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Local execs decry suspension over Chocolate Hills issue
by Ric Obedencio - June 9, 2024 - 12:00am
At least two of eight suspended municipal mayors have voiced their sentiments, saying their suspension over the construction and operation of a vacation resort in the middle of Chocolate Hills in Bohol is unfai...
House bill seeks new rules on Chocolate Hills
by Ric Obedencio - June 1, 2024 - 12:00am
A bill has been filed in the House of Representatives seeking to adjust the existing law governing the management and protection of the world-renowned Chocolate Hills.
Bohol Gov. 68 others suspended
by Ric Obedencio - May 29, 2024 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has preventively suspended Bohol Gov. Aris Aumentado and 68 others including town mayors for six months without pay in connection with the investigation into the controversial construction...
ASF hits 3 barangays in Panglao
by Ric Obedencio - April 24, 2024 - 12:00am
The Bohol Provincial Inter-Agency African swine fever (ASF) Task Force has banned the entry of hogs, pork and its by-products from Panglao to the main island of the province.
DENR stops whale watching in Bohol town
by Ric Obedencio - April 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Despite an endorsement from the Protected Area Management Board, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has stopped the operations of the Sta. Filomena Ecotourism complex in Alburquerque, Bohol for lack...
‘Mother of all resolutions’ blamed for resort construction
by Ric Obedencio - April 3, 2024 - 12:00am
The Tagbilaran Baywatch has discovered what it described as the “mother of all resolutions” that paved the way for the construction of a controversial resort and other illegal structures at the Chocolate...
Barangay chiefs confirm Chocolate Hills’ destruction in 1990s
by Ric Obedencio - April 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Two barangay captains confirmed the destruction of Chocolate Hills in two locations here in the late 1990s.
‘Policy on 20 percent use of Chocolate Hills illegal’
by Ric Obedencio - March 19, 2024 - 12:00am
As the controversy over the Chocolate Hills continues to rage, an environmental watchdog has joined the fray, describing as unlawful the policy of the Department on Environment and Natural Resources-Protected Area...
Chocolate Hills resort halts operations
by Ric Obedencio - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
The Captain’s Peak Resort that lies within the world famous Chocolate Hills area temporarily shut down its operations yesterday, resort manager Julieta Sablas said.
Bohol cops foil kidnap try on Chinese woman
by Ric Obedencio - October 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Operatives of the Bohol police foiled an attempt to kidnap a Chinese woman in Panglao, Bohol yesterday.
Bohol town councilor shot dead
by Ric Obedencio - October 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Councilor Danilo Añora of Buenavista town in Bohol was killed in a gun attack at midnight on Friday.
Bohol pork ban: Village chief faces raps
by Ric Obedencio - August 13, 2023 - 12:00am
A complaint was filed on Friday against a barangay captain and his wife in Tubigon, Bohol for bringing pork products from Cebu
Cabinet chief Evasco wants NIA, NFA abolished
by Ric Obedencio - August 13, 2016 - 12:00am
Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr. disclosed that he would propose to President Duterte the abolition of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), the National Food Authority (NFA) and the National Electrification...
Bohol swim is my toughest – Pinoy aquaman
by Ric Obedencio - February 1, 2016 - 9:00am
 Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar Macarine, alias Pinoy Aquaman, described his solo swim crossing the Pamilacan Island to this town on Sunday as the toughest.
Bohol broadcast journalist shot dead
by Ric Obedencio - February 15, 2015 - 12:00am
A radio broadcaster was shot dead by an unidentified gunman while inside his vehicle in Tagbilaran City, Bohol yesterday morning.
Prony, Bohol’s beloved python, dies
by Ric Obedencio - August 15, 2013 - 12:00am
Prony, the country’s superstar python, died of still unknown cause yesterday.
LP bets post landslide wins in Visayas areas
by Ric Obedencio - May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
Candidates of Liberal Party's Team PNoy in Iloilo City, Bohol and Leyte provinces have swept all elective posts in the May 13 midterm elections.
LP bets post landslide wins in Visayas areas
by Ric Obedencio - May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
Candidates of Liberal Party's Team PNoy in Iloilo City, Bohol and Leyte provinces have swept all elective posts in the May 13 midterm elections.
Envoy: China committed to peaceful development
by Ric Obedencio - February 2, 2013 - 12:00am
China is committed to peaceful development and will oppose the wanton use of force to engage in expansion or to seek hegemonism or predominant influence over others, the country’s envoy said yesterday.
Brgy chairman shot dead
by Ric Obedencio - November 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Unidentified and motorcycle-riding, masked gunmen shot to death Barangay Chairman Marcelo “Amar” Epe of Barangay Tiptip of this city at past 4 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 19) near his house and Barangay Hall,...
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