Provincial

Negrense boy without legs makes waves in swimming competitions

Negrense boy without legs makes waves in swimming competitions

May 7, 2024, 2:28 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Despite his physical limitation, 10-year-old Zach Lucas Obsioma of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, continues to literally make waves as a swimmer, earning a ticket to the Palarong Pambansa for the second time. Afflicted with a rare birth defect called phocomelia, marked by… Read More

Iloilo emergency responders assist more heat-related health cases

Iloilo emergency responders assist more heat-related health cases

May 7, 2024, 12:32 pm

ILOILO CITY – Emergency response teams in this city have recorded increasing cases of heat-related illnesses. "It’s actually one half of the case(s) that we respond to every day," said Dr. Johnilyn Gargaritano, the medical officer assigned with the Iloilo City Emergency Responder (ICER) of the… Read More

Comelec targets students in voters’ education, registration fair

Comelec targets students in voters’ education, registration fair

May 7, 2024, 9:36 am

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is targeting students, especially in government colleges or universities in its voters’ education and registration fair series, an official said Monday. Jason Orbita, Comelec-Negros Oriental communications focal person and concurrent… Read More

Cebu province vows contingency steps as 2 bus terminals face closure

Cebu province vows contingency steps as 2 bus terminals face closure

May 7, 2024, 8:53 am

CEBU CITY – Counter-measures will be in place should the city government order the closure of two bus terminals, a provincial legal officer said Monday. Donato Villa, chief of the provincial legal office, said commuters patronizing the Cebu South Bus Terminal on N. Bacalso Ave. and the Cebu… Read More

Newest Kadiwa store in CAR features products from 120 farmer groups

Newest Kadiwa store in CAR features products from 120 farmer groups

May 7, 2024, 8:46 am

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Agricultural Training Center (ATI) is set to become an additional outlet for various products of over 120 farmer groups. Charlie Sagudan, Training Center director of ATI in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) on Monday said that their… Read More

Baguio's cool weather to continue at 17°C

Baguio's cool weather to continue at 17°C

May 6, 2024, 9:03 pm

BAGUIO CITY — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)- Baguio synoptic station on Monday said this summer capital will continue to enjoy cooler weather, at 17°C at its lowest and 27°C at its highest. “Magpapatuloy pa ang ganitong temperature… Read More

Fire-affected families in Masbate get gov’t aid

Fire-affected families in Masbate get gov’t aid

May 6, 2024, 8:28 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – At least 17 families affected by a fire incident in Masbate province on Monday received cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) Program. In an interview, Jastin Joy Dichoso… Read More

NorMin adds 19 new 'drug-cleared' barangays

NorMin adds 19 new 'drug-cleared' barangays

May 6, 2024, 8:25 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Another 19 barangays in Northern Mindanao were added to the list of "drug-cleared" villages in the region. Data released on Monday by the Region 10 Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBDC-10) showed that eight of the drug-cleared barangays came from Bukidnon… Read More

PH, US troops' live fire exercise in Laoag promotes combat readiness

PH, US troops' live fire exercise in Laoag promotes combat readiness

May 6, 2024, 8:25 pm Updated on May 6, 2024, 8:27 pm

LAOAG CITY – Joint forces of the Philippines and the United States military showed their prowess in a counter-landing live fire exercise held at the Metro La Paz dunes in this city on Monday. Using high-powered arms to thwart a simulated invasion in the coastal waters of Ilocos Norte which is… Read More

DA recalibrates info system in NorMin to address agri issues

DA recalibrates info system in NorMin to address agri issues

May 6, 2024, 8:20 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The new leadership of the Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) has vowed to continue existing programs and recalibrate sustainable and long-term projects for the farmers, especially with the prevailing El Niño phenomenon. In a media briefing on Monday,… Read More

NPA losing manpower, influence in NorMin, Caraga - 4ID chief

NPA losing manpower, influence in NorMin, Caraga - 4ID chief

May 6, 2024, 8:13 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Philippine Army declared that the communist rebels' influence and armed personnel are "disintegrating" in Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions, which fall under the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) area of responsibility. In a statement on Monday, Major General Jose Maria R.… Read More

Antique prov’l gov’t distributes water tanks, jetmatic pumps

Antique prov’l gov’t distributes water tanks, jetmatic pumps

May 6, 2024, 8:05 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique provincial government on Monday started distributing water tanks, jetmatic pumps, and hosepipes to aid barangays suffering from water scarcity. The provincial government purchased 126 pieces of movable water tanks, 260 jetmatic pumps, and 586… Read More

Iloilo City expands water distribution to 35 barangays

Iloilo City expands water distribution to 35 barangays

May 6, 2024, 8:00 pm

ILOILO CITY – The city government here has expanded the coverage of its rationing from 25 to 35 barangays affected by water shortage under its “Oplan Bulig Tubig Sa Syudad.” Data from the Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office showed that 186,900 liters of water were… Read More

Antique prov’l board probes delay in salary of contractual workers

Antique prov’l board probes delay in salary of contractual workers

May 6, 2024, 7:47 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique provincial board will investigate to determine the reason for the delay in wages of around 800 contract of service (COS) workers of the provincial government. In a privilege speech during their regular session on Monday, Board Member Rony Molina said… Read More

‘Kadiwa’ boosts income of Antique farmers, fisherfolk, biz group

‘Kadiwa’ boosts income of Antique farmers, fisherfolk, biz group

May 6, 2024, 7:45 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Farmers, fisherfolk and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Antique found an additional market with the “Kadiwa ng Pangulo,” thus boosting their income. Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) Agri-business and Marketing coordinator Betty… Read More

Negros Occidental calls for exhibitors in renewable energy expo

Negros Occidental calls for exhibitors in renewable energy expo

May 6, 2024, 7:42 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental provincial government on Monday announced the opening of participation for exhibitors in the Renewable Energy Week Expo on May 20 to 22. The activity is part of the 1st Renewable Energy Week of the province set on May 20 to 24 at the Ayala Malls Capitol… Read More

Davao City puts up 8 animal bite centers to ensure vax access

Davao City puts up 8 animal bite centers to ensure vax access

May 6, 2024, 7:24 pm

DAVAO CITY – The City Health Office (CHO) has established eight more satellite Animal Bite Treatment Centers (ABTC) to ensure the accessibility of anti-rabies vaccines for those in the suburban areas. Dr. Annaliza Malubay, a senior ABTC medical officer, said due to the volume of patients seeking… Read More

C. Visayas army reservists hone skills, prep for external threats

C. Visayas army reservists hone skills, prep for external threats

May 6, 2024, 7:20 pm

CEBU CITY – The reserve force of the Philippine Army is getting ready for capability building to augment the regular force in event they need help to protect the country’s territorial integrity. Brig. Gen. Erik Miguel Espina, head of the 1901st Infantry Brigade Ready Reserve based in Cebu,… Read More

‘Medalya ng Kadakilaan’ bestowed on fallen police officer

‘Medalya ng Kadakilaan’ bestowed on fallen police officer

May 6, 2024, 6:57 pm

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao Norte – The Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO-BAR) on Sunday bestowed a medal of honor on a captain who was killed while performing his duties in a public market in Parang, Maguindanao del Norte. Brig. Gen. Prexy Tanggawohn, PRO-BAR director,… Read More

Batangas guv declares Taal Volcano Island 'no man's land'

Batangas guv declares Taal Volcano Island 'no man's land'

May 6, 2024, 6:29 pm

SAN NICOLAS, Batangas – Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas has called Taal Volcano Island (TVI) a “no man’s land” and said that his office continues to forbid people from setting foot there for their own safety. In an interview on Monday, Mandanas said residents and visitors alike will… Read More