DOLE to Central Luzon employers: Pay 13th month before Dec. 24

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has asked employers in Central Luzon to give their workers' 13th month pay not later than December 24.“It is the obligation of every employer to pay their workers their much awaited 13th month pay, and by doing so,... Read More

Bacolod business group bats for rural investments

BACOLOD CITY -- The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) pushed for rural investments in a bid to drive a balanced local development.Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of MBCCI, said Tuesday almost all investments, especially of private companies, are located in urban centers... Read More

Festivals improve business in Iloilo City

ILOILO CITY -- Mayor Jose Espinosa III on Tuesday afternoon stressed the importance of good tourism programs in improving the business industry of Iloilo City.The mayor, in his speech to announce the Iloilo Paraw Regatta 2018, named the Regatta and the annual Dinagyang Festival as among the major... Read More

BIR-CAR reports 29% offshoot in collection from Jan. to Nov. 2017

BAGUIO CITY --The Bureau of Internal Revenue-Cordillera Administrative Region (BIR-CAR) has reported that it has achieved its collection target for the first 11 months of 2017 and surpassed it by almost PHP146 million.Atty. Douglas Rufino, OIC Regional Director of BIR-CAR, on Tuesday said they... Read More

DPWH chief unveils P365-M flyover in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY -- Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar led the inauguration of the PHP365-million Araneta-Magsaysay flyover in this city on Tuesday.The road structure, located in the southern part of Bacolod, is the second flyover here after the first one in the north situated on Lacson... Read More

Construction of GenSan museum to start next year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The city government is targeting to start early next year the construction of the city’s Cultural and Heritage Museum.Vice Mayor Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles, chair of the city museum project’s technical working group (TWG), said Tuesday the demolition and... Read More

PNP trains village watchmen on anti-terrorist drive

LAOAG CITY—Personnel of the Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) are reaching out to the grassroots to capacitate village watchmen or the “barangay tanod” and “lupong tagapamayapa” on the national government’s fight against terrorism.As the Duterte... Read More

Pangasinan mayor questions suspension by Ombudsman

ASINGAN, Pangasinan -- Municipal Mayor Heidee Chua believes that the one-year suspension slapped by the Office of Ombudsman on her and Vice Mayor Carlos Lopez Jr. for a simple misconduct of putting their photos on the town's newly purchased ambulance and on other government projects and only for a... Read More

More cops deployed in Baguio as influx of tourists starts

BAGUIO CITY—With less than a week to go before Christmas Day and the city starting to receive an influx of tourists, the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) would deploy additional policemen in critical areas to maintain order, police director, Senior Superintendent Ramil Saculles said in an... Read More

DTI continues to empower barangay micro enterprises

LAOAG CITY— The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has been doing the rounds of the different towns of Ilocos Norte to strengthen micro business enterprises in the villages.In Piddig town for example, about 20 small entrepreneurs attended the “5S of Housekeeping and Food... Read More

Dagupan mayor vows more child-friendly initiatives

DAGUPAN CITY -- After becoming national finalist in the 2017 Search for Most Child-Friendly City for three consecutive years, the city of Dagupan continues to put up projects designed to enhance the welfare of children.Mayor Belen Fernandez said on Tuesday, the city government is now constructing a... Read More

DILG serves dismissal order to suspended NegOr guv

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Two ranking provincial officials of Negros Oriental went up the ladder by way of succession following the service of the Ombudsman’s dismissal order to Governor Roel Degamo early morning Tuesday.Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional director, lawyer... Read More

DepEd Cavite gets new school chief

IMUS CITY, Cavite -- The Department of Education (DepEd)-Cavite officials and staff welcomed on Monday its new officer-in-charge (OIC) Ivan Brian L. Inductivo, who heads the School Governance and Operations Division (SGOD). Inductivo, a registered nurse and holder of master’s degree in... Read More

Noisy videoke, karaoke banned in Cavite

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – Christmas revelers, party goers and event hosts are reminded that Cavite’s “Noise Ordinance” is in effect prohibiting excessive noise from videoke or karaoke systems and other amplified audio devices within residential areas and along public... Read More

‘Urduja’ leaves P3.64-M damage in Aklan

ILOILO CITY -- Tropical depression ‘Urduja’ left PHP3.64 million worth of damage in agriculture and fishery in selected Aklan municipalities, based on a partial report gathered by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) on Tuesday.Damage to crops was pegged... Read More

Relief, clearing ops ongoing in Puerto Princesa

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – Relief and clearing operations are ongoing here in the wake of tropical depression “Urduja”, said the head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Managemen Office (CDRRMO) on Tuesday morning.CDRRMO head Earl Timbancaya said both operations would... Read More

Ifugao gets P5-M for drug rehab center; 71 surrenderers finish ‘camp’

BAGUIO CITY — The Ifugao provincial government has received PHP5 million from the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) as initial fund for the construction of a building at the Ifugao Reflection Camp (IRC) that would be used to rehabilitate drug surrenderers, Governor Pedro Mayam-o told PNA in a... Read More

NPA presence hinders growth of southern Palawan town

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Tribal leaders and local government officials of Brooke’s Point, southern Palawan, have strongly condemned the persistent presence of the New People’s Army (NPA), believing the terrorist organization will hinder their town’s progress.Brooke’s... Read More

Credibility of 42 Iloilo City drug operatives assured

ILOILO CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) here has involved the community in choosing personnel who would handle anti-drug operations, Iloilo City Police director, Sr. Supt. Henry Biñas, said Tuesday.The issue on credibility was raised against the PNP, Biñas said, noting that... Read More

4 dead, 1 missing in Bicol due to ‘Urduja’

LEGAZPI CITY -- Tropical storm “Urduja” left the Bicol peninsula with four people dead and one missing, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) said on Tuesday.Claudio Yucot, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) regional director and RDRRMC chairperson, said that as... Read More