Bukidnon farmers to receive free corn seeds, fertilizers

MALAYBALAY CITY— Some 28,900 corn farmers in Bukidnon will start receiving free corn seeds and fertilizers next week.Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri Jr. said farmers who are tilling a total of 26,000 hectares of corn will each receive a bag of RR corn seeds and 57,800 bags of 14-13-14... Read More

Malaybalay IP reps start 2-year capacity training

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon—All 46 Barangay Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representatives in this city have started their two-year training workshop program that aims to develop and enhance their competencies.The first session started on February 16 at the Bukidnon State University (BukSU)... Read More

Davao City continues to dominate regional meet

DAVAO CITY -- The Davao City Durians continued to dominate in the ongoing Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) meet 2018.In the partial medal tally in the first two days of the sporting events, Durians bagged 14 gold medals, eight silvers and six bronzes in different individual athletic... Read More

PRRD launches ‘Tienda Para sa mga Bayani’ in Iloilo army camp

DINGE, Iloilo-- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte launched the third “TienDA Para sa mga Bayani,” inside the Camp General Adriano D. Hernandez in this town on Thursday.TienDA was designed as a strategy to save soldiers from the senseless killing of the New People’s Army (NPA) while at... Read More

Widened Leyte highways provide easier, faster travel

CARIGARA, Leyte -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte 2nd engineering district has completed the widening of the Bagahupi-Sta. Cruz-Barugo-Carigara Road which resulted to a faster road travel to the regional center.“This particular road provides an alternative route from... Read More

P75-M onions destroyed; state of calamity declared in Pangasinan town

BAUTISTA, Pangasinan -- The town of Bautista in Pangasinan was placed today (Thursday) under a state of calamity due to the massive infestation of onion plants by tiny army worms, locally called by farmers as "harabas".Rodrigo Tagulao, Municipal Agriculturist of Bautista, said of the total 300... Read More

GenSan acquires modern mammography machine

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The city government has acquired a modern mammography machine as it continued the upgrading and expansion of the city hospital’s services.Glenville Gonzales, administrator of the local government-run Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Hospital, said Thursday they are now offering... Read More

Alvarez swears-in 4,500 new PDP members in Bataan

BALANGA CITY, Bataan -- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Thursday swore-in some 4,5000 new members of the Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) from Bataan at the jam-packed convention hall of Vista Mall here.Governor Albert Garcia and Representatives Jose Enrique Garcia III... Read More

Guv backs Army's disarmament program in Maguindanao

BULUAN, Maguindanao -- Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu has expressed full support to the local disarmament campaign of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID).The 6ID, under Maj. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, launched this week the disarmament campaign to help bring about normalcy in communities... Read More

Manhunt launched vs killers of Maguindanao town councilor

DATU SAUDI AMPATUAN, Maguindanao – Police and military authorities here have launched a massive manhunt against two gunmen who shot dead a town councilor Wednesday morning.Capt. Arvin John Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said elements of the 57th Infantry Battalion... Read More

Red Cross aid for Mayon evacuees reaches P12.5-M

LEGAZPI CITY -- The continuous aid coming from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for Mayon-affected residents in nine local government units of Albay province has reached a total of PHP12.5 million.Rosiedel Rivero, chapter administrator of PRC-Albay, in an interview with the Philippine News Agency... Read More

Informal settlers at PNR property in San Pablo up for relocation

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna -- Informal settlers who have “encroached’ the Philippine National Railways (PNR) core property and danger zone will soon be moved out of harm’s way to better, safer relocation sites in this city.San Pablo City Mayor Loreto S. Amante, who is also chairman of... Read More

Kidapawan jail escapee re-arrested in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Lawmen re-arrested an escaped inmate of the North Cotabato District Jail in Kidapawan City following a joint military-police operation on Tuesday.A report from this headquarters of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) identfied the arrested escapee as Ismael... Read More

Security tightened for Kalilangan fest in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Police have intensified security operations in line with the formal opening on Thursday of the 2018 Kalilangan Festival and the city’s 79th foundation anniversary celebration.Chief Insp. Jovenson Bayona, spokesperson for the city police office, said all their units have... Read More

Zamboanga City yields 157 loose firearms

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The city government turned over 157 assorted firearms to the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) in compliance with the campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte against loose firearms.The firearms were presented to Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., Westmincom chief, by Mayor Maria... Read More

PRRD unaware of Iloilo ‘narco-mayors’ entry to PDP

ILOILO CITY -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday said that he has no knowledge on the inclusion of the two mayors he previously tagged as “narco-politicians” to his party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP).He was referring to Mayor Mariano Malones of Maasin town and Alex Centena... Read More

Cops question 5 foreign activists in SoCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Authorities held for questioning on Thursday five foreign activists who participated in a fact-finding mission of the alleged massacre by government troops last December of nine lumads or tribal residents in a remote village in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato.South Cotabago... Read More

Armed men harass police detachment in Koronadal

KORONDAL CITY – Unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen attacked a police detachment here early Thursday, but no casualty was reported.Police Officer 1 Cyrus Sambog said he was on watch at the detachment of the 3rd Provincial Mobile Force Platoon at the boundary of Barangay Saravia here and... Read More

Duterte condoles with Demafelis family

ILOILO CITY -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte visited the wake of slain migrant worker Joanna Daniela Demafelis at Barangay Ferraris, Sara in Iloilo Province on Thursday.The Chief Executive arrived at the wake at 3:32 p.m. He extended his condolences to the Demafelis family and gave PHP500,000 worth... Read More

PPCRV to deploy volunteers to observe sealing of voters’ lists

DUMAGUETE CITY -- The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) in Negros Oriental is gearing up to deploy volunteers to act as observers during the verification and sealing of the different lists of voters for the May 14, 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) synchronized... Read More