Provincial

96% of South Cotabato town voters favor creation of new village 

96% of South Cotabato town voters favor creation of new village 

July 14, 2024, 9:45 am

MANILA – Over 2,300 voters in Tupi, South Cotabato have voted to create another barangay in the municipality during the plebiscite held on Saturday, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In a statement released late Saturday evening, the poll body announced that out of the 2,485… Read More

Ilocos youth leaders give free school supplies

Ilocos youth leaders give free school supplies

July 13, 2024, 2:06 pm

LAOAG CITY – Youth leaders in the province of Ilocos Norte are giving away free school supplies to learners ahead of the school opening on July 29 under the “Kits4Kids” community outreach program. Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chair Hans Jelden Tabiolo of Barangay 5 San Silvestre, San Nicolas… Read More

Boy Scouts of the Philippines elects new set of execs

Boy Scouts of the Philippines elects new set of execs

July 13, 2024, 11:14 am

BUTUAN CITY – The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) has elected a new set of officials to lead its more than three million members. The National Executive Board of the BSP on Friday reelected Agusan del Norte 2nd District Rep. Dale Corvera as national president for his third term. The elected… Read More

C. Visayas SEnA desk awards P29.1-M workers’ money claims

C. Visayas SEnA desk awards P29.1-M workers’ money claims

July 13, 2024, 9:40 am

CEBU CITY – A total of PHP29.1 million worth of monetary claims were awarded to more than 1,000 workers in Central Visayas who sought the help of the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Single-Entry Approach (SEnA) desk, an official said on Friday. Lilia Estillore, director of DOLE 7… Read More

Condo community to rise in Negros Oriental

Condo community to rise in Negros Oriental

July 12, 2024, 11:35 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) is launching its latest condominium community in this Negros Oriental capital that would spur economic development and job creation. “Futura Shores, situated along the coast in Barangay Mangnao here, was conceived following the success of Marina… Read More

Baguio to exempt elderly from number coding

Baguio to exempt elderly from number coding

July 12, 2024, 11:00 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Vehicles driven by senior citizens who are city residents or those carrying them will soon be exempt from number coding after the city government amended an earlier ordinance exempting them from parking fees. “The Baguio City Council has recently expanded the benefits for senior… Read More

Flood control projects to protect Negros Occidental communities

Flood control projects to protect Negros Occidental communities

July 12, 2024, 9:40 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Three local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental are benefiting from the PHP293 million worth of slope protection and flood mitigation projects recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Western Visayas (Region 6). In Kabankalan City,… Read More

Forensic test confirms another P6.7-M shabu recovered in Ilocos Norte

Forensic test confirms another P6.7-M shabu recovered in Ilocos Norte

July 12, 2024, 9:26 pm

LAOAG CITY – Forensic test confirmed Friday that the light blue plastic package recovered in the waters of Pasuquin town, Ilocos Norte on Thursday contain 995.31 grams of shabu worth around PHP6.7 million.  A fisherman from Sitio Nagabungan, Barangay Davila in Pasuquin saw the floating plastic… Read More

SSS-Baguio targets registration of 3K more members

SSS-Baguio targets registration of 3K more members

July 12, 2024, 9:04 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The Social Security System (SSS) branch here is eyeing to register at least 3,000 more members across all sectors until December 2024 to allow more workers enjoy their social benefits. “Registration to SSS is a security for a person, especially for retirement after working for… Read More

Ilocos Norte gov’t hikes slots for stimulus package for small biz 

Ilocos Norte gov’t hikes slots for stimulus package for small biz 

July 12, 2024, 8:59 pm

LAOAG CITY – To sustain the recovery of small business owners in the province, the Ilocos Norte government has allocated PHP4.5 million for 900 beneficiaries this year. Ilocos Norte’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Office (MSMEO) head Elma Gabriel, in a media interview Friday, said the… Read More

