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COA flags irregularities in Leyte town's hiring of job order employees

Apr 19, 2020 - 7:05 PM

The Commission on Audit says the local government of Hilongos hired job order employees 'without determining its manpower needs'

Special task group created to probe Leyte blast

Jan 02, 2017 - 8:37 AM

The task group will investigate the explosion that rocked Hilongos town in Leyte province on December 28 injuring 32 individuals

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Dec 30, 2016 - 8:59 PM

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Duterte visits Leyte blast victims

Dec 30, 2016 - 8:04 PM

The victims were watching a boxing match in the town plaza when the explosions occurred

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte comforts seven-year old Cris Ann Jane Abina, the youngest among the 31 victims of the recent explosion in Hilongos, Leyte who is recovering at Hilongos District Hospital on December 30,2016. TOTO LOZANO/President Photo

Duterte sees link between illegal drugs and Leyte blast

Dec 29, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Leyte authorities are also eyeing drug syndicates not terrorist groups in their investigation of the incident in Hilongos Leyte

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte links the Leyte town blasts to illegal drugs. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Palace: Recent bombings not a set-up for martial law

Dec 29, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella tells the public that the Hilongos and Cotabato bombings are an area of concern but not alarm

'NO INDICATION.' Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the Palace is not expecting any declaration of martial law from President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from PPD

'False alarm': Palace causes confusion on Leyte blast 'death toll'

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella quotes Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo in claiming 10 died at the Leyte blast Taguiwalo says the information she forwarded to the Cabinet official was unofficial

WRONG INFO. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella included unverified figures in a Palace statement. File photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

DSWD chief clarifies: No deaths in Leyte blast

Dec 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

7TH UPDATE The initial investigation shows that the suspected IED was cellphone detonated the military says of the blast that hurt at least 33 people

BEFORE THE BLAST. The plaza before the bombings occurred. Photo by VSU Student Ritchmon Relente.

On Day 9, relief goods finally reach all 40 Leyte towns

Nov 17, 2013 - 4:19 PM

Distribution hubs in Tacloban and Ormoc released 114 438 food packs on Saturday – more than twice the amount delivered on Friday

AFTER THE STORM. Relief operations at the logistics hubs in Tacloban City, Leyte are ongoing. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau