Rainy days ahead in Central Visayas, other areas in PH due to trough of ‘Nyatoh,’ Pagasa says

CENTRAL Visayas and other areas in the country will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms brought about by the trough of typhoon Nyatoh (international name), which the state weather bureau said is no longer expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on […]

Central Visayas 4th in number of unvaxxed persons in PH

CENTRAL Visayas ranked fourth among the 17 regions in the Philippines with the highest number of unvaccinated individuals eligible for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination as of Dec. 1, 2021. Data from the national Vaccines Operations Reporting System (VORS) relayed by the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) on Thursday, Dec. 2, showed that Region 7 has […]

VVOC: Infected vaxxed in Central Visayas young adults from working class

THE Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) said the vaccinated young adults in Central Visayas who topped the figures for breakthrough infections were from the working class. VVOC spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche said of the 13,596 total breakthrough infections in the region, 8,209 or 60 percent belonged to the young adult category (18 to 35 […]

PPP names Ace Durano as Central Visayas head

FORMER Department of Tourism secretary Ace Durano has been named the regional president for Central Visayas of the Partido Pilipino sa Pagbabago (PPP), the party that recently nominated Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as its presidential candidate for the 2022 elections. The appointment paper, signed by PPP founder Leonardo Fernandez, mentions that Durano will represent […]

Victorias Milling cleared by ERC  to connect 40-MW biomass power plant to Visayas grid

THE ENERGY Regulatory Commission (ERC) said it has given its approval to listed sugar miller Victorias Milling Co., Inc., which had proposed to develop and own transmission facilities linking its 40-megawatt (MW) biomass-fired cogeneration power plant to the Visayas grid. In a decision posted on its website last week, the commission authorized Victorias Milling to […]

Editorial: Variant nomenclature

DEPARTMENT of Health (DOH) 7 spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche and other Cebu officials cried foul over the naming of the P.3 variant as the Central Visayas variant in a publication material with an infographic that carried the logos of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and the hashtags #workingPCOO and #LagingHandaPH, among others. “The […]

Opav Asec appointed as undersecretary

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Assistant Secretary Anthony Gerard “Jonji” Gonzales of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (Opav) undersecretary of Opav. Opav Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino said the President signed Gonzales’ appointment papers on Monday, March 15, 2021. He congratulated Gonzales on the latter’s new position. “Since 2016, Opav has fought […]