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By Lalaine Marcos

THE CITY of Ormoc is ready to receive an estimated 6,500 teachers who are coming from all parts of the Philippines for the national celebration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2018.

Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones is guest speaker of the event that will be held in the Ormoc Superdome. She will be introduced by Deped regional director Ramir V. Uytico.

Since the event is happening in Eastern Visayas, the inspiring stories of Region VIII teachers will be presented in two audio visual presentations with messages from Aniceto Sobrepeña, president of the Metrobank Foundation, and DepEd Tonisito MC Umali. read more

TACLOBAN CITY – The Duterte administration is firm in running after officials involved in multimillion-peso anomalies over the implementation of the community mortgage program meant for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in this city.

On Friday, the Social Housing Finance Corp. (SHFC) filed a case before the City Prosecutor’s Office against officials of Brigham Estate Home Owners Association for failing to remit payments of thousands of housing beneficiaries, representing their monthly amortization. read more

ORMOC CITY – Two alleged drug personalities, including a barangay chairman, are dead after a buy-bust operation was done by regional and city anti-drug police operatives at Brgy. Punta, this city, at around 9:00 PM of September 11 (Tuesday). The victims were identified as Eric Enecio y Manansala, in his mid 30’s, the son of a prominent family here, and Peter Ablen y Dinoy, 41, barangay chairman of District 16 and a cook by profession. The target of the buy-bust, it was learned, was Enecio. He was reportedly in the region’s “high value target” list. read more

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