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MEAC chairman and vice mayor Edgar Empillo lead authorities in serving the closure orders on three sand and gravel quarry operations in Pastrana, Leyte. (Photo by VBP)

Sand and Gravel quarry sites shut down in…

PASTRANA NEWS – Doctor and Pastrana mayor Alvin Opiniano has ordered the immediate shut down of three sand and gravel quarrying sites in this municipality. The mayor also suspended the effectivity of local business permits…

Leyte 2nd District Congressman Henry Ong supports the local government of Pastrana as the municipality cracks down on unabated sand and gravel extraction operations in Binahaan River. (photo and video by VBP)

Greed can kill

Pastrana, Leyte News – Congressman Henry Cañega Ong of Leyte’s 2nd District said that pure greed is endangering some communities in the municipality of Pastrana, Leyte. Ong said that complaints reaching him about the once…

Along wth Pastrana town mayor Alvin Opiniano and ONEVisayas Board chairman Nicola Christeen Bevan, Congressman Ong cuts the ribbon to open the two-hectare farm at Barangay Cabaohan, Pastrana that will be planted with International Rice Research Institute produced ‘super rice’.

Congressman Henry Ong breaks ground for Oras Na…

CABAOHAN, Pastrana News – Barely 44 days into office and Leyte 2nd District Congressman Henry Ong has already given out numerous checks for livelihood programs of community based organizations , given out scholarships, is already…

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Farmers Congress 2016 participants join Congressman Henry Ong (2nd District, Leyte), Department of Agriculture Regional Executive Director Wilson Cerbito, Pastrana mayor Alvin Opiniano, and representatives from the National Irrigation Administration and Philippine Coconut Authority as they discuss issues on agriculture. The congress was sponsored by humanitarian aid organization ONEVisayas together with the local government of Pastrana and Congressman Henry Ong, with media partners Visayan Business Post and Bombo Radyo Tacloban. (Photo by VBP)

Farmers hold Congress in Pastrana

Pastrana News – At least 300 farmers belonging to various farmers and irrigators associations have come together to hold their first general congress in this municipality. Led by the humanitarian aid organization ONEVisayas, the farmer’s…

Pastrananhons from all walks of life joined the 'Ursa Pastrana' slate led by Dr. Alvin Opiniano as they presented their individual and group platforms to the people. (Photo by VBP)

Gathering of friends draws huge crowd in Pastrana

PASTRANA NEWS –– In a massive show of force not usually seen in this interior municipality, hundreds of people including farmers, young voters, women, senior citizens, young professionals, motorcycle transport operators, and former government employees…

Properly equipped KEITECH trainees perform actual electrical installation work at the Energy Development Corporation's technical school in Kananga, Leyte. (Photo by VBP)

Pastrana Mayor refuses 49 scholarships that would give…

KANANGA NEWS –– Pastrana councilmen and local community leaders here are aghast over a lost opportunity involving Energy Development Corporation scholarships intended for at least forty-nine underprivileged students from Pastrana amounting to P4.9 million. Pastrana…