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Palace asked to suspend Southern Leyte governor

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

A lawyer who filed administrative charges of grave misconduct and abuse of authority against Southern Leyte Gov. Roger G. Mercado has asked Malacañang to order his immediate suspension for 60 days.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Church execs say visit of Pope is to archdiocese

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SURVIVORS take part in Mass celebrated in commemoration of the first anniversary of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City, which is included in the itinerary of Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January. RAFFY LERMA

Church officials here want to set the record straight.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

6 years for Leyte ex-mayor for graft


A former Southern Leyte mayor will be getting six years jail time and lifetime ban from public office for tapping her catering company to feed then President Fidel V. Ramos and his delegation during a visit to her town nearly two decades ago.

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

Maharlika 2 ferry was ‘old,’ ‘rusty’ – survivor, PPA exec

MV Maharlika 4, sister ship of the ill-fated ferry, arrived after a rescue mission that saved 29 passengers. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY JUN CLERIGO

Old, rusty and creaky. This was how survivors of the roll-on, roll-off MV Maharlika 2 described the ill-fated interisland ferry, which sank on Saturday night due to engine trouble and bad weather off San Ricardo in Southern Leyte.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard teams continue search for 3 missing in ferry sinking

In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, a survivor from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, is pushed on a wheelchair after arriving at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines. AP

Search and rescue teams fielded by the Philippine Coast Guard have continued looking for three missing passengers of the roll-on, roll-off ferry MV Maharlika Dos (also identified as MV Maharlika 2 and MV Maharlika II in reports), which sank early Saturday night in the waters between Southern Leyte and Surigao del Norte, according to the PCG spokesperson.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »