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A tale of two nicknames

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A tale of two nicknames

Developing Story: Julio Gonzales, a candidate for the congressional position in Eastern Samar, did not appear in the hearing for disqualification filed against him by Mayor Sheen Gonzales at the Comelec 2nd Division. The disqualification case seeks to declare Julio Gonzales as a nuisance candidate for using a nickname other than his real nickname. Under…

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Developing story: Accident in Salcedo, Eastern Samar

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Developing story: Accident in Salcedo, Eastern Samar

  An accident involving a Germones truck had lost its break and rammed a series of parked private cars and tricycles in Salcedo, Eastern Samar at around past five in the afternoon today. The numbers of fatalities and of those injured are yet to be confirmed. Two are confirmed dead. This is a developing story….

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Early Signs of Dirty Election Scheme in Eastern Samar’s Bid for Congress

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Early Signs of Dirty Election Scheme in Eastern Samar’s Bid for Congress

A new candidate for Representative of the Lone District of Eastern Samar emerged through the substitution scheme. Julio “Shandy” Gonzales of Brgy, Naga, Quinapondan files his COC for Congressman on the last day for substitution – November 29, 2018 under the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas. Election watchdogs say this certain Julio Gonzales was persuaded by…

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Of Hopes and Aspirations: the Gonzales Brand of Leadership

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Of Hopes and Aspirations: the Gonzales Brand of Leadership

It is understandable that men cower when faced by extraordinary trials. Ordinary men yes, but a leader cringes his teeth and strengthens his knees. That is the resolute character shown by Guiuan Mayor Christopher Sheen Gonzales when he and his town faced super typhoon Yolanda five years ago. In an interview with Wall Street Journal’s…

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No Growing Old for True Leaders: The Story of How Super Typhoon Yolanda Brought the Best of Eastern Samar

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No Growing Old for True Leaders: The Story of How Super Typhoon Yolanda Brought the Best of Eastern Samar

Five years ago today, on November 8, 2013, the most powerful typhoon ever recorded in modern history made its first landfall in the Municipality of Guiuan, Eastern Samar Philippines. Up until that time, a category five super typhoon was unimaginable. The idea of it was still beyond the consciousness and comprehension of everybody so much…

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Eastern Samar Governor Picardal Signs Covenant with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Tingog Sinirangan Partylist

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Eastern Samar Governor Picardal Signs Covenant with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Tingog Sinirangan Partylist

Eastern Samar Governor Marcelo Dindo Picardal flexes his political prowess as he joins forces with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago and Tingog Sinirangan partylist.   The Governor, accompanied by Vice-Governor Jonas B. Abuda and Guiuan Mayor Christopher Sheen Gonzales, attended a covenant signing in Tacloban City with Duterte’s political party Hugpong ng…

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Borongan City Residents Dismayed as Strings of Robberies and Burglaries Rock City

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Borongan City Residents Dismayed as Strings of Robberies and Burglaries Rock City

Borongan City – The capital of the province of Eastern Samar is rocked by strings of burglaries. Recent police data show that these crimes against property were mostly perpetrated coincidentally with national or even local holidays. On All Souls’ Day, 2nd of November 2018, another burglary case was recorded by the Borongan City Police Department…

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Freedom of Navigation Pursued as Japan’s Largest Warship Docks in Singapore

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Freedom of Navigation Pursued as Japan’s Largest Warship Docks in Singapore

The largest warship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) since World War II docks in Singapore for a whole week friendly visit. JS Kaga and its escort ship JS Inazuma aims to strengthen ties with its ASEAN counterparts as well as to pursue freedom of navigation along contested waterways, especially that in the West…

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Sheen Gonzales files CoC today for Congressman of Eastern Samar

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Sheen Gonzales files CoC today for Congressman of Eastern Samar

Sheen Gonzales files CoC today for Congressman of Eastern Samar Borongan City, Eastern Samar. Christopher Sheen Gonzales files his Certificate of Candidacy for Representative of the Lone District of Eastern Samar. The standard-bearer of the Nacionalista Party (NP) in said province’s Congressional bid is accompanied by Governor Marcelino Dindo Picardal and Vice-Governor Jonas Abuda.  …

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