PRO-3 gives hero's welcome to fallen Marawi cop

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO-3) on Tuesday gave a hero's welcome to fallen Marawi City police officer Inspector Edwin Placido, one of the two Kapampangan officers killed during the initial clash between government troops and the Maute terrorist... Read More

Gov’t eyes 'Yolanda' housing completion in 2 years

TACLOBAN CITY -- The national government is eyeing to complete post-“Yolanda” permanent housing projects within two years amid issues of substandard houses hounding the resettlement efforts.Presidential Assistant for Special Concerns Wendel Avisado said that most projects have been bid... Read More

Davao City nominated anew for child-friendly award

DAVAO CITY -- The city has been nominated anew for the Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC).“This is an affirmation of our efforts to stop child abuse and promote the rights of children at all time," said City Social Services and Development Office Chief... Read More

PWDs enjoy free screening of Disney movie in Calamba

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – Around 200 persons with disability (PWDs), especially among the deaf and blind students, were special filmgoers to the free screening of the Disney fantasy adventure film “Oz, The Great and Powerful” at the SM City Calamba City cinema on Tuesday.Karen... Read More

Salceda welcomes P6-B add’l fund for free college tuition

LEGAZPI CITY -- Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda has welcomed the recent Malacañang announcement of an additional PHP6-billion fund for the celebrated Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, from a recent debt settlement by the Philippine Airlines (PAL) with the government.Republic... Read More

Tacloban lauds Duterte for speedy ‘Yolanda’ rehab

TACLOBAN CITY-- Four years after super typhoon "Yolanda" struck, the city government here lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for accelerating the post-disaster rehabilitation.Tacloban Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez said President Duterte's order to triple recovery efforts has yielded positive results in... Read More

3 rebels killed in Capiz clash

ILOILO CITY -- Three members of the New People’s Army were killed in a clash with troops of the Philippine Army's 61st Infantry Battalion (61 IB) Tuesday afternoon at the mountain village of Puti-an, Cuartero, Capiz.Lt. Col. Sisenando Magbalot, 61st IB commanding officer, said that a body of a... Read More

Duterte enjoys confidence of Guimarasnons

ILOILO CITY -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte continues to enjoy the confidence of Guimarasnons amid the drop in his net satisfaction and net trust rating in the September 2017 survey conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS).Governor Samuel Gumarin on Wednesday said he is “sure” that... Read More

PDEA-11 to burn P2-M illegal drugs

DAVAO CITY -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Davao Region will burn some P2 million worth of illegal drugs as one of the highlights of the National Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week this month.PDEA 11 officer-in-charge Naravy Duquiatan said the burning of the confiscated and... Read More

BoC-10 closer to P13-B collection target for 2017

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Bureau of Customs in Northern Mindanao (BOC-10) is now closer to achieving its collection target as taxes and duties earnings have picked up in the past few months.From January to October, BOC-10 was able to collect more than P10 billion, said BOC-10 Collector Jamail... Read More

120 Isabela cops to help secure ASEAN Summit

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela -- At least 120 policemen from the Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) have been chosen to be part of the security contingent for the 31st ASEAN Summit on November 10-14.Supt. Ronald Laggui, IPPO Community Relations Officer, said the policemen are from the... Read More

Tacloban leads in 'Yolanda' permanent housing program

TACLOBAN CITY --Tacloban City is the most successful model in the Yolanda Permanent Housing Program implemented during the Duterte administration, having the most number of resettlement houses occupied at 10,703 units from a total housing target of 14,433 houses.
A report from the National... Read More

Iloilo City strengthens mechanism on release of relief aid

ILOILO CITY -- The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) here has strengthened the implementation of a system that would ensure that the release of relief assistance complies with Commission on Audit (COA) rules.This was revealed by newly-installed CSWDO head Gene Garingalao in an... Read More

Bayawan City LTO can now issue new driver’s licenses

DUMAGUETE CITY-- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental province can now issue new driver’s licenses following the authorization recently given by the LTO central office.LTO-Bayawan District Office chief, Alberta Janine Lawas, confirmed on Tuesday that she has... Read More

Mild earthquake jolts Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY -- A 2.6 magnitude earthquakeof tectonic originwas recorded in this city around 3:01 p.m. Tuesday, the Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.Phivolcs bulletin said the quake was located at 15 kilometers north, 21 degrees west of this city with a depth of 14... Read More

Army-led drive vs loose guns nets 140 assorted firearms

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao –- The Army’s campaign against loose firearms has been gaining ground with more people with unlicensed guns from five Lanao del Sur towns voluntarily turned over their guns, an Army official said.Capt. Arvin John Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division... Read More

Sarangani to contain rising diarrhea cases in remote village

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Health personnel in Sarangani Province have launched emergency health interventions to contain the rising cases of diarrhea in a remote village in Alabel town.Dr. Karl Ivan Daryl Igrobay, medical officer of the Alabel Municipal Health Office (MHO), said Tuesday a total of 61... Read More

PCA debunks accusation on neglect of Yolanda funds

DAVAO CITY – The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) dismissed a news report on alleged failure to properly account for the P2.453 billion funds intended for the Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Program (YRRP).PCA Administrator Romulo dela Rosa said Tuesday the news item suffers from two... Read More

DSWD-6 bats for stronger protection for kids

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas is aiming to strengthen Local Councils for the Protection of Children (LCPCs) in the region.Raji Alvarado, secretariat of the Regional Sub-committee for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) 6, in a media interview... Read More

Police to set up Korean desks in Central Visayas

CEBU CITY -- Police officials from South Korea arrived in Cebu and met with their counterparts in the Police Regional Office-7 (PRO-7) on Tuesday to further enhance inter-agency relations between the two law enforcement organizations.PRO-7 Director Jose Mario Espino welcomed the delegates from the... Read More