426th Basey, Samar Fiesta Celebration

Basey is a 1st class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. The place has its own world-class tourist spots such as Sohoton Caves and having the world’s longest “banig”. Every September, the town has various activities to commemorate with the upcoming town fiesta. One of the activities held every year is the Civic Parade. […]

PHIVOLCS warns Eastern Visayas on “The Big One”

TACLOBAN CITY — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is alarmed for the possible happening of a quake or movement of the Philippine trench in Region 8. The movement is viewed to cause a tsunami in the provinces facing the Pacific Ocean such as Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Eastern Samar. According to PHIVOLCS Director […]

US promises to give back Balangiga Church Bells

MANILA — The United States Ambassador to the Philippines has promised on Tuesday to return the three church bells taken by the American forces a century ago. Ambassador Sung Kim said the two governments have deliberated the return of the Balangiga Bells, named after the village where they were taken. “The United States is deeply […]

Eastern Visayas needs P430-B investment in the next 5 years

TACLOBAN CITY — Eastern Visayas region needs at least P43o Billion investments for priority activities under the draft 2017-2022 Regional Development Investment PRogram (RDIP). The funding initially listed by officials from the government and private sector is still waiting for the approval by the Regional Development Council (RDC) in its third quarter meeting this September 29. […]

NEDA: P11.25 billion Yolanda rehab funds still untouched

TACLOBAN CITY — As of the first half of 2017, about P11.25 billion of government funds meant for rehabilitation projects for areas devastated by the Super Typhoon “Yolanda” remains untouched after almost four years. According to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), the latest Yolanda progress report showed that only P20.94 billion of the P32.19 billion had […]

Lass from Southern Leyte declared Miss Eco Philippines 2017

TACLOBAN CITY — Cynthia Thomalla was crowned as the Miss Eco Philippines 2017. This beautiful young lady hails from Macrohon, Southern Leyte. Her mother is from Macrohon, Southern Leyte and her father is a German. The newly crowned Miss Eco Philippines 2017 will represent the country for Miss Eco 2017 in Alexandria this 2018. During the pageant […]