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DOH-8 cites surge in dengue cases in first 3 weeks of January

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 31 -- The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas has reported higher dengue fever cases in the first three weeks of 2023 and warned that frequent heavy rains in the region w... Read More


Local IBP denounces slay try vs. lawyer

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 27 -- The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Leyte chapter here has condemned the recent shooting that wounded a lawyer and a court personnel while serving a demolition order ... Read More


N. Samar town, Bacoor City boost ties with sisterhood pact

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 27 -- The city government of Bacoor in Cavite and the municipal government of Palapag, Northern Samar have signed a sisterhood agreement that would boost their economic, trade, tou... Read More


Calbayog airport mulls P100 terminal fee hike

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 26 -- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is planning to raise the terminal fee at the Calbayog Airport in Samar from PHP50 to PHP150 following the completion of... Read More


Shellfish ban up in Tacloban's Cancabato Bay

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 26 -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned against consuming shellfish taken from Cancabato Bay here after meat samples turned positive for red tide toxi... Read More


3 cruise ships to bring in over 1K tourists in E. Visayas in 2023

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 26 -- At least three cruise ships bringing in over 1,000 foreign guests and crew members would make a stop in picturesque islands in Eastern Visayas this year, the Department of To... Read More


Medicines sent to Region 8 to fight schistosomiasis

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 25 -- The national government has allocated at least 2.47 million praziquantel tablets for Eastern Visayas to combat schistosomiasis, a disease endemic in the region. Agnes Cuayzo... Read More


Ex-PDEA exec involved in illegal drugs surrenders

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 25 -- A former regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) accused of being involved in illegal drugs surrendered on Wednesday to the Philippine National Pol... Read More


Stakeholders prepare tourism infra 'wish list' for E. Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 25 -- Tourism stakeholders in Eastern Visayas came up with a master list of tourism infrastructure that the national government could look for funding in the future. Department of... Read More


Leyte town seeks P200-M tourism road to draw more visitors

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 24 -- The town of Matag-ob in Leyte province needs at least PHP200 million to build roads leading to their key destinations to attract tourists from nearby Kalanggaman Island in Pa... Read More