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Mayor Edward C. Codilla gives a shelter handover certificate to a housing beneficiary of IOM. Others in the photo are (from left) Helen Colon-Omana, camp management coordinator of IOM; Cristine Marfil, head of IOM’s Ormoc sub-office; Tessa Briones, director of DSWD’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Operation Office; and Manuel M. Pereira, deputy shelter program manager of IOM.

Ormoc News – IOM turns over 85 houses…

ORMOC NEWS – International Organization for Migration (IOM) turned over last March 17 to beneficiaries 85 transitional houses as part of its humanitarian response for typhoon Yolanda-affected areas. The activity was held in the mountain…

Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) chief and Board of Inquiry (BOI) chairperson Director Benjamin Magalong (center) joins his colleagues, Directorate for Research and Development executive officer Chief Superintendent Catalino Rodriguez Jr. (L) and Directorate for Integrated Police Operations executive officer for Eastern Mindanao Chief Supt. John Sosito, in signing the BOI report on the Mamasapano clash. (photo by Amanda Fernandez, GMA News)

Philippine News – PNP Board of Inquiry releases…

PHILIPPINE NEWS – The Philippine National Police Board of Inquiry has submitted its full report on its independent investigation of the deaths of 44 Special Action Force commandos in Mamaspano, Maguindanao. The 130-page report was forwarded…

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US ambassador Philip Goldberg was not able to attend the recent turn-over of various US-funded projects in Yolanda-stricken Leyte

Tacloban News – US ambassador cancels trip to…

TACLOBAN NEWS – United States ambassador Philip Goldberg cancelled an announced trip to Tacloban after the airplane that was supposed to carry him to the city reportedly encountered an undisclosed ‘mechanical problem’. The US ambassador…

Famous for its Luneta-like Rizal commemoration edifice, the municipality of Pastrana in Leyte is experiencing a series of incapacitating setbacks including key department heads and a local chief executive being indicted for corruption before the Sandiganbayan

Pastrana News – Pastrana flunks seal of good…

Pastrana News - While eighty-nine Eastern Visayas local governments obtained the latest Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping, Pastrana flunked the test a Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) report disclosed. DILG region 8 director…

PDEA Regional Office 8 conducts an anti-illegal drugs conference with high schools students in Samar Province. (Photo by PDEA 8)

EV News – Eastern Visayas is No. 2…

Eastern Visayas News, Manila – Releasing its 2014 report of apprehensions, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) here is alarmed that more and more government officials and employees are becoming involved in the illegal drugs…