Posts Tagged Samar

Province-wide manhunt launched vs. NPA responsible for Samar cops ambush

Marje Pelayo   •   December 11, 2020

 MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Debold Sinas on Friday (December 11) has ordered a province-wide manhunt operation against suspected New People’s Army (NPA) combatants responsible for...

Over P500M worth of suspected shabu intercepted in Samar

Robie de Guzman   •   October 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – More than P500 million worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride (locally known as shabu) was intercepted by authorities at a checkpoint in Gandara town in Samar on Thursday....

Samar solon wants convicts instantly disqualified from seeking public office

Robie de Guzman   •   August 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker has filed a bill in the House of Representatives seeking for the immediate disqualification of convicted individuals, including those found guilty of subversion, moral turpitude...

Armed groups urged to give way for relief operations in Samar

Marje Pelayo   •   January 3, 2019

    SAMAR, Philippines — The Office of the Civil Defense Region 8 calls on armed groups in typhoon-hit areas in Samar to give way for humanitarian activities and for...

‘Samuel’ expected to make landfall in Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area

admin   •   November 20, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Samuel has maintained its strength as it moves closer toward the Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area. At 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday (November 20), PAGASA has spotted the weather...

US Gov’t to return Balangiga bells to the Philippines

admin   •   November 15, 2018

  During his speech at the Veterans Remembrance Ceremony at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, United States Defense Secretary James Mattis formally announced the turnover of the historic Balangiga...

Two NPA leaders in Samar surrender to authorities

Marje Pelayo   •   October 31, 2018

  SAMAR, Philippines – Two high ranking officials of the New People’s Army (NPA) recently surrendered to authorities of the 2nd Eastern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company of the Philippine...

Measles outbreak declared in San Roque, N. Samar

Marje Pelayo   •   August 16, 2018

NORTHERN SAMAR, Philippines – A measles outbreak was recently declared in the municipality of San Roque following the deaths of two minors last week. Department of Health (DOH) regional head...

DILG assures no whitewash in probe over Samar misencounter

Marje Pelayo   •   June 28, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) allayed fears of possible whitewash in the ongoing investigation into the deadly misencounter between soldiers and policemen...

PNP, AFP to probe misencounter in Samar between soldiers, police

Marje Pelayo   •   June 26, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Spokesperson PSSupt. Benigno Durana Jr. said Tuesday (June 26) that they have formed a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) to conduct a...


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