Calbayog News

Sunday 20th April 2014
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Calbayog Facts


Population: Approx 130,321
Longitude: 124.63
Latitude: 12.07
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Country: Philippines (PH)
Weather Station: Catarman
(about 28 miles away)

Calbayog Weather


Current Weather in Calbayog
Calbayog jailbreak: 1 escapee slain, 1 captured
An escapee was shot dead while another was captured in separate operations conducted by policemen and agents of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) who were on a manhunt for at least 16 inmates who bolted the city jail on Wednesday.
Hunt on for 16 jailbirds from Calbayog
CALBAYOG CITY, Samar—Policemen and soldiers are hunting down 16 inmates who bolted the city jail in Barangay Gadgaran here on Wednesday.   The inmates, facing various charges ranging from rape to murder, are armed with high-powered firearms that they took from jail guards and bladed weapons made of bamboo.   Supt. Elmer Cinco, Calbayog police [...]
Samar escapee shot dead, another recaptured
CALBAYOG, Samar – An escapee was shot dead while another was recaptured in separate operations conducted by the police and agents of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) hunting down 16 inmates who bolted the city jail last Wednesday.   Nelwin Juanerio was shot about 5:30 a.m. Friday when he allegedly tried to grab the firearm of one of the arresting officers in Barangay Cacaransan ...
15 inmates break out of Calbayog jail
At least 15 inmates armed with high-powered firearms and improvised knives escaped from the city jail at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the police.
16 inmates bolt Calbayog jail
SIXTEEN prisoners escaped from Calbayog City Jail in Samar province on Wednesday morning, a police official said. Eastern Visayas Regional Police Office director Chief Superintendent...
16 inmates break out of Calbayog City jail
Authorities are in hot pursuit of 16 detainees who broke out of the Calbayog City jail Wednesday morning.
Ormoc jail on alert status after Samar jailbreak
ORMOC CITY -- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) was placed on alert status once again starting Thursday, April 3, following the jailbreak in Calbayog...
PCG allows shipping firms 10% extra occupancy
Cebu City, Cebu — Two local shipping companies have been allowed by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to increase the passenger capacity of their ferries by up to 10 percent this Holy Week, it was learned yesterday. Officials of George and Peter Lines and Cokaliong Shipping Lines are expecting an occupancy rate of more than 100 percent this year due to a huge volume of passengers boarding their ...
Spartan Holy Week
The stern observance of the Lenten season that the entire Christendom follows today pales in comparison with the conduct that our parents imposed on us when we were young during Holy Week some decades ago. The rigidities could only be described as “Spartan.” From fasting and abstinence, to prayers and meditations, silence and mood – all fulfilled in deference to the passion and death of the ...
Visayas Newsbits for April 5, 2014
Grassroots Drive Against Drugs Iloilo City, Iloilo — There’s a higher chance to neutralize the province’s illegal drug pushers and users in the grassroots level, law enforcement officials in Region 6 said yesterday. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Director Paul Ledesma and Senior Superintendent Cornelio Salinas, Iloilo Provincial Police Office (PPO) director, said their ...

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