RDC-13 chair hails move to include municipal waters in tax share

BUTUAN CITY – Dinagat Islands Governor Nilo Demerey Jr. has welcomed the move made by Agusan del Norte 2nd District Representative Dale Corvera to include the municipal waters in the National Tax Allocation (NTA), as provided in Republic Act (RA) 7160 or the Local Government Code of... Read More

Davao extends P2-M aid for Ilocos Norte typhoon, quake victims

LAOAG CITY – The people of Davao through its City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Office (CDRRMO) have extended financial assistance amounting to PHP2 million to typhoon and earthquake victims in the province.Retired Police Colonel Alfredo Baluran, chief of the CDRRMO in Davao... Read More

‘Perya Matematika’ game proves effective for remediation in Math

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The “Perya Matematika,” the game-based remediation strategy developed by a local teacher, is giving learners having difficulty in Math a chance to learn the rudiments of the subject while having an enjoyable time.In an interview Friday, Master... Read More

DSWD prepares validators for potential gov't aid beneficiaries

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now preparing its personnel for the upcoming community validation for potential beneficiaries of the government cash grant under the Targeted Cash Transfer (TCT) program in Bicol Region.In an interview on Friday, Jessica... Read More

Cybercrime unit tracking down persons in Surigao bomb threats

BUTUAN CITY – The Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit (RACU) of the Police Regional Office in the Caraga Region (PRO-13) is tracking down the individuals behind the two bomb threats that disrupted the classes in two major schools in Surigao City on Wednesday.Maj. Jennifer Ometer, chief of the Public... Read More

Iloilo province receives Zero Open Defecation seal

ILOILO CITY –In celebration of the World Toilet Day, the province of Iloilo on Friday was conferred with the Zero Open Defecation (ZOD) Grade 1 status, the first Western Visayas province to be awarded with the ZOD seal.“This month the world reached eight billion people and about 45... Read More

Reg'l photo tilt showcases rice awareness, honors farmers

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Davao Region (DA-11) through its Regional Agri-Fisheries and Information Section (RAFIS) recognized Friday the winners of the #BUYani photo contest that showcased rice awareness and respect for the hardships and contribution of the... Read More

460 Antique ‘sacadas’ to receive financial aid

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique –About 460 sugar migrants, locally known as sacadas, will receive financial assistance during the annual “Bisita Sacada”, or the visit of Antique’s provincial government officials to migrant workers in Negros Occidental, on December 7-10, a... Read More

3 NPA 'spies' surrender in Zamboanga del Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three spies of the New People’s Army (NPA) have separately surrendered to authorities in Zamboanga del Sur province after renouncing the rebel group, a police official said Friday.The NPA surrenderers were identified as Beviencia De Pedro, Macus Gudag and Mario Rote; all... Read More

DTI gives P2.5-M livelihood kits to Odette victims in NegOr

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Negros Oriental has released more than PHP2.5 million in livelihood kits to Typhoon Odette victims in the province following the receipt of additional funds from its regional office.DTI-Negros Oriental provincial director Nimfa... Read More

P3.3-B hydropower to boost power supply in DavOr town

DAVAO CITY – Residents of Caraga town in Davao Oriental province will soon benefit from the PHP3.3 billion worth of hydropower project, which consists of three mini-hydropower plants with a total capacity of 20.9 megawatts.In a statement Friday, Governor Corazon Malanyaon said the project will... Read More

Trash collectors in E. Samar to get free nat'l surfing tilt entry

TACLOBAN CITY – Local participants of Surf in the City 2022 who will join the cleanup drive on Nov. 19-20 will get free entry to the national surfing competition, the city government of Borongan announced on Friday.Local athletes interested to take part in the sports event will only have to... Read More

Baguio presents ‘Christmas Around the World’ at Botanical Garden

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio Botanical Garden is expected to attract more visitors as it transforms into a Christmas village at nighttime during the holiday season.In a media advisory, city information officer Aileen Refuerzo said the garden's "Christmas Around the World" display will be opened to... Read More

Westmincom deploys elite troops to Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) has deployed a battalion of elite troops from Sulu province to boost the campaign against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Basilan province.Brig. Gen. Arturo Rojas, the acting Westmincom commander, said Friday the Army's 5th Scout... Read More

Over 1K golfers seen for 2022 Fil-Am golf tourney in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – The longest-running amateur golf tournament in the Asia Pacific region annually held in this summer capital is expected to attract over 1,000 visitors."We have 240 teams composed of five members and some with one alternate so that is roughly 1,250 golfers joining the... Read More

2 drug suspects killed in NoCot shootout

KABACAN, North Cotabato – Two armed drug suspects were killed in a shootout with cops here while trying to elude arrest, an official said Friday.Lt. Col. Irish Hezron F. Parangan, municipal police chief, identified the slain suspects as Johari Kasim Adtag, 25, and Boy Macacua, 32, both of... Read More

Adapt to global market demands, culture product makers urged

BAGUIO CITY – An official of the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) said cultural product makers should adapt to market demands for them to be globally competitive."Let us be comfortable to adjust our business models to go global," PTTC executive director Nelly Rita Dillera said in her... Read More

Tri-city ferry project to boost tourism in Dagupan City

DAGUPAN CITY – The tri-city ferry system project that aims to provide a sea transport system among the cities of Dagupan, Alaminos in Pangasinan, and San Fernando City in La Union is expected to boost tourism here.In a statement on Thursday, Mayor Belen Fernandez said aside from saving money... Read More

Pork Festival geared toward freedom from ASF: Iloilo guv

ILOILO CITY – Iloilo’s Pork Festival is a campaign strategy to hasten the depopulation of hogs in red and pink zones, reduce the areas with African swine fever (ASF) and start repopulation, Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said on Thursday.“The point of the festival is creating... Read More

Shelter aid prioritizes Antique owners of totally damaged houses

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said Antiqueños whose houses were totally damaged by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng would be prioritized in the distribution of shelter assistance.PDRRM officer Broderick Train said in... Read More