Provincial

Davao Oro landslide death toll at 98, 8 missing

Davao Oro landslide death toll at 98, 8 missing

February 19, 2024, 9:06 pm

DAVAO CITY – The death toll of the Barangay Masara landslide in Maco, Davao de Oro has reached 98, while eight persons remain missing. In a Facebook post on Monday, the Maco municipal government said the retrieved bodies were the result of continuing search and retrieval operations after the… Read More

4PH housing project to rise in Legazpi City

4PH housing project to rise in Legazpi City

February 19, 2024, 8:48 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Construction works have started on a housing project of the Marcos administration in the southern portion of this city. In an interview on Monday, Legazpi City Mayor Carmen Geraldine Rosal said the project located in Barangay Homapon is the first component in Albay of the… Read More

Comelec calls on youth to register, participate in voting process

Comelec calls on youth to register, participate in voting process

February 19, 2024, 8:42 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is appealing to the youth to register and participate in the country's democratic process of voting. In his message during the opening of the Special Satellite and Register Anywhere Project (SSARAP) at the Bicol University (BU) here, Comelec… Read More

PSA-Negros begins nat’l ID registration for kids below 5 years old

PSA-Negros begins nat’l ID registration for kids below 5 years old

February 19, 2024, 8:21 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Negros Oriental has already started its registration of children below five years old for the national identification program, an official said Monday. Engr. Ariel Fortuito, chief Statistical Analyst and PSA provincial head, said the… Read More

Ex-rebels’ dependents in Sorsogon get educational aid from gov't

Ex-rebels’ dependents in Sorsogon get educational aid from gov't

February 19, 2024, 8:18 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Bicol provided educational assistance to 96 dependents of former rebels in Sorsogon province through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program early this month. In an interview on Monday, Jastine Joy… Read More

La Trinidad breaches pre-pandemic tourist arrival numbers

La Trinidad breaches pre-pandemic tourist arrival numbers

February 19, 2024, 8:15 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The municipal tourism office of this capital town said they received 750,000 tourists last year, breaching the pre-pandemic arrivals in 2019. “We have an estimated 750,000 tourists arrival in 2023 and we are happy that we get to benefit from the overflow of tourists in… Read More

Cebuanos push for creation of Metro Cebu Development Authority

Cebuanos push for creation of Metro Cebu Development Authority

February 19, 2024, 7:31 pm

CEBU CITY – Cebuanos reiterated calls for the creation of the Metro Cebu Development Authority (MCDA) that would consolidate inter-agency efforts to solve traffic woes and flooding problems, a provincial legislator said Monday. Provincial Board Member Glenn Anthony Soco said the call for the… Read More

Comelec-Baguio brings voter registration to schools

Comelec-Baguio brings voter registration to schools

February 19, 2024, 6:56 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Baguio has expanded voter registration efforts for next year's midterm elections by bringing it to various schools and communities here. John Paul Martin, the city election officer, said the voter registration outreach covers transfer of… Read More

Antique provincial gov’t releases over P2.9-M aid to ‘Egay’ victims

Antique provincial gov’t releases over P2.9-M aid to ‘Egay’ victims

February 19, 2024, 6:44 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – A total of 292 families in Antique availed a total of PHP2.92 million in cash aid for the reconstruction of their houses under the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) of the National Housing Authority (NHA). The second batch of 92 families received a… Read More

Iloilo City mayor: Expedite reclamation projects

Iloilo City mayor: Expedite reclamation projects

February 19, 2024, 6:29 pm

ILOILO CITY – Mayor Jerry Treñas wanted the proposed reclamation projects in Iloilo City fast-tracked amid the massive development here. “With reclamation, you can have a well-planned development. More economic activities, more employment opportunities, and it will mean the city becomes more… Read More

Comelec-Bacolod sets 2-month satellite voter registration

Comelec-Bacolod sets 2-month satellite voter registration

February 19, 2024, 5:40 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in this city has scheduled a two-month satellite voter registration in various barangays and schools from February to April ahead of the May 2025 mid-term elections. During the first off-site registration held at the covered court of Barangay… Read More

