Consultation on proposed Kalibo airport expansion starts

KALIBO, Aklan -- The Aklan provincial government on Monday started its week-long consultation with town residents of both Kalibo and New Washington on the proposed expansion of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA).The consultation, to end on November 17, is in response to the mandate of the... Read More

More LGUs urged to earn good governance seal

TACLOBAN CITY-- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is calling on local government units in Eastern Visayas to work harder to earn "Seal of Good Local Governance" (SGLG) after only three cities and 23 towns made it to the list of awardees.However, DILG assistant regional... Read More

NegOcc, Bacolod police units intensify campaign vs loose firearms

BACOLOD CITY -- Police units in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, have launched separate intensified campaigns against loose firearms across the province.The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCCPO) through the "Oplan Katok" yielded several unlicensed firearms and ammunition over... Read More

79 drug surrenderers in Guimaras complete rehab

ILOILO CITY -- Seventy-nine of the 747 drug surrenderers have graduated from a community-based rehabilitation program initiated by the respective rural health units of the five municipalities of Guimaras Province.Data provided by the Guimaras public information office revealed that as of Monday, 305... Read More

World-class fitness gurus lead Cavite’s 1st Wellness Festival

IMUS CITY, Cavite -- World-class fitness gurus on Pilates, Zumba, yoga, and healthy diet will lead Cavite’s First Wellness Festival on Nov. 26 at the Imus City Sports Complex.Among the wellness professionals to coach the participants will be certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer... Read More

Local talks with NPA to continue despite NDFP rejection

DAVAO CITY -- Despite the rejection of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on the localized peace talks of Davao City government, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio would pursue the local dialogue with the New People’s Army (NPA).“Maybe that is their (NDFP) opinion but as the... Read More

Mayor Sara, 9 others to study waste-to-energy tech in Japan

DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, seven city officials and two representatives from an environment watchdog will travel to Japan next week to study the USD 70-million Waste-to-Energy(WTE) project which is eyed to improve the city’s waste management.This was announced by the mayor saying... Read More

Benguet all set for 107th anniversary, 12th Adivay Festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The province of Benguet will open on Monday the 12th Adivay Festival which coincides with the 107th foundation anniversary of the province focused on strengthening the culture of the i-Benguet.The Adivay festival, an Ibaloi word meaning coming together and having fun, is an... Read More

4 soldiers, gun-for-hire nabbed in PDEA ops

DAVAO CITY -- Operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 11 (PDEA 11) arrested four soldiers and a suspected gun-for-hire after a brief firefight in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Saturday.PDEA 11 officer-in-charge Naravy Duquiatan identified the suspects as Cpl. Cristiuto G. Macagubang Jr.... Read More

Manhunt on for suspects in foiled burning of Catholic chapel

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao-- Police and fire officials here have launched a manhunt against men who tried to set on fire a Catholic chapel in Barangay Labo-Labo here on Friday night.Fire Officer 1 Alonto Blaim, Shariff Aguak fire marshall, said local police and fire personnel have the lead that... Read More

Good governance seal a challenge to serve Dabawenyos more: Mayor Inday

DAVAO CITY-- Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has credited city hall employees for their efforts to serve the people well following the city's winning of another Seal of Good Local Governance award from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).“I would like to thank all the... Read More

P6-B for free tuition vital for poor students' education

ILOILO CITY -- Ilonggo students lauded the plan of the Duterte administration to use the PHP6-billion fund settlement of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) for the free college tuition in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).Nicole Almodiente, senior high school student of University of Iloilo, said... Read More

Volunteers to conduct drug rehab program in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY -- Seventy-five volunteers completed a three-day “Trainers’ Training” Friday to carry out the second eight-week Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP).Mayor Evelio Leonardia, chairman of CADAC, thanked the trainers for their dedication in helping Bacolod... Read More

Passport courtesy lane for Negrense soldiers, cops to be set up

BACOLOD CITY -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) here will set up a passport courtesy lane for Negrense soldiers and policemen from Marawi City who will fly to HongKong for a vacation promised by President Rodrigo Duterte.This was confirmed on Friday afternoon by the Provincial Information... Read More

‘Aquaman’ set for 15-km Bohol open water swim

SURIGAO CITY -- Endurance swimmer and environmental advocate Ingemar "Pinoy Aquaman" Macarine will seek another record-setting 15-kilometer open water swim in Bohol Sea on Sunday, November 12.Macarine, an elections lawyer, will kick off from the fish-rich island of Balicasag Island to the tourist... Read More

BOC-10 disowns man killed in altercation with broker

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) has denied on Saturday that the person who was killed in an altercation with a broker in Barangay Macasandig, this city,Thursday night, was one of their own.The agency also said it is set to investigate how the victim was able to possess... Read More

Family planning advocacy goes to 'hardcourt' in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY—The Population Commission in Caraga (POPCOM-Caraga) has taken the government's family planning advocacy to the hardcourt—literally.In coordination with local government units (LGUs) in the region, POPCOM-Caraga has organized an inter-LGU basketball tournament dubbed as the... Read More

18-day campaign vs child, women abuse set

BUTUAN CITY—The Regional Inter-agency Committee Against Trafficking, Violence Against Women and Children (RIACAT-VAWC) Caraga has set an 18day campaign to promote their advocacy from November 15 to December 12.The campaign to end violence against women and children will kick-off with a fun... Read More

Army wins hearts of communist rebels in SK

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- The military in Sultan Kudarat continued to win the hearts of communist rebels with more New Peoples Army (NPA) guerillas returning to the mainstream society.Capt. Arvin John Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the latest surrender of communist... Read More

2 militiamen killed in Basilan ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The military has called on local government units and residents to unite and help in neutralizing the remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan province.Col. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Basilan commander, made the call on Saturday after alleged members of the ASG... Read More