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Pangasinenses praise Duterte's 'visionary' SONA

Pangasinenses praise Duterte's 'visionary' SONA

July 23, 2018, 10:36 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan — Pangasinenses on Monday commended President Rodrigo Duterte for focusing his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on his plans and mandate for the country for the remaining years of his administration, and not on previous accomplishments. “He stayed with his text.… Read More

‘Straightforward’ SONA gets positive feedback from Ilonggos

‘Straightforward’ SONA gets positive feedback from Ilonggos

July 23, 2018, 10:24 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo R. Duterte generated positive reactions from Ilonggos praising him for getting straight to the point minus his expletives. Lea Lara, Executive Director of the Iloilo Business Club, said the SONA was straightforward as… Read More

8 out of 10, says GenSan mayor of Duterte’s SONA

8 out of 10, says GenSan mayor of Duterte’s SONA

July 23, 2018, 9:53 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- City Mayor Ronnel Rivera hailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s accomplishments in the past two years, following the latter's third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.Rivera gave Duterte an eight out of 10 rating, saying the country's Chief Executive has exceeded… Read More

Cotabateños give PRRD '8' rating despite BOL setback

Cotabateños give PRRD '8' rating despite BOL setback

July 23, 2018, 9:41 pm

COTABATO CITY – Cotabateños has given President Rodrigo Duterte a rating of “8” from a scale of 1-10 despite the failure of the House of Representatives (HoR) to ratify the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in time for the Chief Executive’s third State of the Nation Address on… Read More

Cleanup of 2 South Cotabato lakes gains ground

Cleanup of 2 South Cotabato lakes gains ground

July 23, 2018, 9:27 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Around 25 hectares of two major lakes in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato had been cleared of illegal structures and water lilies as part of a continuing local government-led clean-up program.Loida Villa, senior environment management specialist of the Provincial Environment… Read More

Cebu guv favors continuation of war vs. drugs

Cebu guv favors continuation of war vs. drugs

July 23, 2018, 9:18 pm

CEBU CITY -- Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said he agrees that the “war on drugs is far from over” and that it should not be “sidelined” as what President Rodrigo Duterte said in his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. Davide said that although the President’s campaign… Read More

Eastern Visayas execs laud pro-poor policies in PRRD’s SONA

Eastern Visayas execs laud pro-poor policies in PRRD’s SONA

July 23, 2018, 9:15 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte’s 3rd State of the Nation Address has earned praises from key national government officials in Eastern Visayas, citing the Chief Executive’s genuine concern for the welfare of ordinary Filipinos. National Economic Development Authority Regional… Read More

Negros business sector hails Duterte for 'granted requests'

Negros business sector hails Duterte for 'granted requests'

July 23, 2018, 8:48 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – The business sector in Negros Oriental lauded President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday after he announced in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at least three key points that businessmen here have been rallying for.  “NOCCI (Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and… Read More

3 drug dens raided in NegOcc, Capiz

3 drug dens raided in NegOcc, Capiz

July 23, 2018, 8:44 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Narcotic agents and policemen raided three drug dens and arrested 17 people, including three minors, in Negros Occidental and in Capiz over the weekend. A team from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Western Visayas (PDEA-6) raided a drug den in Roxas City, Capiz and… Read More

SONA reflects Duterte's desire for genuine change: C. Luzon residents

SONA reflects Duterte's desire for genuine change: C. Luzon residents

July 23, 2018, 8:25 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- Many residents in Central Luzon were further convinced that the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte is indeed committed to bringing genuine and meaningful change for the betterment of the nation and the Filipino people. People in the region were glued… Read More

Stakeholders ink deal to strengthen animal rights in Davao City

Stakeholders ink deal to strengthen animal rights in Davao City

July 23, 2018, 8:11 pm

DAVAO CITY--The Department of Agriculture (DA)-11, the Police Regional Office (PRO)-11, and the Davao City Veterinarian Office and Animal Rescue Rehabilitation and Fostering (ARRF) signed a memorandum of cooperation on the establishment of animal welfare desks here.The first in the Philippines,… Read More

Ilocanos laud Duterte’s resolve to continue anti-drug war

Ilocanos laud Duterte’s resolve to continue anti-drug war

July 23, 2018, 7:55 pm

LAOAG CITY — The people of Ilocos Norte were glued to their television sets on Monday afternoon, listening intently as President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA). Hearing the Chief Executive express his utmost desire to improve the lives of the Filipinos,… Read More

SONA shows Duterte’s heart for education: state college exec

SONA shows Duterte’s heart for education: state college exec

July 23, 2018, 7:51 pm

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela -- President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) has resonated his heart for Filipinos who are poor but qualified to attain education. This was what Dr. Alfonso Simon, Batanes State College president, said when asked by the Philippine News Agency (PNA)… Read More

SK leader sees youth help in keeping peace as ‘human CCTVs’

SK leader sees youth help in keeping peace as ‘human CCTVs’

July 23, 2018, 7:47 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- Criminality can be abated and cases will be solved with the help of the big population of young people in the city serving as “human CCTV”. The idea came from Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation president Levy Lloyd Orcales, who said the youth could at least report and give law… Read More

PRO-Central Visayas turns over 31 new patrol cars

PRO-Central Visayas turns over 31 new patrol cars

July 23, 2018, 7:31 pm

CEBU CITY -- The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) on Monday turned over the 31 new Toyota Hilux patrol cars to the different police stations in the region. Police regional director Chief Supt. Debold Sinas said the arrival of the new patrol cars from Camp Crame is part of the PNP… Read More

Fire destroys P4-M properties in Zamboanga City

Fire destroys P4-M properties in Zamboanga City

July 23, 2018, 6:44 pm

Residents try to save whatever valuables they can as flames engulf their houses in a fire that hit the coastal area of Barangay Labuan, Zamboanga City on Sunday afternoon. (Photo courtesy: City Hall PIO)ZAMBOANGA CITY--The local government said it has mobilized its resources and provided… Read More

Negros Oriental guv, mayors back localized peace initiatives

Negros Oriental guv, mayors back localized peace initiatives

July 23, 2018, 6:35 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and town mayors, headed by League of Municipalities-Negros Oriental chapter president Mayor Edsel Enardecido of Ayungon, are one in supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to localize the conduct of peace initiatives after talks… Read More

NegOr Police commemorates ambush-slay of Guihulngan cops

NegOr Police commemorates ambush-slay of Guihulngan cops

July 23, 2018, 6:30 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY -- The Negros Oriental Police commemorated the first year anniversary of the ambush-slay of six policemen in Guihulngan City over the weekend. On Saturday, the police held a “Bike for Peace” in honor of those who were killed in Barangay Magsaysay, Guihulngan City on July 21,… Read More

DSWD distributes food packs, hygiene kits to Ilocos disaster victims

DSWD distributes food packs, hygiene kits to Ilocos disaster victims

July 23, 2018, 6:25 pm

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 1 (Ilocos Region) has started distributing family food packs, as well as hygiene kits and sleeping kits, to disaster-affected families in some parts of the region. Iryn Cubangbang, information officer… Read More

Navy, Cavite rescue units evacuate flood-affected residents

Navy, Cavite rescue units evacuate flood-affected residents

July 23, 2018, 5:43 pm

NOVELETA, Cavite -- Navy personnel and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (LDRRMO) emergency responders assisted evacuated Cavite residents as heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon or “habagat” continued to drench low-lying and flood prone areas in Cavite Sunday. Noveleta… Read More