Provincial

University roadshow to popularize Iloilo City app

University roadshow to popularize Iloilo City app

July 4, 2018, 6:48 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The city government, in coordination with a software development company, will embark on a university roadshow to popularize the Iloilo City mobile application launched in the metropolis last week. Zeno Martinez, BizDev director of Highly Succeed - which developed the software for… Read More

Laguna PNP is Region 4-A’s top barangay mobilizer vs. illegal drugs

Laguna PNP is Region 4-A’s top barangay mobilizer vs. illegal drugs

July 4, 2018, 6:33 pm

CAMP GEN. PACIANO RIZAL, Sta. Cruz, Laguna -- The Laguna Police Provincial Office emerged as the outstanding police provincial office for obtaining the most number of certified Mobilized Barangays (villages) against illegal drugs, and other forms of criminality under the Community Mobilization… Read More

PAL to service new San Vicente airport soon

PAL to service new San Vicente airport soon

July 4, 2018, 6:00 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The branch manager of the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) local office here said the recently opened airport in San Vicente town, southern Palawan, will be added to the four new domestic points the airline will service from Clark International Airport (CIA) in… Read More

DOH pushes deworming in Central Visayas

DOH pushes deworming in Central Visayas

July 4, 2018, 5:44 pm

CEBU CITY -- The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is encouraging the public -- children and adults -- to undergo deworming and rid their bodies of parasites as the country observes the National Deworming Month this July. Dr. Ronald Jarvik Buscato, DOH-7 medical officer, assured the… Read More

Another NPA rebel yields in South Cotabato

Another NPA rebel yields in South Cotabato

July 4, 2018, 5:35 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Another suspected member of the New People's Army (NPA) surrendered, along with his firearm, on Tuesday to government troops in South Cotabato province.Lt. Col. Jones Otida, commanding officer of the Army's 27th Infantry Battalion (IB), said Funok Magaw Timbang alias "Boknoy",… Read More

1K families affected by flood in N. Cotabato

1K families affected by flood in N. Cotabato

July 4, 2018, 5:34 pm

COTABATO CITY--At least 1,000 families from five low-lying villages of Kabacan, North Cotabato, evacuated to safer grounds Tuesday due to waist-deep floods brought by inclement weather the past two days.The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) said heavy rains since Monday… Read More

1 BIFF killed, 4 firearms recovered in Maguindanao

1 BIFF killed, 4 firearms recovered in Maguindanao

July 4, 2018, 5:32 pm

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao--A member of the IS-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was killed and four firearms were recovered as advancing government troops continue their pursuit operation against the terror group in the interiors of Maguindanao province.Capt. Arvin John Encinas,… Read More

2 militiamen injured in Basilan explosion

2 militiamen injured in Basilan explosion

July 4, 2018, 5:31 pm

Photo posted at the social media page of Karlo Ignacio shows one of the two militiamen injured in an explosion at a checkpoint in Isabela City, Basilan province. ZAMBOANGA CITY--Two militiamen were injured in an explosion at a checkpoint in Isabela City, Basilan province, a police official said… Read More

 DA-11 sees expansion of coffee farms in Davao region in 4 years

DA-11 sees expansion of coffee farms in Davao region in 4 years

July 4, 2018, 5:28 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Region 11 (DA-11) is bullish about the expansion of coffee production areas in the Davao Region to 20,000 hectares in 2022 from the current 16,000.Melani Provido, DA-11 High-Value Crops Development Program Coordinator, said DA sees an increase in the… Read More

Sarangani speeds up relocation of residents in danger zones

Sarangani speeds up relocation of residents in danger zones

July 4, 2018, 5:19 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--The provincial government of Sarangani is pushing for the speedy relocation, starting this year, of residents living in identified disaster danger zones in three coastal municipalities.Rene Punzalan, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office… Read More

Ex-GenSan village councilor nabbed for illegal firearm

Ex-GenSan village councilor nabbed for illegal firearm

July 4, 2018, 5:16 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Police operatives arrested a former village councilor here after yielding an undocumented firearm during a search operation Wednesday dawn.Chief Insp. Patrich Elma, chief of the Makar police station, identified the suspect as former Barangay Apopong councilor Ponciano Joseph… Read More

Rape-slay prompts crackdown on ‘pisonet,’ loiterers in MisOr town

Rape-slay prompts crackdown on ‘pisonet,’ loiterers in MisOr town

July 4, 2018, 5:13 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The local government of Gitagum town in Misamis Oriental has ordered a crackdown on internet shops and loiterers,  following the rape-slay of a five-year-old girl suspected to have been perpetrated by a male minor.Gitagum Mayor Emmanuel Mugot on Tuesday said he instructed… Read More

Ilocos Norte residents urged to prepare for the 'Big One'

Ilocos Norte residents urged to prepare for the 'Big One'

July 4, 2018, 5:10 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Residents here are reminded to prepare for the "Big One" as it may affect not only Manila residents but also those in the provinces. In a meeting held at the Ilocos Norte Capitol on Tuesday afternoon, geologist Sharmaine Villamil of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and… Read More

P62-M anti-rockslide project underway in Southern Leyte

P62-M anti-rockslide project underway in Southern Leyte

July 4, 2018, 4:45 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- The major anti-rockslide project in Southern Leyte province is moving to the next phase, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Southern Leyte field office reported on Wednesday. DPWH Southern Leyte chief Margarita Junia said the PHP62 million project, which is up for… Read More

‘Marksman’ killed Tanauan City mayor, says police

‘Marksman’ killed Tanauan City mayor, says police

July 4, 2018, 3:50 pm

CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City -- Calabarzon Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Edward Carranza said an ordinary marksman could be behind the killing of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili as the line of sight of some 160 meters vantage point could not be considered a sniper’s work. At a… Read More

Iloilo farmers warned vs. leptospirosis

Iloilo farmers warned vs. leptospirosis

July 4, 2018, 1:20 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Farmers in Iloilo province, especially those who have open wounds, should avoid exposure to contaminated water to prevent being infected with leptospirosis. This was the reminder of Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado, chief of the Provincial Health Office (PHO), on Tuesday following the… Read More

TESDA offers English proficiency training to public school teachers

TESDA offers English proficiency training to public school teachers

July 4, 2018, 1:16 pm

LAOAG CITY -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Ilocos Norte has opened its doors to teachers who want to level up their skills in the English language. Marina Giron, Human Resource Development Specialist of the Division Office of Ilocos Norte, said Wednesday that… Read More

Local youth development office in LGUs pushed

Local youth development office in LGUs pushed

July 4, 2018, 1:13 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The federation president of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in Iloilo has proposed the establishment of local youth development office in Iloilo and its municipalities as one of the keys that will answer the proliferation of illegal drugs and the rise in the number of teenage… Read More

Food gardens seen to combat Region 8’s malnutrition

Food gardens seen to combat Region 8’s malnutrition

July 4, 2018, 12:41 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- Food gardening is seen as a strategy to combat malnutrition among children in Eastern Visayas, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) said as the country celebrates Nutrition Month. Citing surveys, NNC regional program coordinator Catalino Dotollo said only 67 percent of households… Read More

NegOcc borrows 10K bags of NFA rice from Iloilo

NegOcc borrows 10K bags of NFA rice from Iloilo

July 4, 2018, 12:11 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The National Food Authority (NFA) in Negros Occidental is borrowing 10,000 bags of rice from Iloilo while waiting for the arrival of its own imported rice allocation next week. NFA-Negros Occidental provincial manager Frisco Canoy said an initial 2,000 bags of rice from Iloilo to… Read More