Provincial

5 community ports to rise in northern Iloilo

ILOILO CITY -- Five community ports in some islands in northern Iloilo will be constructed in 2018, according to Fifth District Representative Raul Tupas on Monday.These community ports will be constructed in Polopiña and Tambaliza islands in Concepcion, Iloilo; and Calagnaan, Gigantes Sur... Read More

Bodies of 2 slain NPA rebels recovered

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Two bodies possibly belonging to New People’s Army (NPA) members were retrieved by government forces ar sitio Tambo, Barangay Binicalan in San Luis, Agusan del Sur, late Sunday afternoon, the military said Monday.Based on a report by Philippine Army’s 4th... Read More

City dad seeks support for water bulk project

DAVAO CITY -- Desperate to solve the water problem in his district, a city councilor has appealed to city councilors to vote for the measure allowing the implementer of the water bulk project to establish a water treatment facility in the city's third district.Second District Councilor Danilo... Read More

Legazpi mayor suspends barangay visitor registration

LEGAZPI CITY -- Mayor Noel Rosal on Monday suspended his executive order (EO) requiring all individuals, who will be staying for 24 hours or more in homes of relatives or friends, to register in logbooks in various barangay offices in the city.Rosal, in an interview after Monday’s flag... Read More

Bulacan steps up community dev't programs

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- Bulacan will push for more community development programs in its 21 towns and cities as the province celebrates Cooperative Month this October.Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado on Monday said the Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office (PCEDO) has lined up... Read More

Mayor Sara sees lives of farmers transformed thru cacao

DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Inday Sara Duterte is hopeful that the lives of small cacao farmers in the city will transform as the local government aggressively pushes for the development of cacao industry.On Monday, the mayor led the formal opening of 'Cacao City' at the Pasalubong Center on Palma Gil St.... Read More

127 new soldiers complete training in east Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Philippine Army 8th Infantry Division (8th ID) has welcomed 127 new soldiers who completed their training on Monday at the Army Jungle Base in Fatima village, Hinabangan, Samar.Army 8th ID Commander Maj. Gen. Raul Farnacio said in a statement sent to reporters Monday noon that... Read More

Negrense producers net P25-M in 5-day trade fair

BACOLOD CITY -- Producers from Negros Occidental earned PHP25.5-million in total sales during the five-day 32nd Negros Trade Fair held at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City until Sunday.The amount is 30 percent higher compared to last year’s PHP19.5 million earnings, figures provided... Read More

Military doctors embark on “Smiles for Free” project

CAMP GUILLERMO NAKAR, Lucena City – Military doctors from the Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) are now undertaking in this camp the “Smiles for Free” project that provides free surgery and related treatment to cleft palate patients in far-flung villages of Quezon province.The... Read More

2 Cavite cities to benefit from DFA mobile passport services

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite -- Around 1,100 passport applicants from the cities of General Trias and Dasmariñas in this province will benefit from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) mobile passport services slated in November this year.The DFA has scheduled the mobile passport services... Read More

Duterte to grace MassKara Festival on Oct. 20

BACOLOD CITY-- For the second consecutive year, President Rodrigo Duterte will grace the MassKara Festival.The President’s arrival on October 20, which is part of the three-day festival highlights, was announced by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Deputy Commissioner Jesus Clint Aranas, who... Read More

Acting Iloilo mayor wants report on ‘abductions’

ILOILO CITY -- Acting Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III is expecting a progress report this week on alleged abductions here.Espinosa, in his message during Monday's flag-raising ceremony, called on the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to intensify their monitoring even as he assured that the city... Read More

Application for Negros geothermal video tilt extended

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Applications to the video contest promoting geothermal energy, dubbed “Sa Geothermal, May Forever”, has been extended to October 6 to give Negrense filmmakers ample time to submit their entries.Ma. Esther Espina, communications consultant of the Energy Development... Read More

3 Chinese nabbed for Malaysian kidnap in Laguna

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna -- Three Chinese nationals involved in the kidnapping of a Malaysian national were arrested by Calamba City police operatives and the special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team 10 p.m. on Saturday.In an interview with PNA on Monday, City Police chief Supt. Sancho Celedio identified... Read More

Joint task group to secure ASEAN officials in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Around 1,284 joint security personnel were deployed Sunday at Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan to ensure the safety of 71 senior economic officials and other delegates who will be meeting here for the Senior Economic Officials Meeting-European Union-Free Trade... Read More

Tacloban residents urged to use anti-drugs mobile app

TACLOBAN CITY -- The city government here has urged residents to use the recently launched anti-illegal drugs, criminality and corruption mobile application to help improve the city’s peace and order situation.Mayor Cristina Romualdez said on Monday the City Management Information System... Read More

Tourism blooms in Adams, Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY -- With the massive improvement of access roads and bridges leading to eco-tourism sites in the province, the fruit bowl of Adams town and home to the famous bugnay (wild berries) continues to draw more visitors to discover its serene beauty.By word of mouth and personal testimonies from... Read More

Duterte to open bank accounts in due time

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to open his bank accounts to end accusations on alleged PHP211 million in bank deposits.He, however, will not make it easy for his critics.“But I will not give it to you on a silver platter. Hanapin ninyo (Look for it),” the President said... Read More

4 election gun ban violators nabbed in west Visayas

ILOILO CITY -- The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) has reminded the public that the implementation of the election gun ban will continue as long as there is no law postponing the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set this month.“If the election is postponed, then automatically... Read More

PNP steps up internal cleansing amid cop’s suicide

PALO, Leyte -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office here is unfazed on pushing for stronger internal cleansing drive even after a police officer tagged as one of the suspects in the killing of a robber, committed suicide.Chief Supt. Gilbert Cruz said on Sunday that Police Office 3... Read More