ELADIO PERFECTO JR.

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CATARMAN, Northern Samar: A man was buried in a landslide while two fishermen were reported missing after heavy rains and strong winds brought by the northeast monsoon and the tail-end of a cold front battered Eastern Visayas. Rei Echano, head of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management office (PDRRMO),…

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CATARMAN, Northern Samar: The provincial government has awarded Army troops who were wounded in a gunbattle in Barangay Hinagonoyan in Catubig at the height of Typhoon Urduja (international code name: Kai-Tak) with the Wounded Personnel Medal and P40,000 cash each on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Mario Lacurom, commanding general of the 803rd Brigade based in Camp Sumoroy,…

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CATARMAN, Northern Samar: A rise in HIV-AIDS cases in Eastern Visayas has alarmed the Department of Health (DoH) here, prompting it to issue a warning about the spike in Region 8. Roderick Boyd Cerro, a nurse, said five of the 127 HIV/AIDS cases reported in August alone this year led…

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THE Tacloban Union of Barangay Officials (TUBO) and Alliance of Water Concessionaires (Alwacon) called on the board of directors of Leyte Metropolitan Water District (LMWD) to resign and obey the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that the mayor of a chartered city may appoint local water district board members if its…

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Calbayog City, Samar: A city hall employee was shot dead in broad daylight ambush by a gunmen backriding two motorcycles on Monday in Barangay Matobato here. Police identified the victim as Joe Patrick Lentejas, 40, maintenance and construction foreman under the Office of the Mayor. The victim was on board…

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Catarman, N. Samar: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned the public anew against eating shellfish harvested from Irong-irong, Maqueda and Daram bays in Western Samar; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar and Carigara Bay in Leyte that remain positive for paralytic poison or red tide toxin. BFAR issued…

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CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar: A village chief in Catbalogan City was critically wounded after a police officer shot her inside the Catbalogan City police station over unpaid restaurant bill. Police Supt. Edwin Barbosa, city police chief, said that victim Nimfa Rosal, chairman of Barangay 6 and owner of Twins Restobar, called…

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CATARMAN, N. Samar: At least 270 suspected criminals, some on the list of most wanted persons, were arrested in Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte and Southern Leyte on orders of newly assumed Police Regional Director, Chief Supt. Gilbert Cruz, to intensify police operations against the at large suspects. Cruz disclosed that…

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Catarman, Northern Samar: Six members of the New People’s Army (NPA) based in Northern Samar have surrendered with their firearms to live a normal life, ending their armed struggle for years. Army Capt. Federico Morales, Philippine Army civil military operations chief and spokesman for the 803rd Infantry Brigade, based in…

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