Upgrade to dairy breed to boost income, farmers told

Upgrade to dairy breed to boost income, farmers told

February 19, 2024, 5:39 pm

ILOILO CITY – The National Dairy Authority (NDA) on Monday urged goat and cattle raisers in Western Visayas to upgrade to dairy breeds for higher income. “Dairy should stand as a main source of livelihood and not just a source of extra income,” NDA OIC Assistant Manager for Western Visayas… Read More

Himamaylan City develops housing project for gov’t employees

Himamaylan City develops housing project for gov’t employees

February 19, 2024, 5:37 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The City of Himamaylan in Negros Occidental has proposed a collaboration with National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. (NHMFC) to finance the ongoing development of housing units for government employees in Barangay 3 Poblacion. Mayor Rogelio Raymund Tongson Jr. said in a statement on… Read More

2 die in La Paz fire

2 die in La Paz fire

February 19, 2024, 4:26 pm

ILOILO CITY – Two persons died in a fire that hit a residential and six boarding houses Sunday afternoon in Barangay San Nicolas in La Paz district, leaving 173 others homeless. The fire that started at 4:15 p.m. gutted seven houses, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said. An estimated total… Read More

Bohol police seize P14.6-M shabu

Bohol police seize P14.6-M shabu

February 19, 2024, 3:34 pm

CEBU CITY – Bohol anti-narcotics operatives seized an estimated PHP14.6 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust over the weekend. The operation also led to the arrest of Guardson Abila Binarao, of Poblacion III, Tagbilaran City, who is out on bail for possession of a loose firearm and… Read More

Honors await 6 fallen soldiers in Lanao Norte; 3 DI-MG also killed

Honors await 6 fallen soldiers in Lanao Norte; 3 DI-MG also killed

February 19, 2024, 3:26 pm Updated on February 19, 2024, 3:45 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Army's 1st Infantry Division (1ID) will prepare full military honors for the six fallen troopers killed in action in Munai, Lanao del Norte over the weekend, a military official said Monday. In an interview, Maj. Jairus Mark Mira, 1ID Public Affairs Office head, said… Read More

74 held for various crimes in Laguna dragnet

74 held for various crimes in Laguna dragnet

February 17, 2024, 10:58 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – A total of 74 individuals were arrested during a simultaneous anti-crime dragnet in Laguna on Friday. The Laguna Provincial Police Office (LPPO) reported Saturday that 20 were arrested for alleged involvement in illegal drugs.  More than 76 grams of shabu, with a street… Read More

3 calamity-hit Mindanao provinces receive rice aid from Valenzuela

3 calamity-hit Mindanao provinces receive rice aid from Valenzuela

February 17, 2024, 8:00 pm

DAVAO CITY – Three provinces in Mindanao recently affected by flooding and landslides received PHP16 million worth of rice from the Valenzuela City government on Saturday. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, whose family hails from the donor city, led the turnover of 12,800 sacks of rice to Agusan Del… Read More

Man yields several firearms, ammunition in Bulacan

Man yields several firearms, ammunition in Bulacan

February 17, 2024, 1:59 pm

CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS – A 53-year-old man was arrested in Pulilan, Bulacan Friday afternoon for illegal possession of several firearms and ammunition. The suspect, a resident of Calderon Compound, Esguerra Street, Barangay Poblacion in Pulilan, yielded one caliber 9mm pistol, a caliber .22… Read More

2 die, 3 hurt in Negros in 'treasure hunt' gone bad

2 die, 3 hurt in Negros in 'treasure hunt' gone bad

February 17, 2024, 1:17 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Police are investigating the circumstances behind the reported gas poisoning that claimed the lives of two persons during an alleged treasure-hunting activity in Siaton town, Negros Oriental. A report from the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) on Saturday said… Read More