Iloilo fisher folks, LGUs get P2-M fishing, patrol boats

ILOILO CITY -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Western Visayas (BFAR-6) turned over some PHP2 million worth of fiberglass boats and patrol boats to selected fisher folks and local government units (LGUs) in Iloilo province Friday afternoon.Remia Aparri, Regional Director of BFAR-6,... Read More

DA eyes computerized map of farm-to-market roads by yearend

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) will carry out a new program to help the government identify Farm-to-Market Roads (FMRs) in the country through computers.Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol shared this with mayors in Western Visayas during the distribution of PHP75.1... Read More

7th Diskwento Caravan opens in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY -- Discounted goodies with 10 percent to 50 percent off their prices are up for grabs at the three-day “Sari-Sari Bonanza Diskwento Caravan” at the Baguio Convention Center starting November 17.Rice, grocery items, basic commodities, Noche Buena products, household and gift... Read More

Fewer Antiquenos work as sacadas in NegOcc

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- There are now fewer Antiquenos who go to Negros Occidental to work as sacadas or sugar migrants, said an official of the Antique Provincial Social Welfare and Development in a phone interview on Thursday.“Negros Occidental Gov. (Alfredo) Maranon even said... Read More

58 athletes, 2 coaches suffer food poisoning in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY – A total of 58 athletes and two coaches taking part in the 3rd Congressional District Sports Association Meet in Lambunao, Iloilo were rushed to the hospital Thursday night due to suspected food poisoning.Lambunao Mayor Jason Gonzalez confirmed inaninterviewthat four of these... Read More

753 hectares of rice farms in Pangasinan infested with black bugs  

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- A total of 753 hectares of rice lands in seven towns of eastern Pangasinan have been affected by the tiny pest called Rice Black Bug (RBB).This was bared Friday by Dalisay Moya, officer-in-charge of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) in Pangasinan.She said the... Read More

'Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program' launched to bolster MSMEs in Bicol

NAGA CITY -- Some 200 farmers, members of cooperatives, micro and small business entrepreneurs as well as aspiring traders attended the launching of the “Kapatid Agri Mentor Me” activity program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Trade Industry (DTI) held recently, a... Read More

Cebu City emerges as 2017 Batang Pinoy-Visayas champion

DUMAGUETE CITY – Cebu City sprung a surprise at the last minute and beat host Dumaguete City to emerge as the overall champion in the just concluded 2017 Batang Pinoy-Visayas Qualifying Leg held here this week.Dumaguete City was leading late Wednesday in the medal standings but was surpassed... Read More

Children’s Congress to educate Dumaguete youth on illegal drugs

DUMAGUETE CITY – Two hundred youngsters here will converge on Saturday for the Children’s Congress that will tackle issues and concerns about illegal drugs and drug abuse.The participants, aged 13 to 17, will attend lectures and briefings and participate in some games incorporated in the... Read More

Senator teaches social studies to kids in Malolos

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- For about 45 minutes on Friday, Senator Joel Villanueva played teacher and taught lessons in Social Studies to Grade 4 students at the City of Malolos Integrated School in Barangay Atlag here.Villanueva was the special guest mentor of the Teach for the Philippines, a... Read More

Alvarez welcomes 50,000 new PDP-Laban members

CEBU CITY -- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez welcomed and thanked the 50,000 officials who took their oath as new members of the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Friday, saying their affiliation will surely shore up support for President Rodrigo Duterte and his... Read More

4 youths die, 4 hurt in Pangasinan road mishap

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Four youths were killed and four others were hurt when the speeding Honda Civic they were riding crashed into an electric post before overturning and ramming a concrete fence along the highway in Barangay Matalava East here at past 12:00 midnight on Nov. 17 (Friday).A... Read More

Pampanga residents turn over 2 bird species to DENR

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- Concerned citizens in the town of San Luis and City of San Fernando, both in Pampanga, have surrendered two bird species to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).Fred Sadueste, chief of the DENR enforcement division, said Thursday that Jayson... Read More

14,000 openings available for Iloilo jobseekers

ILOILO CITY -- Around 14,000 jobs will be available during the Christmas Job Fair of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in Iloilo province on December 8.In an interview Thursday afternoon, PESO-Iloilo department head Francisco Heler Jr. said that 118 companies have confirmed to join the... Read More

Bacolod City partners with SEC to advance business climate

BACOLOD CITY -- The City of Bacolod has partnered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as part of its initiatives to improve the local business climate.The city government hosted a two-day SEC-Gender and Development (GAD) Investor Information Seminar at the Bacolod City Government... Read More

N. Cotabato cops collar jail escapee

PIKIT, North Cotabato -- A detainee who bolted the North Cotabato provincial jail in Kidapawan City following an attack by armed men in January this year was collared Thursday with the help of local leaders here.Chief Insp. Romy Castañares, Pikit police chief, said Rolly Anok, one of the more... Read More

Piñol: Machines to boost agri productivity

ILOILO CITY -- The turnover of over PHP143.98 million in loans, farm machinery and other support programs highlighted the sixth visit of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol to Iloilo on Friday.In his message during the turnover of farm equipment at the Western Visayas Agricultural Research... Read More

10-hr power cut to hit parts of Iloilo province

ILOILO CITY -- A 10-hour power interruption will hit some areas in Iloilo province on Sunday, said the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).NGCP Visayas corporate communications and public affairs officer Michelle Visera said the power interruption is due to their annual maintenance... Read More

Davao, Taguig mayors visit Marawi, turn over P10-M aid

DAVAO CITY – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano visited Marawi City Thursday to assess what intervention the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance could provide for the city and its residents after it was liberated on Oct. 23 from the pro-ISIS terrorists.The two... Read More

N. Cotabato police impounds 148 motorbikes

PIKIT, North Cotabato -- Police authorities here impounded 148 motorbikes, mostly without registration papers and could have been used in criminal acts, amid an intensified manhunt against gunmen who have murdered at least 10 people for the past two months in the locality.Chief Insp. Romy... Read More