Negros Oriental eyes more ‘green’ sources of energy

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degam (PIO NegOr) The Provincial Government of Negros Oriental is eyeing solar and wind energy to support future investments.Gov. Ruel Degamo said he had a meeting with Department of Energy (DOE) officials to discuss funding for "green"...

Dumaguete electoral group opposes election postponement

The Dumaguete Diocesan Electoral Board is opposed to suggestions to postpone the presidential elections in 2022.Msgr. Julius Perpetuo Heruela, head of the Diocesan Electoral Board, said elections should continue despite the coronavirus disease (Covid-19)."It would be...

Cebu BRT to start by December 2021

Cebu BRT to start by December 2021

The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) will be operational by the end of 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic.Asst. Secretary Anthony Gerard ‘Jonji’ Gonzales of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) said the Department of Transportation pushed...

Dumaguete bishop offers schools, parish grounds for vaccination

Dumaguete bishop offers schools, parish grounds for vaccination

The Diocese of Dumaguete has opened its church and school grounds as vaccination areas for the national government’s mass vaccination program that will start this year.Dumaguete Bishop Lito Cortes floated the idea, citing the Catholic's Bishops Conference of the...

Illegal LPG tanks seized in Northern Luzon

Illegal LPG tanks seized in Northern Luzon

Potential gas leak explosions from substandard liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) were impeded after recent raids in Sto. Tomas and San Juan in La Union captured 32 illegally refilled and distributed Solane LPG tanks.The confiscated cylinders reportedly amounted to almost...

Manobo minors taken by police out of Cebu campus

Manobo minors taken by police out of Cebu campus

Screen grab from Benjie Talisik’s Facebook Live. The Police Regional Office (PRO) in Central Visayas took out at least 19 indigent minors from Mindanao who were allegedly recruited by militant groups and housed inside a Catholic university in Talamban, Cebu...

Negros Oriental cold facility ready for vaccine delivery

Negros Oriental cold facility ready for vaccine delivery

A provincial pharmacist inspects the Negros Oriental cold chain facility being preped for vaccination delivery and storage. The province of Negros Oriental is ready to receive vaccines from the national government with its cold chain facility funded by the United...

Slain broadcaster’s remains exhumed

Slain broadcaster’s remains exhumed

A team from NBI Central Visayas exhumes the remains of slain broadcaster Rex Pepino Cornellio The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMs) has announced the exhumation of slain broadcaster Rex Cornelio Pepino’s remains in Negros Oriental, as investigators...

Cebu coalition calls on Robredo to run for President

Cebu coalition calls on Robredo to run for President

Video grab from Cebu Citizen’s Assembly Press Conference at Cebu City on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Cebu-based supporters of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo have formed a coalition calling on her to run for president in 2022.Wearing lavender ribbons as a sign of...

Cebu mayors: No UK variant cases yet

Cebu mayors: No UK variant cases yet

Two local chief executives in Cebu have called on the Department of Health (DOH) to coordinate with them before publicizing information concerning UK variant cases, to avoid panic.In a statement early this week, the DOH said that two of the eight recently confirmed...