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76 C. Visayas villages cleared from illegal drugs

76 C. Visayas villages cleared from illegal drugs

April 12, 2024, 7:56 pm

CEBU CITY – An additional 76 villages in Central Visayas have been declared drug-cleared as of Friday, bringing to 1,744 or over half of the 3,003 barangays the total number that were cleared from illegal drugs, an anti-narcotics agency official said. Of the 76 barangays, 36 are from Cebu… Read More

Army chief bats for more 'substantive' ROTC program

Army chief bats for more 'substantive' ROTC program

April 12, 2024, 7:39 pm

TANAY, Rizal – The Philippine Army (PA) leadership is exploring possible areas of improvement in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program ahead of its proposed reinstitution as a compulsory course for college students. In an interview on Friday, Lt. Gen. Roy Galido, commanding… Read More

PSEi down on last-minute selling, peso nearly flat

PSEi down on last-minute selling, peso nearly flat

April 12, 2024, 7:37 pm

MANILA – The local stock barometer dropped on Friday due to last-minute selling while the peso closed flat. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) shed 18.26 points to 6,659.39 while the broader All Shares declined by 8.47 points to 3,517.40. Philstock Financials, Inc. assistant research… Read More

Canossa Academy-Lipa spikers triumph in PNVF U18 tourney

Canossa Academy-Lipa spikers triumph in PNVF U18 tourney

April 12, 2024, 7:35 pm

MANILA – Canossa Academy-Lipa defeated Golden Whiskers Club, 25-10, 25-18, in the boys' division of the 2024 Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Under-18 Championship at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on Friday. Canossa improved its record to 2-2 in Pool A while the Golden… Read More

Over P2.9-M shabu seized in Iloilo City drug sting

Over P2.9-M shabu seized in Iloilo City drug sting

April 12, 2024, 7:35 pm

ILOILO CITY – Anti-drug operatives arrested a 49-year-old suspect considered a high-value individual after he was caught for the third time selling shabu during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Caingin in this city’s La Paz district on Friday. Recovered from the suspect's possession was 430… Read More

DOTr approves higher penalties for erring car dealers, importers

DOTr approves higher penalties for erring car dealers, importers

April 12, 2024, 7:34 pm

MANILA – Vehicle dealerships and importers will soon face higher penalties for fraudulent vehicle registration following an amendment of an administrative order by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). In a statement on Friday, LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza said the amendment,… Read More

CDO State U mulls onsite class suspension due to heat

CDO State U mulls onsite class suspension due to heat

April 12, 2024, 7:28 pm Updated on April 12, 2024, 7:30 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The state-run University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) is the first school in Northern Mindanao to issue an advisory on suspending work and classes amid the rising heat index. In a statement Friday, the USTP's Incident Management Team (IMT) issued… Read More

DSWD, UNICEF sign pact for more effective disaster response

DSWD, UNICEF sign pact for more effective disaster response

April 12, 2024, 7:19 pm

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) aimed at strengthening the government’s capacity to deliver effective social protection during emergencies and disasters. In a press… Read More

DOH-Bicol logs 21 pertussis cases, gives prophylaxis to close contacts

DOH-Bicol logs 21 pertussis cases, gives prophylaxis to close contacts

April 12, 2024, 7:10 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Health-Center for Health Development in Bicol (DOH-CHD-5) said Friday it is continuously monitoring pertussis cases in the region and providing prophylaxis for the close contacts. The health office reported 21 cases of pertussis or whooping cough from Jan. 1 to… Read More

Let LGUs, schools decide on extreme heat protocols – PAGASA

Let LGUs, schools decide on extreme heat protocols – PAGASA

April 12, 2024, 7:07 pm

MANILA – The state weather bureau on Friday recommended that local government units and school officials have the final say in issuing extreme heat protocols. "At the moment, our recommendation is that the recipients of heat-related information provided by PAGASA (e.g., the local government… Read More

