DTI’s ‘Pasundayag’ earns P1.1-M

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) “Pasundayag” (show) Fair 2018 was able to generate PHP1,189,537 from the sale of various local products during the first six days of its opening.Most of the customers were visitors from other provinces... Read More

P500 monthly financial help for PWDs in Palawan sought

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan here are set to approve an ordinance seeking to give PHP500 as monthly financial assistance to persons with disabilities (PWDs).Board Member Sharon Abiog-Onda said Thursday that the amount would be a big help to more or less... Read More

Baguio's community-based drug rehab program feted

BAGUIO CITY -- The Baguio City government and local non-government group Serenity in the Steps have been feted with the 2017 Lingap Circle Award for its community-based rehabilitation efforts for reforming drug users in the cityBaguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan received the award through city welfare... Read More

Army eyes deployment of elite force to Leyte

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar -- Some members of the Army battalion recently formed to fight communist rebels will be deployed to Leyte province this year.Major Gen. Raul Farnacio, commander of the Army’s 8th Infantry Division, confirmed the assignment on Thursday, but declined to reveal the number... Read More

Red Cross appeals to Palawan LGUs for more blood donation projects

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) here on Thursday appealed to local government units (LGUs) in Palawan to regularly hold blood donation activities and establish their Municipal Blood Councils (MBC) to support blood supply demand all year round.The request was made by... Read More

2018 CLRAA meet opens Feb. 25 in Bulacan

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- It’s all systems go for the staging of the Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet from February 25 to March 2 in this province.With the theme “Broadening Youth’s Horizon through Sports Competition,” the annual regional sports meet... Read More

DOST Calabarzon to host more webinars on food safety

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) office in Calabarzon will air more webinars on food safety this year as part of its science and technology (S&T) ecosystem projects to reach out to participants through the department’s thrust on... Read More

One Stop Service Center in Palayan City gives relief to OFWs

PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija -- Ma. Luz Pangilinan, 42, of Laur town, this province is among the overseas Filipino workers who first experienced the convenience of processing documents through the newly-opened One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) here."It is quick in terms of travel and... Read More

DTI Cavite opens 'OTOP Next Gen' to SMEs

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite– The Department of Trade and industry (DTI)-Cavite has opened its One-Town-One Product (OTOP) Next Generation program for small entrepreneurs in processed food, home decors, novelty or gift items and other lifestyle products.From its original “OTOP”... Read More

PNP Region 8 to raise funds for training of 200 drug surrenderers

PALO, Leyte -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office here will hold a fun run on February 25 dubbed as “Takbo para sa Pagbabago” (Run for Change) to raise funds for the training of drug surrenderers.The fun run is divided into three categories, the individual run where... Read More

San Pablo City set to host ‘Passport on Wheels’ in May

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna -- This city will be hosting a “One-Day Mobile Passport Application” on May 5 and is advising applicants to process the required application forms and needed documents until March 25.The “mobile passport processing” was initiated by City Mayor Loreto... Read More

DepEd-Cavite rolls out preventive drug education program with forum

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – Department of Education (DepEd) officials and Schools Division personnel here have been directed to attend a full-day orientation of the Preventive Drug Education Program on February 26.Cavite Schools Division Superintendent officer-in-charge Cherry Lou D. Mesa... Read More

26 evacuation centers to rise in Cagayan Valley

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- The Office of Civil Defense - 2 (Cagayan Valley) said some 26 state-of-the-art evacuation centers would be constructed in the region starting this year until 2022.Dante Balao, OCD-2 regional director and chair of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, said... Read More

TienDA to bring down prices of rice, other produce

DINGLE, Iloilo -- The country continues to be rice sufficient, however, the challenge is how to bring to the market affordable supplies of the commodity, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said here Thursday.Piñol visited Iloilo as the Departments of Agriculture (DA) and National... Read More

DPWH to retrofit 3 more old bridges in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY -- The Department of Public Works and Highways in the province’s first district is set to retrofit three more old bridges to strengthen their foundation.District Engineer Nestor Pasion said Wednesday about PHP1 million per bridge has been allocated to implement the retrofitting... Read More

DOLE-Nueva Vizcaya targets 1.8K students for summer jobs

ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya -- The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) office in Nueva Vizcaya province is eyeing some 1,861 students for this year's Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).DOLE-Nueva Vizcaya field office OIC Engr. Joseph B. Sales told the Philippine News... Read More

Residents demolish Ipilan mining structures in south Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- About 300 residents led by Brooke’s Point Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano demolished building structures in the mining site of the Ipilan Nickel Corp. (INC) in southern Palawan Wednesday.“(Ipilan was) ordered to rehabilitate, but what they did instead was to... Read More

Quezon police, military intercept suspected NPA child warrior

CAMP SANTOS, Calauag, Quezon – Police operatives of the Macalelon town station this province have accosted a 14-year old girl after the authorities spotted her and became suspicious of her actuations near their headquarters, in a police report on Wednesday.The lawmen conducted their... Read More

Troops disarm MILF fighters in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Government forces on Tuesday seized high-powered firearms from members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for moving around Maguindanao without coordination with local authorities and ceasefire monitors.According to reports reaching the Army’s 6th... Read More

455 new cops deployed to different units in Western Mindanao

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) on Wednesday deployed 455 new policemen to different units to boost security in Western Mindanao.The deployment came after a send-off ceremony held at the quadrangle of Camp Romeo Abendan that houses the PRO-9 headquarters in Barangay Mercedes,... Read More