aratiles final

Aratiles and Its Health Benefits That You Probably Didn’t Know

Aratiles or mansanitas (in Leyte) or Kerson Fruit in English, has made the rounds on the internet recently because of a student scientist from Iloilo City who was believed to have discovered a potential anti-diabetic components in the said fruit. Her name is Maria Isabel Layson. She won the National Science and Technology Fair and […]

pork meat

FDA temporarily bans pork meat products from ASF-affected countries

Temporary ban on importation, distribution, and sale of processed pork meat products from African Swine Fever-affected countries was ordered by the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Eric Domingo, the officer-in-charge of the said government agency, said the items ordered to be pulled out  from supermarkets and grocery stores will be immediately […]

welfare of ev child laborers

EV child labor committee discusses protection for child laborers

ORMOC CITY — The member-agencies of the Eastern Visayas Regional Child Labor Committee (EVRCLC) discussed in a meeting on October 6, Friday some issues and concerns for the welfare of child laborers in the region. The last activity of EVRCLC was in 2012 which was the drafting of a memorandum of agreement for the intensified, sustained, and unified […]

the big one

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 […]

investment cover

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. […]