Camiguin ready to host Asean events, tourists

MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN – This province is poised to become one of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (Asean) most sought-after tourist and event destinations as two local hotel chains are expanding their business here.This was according to Gov. Maria Luis Romualdo, who identified... Read More

2 kids, 6 others drown in Laguna Lake

BINANGONAN, Rizal – Eight persons, two of them children drowned while five others survived when the boat they were riding sank off Laguna de Bay while on their way home after attending a birthday treat at one of the native huts built inside a fish pen area here Sunday afternoon.In an interview... Read More

AFP issues alert anew vs ISIS movement

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has alerted all military units to monitor the presence of Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-inspired groups in their respective areas of jurisdiction.This was disclosed on Monday by Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, newly-installed AFP... Read More

Police, Army hunt 2 men in killing of American trader

KIDAPAWAN CITY –- Police, backed by the Army, in North Cotabato have launched a massive manhunt against two men who robbed and killed an American trader in Pikit, North Cotabato on Sunday.Supt. Bernard Tayong, speaking for the North Cotabato police office, said pursuit operations are still on... Read More

Bangsamoro Assembly postponed anew

COTABATO CITY -- For the third time around, the long-awaited Bangsamoro Assembly scheduled on November 3-4 at the old provincial capitol compound in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, has been reset to a still unspecified date, the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) announced Sunday... Read More

NoCot cemetery hosts tomb of cult leader who fought Moro rebellion

M'LANG, North Cotabato -- One of Mindanao’s dreaded cult leaders who fought against Moro separatist movement in the 70s was buried here, the local cemetery administrator revealed Monday.Hernand Dapudong, M’lang cemetery administrator, said the remains of Feliciano Luces, alias... Read More

Negros Oriental police gets add’l vehicles, equipment

DUMAGUETE CITY -- The Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NORPPO) on Monday received additional vehicles and equipment to boost its capabilities in crime fighting, and operational and administrative capabilities.Senior Superintendent Edwin Portento, acting Negros Oriental provincial director,... Read More

AFP seeks help of tribal leaders in SoCot vs NPA recruitment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines asked tribal leaders in South Cotabato province on Monday to help stop the recruitment activities of the New People's Army (NPA) rebels in their communities.This, as the Army's 27th Infantry Battalion (IB) based in Tupi, South Cotabato... Read More

Region 12 on red alert for 'undas'

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Police authorities have placed the entire Region 12 or Soccsksargen under full red alert in line with the observance of “undas” or All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.Chief Insp. Aldrin Gonzales, spokesperson for Police Regional Office-12, said Monday... Read More

Indon warships in GenSan for goodwill visit

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Two active warships of the Indonesian Navy arrived here on Sunday for a two-day goodwill and cooperation mission.The two Sigma class corvettes docked at the Makar Wharf Sunday morning amid a rousing welcome facilitated by the city government, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao... Read More

DAR ’justice on wheels’ to speed up land distribution to farmers

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has vowed to complete all land acquisition and distribution (LAD) targets of some 42,943 hectares of land as well as declog and fast track resolution of agrarian cases through its “agrarian justice on wheels.” DAR top... Read More

Mabilog dismissal takes effect Monday

ILOILO CITY -- A change in leadership at the Iloilo City government took effect Monday following the implementation of the dismissal order for Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).Mabilog was ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman having found... Read More

Hero's welcome for Scout Rangers assigned in Marawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Roses were given to each of the soldiers who belong to three Scout Ranger Battalions in a hero’s welcome ceremony on Monday as they arrived from a five-month combat duty in Marawi City.The roses were distributed to the troops in formation by the officers, female soldiers, and... Read More

Yolanda survivors to visit nameless graves on Undas

TACLOBAN CITY -- Thousands of "Yolanda" survivors will visit nameless graves this All Saints' Day to remember their loved ones who perished when the monster typhoon ravaged central Philippines nearly four years ago.Jocefine Fallier, 39, has been regularly visiting the mass grave at Holy Cross... Read More

DavOcc guv calls for unity for province’s road to progress

MALITA, DAVAO OCCIDENTAL – As Davao Occidental concluded the successful holding of the province’s second year founding anniversary, Gov. Claude Bautista called on his constituents to unite and trust the government for province’s road to progress.Bautista ended the province’s... Read More

Student dead, 9 others hurt in DavSur ambush

DAVAO CITY -- A 15-year-old student was killed while nine others were wounded when an undetermined number of armed men ambushed a barangay-owned truck loaded with passengers at Sitio Quarry in Barangay Kimlawais, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur on Sunday night.In a report to the Davao del Sur Provincial... Read More

Flower, candle prices remain stable in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY -- Shop owners in this city said prices of flowers and candles remain stable despite high demand for the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.Allan Cahingcoy, owner of AC flower shop in Burgos St. here, said that unlike Valentine’s Day, there will be no flower price... Read More

Dashboard cam soon to be mandatory in Baguio PUVs

BAGUIO CITY – To facilitate the resolution of cases involving public transport, the city council is mulling the approval of an ordinance requiring all public utility vehicles, government-owned vehicles and certain types of vehicles here to install a high-resolution dashboard camera.The... Read More

Alert level 1 still in effect on Mt. Mayon

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday said Mayon Volcano remains on alert level 1 following the occurrence of at least 57 volcanic quakes since Saturday, indicating its sustained abnormal state.Phivolcs resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta said the... Read More

Apayao police all set for 'Undas'

LUNA, Apayao -- In time for the expected influx of visitors in cemeteries and eco-tourism sites here, the Apayao police is all set to implement security measures and ensure public safety.Apayao PNP Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Dominador Halog said he has already deployed personnel including... Read More