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MANILA (PNA) – The traditional celebration of the Holy Week was generally peaceful, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Sunday, April 21.

“Yes, observance of Holy Week is generally peaceful,” PNP spokesperson, Col. Bernard Banac shared. 

Banac attributed the peaceful observance of Holy Week to the strict implementation of the “Oplan Ligtas Sumvac 2019”, which is a nationwide coordinated police operations aim to provide security during Lenten season and summer vacation.  read more

ORMOC CITY – The week-long Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) Meet 2019, with the theme, “LEADing Excellence through Culture and Sports”, finally came to an end.

Of course, some lost, and some were proclaimed as winners – and Ormoc, the hosting city, amazingly dominated this year’s EVRAA Meet, once again the overall champion for the second year in a row. 

It had been “double pressure” for Ormoc City, being the host of this year’s EVRAA Meet and being the defending grand champion. Last year, Ormoc Siglaro Elites prevailed, with a total of 109 gold, 56 silver, and 74 bronze medals, for a total of 239 medals. This year, Ormoc exceeded its last year’s performance.  read more

ORMOC CITY – The Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) Meet 2019, bearing the theme, “LEADing Excellence through Culture and Sports”, grandiosely opened on April 7, 2019 at the Ormoc City Sports Complex.

The 8,512 athletes, coaches, schools division superintendents and local government officials of the 13 delegations from 13 school divisions of Eastern Visayas, namely: Baybay City; Biliran; Borongan City; Calbayog City; Catbalogan City; Eastern Samar; Leyte; Maasin City; Northern Samar; Samar; Southern Leyte; Tacloban City; and host-city, Ormoc; paraded from the New Ormoc City Hall to the Ormoc City Sports Complex, in their colorful uniforms, from head to toe, for the grand opening. They also brought with them their props: some brought customized umbrellas and fans. But, it was the Eastern Samar delegates that brought in the wow factor, bringing with them models of the iconic Balangiga bells.  read more

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