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Woman shot dead while driving home

THE body of a woman was found by the roadside in barangay Pandan, Naga City, southern Cebu. Joanne Omaque La Rosa’s body had a gunshot wound in the shoulder. The victim lived in Deca Homes in barangay Tungkil, Minglanilla town. Police are still investigating the motive of the attack. The body was discovered by a […]

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

A 16-km line of readers in Antique town

PARENTS and schoolchildren  read together during a read-aloud session in Pandan town, Antique. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.

People of Pandan town in Antique province might have read their way into history. At least 10,000 of them, mostly elementary and high school students, formed a line along the 16-kilometer stretch of the national highway and held a simultaneous “read-aloud” of the same story to mark National Reading Day on Nov. 27.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

A paradise by the bay for booklovers

LEOCADIO Dioso Jr., a retired United Nations official, has put up a public library in his hometown in Pandan, Antique, to help develop the love for reading, especially among the children. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.

Booklovers have found a paradise in a library by the bay in Pandan town in Antique. The Leocadio Alonsagay Dioso Memorial Public Library keeps at least 25,000 books and other reading materials, which the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) considers one of the most extensive collections among public libraries in the country.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

War-torn Sorsogon village finds peace


CASTILLA, Sorsogon—In the interior village of Pandan, largely cut off by bad road from the town proper of Castilla in Sorsogon, its residents of barely 2,000 live the lives of ordinary farmers. The village has a public elementary school and high school with three teachers. Soon, it will have a new high school building. More […]

Posted: September 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »