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‘Basyang’ unleashes floods, landslides in Southern Leyte


The province of Southern Leyte was declared under a state of calamity Saturday after a flash flood destroyed at least 20 houses in this city and landslides triggered by continuous heavy rain brought by Tropical Depression Basyang blocked a number of roads in the province, Governor Roger Mercado said.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Southern Leyte governor orders evacuation of certain places

Southern Leyte Governor Roger Mercado (congress.gov.ph photo)

Southern Leyte Governor Roger Mercado has ordered the preemptive evacuation of residents in landslide and flood prone areas following several days of continuous heavy rain caused by a low pressure area off Mindanao.

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

Typhoon cuts off electricity in Eastern Visayas


Power outages swept through most of Eastern Visayas early Friday as strong winds of Supertyphoon Yolanda hammered Leyte and Southern Leyte early Friday morning.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

46 injured as bus falls in Southern Leyte ravine


At least 46 passengers were injured, three of them seriously, when a bus fell into a ravine in the municipality of Sogod in Southern Leyte Thursday morning.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Southern Leyte revitalizes its coco industry

SOUTHERN Leyte businessmen want to raise coconut production to benefit some 64,000 families. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Lands will be fertilized and coconut trees replanted in the next six years to revitalize the coconut industry in Southern Leyte. The aim is to raise coconut production to a volume valued at P1.4 billion by 2018, to benefit some 64,000 families.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

St. Bernard disaster-ready model after ’06 earthquake


When a 7.6-magnitude quake hit the Visayas and triggered a tsunami warning in the Pacific coast a month ago, some 7,000 residents from coastal barangays here evacuated to higher ground within 12 minutes.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Storm strands 400 in Samar, Southern Leyte

Photo taken from google maps

More than 400 passengers were stranded in the ports of Allen in Northern Samar and San Ricardo in Southern Leyte after vessels were barred from sailing due to Tropical Storm Lawin.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Hundreds of residents in Southern Leyte evacuated

leyte map

Hundreds of residents in Southern Leyte have been evacuated due to tsunami warnings on Friday night, according to officials.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tsunami alert level 3 raised in Samar, Leyte, Surigao—Phivolcs

visayas map

Tsunami Alert Level 3 has been raised in Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte and Surigao Sur, said Renato Solidum, director of Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Friday night.

Posted: August 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1,000 villagers protest quarrying by councilor’s firm


At least 1,000 residents in two villages are asking the national government to stop the sand and gravel extraction operations of a councilor.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Conservationists agog over new frog species


They are not exactly Princes Charming, but the two new frog species discovered in the forest of Southern Leyte have caused excitement among conservationists who have almost given up on the deforested province.

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Starfish attack corals in Southern Leyte


Fisherman Felix Rosalijos can only scratch his head in frustration. He and fishnet owner Paul Balorio had been at sea for a long time but they hardly caught any fish.

Posted: March 16th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Southern Leyte segment of Maharlika Highway blocked by landslide


A section of the Maharlika highway in the municipality of Sogod, Southern Leyte, was impassable early Thursday morning following a landslide on Mt. Panjongon triggered by continuous heavy rain.

Posted: February 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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  2. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Thoughts on Holy Week
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
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  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
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  • 5.5-magnitude quake hits Sultan Kudarat
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  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured
  • Sports

  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • Business

  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • 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
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
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