Eastern Visayas, Philippines Newswire

Eastern Visayas, Philippines Newswire

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

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  1. No landfall but expect rains from - Bising' - " PAGASARead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 4 | Manila Bulletin

    Tropical depression "Bising" is unlikely to make landfall in any part of the country but could still bring rains over parts of Visayas and Mindanao within the next two to three days. As of 10 a.m. Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration located Bising at 515 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

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  2. DPWH: All systems go for P7.9-B Leyte tide embankment projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Manila Bulletin

    By Philippine News Agency The Department of Public Works and Highways said it has overcome all barriers in the implementation of P7.9-billion tide embankment project in Leyte. Some portions of the so-called "Great Wall" project for Yolanda-hit communities will start soon after the bidding and completion of other requirements, the Department of Public Works and Highways confirmed.

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  3. Palo, Leyte extends suspension of classes till Jan. 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Sun-Star

    The local government unit of Palo, Leyte has ordered the extension of suspension of classes in pre-elementary, elementary and secondary schools both private and public in the said municipality until, Wednesday, January 18. Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla, through an executive order, extended the suspension of classes as recommended by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council . The presence of inundation in low-lying areas and in some major thoroughfares in the locality and the presence of floodwaters which may pose risk to school children prompted the MDRRMC to recommend the extension.

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  4. Wounded whale rescued in Eastern SamarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Sun-Star

    A wounded melon-headed whale stranded in Salcedo town in Eastern Samar was rescued and returned back to sea, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources regional office reported. The BFAR said the local folk who discovered the whale stranded in the seashore of Barangay Butig, Salcedo town around 9 a.m. of January 10 immediately alerted the authorities.

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  5. War on drugs: Philippine president Duterte warns mayors will be shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Stuff.co.nz

    In a meeting with more than 1,000 mayors, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the drugs scourge was ruining "the moral fabric of society". Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has repeated threats to kill municipal mayors involved in drugs as the number of Filipinos killed in his deadly crackdown tops 6200.

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  6. Massive mangrove planting seen to strengthen E. Visayas coastal areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Manila Bulletin

    The massive mangrove plantation initiated by the government will strengthen the protection of the coastal areas in Eastern Visayas against the rise of sea water or storm surge due to strong typhoons. DENR-8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told reporters in an interview that more coastlines in Eastern Visayas will be planted with mangroves as the Secretary Regina Paz "Gina" L. Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is pushing for a massive mangrove plantation nationwide.

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  7. Leyte port eyed as regional transhipment hubRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | Manila Bulletin

    The Regional Development Council has tagged the seaport in Babatngon, Leyte as the future transhipment hub in Eastern Visayas, approving a proposal to conduct a feasibility study for the wharf. Aside from feasibility study, experts from the Philippine Ports Authority will also come up with a master plan of the Babatngon Port as Eastern Visayas' regional transhipment hub.

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  8. CARE prepares for typhoon Nock-ten, ready to respond if neededRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2016 | PressReleasePoint

    Severe Tropical Storm Nock-ten is expected to make landfall in the Bicol Region, Philippines on December 25, Christmas Day. The storm is expected to intensify into a typhoon before it hits land.

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  9. Brace for Christmas typhoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2016 | Manila Bulletin

    A strong typhoon may wallop the country on Christmas Day, weathermen warned yesterday as millions of Filipinos prepare to celebrate one of the most important dates on the religious calendar. "Our Christmas will be rainy, with strong winds," said Landrico Dalida Jr. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration deputy administrator.

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  10. Philippines Warned of Rainy Christmas From Tropical StormRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2016 | ABC News

    A tropical storm nearing the Philippines on Friday may strengthen into a typhoon, bringing moderate to heavy rains and blustery weather on Christmas Day, the biggest holiday in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation. Tropical Storm Nock-Ten was 790 kilometers east of Guiuan town in the eastern part of the country as of Friday morning, packing winds of up to 105 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 130 kph , forecasters said.

