Region 8 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Region 8


Police had the most human rights cases in Eastern Visayas in 2016 – CHR

Aug 08, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The Eastern Visayas regional office Region 8 office of the Commission on Human Rights says 33 cases were filed against the police covering the year 2016

Pag-IBIG officials liable for alleged P33-M loan scam – COA

Jan 18, 2017 - 9:42 PM

P33 189 million worth of Pag IBIG loans allegedly went to dummy borrowers

Supt Marcos was relieved, reinstated on same day – Dela Rosa

Dec 05, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Superintendent Marvin Marcos insists he had no powerful backers in Camp Crame but Senator Panfilo Lacson does not seem to buy that claim

PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa during press conference at Camp Crame on Monday. Photo by JOEL LIPORADA/RAPPLER

Espinosa case: Why were Marcos and team moved to CIDG 8?

Nov 27, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Who ordered the transfer of Superintendent Marvin Marcos and his men en masse to CIDG Region 8?

CIDG 8. Superintendent Marvin Marcos looks on as Kerwin Espinosa accuses him of asking for P3 million during the 2016 elections. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Eastern Visayas cops in Espinosa slay to face Senate

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The committees on public order and on justice and human rights will investigate starting November 10 the deaths of two mayors who were on President Duterte s drug list

CIDG REGION 8. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

DILG names 19 cops probed for Espinosa killing

Nov 08, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says these officers – from the CIDG and the Regional Maritime Unit in Eastern Visayas – have been placed on floating status

FULL-SUPPORT. Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno affirmed in a press briefing on Tuesday, November 8, that the authorities are investigating the recent murder of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr.

Imelda in E.Visayas: Bring back a Marcos to national government

Apr 26, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Former first lady Imelda Marcos says her son vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr will be the voice of the long abandoned region in the national government

WARAYNONS. The Marcoses and the Romualdezes join forces in a campaign rally held Monday night in Balyuan, Tacloban City. Photo by Jene Anne Pangue/

DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A new wage order also allows domestic workers in Eastern Visayas to bargain for higher salaries with their employers

P500-WAGE INCREASE. The new wage order is good news for kasambahays employed in Eastern Visayas. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: 2 years after Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 07, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Two years after Typhoon Yolanda hit Eastern Visayas and nearby areas what has been done to make sure survivors get back on their feet?

POOR AND HOMELESS. Makeshift tents for poor families that have lost everything due to Super Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by EPA

Who is running in Eastern Visayas | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Eastern Visayas

Francisco Arca: No fingers, no toes, all heart

May 07, 2014 - 10:53 AM

This 15 year old athlete from Region 8 wants to prove his physical disability won’t stop him from excelling on the national stage

US Embassy donates 30 motorcycles for Yolanda cops

Apr 30, 2014 - 8:09 PM

The Philippine National Police using its own funds has also purchased patrol cars and motorcycles for the World Economic Forum and the ASEAN police chiefs conference in May

NEW TOYS. Police in Eastern Visayas will soon receive 30 new motorcycles (first row) donated by the US Embassy. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Photos of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, show Yolanda devastation

Nov 10, 2013 - 6:49 PM

Photos posted on Facebook by the AFP Central Command show flattened homes and scattered debris

Football stunner: Eastern Visayas shocks NCR

Apr 24, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Eastern Visayas slipped past NCR 2 1 to register the biggest upset of the Palaro football tourney so far

Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Street kid is Eastern Visayas' promising footballer

Apr 23, 2013 - 5:13 PM

Archie left the streets of Tacloban to play good football

SAVED FROM THE STREETS. Archie was on his way to a dark future. Until someone gave him refuge. Photo by Rappler/Lean Santos.

Diarrhea downs 169 Eastern Visayas athletes, officials

Apr 20, 2013 - 7:55 PM

At least 169 student athletes from Eastern Visayas have been downed by diarrhea in their billeting quarters here