Provincial

166K rice farmers in W. Visayas get certified seeds for dry season

166K rice farmers in W. Visayas get certified seeds for dry season

February 8, 2024, 8:45 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Some 166,005 rice farmers in Western Visayas have received certified seeds for the 2024 dry season, a report from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)-Negros Station on Thursday showed. The distribution of certified seeds, aimed to increase farm productivity and boost… Read More

7 Negros Oriental towns, cities closely alerted vs. bird flu

7 Negros Oriental towns, cities closely alerted vs. bird flu

February 8, 2024, 8:43 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Authorities in Negros Oriental are closely monitoring at least seven towns and cities against avian influenza as migratory birds continue arriving from countries experiencing the winter season. Dr. Alfonso Tundag, quarantine officer of the Bureau of Animal Industry here, said… Read More

Caravan of medical, social services benefits 1K villagers in Masbate

Caravan of medical, social services benefits 1K villagers in Masbate

February 8, 2024, 8:32 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – At least 1,000 members of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), their dependents and other residents of Dimasalang town in Masbate province received free health, livelihood, financial, and social services on Thursday. In an… Read More

Flood-hit families in Agusan Norte town get aid from Tingog Party-list

Flood-hit families in Agusan Norte town get aid from Tingog Party-list

February 8, 2024, 8:13 pm

BUTUAN CITY – Flood-affected residents of Agusan del Norte’s Las Nieves town found relief as trucks loaded with sacks of rice and food packs arrived in their locality on Thursday.Las Nieves Mayor Karen Rosales received 310 sacks of rice and 350 food packs from the office of Agusan del Norte… Read More

Single employees of Quezon town get 2-day Valentine 'stress leave'

Single employees of Quezon town get 2-day Valentine 'stress leave'

February 8, 2024, 8:04 pm

GEN. LUNA, Quezon – Municipal employees not romantically attached can take two days off this month to avoid the stresses caused by seeing doting couples at the workplace. This act of emotional consideration was made possible through Executive Order No. 9, called “Special Stress Leave,”… Read More

NGCP warns of possible manual load dropping in Panay

NGCP warns of possible manual load dropping in Panay

February 8, 2024, 7:55 pm

ILOILO CITY – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) alerted consumers in Panay of possible manual load dropping to preserve the integrity of the Panay grid amid the reduced generation of Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC). “It’s a heads-up that in the event there is… Read More

Oceana to aid N. Samar's marine preservation efforts

Oceana to aid N. Samar's marine preservation efforts

February 8, 2024, 7:49 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Environmental group Oceana pledged to help Northern Samar province preserve its marine ecosystem in four island towns. In a meeting Thursday, key officials of Oceana and the provincial government agreed to generate baseline data to “unravel the intricacies of the province's… Read More

CDO sees millions in income during Chinese New Year celebration

CDO sees millions in income during Chinese New Year celebration

February 8, 2024, 7:45 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The city’s support for Chinese New Year festivities is expected to bring in millions of pesos for local businesses.In an interview on Thursday, John Asuncion, head of the Oro-Trade Investments Promotion Center (Oro-TIPC), said the scheduled dragon boat race alone would… Read More

28.8-K Antique Pantawid beneficiaries to undergo reassessment

28.8-K Antique Pantawid beneficiaries to undergo reassessment

February 8, 2024, 7:09 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will reassess the 28,800 households enrolled with the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Antique to know their level of well-being and if they could already graduate from the program. Pantawid… Read More

P27-M irrigation project to sustain rice farms during dry season

P27-M irrigation project to sustain rice farms during dry season

February 8, 2024, 7:08 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The National Irrigation Administration in Bicol (NIA-5) is optimistic about sustained services to rice farmers during the dry season with its new PHP27-million pump irrigation project in Camarines Sur. In an interview on Thursday, NIA-5 Regional Manager, engineer Gaudencio De… Read More

