3 bodies retrieved from collapsed mining pit in Surigao Sur

BUTUAN CITY – Rescuers retrieved Thursday three cadavers from a collapsed mining site in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) official in the area said. Marihatag MDRRMO chief Gerry Avila told the Philippine News Agency that operations will continue to retrieve three more bodies. “Our workers have encountered difficulties because … Read More

Escudero dismayed over slow probe on online broadcaster’s slay

LEGAZPI CITY – Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Wednesday expressed dismay over snail-paced police investigation into the killing of online program anchor Jobert Bercasio last September 14. When asked by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar for update on the investigation during the Laging Handa Network Briefing, Escudero said, “At this moment ongoing … Read More

DepEd-SoCot ‘shocked, sad’ over suicide of Grade 11 learner

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Education officials in South Cotabato expressed “shock and sadness” on Wednesday over the death by suicide of a Grade 11 learner from Tupi town who reportedly confided of having difficulty catching up with modular learning. Dr. Ruth Estacio, acting superintendent of the Department of Education (DepEd)-South Cotabato division, described the death of … Read More

Sorsogon journalist shot dead

SORSOGON CITY – A local journalist here was shot dead on Monday evening by motorcycle-riding assailants. Police identified the victim as Jobert Bercasio also known as Polpog, a resident of Bacon district, Sorsogon City. Initial report showed Bercasio was on board his motorcycle and was en route to Seabreeze Subdivision in Barangay Cabid-An from the city … Read More