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Houses were destroyed by big waves in Bgry. Sto. Naval, Biliran.
Houses were destroyed by big waves in Bgry. Sto. Naval, Biliran.

BiliranIsland.com Staff
BiliranIsland.com
First Posted 06:23:00 07/16/2014
Last Updated 14:41:00 07/17/2014

July 16, 2014 8:30 am Power Update:
Just in. Bileco has restored power in Biliran.

July 16, 2014 7 am Power Update: BILECO is currently conducting line clearing and restoration activity. No major damages have been reported as of this time. Power is expected to be restored today.

NAVAL, Biliran – Typhoon Glenda (RAMMASUN) which entered the country’s area of responsibility on late evening Sunday, July 13, did not spare the island province of Biliran, as it destroyed on Monday, July 15, several houses situated along the shoreline in some of its coastal barangays.

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The high tide on Tuesday, July 15, estimated to be approximately two meters in height accompanied by strong winds brought by Habagat (southwest monsoon ) caused several houses along the shoreline in some coastal barangays in Biliran province to collapse.

Some coastal barangays in Biliran province were also inundated by seawaters due to high tide and strong winds .

Power supply in Biliran was cut-off at about 12:30pm on Tuesday, July 15. However, the Biliran Electric Cooperative, Incorporated (BILECO) , the lone electric power utility in the province of Biliran, reported in a text message that it cannot restore power as of July 15 due to reported damages of its line facilities.

BILECO added that it is deemed unsafe for its personnel to conduct restoration activity as of the moment and line clearing and restoration efforts will commence as soon as the typhoon will cease.

The Biliran provincial disaster risk reduction and management office has not reported any casualty as of press time. However, damage to property, infrastructure and in agriculture were evident in Biliran province but no amount of damages were initially reported yet by the concerned government agencies.

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Video footage of the storm surge waters taken at Marvin’s lnn in Atipolo, Naval.

Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) Storm surge in Brgy. Sto. Niño, Naval, Biliran

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Houses were destroyed by big waves in Bgry. Sto. Naval, Biliran.
Houses were destroyed by big waves in Bgry. Sto. Naval, Biliran.
Talahid Almeria, Biliran. Huge waves caused Typhoon Glenda surged inland on Tuesday, July 15.
Talahid Almeria, Biliran. Huge waves caused Typhoon Glenda surged inland on Tuesday, July 15. Photo by EriaLc Toñacao Docallos
Huge waves batter the Naval Terminal. The area is now inundated by sea water.
Huge waves batter the Naval Terminal. The area is now inundated by sea water.
According to Mayor Dominador Agajan,120 meters length of seawall was damaged in Sitio Basud. Photo by Jalmz
According to Mayor Dominador Agajan,120 meters length of seawall was damaged in Sitio Basud. Photo by Jalmz
The Estreller Sunset View Resort in Masagongsong, Kawayan was also damaged by strong waves yesterday.
The Estreller Sunset View Resort in Masagongsong, Kawayan was also damaged by strong waves yesterday.
In Brgy. Balacson, Kawayan storm surges from Typhoon Glenda destroyed houses at the edge of their basketball court.
In Brgy. Balacson, Kawayan storm surges from Typhoon Glenda destroyed houses at the edge of their basketball court.
18 to 20 houses were totally damaged in Almeria, according to Mayor Doming Agahan. Photo by Jalmz
18 to 20 houses were totally damaged in Almeria, according to Mayor Doming Agahan. Photo by Jalmz
According to Nina Marilla, in 40 years of residence in Sitio Basud, this was the first time their house was damaged by surge waters.
According to Nina Marilla, in 40 years of residence in Sitio Basud, this was the first time their house was damaged by surge waters.
The Estreller Sunset View Resort in Masagongsong, Kawayan was also damaged by Storm surge. Photo by Jalmz
The Estreller Sunset View Resort in Masagongsong, Kawayan was also damaged by Storm surge. Photo by Jalmz

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Leyte Samar Daily Express

TACLOBAN CITY-There are at least eight private armed groups connected to political clans most of them are in the three provinces in Samar.

Senior Supt. Honorio Agnela, newly-designated regional head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said that those eight private armed groups mostly operating in Samar and connected with political clans have an estimated 100 armed men which is now subject for a close monitoring and more intelligence build-up by the CIDG operatives in coordination with the PNP and the military.

Col. Agnela, however, emphasized that while the authorities are also monitoring the political situation in Samar, they are also investigating reports of partisan armed groups in Biliran and Southern Leyte subject for validation.

This paper obtained the names of those armed groups and identities of their members, yet the CIDG head requested to temporarily withhold their identities to protect their ongoing investigation.

“We finally came up into identifying those partisan armed group which is being maintained mostly by political clans , and who are those people we have all their names, pero hindi pa due for public consumption at least alam ng mga otoridad kung sino sino sila at madali nalang natin makilala kung kasali man manggulo sila sa darating na election, and we cannot allow that to happen,” Agnela said.

From the 132 armed groups nationwide composed of more or less 10,000 men, according to the earlier statement of Sec. Gonzales, it could be used by several candidates to intimidate their opponents in next year’s elections, except that in Samar some politicians were already identified maintaining those armed groups.

Intelligence report said those groups are in possession of high-powered firearms.

Those politically-connected armed groups are in possession of some of the more than 800,000 unaccounted firearms in the country.

The CIDG official also said that it is normal for the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the police to monitor armed groups wherever they are. What I’m trying to do now is put this all together and convert it into a plan,” he said.

