Provincial

Mayor Sara mulls charges vs groups using her name

Mayor Sara mulls charges vs groups using her name

June 28, 2018, 4:49 am

DAVAO CITY--Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has warned all groups using her name for money-making scheme will face charges.Mayor Sara issued the warning after City Hall received reports that some groups are using her name to solicit money as membership fees, and fees for identification cards… Read More

Village councilman shot dead in ComVal town

Village councilman shot dead in ComVal town

June 28, 2018, 4:47 am

DAVAO CITY – A village councilman in Maco town,  Compostela Valley province was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Tuesday afternoon, police said.Chief Inspector Milgrace Driz, of the Police Regional Office-11 (PRO-11), identified the victim as Omar Escobar Macusang.Macusang, 45, was on… Read More

DOH medical aid benefits 12,658 indigents in Calabarzon

DOH medical aid benefits 12,658 indigents in Calabarzon

June 27, 2018, 10:10 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Department of Health (DOH)–Calabarzon regional office reported Wednesday that its Medical Assistance for Indigent Patients (MAIP) program has benefitted around 12,658 indigent patients across the region comprising Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces… Read More

NCCA offers writing grant proposals for Cavite LGUs, orgs

NCCA offers writing grant proposals for Cavite LGUs, orgs

June 27, 2018, 10:04 pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the provincial government will provide technical assistance to government units, organizations (both public and private), including academic institutions in writing grant proposals for submission to the… Read More

No regional security force for Cordillera: Domogan

No regional security force for Cordillera: Domogan

June 27, 2018, 10:00 pm

BAGUIO CITY-- Both the draft Constitution that the Consultative Committee (ConCom) and House Bill 5343 or the Cordillera autonomy bill have the same stand that there shall be no regional peacekeeping force. Mayor Mauricio Domogan, who chairs the Regional Development Council (RDC) in a late… Read More

DepEd wants more TESDA-accredited assessment centers in CL 

DepEd wants more TESDA-accredited assessment centers in CL 

June 27, 2018, 9:19 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 3 is pushing for the establishment of additional assessment centers accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and operated by senior high schools in Central Luzon (CL). DepEd… Read More

18-year-old Chinese saved from drowning in Cagayan

18-year-old Chinese saved from drowning in Cagayan

June 27, 2018, 9:17 pm

SANTA ANA, Cagayan -- An 18-year-old Chinese woman was saved from possible drowning on Sunday (June 24) by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) substation workers, just 300 meters away from the Country Inn Beach Resort in Centro village here, according to a PCG report sent to the Philippine News Agency on… Read More

Cops seize P408-K worth of shabu in Batangas

Cops seize P408-K worth of shabu in Batangas

June 27, 2018, 8:55 pm

BATANGAS CITY – Police operatives seized PHP408,000 worth of shabu from two drug suspects in separate buy-bust operations in Batangas Tuesday night. Batangas acting police director, Senior Supt. Edwin Aguilan Quilates, said the two suspects were arrested during drug buy-bust operatons in the… Read More

DPWH helps Dumaguete City design 2 bridge projects   

DPWH helps Dumaguete City design 2 bridge projects  

June 27, 2018, 8:53 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Technical personnel from the Department of Public Works and Highways in Region 7 (DPWH-7) are helping Dumaguete City come up with a design for two concrete bridges as replacement for the two spillways destroyed by a typhoon late last year. Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said… Read More

PNP temporarily halts fight vs. Reds after Samar ‘misencounter’

PNP temporarily halts fight vs. Reds after Samar ‘misencounter’

June 27, 2018, 8:34 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde has announced the temporary suspension of their anti-insurgency operations after the tragic “misencounter” between soldiers and policemen in Sta. Rita, Samar. “It’s only temporary as we figure out the… Read More

Iloilo City to shield children under anti-drug campaign

Iloilo City to shield children under anti-drug campaign

June 27, 2018, 8:20 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The city government here is eyeing a program that will focus on children to shield them from illegal drugs and prevent drug addiction. Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa on Wednesday said that he wanted children to say “Touch Me Not” as part of the city government’s “Say No to… Read More

327 Antique villages to get solar street lamps

327 Antique villages to get solar street lamps

June 27, 2018, 8:15 pm

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The provincial government here has allotted PHP24.5 million for the installation of 981 solar street lamps in 327 barangays in the province. Antique provincial information officer Galileo Magbanua, in an interview Wednesday, said that Governor Rhodora Cadiao is… Read More

Pangasinan legislative body creates Task Force Anti-Rabies

Pangasinan legislative body creates Task Force Anti-Rabies

June 27, 2018, 8:11 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Pangasinan has recently approved the creation of Task Force Anti-Rabies in view of the high number of rabid dogs in the province. Fourth District Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario, in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA)… Read More

Davao City projects visitor arrival to hit 2.3 million

Davao City projects visitor arrival to hit 2.3 million

June 27, 2018, 8:09 pm

DAVAO CITY--The City Tourism Office was optimistic it would hit the tourist arrivals this year at 2.3 million, or seven percent higher last year.City Tourism Office Chief Generose Tecson disclosed this during the Bizforum at SM City Davao on Tuesday."I am happy to report that for the first five… Read More

PNP probes foiled ambush on suspected ‘narco-cop’ in Iloilo

PNP probes foiled ambush on suspected ‘narco-cop’ in Iloilo

June 27, 2018, 8:03 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has launched an investigation into the attempted ambush that targeted a police officer listed by the Iloilo City Police as a high-value target, in Barangay Dulonan, Arevalo district here on Tuesday afternoon. Police Officer 1 Dorben Acap Jr. is… Read More

Alleged food poisoning downs 32 pupils in Benguet

Alleged food poisoning downs 32 pupils in Benguet

June 27, 2018, 7:59 pm

BAGUIO CITY-- At least 32 pupils of Natubleng Elementary School in Atok, Benguet were rushed to the medical facilities in the area for suspected food poisoning. Initial information received from Criselda Maestre of the Public Information Office of the Police Regional Office Cordillera (Procor)… Read More

President Duterte invited to grace 31st Cordillera day

President Duterte invited to grace 31st Cordillera day

June 27, 2018, 7:56 pm

BAGUIO CITY-- The Regional Development Council (RDC) has invited President Rodrigo Duterte to grace the 31st anniversary of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in Ifugao on July 14. City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, who chairs the RDC, said in a late afternoon press conference at city hall… Read More

109 GenTri urban farmers get P1.5-M ‘Plant Now, Pay Later’ seed money

109 GenTri urban farmers get P1.5-M ‘Plant Now, Pay Later’ seed money

June 27, 2018, 7:54 pm

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite -- Some 109 urban farmers are among the recipients of around PHP1.512 million in funds under the City Agriculture Office’s (CAO) “Plant Now, Pay Later” (PNPL) agricultural development program during Wednesday’s distribution ceremony at the demonstration farm in… Read More

Tuba waterworks system engineering plan up in two weeks

Tuba waterworks system engineering plan up in two weeks

June 27, 2018, 7:51 pm

TUBA, Benguet -- The waterworks system project engineering plan intended for this upland town is up for submission in two weeks, Councilor Jerome Palaoag told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday. Palaoag, who was tasked by Mayor Ignacio Rivera to oversee the project, said the engineering… Read More

Cavite lawmaker mulls institutionalization of legislative academy

Cavite lawmaker mulls institutionalization of legislative academy

June 27, 2018, 7:44 pm

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite – A Cavite lawmaker plans to institutionalize the one-year-old Cavite Legislative Academy (CLA), the country’s pioneering legislative academy, which offers tie-up program courses with Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU)-General Trias City campus. Cavite… Read More