5-day 'People's Fair' brings free basic services to Dinagat

BUTUAN CITY – The provincial government of Dinagat Islands opened Monday a five-day People's Fair that will highlight the convergence of free services from various line agencies and the private sector.In a statement, Dinagat Islands Gov. Nilo Demerey Jr. said the activity aims to render free... Read More

DOT trains Laoag ‘kutseros’ as tourism front-liners

LAOAG CITY – Iconic kalesa drivers or “kutseros" here pledged to raise the bar of Filipino hospitality as they attended a two-day seminar on improving their knowledge and skills as tourism front-liners.Held at the Java Hotel in Laoag City on July 4-5, the seminar was to capacitate... Read More

Comelec Bicol urges voters to sign up

LEGAZPI CITY – The Commission on Elections-Bicol (Comelec-5) is calling on residents to participate in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls in December by registering as voters.In an infographics posted on its Facebook page, Comelec-5 said offices will accept applications until... Read More

Northern Negros ecozone ready to accept locators

BACOLOD CITY – The Northern Negros Agro-Industrial Export Processing Zone (NNAIEPZ) in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, is now accepting locators interested to invest in various light industries as well as in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.Second District Rep. Alfredo... Read More

DA to fund construction of 6 NegOcc slaughterhouses

BACOLOD CITY – The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) will help fund the construction of abattoirs in six local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental, the country’s top backyard swine producer.As of Monday, the identified recipients... Read More

99% of Eastern Visayas villages now drug-free

TACLOBAN CITY – At least 2,707 villages in Eastern Visayas have been cleared of illegal drugs as of June, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported on Monday.The number represents 99.44 percent of 2,722 villages, PDEA Eastern Visayas Regional Director Edgar Jubay said during the... Read More

No gossiping at workplace, Pangasinan gov’t employees told

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Governor Ramon Guico III on Monday urged provincial government employees to shrug off “any dust of politics” following the elections, and buckle down to work."Roll up our sleeves and get down to work. We would like to work hard to achieve our province's... Read More

Davao Norte guv vows to work for peace, dev't in 2nd term

DAVAO CITY – Unhampered delivery of basic services and other peace-building initiatives enabled Davao del Norte to make significant strides in attaining inclusive development and sustainable peace.Governor Edwin Jubahib vowed to focus on the needs of far-flung communities that were once... Read More

P3.8-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zambo Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three suspects were arrested while some PHP3.8 million worth of smuggled cigarettes were seized in an operation in Zamboanga del Sur’s town of Dumalinao, a police official said Monday.Col. Richard Verceles, Area Police Command-Western Mindanao operations chief, said the... Read More

Bacolod exec prods city employees ‘to go the extra mile’

BACOLOD CITY – Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has enjoined city officials and employees here to do more than what is expected of them in the delivery of government services.“Let us all go the extra mile. Let us all work together. We should do nothing less because that is what Bacolod... Read More

Quarrying, health sectors top contributors to 2021 NorMin GRDP

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The National Economic Development Authority in Region 10 (NEDA-10) has identified quarrying and human health industries as the top-performing sectors in 2021.During Monday's socioeconomic status briefing, NEDA-10 Director Mylah Faye Aurora Cariño said the two... Read More

21 new Covid-19 infections logged in Caraga in 7 days

BUTUAN CITY – Twenty-one new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections have been recorded in Caraga Region from June 26 to July 2, the regional health office said Monday.In its weekly report, the Department of Health in Caraga (DOH-13) said the recorded infections brought the total number... Read More

Top 5 drug suspect killed in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A drug pusher was killed in a shootout with government operatives in an operation that netted PHP340,000 worth of illegal drugs here, a police official said Monday.Col. Alexander Lorenzo, Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director, said suspect Reynante Alvarez, 54, was... Read More

Most civilian clients of Davao DNA lab seek inheritance rights

DAVAO CITY – Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing to establish blood relations is the top of service being availed by civilian clients in the Police Regional Office - Davao Region DNA Laboratory Section of the Regional Forensic Unit (RFU-11) here, an official said Monday.In a press briefing,... Read More

Dinagat farmers get over P41-M support from DA

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture in the Caraga Region (DA-13) has released more than PHP41 million worth of assistance to rice and corn farmers in the Dinagat Islands province.The fund release was made at the opening of the five-day People’s Fair in the province on Monday at... Read More

DavOr exec vows to prioritize road rehab, access to potable water

DAVAO CITY – Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon vowed to focus on the opening and rehabilitation of roads as well as access to clean water systems in her province for the new administration's first 100 days in office.In a press briefing Monday, Malanyaon said she wanted infrastructure... Read More

PHLPost delivers 856K PhilID to Ilocos Region

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) has delivered 856,550 Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards or the national ID to registrants in the Ilocos Region as of May 27In a phone interview on Monday, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Ilocos information officer Jim... Read More

C. Luzon, PH’s top producer of chicken in Q1

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Central Luzon was the top producer of chicken in the country during the first quarter of the year, the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed.The region’s total chicken production from January to March 2022 was estimated at... Read More

Farm-to-market road makes life easier for Laoag’s rural villages

LAOAG City – The completion of an 803.60-meter farm-to-market concrete road in rural Barangay 47 Bengcag here now provides farmers and residents in the community and nearby villages more convenience, particularly during the rainy season.Loelyn Acain on Monday said going to Bengcag now is like... Read More

Albay solon refiles bill legalizing divorce

LEGAZPI CITY – Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman refiled the measure legalizing divorce in the country after his similar bill was not acted upon in the 18th Congress.In a phone interview on Monday, Lagman said he is hopeful that “beleaguered and tormented wives can soon be liberated... Read More