NIA optimizes use of dams for hydro power, tourism

DAGUPAN CITY--The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is now optimizing the use of all its existing water dams, numbering 357 in the entire country, for hydro-power and tourism purposes to further boost the economic development of the country.This was bared by NIA Director General Ricardo... Read More

CALABARZON MSMEs on 20-day business mission to Canada, US

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna -- A select group of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the Calabarzon region (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) has embarked on a 20-day business mission to Canada and the US from Nov. 12 to Dec. 2 this year.The local entrepreneurs were accompanied by... Read More

Laguna PNP holds inter-office basketball tournament

CAMP GEN. PACIANO RIZAL, Sta. Cruz, Laguna -- Laguna cops took time off from their grueling duties by organizing their basketball league which opened Wednesday at the newly-built multi-purpose covered court at the police provincial command headquarters here.Laguna police provincial director Senior... Read More

Suspected rapist in Mindoro falls in Batangas

CAMP GEN. MALVAR, Batangas City -- A suspected rapist from Oriental Mindoro was finally captured by joint operatives in Tanauan City after eluding arrest for more than six years.Acting Batangas Provincial Director Chief Supt. Alden Delvas on Wednesday said the suspected rapist was Jomar Porcino... Read More

Iloilo airport gears up for influx of passengers

ILOILO CITY -- The management of the Iloilo International Airport has assured that this early they are now considering all necessary preparations for the influx of passengers this holiday season.In an interview Tuesday afternoon, Airport Manager Ma.Mecine T. Reyes said they would carry out "Oplan... Read More

Car robbers strike twice in Calamba

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – City cops are continuing their probe on two robbery incidents where perpetrators broke car windows known as “basag-kotse” which victimized two foreign nationals in separate incidents in only a week at the parking lots of two malls in this city.City police... Read More

Iloilo community college hopes to benefit from free tuition law

ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo City Community College (ICC) is looking forward to benefit from Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act which was signed into law last August.School administrator Ma.Mathilde T. Octavio on Wednesday said that ICC was the only local... Read More

Gov’t extends aid to rebel returnees in Northern Samar

TACLOBAN CITY -- The government on Thursday awarded cash assistance to six former rebels in the province who are recipients of local integration programs.The six rebel returnees received PHP807,000 cash and livelihood aid from national government agencies and Northern Samar provincial government.The... Read More

Inter-agency group validating info on 21 Abra ‘narco-pols’

BANGUED, Abra – An inter-agency group composed of government law enforcement units is validating the latest list of politicians reportedly involved in illegal drugs downloaded by Malacañang, with 21 of them coming from this province.Julius Paderes, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency... Read More

Iloilo cops lead fun run vs illegal drugs

ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) will conduct a fun run on November 24 to encourage public to stay away from illegal drugs.Dubbed “Illegal Drug Awareness and Resistance Education (I.D.A.R.E) to Run 2017,” the activity will be held in Pavia, Iloilo.In an interview... Read More

Baguio folks see good results from PH hosting of ASEAN Summit  

BAGUIO CITY— Residents here see positive things happening after the country’s hosting of the 31st ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit and related meetings.Raquel Lachica, a court employee, said there is a lot of positive things that can result from the just concluded... Read More

Filipino mutual benefit group cited in London confab

BAY, Laguna – The Center for Agriculture and Rural Development-Mutual Benefit Association (CARD-MBA) has been cited as one of the leading mutual insurers by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) during its biennial conference in London, United Kingdom.Flordeliza... Read More

Quezon town sustains shelter for youth offenders

LUCBAN, Quezon – Mayor Olivier Dator vowed Wednesday to sustain the town’s “Shelter for Youth Offenders and Crisis Center”, which he described as the province’s pioneering shelter for youth offenders and children in conflict with the-law (CICL).Celebrating the... Read More

Robredo launches ‘Istorya ng Pag-asa’ in Iloilo City

ILOILO CITY -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday launched in this city a program seeking to encourage Ilonggos to share stories of hope to inspire and move people.Dubbed ‘Istorya ng Pag-asa,’ the program is one of the core advocacy programs of the Office of the Vice President... Read More

Iloilo City’s heritage tourism gets priority

ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo City Festival Committee (ICFC) is promoting heritage tourism by getting the services of its former city tourism and development officer Benito Jimena.Fresh from his trip to Vietnam, Jimena on Wednesday underscored the need to promote the heritage tourism in the city like... Read More

Cops join Batangas’ anti-drug campaign as lecturers

BATANGAS CITY – Police here have been serving as lecturers in anti-drug abuse seminars for students in line with its intensified information and education campaign about the ill effects of hard drugs not only in campuses but in the community as a whole.Batangas provincial public information... Read More

East Visayas new dev’t plan adopts climate change strategies

TACLOBAN CITY -- The ‎‎2017-2022 Eastern Visayas Regional Development Plan (RDP) has included one chapter for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (DRR-CCAM), making it distinctive than plans of other regions in the country.National Economic Development... Read More

Maynilad announces water interruptions in Imus City

IMUS CITY, Cavite – Maynilad Water consumers in Barangays Anabu, Bayan Luma, Bucandala, Casadang Bago, Malagasang and Tanzang Luma in this city will experience interrupted water supply services from 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 until 7 a.m. on Nov. 17.The water firm, in an announcement on Wednesday, said... Read More

Cavite MSME bizcon reset to Dec. 6 in Tagaytay City

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – Event organizers of the 4th Cavite MSMEs Business Conference on Wednesday said the conference initially scheduled on Nov. 17 has been postponed to Dec. 6 at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in Tagaytay City.Event host Cavite, through its Provincial... Read More

Palawan LGUs receive maps for disaster readiness

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) had given the Palawan provincial government and its 23 municipalities copies of a map they could use to manage watersheds, determine flood-prone areas, and prepare for disasters.Provincial Information Officer Gil... Read More