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PALO, LEYTE – PBGen. Dionardo Carlos, Eastern Visayas Police Director, has confirmed that the intercepted 88.49 kilograms of shabu with an estimated value of Php 600 million is their biggest seizure in their anti-illegal drugs campaign in the region so far.

On Thursday night, October 17, joint posse of Gandara Municipal Police, Samar Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit and Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) intercepted two vehicles carrying the contraband in Brgy. Buñagan, Gandara, Samar.

Carlos revealed that the seized illegal drugs had the same packaging as the 9.7 kilograms of shabu recovered last August in Biri, Northern Samar. read more

TACLOBAN CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Regional Office 8 has announced that all preparations for the October 26 special elections in Southern Leyte is suspended.

Comelec 8 regional director Atty. Jose Nick Mendros said all preparations for the election of the representatives of the 1st and 2nd districts of the province are temporarily placed on hold, pending the issuance by the Supreme Court of a certificate of finality in the Nograles case.

“There are no formal directives yet, but I received a phone call yesterday from our Deputy Executive Director for Operations for the suspension,” he shared. read more

ORMOC CITY was adjudged Grand Winner for Best Tourism Research during the prestigious PEARL Awards of the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines (ATOP) on the evening of Friday, October 4, held in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.

This is the first time that Ormoc is recognized for its tourism advancements, elating Mayor Richard Gomez who said the award is proof that his one of his priority programs is doing right.

The award-winning research, tourism officer Nelson Alindogan said, is entitled “OGMOK: Developing a Sustainable Tourism Development Plan Using the Stakeholder’s Perspective Approach – The Case of Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines.” read more

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