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Bohol’s no-coal ordinance ‘an important victory’ – advocate

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At the same time, advocates criticize the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001

BOHOL, Philippines (May 27, 2018) — The local government of Bohol passed an ordinance against the establishment of coal power plants in the province, as a response to the people’s demand for a coal-free Bohol. Continue reading Bohol’s no-coal ordinance ‘an important victory’ – advocate

Bohol court scraps proposed Panglao reclamation project

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In this file photo, the sun rises over boats in Panglao island in Bohol on October 18, 2013. Jay Directo/AFP

The case stemmed from a 2009 plan which would involve a massive reclamation of seashores off Panglao Bay for a supposed leisure and resort park

BOHOL, Philippines (Sept. 25, 2017) — A regional trial court here has shelved a plan to reclaim 450 hectares of seashores off Panglao Island after it junked a case earlier filed against Bohol officials that would have compelled them to enforce a joint-venture agreement forged by the previous local administration and a private entity. Continue reading Bohol court scraps proposed Panglao reclamation project

Abu Sayyaf member killed after escape attempt

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NABBED THEN KILLED. File photo of alleged Abu Sayyaf member after his arrest in Tubigon, Bohol. Photo from Rappler source.

The alleged member of the terrorist group is killed less than 24 hours after his arrest in Bohol

MANILA, Philippines (May 5, 2017) — Less than 24 hours after he was arrested by authorities in Bohol, Abu Sayyaf member Saad Samad Kiram was gunned down early Friday, May 5, after he allegedly tried to escape, police officers said. Continue reading Abu Sayyaf member killed after escape attempt

Abu Sayyaf member captured in Bohol

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Tubigon, Bohol. Image by Rappler.com.

Saad Samad Kiram is captured by authorities in Tubigon, Bohol on Thursday morning

MANILA, Philippines (May 4, 2017) — Another suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf, the same one a police officer allegedly tried to rescue, was captured by local military, police, and government forces on Thursday, May 4.  Continue reading Abu Sayyaf member captured in Bohol

Palace commends military, police for foiling Bohol terror attack

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ADDRESSING TERROR THREATS. During a visit to a military camp in Sulu, President Rodrigo Duterte inspects firearms seized from the Abu Sayyaf. Malacañang file photo

Malacañang assures the public that security forces are in control of the peace and order situation in Central Visayas

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — Malacañang lauded the bravery and heroism of military and police who were able to foil an attack in Bohol by suspected members of local terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. Continue reading Palace commends military, police for foiling Bohol terror attack

10 killed as gov’t forces foil Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol

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File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu. Rappler.com

3 soldiers, a cop, and at least 5 of the armed men are killed in clashes that started at 5 am on Tuesday, April 11

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — The military and the police on Tuesday, April 11, exchanged gunfire with “heavily armed lawless elements” in Bohol. They are believed to be members of local terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. Continue reading 10 killed as gov’t forces foil Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol

Auring maintains strength as it nears Bohol

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Satellite image as of January 9, 4:30 am. Image courtesy of NOAA

Tropical Depression Auring is already 100 kilometers east northeast of Tagbilaran, Bohol as of early Monday morning, January 9

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2017) — More than a dozen areas remain under signal number 1 as Tropical Depression Auring heads for Bohol.  Continue reading Auring maintains strength as it nears Bohol

El Niño drying up Cebu’s ‘Little Amsterdam’

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TOURIST SPOT. Sirao garden is also known as Cebu’s little Amsterdam. All photos by Apple Danuco/Rappler
Cebu province recently declared state of calamity due to dry spell

CEBU, Philippines (Apr. 19, 2016) — El Niño is taking its toll on Cebuano farmers and business owners alike.

The owner of the Sirao Garden, popular among tourists as Little Amsterdam, revealed that the flower farm is suffering from water scarcity due to drought.

Continue reading El Niño drying up Cebu’s ‘Little Amsterdam’

Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects

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ALOGUINSAN’S HIDDEN BEACH. Hidden behind thick trees, this pristine beach is only one among southern Cebu’s beautiful beaches. Photo courtesy of Sheilamei Abellanoza and Gian Carlo Jubela
Of the P24.7-billion allocation from 2016 national budget, Cebu gets P1 billion from the total BUB share

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 19, 2016) — Are you from Central Visayas?

In a statement released by the Department of Budget and Management Thursday, February 18, Central Visayas will be Continue reading Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects