Retired cop shot dead in Sarrat town

LAOAG CITY, Aug. 9—A retired policemanwas shot dead by a still unidentified man while having a drinking spree with four other companions in San Manuel village, Sarrat town, about 13 kilometers from this city on Tuesday night.The victim was identified as Senior Superintendent Jeffrey Gorospe,... Read More

Special mango industry roadmap forum sought for Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Aug. 9 – A Palawan solon has requested the Department of Agriculture (DA) to conduct a special mango industry roadmap forum to find a far-reaching solution to the decades-long mango pulp weevil (MPW) problem besetting the local mango industry.The request came in the form... Read More

Pupils in ASEAN costumes delight crowd in Dagupan parade

DAGUPAN CITY, Aug. 9 -- Pupils dressed in costumes of people in Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN ) member-countries were the toast of the crowd during a parade that ushered the celebration of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN in Dagupan Tuesday afternoon.The pupils from various schools in... Read More

DPWH-Bicol says it's all systems go for ASEAN meeting in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 8 --- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office here is all set to ensure road safety and cleanliness for the Association of South East Asia Nation (ASEAN) meeting as Albay province is one of the venues of the series of conferences, a top official of the... Read More

City consolidates final medical mission regulation ordinance

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 8 – To ensure that there would be no fly-by-night medical practitioners endangering the health of the residents of Baguio and making money by using as a front outreach activities, the city council is presently consolidating the final copy of the ordinance that will regulate... Read More

6 LGUs in Central Luzon join ASEAN 'Landmark Lighting' activity

CITYOF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 9 -- Six local government units (LGUs) in Central Luzon on Tuesday joined the "Landmark Lighting" activity to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).With the theme: “Under One Light, We Are One ASEAN," the... Read More

Baguio lights up ASEAN @50 landmark despite rains

She said, “if we teach the world how to live, we can be the best lead for the ASEAN.”She urged Cordillerans to be knowledgeable about the ASEAN and benefit from it.“As the Philippines journey in this year’s celebration to welcome the 23 leaders of the world in the country in... Read More

DavOcc inaugurates P22-M mini capitol

MALITA, Davao Occidental, Aug 8 -- Davao Occidental Governor Claude Bautista and Vice Governor Franklin Bautista led employees in the flag-raising ceremony to mark the opening of the new capitol building in Malita Tuesday.Tagged the mini capitol of the newest province of Davao Region, the... Read More

5,000 people join ASEAN landmark lighting rite

DAGUPAN CITY, Aug. 8 -- Some 5,000 students and teachers joined the Landmark Lantern Lighting at the Dagupan City Plaza at 7:00 p.m. today marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on August 8, 1967.Mayor Belen Fernandez, assisted by City... Read More

DavOr lights ASEAN heritage site in Mt. Hamiguitan

HAMIGUITAN, Davao Oriental, Aug 8 – More than a thousand city and municipal mayors, government officials, employees and the residents of Davao Oriental province joined the simultaneous historic lighting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) landmarks in celebration of its 50th... Read More

Laguna cops lauded for quality service

CAMP PACIANO RIZAL, Sta. Cruz, Laguna Aug. 8 – Laguna provincial officer lawyer Mia Antonette Quijano of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) in Region 4A has lauded members of the police force during Monday’s culmination program of the “22nd Police Community Relations (PCR)... Read More

Alaminos bags “Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance”

ALAMINOS, Laguna Aug. 8 – Alaminostown inLaguna bagged the “Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance” award in the regional level from the National Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) during Tuesday afternoon’s presentation rite at the Cultural Center of Laguna... Read More

2 men from Pangasinan nabbed in rent-carnap incident

ALAMINOS CITY, Aug. 8--A rent-carnap syndicate surfaced anew when a missing Toyota Innova owned by a Bulacan businesswoman was traced from two men from Bolinao, Pangasinan Monday night.The police said the suspects were arrested at 8:45 p.m. on board on the complaint of the owner Evangeline Umetso,... Read More

New mayor again for Puerto Princesa before weekend?

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Aug. 8 -- Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida is expecting to return as mayor of this city for the second time following information that the Ombudsman already has an order for beleaguered Mayor Lucilo Bayron to vacate his office.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA)... Read More

ASEAN landmark shines in Iloilo City

The landmark lighting was among the activities lined up to markthe historical milestone of the ASEAN. Fifty historic landmarks were illumintedin areas that served as venues for the regional bloc'smeetings and activities or as hosts of ASEAN centers and institutions.Iloilo City hosted the 22nd Senior... Read More

Vendors in Baguio's tourist destinations to be trained on CPR

BAGUIO CITY, August 8 -- Vendors ofdifferent products at the city’s tourist destinations will all be provided with the skill to attend to emergency situations, to allow them to assist visitors who might be in need especially in cases of a heart attack.Councilor Elmer Datuin, chairman of the... Read More

Guv to prov’l police chief: ‘Make NegOcc peaceful, drug-free’

BACOLOD CITY, Aug. 8 -- Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. on Tuesday directed provincial police chief Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil Jr. to ensure peace and order and continuously fight illegal drugs in the province.Marañon issued the directive as he confirmed that... Read More

RDRRMC-3 cites rescue, disaster teams in Central Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 8 -- The Regional DisasterRisk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) has cited various local government units (LGUs) and institutions for their valuable contribution in the disaster risk reduction and management programs and initiatives in Central... Read More

Isabela to join 50th ASEAN celebrations through landmark lighting

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, August 8– The provincial government of Isabela will be joining the nationwide 50thAssociation of Southeast Asian anniversary byilluminating the six-foot lantern at the Queen Isabela Park on Tuesday night.Troy Alexander Miano, Isabela Tourism Officer, said Gov. Faustino... Read More

Food-for-work program provides relief to Ilocano housewives

LAOAG CITY, Aug. 8—Raquel Obrero, a housewife from Barangay 17, Sarrat town, was trying to stretch her budget for food when she was asked by village officials to help clean the village road and waterways of scattered plastic materials and fallen leaves.After a few hours, she was handed a box... Read More