Monitoring, profiling of rice retailers underway in Zambales

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday started the conduct of monitoring and profiling of rice retailers in Zambales.Together with the officials and personnel of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Municipal Agriculture... Read More

Profiling for subsidy up as rice price cap takes effect

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Negros Oriental have started the profiling of rice retailers who may qualify for government subsidy, as the mandated price cap of the staple food took effect on Tuesday.In a press briefing,... Read More

Tabaco City, NGO partner to improve health programs

LEGAZPI CITY – Tabaco City and the Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare Inc. (PNGOC) have partnered to enhance the capacity of the local government unit (LGU) in formulating and updating communication plans, programs, and strategies in health services."Naririto kami,... Read More

Local rice price monitoring task force pushed in Cebu City

CEBU CITY – The Cebu City Council on Tuesday asked Mayor Michael Rama to create a rice price monitoring task force that will localize the order of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to put a price cap on rice in the market.Lawyer Rey Gealon, chair of the committee on laws of the local... Read More

PNP Region 8 chief calls for stronger crime prevention approach

TACLOBAN CITY – The active involvement of the community and addressing the root causes of criminality remain vital factors in crime prevention, the top officer of the Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office in Eastern Visayas said.PNP regional director Brig. Gen. Vincent Calanoga said... Read More

10K enrolled in Antique child development centers

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Around 10,000 children, ages two to four years old, are enrolled in 668 Child Development Centers in Antique, which aim to nurture social-emotional skills.Child development workers (CDWs) who are trained in handling children manage the centers, according to... Read More

Visayas police: Knives, gun replica included in Comelec gun ban

ILOILO CITY – The Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO6) warned the public anew about the existing Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban implemented in line with the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE).PRO6 spokesperson Maj. Grace Borio said from the start of... Read More

Fire razes 30 homes in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – A fire of still-unknown origin hit a village here Tuesday afternoon, gutting 30 houses made of semi-concrete and light materials.A resident was slightly injured while salvaging valuables from his burning house during the two-hour fire along Governor Gutierrez Avenue in Barangay... Read More

Borongan City banks on kayak race to draw more tourists

TACLOBAN CITY – The city government of Borongan in Eastern Samar is organizing a series of kayak races to attract water sports lovers from different parts of the country.Rupert Ambil, city information officer and sports and events chairman, said the local government is maximizing the benefits... Read More

P26.9-M aid released to ex-rebels in E. Visayas in 5 years

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has released PHP26.92 million worth of assistance to 514 former rebels in Eastern Visayas in the past five years as part of its Enhanced Comprehensive Livelihood Integration Program (E-CLIP).During a forum at the... Read More

Antique farmers express relief on rice price ceiling

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Farmers in the province of Antique expressed relief on the price cap for regular and well-milled rice mandated by Executive Order 39 signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos Jr.Bernie Balenti, president of the Carawisan Farmers and Irrigators Association in... Read More

Baguio city hall starts total ban on single-use plastics

BAGUIO CITY – The city government has reminded the public that they are not allowed to bring in or use single-use plastics while inside the city hall.Local government employees and service providers such as the City Government Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative canteen, store concessionaires,... Read More

Classes suspended as 93 villages remain flooded in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Ninety-three villages in this province remained submerged in floodwaters as of Tuesday due to intermittent moderate to heavy rains caused by enhanced southwest monsoon or “habagat”.Based on the latest report of the Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk... Read More

Baguio discovers 96K structures sans permit

BAGUIO CITY – The owners of about 96,000 structures built without the necessary building permit have been asked to correct their status, otherwise they face penalties and possibly demolition for violating Presidential Decree 1096 of the National Building Code of the Philippines.Information... Read More

Bamboo sanctuary eyed in Laoag village

LAOAG CITY – Laoag City Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) on Tuesday said at least 1,000 bamboo propagules are being prepared to jumpstart the establishment of a bamboo sanctuary in a mountainous area in the city.ENRO personnel Mylene Pascual told Philippine News Agency that the... Read More

Iloilo City eyes full ops of enhanced route plan before yearend

ILOILO CITY – The city government here targets the full implementation of its enhanced Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) by the last quarter of this year.The city government received Memorandum Circular (MC) 2023- 036 from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board... Read More

Ilocos Norte posts P34-M sales in PH travel fair

LAOAG CITY– The province of Ilocos Norte continued to carve its place as one of the country’s premier tourist destinations after it recorded a total of PHP34 million in actual and potential sales in the Philippine Travel Mart held at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sept. 1 to... Read More

Pangasinan SSS members urged to avail of investment program

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The Social Security System’s (SSS) branch in Dagupan City on Tuesday urged Pangasinense members to save and invest in its Worker’s Investment and Savings Program (WISP) Plus.At a virtual forum hosted by the Philippine Information Agency - Pangasinan, SSS... Read More

DTI profiling rice retailers in W. Visayas

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has started the monitoring and profiling of rice retailers from big supermarkets to small stores in Western Visayas to determine those affected by the government-mandated price ceiling.DTI-Region 6 Acting Regional Director Ermelinda... Read More

‘Kadiwa ng Pangulo’ traders in Cebu get DSWD livelihood grant

CEBU CITY – Local entrepreneurs who joined the ‘Kadiwa ng Pangulo’ program during the provincial government’s caravan of services have received financial aid from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).DSWD regional director Shalaine Marie Lucero on Tuesday... Read More