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Fund for local infra projects may be tapped for unemployed Filipinos

A lawmaker is seeking to create additional jobs to boost local employment, through the appropriation of at least 10% of all funds allotted for...

Strong quake strikes eastern Philippines, reports of damage

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Samar region of the eastern Philippines on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, damaging some homes...

Samar gives up its secrets

SAMAR is regularly brought down to its knees thanks to its geographical location, which puts it right in the path of storms, including the long nightmare that was Typhoon Yolanda. And yet, when BusinessWorld spent the last days of February there, it was hard to feel that it was a province that knew hardship. In a carinderia (roadside eatery), a couple feasted on what are considered luxuries in the country’s capital: crabs and upland rice. A member of the tour group, who will not be named, scoffed, “And they call us poor.”

Pasqualino’s — Italian dining atop a Samar hill

JUST 45-minutes away from Summit Tacloban sits an Italian restaurant atop a hill with a gorgeous view of the San Juanico Bridge.

DA eyes development of more rice farms in Samar

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) is planning to open more rice plantations in the island of Samar, citing that the area is less stricken by typhoons, and has enough land area to help compensate losses experienced in the northern and central parts of Luzon.

Palace deploys more troops to Samar, Negros, Bicol

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the immediate deployment of more troops to “suppress lawless violence and acts of terror” in the provinces of Samar, Negros, and the Bicol Region.

Transmission line that will improve Samar power supply near completion —...

National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said on Wednesday that it is close to complete the Ormoc-Babatngon 138-kilovolt (kV) line that is aimed...

Yolanda-hit town opens office-cum-evacuation center

THE REHABILITATED municipal office of Marabut. a fifth-class town in Samar, was recently inaugurated, with the building designed to double as an evacuation center during typhoons and other calamities.

Summer style from Samar

A MAXI DRESS, a sarong, a wide-brimmed straw hat, aviator sunglasses, a new swimsuit -- these vacation essentials are all one needs to be...

NPAs attack soldiers on relief duty — military

COMMUNIST REBELS attacked soldiers delivering relief aid to parts of the central Philippines where a typhoon killed at least 32 people, army and disaster...

4.1 tremor off Guian

A MAGNITUDE 4.1 tectonic earthquake was recorded 39 kilometers off Guian town in Eastern Samar at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology...

DoE: Power fully restored in quake-hit provinces

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor POWER has been fully restored in Leyte, Samar and Bohol after the three provinces suffered for weeks without electricity when...