Provincial

SBMA woos Taiwanese tourists to Subic

SBMA woos Taiwanese tourists to Subic

July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), in cooperation with the Department of Tourism (DOT), is working to make Subic a destination for Taiwanese visitors. SBMA chairman and administrator Wilma Eisma on Thursday said the recent launch of direct flights to Taipei from the… Read More

Nearly 8K accosted in Soccsksargen for violation of laws, ordinances

Nearly 8K accosted in Soccsksargen for violation of laws, ordinances

July 19, 2018, 5:37 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Around 8,000 violators of national laws and local ordinances were apprehended in parts of Region 12 or Soccsksargen in the last three weeks in line with the implementation of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12’s operation plan, or Oplan Mapayapang Sambayanan.Supt. Aldrin… Read More

DPWH issues traffic advisory for closed road in Suyo, Ilocos Sur

DPWH issues traffic advisory for closed road in Suyo, Ilocos Sur

July 19, 2018, 5:15 pm

LAOAG CITY -- All national roads were still passable in Ilocos Sur province except for the Tagudin-Cervantes Road in Barangay Quinilaeon, Suyo town where major rock slides occurred due to the bad weather caused by the southwest monsoon that was enhanced by Tropical Depression Inday. In a traffic… Read More

DSWD-Eastern Visayas distributes UCT cash grants to indigent seniors

DSWD-Eastern Visayas distributes UCT cash grants to indigent seniors

July 19, 2018, 5:14 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here will start releasing the PHP200 unconditional cash grants to poor senior citizens in Eastern Visayas. DSWD Regional Director Restituto Macuto said on Thursday the simultaneous pay-out in the region will… Read More

PNP conducts surprise quake drill in Ilocos Norte school

PNP conducts surprise quake drill in Ilocos Norte school

July 19, 2018, 5:13 pm

LAOAG CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) conducted a surprise earthquake drill at the Badio Elementary School in Pinili town, Ilocos Norte on Thursday morning to assess the learners’ knowledge and preparation for a tremor. At 9:45 a.m., the school bell rang twice, which surprised the… Read More

Passenger vessels in Antique resume operations

Passenger vessels in Antique resume operations

July 19, 2018, 5:10 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique -- Passenger vessels from Antique to various destinations resumed operations after a gale warning was lifted on Thursday, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) here. In a press conference, Seaman First Class Bernard Romanes of the Antique PCG said that there… Read More

PCSO reports P30.78-B revenues in H1 2018

PCSO reports P30.78-B revenues in H1 2018

July 19, 2018, 5:10 pm

LAOAG CITY -- The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) earned a total revenue of PHP30.78 billion from January to June this year, up PHP6.4 billion or 26 percent from PHP24.4 billion in the same period of 2017. The amount represents the combined earnings of PCSO from all its products:… Read More

Pangasinan on ‘blue alert’; classes suspended due to 'Inday'   

Pangasinan on ‘blue alert’; classes suspended due to 'Inday'  

July 19, 2018, 5:08 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Region 1 (Ilocos region) placed Pangasinan under "blue alert" status, while the Pangasinan provincial government declared a province-wide suspension of classes in all levels on Thursday due to the effect of Tropical Depression "Inday" on… Read More

Sarangani village chair shot dead in GenSan

Sarangani village chair shot dead in GenSan

July 19, 2018, 4:52 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--An incumbent barangay chair from Alabel town in Sarangani province was killed while her companion was wounded in an attack by motorcycle-riding suspects here on Wednesday evening.Chief Insp. Peter Pinalgan, chief of the city police station-3, said Barangay Baluntay chair… Read More

Teacher dies in collision of bancas in Maguindanao

Teacher dies in collision of bancas in Maguindanao

July 19, 2018, 4:50 pm

COTABATO CITY – A female public school teacher died Wednesday morning after the motorized banca she was riding collided with another banca along the Pulangi River in neighboring Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.Chief Insp. Lindsey Sinsuat, Sultan Kudarat police director, identified the victim as… Read More

