Provincial

BARMM raises daily wage of private workers

BARMM raises daily wage of private workers

February 7, 2024, 9:51 pm

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BTWPB-BARMM) approved on Wednesday a new wage order granting a PHP20 daily wage hike for private workers in the region. The board, chaired by BARMM Labor Minister… Read More

P5-M shabu, marijuana seized in Bicol police ops

P5-M shabu, marijuana seized in Bicol police ops

February 7, 2024, 8:42 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Authorities seized over PHP5 million worth of shabu along with two grams of marijuana during two days of anti-drug operations in Camarines Sur and Albay, the Police Regional Office-Bicol (PRO5) said on Wednesday. In a report, Lt. Col. Malu Calubaquib, PRO5 spokesperson, said two… Read More

Biz group to assist Antique MSMEs develop, market products

Biz group to assist Antique MSMEs develop, market products

February 7, 2024, 8:15 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) from this province will get support from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Antique chapter to develop and market their products. PCCI Antique president Rani Rodriguez said in an interview… Read More

PhilPost urges lovers to celebrate Valentine’s through ‘Padalove’

PhilPost urges lovers to celebrate Valentine’s through ‘Padalove’

February 7, 2024, 8:08 pm

CEBU CITY – Metro Cebu and Tagbilaran City residents who want to send flowers and gifts to their loved ones on Valentine’s Day can order at the nearest Philippine Postal Corp. (PhilPost) post offices, a postmaster here announced on Wednesday. Rachel Betos, acting postmaster of the Cebu Central… Read More

Pampanga guv: P1-B quarry revenues to boost social services delivery

Pampanga guv: P1-B quarry revenues to boost social services delivery

February 7, 2024, 8:08 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The provincial government here collected a record-breaking PHP1.056 billion in revenues from quarrying at Mt. Pinatubo in 2023, a report released on Wednesday said. A statement from the Office of the Governor said the amount would be of great help in boosting the… Read More

Major planters’ groups support gov’t action for stable sugar prices

Major planters’ groups support gov’t action for stable sugar prices

February 7, 2024, 8:06 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The United Sugar Producers Federation (UNIFED), the country’s largest independent sugar planters’ group, on Wednesday led the declaration of support for the intervention of the national government to reduce the farmgate prices of sugar. UNIFED president Manuel Lamata, who is… Read More

2 drug suspects yield over P2-M shabu in Cebu City

2 drug suspects yield over P2-M shabu in Cebu City

February 7, 2024, 7:55 pm

CEBU CITY – Two drug suspects were arrested after yielding over PHP2 million worth of suspected shabu during a sting operation in this city’s upland village of Malubog, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Visayas said Wednesday. PDEA agents, along with naval soldiers and… Read More

Over 1.6K Legazpi City farmers get fertilizer discount vouchers

Over 1.6K Legazpi City farmers get fertilizer discount vouchers

February 7, 2024, 7:03 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – At least 1,625 farmers here have received fertilizer discount vouchers from the government with an exchange value of PHP4,000 each, the City Agriculture Office (CAO) said on Wednesday. In an interview, CAO chief Shiela Nas said the fertilizer discount program with a budget of… Read More

15-MW solar plant in north Cebu to boost power generation capacity

15-MW solar plant in north Cebu to boost power generation capacity

February 7, 2024, 6:57 pm

CEBU CITY – A 15-megawatt solar power plant to be put up in the northern tip of Cebu province will boost the government’s power supply generation capacity, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said Wednesday. The power plant that will be operated under a joint venture agreement between Acciona Energia… Read More

Maasin City outlines steps to prevent swine fever

Maasin City outlines steps to prevent swine fever

February 7, 2024, 6:31 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The city government of Maasin will implement several measures to prevent the possible spread of African swine fever (ASF) in their locality following reports of confirmed cases in some Southern Leyte towns. Mayor Nacional Mercado said he has ordered the activation of barangay… Read More

