Boracay restos, establishments told to serve general public

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has reminded operators of restaurants and other establishments on Boracay island that they should accommodate the general public and should not be exclusive to a particular nationality.  DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III, in a press conference Thursday, said the local government unit (LGU) … Read More

Village chief nabbed with high-powered firearms in Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY — An incumbent village chief in Masbate was nabbed by police operatives on Wednesday following the recovery of several high-powered firearms in his residence in Placer town. Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office (PRO)-5 (Bicol Region) spokesperson, on Thursday identified the suspect as Dioscoro Dickyam Sy, chairman of Barangay Nagarao Placer. Calubaquib said … Read More

Strong quake causes panic in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY — The magnitude 6.5 earthquake that rocked Eastern Visayas has caused panic among residents traumatized by sea level rise when Super Typhoon Yolanda struck more than five years ago. It was like an exodus in the regional capital Tuesday afternoon as major business establishments, schools, and offices suspended their operations, sending people to streets … Read More

6.5-magnitude quake hits Bicol region

LEGAZPI CITY — A 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the provinces of Catanduanes, Masbate, Albay, and Sorsogon on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. No tsunami warning alert was issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The earthquake of tectonic origin was felt in Catanduanes, Masbate City, Masbate, Sorsogon, … Read More