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Floods hit Cebu


Floods hit several areas here and in Cebu province, prompting education and local officials to suspend on Thursday classes in all levels in the wake of incessant rains spawned by Tropical Storm “Mario.”

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Samar governor cites anti-insurgency gains


After more than four decades of battling communist rebels in Samar, the governor of this impoverished province announced on Monday that the efforts had reached a step close to a complete rout.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Land rights issues seen to derail rehab efforts in Yolanda areas

Children watch from above the Tacloban City Convention Center at the tent city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed strategically, says a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Woman, daughter killed in Samar rock slide

Calbayog City map

A pregnant woman and her 10-year-old daughter were killed Saturday when two boulders hit their shanty beside the Maharlika Highway in Barangay (village) Cagnipa on the outskirts of this city, officials said.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Samar town police chief in Leyte for surveillance operations shot dead


The chief of police of Paranas town in Samar was shot and killed early Tuesday outside a karaoke bar in this city.

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