3rd biomass plant to rise in Negros Occidental

BACOLOD CITY -- A third biomass plant in Negros Occidental under major investor, ThomasLloyd Group, will soon rise in the northern town of Manapla.Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Mayor Lourdes Escalante joined Michael Sieg, chairman of Thomas Lloyd Group; and Juan Xavier Zabaleta, chairman... Read More

NegOcc releases P360-T to barangay insurance beneficiaries

BACOLOD CITY -- The Negros Occidental provincial government on Thursday released PHP360,000 worth of checks to beneficiaries of the Barangay Insurance Program for barangay tanods, officials, and employees.Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. advised the beneficiaries not to lose hope in life despite... Read More

House body reviews Zambo school

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Members of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education (CHTE) on Thursday evaluated the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) in preparation for its conversion into a university.CHTE, chaired by Zamboanga Sibugay second district Rep. Anne Hofer, has conducted... Read More

Dads slam NegOr PNP for relief of Dumaguete chief

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Members of the Dumaguete councilhave expressed disgust over what they considered as a disrespectful act of Senior Superintendent Edwin Portento, acting police provincial director, in relieving Superintendent Jovito Atanacio as Dumaguete City police chief.They said the relief was... Read More

9,000 marijuana plants uprooted in Cebu

CEBU CITY -- More than PHP2 million worth of marijuana plants were uprooted by the police Wednesday afternoon in a mountain barangay of Danao City, 47.3 km north of Cebu City.Danao City police uprooted a total of 9,000 marijuana plants and seized some 3,000 leaves valued at PHP2.1 million from a... Read More

Calabarzon police augments ASEAN Summit security

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City -- Some 1,042 cops have been assigned to the Police Regional Office (PRO 4-A)-Calabarzon contingent that will augment security and assistance to the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Metro Manila on Nov. 13 to 15.Of the 1,042 Calabarzon police deployed for the... Read More

P1.2-B Pangasinan-Zambales road in NEDA's list of priorities

DAGUPAN CITY – The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has included the Pangasinan-Zambales road as among the priority projects to be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) from 2017 to 2022.Pangasinan Second District Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil lauded the move... Read More

Guimaras aims to be agri-eco-tourism capital of west Visayas

JORDAN, Guimaras -- Guimaras is strengthening support facilities to improve the province’s agriculture and tourism industries as the local government aims to become the “agri-eco-tourism” capital of Western Visayas.Governor Samuel Gumarin, who delivered his State of the Province... Read More

3,792 workers get P47-M in claims thru DOLE mediation

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- A total of 3,792 workers in Central Luzon received some PHP47 million monetary claims this year through the Single Entry Approach, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.The SEnA is an inexpensive developmental mediation program of the DOLE that aims to... Read More

'Yolanda'-hit Leyte town unveils image of French saint

TANAUAN, Leyte -- This coastal town has unveiled an image of a French saint as new "Yolanda" memorial.The project in partnership with the local government and Philippine National Police (PNP), had set up the icon of St. Medard of Noyon, a sixth-century bishop in France, the patron saint for... Read More

Iloilo City to give free whistles to kids for protection

ILOILO CITY -- Some 300 children-at-risk (CAR) in Iloilo City have been identified as initial recipients of free whistles under the “Pito Para sa Bata” of the Iloilo City Council for the Protection of Children (ICCPC).Social welfare officer Merlyn Gizon and focal person on child and... Read More

Agri office seeks P18-M fund to assist farmers, fisherfolk

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Office of the City Agriculture has requested the city government to allocate PhP18 million to provide assistance to farmers and fisherfolk affected by the recent storm surge and flashflood that hit many parts of this city.City Agriculturist Diosdao Palacat on Wednesday said the... Read More

Davao's Oplan Bulabog to be expanded

DAVAO CITY – With good results in tracking down wanted persons, the Davao City Police Office’s (DCPO) anti-criminality campaign, dubbed as “Oplan Bulabog”, will be replicated in provinces comprising Davao Region, according to city police spokesperson Sr. Insp. Maria Teresita... Read More

19 ARMM towns, city cited for good governance

COTABATO CITY -- In an exceptional feat, 19 municipalities and a city in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are awardees of the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) this year.A list posted by the Department of Interior and Local Government – Autonomous Region in Muslim... Read More

Korean, girlfriend nabbed for illegal drugs

CEBU CITY -- A South Korean national and his girlfriend were arrested by authorities inside a hotel in Barangay Kamputhaw here Wednesday afternoon for possession of illegal and regulated drugs.Combined elements from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) and Cebu Police... Read More

PRRD’s political, education agenda backed

COTABATO CITY -- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the rest of Central Mindanao have remained solid behind President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s political and education plans for the country as a whole.For one, the MILF even approved of the government’s strategy to use part of the... Read More

8 students rescued from capsized motorboat in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY -- The Philippine Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) in Estancia, Iloilo rescued eight students whose motorboat capsized Wednesday afternoon due to strong winds and big waves.Lt. Ramil Palabrica, Philippine Coast Guard-Iloilo commander, on Thursday identified the students as: Arriane... Read More

DTI Antique intensifies monitoring of Christmas products

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique --The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Antique provincial office has started Wednesday to intensify its monitoring of major stores here selling Christmas products.Glen Fernando, Trade and Industry Development Specialist of the DTI Antique and leader of the... Read More

Dagupan taps P119-M proceeds to fund new city hall

DAGUPAN CITY -- The proceeds of the sale by the city government of the former MC Adore Hotel in 2012 in the amount of PHP119 million was earmarked by the city council to fund the initial phase of the new government center or city hall to be built soon in Barangay Pantal here.Councilor Jeslito Seen,... Read More

Seaweed seedlings for distribution in north Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The provincial government of Palawan’s livelihood management unit (LMU) is set to distribute seaweed seedlings to residents of a coastal community this month in the northern municipality of Taytay.LMU head Myrna Lacanilao said 40 beneficiaries residing at Sitio... Read More