Provincial

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

Iloilo City business permit renewals up by 15%

Iloilo City business permit renewals up by 15%

February 1, 2024, 5:00 pm

ILOILO CITY – Iloilo City has recorded a good turnout in business permit renewals as it registered a 15-percent increase compared with the same period last year. In an interview Thursday, Local Economic Development and Investment Promotion (LEDIP) Office head Velma Lao said the city’s Business… Read More

800 North Cotabato farmers get P3.1-M aid

800 North Cotabato farmers get P3.1-M aid

February 1, 2024, 4:58 pm

ARAKAN, North Cotabato – At least 800 small farmers here and Pigcawayan municipality in this province benefited from PHP3.1 million worth of farm assistance from the provincial government, an official said Thursday. In a statement, Governor Emmylou Mendoza said agriculture interventions were… Read More

Victorias City creates digital roadmap for smart city initiatives

Victorias City creates digital roadmap for smart city initiatives

February 1, 2024, 4:56 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The City of Victorias in Negros Occidental has created a digital road map for the implementation of a smart city master plan merging technology and government. Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez said Thursday they have already identified several projects to be pursued by the city… Read More

Biliran picked as pilot area for integrated civil registration system

Biliran picked as pilot area for integrated civil registration system

February 1, 2024, 4:53 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The province of Biliran was chosen as a pilot area for the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Open Civil and Vital Registration System (OpenCVRS) meant to digitalize transactions. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Eastern Visayas Regional Director Wilma Perante… Read More

P59.18-M machinery from gov't to boost production of Bulacan farmers

P59.18-M machinery from gov't to boost production of Bulacan farmers

February 1, 2024, 4:13 pm

CITY OF MALOLOS – To boost the crop production in Bulacan, the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) awarded PHP59.18 million worth of agricultural machinery to 37 Bulakenyo farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCA) during… Read More

LTFRB-W. Visayas urged to approve public transport route plan

LTFRB-W. Visayas urged to approve public transport route plan

February 1, 2024, 3:16 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Antique’s provincial board is requesting the Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) 6 (Western Visayas) to approve its Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) to make way for the opening of new franchises for public conveyance. Board Member Victor… Read More

Anti-drug ops net over P5-M shabu in Iloilo

Anti-drug ops net over P5-M shabu in Iloilo

February 1, 2024, 2:54 pm

ILOILO CITY – Anti-drug operations Wednesday night here and in the province of Iloilo resulted in the seizure of over PHP5 million worth of shabu and the arrest of three drug personalities, the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) said Thursday. In a report, PRO6 said 730 grams of shabu worth PHP4.96… Read More

'Bayanihan' in DavOr reaches GIDAs, conflict areas

'Bayanihan' in DavOr reaches GIDAs, conflict areas

February 1, 2024, 2:43 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Davao Oriental Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) launched Wednesday its “Bayanihan” program in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs) that have rejected the communist New People’s Army (NPA). In a statement Thursday, Brig.… Read More

Caraga logs 13.7% drop in index, non-index crimes over 6 months

Caraga logs 13.7% drop in index, non-index crimes over 6 months

February 1, 2024, 12:49 pm

BUTUAN CITY – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 (Caraga Region) reported a 13.7 percent decrease in index and non-index crimes from July 18, 2023 to Jan. 18, 2024. “During the period, there were 642 index crimes and 1,889 non-index crimes, totaling 2,531 incidents,” the PRO-13 said in its… Read More

Bayawan City landfill caters to 10 LGUs, private firms

Bayawan City landfill caters to 10 LGUs, private firms

February 1, 2024, 12:12 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – The sanitary landfill in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental now caters to at least 10 local government units (LGUs) and other private companies for residual waste disposal. The sanitary landfill, dubbed as Bayawan City Waste Management and Ecology Center, was feted as a best practice… Read More

Davao City readies more evac sites as rains trigger massive floods

Davao City readies more evac sites as rains trigger massive floods

February 1, 2024, 11:57 am

DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has directed the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (BDRRMC) to prepare additional evacuation centers in their areas since various parts of the locality were affected by floods due to heavy… Read More

Iloilo City honors late Ilonggo historian, journalist

Iloilo City honors late Ilonggo historian, journalist

January 31, 2024, 9:53 pm

ILOILO CITY – The city council on Wednesday remembered Ilonggo historian, journalist, and political leader Demetrio Sonza for his contribution to Iloilo City, including the crafting of an ordinance that identified Oct. 5 as “Adlaw sang Ciudad sang Iloilo”  (Iloilo City Day). “His… Read More

Calbayog City gov’t cites gains from new Samar-Luzon sea route

Calbayog City gov’t cites gains from new Samar-Luzon sea route

January 31, 2024, 9:45 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The opening of the sea route between Calbayog City in Samar province and Matnog, Sorsogon, is expected to boost the local economy. Mayor Raymund Uy said Wednesday that local trucking operators would no longer have to make a two-hour trip to Allen Port to ride a roll-on, roll-off… Read More