A police station chief, his deputy and eight other policemen in Ormoc City, Leyte province, have been relieved from their posts pending investigation on the bungled buy-bust operation that resulted in the death of the operation’s target, a suspected drug dealer, and two civilians, and injuries to six others.
A dentist and a government employee were killed while at least six others were injured when a drug suspect fired on a crowd in a makeshift cockpit in Ormoc City on Tuesday to evade arrest.
By Nikko Dizon
The government remains committed to forging peace with the communist rebels despite a recent declaration by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) that it would not be returning to the negotiating table during the Aquino administration.
A TEAM from the SM Foundation Inc. went to Ormoc City, one of the areas badly hit by supertyphoon Yolanda, last Nov. 15 and 16 to distribute 10,000 relief packs to the typhoon victims including those in neighboring areas. The team also went to barangay San Pablo in Ormoc City to conduct a medical mission. [...]
MORE cargo trucks, volunteers and construction materials are needed to sustain the relief efforts to typhoon victims in Cebu, Tacloban City, Isabel, Guiuan and Ormoc City. “I hope there are more cargo trucks available to deliver 151,189 family food packs to these areas,” Aileen Lariba, information officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development [...]
THE Southern Islands championship of this year’s Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) has been moved to Cebu and will be staged at the Cebu Coliseum on Nov. 18 to 20. This development was announced through the league’s official social network accounts yesterday in light of the devastation that befell the city of Ormoc which was [...]
By Riza T. Olchondra
Power transmission facilities knocked out by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) have remained out of commission for seven provinces in the Visayas as of Sunday, the Sy-led National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), said.
By Marlon Ramos
Even the main operations center of the primary state agency tasked to coordinate disaster response and relief efforts is feeling the brunt of “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).
By Niña P. Calleja
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has sent four teams to Tacloban and Ormoc in Leyte and Borongan in Eastern Samar to help in the ongoing rescue and clearing operations, particularly areas hit the hardest by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).
The Coast Guard has started collecting fuel from the cargo vessel that listed at the port of Ormoc City, Leyte, and leaked fuel last Saturday.
In recent years, fires have ripped through factories and commercial buildings in the Philippines, claiming the lives of stay-in workers
By Chona Yu
A 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck Ormoc City before dawn on Monday, a Radyo Inquirer 990AM report said.
By Elvie Roman Roa
The police here arrested a 37-year-old woman for alleged possession of illegal drugs during a raid in her house in Purok 4, Tambulilid village, this city on Tuesday.