Provincial

Residents oppose proposed sanitary landfill in Iloilo town

Residents oppose proposed sanitary landfill in Iloilo town

May 10, 2018, 6:39 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Some residents in the village of Janipa-an West in Mina, Iloilo are opposing the proposed sanitary landfill project in their village. In a letter received by Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. on Thursday, residents expressed their objection to the proposed project, stating that… Read More

Iloilo City cops want higher resolution CCTVs in high risk areas

Iloilo City cops want higher resolution CCTVs in high risk areas

May 10, 2018, 6:37 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) is pushing for higher resolution cameras to be installed in areas identified in Iloilo City Regulation Ordinance 2011-307 or the CCTV (closed circuit television) Ordinance. The matter was raised during the closed-door meeting of the Iloilo City… Read More

Cruise tourists visit historic towns of Capul, Limasawa

Cruise tourists visit historic towns of Capul, Limasawa

May 10, 2018, 6:31 pm

LIMASAWA, Southern Leyte -- The two-day trip to historic island towns in Eastern Visayas was a fascinating experience. Swiss couple Sylvia and Thomas Fricker described their experience as astonishing and Filipino people they met are nice. “You have a beautiful island and I love it because its… Read More

Dagupan City starts developing informal settlers relocation site

Dagupan City starts developing informal settlers relocation site

May 10, 2018, 6:24 pm

DAGUPAN CITY -- The Dagupan City government, with the assistance of the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), has started developing the relocation site for some 362 informal settler-families of the city in Barangay Bonuan Boquig here. Mayor Belen… Read More

SAP Go brings help to Cebu fire victims

SAP Go brings help to Cebu fire victims

May 10, 2018, 6:16 pm

AID TO CEBU FIRE VICTIMS. Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go (with microphone) tells the fire victims of Barangay Ermita in Cebu City that President Rodrigo Duterte 'loves them' during his visit on Thursday (May 10, 2018). Flanking him are action star Philip… Read More

Ilocos Norte gets P6-M cash-for-work program

Ilocos Norte gets P6-M cash-for-work program

May 10, 2018, 5:46 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Some PHP6 million has been released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the continuing implementation of Ilocos Norte’s cash-for-work program. Iryn Cubangbang, Information Officer of DSWD Region 1, confirmed this on Thursday following the on-going… Read More

BIR agents raid fake cigarette factories in Pampanga

BIR agents raid fake cigarette factories in Pampanga

May 10, 2018, 5:38 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- A strike team of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) backed by local police on Wednesday swooped down on two warehouses at the San Simon Industrial Park which were allegedly manufacturing counterfeit cigarettes and cigarette filters. The raid came on the heels of… Read More

Cruise ship visit seen to boost Antique tourism

Cruise ship visit seen to boost Antique tourism

May 10, 2018, 4:39 pm

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The plan to make Antique as a cruise destination could create a positive impact for the province as a tourist destination, said Antique Board Member Rose Dimamay on Thursday. Dimamay said the Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Office 6 (Western Visayas) has… Read More

Communist rebels torch equipment for dam project in southern Negros

Communist rebels torch equipment for dam project in southern Negros

May 10, 2018, 4:33 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The New People’s Army (NPA) in Central Negros admitted burning the heavy equipment and bunkhouse being used for the dam project of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental on May 7. The confirmation by the rebel group’s Mount Cansermon… Read More

NPA tagged as threat to village polls in Eastern Visayas

NPA tagged as threat to village polls in Eastern Visayas

May 10, 2018, 4:31 pm

PALO, Leyte -- Activities of the New People’s Army (NPA) remains a security threat to upcoming village and youth council elections in Eastern Visayas, a military official said on Wednesday. Major Gen. Raul Farnacio, commander of the Philippine Army’s 8th Infantry Division based in Catbalogan… Read More

293 rookie cops finish internal security ops training in NegOcc

293 rookie cops finish internal security ops training in NegOcc

May 10, 2018, 4:29 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Two hundred ninety-three rookie policemen in Western Visayas completed their 60-day Basic Internal Security Operations Course (BISOC) in rites held at the Negros Occidental police headquarters inside the Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in this city. Chief Supt. Cesar Binag, director… Read More

Sayyaf man involved in plantation raid falls

Sayyaf man involved in plantation raid falls

May 10, 2018, 2:07 pm

The police released the mugshot photo of Langa Jamil Francisco, an alleged Abu Sayyaf member involved in the Golden Harvest Plantation raid in 2001. (Photo courtesy: Police Regional Office-9 PIO) ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Policemen have arrested another suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit involved in the… Read More

Fish kill reported as NegOcc sugar mill dam collapses

Fish kill reported as NegOcc sugar mill dam collapses

May 10, 2018, 1:38 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- A fish kill has been reported in Pontevedra town in southern Negros Occidental after the dam of Central Azucarera de la Carlota Inc. (CACI) in the adjacent La Carlota City collapsed on Tuesday. An inspection conducted by a team from the Department of Environment and Natural… Read More

Slain broadcaster laid to rest amid public outcry for justice

Slain broadcaster laid to rest amid public outcry for justice

May 9, 2018, 10:00 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- The body of the radio anchor whose killing last week sparked outrage here and other parts of Negros Oriental was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon. Thousands of relatives, friends, fans, and supporters of the late Edmund Sestoso packed the St. Catherine of… Read More

2 suspected robbers killed in Cavite

2 suspected robbers killed in Cavite

May 9, 2018, 9:39 pm

CAMP GEN. PANTALEON GARCIA, Imus City - Two robbery suspects were killed in a shootout with patrolling law enforcers at a gasoline station in Barangay San Juan 2, Bacao, General Trias City, Cavite at dawn Wednesday. Senior Supt. William Segun, the Cavite police provincial director, said lawmen… Read More

Village councilor in Pangasinan town nabbed for gun, explosive

Village councilor in Pangasinan town nabbed for gun, explosive

May 9, 2018, 9:33 pm

BINMALEY, Pangasinan—Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) operatives have arrested a re-electionist incumbent barangay kagawad for illegal possession of firearms and a grenade after the team conducted Oplan Galugad in his house in Barangay Basing here. Chief Inspector Aragil… Read More

Young farmers off to Japan for 3-year agri exchange program

Young farmers off to Japan for 3-year agri exchange program

May 9, 2018, 9:24 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Eight more young farmers from this province left for Japan on Wednesday for a three-year Young Farmers Exchange Program (YFEP), the provincial agriculture office here said. AGRI EXCHANGE PROGRAM. Delinia Juan (standing left), supervising agriculturist at the Office of the… Read More

City council eyes car-less Friday in Baguio gov't offices

City council eyes car-less Friday in Baguio gov't offices

May 9, 2018, 9:17 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- The Baguio City Council is considering making every Friday a car-less day in all city government offices as a way to lessen air pollution in the city. Councilor Elaine Sembrano has proposed an ordinance prohibiting cars in all government offices in the city every Friday in line with… Read More

Villar supports certification for agri-workers in Southeast Asia

Villar supports certification for agri-workers in Southeast Asia

May 9, 2018, 9:17 pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- Senator Cynthia A. Villar has expressed support to initiatives of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture… Read More

Nueva Ecija town fetes farmers in weeklong festivity

Nueva Ecija town fetes farmers in weeklong festivity

May 9, 2018, 9:09 pm

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija -- Farmers in this first class municipality were honored in a weeklong festivity that formally kicked off through a series of activities, including the slicing of a giant kesong puti (white cheese) on Wednesday. Mayor Nerivi Santos-Martinez, said the “Linggo ng… Read More