Provincial

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

DSWD’s new cash grant scheme pilots in Cavite town

DSWD’s new cash grant scheme pilots in Cavite town

July 6, 2018, 10:25 pm

SILANG, Cavite — Some 1,161 indigent senior citizens each received PHP2,400 cash as social pension from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Unconditional Cash Transfer Program/Tax Reform Cash Transfer (UCT/TRCT) during the agency’s pilot distribution held last week. Noah… Read More

OCD steps up training for vulnerable sectors in Cordillera

OCD steps up training for vulnerable sectors in Cordillera

July 6, 2018, 9:35 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD)- Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) will widen the scope of its disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) training in the communities to further boost the people’s resiliency. OCD-CAR Chief for Operations Ferdinand Tamulto on Friday said they… Read More

Duterte’s Kitchen feeds 400 pupils in Pangasinan town   

Duterte’s Kitchen feeds 400 pupils in Pangasinan town  

July 6, 2018, 9:21 pm

SUAL, Pangasinan — At least 400 school children from kindergarten to Grade 1 and Special Education classes received nourishment during a free feeding program conducted here Friday by a non-government organization. “Duterte’s Kitchen”, named after President Rodrigo Duterte, was started by a… Read More

BFAR to open provincial office in northern Palawan

BFAR to open provincial office in northern Palawan

July 6, 2018, 9:19 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan –- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is set to open its provincial office in Coron town soon to bring services closer to coastal communities in northern Palawan. BFAR Assistant Regional Director Roberto Abrera said Friday in a phone interview with… Read More

General Trias showcases disaster-ready evacuation center

General Trias showcases disaster-ready evacuation center

July 6, 2018, 9:13 pm

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite – As most public schools are commonly transformed as evacuation site in times of a calamity or disaster, the city government has built a separate 100-capacity evacuation center, which is akin to a dormitory with double-deck beds right inside the Tejero Elementary… Read More

DA to offer free seminar series in Calabarzon this August

DA to offer free seminar series in Calabarzon this August

July 6, 2018, 8:56 pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Department of Agriculture (DA), through its training arm, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), is set to offer next month free lecture and hands-on training on production and processing of herbs and spices, as well as raising of native pigs as part of its… Read More

No wetland occupants evicted from Boracay: Environment exec

No wetland occupants evicted from Boracay: Environment exec

July 6, 2018, 8:54 pm

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- More than two months since this island was closed to tourists to undergo rehabilitation, residents occupying some wetlands are yet to transfer to a relocation site.  In a media interview Friday, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Lawyer Richard… Read More

3 killed, 11 arrested in Bulacan anti-drug ops

3 killed, 11 arrested in Bulacan anti-drug ops

July 6, 2018, 8:45 pm

CAMP GEN. ALEJO S. SANTOS, City of Malolos, Bulacan -- Three drug suspects were killed while 11 others were arrested in separate anti-illegal drug operations of the Bulacan police Thursday and early morning  of Friday. Superintendent Chito G. Bersaluna, acting Bulacan provincial director,… Read More

NoCot execs turn over 131 firearms to Army

NoCot execs turn over 131 firearms to Army

July 6, 2018, 8:45 pm

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao--Local officials of M’lang in North Cotabato on Thursday turned over at least 131 unlicensed guns collected from residents in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s disarmament program in Mindanao.Mayor Russel Abonado and North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Mendoza led… Read More

Number of regularized C. Luzon workers up 772% in 1st sem

Number of regularized C. Luzon workers up 772% in 1st sem

July 6, 2018, 8:43 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- Some 22,728 workers were regularized by 164 firms from different parts of Central Luzon, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office here.  DOLE Regional Director Zenaida Angara-Campita on Thursday said the regional office’s… Read More

Cebu SK officials to spearhead garbage-for-sardines program

Cebu SK officials to spearhead garbage-for-sardines program

July 6, 2018, 8:41 pm

CEBU CITY -- Newly-elected Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials will spearhead the garbage collection in their respective barangays in line with the “Basura Mo, Sardinas Ko” project of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, Department of Public Services (DPS) chief Roberto Cabarrubias said Friday. The… Read More

Mayor Sara to create special office for children

Mayor Sara to create special office for children

July 6, 2018, 8:39 pm

DAVAO CITY--The city government here will establish an office that will implement programs specific for children and separate from those that are already being implemented by the City Social Service and Development Office (CSSDO).This was bared by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio following calls from a… Read More