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Northern Samar eyes investments in coco processing

TACLOBAN CITY, May 10 -- The Northern Samar provincial government has tied up with the Board of Investments (BOI) to encourage more investors in the local coconut industry. Northern Samar Provincial ... Read More


DA-Eastern Visayas eyes 8.7% growth in rice yield amid drought

TACLOBAN CITY, May 10 -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Eastern Visayas is eyeing an 8.7 percent increase in rice production this year with the minimal impact of El Nino phenomenon in the regio... Read More


Northern Samar seeks PCG help to check passing foreign vessels

CATARMAN, May 7 -- The local government of Mapanas, Northern Samar, has asked the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to increase its presence in their town for the surveillance of foreign ships after the re... Read More


Southern Leyte town declared rebel-free

TACLOBAN CITY, May 7 -- The town of Bontoc in Southern Leyte has been declared free from threats of the New People's Army (NPA) with no sightings and no activity of armed rebels in the area for a year... Read More


New bridge seen to curb road closures during flooding in Eastern Samar

TACLOBAN CITY, May 6 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of the Bigo Bridge in Arteche, Eastern Samar designed to address road closures during heavy fl... Read More


Samar provinces now free from NPA influence

CATARMAN, May 6 -- The three Samar provinces are now free from the influence of the New People's Army (NPA) after years of whole-of-nation efforts against insurgency. During a peace and development d... Read More


Army builds hanging bridge for conflict-stricken Samar villages

TACLOBAN CITY, May 3 -- The Philippine Army has built a PHP6.17-million hanging bridge to provide access to five communities previously affected by decades of clashes between government forces and the... Read More


Red tide persists in 2 Samar bays

TACLOBAN CITY, May 3 -- Red tide has remained in two bays in Samar provinces this week, largely due to changing weather patterns, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said Friday. The... Read More


Tacloban suspends classes due to intense heat

TACLOBAN CITY, May 2 -- For the first time, the city government here has suspended classes at all levels in public schools for two days due to scorching heat. In an executive order on Thursday, Mayor... Read More


Leytenos abroad urged to help promote local tourism

PALO, May 2 -- The provincial government here launched on Wednesday the Great Leyte Homecoming campaign, counting on Leytenos living abroad to help promote local destinations. Frances Ann Petilla, a ... Read More