Provincial

Visayas, Mindanao choir groups to compete in 1st 'Waray' song tilt

Visayas, Mindanao choir groups to compete in 1st 'Waray' song tilt

May 14, 2024, 3:23 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – At least eight singing groups from different parts of the Visayas and Mindanao will join in the first chorale competition featuring Eastern Visayas songs to promote the region’s musical heritage, organizers announced on Tuesday. The eight groups were selected from 19 entries… Read More

Davao PUVs urged to get city transport office-issued IDs

Davao PUVs urged to get city transport office-issued IDs

May 14, 2024, 3:07 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) on Tuesday reminded drivers of taxis, public utility jeepneys (PUJs), and motorized tricycles for hire (MTHs) to always carry their genuine CTTMO-issued Public Utility Vehicle Identification (PUV ID) card with them.The… Read More

Schools urged to ensure learners’ safety when holding closing rites

Schools urged to ensure learners’ safety when holding closing rites

May 14, 2024, 2:30 pm

ILOILO CITY – In addition to holding simple and meaningful closing ceremonies, schools are reminded to ensure the safety of learners, faculty, and those joining the celebration amid the extreme heat being experienced in several areas in Western Visayas (Region 6). “Schools shall avoid… Read More

Wanted MILF commander eludes arrest, 10 followers nabbed

Wanted MILF commander eludes arrest, 10 followers nabbed

May 14, 2024, 2:22 pm

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao Norte – A commander of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) wanted for kidnapping and arson charges eluded arrest, but 10 of his followers were arrested during a police operation in Barangay Macaguiling here Monday afternoon.Lt. Colonel Ariel Huesca, regional head of… Read More

Iloilo City govt says pertussis is 80% controlled

Iloilo City govt says pertussis is 80% controlled

May 14, 2024, 10:18 am

ILOILO CITY – The pertussis outbreak in this city is 80 percent controlled, and the city health office is considering lifting the state of calamity declared due to the disease by the end of the month.  Even with the lifting authorities will continue with the immunization as they have a system… Read More

Baguio addresses workers' mental health issues to improve productivity

Baguio addresses workers' mental health issues to improve productivity

May 13, 2024, 10:21 pm

BAGUIO CITY – With at least two local government employees seeking interventions monthly on their mental health issues since 2023, this city is implementing programs to help its personnel. “We are happy that they seek help because it takes courage for a person with a mental health condition to… Read More

Cebu City acting mayor wants massive prep for Palarong Pambansa

Cebu City acting mayor wants massive prep for Palarong Pambansa

May 13, 2024, 9:53 pm

CEBU CITY – The designated acting mayor in this capital city on Monday said his administration will focus on the Palarong Pambansa in July this year. Raymond Alvin Garcia, designated by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as acting mayor effective May 11, said he would be… Read More

DCPO collects P2.6-M fines from motorcycle violators in 7-day op

DCPO collects P2.6-M fines from motorcycle violators in 7-day op

May 13, 2024, 9:33 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) collected around PHP2.6 million in fines for various motorcycle violations during a series of operations from May 5 to 11.DCPO chief, Col. Richard Bad-ang, said the bulk of the fines came from their relentless operations targeting "bora-bora"… Read More

BARMM parliament names new ceremonial head

BARMM parliament names new ceremonial head

May 13, 2024, 9:30 pm

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) approved a resolution on Monday afternoon appointing a foreign-educated Islamic preacher as the "wali" (ceremonial head) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government.During a special session of the BTA… Read More

Bacolod City targets 70% dog vaccination by October

Bacolod City targets 70% dog vaccination by October

May 13, 2024, 9:17 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The City Veterinary Office (CVO) targets to immunize 70 percent of the estimated 100,000 dog population here by October this year to achieve herd immunity and prevent the rabies outbreak. Dr. John Michael Cabuguason, the assistant city veterinarian, said on Monday that they are… Read More

Antique prov’l board approves early grade learning advisory ordinance

Antique prov’l board approves early grade learning advisory ordinance

May 13, 2024, 9:07 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique provincial board on Monday approved an ordinance establishing and institutionalizing the multi-stakeholder education sector mechanism (ESM) to serve as an advisory committee for the early grade learning (EGL). Board member Alfie Jay Niquia said they… Read More

Negros Occidental regional meet medalists get P1.5-M cash incentives

Negros Occidental regional meet medalists get P1.5-M cash incentives

May 13, 2024, 8:40 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Student-athletes from the host province Negros Occidental who won medals in the just-held Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet 2024 received a total of PHP1.5 million in cash incentives from the provincial government on Monday. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson,… Read More

Over 7K toddlers in Negros Oriental sign up for nat’l ID

Over 7K toddlers in Negros Oriental sign up for nat’l ID

May 13, 2024, 8:36 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Negros Oriental said more than 7,000 children aged 1 to 4 have already signed up for the national identification program, an official said Monday. Engineer Ariel Fortuito, PSA-Negros Oriental provincial chief, told the Philippine News… Read More

Albay electric coop's one-stop shop offers faster delivery of services

Albay electric coop's one-stop shop offers faster delivery of services

May 13, 2024, 8:06 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Albay Electric Cooperative Inc. (Aleco) opened a one-stop shop in this capital city on Monday to further improve delivery of services. Among the services made available to consumers during the opening at SM City Legazpi were applications for lifeline rate discount and… Read More

Public urged to report immediately any child abuse case

Public urged to report immediately any child abuse case

May 13, 2024, 8:03 pm

ILOILO CITY – Special Envoy of the President to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Monica Louise Teodoro on Monday underscored the importance of reporting to authorities incidents of child abuse. “Please do your part and try to prevent anything from getting… Read More

Boat race marks opening of Laoag’s Agriculture and Fishery Sector Day

Boat race marks opening of Laoag’s Agriculture and Fishery Sector Day

May 13, 2024, 7:35 pm

LAOAG CITY – Some 20 motorized and 10 non-motorized boat operators in the coastal villages of this city joined a bancathon and takuli (human-powered watercraft) race along the Padsan River in Metro Gabu on Monday. Top three winners for the motorized boat race received cash prize amounting to… Read More

LTO-11 to offer free theoretical driving course

LTO-11 to offer free theoretical driving course

May 13, 2024, 6:39 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Land Transportation Office in Davao Region (LTO-11) will offer a free Theoretical Driving Course (TDC) to select student permit applicants within the month, an official said Monday.Director Eleanor Calderon said the agency will provide the free courses to one million applicants… Read More

Caraga logs 5 confirmed pertussis cases, 3 deaths

Caraga logs 5 confirmed pertussis cases, 3 deaths

May 13, 2024, 6:25 pm

BUTUAN CITY – At least five pertussis patients have been confirmed from 24 suspected cases of the illness in the Caraga Region from Jan. 1 to May 12 this year.In a report on Monday, the Department of Health in the Caraga Region (DOH-13) said two of the confirmed cases had died, while one of the… Read More

1.1K traditional jeepneys consolidated in Bacolod City

1.1K traditional jeepneys consolidated in Bacolod City

May 13, 2024, 5:21 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Some 1,151 traditional public utility jeepneys in this city were consolidated and expected to continue plying various routes after May 15. Salvador Altura Jr., Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) officer-in-charge Regional Director for Western Visayas,… Read More

Northern Samar wind project up for completion in mid-2025

Northern Samar wind project up for completion in mid-2025

May 13, 2024, 4:38 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – A 206-megawatt wind power project is on track and will be completed within the second quarter of 2025, the provincial government said on Monday. Citing observations from the recent inspection, Northern Samar Provincial Economic Development and Investment Promotions Office… Read More