Two months later: Building back Bohol

ON DECEMBER 18, 2021, Typhoon Odette (Rai) ravaged many parts of the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines. The province of Bohol recorded the most fatalities, at 108 as of January 5, 2022. Images and videos of broken trees and electric posts, destroyed houses, and flooded communities surfaced on the internet.This is not the […]

Power suppliers to Bohol capital drawing sufficient energy from grid — NGCP

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said on Wednesday that distribution utilities in Bohol are now drawing power sufficient to sustain stable operations for the power bank that transmits electricity to the provincial capital Tagbilaran. From the initial 4.8 megawatts (MW) of generated load Tuesday, Bohol 1 Electric Cooperative, Inc., Bohol 2 Electric […]

Seares: ‘Assault’ of public officials on community journalists: arrest of an Iloilo blogger, inciting to sedition charge vs 3 Bohol media personalities

THIS week, here are two incidents of outcry and protest from community media: [1] Ruby Mejorada, who said she is the partner of blogger Manuel “Boy” Mejorada, reported on Facebook his arrest by the NBI Monday, November 22, for convictions of cyber libel in complaints filed by Senator Franklin Drilon. Ruby wrote that Drilon would […]

Metro Pacific Hospitals aids in expansion of Bohol private hospital

METRO Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI) has partnered with the Ramiro family-owned private hospital in Bohol to further expand and improve its facilities. “Together, we will work towards fast-tracking the completion of its ongoing expansion and renovation projects, and upgrading its lineup of medical equipment, to propel Ramiro Community Hospital (RCH) to a stronger multi-specialty […]

Bohol selected for trial devolution of DA functions post-Mandanas ruling 

BOHOL has been selected as a site to trial the local takeover of services formerly carried out by the National Government in preparation for the implementation of the Supreme Court’s Mandanas ruling, which ordered an increase in local governments’ share of the National Government’s revenue starting next year. Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said the […]

BFAR-aided projects in Bohol towns yield good harvest, high income to 2 fisherfolk groups

TWO fisherfolk associations from the towns of Maribojoc and Guindulman in Bohol province are reaping the benefits of the fishery projects granted to them by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Visayas. The fisherfolk group Kilusang Pagbabago from Maribojoc town, Bohol earns over P152,800 from its recent harvest. Candido Samijon, chief […]

Show of force

THE KCS Computer Specialist-Mandaue and the MJAS Zenith-Talisay City Aquastars opened their respective campaigns in dominant fashion, claiming easy wins over their opponents at the start of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup on Friday, April 9, 2021, at the Alcantara Civic Center. The sleepy southern town of Alcantara has suddenly become the country’s […]