SK chair, 5 others nabbed in Leyte drug buy-bust operation

SK chair, 5 others nabbed in Leyte drug buy-bust operation

July 19, 2018, 4:48 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- Six drug suspects, including a village youth council chairman, were arrested Wednesday night in a buy-bust operation in Baybay City, Leyte. PDEA Eastern Visayas Regional Director Edgar Jubay identified the apprehended youth council chairman as Doni Francis Pascua, 21, of Inopacan,… Read More

Manhunt operation on vs. killers of North Cotabato trader

Manhunt operation on vs. killers of North Cotabato trader

July 19, 2018, 4:44 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Police have launched a manhunt against riding-in-tandem suspects, who shot and killed late Wednesday an agricultural products dealer in Magpet, North Cotabato.Superintendent Bernard Tayong, North Cotabato police spokesperson, said Magpet police investigators are currently… Read More

PCL seeks gun ban exemption for Mindanaoan members

PCL seeks gun ban exemption for Mindanaoan members

July 19, 2018, 4:43 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Philippine Councilors League (PCL) has sought exemption from the ban on carrying guns for local legislators in Mindanao.Davao City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, PCL national chairperson, said their members feel the need to carry firearm at all times for self-defense amid the… Read More

CSC chief urges public to file charges over delayed gov't services

CSC chief urges public to file charges over delayed gov't services

July 19, 2018, 4:42 pm

DAVAO CITY -- The chief of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has called on the public to file formal complaints against government employees who are delaying services.In a press briefing on Wednesday here, CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Balaat advised complainants to provide evidence to ensure… Read More

Satellite voter registration in 9 Bacolod villages set

Satellite voter registration in 9 Bacolod villages set

July 19, 2018, 4:32 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here will conduct satellite voter registration in nine rural barangays of Bacolod from July 21 to September 15. City Election Registrar Mavil Majarucon-Sia said they have scheduled the first barangay list up at Barangay Estefania this coming… Read More

Public appearances are for Duterte: Go

Public appearances are for Duterte: Go

July 19, 2018, 4:17 pm

DIGOS CITY – Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go said his public appearances were not aimed at boosting his personality or chances at any elective position. Go, who graced the groundbreaking for the PHP170-million new city hall building here on Thursday, said he was only… Read More

Arrested Cotabato 'drug peddler' yields P1.7-M shabu

Arrested Cotabato 'drug peddler' yields P1.7-M shabu

July 19, 2018, 10:40 am

COTABATO CITY--Anti-narcotics operatives arrested Wednesday afternoon a suspected big-time drug peddler and recovered from him an estimated PHP1.7 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu”.  Mayor Cynthia Guiani Sayadi lauded Juvenal Azurin, regional director of Philippine… Read More

EastMinCom Navy chief allays fears over Chinese ship in Davao City

EastMinCom Navy chief allays fears over Chinese ship in Davao City

July 19, 2018, 10:35 am

DAVAO CITY – “There is nothing extraordinary.”This was what Commodore Ramil Roberto Enriquez, commander of the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanano Command, said as he dispelled speculations over the docking of Chinese vessel Yuan Wang 3 on July 16 at the Sasa Port here.Enriquez told reporters… Read More

Troops rescue 2 families kidnapped in Zamboanga del Norte

Troops rescue 2 families kidnapped in Zamboanga del Norte

July 19, 2018, 10:17 am

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Government troops have rescued six people, including two children, seized by a kidnap-for-ransom-group (KFRG) on June 28 in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the military reported Wednesday.In a report to the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), the Joint Task Force Sulu said… Read More

Classes remain suspended in some Central Luzon areas

Classes remain suspended in some Central Luzon areas

July 19, 2018, 10:08 am

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Classes in some schools in Central Luzon on Thursday remain suspended as several areas in the region are still flooded caused by the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm "Inday". Tarlac Governor Susan Yap declared the suspension of classes in… Read More