangay Amantillo here after these were destroyed by Supertyphoon [...]

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »