EV’s employment rate in 2016 went up, PSA-8 says

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan 20(PIA) –The annual employment rate in Eastern Visayas slightly rose to 95.5 percent last year as compared from 94.6 percent in 2015.   Out of the estimated 3.0 million population aged 15 years old and over in 2016, 1.9 million individuals are economically active o... Read more

Waray News: DA burublagon an illegal nga pangisda, tagan premyo an maupay nga kabaybayon nga kumunidad

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 20 (PIA) – Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol nagpahayag nga burublagon sa gobyerno an illegal nga pangisda ngan hanapan sin administratibo nga sirot para sa mayor nga diri makapuypoy sa illegal nga binuhatan sa komunidad.   Sa mao man ta nga higayon, si Presidente Duterte ... Read more

Cebuano News: Upat ka bag-ong dump trucks paliton sa LGU-Maasin City

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte January 20 (PIA) -  Upat ka bag-o nga mga garbage collection trucks ang nakatakda nga mo-abot sa siyudad sa Maasin City ning tuiga aron makatabang sa pagkolekta sa mga basura matag adlaw.   Atol sa pagpahigayon sa ikaduha nga tigum sa Solid Waste Management Board ... Read more

LGU-Borongan City joins National Clean-up Day 2017

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, Jan. 20 (PIA) - The Borongan City Government joins the celebration of the National Clean-up Day 2017 today, January 20.   According to Borongan City Solid Waste Management Officer Engr. Joseph Lagdaan, Mayor Maria Fe Abunda assigned the Borongan City Government... Read more

Southern Leyte landslide-hit road passable but remains closed to traffic

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte , Jan. 20 (PIA)– After three days of clearing operations, a portion of primary highway in Sogod, Southern Leyte remains closed to traffic as mud and rocks continue to pour down to the road from steep slopes. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Southern... Read more

Crew of a container vessel bound for Tacloban that sunk off Bohol now safe

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan 19(PIA)— Twenty eight crew members of the “meridian 3” container vessel that capsized at around 9 o’clock in the evening of January 17, 2017 at the vicinity of Danahon Bank, Brgy. Sto. Niño Bohol are now in safe condition.   This, after the crew members were... Read more

Northern Samar gets 25M under SAAD projects

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Jan. 19 (PIA) – In line with President Duterte’s thrust to increase food production and lessen poverty incidence, the Province of Northern Samar gets P25 million of the Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) given at the Leyte Pa... Read more

Crew of a container vessel bound for Tacloban that sunk off Bohol now safe

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan 19(PIA)— Twenty eight crew members of the “meridian 3” container vessel that capsized at around 9 o’clock in the evening of January 17, 2017 at the vicinity of Danahon Bank, Brgy. Sto. Niño Bohol are now in safe condition.   This, after the crew members were... Read more

Maasin City joins National Zero Waste Month, clean-up activity set

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan. 19 (PIA) – Relative to the National Zero Waste Month celebrated this January, the city government of Maasin set a clean-up activity around the city proper on January 20, 2017. The National Zero Waste Month will also likewise celebrate the anniversary of the a... Read more

Maasin waste board okays imposing garbage collection fee

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan. 19 (PIA) - You have garbage, the city will charge you.   This in effect is the message a newly drafted local ordinance will embark to implant to businesses and households, especially now that the new sanitary landfill is located some 15 kilometers away from ... Read more

Waray News: DILG nagpagawas sin P5-B pan-aghat para sa 2,529 nga kaangayan nga LGUs

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 18 -  An Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) nagpagawas sin harani P5-bilyones isip pan-aghat ngadto sa 2,529 nga mga  local government units (LGUs) nga may maupay nga buhat pagsuporta sa ira kauswagan nga inisyatibo sa ira lokal nga pamunoan. Secretary Isma... Read more

Landslide closes major road in Southern Leyte; clearing operations going on

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte Jan 19 (PIA)– The heavy downpour over the past days in this province has triggered mudslides and rockslides that rendered a portion of the major highway unpassable since Monday. The landslide occurred Monday noon in Kahupian village in Sogod town, just a few kilom... Read more

Leyte town extends suspension of classes till today

PALO, Leyte, Jan 18(PIA) – 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 today, January 18, 2017.   By virtue of executive order no. 5 sig... Read more

Sakay-Sakay Festival in Maasin City a success despite rains

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan. 18 (PIA) – The annual Sakay-Sakay Festival in Maasin City was successfully held despite on and off rains brought by the low pressure area (LPA), Sunday here. The Sakay-Sakay festival in honor of the Child Jesus drew devotees in the locality to participate in ... Read more

Region VIII to host 2017 PLEASES National Convention

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, January 18 (PIA) - The Philippine League of Secretaries to the Sanggunian Incorporated (PLEASES Inc.) — composed of Sangguniang Secretaries of cities, municipalities, and provinces in the whole country — is slated to hold a national convention this June 07-10, 201... Read more