Provincial

Iloilo LGUs suspend classes due to bad weather

Iloilo LGUs suspend classes due to bad weather

July 9, 2018, 2:18 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Classes have been suspended in some local government units (LGUs) in Iloilo due to monsoon rains, which may be enhanced by typhoon “Gardo” which entered the Philippine area of responsibility Monday morning. Iloilo City Acting Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon, in anticipation of the possible… Read More

Classes suspended in most parts of Central Luzon

Classes suspended in most parts of Central Luzon

July 9, 2018, 2:15 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- Classes in most parts of  Central Luzon were suspended on Monday as several areas in the region are expected to experience inclement weather brought about by the southwest monsoon enhanced by typhoon "Gardo". In the province of Bataan, classes in all levels, both… Read More

Army, PNP probe murder of Lanao del Sur town councilor

Army, PNP probe murder of Lanao del Sur town councilor

July 9, 2018, 12:06 pm

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- Police and military authorities have joined hands in hunting down five armed men, who shot dead a Lanao del Sur town councilor and injured four others over the weekend. Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the commander of the 6th Infantry Division has directed the 6th… Read More

500 Maguindanao farmers receive farm equipment from DA

500 Maguindanao farmers receive farm equipment from DA

July 9, 2018, 12:01 pm

BULUAN, Maguindanao -- An agriculture official in Region 12 vowed to equip farmers with the necessary equipment as government support for them to improve productivity and sustain rice sufficiency in the coming years. Engr. Milagros Casis, DA-12 regional director, made the assurance during the… Read More

Soldiers help repair Maguindanao homes damaged by conflict

Soldiers help repair Maguindanao homes damaged by conflict

July 9, 2018, 11:52 am

DATU PAGLAS, Maguindanao -- Troopers under the 33rd Infantry Battalion (IB), one of the military units pursuing Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao, have repaired over the weekend several houses destroyed during clashes here last week, an Army official… Read More

Meds for diabetes, other ailments common to elderly cheaper soon

Meds for diabetes, other ailments common to elderly cheaper soon

July 8, 2018, 6:11 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Medicines for diabetes and other ailments common to the elderly will soon be exempted from the Value Added Tax (VAT) thus, will be cheaper, a Department of Finance (DOF) official assured locals of this upland region on Saturday. “By January 2019, VAT-free na po and mga… Read More

Affordable housing units open for Bataan workers

Affordable housing units open for Bataan workers

July 8, 2018, 5:22 pm

MARIVELES, Bataan -- Subdivision developer Fiesta Communities launched here on Saturday new model housing units with workers of the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) as its target customers. The housing units, some situated beside a brook, are located in barangay Balon Anito in this town where… Read More

DOLE to ease requirements for Boracay workers' financial aid

DOLE to ease requirements for Boracay workers' financial aid

July 8, 2018, 5:20 pm

BORACAY ISLAND -- Getting financial aid from the government will soon be easier for displaced formal sector workers of this island, the Department of Labor and Employment said Sunday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they will simplify the requirements needed for the Adjustment Measures… Read More

Cabanatuan diocese seeks justice for slain N. Ecija mayor

Cabanatuan diocese seeks justice for slain N. Ecija mayor

July 8, 2018, 5:19 pm

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija -- The Diocese of Cabanatuan on Sunday urged law enforcement agencies to bring justice to slain Gen. Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote through a fair and thorough investigation. "Panatilihin din nawa ng ating mga alagad ng batas ang kaayusan at seguridad ng ating mga… Read More

Top NPA leader falls in Davao Sur

Top NPA leader falls in Davao Sur

July 8, 2018, 5:18 pm

DAVAO CITY -- A top leader of the New People's Army was arrested in a joint operation of the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police units in Purok 2-A, Sinayawan, Hagonoy, Davao del Sur on Saturday afternoon. Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, spokesperson of Police Regional Office 11, reported… Read More

60-day peace window with Joma still open: Duterte

60-day peace window with Joma still open: Duterte

July 8, 2018, 3:46 pm

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said the 60-day timeframe for peace talks between him and Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding Chairperson Jose Maria Sison remains open but the possible resumption of peace negotiations is still uncertain. “I don’t know for the… Read More

'Make good choices, stay away from drugs’, NegOr studes told

'Make good choices, stay away from drugs’, NegOr studes told

July 8, 2018, 3:31 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Sunday appealed to thousands of students in Dumaguete City, provincial capital of Negros Oriental, to stay away from illegal drugs. Speaking before a jam-packed Perdices Memorial Coliseum… Read More

No add'l security for local execs: Albayalde

No add'l security for local execs: Albayalde

July 8, 2018, 1:18 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde rejected calls to provide additional police security to mayors and vice mayors in the country. Albayalde made the remarks in response to the recent killing of Trece Martires City, Cavite Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan,… Read More

Palawan residents warned vs. landslide, storm surge due to ‘Maria’

Palawan residents warned vs. landslide, storm surge due to ‘Maria’

July 8, 2018, 12:58 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Residents, fishermen, and tourists in Palawan were advised Sunday by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) to stay clear of landslide-prone areas, not to sail to high seas, and not to swim in beaches as typhoon “Maria” moves… Read More

SAP Go on early campaigning accusations: ‘My job is to help Pinoys’

SAP Go on early campaigning accusations: ‘My job is to help Pinoys’

July 8, 2018, 12:00 am

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday maintained that he is going around the Philippines to help Filipinos and promote the Duterte administration’s 3-point campaign against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption, and not for… Read More

NEDA-6 presents regional dev’t plan

NEDA-6 presents regional dev’t plan

July 7, 2018, 10:20 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) presented the development challenges in Region 6 by identifying strategies to attain specific goals during the Western Visayas Regional Development Plan (WVRDP) for 2017-2022 roadshow at the Bacolod City Government Center on… Read More

Citizens must be participants in governance: Palace officials

Citizens must be participants in governance: Palace officials

July 7, 2018, 10:10 pm

ALL FOR CHANGE. Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. (front, fourth from left) leads other government agencies in the launching of the ‘Biyaya ng Pagbabago’ campaign in the Cordillera region at the Benguet State University gymnasium on Saturday (July 7, 2018). Evasco and other Palace officials… Read More

DOST eyes more Filipino scientists to return home

DOST eyes more Filipino scientists to return home

July 7, 2018, 10:04 pm

DAVAO CITY--The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is eyeing more Filipino scientists to return from overseas now that Republic Act 11035 or “Balik Scientist Act” is enacted into law.DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña expressed this optimism in an interview during the National… Read More

Famed Dupag Rocks Formation in Apayao to reopen in August

Famed Dupag Rocks Formation in Apayao to reopen in August

July 7, 2018, 9:53 pm

REOPENING IN AUGUST. The Dupag Rocks Formation in Marag Valley, Luna, Apayao will open again for tourists in August after a month's closure. (File Photo)LAOAG CITY — Closed for almost a month now, one of Apayao’s major tourist destinations in Marag Valley is expected to reopen for tourists in… Read More

Trece Martires City vice mayor, driver gunned down

Trece Martires City vice mayor, driver gunned down

July 7, 2018, 9:52 pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY -- Unidentified armed men gunned down Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan of this city and his driver, as they traveled aboard a black Toyota Hi Lux pick up along Trece-Indang Road, Luciano Village Saturday afternoon. Lubigan, 44, and his driver identified as Romulo Guillemer, 58, of… Read More