Earlier, PNP Regional Director Chief Supt. Rey L. Lañada has ordered tactical police units to go after private armies in their jurisdictions.

He instructed the PNP Regional and Provincial Mobile Groups to dismantle and neutralize all known private armed groups that are widely believed protected by local warlords and politicians.

Until now the PNP in coordination with the military in Samar are intensifying its campaign against loose firearms. MIRIAM GARCIA DESACADA

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By JOEY A. GABIETA
Staff writer
Leyte Samar Daily Express

TACLOBAN CITY— Over 3,000 candidates in Eastern Visayas have filed their certificates of candidacy for various local positions up for grabs in next year’s elections.

The big number of candidates seeking different elective posts were expected considering that the 2010 elections happen to be also a presidential election, lawyer Jose Nick Mendros, acting regional director of the Commission on Elections-8, said.

Based on the records of the regional Comelec office, there were 3,702 candidates who have filed their CoCs for positions of governors, vice governors, congressmen, provincial board members, city and town mayors, vice mayors and councilors.

At least 28 candidates are running for governors, 16 for vice governors, 122 for board members, 48 for congressmen, 345 for mayors, 325 for vice mayors and 2,818 for council seats.

These candidates would be contesting six positions for governors; six positions for vice governors; 12 for congressional posts; 56 for provincial board members; 143 for mayors; 143 for vice mayors and more than 1,400 seats for city and municipal councils.

In Northern Samar, four are running for governor; two for vice governor, five for congressmen (for two congressional districts); 20 for provincial seats; 55 for mayors, 39 for vice mayors and 450 for councilors.

In Eastern Samar, nine are running for governor; three for vice governor; eight for congressmen (lone district); 13 for board members; 60 for mayors, 62 for vice mayors and 504 for town councilors.

Six candidates have filed for governor of Samar; three for vice governor, 12 for its two congressional districts; 18 for provincial board; 56 for mayors, 61 for vice mayors and 496 for councilors.

In Biliran, five are in the running for governor, five for vice governor; three for its lone congressional district; 21 for provincial board members; 24 for mayor; 22 for vice mayor and 172 for council seats.

In Southern Leyte, three are running for governor; two for vice governor; three for its lone congressional district; 16 for board members; 41 for mayor; 43 for vice mayor and 345 for councilors.

And in Leyte, the region’s biggest province in terms of elective office representations, incumbent Governor Jericho Petilla and his vice governor, Mimiette Bagulaya are assured on their reelection bids as they are running unopposed.

Meantime, there are 17 candidates who filed their CoCs for the province’s five congressional districts with only two are incumbents, Ferdinand Martin Romualdez (1st) and Andy Salvacion (3rd) seeking for reelections.

About 24 have filed for the provincial board; 109 for mayor; 98 for vice mayor and 851 for city and town councilors.

Mendros said that his office has already submitted the list of official candidates in the region last December 3.

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Leyte Samar Daily Express

CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte — As the filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) is nearly approaching some two weeks from now, the regional leadership of the Philippine National Police here has started identifying areas that will be recommended as possible immediate area of concern by the Commission on Elections.

This was confirmed by Senior Supt. Gil J. Hitosis, deputy regional director for Operations of the PNP Regional Office 8, where hot spot areas in the two provinces of Northern Samar and Samar were already identified by the PNP because of the previous incidents of political violence and other killings.

In fact Col. Hitosis initially identified the towns of Lavezares, Bobon, Catubig, Catarman and San Jose, all of Northern Samar, as possible immediate area of concern that will be recommended by the PNP.

While in Samar, the first congressional district has already been listed as candidate for hot spot areas, in which he mentioned the City of Calbayog, Gandara and some municipalities in the second district of Samar which he refused to identify.

It was also disclosed by Hitosis that the PNP has no big problem in Leyte politics, except the word war between the two prominent political clans of the Romualdezes and Petillas as well in the fourth congressional district in Leyte even with the reported entry of actor Richard Gomez in politics that was earlier said to contest against the son of incumbent Rep. Eufrocino Codilla Sr., Wennie, in the congressional seat.

In Biliran , Hitosis foresees an exciting political rivalry between the Chongs and the Espinas, as they do not expect any possible violence during election period.

The PNP has not listed towns in Eastern Samar that will be recommended as hot spot areas during the coming elections, except an isolated sighting of the NPA rebels in the municipalities in Oras, Jipapad and Dolores.

The PNP also considers the province of Southern Leyte as one of peaceful areas in so far as political rivalry is concern.

“Nevertheless…with the coming filing of COCs we started identifying possible problematic and hot spot areas and we are preparing all necessary security plans for this occasion up to the implementation of gun ban for achieving peaceful and honest elections,” Hitosis stressed.

While the PNP is now strengthening its forces in the Regional and Provincial mobile groups, so that in case of emergency deployment during the election period they could easily pull out troops needed in the field.

The PNP officials earlier admitted that the intent to concentrate its deployment of the troops during elections in the three Samar provinces is to ensure a peaceful political derby not only in Samar Island but also all over the region. (MIRIAM GARCIA DESACADA)

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By Joey A. Gabieta
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 09:18:00 07/17/2009

TACLOBAN CITY — Mayor Carlos de la Cruz of Matuginao, Samar, was shot dead by three motorcycle-riding men just outside his residence in Catbalogan City on Thursday night.

Supt. Ramil Ramirez, Catbalogan police chief, said in a telephone interview that the 46-year-old mayor was felled by bullets outside his home on Muñoz Street, Catbalogan City, past 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ramirez said the mayor had two gunshot wounds in the chest and died at the Samar provincial hospital in Catbalogan.

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