Provincial

Iloilo farmer’s daughter graduates summa cum laude

Iloilo farmer’s daughter graduates summa cum laude

April 14, 2018, 8:08 pm

ILOILO CITY -- A daughter of a sugarcane farmer from Barangay Agtabo, Passi City, Iloilo finished her college degree as summa cum laude. Karen M. Gardose, 20, is among the 79 college scholars of the provincial government’s “Iskolar sang Iloilo,” who were recognized on Friday afternoon.… Read More

Smooth 1st day of COC filing, 2 gun ban violations in west Visayas

Smooth 1st day of COC filing, 2 gun ban violations in west Visayas

April 14, 2018, 8:05 pm

ILOILO CITY -- No problem was encountered during the first day of the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) seats as well as the enforcement of the gun ban in Western Visayas, said the regional Commission on Elections here. “While in some areas… Read More

Cavite cops, Comelec set up checkpoints, enforce gun ban

Cavite cops, Comelec set up checkpoints, enforce gun ban

April 14, 2018, 7:49 pm

BACOOR CITY, Cavite – The Cavite Provincial Police Office and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) set up checkpoints and started enforcing the election gun ban on Saturday morning, as the filing of certificates of candidadacy for the village and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK-youth council) polls… Read More

Negrenses mark 25 years of Panaad Festival

Negrenses mark 25 years of Panaad Festival

April 14, 2018, 7:48 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Thousands of Negrenses converged at the Panaad Park and Stadium to kick off the 25th year celebration of the Panaad sa Negros Festival Saturday afternoon. The opening program was held at the stadium at 4 p.m. with Assistant Secretary Ricojudge Janvier Echiverri of the Department… Read More

Election period kicks off, setting of checkpoints start in Bataan

Election period kicks off, setting of checkpoints start in Bataan

April 14, 2018, 7:43 pm

SAMAL, Bataan--The election period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election on May 14, this year kicked off with the setting up of checkpoints starting 12 midnight of Friday in Bataan. Senior Supt. Marcelo Dayag, the Bataan police director, and lawyer Gilbert Almario, the provincial… Read More

Cabuyao City revitalizes production of Rizal’s favorite Robusta coffee

Cabuyao City revitalizes production of Rizal’s favorite Robusta coffee

April 14, 2018, 7:34 pm

CABUYAO CITY, Laguna – Inspired by the historical account of Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s favorite Robusta coffee some 130 years ago, the city government, in collaboration with various government agencies, revitalized its production and processing to make it at par with the country’s best… Read More

Bulacan businessman nabbed for Comelec gun ban

Bulacan businessman nabbed for Comelec gun ban

April 14, 2018, 7:26 pm

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan -- A businessman in this town was arrested on Saturday morning for violating the Commission on Election (Comelec) gun ban in preparation for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on May 14. Police Supt. Orlando Castil Jr., Guiguinto police chief, identified the… Read More

Lanao Norte town officials yield loose firearms

Lanao Norte town officials yield loose firearms

April 14, 2018, 6:15 pm

ILIGAN CITY -- Responding to the call of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for a peaceful Mindanao, local officials in the Lanao del Norte town of Salvador voluntarily turned over their unlicensed firearms to the military on Friday. Salvador Mayor Hassanor Tawantawan led the surrender of 27 assorted… Read More

5 BIFF men arrested in Maguindanao

5 BIFF men arrested in Maguindanao

April 14, 2018, 6:12 pm

PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Sultan Kudarat -- Government forces raided a marshland village in Maguindanao at dawn Friday, arresting five members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and seizing three firearms from them. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion… Read More

Army, cops uproot marijuana plants in Sultan Kudarat town

Army, cops uproot marijuana plants in Sultan Kudarat town

April 14, 2018, 6:08 pm

COLUMBIO, Sultan Kudarat -- Government troops uprooted Friday more than 3,300 marijuana plants in a remote and mountainous village here, police said Saturday. Senior Insp. Jethro Dave Doligas, the Columbio Police chief, led government troops - who included soldiers from the Army’s 27th and 39th… Read More

Davao City’s Bagobo-Klata tribe elects IP rep

Davao City’s Bagobo-Klata tribe elects IP rep

April 14, 2018, 6:03 pm

DAVAO CITY -- Davao City has a new Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representative (IPMR) after members of the Bagobo-Klata tribe chose their representative to the city council. The 31-year-old registered nurse Bae Cherry Ann Ortiz-Codilla was selected by the majority of her tribe to represent the… Read More

Barangay, SK polls gun ban kicks off in Palawan

Barangay, SK polls gun ban kicks off in Palawan

April 14, 2018, 4:11 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The city and provincial police here warned gun owners against carrying their firearms in public as the ban for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls kicked off early Saturday. Senior Supt. Gabriel Lopez, the director of the Palawan Police,… Read More

All set for Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur

All set for Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur

April 14, 2018, 2:33 pm

LAOAG CITY-- The heritage province of Ilocos Sur is all set to host the 2018 Palarong Pambansa. “Finally, the long wait is over. The biggest and most spectacular sporting event for student-athletes in the entire country is happening here in Ilocos Sur,” said Governor Ryan Singson on Friday… Read More

Bacolod police sets up 10 election checkpoints

Bacolod police sets up 10 election checkpoints

April 14, 2018, 2:24 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Police has set up 10 checkpoints in line with the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Senior Insp. Armilyn Vargas, the public information officer of the city police, said on Saturday that the checkpoints will be randomly manned by personnel from each… Read More

P12-B road projects seen to end Samar’s insurgency

P12-B road projects seen to end Samar’s insurgency

April 14, 2018, 2:05 pm

JARO, Leyte -- The national government has committed to finance the PHP12 billion needed to construct roads traversing rebel-infested communities in the tri-boundaries of Samar Island. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza said Friday the government has enough funds to help the three provinces of Samar… Read More

Defense chief vows return of troops to Samar this year

Defense chief vows return of troops to Samar this year

April 14, 2018, 1:54 pm

JARO, Leyte -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has assured the return to Eastern Visayas within the year of four army battalions deployed to Mindanao against rebel and terror groups, in a bid to intensify the campaign against insurgency in the region. Lorenzana told reporters on Friday that the… Read More

Hataman urges ARMM LGUs to protect health workers

Hataman urges ARMM LGUs to protect health workers

April 14, 2018, 11:33 am

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has called on local government officials across the region to provide protection to health workers. Hataman’s call came after unidentified gunmen killed Edmiraldo Sollano Wee, a personnel of the… Read More

More than 6K barangay, SK candidates expected in Iloilo City

More than 6K barangay, SK candidates expected in Iloilo City

April 14, 2018, 9:17 am

ILOILO CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in this city is looking at more than 6,000 candidates for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in the May 14 elections. Iloilo City assistant elections officer Jonathan Sayno said their office is ready to receive candidates, who will file… Read More

 Palawan farmers need training on proper coconut planting: PCA

Palawan farmers need training on proper coconut planting: PCA

April 13, 2018, 10:31 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – The coconut authority believes that Palawan’s over 40,000 coco farmers still need to be trained on the proper planting of the tree and to create cooperatives to meet the demand for fruit supply and increase their income.  “Palawan has a huge potential in the… Read More

Comelec sets up checkpoints in Ilocos Norte

Comelec sets up checkpoints in Ilocos Norte

April 13, 2018, 9:42 pm

LAOAG CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) are now preparing for the establishment of checkpoints in the entire province in line with nationwide implementation of election gun ban starting Saturday. To kick-off the start of the… Read More