Ilocos Sur farmers say new FMR cuts travel time, boosts income

LAOAG CITY – Farmers of Barangay Tiagan in San Emilio, Ilocos Sur are now enjoying a more convenient transport of their agriculture products and services following the completion of a new farm-to-market road (FMR) courtesy of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).District Engineer... Read More

DAR, DOST to boost coop’s cassava kropek production in Camarines

LEGAZPI CITY – The offices in Bicol of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR-5) and Department of Science and Technology, along with the local government unit (LGU) of Bula in Camarines Sur province, have expressed their intent to help the Sto. Niño Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SNMPC)... Read More

Kabankalan City asks VP Sara's assistance for airport project

BACOLOD CITY – The City of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental province has asked the assistance of Vice President Sara Duterte for the completion of the airport in the southern Negros city.In a statement posted on Tuesday night, Mayor Benjie Miranda said Duterte told him during her visit here to... Read More

Mindanao PA vows stronger link between RDC-13, OP

BUTUAN CITY – Presidential Assistant (PA) for Eastern Mindanao Secretary Leo Magno has vowed to forge a stronger link between the Regional Development Council (RDC) 13 (Caraga) and the Office of the President (OP).Magno gave the assurance during the RDC-13 meeting here Wednesday, presided over... Read More

E. Visayas surpasses P9.35-B tax goal in 2022

PALO, Leyte – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Eastern Visayas has collected PHP9.35 billion in 2022, hitting its target for the year, and exceeding the actual earnings in the previous year, the tax agency reported on Wednesday.The BIR regional office here surpassed the PHP9.04 billion... Read More

Village chief slain in Maguindanao Sur gun attack

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao del Sur – A village chairperson in Maguindanao del Sur was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men Tuesday afternoon along the national highway here, police said.Col. Ruel Sermese, Maguindanao police director, identified the victim as Hadji Basit Zangkala, village... Read More

2 nabbed, P1.37-M shabu seized in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY – Police operatives arrested two drug personalities and seized PHP1.373 million worth of shabu in separate buy-busts here in the past two days, reports of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) showed.On Tuesday, suspect Mark Salmingo, 26, was... Read More

DOLE offers emergency employment program in oil spill-hit Caluya

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has provided emergency employment to 464 oil spill-affected residents of Caluya, Antique under its Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD).DOLE-Antique information officer... Read More

Cebu taps private lab to detect ASF, other hog diseases

CEBU CITY – The provincial government of Cebu has tapped a private laboratory service provider for the detection and diagnosis of African swine fever (ASF) and classical swine fever (CSF), also known as “hog cholera” that might have infected the pigs in Carcar City.Governor... Read More

NoCot guv touts 'inclusive governance' in address

KIDAPAWAN, North Cotabato – Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza highlighted the gains of her "Serbisyong totoo" brand of governance during her first State of the Province Address here Tuesday.Mendoza described her governance as inclusive, under which "no Cotabateño is left... Read More

Market vendors, trike drivers urged to embrace digital payments

LAOAG CITY – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is seeking the help of local government units (LGUs) in Ilocos Norte to encourage market vendors and trike drivers to adopt cashless transactions through its "Paleng-QR" program.Jointly developed by the BSP and the Department of the Interior... Read More

Motorized haulers to boost CamNorte farmers' income, productivity

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Bicol (DAR-5) has recently turned over motorized haulers worth PHP170,000 each to three agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Camarines Norte province.Geri Buensalida, DAR-5 spokesperson, said DAR-Camarines Norte facilitated... Read More

Trader slain, husband wounded in Gen. Santos City ambush

KORONADAL CITY – Two gunmen riding a motorbike shot dead a businesswoman and wounded her husband in an ambush in Barangay Fatima, Gen. Santos City early Tuesday.In a report, Col. Jomar Alexis Yap, General Santos City police director, identified the victim as Amelia Tajala, of Barangay Fatima,... Read More

Bulacan to get 76K bags of certified inbred rice seeds from DA

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) will soon start the distribution of certified inbred seeds to farmers in Bulacan province.RCEF provincial coordinator Justine Ragos said on Tuesday that over 76,000 bags... Read More

Duterte assures more support for oil spill victims in Antique

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – After witnessing the extent of the oil spill damage, Vice President and concurrent Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Sara Duterte has assured more support for victims in Antique province who lost their livelihood.During her visit to Barangay Semirara... Read More

Bacolod City leads rollout of ‘Palengke-QR Ph’ in W. Visayas

BACOLOD CITY – This city, together with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), launched the Palengke-QR (Quick Response) Ph Plus for the use of digital payments in public markets and transportation hubs, at the Libertad Market here... Read More

DILG-6 reminds village execs to set example in obeying laws

BACOLOD CITY – The Department of the Interior and Local Government in Western Visayas (DILG-6) has reminded village officials of their role as public servants, who should set an example in obeying the law.“Para sa mga kapitan, kayo dapat ang huwaran ng public service (To barangay... Read More

Over 2K native trees to be planted along Iloilo airport road

ILOILO CITY – As part of its advocacy to grow native trees, the city government will be planting on a 10-kilometer road stretch from the service road of the Iloilo International Airport going to Barangay Ungka in the municipality of Pavia.“If we plant at around 10 meters interval, we... Read More

Negros Occidental launches return of Panaad Festival

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental province launched on Tuesday afternoon the return of the Panaad sa Negros Festival after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Set from April 17 to 23 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan here, the 27th edition of the "festival of... Read More

DSWD gives P500-K aid to Negros Oriental shooting victims

CEBU CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) on Tuesday said it has extended over PHP500,000 in financial assistance to the survivors and victims of the recent shooting incident in Barangay San Isidro in Pamplona town, Negros Oriental province.DSWD-7... Read More