Provincial

Agusan Sur declared under state of calamity

Agusan Sur declared under state of calamity

February 2, 2024, 3:54 pm

BUTUAN CITY – Agusan del Sur province has been placed under a state of calamity as floods hit most towns in the area due to heavy rains caused by the shear line and trough of the low-pressure area in the last three days. On Thursday, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) passed a resolution on the… Read More

NPA in Agusan Norte loses 10 members, 14 firearms in January

NPA in Agusan Norte loses 10 members, 14 firearms in January

February 2, 2024, 3:48 pm

BUTUAN CITY – The communist New People’s Army (NPA) suffered a major blow during the three armed confrontations last month in Agusan del Norte, the Army’s 402nd Infantry Brigade (402Bde) said Friday. In a statement, Brig. Gen. Adonis Ariel Orio, the 402Bde commander, said the series of… Read More

NorMin police nets high public satisfaction rating: MinDA

NorMin police nets high public satisfaction rating: MinDA

February 2, 2024, 3:42 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Police Regional Office in Northern Mindanao (PRO-10) received a high satisfaction rating from the public. Data from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on Friday showed that the PRO-10 satisfaction rating is at 95 percent, trust rating (94 percent), respect… Read More

DOST supports product, tech boost for Bukidnon dairy industry

DOST supports product, tech boost for Bukidnon dairy industry

February 2, 2024, 3:35 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology in the Northern Mindanao region (DOST-10) is keen on boosting the dairy production industry in Bukidnon through product and technology enhancements. In a statement on Friday, DOST-10 science specialist Judelin Cabugwas noted that… Read More

Month-long anti-drug ops in W. Visayas yield over P51.65-M shabu

Month-long anti-drug ops in W. Visayas yield over P51.65-M shabu

February 2, 2024, 3:35 pm

ILOILO CITY – The anti-drug campaign of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) has yielded around 7,596.25 grams of shabu valued at over PHP51.65 million in Western Visayas during the first month of the year. The accomplishment was a result of the 166 drug-related operations that also led to the… Read More

PNP chief honors fallen, wounded cops in Samar clash

PNP chief honors fallen, wounded cops in Samar clash

February 2, 2024, 3:10 pm

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar - Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. on Friday honored the police officers killed and wounded during the January 30 shootout with members of a criminal group in Santa Margarita, Samar. Acorda posthumously awarded the three police officers who died… Read More

6 dead in Davao Oro landslides, floods

6 dead in Davao Oro landslides, floods

February 2, 2024, 2:43 pm

DAVAO CITY – Deaths caused by floods and landslides in Davao de Oro climbed to six with seven injured and one missing as of Friday, data from the Davao de Oro Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) said. The PDRRMO identified the fatalities as Mimai Pagantupan, from Andap,… Read More

BARMM leaders oppose separation of Mindanao

BARMM leaders oppose separation of Mindanao

February 2, 2024, 2:27 pm

COTABATO CITY – The chief minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), has called on all Bangsamoro to help protect the gains of the Mindanao peace processes. BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim issued the statement Friday amid calls by former President Duterte… Read More

DepEd Bicol aims to enroll nearly 580K learners for SY 2024-2025

DepEd Bicol aims to enroll nearly 580K learners for SY 2024-2025

February 2, 2024, 1:37 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Education in Bicol (DepEd-5) is targeting at least 577,340 learners to enroll in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7, and 11 for school year (SY) 2024-2025, an education official said Friday. In an interview, DepEd-5 information office chief Mayflor Marie Jumamil said they… Read More

PRO5 seizes P14-M illegal drugs, nabs 145 drug offenders in January

PRO5 seizes P14-M illegal drugs, nabs 145 drug offenders in January

February 2, 2024, 12:48 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO5) seized some PHP14 million worth of illegal drugs and nabbed 145 drug personalities from 119 drug operations conducted by different police units in the Bicol region in January this year. In a report on Friday, PRO5 spokesperson Lt. Col.… Read More

