NPA rebels burn P3M heavy equipment

ZAMBOANGA CITY — At least P3 million worth of heavy equipment were damaged when a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels attacked a government construction site in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Monday. Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, Police Regional Office 9 director, said the incident took place around 8:30 p.m. … Read More

Classes suspended in quake-hit Leyte towns

TACLOBAN CITY — Classes are suspended on Tuesday in the cities of Ormoc and Tacloban due to the July 6 quake and the strong aftershock which hit Monday morning. The suspension is for pre-elementary, elementary, high school and senior high school classes. City Mayors Cristina Romualdez of Tacloban and Richard Gomez of Ormoc issued separate … Read More

Brace for more aftershocks – Philvocs Director

ORMOC CITY — Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) Director Renato Solidum said Monday that residents in Leyte province should expect more aftershocks following the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in July 6. As of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, a total of 600 aftershocks were recorded by Philvocs, 70 … Read More

3-7 days to restore power in E. Visayas – DOE

  TACLOBAN CITY — It will take three to seven days before power will be restored in Eastern Visayas, said Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Felix William Funetebella at the emergency meeting of the Regional Development Council Saturday afternoon. Fuentebella attended the RDC meeting representing DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi who conducted inspection and assessment at … Read More

3 town execs linked to drug lord nabbed in Cebu

CEBU CITY — A joint police task force arrested three municipal councilors of San Fernando, Cebu early Friday morning for possession of unlicensed firearms and illegal drugs in three separate operations. Provincial Regional Office- 7 (PRO-7) Chief Noli G. Talino said the three town officials were connected to self-confessed drug lord Franz Sabalones, who was … Read More