Regional News

MILF forms political party, says it is ready for PHL polls 

MILF forms political party, says it is ready for PHL polls 

Dec. 17 | By Edwin O. Fernandez COTABATO CITY, Philippines, Dec. 17– The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Wednesday said its political party is now ready to participate in any government... Read more »

International

Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium in terror cases

Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium in terror cases

Dec. 17 | PESHAWAR, Dec. 17 — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today lifted a self-imposed moratorium on death penalty in terror related cases, a day after ruthless Taliban militants massacred... Read more »

Church of England announces first female bishop

Dec. 17 | LONDON, Dec. 17 — The first female bishop in the Church of England was announced Wednesday, ending the history that only male could be the bishop... Read more »

Samar

Catbalogan’s Manaragat Festival: Fun, fiestas and friendly competitions

Aug. 15 | By VICENTE ALEJANDRO S.LABRO CATBALOGAN CITY, Philippines, Aug. 15 – Midway in its month-long celebration of the 2014 Manaragat Festival, the city government... Read more »
Samar welcomes Christmas season with lights, bazaar

Samar welcomes Christmas season with lights, bazaar

Nov. 25 | By Ahlette C. Reyes CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, Philippines, Nov. 25 — The provincial government of Samar officially welcomed the Yuletide season through a lighting ceremony,... Read more »

Eastern Samar

The Padul-ong tradition continues in Borongan

The Padul-ong tradition continues in Borongan

Sep. 14 |   BY VICENTE ALEJANDRO S.LABRO BORONGAN CITY – For decades, the people of this city has been observing the “Padul-ong,” an event purportedly depicting how the image... Read more »

Guiuan retains tourist haven status after Yolanda

Aug. 28 |   GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Philippines, Aug. 27 — Despite the massive destruction brought by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), this town keeps... Read more »

Northern Samar

Discover Capul: A beautiful island rich in culture and history

Aug. 3 | BY VICENTE ALEJANDRO S. LABRO CAPUL, Northern Samar  — Capul, an island-municipality in Northern Samar, lies in the middle of the treacherous... Read more »
Foreign tourists to visit 2 EV island-towns  early next year

Foreign tourists to visit 2 EV island-towns early next year

Nov. 15 | TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines, Nov. 15 – Two tiny island-towns in Eastern Visayas have finally caught the eyes of foreign tour operators – they are included in the itinerary... Read more »

Leyte

Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum continues to draw tourists

Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum continues to draw tourists

Sep. 10 | By Klyte Faye C. Veloso TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) – The Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum continues to draw tourists after it was slightly damaged by super typhoon Yolanda... Read more »

Ormoc’s tourist attraction offers kayaking

Jul. 20 |   ORMOC CITY, Philippines, July 20 — Lake Danao Natural Park (LDNP), Ormoc’s top tourist drawer, offers a new attraction to visitors –-... Read more »