Malaysian gov't, firm donate books to Marawi schoolchildren

Malaysian gov't, firm donate books to Marawi schoolchildren

February 1, 2024, 8:22 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Malaysian government, through its Embassy in the Philippines, and a book retailer firm, donated more than 1,000 books to schoolchildren in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur province. In an interview on Thursday, Malaysian Ambassador Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino said the… Read More

Rescued pilot whale in Ilocos Norte town dies

Rescued pilot whale in Ilocos Norte town dies

February 1, 2024, 7:47 pm

LAOAG CITY – A rescued pilot whale at the shores of Paoay, Ilocos Norte was found dead, hours after it was released back to the sea. In a phone interview, Vanessa Abegail Dagdagan, senior aquaculturist of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, said villagers found the injured 12-foot… Read More

NorMin agencies launch Task Force El Niño

NorMin agencies launch Task Force El Niño

February 1, 2024, 7:45 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Government agencies in Northern Mindanao on Thursday launched here the Regional Task Force (TF) on El Niño that will map out the preparations, protocols, and interventions to mitigate the impacts of the looming phenomenon. In an interview, Office of Civil Defense-Northern… Read More

Salt production flourishes in 2 southern Negros villages

Salt production flourishes in 2 southern Negros villages

February 1, 2024, 7:12 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Salt makers in two localities in Negros Occidental are seen to hit record production by the middle of the year through the assistance of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Western Visayas (DA-BFAR Region 6). Some 20 salt producers from Barangay… Read More

Albay town promotes culture, history via month-long Cagsawa Festival

Albay town promotes culture, history via month-long Cagsawa Festival

February 1, 2024, 6:56 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Officials and residents of the historical town of Cagsawa in Albay province are putting the spotlight on their hometown's rich culture and history through the month-long celebration of Cagsawa Festival this February. The festivity commemorates three major events in the town’s… Read More

500 cops to secure 2024 Bacolaodiat Festival

500 cops to secure 2024 Bacolaodiat Festival

February 1, 2024, 6:42 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Some 495 personnel of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will secure the 2024 Bacolaodiat Festival, this city’s celebration of the Chinese New Year, on Feb. 9 to 11. The festivities, which will usher in the Year of the Wood Dragon, will return to the original festival site at… Read More

NPA fighter captured in Northern Samar

NPA fighter captured in Northern Samar

February 1, 2024, 6:14 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Army captured a combatant of the New People’s Army (NPA) after an encounter in the upland village in San Isidro, Northern Samar on Wednesday. The rebel, identified as alias Doming, is a member of squad 1 of sub-regional guerilla unit, sub-regional committee… Read More

Antique town records P33.7-M damage to rice, corn due to El Niño

Antique town records P33.7-M damage to rice, corn due to El Niño

February 1, 2024, 6:01 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The cost of damage caused by the El Niño phenomenon to rice and corn production in the Municipality of Patnongon, north of Antique, reached PHP33.7 million. Bernardita Salvador, Patnongon Municipal Agriculture Officer (MAO), said in an interview Thursday that… Read More

Over 1K Laoag farmers get wages from cash-for-work program

Over 1K Laoag farmers get wages from cash-for-work program

February 1, 2024, 5:28 pm

LAOAG CITY – Farmers from this city are grateful for the government’s cash-for-work program, which aims to assist farmers affected by calamities and the ongoing dry spell. On Thursday, some 1,152 farmers received their wages, at PHP4,350 each for a 10-day community service, from the Department… Read More

Iloilo ready to assist farmers affected by El Niño

Iloilo ready to assist farmers affected by El Niño

February 1, 2024, 5:07 pm

ILOILO CITY – Governor Arthur Defensor on Thursday assured the provincial government is prepared to assist Iloilo farmers affected by the El Niño phenomenon. “We are prepared to give input assistance that we can source from our disaster funds. But one of our measures, because El N Niño means… Read More