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  11. Philippines: Severe tropical storm expected to make Christmas landfallRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2016 | Asian Correspondent

    WEATHER forecasters believe tropical storm Nock-ten has gained strength as it moves closer to the Philippines and is predicted to intensify further into a typhoon bringing heavy rains on Christmas Day. The storm was 490 miles east of Guiuan town in the eastern Philippines as of Friday morning, with winds of up to 65 miles per hour and gusts of up to 81 mph Landrico Dalida Jr., a deputy administrator of the government weather bureau, said Nock-Ten may intensify into a typhoon, with winds of at least 75 mph , as the severe tropical storm is expected to make landfall over the Bicol region.

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  12. Filipinos warned of rainy Christmas as storm intensifiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Weather forecasters say a severe tropical storm has gained strength as it moves closer to the Philippines and may intensify further into a typhoon, bringing heavy rains and blustery weather on Christmas Day, the biggest holiday in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation. Tropical Storm Nock-Ten was 790 kilometers east of Guiuan town in the eastern part of the country as of Friday morning, packing winds of up to 105 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 130 kph .

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  13. Storm Nina seen to bring heavy rainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Manila Bulletin

    Tropical Storm "Nina" has further intensified as it continues to move west northwest, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration reported. The tropical storm, which entered the Philippine area of responsibility at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, has maximum sustained winds of up to 105 kph near the center and gusts reaching up to 130 kph.

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  14. Heavy downpour closes roads in Samar provincesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | Sun-Star

    INCESSANT rains dumped over the weekend have caused landslide and flooding that rendered some roads impassable in Samar provinces until early Monday morning, December 19, the Department of Public Works and Highways reported. The DPWH has monitored 11 landslides, rockslides, and roadslips that blocked the highway in three Samar provinces.

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  15. Prisons and rehab overcrowding in the PhilippinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 | Al Jazeera

    As death toll rises, Philippine prisons and drug rehab centres fill to capacity as many try to avoid the same fate. In the Philippines, the war on drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte has led to nearly 6,000 deaths , including an estimated 2,051 killed during police operations.

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  16. Visitors flock Wildlife Rescue CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | Manila Bulletin

    The Regional Wildlife Rescue Center run by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Eastern Visayas office here has been attracting more visitors in the past months. DENR Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told reporters the center, located in the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office Leyte compound in Barangay Baras, is the rehabilitation area for confiscated, rescued, and abandoned wildlife found in Eastern Visayas.

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  17. Meralco undertakes price challenge on solar supply dealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | Manila Bulletin

    According to Meralco First Vice President Ivanna G. dela Pena, while the contracts were already signed by the relevant parties, the contracts have yet to be subjected to a form of bidding in compliance to the requirements under the government-sanctioned competitive selection process policy. Price challenge is among the variants currently being accepted by regulators and policymakers when it comes to CSP compliance for power supply contracts.

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  18. 'Yolanda' survivors hold evacuation drill inside caveRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2016 | Sun-Star

    Ahead of its third anniversary, survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda commemorated the disaster on October 29 by joining an evacuation drill in Tinabanan Cave, the usual evacuation center of Barangay Tinabanan, this town, during calamities. During wars and disasters, the cave served as the "natural" evacuation center of the townsfolk because it's the only wide, safe and flood-free area in the municipality.

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  19. Southern tollways operators prepare for UndasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Manila Bulletin

    Skyway O&M Corporation , Manila Toll Expressway System, Inc. and Star Tollway Corporation , operators of Skyway System, South Luzon Expressway and Star Tollway, respectively, expect tollway northbound and southbound traffic to build up on Friday night, Oct. 28, the whole day of Oct. 29 and, on Sunday afternoon Nov. 1. At the Skyway System, the toll plazas with high traffic at include the Main Toll Plaza, Dona Soledad, Dr. A. Santos, Alabang and NAIAEx on the elevated section; and C5, Nichols, Merville, NB/SB exits in Bicutan and Sucat; and on Alabang and South Station on the at-grade section. At SLEX, Filinvest NB Exit/SB Entry, Susana Heights NB, Carmona NB/SB, SB Exit plazas of Mamplasan, Sta.

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  20. P188,000 profit from ginger trial plantingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Manila Bulletin

    There's money in farming if you are hard working enough and open-minded to adopt improved farming practices. Just like Tannie Zaulda, 48, a former soldier who made a profit of P188,000 last year from a trial planting of 120 kilos of ginger seed pieces in his two-hectare farm in Barangay Julita, Libacao, Aklan.

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