Price freeze stays in Dumaguete City

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Negros Oriental on Wednesday said the price freeze that it had enforced earlier in Dumaguete City is still in effect.DTI provincial head Javier Fortunato, Jr. explained that until such time there is a revocation of the order issued... Read More

Albay on alert for 'Salome'

LEGAZPI CITY -- Local government units in Albay are now on alert for the possible impact of tropical depression 'Salome'.This after state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 in the... Read More

9,000 families now back in Marawi

COTABATO CITY -- A total of 8,895 families or 44,475 individuals have so far returned home to nine villages declared safe and secured by military authorities in Marawi City.An update from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao – Humanitarian Emergency Assistance Response Team (ARMM-HEART) as... Read More

Police steps up ops vs bike-riding criminals

DAVAO CITY -- The Police Regional Office (PRO 11) is intensifying its operation against motorcycle-riding criminals in the region as part of the Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-terrorism clearing operation.Chief Supt. Manuel Gaerlan, director of PRO 1I, said the police are advocating a culture... Read More

BSP-Zambo intensifies circulation of coins

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has initiated a program to ensure coins are regularly re-circulated.Hermogenes Buenaflor Jr., BSP-Zamboanga branch bank officer, told the Philippine News Agency that part of the program is the collection and conversion of the coins.Buenaflor... Read More

SK guv pushes no-nonsense drive vs loose firearms

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- The governor here directed the police provincial office and all police enforcers to intensify drive against loose firearms in support to President Duterte’s campaign to rid communities of unlicensed guns.Sultan Kudarat Gov. Pax Mangudadatu issued the directive... Read More

SoCot launches 120-day supplemental feeding in remote villages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The provincial government of South Cotabato has launched a 120-day supplemental feeding program for children in communities with high prevalence of malnutrition.Ma. Ana Uy, acting head of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), said the special feeding... Read More

‘Illegal’ mine tunnels in T’boli ordered closed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Seventy-five small-scale mine tunnels in T’boli town in South Cotabato are facing closure after being found to have been operating outside a declared mining area.Agnes Castanares, environment management specialist of the Provincial Environment Management Office... Read More

Christmas tree lighting kicks off Yuletide season in Calamba

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna -- Capped by a three-minute fireworks display, a 60-feet Christmas tree was lighted at the Imall-Canlubang here on Tuesday night to kick-off the city’s Yuletide season celebration.The mall’s Christmas tree is one of eight giant Christmas trees festooned with... Read More

Flight instructor, student in plane crash rescued

FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija -- Rescuers finally reached the location of the ill-fated Cessna plane that crash-landed in a forested portion of Sierra Madre mountains in the boundary of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija and Maria Aurora, Aurora province around 1:35 p.m. on Wednesday.1Lt.... Read More

Dagupan bags third Seal of Good Local Governance

DAGUPAN CITY -- The city of Dagupan has bagged the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the third year in a row.This was revealed on Wednesday by City Councilor Jose Netu Tamayo who posted the complete list of 56 SGLG awardees... Read More

PNP: Dumaguete police chief’s transfer imminent

DUMAGUETE CITY -- The acting provincial police director of Negros Oriental said on Wednesday that the changing of the guards at the Dumaguete Police Station was forthcoming because the previous police chief was already “overstaying.”Sr. Supt. Edwin Portento said the relief of Supt.... Read More

Armed men torch passenger van in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Unidentified armed men burned a passenger van from this city in a coastal village in Maasim town in Sarangani Province on Tuesday night.Sr. Insp. Nemesio Calipjo Jr., chief of the Maasim municipal police station, said Wednesday the van was en route to Maitum town in Sarangani... Read More

Rice black bug wreaks havoc in Pangasinan farms

VILLASIS, Pangasinan -- A tiny insect called Rice Black Bug (RBB) has wrought havoc in many rice farms here, reducing harvest of farmers by some 70 percent and threatening to relegate Pangasinan's position as one of the top rice producers in the country.A report by the Municipal Agriculture Office... Read More

DSWD has new regional office in Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) will have a new home here with the groundbreaking Tuesday afternoon for a PHP120-million building.DSWD Undersecretary Camilo Gudmalin, who was guest of honor representing OIC Secretary Emmanuel Leyco, said, “We are proud... Read More

309 Cordillera cops to augment ASEAN Summit security

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) Director, Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona, on Wednesday led the send-off ceremony for 309 personnel who will join the peace and security contingent for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.Most of... Read More

Boracay to host Nov. 14 ASEAN meeting

BORACAY Island --This resort island will again host the Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) meeting this November 14-17.Rowen Aguirre, executive director of the Joint Task Force: Boracay (JTF), on Wednesday said security procedures had been discussed and task force members are now on red alert to... Read More

Cops hunt suspects in killing of NoCot agri exec

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Police authorities in North Cotabato have launched a manhunt against two men who gunned down Monday the municipal agriculture officer of Arakan, North Cotabato.“Our police are still digging deeper into the case,” Chief Insp. Aldrin Gonzales, speaking for the Police... Read More

Couple, another nabbed in drug buy-busts

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have arrested three drug suspects, including a couple, in separate anti-drug operations in this city, a top PDEA official said Wednesday.The arrest came after the PDEA stepped up its campaign against illegal drugs in line... Read More

Clark BPO firm cited as among Top 500 taxpayers

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga -- Beepo, an Australian business process outsourcing (BPO) firm located in this Freeport, was recognized as one of the top 500 taxpayers by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region No. 4 Pampanga under the medium taxpayers program of 2017.The recognition covers tax... Read More