Provincial

Davao Norte cop restricted after testing positive in drug test

Davao Norte cop restricted after testing positive in drug test

June 26, 2018, 9:46 pm

DAVAO CITY--A member of the Davao del Norte Provincial Crime Laboratory Office is now under restrictive custody after testing positive of illegal drug use during a random drug test last June 21.Chief Insp Milgrace Driz, spokesperson of Police Regional Office-11 (PRO-11), on Tuesday said the drug… Read More

Zamboanga del Norte town mayor denies murder allegation

Zamboanga del Norte town mayor denies murder allegation

June 26, 2018, 9:45 pm

Mayor Flora Villarosa of Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte, on Tuesday denies accusations hurled against her as she answers questions in an interview with the Philippine News Agency. (Photo by: Gualberto M. Laput)SIAYAN, Zamboanga del Norte--The town mayor here has denied any hand in the murder of her… Read More

NCCA fetes over-a-century-old traditional Kalinga tattooist

NCCA fetes over-a-century-old traditional Kalinga tattooist

June 26, 2018, 9:40 pm

TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) conferred on Apo Whang-od, Kalinga’s oldest living tattoo artist, the “Dangal ng Haraya” award on Monday. NCCA Executive Director Virgilio Almario turned over the award to Whang-od here, witnessed by local… Read More

AirAsia to suspend KL-Davao flight effective August

AirAsia to suspend KL-Davao flight effective August

June 26, 2018, 9:29 pm

DAVAO CITY – After six months of flying four times a week from Kuala Lumpur to Davao City, AirAsia announced on Tuesday the suspension of the direct flights effective on August 21.“AirAsia is suspending its four (4) times weekly direct flights connecting Kuala Lumpur and Davao effective 21… Read More

PNP holds off internal security operations in Mimaropa

PNP holds off internal security operations in Mimaropa

June 26, 2018, 9:27 pm

CAMP EFIGENIO NAVARRO, Calapan City -- The Regional Director of the Police Regional Office Mimaropa, Chief Supt. Emmanuel Luis Licup, suspended all Internal Security Operations (ISO) of all mobile and public safety forces in the region comprising Mindoro Oriental/Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon… Read More

2 riding-in-tandem robbers killed in Cavite

2 riding-in-tandem robbers killed in Cavite

June 26, 2018, 9:18 pm

IMUS CITY, Cavite - Two suspected car thieves were killed in a shootout with law enforcers along the Alapan Road, Barangay Alapan 2B here early Tuesday morning Superintendent Audie Madrideo, city police chief here, said they have yet to determine the identities of the two male suspects who were… Read More

CHR exec: Anti-'tambay' ops need clear-cut guidelines

CHR exec: Anti-'tambay' ops need clear-cut guidelines

June 26, 2018, 9:18 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY -– The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Negros Oriental, headed by Dr. Jesus Cañete, has emphasized the need for clear-cut guidelines in the implementation of Oplan RODY (Rid the Streets of Drunkards and Youths) or the drive against loiterers of the Philippine National Police… Read More

Drug suspect in police watch list nabbed in Dagupan   

Drug suspect in police watch list nabbed in Dagupan  

June 26, 2018, 9:13 pm

DAGUPAN CITY – A 45-year-old financial consultant, who is on the drug watch list of the Pangasinan police, was arrested in a joint operation after authorities seized several sachets of suspected shabu in her apartment in Barangay Pantal here Tuesday morning. Superintendent Jandale Sulit, officer… Read More

Davao City dads approve P1.2-B additional budget

Davao City dads approve P1.2-B additional budget

June 26, 2018, 9:09 pm

DAVAO CITY--The Davao City Council has approved the proposed PHP1.2 billion supplemental budget of the city government this year.Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag disclosed this in an interview on Monday afternoon at the Davao City Recreation Center, adding the approval was made on Monday’s special… Read More

DepEd-Ilocos Norte ensures only nutritious food sold in schools

DepEd-Ilocos Norte ensures only nutritious food sold in schools

June 26, 2018, 9:09 pm

LAOAG CITY—The Ilocos Norte Schools Division of the Department of Education (DepEd) is strictly monitoring public school canteens in the province to ensure that they only sell nutritious food to students. Ilocos Norte Schools Division Superintendent Vilma Eda said Tuesday this is part of their… Read More

