Catholic congregation mourns death of priest

COTABATO CITY, Aug. 8 – The Catholic congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) is mourning the demise of one of its own.On Sunday morning, an Oblate priest who had served in various parishes and OMI ministries in the Archdiocese of Cotabato passed away due to heart attack. He was... Read More

Mindanao solons support Marawi rehab budget

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 7 — Next year's national budget should include funds for the rehabilitation of Marawi City.This was the consensus of several Mindanaoan lawmakers as the Lower House has started its deliberations for next year's national budget.President Rodrigo Duterte first... Read More

Major Southern Leyte rivers up for re-channelling

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Aug. 8 – Re-channelling of seven major rivers in Southern Leyte has been tagged by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) as a strategy to mitigate climate change impacts.The project is in support to the priorities of the provincial government, said... Read More

2 killed in Cagayan de Oro school fire

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 7 —Two people were killed when a fire struck a school building housing an art gallery at Capitol University (CU) in Barangay 23, Monday morning.Authorities identified the victims as Bryan Solarte and Dave Marvin Ramoga, 27, both residents of Barangay Lapasan, this... Read More

Classes to resume soon at MSU-Marawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 8 – Officials of the military, local government of Marawi City and the academe are working to fast-track the opening of one of Mindanao’s premier universities affected by the ongoing armed conflict.Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom)... Read More

City government refunds anti-drug campaign expenses

ILOILO CITY, Aug 8 -- The Iloilo city government is moving all its resources to completely eradicate the illegal drugs problem in this city.Lawyer Mark Piad, spokesperson of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, said Tuesday that the city government has started a scheme of reimbursing the expenses... Read More

Pangasinan Comelec readying for polls despite likely postponement

DAGUPAN CITY, Aug. 8 -- Despite another proposal for the postponement of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Pangasinan has not stopped preparing for these two political exercises.In keeping with its mandate, the Comelec is... Read More

Ormoc gov’t enforces helmet law for ‘habal-habal’

ORMOC CITY, Leyte, Aug. 8 -- The local government here has intensified the enforcement of protective helmet law covering "habal-habal" motorcycles.Sr. Supt. Ramil Ramirez, chief of Ormoc City police office, said they are enforcing the protective helmet law for road safety including "habal-habal", a... Read More

Tourism convention highlights landmarks in Iloilo City

ILOILO CITY, Aug 8 -- Iloilo City is set to highlight its various historical, cultural and tourism landmarks to the delegates of the national convention of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and Pearl Awards.Iloilo City Tourism and Development Officer Junel Ann P.... Read More

US Coast Guard to send maritime law enforcement experts to Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Aug. 8 – The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is sending a team of maritime law enforcement experts to Palawan for a week-long workshop that will focus on sharing best practices and enhancing interoperability.This is according to a media release by the Public Affairs... Read More

Quarry suspension along Sacobia River in Pampanga extended

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Aug. 8 -- The provincial government of Pampanga, together with Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Clark Development Corporation (CDC), have decided to extend the suspension of quarry operations along Sacobia River for another weekThe decision stemmed from... Read More

Two Iloilo City youths join PH delegation to SSEAYP

ILOILO CITY, Aug 8 -- Two youths from this city are part of the 27-delegation of the Philippines to the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSYEAP).Kelly Binder, an alumna of University of San Agustin, and Jasper Ruby Vijar of University of the Philippines Visayas Miag-ao Campus,... Read More

DPWH assures release of funds for quake-hit infra rehab

TACLOBAN CITY -- The central government is committed to provide an estimated PHP309.79 million funds to rebuild infrastructures damaged by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that rattled Leyte province last month, said a top official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday.DPWH... Read More

BSP honors Western Visayas, NIR stakeholders

In his keynote address, Zuñiga underscored that the “evolving partnership is a result of a relationship that flourished through the years of cooperation.”He also pointed out that BSP is on its “new season of excellence leveraging on legacy built by former governor Amando... Read More

Benguet’s capital town launches green market policy

LA TRINIDAD BENGUET, Aug. 8 – This capital town in Benguet has launched a policy urging the use of recyclable bags in orderto reduce residual wastes especially plastic bags in the municipality.Awingan said the ordinance imposesa penalty of imprisonment and fine for violators.In his message,... Read More

(Feature) “Talking” artifacts at Emilio Aguinaldo Museum in Kawit

KAWIT, Cavite, Aug. 8 - The Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo (MEA), the most famous historical landmark of Kawit, Cavite has embarked on a creative approach to provide a more interesting feature and extensive information on the Museum collections and relics through its “Hablamos: Talking Artifacts... Read More

Stop ‘illegal’ STL ops, Gensan council urges

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Aug. 8 -- The city council here reiterated its calls on Tuesday to stop “illegal” operations in the entire city of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)-backed Small Town Lottery or STL.City Councilor Franklin Gacal Jr., chair of the council’s... Read More

6k senior high school studes get career, education services

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Aug. 8 -- Around 6,000 Senior High School (SHS) students here have received free career guidance and other related education services as part of the three-day Gensan Edukasyon Fair 2017.The fair, which opened at the KCC Mall Convention Center on Monday, is part of a national... Read More

3 village chairs in Koronadal monitored for drugs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Aug. 8 -- Authorities are monitoring three barangay chairs in Koronadal City for alleged involvement in illegal drug-related activities.Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel said Tuesday the information was based on a “validated report” relayed to his office by personnel... Read More

Tourism office partners with LGUs for tourism awareness training

LAOAG CITY, Aug. 8 — The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO) is embarking on a massive tourism awareness program involving local government units (LGUs) and all tourism stakeholders including tricycle drivers and vendors who deal with visitorsdaily.As part of the long term preparations for the... Read More