Over 1.9K Pangasinan, La Union villages to gain from mobile clinics  

Over 1.9K Pangasinan, La Union villages to gain from mobile clinics  

July 12, 2024, 8:52 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Residents from 1,364 villages in Pangasinan and 576 in La Union will benefit from the Bagong Pilipinas Mobile Clinics, a part of the Lab for All Project of First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos that aims to deliver free basic healthcare to the people. The Provincial Information… Read More

Bukidnon schools first to orient in agri e-learning upgrades

Bukidnon schools first to orient in agri e-learning upgrades

July 12, 2024, 8:38 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Schools in the province of Bukidnon are the first in Northern Mindanao region to re-orient updated course modules of e-learning on agriculture. In an interview Friday, Jan-Ariss Jadaque, technical support focal person of the Agricultural Training Institute in Region 10… Read More

DOH, NNC urge LGUs in Bicol to implement plan for nutrition

DOH, NNC urge LGUs in Bicol to implement plan for nutrition

July 12, 2024, 8:32 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Health-Center for Health Development in Bicol (DOH-CHD-5) and the National Nutrition Council (NNC) urged on Friday the local government units (LGUs) in Bicol to implement the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) from the provincial level down to the… Read More

5.4K enumerators, supervisors to conduct 2024 PopCen, CBMS in Bicol

5.4K enumerators, supervisors to conduct 2024 PopCen, CBMS in Bicol

July 12, 2024, 8:05 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Bicol will deploy a total of 5,430 enumerators and census supervisors to conduct the 2024 census of population and community-based monitoring system in the region.  During the regional press launch at Hotel Inigo on Friday, PSA… Read More

NegOcc funds education of 1,276 scholars for incoming school year

NegOcc funds education of 1,276 scholars for incoming school year

July 12, 2024, 8:03 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental provincial government is funding the education of 1,276 scholars under the 13 scholarship categories for the academic year 2024-2025. Karen Dinsay, head of the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division, said on Friday some 445 new grantees have been… Read More

Acting mayor:  Welfare of Palaro athletes is Cebu City's top priority

Acting mayor: Welfare of Palaro athletes is Cebu City's top priority

July 12, 2024, 7:45 pm

CEBU CITY – Acting Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia said Friday he is more concerned about the welfare of the 12,000 student-athletes than the stiff competition for medals during this year’s Palarong Pambansa. Garcia directed the medical director of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) to look after… Read More

DA gives P17.3M aid to farmers, promotes 'Gulayan sa Paaralan'

DA gives P17.3M aid to farmers, promotes 'Gulayan sa Paaralan'

July 12, 2024, 7:25 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Bicol (DA-5) has distributed PHP17.3 million worth of agricultural interventions to various farmers' cooperatives and associations in Camarines Sur under the High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP). In an interview on Friday, Lovella Guarin,… Read More

Baguio, Benguet power rates lower in July

Baguio, Benguet power rates lower in July

July 12, 2024, 6:52 pm

BAGUIO CITY – More than 220,000 electric bills will reflect an PHP88 decrease in the July billing, the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) said in an advisory on Friday. Laarni Ilagan of the BENECO Corporate Communications Office traced this development to the cooperative’s prompt payment… Read More

P26M shabu seized in Negros Oriental in H1 2024 

P26M shabu seized in Negros Oriental in H1 2024 

July 12, 2024, 6:26 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) on Friday said more than PHP26 million of suspected shabu were seized in various operations across Negros Oriental during the first half of the year. Lt. Stephen Polinar, NOPPO spokesperson, said 293 suspected drug… Read More

DA-13 showcases cutting-edge farm technologies to farmers, fishers

DA-13 showcases cutting-edge farm technologies to farmers, fishers

July 12, 2024, 6:11 pm

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture in the Caraga Region (DA-13) led the 1st Caraga Region Agriculture and Fishery Technology Exhibition (CRAFTE), which culminated on Friday at the Trento Research Experiment Station in Trento, Agusan del Sur. The exhibition aims to increase farmers' and… Read More