Provincial

Ilocos ‘Pinakbest’ goes to Tuguegarao

Ilocos ‘Pinakbest’ goes to Tuguegarao

July 7, 2018, 9:48 pm

LAOAG CITY — Organized micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs in the province are expanding their market to Tuguegarao in Cagayan. “There is no stopping our active MSMEs to innovate new products and reach out to a larger market,” said Edison Natividad, Officer-in-Charge of the Small and… Read More

Davao City coastal village to host P300-M wastewater treatment project

Davao City coastal village to host P300-M wastewater treatment project

July 7, 2018, 9:40 pm

DAVAO CITY--A coastal village here will be the site of the PHP300-million Sanitation Embankment Project (SEP) by the Department of Science and Technology in Region 11 (DOST-11).Barangay 76-A in Bucana was chosen primarily because of its location in a coastal area and for its proximity to the Davao… Read More

DSWD-6 extends over P100-M aid to Boracay residents, workers

DSWD-6 extends over P100-M aid to Boracay residents, workers

July 7, 2018, 9:23 pm

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan - - A total of PHP100.7-million assistance has already been extended to residents and workers on this island, more than two months since its closure and ongoing rehabilitation. The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Western Visayas (DSWD-6) has been providing… Read More

More chemists sought for CDT lab in Palawan

More chemists sought for CDT lab in Palawan

July 7, 2018, 9:14 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – Municipal agriculturists in Palawan are asking the fisheries bureau for additional chemists in its cyanide detection test (CDT) laboratory here to speed up the examination of fish samples. Roxas municipal agriculturist Edgar Padul said Friday this was among the… Read More

 Boracay road works continue amid rains

Boracay road works continue amid rains

July 7, 2018, 8:55 pm

BORACAY ISLAND -- Despite the rainy weather, workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) go on with their roadworks here to hasten the rehabilitation of this closed top resort tourist spot. "As much as possible, if we can still work, we will do it. We are finishing our remaining… Read More

PSA sets income, expenditure survey in Region 9

PSA sets income, expenditure survey in Region 9

July 7, 2018, 7:31 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will begin on Monday, July 9, its Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) here in Region 9.Ma. Flerida Tan, PSA regional supervising statistical specialist, on Saturday said the target households to be surveyed in the region is 6,240,… Read More

9 Bacolod youth offenders finish studies thru ALS

9 Bacolod youth offenders finish studies thru ALS

July 7, 2018, 5:19 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Nine children in conflict with the law, detained at the city government-run Social Development Center (SDC), completed their elementary and high school education through the Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test.The graduates -- five in elementary… Read More

Crimes in NorMin down in first half of year: Police

Crimes in NorMin down in first half of year: Police

July 7, 2018, 4:57 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Northern Mindanao’s crime incidence significantly decreased in a span of six months this year, police said.Based on the records of Police Regional Office 10 (Northern Mindanao), 4,986 crimes occurred from January to June this year, a 40.27-percent slide from figures in… Read More

Drug 'syndicate member' arrested in Zamboanga Sibugay

Drug 'syndicate member' arrested in Zamboanga Sibugay

July 7, 2018, 4:55 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives arrested an alleged member of a drug syndicate in an anti-drug operation in Zamboanga Sibugay, an official said Saturday.Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) information officer,… Read More

Cordillera, Kalinga officials, elders ask for sobriety amid tribal row

Cordillera, Kalinga officials, elders ask for sobriety amid tribal row

July 7, 2018, 4:37 pm

TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- Officials of Kalinga province, the Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC), and the Regional Development Council (RDC) have called on members of the Lubo and Tulgao tribes of Tanudan and Tinglayan towns of Kalinga to keep calm to prevent a possible full-blown… Read More

PRRD to PNP: Observe maximum tolerance during SONA rallies

PRRD to PNP: Observe maximum tolerance during SONA rallies

July 7, 2018, 3:49 pm

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to exercise maximum tolerance and "sacrifice even if people spit on you" during protest rallies when he delivers this third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23.Duterte also discouraged law enforcers… Read More

Barangay official killed in Zamboanga City

Barangay official killed in Zamboanga City

July 7, 2018, 3:30 pm

In photo is Michael Magallanes, Sta. Catalina barangay councilor (kagawad) and civic leader, who was killed early Saturday, July 7, in Zamboanga City. (Photo taken from Magallanes' Facebook… Read More

16K students, 350 teachers affected by Maguindanao skirmishes

16K students, 350 teachers affected by Maguindanao skirmishes

July 7, 2018, 3:29 pm

COTABATO CITY – A total of 16,590 students and 350 teachers have been affected by ongoing clashes between government forces and Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in four towns in Maguindanao province’s second district.Merriam Kawit, Maguindanao 2nd District… Read More

PDEA hunts down target-listed pusher in SoCot town

PDEA hunts down target-listed pusher in SoCot town

July 7, 2018, 2:01 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Anti-drug operatives have launched a manhunt for a target-listed drug personality who eluded arrest in a raid in Tampakan town in South Cotabato on Friday afternoon. Valente Cariño, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 12 (Soccsksargen) director, identified the suspect… Read More

DILG, federalism experts conduct dialogue in Albay

DILG, federalism experts conduct dialogue in Albay

July 7, 2018, 1:55 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- In a bid to understand and address the concerns of the proposed draft Federal Constitution and the change from a unitary to a federal form of government, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) together with federalism experts sat down and answered questions raised… Read More

Over 6K Bicolanos pledge support for federalism

Over 6K Bicolanos pledge support for federalism

July 7, 2018, 1:20 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- After a two-day public consultation led by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution, more than 6,000 people from all over Bicol region pledged support on the proposals and the plan of the government to shift to federalism at the Albay Astrodome… Read More

Congress, ConCom urged to provide ‘no term extension’ in Constitution

Congress, ConCom urged to provide ‘no term extension’ in Constitution

July 7, 2018, 11:46 am

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged Congress and the Consultative Committee (ConCom) to make changes in the draft Federal Constitution providing his term as co-terminus with the beginning of the draft law. Duterte said this means that there should be an election of a new… Read More

Dengue cases up 120% in Cordillera; blood donation urged

Dengue cases up 120% in Cordillera; blood donation urged

July 7, 2018, 9:17 am

BAGUIO CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) - Cordillera has recorded a spike of 120 percent in dengue cases during the first six months of the year. A report from the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) shows that there were 1,540 dengue cases recorded in the Cordillera region from… Read More

Duterte issues ultimatum over sloppy implementation of projects

Duterte issues ultimatum over sloppy implementation of projects

July 7, 2018, 8:54 am

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed disappointment over the sloppy implementation of infrastructure projects, especially road constructions, warning that he would hold Cabinet secretaries, city and project engineers responsible for this. “If you delay or a slippage of 20… Read More

102-year-old grandma in Legazpi City receives P100K cash gift

102-year-old grandma in Legazpi City receives P100K cash gift

July 7, 2018, 8:45 am

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Social and Welfare Department (DSWD) has awarded a PHP100,000 cash gift to a centenarian here who will celebrate her 102nd birthday this month. Myla Cruz, DSWD Social Welfare Assistant, together with Wilfredo Intia, president of the Office of Senior Citizens… Read More