37 Caraga LGUs, 4 provinces pass good financial housekeeping in 2023

37 Caraga LGUs, 4 provinces pass good financial housekeeping in 2023

February 7, 2024, 6:23 pm

BUTUAN CITY – Thirty-seven local government units (LGUs) consisting of four cities and 33 municipalities and four provinces passed the 2023 Good Financial Housekeeping, as reported by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). The four provinces are Agusan del Norte, Agusan del… Read More

New army commanders told to finish insurgency in Panay

New army commanders told to finish insurgency in Panay

February 7, 2024, 4:47 pm

ILOILO CITY – Newly installed battalion commanders of the 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) of the Philippine Army have received marching orders to finish the insurgency in Panay. In a press release Wednesday, 3ID commander, Maj. Gen. Marion R. Sison, said he has directed Lt. Col. Jovert Pimentel, new… Read More

Leyte transport coops cite gains of modernization program

Leyte transport coops cite gains of modernization program

February 7, 2024, 4:04 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Transport cooperatives in Leyte said Wednesday the modernization program provided stable jobs to drivers and comfort to commuters. In a press briefing, Maria Judith Juare, manager of the United Albuera-Ormoc Transport Cooperative that operates in the northwestern part of Leyte,… Read More

BOC-Davao seizes P24-M smuggled cigarettes in S. Kudarat, SoCot

BOC-Davao seizes P24-M smuggled cigarettes in S. Kudarat, SoCot

February 7, 2024, 4:02 pm

MANILA – Customs authorities apprehended several individuals who yielded smuggled cigarettes worth PHP24 million in a series of operations in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. In a statement Wednesday, Maita Acevedo, officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of… Read More

Search on for missing cigarette smugglers in Moro Gulf

Search on for missing cigarette smugglers in Moro Gulf

February 7, 2024, 3:45 pm

DATU BLAH SINSUAT, Maguindanao Norte – Authorities and fisherfolk have been searching for the eight men who were hijacked at sea by gunmen off Maguindanao del Norte, an official said Wednesday. “Search and rescue operations are continuing,” Capt. Abdulbasit Kulod, town police chief, said in… Read More

PDEA seizes P6.9-M shabu, arrests 'dealer' in Lanao Sur

PDEA seizes P6.9-M shabu, arrests 'dealer' in Lanao Sur

February 7, 2024, 3:43 pm

COTABATO CITY – Anti-narcotics operatives arrested a "big-time drug peddler" and seized PHP6.9 million worth of shabu during an entrapment in Poona Bayabao, Lanao del Sur, on Tuesday. Director Gil Cesario Castro of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in… Read More

41 workers of Apex Mining still missing, 45 rescued from landslide

41 workers of Apex Mining still missing, 45 rescued from landslide

February 7, 2024, 2:42 pm Updated on February 8, 2024, 8:00 am

DAVAO CITY – The Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) reported Wednesday that out of the 86 employees of the Apex Mining Co. initially reported trapped, 45 have been rescued and 41 are still missing. Lt. Col. Rosa Ma. Cristina Rosete-Manuel, Eastmincom spokesperson, said that of the 45 rescued… Read More

Over 900 families lose homes in Puerto Princesa City fire

Over 900 families lose homes in Puerto Princesa City fire

February 7, 2024, 2:26 pm Updated on February 8, 2024, 12:49 am

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – Hundreds of homes in two densely populated coastal barangays in this city were engulfed in a massive structural fire that broke out early Wednesday morning. Based on the assessment of the Puerto Princesa City Fire Station, about 920 families living in some 450 houses were… Read More

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolts Ilocos Norte

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolts Ilocos Norte

February 7, 2024, 1:04 pm Updated on February 7, 2024, 5:16 pm

LAOAG CITY – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake was felt by residents in this northern part of Luzon at around 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, state seismologists said. The epicenter of the quake was located some 16 kilometers northwest of Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and… Read More

Solar-powered water system benefits island village in Pangasinan

Solar-powered water system benefits island village in Pangasinan

February 7, 2024, 8:58 am

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – About 2,500 residents of Barangay Dewey in Bolinao town, Pangasinan now have another source of clean water after the construction of a solar-powered water system, which will also soon benefit other villages in Santiago Island. In a phone interview on Tuesday, Department… Read More