DepEd-12 to adopt schools in Marawi for special Brigada

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 12 will adopt several schools in Marawi City in line with the scheduled three-day special Brigada Eskwela this week in the area.Evelyn Fetalvero, DepEd-Region 12 assistant regional director, said Tuesday their preparations are... Read More

2 soldiers die in freak highway accident in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- For saving the life of a child, two soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded in a freak vehicular crash in Antipas, North Cotabato Monday morning.1Lt. Silver Belvis, speaking for the 39th Infantry Battalion, said the KM-450 military truck loaded with soldiers was... Read More

S. Leyte anti-landslide project completed in January

MAASIN CITY -- The PHP101.71-million project designed to prevent landslide and rock fall along Southern Leyte’s major road is set to be completed January next year, according to a report released by the Department of Public Works and Highways on Monday.The project in Kahupian village in Sogod... Read More

No price hike for ‘Noche Buena’ items this holiday season

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- There would be no price hike for “Noche Buena” items and other commodities this Christmas and New Year in Cagayan Valley, said the Department of Trade and Industry-Region 2 on Monday.DTI-02 information officer Manilyn Ponce said there are no indications and reasons for... Read More

Cavite museum offers ‘historical’ bonding activity this Christmas

KAWIT, Cavite – The Museoni Emilio Aguinaldo (MEA) being managed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) re-stages its educational tour program that explores Aguinaldo’s “secret passage” to serve as an alternative Christmas event for families and... Read More

Indian philanthropist made adopted son of Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) here has passed an ordinance making an Indian philanthropist an adoptive son of the province for his various philanthropic works that benefited a lot of Pangasinenses.Dr. Ashok Vasandani, president of the Rotary Club of Dagupan, received... Read More

Pangasinan PNP headquarters named Camp Antonio Sison  

LINGAYEN -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) passed an ordinance on Monday naming the headquarters of the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) as Camp Antonio Sison.Second District Board Member Nestor Reyes, majority floor leader, said Antonio Sison was a former governor of Pangasinan who... Read More

Bicol’s premier school renamed as UST-Legazpi

LEGAZPI CITY ---- The country’s oldest tertiary educational institution, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, has renamed its sister school in Bicol, the Aquinas University of Legazpi (AUL), as UST-Legazpi.The 70-year-old AUL, formerly Legazpi College and now UST-Legazpi, is the... Read More

Cagayan Valley mayors urged to prioritize nutrition programs

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- Mayor Liwayway Caramat of Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya is calling on fellow local chief executives in Cagayan Valley region to fully implement nutrition programs and projects.“Unfortunately, nutrition program is not a priority among male local chief executives,” she said in... Read More

Kanlaon still restive; 155 volcanic quakes recorded

BACOLOD CITY -- Kanlaon Volcano in Negros has remained restive as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded 155 new volcanic earthquakes over the past 24 hours.The agency’s seismic monitoring network on Monday reported that the active volcano moderately emitted... Read More

Quezon OFWs share success stories on Migrant’s Day rites

LUCENA CITY -- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Quezon province were feted in a day-long ‘Migrants’ Day’ celebration as they received recognition from a grateful province as the country’s new living heroes.Quezon Provincial Gender and Development Office head Ofelia... Read More

ATI pilots Quezon’s climate-resilient community farms

GENERAL NAKAR, Quezon -- A Masikap Village farm in this town became the first Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) community established by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Region IV-A with some 30 family beneficiaries.Dr. Rolando Maningas, ATI-IVA information specialist, told PNA on... Read More

350 Bacolod trainees complete TraBAJO courses

BACOLOD CITY -- The first batch of 350 scholars in this city under the Training for Better Access to Job Opportunities (TraBAJO) program funded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) have completed their courses.The graduation rite was held on Sunday at the Bacolod City... Read More

Informant gets P100-K reward for successful anti-drug ops

ILOILO CITY -- The local government unit of Sara, Iloilo on Monday afternoon gave PHP100,000 cash reward to the informant whose tips led to the successful arrest of Western Visayas High Value Target Level 3 Arturo Balume Sr. @ Master Pedik and his four other members last October.Mary Joy Abellar,... Read More

Security preps up for Ati-Atihan, Dinagyang festivals

ILOILO CITY-- Preparations are underway for the peaceful and orderly staging of Ati-Atihan Festival in Aklan and Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City this January.Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, regional director of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO 6), on Monday said that... Read More

Antique celebrates month-long festival this December

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- December is busy and joyous month for the Antiquenos as they celebrate two important occasions, Christmas and the start of their civilization as depicted in the Binirayan Festival.Antique Board Member Eugene Alojipan, who chairs the Lin-ay Committee, said he feels... Read More

Increased PhilHealth premium payments start January 2018

ILOILO CITY -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will implement policies that will impact on premium payments of its members and availment of benefits starting January 1st next year.Klarissa N. Alkonga of the PhilHealth-6 public affairs office (PAO) on Monday said that from... Read More

Buses donated for Tacloban typhoon victims

TACLOBAN CITY -- Vallacar Transit, Inc. on Sunday turned over six Ceres Liner buses to the city government here to transport families from the city’s downtown to super typhoon Yolanda resettlement sites.Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino and bus firm representative Gilbert... Read More

No shortage of Baguio vegetables this holiday season

BAGUIO CITY -- The country’s top producer of highland vegetables has assured that there will be no shortage of semi-temperate vegetables for “chopsuey” and “pancit” which are among the favorite menu items for the holiday season.Buguias, Benguet Mayor Ruben Tindaan on... Read More

USD12-M animal nutrition premix plant opens in Bulacan

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- Cargill, the world’s biggest feedmill corporation, has opened its first plant in the Philippines at the First Bulacan Industrial Park in Barangay Tikay here.Chuck Warta, president of Cargill Premix and Nutrition, on Monday said the move is to meet the increasing... Read More