Provincial

E. Visayas LGUs get 146 ambulances from DOH

E. Visayas LGUs get 146 ambulances from DOH

July 3, 2024, 4:18 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Some PHP362 million worth of ambulances have been distributed to health facilities and local government units (LGUs) in Eastern Visayas in the last three years, improving medical transportation in the region, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday. Some 146 land and… Read More

NegOcc to give aid to poultry raisers hit by Mt. Kanlaon eruption

NegOcc to give aid to poultry raisers hit by Mt. Kanlaon eruption

July 3, 2024, 4:01 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) is preparing assistance to poultry raisers, who are worst hit by the eruption of Mt. Kanlaon in the local animal industry. The PVO report as of Tuesday showed 4,764 reported animal mortalities, with 4,488 chickens since the… Read More

 Iloilo City leaders support new DepEd chief

Iloilo City leaders support new DepEd chief

July 3, 2024, 3:53 pm

ILOILO CITY – Two Ilonggo leaders rallied behind Senator Sonny Angara following his appointment as the new head of the Department of Education (DepEd), replacing Vice President Sara Duterte, who will relinquish the Cabinet post on July 19. Rep. Julienne Baronda said she had known Angara when she… Read More

2 Negros LGUs get P2.4-M fund for women digital skills training

2 Negros LGUs get P2.4-M fund for women digital skills training

July 3, 2024, 3:24 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental provincial government has provided a PHP2.4 million counterpart fund for the digital skills training and employment package for women in two local government units here. The recipients are San Carlos City and Calatrava town, which got PHP1.2 million each to… Read More

DILG-8 sees 100% rise in food governance passers among LGUs

DILG-8 sees 100% rise in food governance passers among LGUs

July 3, 2024, 2:52 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is upbeat about doubling the number of local government units (LGUs) in Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) passing the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) this year.  Citing the result of the recent calibration, the DILG… Read More

Iloilo provincial board wants water districts probed

Iloilo provincial board wants water districts probed

July 3, 2024, 2:36 pm

ILOILO CITY – The Iloilo provincial board urged members of the House of Representatives to look into the current state of local water districts affecting millions of consumers. The provincial board unanimously approved on Tuesday a resolution calling for a probe and amendments to the law… Read More

ARTA fetes 3 MisOr LGUs for eBOSS compliance

ARTA fetes 3 MisOr LGUs for eBOSS compliance

July 2, 2024, 9:51 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) on Tuesday commended three local government units (LGUs) in Misamis Oriental for implementing measures to simplify doing business with the government. ARTA Secretary Ernesto Perez personally gave the LGUs of Manticao, Alubijid and… Read More

Cebu City vet office records increases in rabies cases

Cebu City vet office records increases in rabies cases

July 2, 2024, 9:08 pm

CEBU CITY – Local authorities are strengthening anti-rabies awareness campaign and other pro-active measures to address the rising cases as of the first half of 2024. During the Open Line Forum here Tuesday, Dr. Alice Utlang, head of the Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries… Read More

Mayor vows to clear more Cebu City villages of illegal drugs

Mayor vows to clear more Cebu City villages of illegal drugs

July 2, 2024, 8:56 pm

CEBU CITY – Acting Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia on Tuesday vowed to have more villages cleared of illegal drugs through inter-agency anti-drug campaign programs to be implemented with the private sector. Garcia likewise encouraged more villages to vie for drug-clear status and get financial… Read More

City gov’t endorses ‘National Artist’ nomination for violin virtuoso

City gov’t endorses ‘National Artist’ nomination for violin virtuoso

July 2, 2024, 8:55 pm

ILOILO CITY – The local government here is endorsing the official nomination of violin virtuoso Gilopez Lopez Kabayao to the “Order of the National Artist.” “The Order of National Artists is the highest honorary title given to Filipinos who have made significant contributions to the… Read More

DOH-CAR eyes to vaccinate 163K kids

DOH-CAR eyes to vaccinate 163K kids

July 2, 2024, 8:48 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Health in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) said it continues to exert effort to increase the immunization rate among children aged zero to five years. In a Bagong Pilipinas (New Philippines) briefing at the DOH-CAR regional training center here, Dr.… Read More

Farmer’s daughter earns Engineering degree as BARMM scholar

Farmer’s daughter earns Engineering degree as BARMM scholar

July 2, 2024, 8:40 pm

COTABATO CITY – A farmer in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is full of gratitude for a government program that helped his daughter earn an Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering degree.Mhads Motalib, a rice and corn farmer in Barangay Dungguan, Nabalawag, couldn’t… Read More

DPWH offers to build P3.4-B sewerage treatment facility in CDO

DPWH offers to build P3.4-B sewerage treatment facility in CDO

July 2, 2024, 8:38 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways in Northern Mindanao (DPWH-10) is offering to construct the local government's PHP3.4 billion sewerage treatment facility. In a statement on Tuesday, DPWH-10 project focal person Alexander Castro noted that the city is one of the… Read More

DOH 8-point agenda seeks to quell rising HIV cases in Caraga

DOH 8-point agenda seeks to quell rising HIV cases in Caraga

July 2, 2024, 8:36 pm

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Health-Caraga (DOH-13) is intensifying the implementation of the 8-Point Action Agenda to address the region's pressing health concerns, including the increasing cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). “The agency continues to strengthen its awareness… Read More

147 conflict-affected families in CamSur get P2.9-M livelihood aid 

147 conflict-affected families in CamSur get P2.9-M livelihood aid 

July 2, 2024, 8:35 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – At least 147 families affected by a clash between government troops and the New People's Army (NPA) in March this year benefited from the sustainable livelihood program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the region.  "The 147 families identified,… Read More

Camarines Sur farmers earn P449K from DAR agri-fair project

Camarines Sur farmers earn P449K from DAR agri-fair project

July 2, 2024, 8:30 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) in Camarines Sur have earned PHP449,710 selling their farm harvests at a trade-fair market inside the Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office (PPO) headquarters organized by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).  In an… Read More

Davao Region’s 3rd urgent care center starts operations August

Davao Region’s 3rd urgent care center starts operations August

July 2, 2024, 8:29 pm

DAVAO CITY – The third Bagong Urgent Care and Ambulatory Service (BUCAS) center will open in this city next month, the Department of Health in Davao Region (DOH-11) said on Tuesday. Dr. Annabelle Yumang, DOH-11 Director, said the BUCAS Center will open at Southern Philippines Medical… Read More

DOH releases nearly P6-B health emergency allowance in W. Visayas

DOH releases nearly P6-B health emergency allowance in W. Visayas

July 2, 2024, 8:28 pm

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH-WVCHD) has already released over PHP5.98 billion of health emergency allowance (HEA) to health workers who served at the height of the pandemic. WVCHD Administrative Officer V and human resources in-charge… Read More

Health execs: Seek medical attention if dengue symptoms persist

Health execs: Seek medical attention if dengue symptoms persist

July 2, 2024, 8:22 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) said immediate medical consultation is a must amid rising dengue cases “Only 82 percent of those who experienced dengue-related symptoms actually sought… Read More

SSS seeks coverage of 3K graduating students in Negros

SSS seeks coverage of 3K graduating students in Negros

July 2, 2024, 8:21 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The Social Security System (SSS) is encouraging graduating senior high school and college students in Negros Island to become members as they prepare for employment. The SSS Visayas West 1 Division based here is eyeing the social security coverage of nearly 3,000 students of… Read More