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Eastern Visayas, Philippines Newswire

Eastern Visayas, Philippines Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Eastern Visayas, Philippines.

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  1. 'Yolanda'-hit town mayor supports Roxas' presidential bidRead the original story

    Friday | Philippines Today

    The mayor of the town where super typhoon "Yolanda" made its first landfall has announced his support to the presidential bid of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas. Guiuan, Eastern Samar Mayor Christopher Sheen Gonzalez has endorsed Roxas as his way of showing gratitude to the DILG chief who helped their town recover from the destruction caused by "Yolanda".


  2. DPWH consults communities affected by Leyte's tide embankment projectRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 25 | Philippines Today

    The Department of Public Works and Highways is now conducting a public consultation with property owners in coastal communities that will be displaced in the construction of tide embankment, a first line of defense against destructive big waves. In a statement, DPWH Regional Director Rolando M. Asis said the DPWH kicked off the consultation in this city and it will run until October, covering affected communities in Tacloban City, Palo and Tanauan.


  3. Vatican appoints new bishop from LeyteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Sun-Star

    Fr. Oscar Llaneta Florencio is currently serving as rector of the St. John the Evangelist School of Theology in Palo when he got the appointment. Palo Archbishop John F. Du said he already offloaded the responsibilities of bishop-elect Florencio as rector, so he can prepare for his new role.


  4. Honeyman: InequalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 | Sun-Star

    IN NEGROS, parents and other sponsors provide plastic chairs for our public school students. Despite an annual budget of approaching P400 billion, it seems that the Department of Education is unable to provide the necessary equipment and materials to support its compulsory education system.


  5. Beauties from Palo, Macarthur grab Ms Pintados, Ms Teen Pintados titlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | Sun-Star

    A 22-YEAR-OLD lass from Palo, Leyte won this year's Search for Miss Pintados held Thursday, June 25, at Leyte National High School gymnasium. Nina Sherra Tagalog stood out among the contestants with her ability to project herself as an elegant woman onstage, aside from her fit body and beauty.


  6. PHP7.5-B Leyte embankment project to proceed this year - DPWHRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2015 | Philippines Today

    The national government will proceed with the construction of PHP7.5 billion 27-kilometer embankments from this city to Tanauan town to shield coastal communities from rising seas, an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways confirmed. DPWH Regional Director Rolando M. Asis said detailed engineering is now halfway done and it is being targeted for bidding in October this year.


  7. In Geneva, UN rights chief calls for - urgent measures' in promoting girls' educationRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | United Nations

    Girls play in the schoolyard at Santo NiA o Elementary School in the town of Tanauan, Philippines. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi 16 June 2015 – Although the empowerment of women has been among the most significant achievements of the past century, the international community must "push further" in its struggle to ensure the right to education for all girls, the top UN human rights official declared today.


  8. Bosch Philippines delivers last 3 school structures in LeyteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Sun-Star

    BOSCH, in its 20th year in the Philippines as a global supplier of technology and services, has completed the construction of school structures in Leyte that were damaged by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. The company, under its Tindog Pilipinas initiative, has turned over the newly constructed Math and Science center to the Alangalang National High School and a computer laboratory to the Alangalang Agro-Industrial School in Alangalang, Leyte.


  9. First Holdings expands industrial estate footprintRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | ABS-CBN News

    First Philippine Holdings Corp. of the Lopez family is looking to raise the bar for economic zones in the country with plans of expanding its industrial estate footprint to a level seen at par with other Asian countries. In an interview on the sidelines of the company's annual stockholders' meeting yesterday, FPHC president and chief operating officer Elpidio L. Ibaez said the company is targeting to expand its industrial park in Batangas to 2,000 hectares from its present size of 450 hectares.


  10. UNHCR: Hats off to Philippines for stand on refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | ABS-CBN News

    History can attest to the fact that the Philippines was ahead of its time in recognizing the plight of refugees and the politically persecuted, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said. This is most significant now, with the government's recent statements on the plight of the Rohingya boat people, UNHCR Representative in the Philippines Bernard Kerblat told ANC.


  11. BFAR to establish 252 community fish-landing sites nationwideRead the original story

    May 9, 2015 | Philippines Today

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will establish at least 252 community fish-landing centers nationwide as part of their efforts to reduce poverty among the fisherfolk. BFAR 7 information officer Alma Saavedra said the bureau already identified the CFLCs in strategic areas in Visayas during the training Friday on social preparation for CFLC program.


  12. Batangas residents cheer for El Gamma PenumbraRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | ABS-CBN News

    Residents of Tanauan, Batangas gathered to watch Filipino shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra perform on the grand finals of "Asia's Got Talent." El Gamma Penumbra's final number tackled global environmental issues such as illegal poaching, dynamite fishing, and the rising flood levels brought about by typhoons.


  13. Beckham's influence grows as former soccer star turns 40Read the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | KNDO

    FILE - In this Friday, March 20, 2015 file photo, David Beckham poses for the photographers during a presentation of his collaboration with a fashion clothing brand, in Madrid. Beckham turns 40 on Saturday May 2, ... .


  14. ILLAM batters dominate PH SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | ABS-CBN News

    ILLAM stamped its class in the centerpiece Little League Baseball and Softball divisions and annexed the Big League Baseball diadem as well to lead the champions in the Philippine Series that ended over the weekend in Iloilo City. The ILLAM boys routed holder Tanauan, 11-1, to wrest the majors crown and earn the right to represent the Phl to the LLB Asia Pacific Series.


  15. FPIP supports resurgence of manufacturing industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    In 2013, the Philippines was struck by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a category 5 tropical cyclone. Amid the devastation and destruction, the Philippine economy recorded a 7.2 per cent growth and was the second-fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia that year.


  16. Mabini statue set to be unveiled: Vandalism won't delay park opening, mayor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Pacific Daily News

    A recently vandalized statue of a Filipino revolutionary is set to be unveiled in Asan in early July, according to Asan-Maina Mayor Joana Blas.


  17. Mabini statue set to be unveiled: Vandalism won't delay park opening, mayor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Pacific Daily News

    Press conference: Asan-Maina Mayor Joana Blas describes plans for a village park playground at a press conference in Asan, yesterday. The playground is part of a package deal that accompanies a controversial statue that was recently vandalized in the park.


  18. Pag-Ibig steps up housing loan info drive in GuiuanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Sun-Star

    State-run Pag-Ibug Fund has stepped up housing loan program information drive in this town to help cooperative members avail themselves of the new financing scheme for disaster victims. Around a hundred members of the Guiuan Savers Entrepreneur Credit Cooperative attended the said briefing as they were oriented about the Home Rehabilitation/Reconstruction Loan .


  19. FPHC profit surges 140% to P5.6B in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Manila Bulletin

    First Philippine Holdings Corporation said its net income rose 140 percent to P14.6 billion in 2014, with P5.6 billion attributable to the equity holders of the parent. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, FPHC executive vice president Francis Giles Puno said the hike is mainly due to 14 percent increase in revenues, citing higher sales from electricity and contracts and services.


  20. Eaton opens second plant in PHLRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2015 | Philippines Today

    Irish power management firm Eaton has opened its second manufacturing facility in the Philippines that will cater to its electrical business. Eaton expands to another 29,000-square meter land in Tanauan City, Batangas which will produce electrical power management products such as uninterruptable power supply products for global markets.