Samar now ready for summer tourism launch

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Samar now ready for summer tourism launch 

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, April 17 — A Grand Night with the Samar Sky kicks off the biggest summer fun launching in the region dubbed as “Summer sa Samar” on April 18, which will be followed by a three-day familiarization of the tourism-ready destinations for the local and national tri-media, travel bloggers and tour operators .

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Island town maintains zero maternal, infant mortality rate

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Island town maintains zero maternal, infant mortality rate 

By Roel T. Amazona

SAN VICENTE, Northern Samar, April 16 (PNA) – This island town maintains its status as maternal and infant mortality-free area, notwithstanding its distance from the nearest hospital.

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DepEd picks Calbayog as center of arts for K to 12 senior high

February 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on DepEd picks Calbayog as center of arts for K to 12 senior high 

CALBAYOG CITY, Feb. 24 — The Department of Education (DepEd) has picked this city as the center of arts and design for the full implementation of kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (K to 12) in 2016.

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Northern Samar to focus building roads to fight insurgency

February 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Northern Samar to focus building roads to fight insurgency 

TACLOBAN CITY, Feb. 7 -– The Northern Samar provincial government pushes for the building of more access roads to remote villages to address the old-aged insurgency problem in the province.

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Regional sports events resumes after last year’s cancellation

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Regional sports events resumes after last year’s cancellation 

BAYBAY CITY, Feb. 2 — Sporadic rainfall and gusty winds failed to dampen the festive atmosphere at the opening ceremony of Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) on Sunday.

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Tail-end of a cold front to bring rains over Eastern Visayas; Northeast Monsoon continues to affect Luzon on Monday — PAGASA

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tail-end of a cold front to bring rains over Eastern Visayas; Northeast Monsoon continues to affect Luzon on Monday — PAGASA 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — Expect light to moderate rains over parts of Eastern Visayas, Caraga Region on Monday due to tail end of cold front, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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BFAR rebuilds 18,000 boats in typhoon-weary Eastern Visayas in 2014

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on BFAR rebuilds 18,000 boats in typhoon-weary Eastern Visayas in 2014 

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 23 – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has led the rebuilding of 18,000 boats in 2014, but the government will continue with the project until reaching 20,000 units.

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NEDA cites economic gains from Leyte’s Papal visit

January 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on NEDA cites economic gains from Leyte’s Papal visit 

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 21 -– The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) is counting on the brief visit of Pope Francis in Leyte to fuel the performance Eastern Visayas’ economy slackened by natural calamities.

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PAGASA places 12 areas in Luzon, Visayas under Signal no. 1 due to TS 'Amang'

January 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on PAGASA places 12 areas in Luzon, Visayas under Signal no. 1 due to TS 'Amang' 

MANILA, Jan. 16 -– At least 12 areas in Luzon and Visayas are now under public storm warning signal no. 1 as tropical storm “Amang” continues to move westward towards Eastern Visayas and has maintained its strength, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday.

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PCG, Surigao Police intensify security for Papal visit in Eastern Visayas

January 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on PCG, Surigao Police intensify security for Papal visit in Eastern Visayas 

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 15 — The Philippine Coast Guard Surigao del Norte Station and the Surigao City Police in-charge of the Lipata Ferry Terminal in Surigao City have intensified operations to provide security for the Papal visit in Tacloban City.

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