Albay solon seeks honorarium for SK treasurers, secretaries

Albay solon seeks honorarium for SK treasurers, secretaries

June 26, 2018, 8:58 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- Representative Joey Salceda (2nd District, Albay) has introduced a joint resolution in Congress, which urgently seeks the grant of honorarium to Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) treasurers and secretaries. "Sangguniang Kabataan chairpersons newly elected under Republic Act 10742 are… Read More

2 NPA members surrender to gov’t troops in Occidental Mindoro

2 NPA members surrender to gov’t troops in Occidental Mindoro

June 26, 2018, 7:47 pm

CAMP GEN. MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal - Two members of the New People's Army (NPA) terrorist group surrendered Sunday to the troops of 76th Infantry (Victrix) Battalion (76IB) at Sitio Ligang, Brgy San Luis, Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro. In a report reaching the 2nd Infantry “Jungle Fighter”… Read More

Red Cross-Antique needs more blood donors

Red Cross-Antique needs more blood donors

June 26, 2018, 7:38 pm

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is campaigning for more blood donors in Antique to come up with at least 1 percent blood supply for the 582,012 population of the province. Ma. Patricia Isabel A. Florida, PRC chapter administrator for Antique, said that they… Read More

2 dead, 1 injured in Cotabato shooting

2 dead, 1 injured in Cotabato shooting

June 26, 2018, 7:16 pm

COTABATO CITY – Authorities are hot on the trail of a suspected gun-for-hire group that shot dead two persons and injured another while on board a passenger vehicle that was travelling along Sinsuat Ave. here Monday.Cotabato City Police Director Senior Supt. Rolly Octavio identified the slain… Read More

N. Cotabato guv assures CSC of high standards of gov't service

N. Cotabato guv assures CSC of high standards of gov't service

June 26, 2018, 7:15 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY--North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Mendoza has assured the Civil Service Commission (CSC) of the provincial government's commitment to live by the highest standards of public service.Mendoza made the assurance when she met CSC regional officials, led by Regional Director Resurrecion… Read More

ConCom member urges Cordillera leaders to continue bid for autonomy

ConCom member urges Cordillera leaders to continue bid for autonomy

June 26, 2018, 7:12 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- A member of the Consultative Committee reviewing the constitution has encouraged leaders of the Cordillera, through the Regional Development Council (RDC), to continue their efforts towards autonomy. “It is very beneficial for the Cordillera if it continues to pursue its autonomy,… Read More

Family of deceased village exec turns over his 14 firearms to Army

Family of deceased village exec turns over his 14 firearms to Army

June 26, 2018, 7:11 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY--The family of a former village chair in North Cotabato town of Magpet who died due to illness last year has voluntarily turned over 14 assorted firearms to the military.Julie Denampo Pajati, sister of the late Reinando Denampo, former village chair of Tagbac, Magpet, decided to… Read More

GenSan enlists 300 more college scholars

GenSan enlists 300 more college scholars

June 26, 2018, 7:09 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--The city government has enlisted an additional 300 college scholars for this school year under its flagship Edukasyon Alang sa mga Kabus nga Residente sa GenSan or EduKAR scholarship program.Philip Pabelic, EduKAR program coordinator, said Tuesday the new scholars comprise of… Read More

SoCot board junks coal mine project in Lake Sebu

SoCot board junks coal mine project in Lake Sebu

June 26, 2018, 7:07 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Saying it violates the province’s environmental code, the provincial board of South Cotabato rejected on Monday the planned large-scale coal mining project by a subsidiary of conglomerate San Miguel Corp. in the mountains of Lake Sebu town.Voting 6-4, the board junked a… Read More

PNP-12 top performer for arrest of most wanted persons

PNP-12 top performer for arrest of most wanted persons

June 26, 2018, 7:04 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 has emerged as the top performer in the entire country in terms of the number of arrests made on top 10 most wanted persons for the months of April and May.Chief Supt. Marcelo Morales, Region 12 police director, said Tuesday the region’s… Read More