Tourists are warmly welcomed by the locals who have prepared an arch for them.

Tourists are warmly welcomed by the locals who have prepared an arch for them.

TACLOBAN CITY – Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes of the Department of Tourism here is beside herself after 75 foreign tourists and 12 escorts of the classy, 100-suite Caledonian Sky operated by Zegrahm Expeditions, set foot in historical and charming island of Capul in Northern Samar on February 18.

The same tourists, it was learned, will be landing on Limasawa Island on February 23, in what is a virgin cruise of the liner for “historical Philippine islands.”

Ms Tiopes described the tourists’ visit to Capul as a “success”, as locals came in full force to welcome their guests. [click to continue…]

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3 men ‘salvaged’ on Friday

by EVMail News on March 1, 2015

The two victims of salvaging found at a barangay in Kananga. An onlooker could have thrown a rosary at the back of one of the victims, in a gesture of pity for their souls.

The two victims of salvaging found at a barangay in Kananga. An onlooker could have thrown a rosary at the back of one of the victims, in a gesture of pity for their souls.

ORMOC CITY – Three men are believed to be victims of more unsolved summary executions that have been happening hereabouts, and all of them were found Friday (February 20). One beheaded body was found here in Ormoc City, while two others were found in Kananga, Leyte.

At around 6:00 in the morning of Friday, SPO3 Leo Inalisan, investigator of the police station 2 at Brgy. Valencia, this city, received information that a decapitated body was found at an unpopulated portion of Brgy. Cabulihan, near the road going to Brgy. Hibunawon. The head of the body was found around 10 meters away.

Police estimate the victim to be around 5”2 in height, had a beard and around 30 years old. When found, he was wearing a striped black and white pants. They also noted the victim had long hair. He had not identification cards with him, and police said he must have irked his killers that he was beheaded. [click to continue…]

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ORMOC CITY – Duha ka babaye ang biktima sa kawat, usa ang gihold-up ug lain ang gikuotan niadtong Pebrero 16, apan managlahi nga oras ug dapit.

Ang unang biktima mao si Myrna Dilao, 64, retiradong empleyada sa kanhi PNOC ug karon EDC na ug asawa usab ni Menelo Dilao, kanhi manager sa PNOC. Ang sunod nga biktima mao si Elizabeth Padayao, 55, taga Camella Homes sa Tambulilid.

Si Dilao nitug-an nga nakuha gikan kaniya ang iyang wedding ring balor P35,000, pulseras, ug kuwentas. May kuarta siya kay gikan siya sa banko nag-withdraw pero way kuartang nakuha gikan kaniya. [click to continue…]

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ESA with proposals

Tabulated data of LGU’s with ready-to-release ESA and those that have been released. No. 1 is Kananga with P 207,280,000 with check dated Dec. 29, 2014 yet. Releases have also been made to Tanauan, Tolosa, and Tacloban City on 2014, but the money came from DSWD “savings”. Palompon and Guiuan were released the funds this year, this time funded by the GAA.

ORMOC CITY – Nestor Ramos, regional director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, said that he could not exactly say when the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for Ormoc would be released, considering that the city social welfare office submitted documentation that does not conform to their guidelines. Ramos said he gave city social welfare officer Marietta Legazpi up to Friday (February 13) to submit the correct documents and listing.

Compounding the problem of the ESA’s release is the city social welfare office’s not yet being able to liquidate the P 40-million it got from DSWD for its “cash-for-work” program, he said. Unless the cash-for-work funds are liquidated, the ESA funds cannot be accessed.

The regional director made this report in a meeting with Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, after the congresswoman expressed her concern why only Palompon has yet received the ESA of the six towns and one city in her district.

Rep. Gomez said funds for the purpose are already in this year’s General Appropriation Act, which they passed in Congress.  [click to continue…]

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Tzu Chi turns over “Great Love Village” in Palo

by EVMail News on February 23, 2015

PALO, LEYTE – A total of 255 prefab housing units were turned over Saturday to typhoon Yolanda survivors by Tzu Chi Foundation in Brgy. San Jose, Palo, Leyte, in a resettlement area named as “Great Love Village”. The inauguration and turnover ceremonies coincided with the celebration of Valentine’s Day.

In the blessing and inauguration program, Palo Mayor Remedios “Matin” Petilla signed the acceptance of the housing units in behalf of the grateful beneficiaries who were awarded the houses for free.

Mayor Petilla expressed her profuse thanks to the Tzu Chi leaders and other volunteers who worked tirelessly to finish the project in such a short time. The land area for the resettlement project was purchased by the Palo municipal government to start the project. [click to continue…]

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16 ka GRO na way hygiene cards, girekupo

February 23, 2015

ORMOC CITY – 16 ka mga Guest Relation Officer (GRO) ang girekupo sa mga kawani sa City Health Office kay wa nay mga hygiene cards. Ang mga GRO didto nila madakpi sa nagkadaiyang KTV bars dinhi sa siyudad. Ang team sa CHO gipangulohan ni Sergio Morga Jr.. Sa police report nakuha gikan sa station, ang […]

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13,221 families in Palompon get P30,000, P 10,000 each

February 15, 2015

PALOMPON, LEYTE – Some P 238.7 million were distributed in this town starting Saturday, February 7, in “Emergency Shelter Assistance” (ESA) of P 30,000 each for those with “totally damaged houses” and P 10,000 for “partially damaged” homes from Yolanda, which struck the town last November 8, 2013 yet. This is the first ever distribution […]

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Japanese shipping line, SMB donate boats for Albuera fishermen through Lucy’s “6200: Mission Possible”

February 15, 2015

ALBUERA, LEYTE – The Kawazaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. or “K” Line, a Japanese shipping company, through the Rayomar Outreach Foundation, and the San Miguel Brewery (SMB) are among the latest company donors of Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez’s “6,200: Mission Possible”, a campaign to raise donations of 6,200 boats for all of the 4th district’s registered […]

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SP probes gas stations why Ormoc prices are always higher compared to other towns, cities

February 15, 2015

ORMOC CITY – An tri-committee hearing into the request of the Ormoc City Chamber and Industry, Inc. for the city council to determine why the prices of diesel and gasoline in the city are always higher than that of other LGUs, even small towns, was held at the Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall on Monday, February […]

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2, dedbol sa pusil-patay karong semanaha

February 15, 2015

ORMOC CITY – Duha ka tawo ang patay karong semanaha, human kini sila girapido sa wala pa mailhing mga suspek sa nagkadilaing insidente. Ang primerong biktima mao si Ramil Tude, 27, usa ka security guard sa EDC ug nagpuyo sa Campsite sa kompanya sa may Brgy. Tongonan. Siya girapido og pagpamusil sa duha ka tawo […]

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