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‘Basyang’ unleashes floods, landslides in Southern Leyte

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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