Provincial

Ex-SC justice wants environmental damage suit filed vs. China

Ex-SC justice wants environmental damage suit filed vs. China

May 26, 2024, 7:54 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Former Supreme Court (SC) justice Francis Jardeleza on Sunday said now is the time for the Philippine government to file an environmental damage suit against China before the issue over the West Philippine Sea (WPS) is overtaken by the 2025 midterm elections. Speaking at the… Read More

New graduates get feel of 'real world' in DSWD cash-for-work program

New graduates get feel of 'real world' in DSWD cash-for-work program

May 26, 2024, 6:19 pm

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan – A total of 778 fresh graduates from Pangasinan and La Union state universities happily received their cash incentives on Saturday, the reward for their first jobs under the cash-for-work program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). More than the… Read More

ROTC Games fosters unity, discipline, loyalty

ROTC Games fosters unity, discipline, loyalty

May 26, 2024, 5:48 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Almost 2,000 student-athletes are competing in the Philippine Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Games 2024 Visayas Regional Qualifying Leg that kicked off at Panaad Park and Stadium here Sunday. Hosted by Bacolod, together with the neighboring cities of Talisay and… Read More

Quezon towns to have Super Health Centers soon

Quezon towns to have Super Health Centers soon

May 25, 2024, 7:35 pm

LUCENA CITY – The municipal government of Agdangan in Quezon province will soon have a Super Health Center (SHC) to service the medical needs of residents. Mayor Rhadam Aguilar said in a text message Saturday that his town will be among the 18 jurisdictions in Quezon province where an SHC will… Read More

Batangas fashion industry eyes broader market

Batangas fashion industry eyes broader market

May 25, 2024, 5:17 pm

BATANGAS CITY – The provincial government here targets the international fashion market for Batangas' indigenous textiles and apparel, particularly those made by local artisans using time-honored weaving methods. Katrin Buted, Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) head, told the… Read More

Cavite cops nab murder suspect in Calabarzon's 'most wanted' list

Cavite cops nab murder suspect in Calabarzon's 'most wanted' list

May 25, 2024, 4:57 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – Cavite police personnel have arrested a murder suspect who is listed among Calabarzon’s “most wanted.” Cavite Provincial Police Office Director, Col. Eleutero Ricardo Jr., told reporters on Saturday that the suspect, identified only as “Buboy,” was arrested by… Read More

Bicol raises response alert to red; 1.2K stranded due to Aghon

Bicol raises response alert to red; 1.2K stranded due to Aghon

May 25, 2024, 2:07 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Bicol’s Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) on Saturday raised the alert level of all disaster response offices to red due to Tropical Depression Aghon. In a memorandum, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) 5 (Bicol) director and RDRRMC chairperson Claudio… Read More

Divorce bill violates PH Constitution, Agusan lawmaker says

Divorce bill violates PH Constitution, Agusan lawmaker says

May 25, 2024, 10:59 am

BUTUAN CITY – Agusan del Norte 2nd District Rep. Dale Corvera said Saturday he voted against the passage of the Divorce Bill because the measure “runs contrary to the spirit of the Constitution.” The House of Representatives approved on the third and final reading House Bill 9349, or the… Read More

Mati City, PhilHealth ink deal to provide mental healthcare benefits

Mati City, PhilHealth ink deal to provide mental healthcare benefits

May 24, 2024, 9:25 pm

DAVAO CITY — The city government of Mati and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) entered into an agreement on Friday to offer mental healthcare packages to members. During the signing ceremony in Mati City, Mayor Michelle Rabat expressed optimism the city could eventually… Read More

1K indigents, typhoon victims in La Union join cash-for-work program

1K indigents, typhoon victims in La Union join cash-for-work program

May 24, 2024, 9:12 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – A total of 1,142 indigent and vulnerable families in San Juan, La Union have been included in Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Risk Resiliency Program through Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. The project was initiated to provide assistance to… Read More

Coching exhibit reintroduces ‘komiks’ to Pangasinense youth

Coching exhibit reintroduces ‘komiks’ to Pangasinense youth

May 24, 2024, 9:04 pm

DAGUPAN CITY – Before social media, television and anime, komiks (comics) provided Filipinos with entertainment, through visual arts with storyline. Reproduced and magnified works by Francisco Coching, the King of Komiks and the country’s National Artist for Visual Arts, are currently on… Read More

Another Ilocos Norte town gets new sea ambulance

Another Ilocos Norte town gets new sea ambulance

May 24, 2024, 8:38 pm

LAOAG CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday handed over a sea ambulance for coastal residents of Currimao town and nearby towns in the second district of Ilocos Norte. The sea ambulance costs around PHP4,998,750 and was purchased through the Health Facilities Enhancement Program… Read More

Chicken Inasal Festival brings economic, tourism boost to Bacolod

Chicken Inasal Festival brings economic, tourism boost to Bacolod

May 24, 2024, 8:38 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The three-day Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival is poised to create more economic opportunities and tourism development here as it kicks off at the North Capitol Road Friday night. The festival highlights the city’s heritage food industry made famous by its signature dish, the… Read More

Batangas seeks greater role in national food security

Batangas seeks greater role in national food security

May 24, 2024, 8:30 pm

BATANGAS CITY – The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) here is looking to contribute more to the Marcos administration’s food security program by enhancing the local coconut industry’s productivity and encouraging micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) involved in food… Read More

P500-M rehab fund for Albay power coop to stabilize electric supply

P500-M rehab fund for Albay power coop to stabilize electric supply

May 24, 2024, 8:21 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Albayanos can expect more reliable power supply in the coming years from the Albay Electric Cooperative Inc. (Aleco) after the allotment of PHP500 million for the construction of two substations and rehabilitation of existing distribution facilities in the province. Ako Bicol… Read More

New MinDA chair espouses unity, cooperation

New MinDA chair espouses unity, cooperation

May 24, 2024, 8:18 pm

DAVAO CITY – The newly appointed chairperson of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) urged the agency's more than 100 employees on Friday to unite and cooperate to further serve Mindanaoans. In an interview, Secretary Leo Tereso Magno pointed out that common goals and targets will be… Read More

Bacolod City to issue temporary permits for e-bikes, e-trikes

Bacolod City to issue temporary permits for e-bikes, e-trikes

May 24, 2024, 7:48 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The city government has required all concerned barangays to submit a list of their accredited electric bicycles (e-bikes) and tricycles (e-trikes) operators by Friday for the issuance of the authority to operate in their respective barangays, ahead of the resumption of… Read More

DSWD readies relief items for 'Aghon' impact

DSWD readies relief items for 'Aghon' impact

May 24, 2024, 7:15 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Eastern Visayas has prepositioned PHP119.29 million worth of relief items in preparation for the possible impact of Tropical Depression Aghon in the region. The available resources include PHP114.76 million worth of food… Read More

Expansion of 'LAWA at BINHI' project starts in Antique

Expansion of 'LAWA at BINHI' project starts in Antique

May 24, 2024, 7:07 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — The expansion of the Local Adaptation to Water Access (LAWA) and Breaking Insufficiency through Nutritious Harvest for the Impoverished (BINHI) Project has started in Antique province. Mylene Binondo, chief of the preparedness for response section of the… Read More

Cebu airport first in PH to get 'green award'

Cebu airport first in PH to get 'green award'

May 24, 2024, 7:05 pm

CEBU CITY – The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is hailed as the first airport in the Philippines to be recognized as a "green airport." Julius Neri Jr., chief executive officer and general manager of the MCIA, said the premier airport in Central Visayas received the Platinum Green… Read More