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Phivolcs: limitations to monitor earthquake

The recent regionwide earthquake put to test, the capabilities of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to monitor danger areas and the readiness of the province to brace against calamities. For his part, Phivolcs research analyst Nolan Evangelista said they prefer more stations...

32 doctors to conduct 330 surgeries

32 doctors to conduct 330 surgeries Some 32 doctors from the United States and Manila will be arriving next week to conduct a post Valentine “gift of love” surgical operations to some  330 indigent Boholanos, according to Fancy Baluyot, president/CEO of the Phil. Gift of Life Foundation, Inc. Dr. Renato Rivera ...

New airport bid to pick up pace; gets P1.2B fund

Good news for the much-awaited New Bohol Airport as it is expected to gather momentum within the first half of this year as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has announced the release of P1.2 billion to jumpstart the project. Although the new airport...

Cracks in schools, town halls due to 6.9 earthquake

Cracks in schools, town halls due to 6.9 earthquake The 6.9 regionwide earthquake-felt at magnitude 5 here- triggered cracks in classrooms of both old and new school buildings in this city and in some towns, and at least three town halls during last Monday’s tremor. School authorities from the city division of the Department...

BOHOL IS SAFE – 900 aftershocks, cracks recorded

The local seismology monitors recorded as much as 900 mild aftershocks as of noontime yesterday after the 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Visayas area and northern Mindanao before noontime last Monday. According to the local Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), through Engineer Nolan Evangelista, aftershocks are...

MAGNITUDE 6.9 QUAKE – Death toll rises to 48

MAGNITUDE 6.9 QUAKE – Death toll rises to 48 Bohol only suffered minor cracks in some government buildings, including the municipal hall of Trinidad that was just inaugurated by President Benigno Aquino III last year, the Governor’s Mansion in Tagbilaran City and some buildings in Sikatuna and Clarin towns after magnitude 5 earthquake struck...

It’s finally go for Albur landfill

The much delayed and controversial Albur Sanitary Landfill (SLF) is now right on track after last Friday’s emotional three hour public forum practically laid to rest contentious issues that have polarized the community of Albur for more than six years. The P215M SLF located in...

Oil spill worsens; harms mangroves

Oil spill worsens; harms mangroves TALIBON, Bohol – The oil spill that was allegedly dumped by a passing M/V Elizabeth on January 6, 2012 along Danajon bank channel near the island barangay of Bilangbilangan Dako, Bien-Unido town, has already spread to nearby island of Jao, off this town. This was...

Montano named OMB member

Montano named OMB member Actor-director Cesar Montano’s first government post is combating film and music piracy with Optical Media Board (OMB) chairman and fellow actor Ronnie Rickets. Montano, who ran for governor under Liberal Party in 2010 but lost to Governor Edgar Chatto, has just been appointed by President...

Double treat for Bohol at Galing Pook

Double treat for Bohol at Galing Pook Galing Pook Foundation separately recognized the province of Bohol and the municipality of Maribojoc for effective local governance during awarding ceremonies at the Rizal Hall in Malacanang last January 30. No less than President Benigno Simeon Aquino III conferred the Galing Pook awards to Bohol,...