Consumers' sentiment improves, business less upbeat in Q1

Consumers' sentiment improves, business less upbeat in Q1

April 12, 2024, 6:44 pm

MANILA – The additional income and availability of more jobs helped improve consumer sentiment in the first quarter of the year but business confidence turned less upbeat due to persistent inflationary pressures, results of a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) survey showed. In a virtual… Read More

DA assures aid for Mindoro onion farmers as farm-gate price drops

DA assures aid for Mindoro onion farmers as farm-gate price drops

April 12, 2024, 6:39 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday assured aid delivery to onion farmers as onion farm-gate prices plummeted in Oriental Mindoro. Its remarks came after several onion farmers complained of oversupply, which the department attributed to the additional 40 percent of land area in… Read More

29 ex-rebels, residents in Caraga get financial aid from gov’t

29 ex-rebels, residents in Caraga get financial aid from gov’t

April 12, 2024, 6:38 pm

BUTUAN CITY – Twenty-nine former combatants of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) were provided with needed intervention from the government in Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte, on Thursday. In a statement Friday, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Caraga Region (DSWD-13)… Read More

DepEd: Asynchronous classes on April 15-16 in all public schools

DepEd: Asynchronous classes on April 15-16 in all public schools

April 12, 2024, 6:32 pm

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) announced Friday the suspension of face-to-face classes in all public schools from April 15 to 16. "In order to allow learners to complete pending assignments, projects, and other requirements as the end of the school year is fast approaching, all… Read More

Giant seawall project brings sense of safety to Tacloban villagers

Giant seawall project brings sense of safety to Tacloban villagers

April 12, 2024, 6:29 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – For passersby, the giant seawall here is a perfect place for walking and feeling the sea breeze, but for residents living just a stone's throw away from the structure, its presence brings them peace of mind. After eight years of construction, the big-ticket project has begun to… Read More

PH women's pairs split opening matches in Volleyball World Beach Pro

PH women's pairs split opening matches in Volleyball World Beach Pro

April 12, 2024, 6:26 pm

MANILA – The Philippines' Gen Eslapor and Kly Orillaneda got off to a good start in the 2024 Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures, beating Malaysia’s Mashitah Muhamad Nasir and Shamsulrizal Nur Auni Maisarah, 21-11, 23-21, at the Nuvali Sand Courts by Ayala Land in Santa Rosa City, Laguna… Read More

Expert:  PH, US, Japan trilateral a ‘strategic’ boon to WPS status quo

Expert: PH, US, Japan trilateral a ‘strategic’ boon to WPS status quo

April 12, 2024, 6:21 pm

MANILA – The Philippines, Japan and the United States’ agreement to advance trilateral cooperation, including on defense and security, would help maintain the status quo in the West Philippine Sea, an international studies expert said Friday. At the Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon briefing, Pacific… Read More

Iloilo fetes best food security, tourism garden program implementers

Iloilo fetes best food security, tourism garden program implementers

April 12, 2024, 6:08 pm

ILOILO CITY – The provincial government on Friday awarded the best implementers of the MoRProGRes (Movement for a Robust Garden, Progressive and Globally competitive and Resilient Province of Iloilo) Gardens program, the brainchild of Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. aimed at creating… Read More

Lady Blazers notch No. 2 in NCAA women's volleyball

Lady Blazers notch No. 2 in NCAA women's volleyball

April 12, 2024, 5:38 pm

MANILA – College of St. Benilde (CSB) outplayed San Beda University, 25-11, 25-21, 25-22, for its second win in the NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City on Friday. Michelle Gamit scored 13 attacks while Wielyn Estoque had 12 spikes and one… Read More

Davao Region inflation for March remains at 4.8%

Davao Region inflation for March remains at 4.8%

April 12, 2024, 5:37 pm

DAVAO CITY – The year-on-year headline inflation of Davao Region remained at 4.8 percent in March this year, just like in the previous month, the Philippine Statistics Authority in Davao Region (PSA-11) said Friday. In March 2023, the region’s inflation was at a much higher 9.0 percent, the… Read More