P84-M fund approved for 23 Davao villages under state of calamity

P84-M fund approved for 23 Davao villages under state of calamity

February 8, 2024, 7:05 pm

DAVAO CITY – The City Council here has approved the release of PHP84 million from the city’s calamity fund to assist the flood and landslide victims in 23 of its severely affected barangays.On Thursday, Davao City’s 3rd District Councilor Myrna Dalodo-Ortiz said apart from the calamity fund,… Read More

Negros Occidental, Bacolod City inflation rates slow in January

Negros Occidental, Bacolod City inflation rates slow in January

February 8, 2024, 5:59 pm

 BACOLOD CITY – Slower annual inflation rates were recorded by Negros Occidental and this highly-urbanized city in January 2024 to 2.2 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, primarily due to deceleration in food prices. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data released Thursday showed that… Read More

Comelec expands ‘Register Anywhere’ project in E. Visayas provinces

Comelec expands ‘Register Anywhere’ project in E. Visayas provinces

February 8, 2024, 5:43 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) would expand its "Register Anywhere Project (RAP)" in six capital towns and cities in Eastern Visayas to encourage more voters to register for the 2025 midterm polls. Speaking to reporters, Comelec Eastern Visayas Regional Director Jose Nick… Read More

DA readies intervention for flood-hit farmers in Caraga

DA readies intervention for flood-hit farmers in Caraga

February 8, 2024, 5:43 pm

BUTUAN CITY – Farmers affected by the recent flooding caused by inclement weather in the Caraga Region are set to receive aid from the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA).“The DA-13 (Caraga) is working with the different local government units to determine the number of… Read More

18 Iloilo City villages eyed for study on waste management behavior

18 Iloilo City villages eyed for study on waste management behavior

February 8, 2024, 5:40 pm

ILOILO CITY – This city government piloted 18 barangays here in a study on solid waste management behavior at the household level. "We have leveled up from information education campaign before, (now) we will go to the household and check their behavior on how they dispose of their wastes," said… Read More

Lion, dragon dances spice up Chinese New Year event in Tuguegarao

Lion, dragon dances spice up Chinese New Year event in Tuguegarao

February 8, 2024, 5:37 pm

TUGUEGARAO CITY – Strutting their stuff in their colorful attires, performers of lion and dragon dances wowed the crowd with their performances as they celebrated early Chinese New Year in a mall here on Wednesday evening. Student performers swayed like real lions and dragons as they presented… Read More

2 drug peddlers fall, P2.4-M ‘shabu’ seized in Maguindanao Norte sting

2 drug peddlers fall, P2.4-M ‘shabu’ seized in Maguindanao Norte sting

February 8, 2024, 4:14 pm

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao Norte – Police arrested two drug suspects and seized suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP2.4 million during a buy-bust in Barangay Crossing Simuay here Thursday morning.Lt. Col. Esmael Madin, municipal police chief, said the two suspects, whose… Read More

Canlaon City allots P1-M subsidy to rice farmers

Canlaon City allots P1-M subsidy to rice farmers

February 8, 2024, 11:08 am

DUMAGUETE CITY – The local government unit (LGU) of Canlaon City in Negros Oriental province has allocated PHP 1-million subsidy to its rice farmers as top-up to the palay buying price of the National Food Authority (NFA). Benilda Fidel, NFA-Negros Oriental manager, said the check will be… Read More

Assistance eyed as dry spell brings more losses to Negros rice farmers

Assistance eyed as dry spell brings more losses to Negros rice farmers

February 7, 2024, 11:46 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental’s provincial government plans to provide aid to rice farmers from seven local governments affected by the dry spell, with crop damage and losses rising to about PHP12.8 million as of this week.  Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, in a media interview Wednesday,… Read More

Negros Occidental governor optimistic on bulk water project bidding

Negros Occidental governor optimistic on bulk water project bidding

February 7, 2024, 11:34 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is upbeat on the scheduled bidding for the proposed PHP1.2 billion Negros Occidental Bulk Water Supply Project (NBWSP) in the middle of the year. “I’m positive that we will have a successful bidding, which will commence June of… Read More