Provincial

DAR installs 43 farmer-beneficiaries in northern Negros town

DAR installs 43 farmer-beneficiaries in northern Negros town

July 20, 2018, 4:28 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- A total of 43 farmers in two remote villages in Toboso, Negros Occidental were installed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) after they received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in separate rites this week. On Thursday, the agrarian reform beneficiaries… Read More

DepEd-Leyte shares lessons learned after teacher’s suicide

DepEd-Leyte shares lessons learned after teacher’s suicide

July 20, 2018, 3:54 pm

PALO, Leyte -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has shared three main lessons learned from the suicide incident involving a newly-hired teacher in Leyte that rocked the agency tasked to provide quality basic education. It is high time for college schools offering education courses to prepare… Read More

ARMM guv hails bicam approval of BBL

ARMM guv hails bicam approval of BBL

July 20, 2018, 3:54 pm

COTABATO CITY – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman lauded Friday the bicameral approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Wednesday night.The consolidated version of the bill still awaits President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature, which is expected before he… Read More

5 Sayyaf men, soldier killed in 2 Sulu clashes

5 Sayyaf men, soldier killed in 2 Sulu clashes

July 20, 2018, 3:52 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Six people, five of whom were Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, were killed while two others were wounded in two separate clashes in the hinterlands of Sulu, military officials said Friday.Joint Task Force Sulu commander, Brig. Gen. Divino Rey Pabayo, said the first clash occurred at… Read More

New school to curb dropouts in upland Leyte communities

New school to curb dropouts in upland Leyte communities

July 20, 2018, 3:10 pm

BURAUEN, Leyte -- The establishment of a new campus in an upland village here is seen as a key in curbing the high dropout rate, such as in remote communities far from secondary schools. School head Adolfo Raga said Friday they had to start classes in makeshift classrooms at the Buraburon National… Read More

Iloilo museum to highlight city's industries

Iloilo museum to highlight city's industries

July 20, 2018, 2:54 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The city government is offering to collaborate with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in maintaining the rehabilitated Elizalde building here that will be converted into a Museum of Economic History. In an interview Friday, Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa… Read More

Pangasinan to stage Ms. Inclusion 2018 regional pageant

Pangasinan to stage Ms. Inclusion 2018 regional pageant

July 20, 2018, 2:37 pm

CALASIAO, Pangasinan — Some 13 women with disabilities from all over Region 1 will compete to become the advocate of their sector’s right to be included in policy or decision-making in the country in the Ms. Inclusion Philippines 2018 regional pageant, which is slated on July 28 at… Read More

Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan vie for ‘Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya'

Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan vie for ‘Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya'

July 20, 2018, 1:48 pm

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union — The Bagayas family of Paoay Ilocos Norte and Ramos family of Urbiztondo Pangasinan, both with five members, are the top two provincial winners of the Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya 2018 in Region 1. Jaesem Ryan Gaces, Pantawid Pamilya information officer, in an interview… Read More

P2.32-M social pension released to Bacolod senior citizens

P2.32-M social pension released to Bacolod senior citizens

July 20, 2018, 1:34 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- A total of 1,547 indigent senior citizens in this city received PHP2.32 million in cash assistance given under the government’s Social Pension Program on Thursday. The distribution, facilitated by the city’s Department of Social Services and Development, was held at the Bacolod… Read More

MNLF man, pal nabbed in P1.3-M Maguindanao drug bust

MNLF man, pal nabbed in P1.3-M Maguindanao drug bust

July 20, 2018, 1:26 pm

COTABATO CITY – Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) nabbed Thursday afternoon a Manila-based "drug peddler" and his pal, allegedly a member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and seized from them some PHP1.3-million worth of “shabu” drugs in Datu Odin… Read More

Cops seek transfer of Maute leader's wife from GenSan lockup

Cops seek transfer of Maute leader's wife from GenSan lockup

July 20, 2018, 12:22 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Police are seeking the immediate transfer of the wife of a top leader of the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group, to a more secure detention facility following her arrest here on Monday.City police director, Senior Supt. Raul Supiter, said Thursday they are set to submit a… Read More

Media security task force condemns slay of Albay radio anchor

Media security task force condemns slay of Albay radio anchor

July 20, 2018, 12:11 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) strongly condemned the killing of Albay radio broadcaster Joey Llana, who was shot as he was driving his car along Barangay Peñafrancia, Daraga town on Friday. In a statement, the PTFoMS said that while reports "remain sketchy… Read More

Food aid program caters to 900 families in Lanao Sur

Food aid program caters to 900 families in Lanao Sur

July 20, 2018, 11:57 am

COTABATO CITY – As part of the effort to address issues besetting poor families in the region, about 900 family-beneficiaries in Lanao del Sur received on Wednesday their two-month food and nutrition assistance from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) regional government.… Read More

 SAP Go breaks ground for new Digos City Hall

SAP Go breaks ground for new Digos City Hall

July 20, 2018, 11:47 am

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur -- Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the PHP170-million new city hall here on Thursday. The event coincided with the 69th Araw ng Digos celebration.Go said the multi-million… Read More

Radio anchor shot dead in Albay

Radio anchor shot dead in Albay

July 20, 2018, 9:08 am

LEGAZPI CITY -- A radio anchorman was shot dead by still unidentified gunmen on Friday at his residence in Barangay (village) Peñafrancia, Daraga town in Albay. PNP-Bicol spokesperson, Chief Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, identified the victim as Joey Llana, 38, a broadcast anchor of radio… Read More

SAP Go vows to rally support for Bangsamoro Organic Law

SAP Go vows to rally support for Bangsamoro Organic Law

July 19, 2018, 10:08 pm

PANTUKAN, Compostela Valley – President Rodrigo Duterte's top aide vowed to rally support for the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro once it is presented for ratification through a plebiscite."If it would help foster lasting peace in Mindanao, why not?" Special Assistant to the President (SAP)… Read More

Benguet residents complain of hospital waste dumping near river

Benguet residents complain of hospital waste dumping near river

July 19, 2018, 9:59 pm

TUBA, Benguet -- Officials and residents of Barangay Taloy Sur in this town have raised serious concern over the dumping of hospital wastes on a private lot near a river by the contractor of a medical facility in Baguio City. HOSPITAL WASTES. Residents of Barangay Taloy Sur in Tuba town, Benguet… Read More

21 suspects bagged in Bulacan police drug stings

21 suspects bagged in Bulacan police drug stings

July 19, 2018, 9:11 pm

CAMP ALEJO SANTOS,  Bulacan -- Twenty-one drug suspects were arrested Wednesday in separate buy-bust operations by the Bulacan police as part of its continuous and intensified anti-illegal drugs drive.  Senior Superintendent  Chito G. Bersaluna, acting director of Bulacan Police Provincial… Read More

Quezon women farmers train in coco coir geonet-making

Quezon women farmers train in coco coir geonet-making

July 19, 2018, 8:59 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Quezon – Some 20 women-farmers from four villages here are now engaged in a gainful home industry that produces eco-friendly nets made of coconut fiber. The women underwent hands-on and on-sight training on coco fiber utilization, more particularly in the production of geonets or… Read More

Cavite senior citizens offices get service vehicles

Cavite senior citizens offices get service vehicles

July 19, 2018, 8:54 pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – The provincial government has distributed 23 brand new multi-cabs to the offices of senior citizens associations in the province for the conduct of mobile services to elderlies in various barangays (villages). Governor Jesus Crispin Remullas has ordered the release… Read More