2 NPA rebels yield in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Two members of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinterlands of South Cotabato province surrendered over the weekend to police authorities in T'boli town.Sr. Supt. Nelstor Salcedo. South Cotabato police director, said Monday the rebels yielded voluntarily... Read More

Fun, excitement mark Abra's grand CARAA opening

BANGUED, Abra -- Locals, tourists, and the over 5,000 delegates to the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) Meet were all in awe as they watched the grand opening ceremony for the region’s grassroots athletic event here in this provincial capital on Sunday evening.It... Read More

Bataan farmers urged to sell ‘small part of their harvest’ to NFA

BALANGA CITY, Bataan -- The National Food Authority (NFA) provincial office here on Monday advised consumers not to panic over the absence of NFA rice in all retail outlets in Bataan, even as it asked farmers to share to the grains agency even a small part of their harvest.“Sa mga consumers,... Read More

DOST-1 now ISO 9001:2015 certified

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union—The Department of Science and Technology in Region 1 now has an upgraded international standard of management after receiving the Certificate of Registration with ISO 9001:2015 from Certification International Philippines, Inc.Flordeliza Alida, special assistant of... Read More

2K CSC examinees in Antique told to take review seriously

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The 2,000 examinees here slated to take the civil service examination on March 18 were told to prepare well by taking their review seriously.Civil Service Commission (CSC) Director II Vizur-Ty C. Gaitano on Monday said the main reason why many takers are unable to... Read More

NFA Eastern Visayas allays rice shortage fears

PALO, Leyte -- The National Food Authority (NFA) in Eastern Visayas has assured the public of enough rice stocks in the region despite limited supply from the government.NFA Regional Manager Henry Tristeza said commercial traders, households and government warehouses have combined stocks of 480,000... Read More

Region 8 sports meet opens in Calbayog City 

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar -- The region’s biggest sports event, the Eastern Visayas Regional Athletics Association (EVRAA) Meet 2018 officially opened Sunday afternoon despite heavy rains.At least 5,397 athletes from 13 school divisions in the region braved the heavy downpour and joined the parade... Read More

CSC-Aurora chief is new Army Reserve commander

BALER, Aurora -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) chief in this province, Major Eleanor Marco Prado, is now the new battalion commander of the Army's 307th Community Defense Center, the Aurora Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (ARRIBn).Prado officially assumed her new post Saturday afternoon in a... Read More

Plane crashes off Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- An airplane crashed off the coast of Sitio Landing, Barangay New Agutaya in the northern Palawan town of San Vicente on Sunday afternoon.The light aircraft which was chartered to transport live fish cargoes to Sangley Point, Cavite, had just taken off from the nearby... Read More

PNP denies hand in Pangasinan STL ops

DAGUPAN CITY -- The Pangasinan Police Provincial Office has dismissed malicious reports being spread around by unknown persons that the Philippine National Police (PNP) is protecting Speed Game Inc., a new authorized agency corporation (AAC) operating the small town lottery (STL) in... Read More

3 persons nabbed in Tarlac drug bust

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Three persons caught sniffing shabu were arrested in a drug bust operation in Barangay Poblacion Norte, Paniqui, Tarlac on Saturday.Tarlac police provincial director Ritchie Posadas identified the pushers as Rafael Austria, 49, and Erickson Linga, 37, both from Barangay... Read More

Clark AirAsia flights to spur arts, culture, travel exchanges

CLARK, Pampanga -- Industry leaders are optimistic that the Air Asia’s new flights at the Clark International Airport (airport code: CRK) will further boost the region’s arts, culture and tourism development.This stemmed from the latest domestic flights by Air Asia Philippines (AirAsia)... Read More

Gun ban in Abra to boost peace and order: guv

CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet -- Abra Governor Jocelyn Bernos on Saturday said the imposition of the total gun ban in her province would help in the maintenance of peace and order.“It’s a big help,” Bernos said in telephone interview.She explained that the measure would also... Read More

Tribal leader, son killed by suspected NPA rebels

DAVAO CITY – A tribal leader of the Langilang-Manobo tribe and his son were shot dead by armed men inside their home in Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao del Norte on Sunday dawn.The victims, Datu Banadjao Mampaundag and his son, Jhonard Mampaundag, were attacked around 4 a.m. inside their... Read More

Tourist van kills 64-yr-old woman in Malabuyoc, Cebu

CEBU CITY -- A tourist van carrying an unknown number of foreigners fatally struck a 64-year-old woman crossing a national highway in Malabuyoc, Cebu on Saturday morning.Reports reaching the Cebu Provincial Police Office said Gaudencia Tupas suddenly crossed the highway past 9:00 a.m. and was hit by... Read More

Counter-flowing vehicles in Cebu to be impounded

CEBU CITY -- Starting Monday, vehicles caught counter-flowing traffic in the streets of Cebu City will be impounded for a month.This was announced Saturday by Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) chief Francisco Ouano, who said they had already formed mobile teams just for the purpose of... Read More

P154-M OK'd for road upgrade to Ilocos coffee project

LAOAG CITY -- A budget of PHP154-million has been approved by the national government for the concreting of roads leading to the largest coffee plantation in Sitio Lammin at the boundary of Piddig and Carasi towns in Ilocos Norte.Eduardo Guillen, a municipal consultant of Piddig local government... Read More

47 drug personalities in Bacolod yield under new ‘Tokhang’

BACOLOD CITY --The first three days of the “Oplan Tokhang” relaunch led to the surrender of 47 drug personalities in this city, records of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) showed Friday.Data released showed the surrenderers from January 29 to 31 included 20 street level and one... Read More

Over 200 more beds for Bohol hospital approved

TAGBILARAN CITY -- A bill had been approved to purchase additional beds for the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital from the current 225 to 525 beds, a statement said on Friday.Bohol 1st District Rep. Rene Relampagos, in a statement, expressed elation over the approval of the bill by the... Read More

Cabanatuan City villagers send help to Mayon victims

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija -- City residents here donated relief goods to the families affected by the Mayon volcano eruption.The unknown number of gift packs, each containing four kilos of rice, four pieces of noodles, two sardines, four pieces of 3-in-1 coffee and eco-bag full of clothes, were... Read More