Provincial

2 Koronadal City blast suspects nabbed

2 Koronadal City blast suspects nabbed

May 28, 2018, 5:12 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Police operatives arrested over the weekend two of the four alleged suspects in the bomb explosion beside a Catholic church in Koronadal City last April 29 that left two persons injured.Chief Supt. Marcelo Morales, Region 12 police director, said suspects Sukarno Paidumama… Read More

SAP Go visits soldier killed in clash in NPA

SAP Go visits soldier killed in clash in NPA

May 28, 2018, 4:59 pm

ILOILO CITY – After visiting the wake of slain overseas Filipino worker, Angelo Claveria, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Sunday went to see the family of PFC Vicente A. Marcon, in Cabatuan, this city. Marcon was one of the soldiers who died in an encounter… Read More

Islamic preacher: Alms for Muslims from unlawful source forbidden

Islamic preacher: Alms for Muslims from unlawful source forbidden

May 28, 2018, 4:49 pm

COTABATO CITY--A Muslim cleric on Sunday reminded all Muslims that charity from unlawful sources is “haram” (forbidden).Alms-giving is one of the acts Muslims may perform during the month-long fasting, according to Islamic Cleric Abuhuraira Abdulrahman Udasan, the grand mufti of Central… Read More

Faith tourism makes way in Ilocos Norte

Faith tourism makes way in Ilocos Norte

May 28, 2018, 3:35 pm

LAOAG CITY -- A cove with crystal clear waters in Sitio Pagetpet, La Milagrosa village in Badoc, Ilocos Norte has become more popular to local and foreign tourists these days as people search for alternative sites to relax and spend quality time with family and friends. But more than that, some… Read More

Measles spike prompts massive vaccination drive in Sibugay

Measles spike prompts massive vaccination drive in Sibugay

May 28, 2018, 1:53 pm

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay--The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has been tasked to conduct a massive campaign to contain the rise of measles cases in this province.Gov. Wilter Palma issued the order on Monday after his office received the IPHO report indicating a high number of recorded… Read More

SAP Go seeks justice for slain Ilonggo OFW in SoKor

SAP Go seeks justice for slain Ilonggo OFW in SoKor

May 27, 2018, 11:42 pm

CABATUAN, Iloilo — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Sunday vowed that the government will do its best to provide immediate justice to Angelo Claveria, the slain overseas Filipino worker found in a septic tank in South Korea. Claveria’s remains arrived… Read More

NPA rebel dies, 3 soldiers wounded in Davao Oriental clash

NPA rebel dies, 3 soldiers wounded in Davao Oriental clash

May 27, 2018, 8:08 pm

DAVAO CITY -- A New People's Army (NPA) rebel was killed while three soldiers were wounded in an encounter in the Davao Oriental town of Lupon on Saturday afternoon. Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, Police Regional Office 11 spokesperson, identified the wounded troopers as Sgt. Benjie A. Ortizano, Pfc.… Read More

Skeletal remains of Ilonggo OFW arrive; kin cries for justice

Skeletal remains of Ilonggo OFW arrive; kin cries for justice

May 27, 2018, 6:56 pm

ILOILO CITY -- It was a silent but an emotional reunion for the family of Angelo Claveria as his skeletal remains arrived Sunday morning at his hometown in Cabatuan, Iloilo. His mother, Angelita, and his seven siblings were quietly in tears as they met his remains, sealed inside a four-foot long… Read More

Aussie bizmen seek opportunities in Cebu, Mindanao

Aussie bizmen seek opportunities in Cebu, Mindanao

May 27, 2018, 6:05 pm

DAVAO CITY--A number of Manila-based Australian investors are looking beyond the National Capital Region to find business opportunities, the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines said.Ambassador Amanda Gorely said this in an interview shortly before the opening program of the Philippines… Read More

5 Mindanao rural banks join blockchain initiative pilot run

5 Mindanao rural banks join blockchain initiative pilot run

May 27, 2018, 5:32 pm

DAVAO CITY--Five rural banks in Mindanao have been picked to pilot the blockchain initiative of the Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) and ConsenSy, a US-based blockchain software technology company.UnionBank chair Dr. Justo Ortiz said Thursday the bank's i2i Project aims to bring unbanked… Read More

Tuguegarao SK officials take oath of office

Tuguegarao SK officials take oath of office

May 27, 2018, 1:13 pm

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- At least 48 newly-elected Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairmen and hundreds of SK Kagawad officials took their oath of office at the Valley Hotel in Peñablanca, Cagayan on Saturday. City Mayor Jefferson Soriano, who administered the oath-taking, said the city had long been… Read More

Nueva Vizcaya fetes farmers, vows support to agri efforts

Nueva Vizcaya fetes farmers, vows support to agri efforts

May 27, 2018, 12:38 pm

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya -- Farmers in the province were honored and recognized by the provincial government here Saturday (May 26) as part of the province’s celebration of the local Farmers and Fisherfolk’s Month celebration.The occasion, the first-ever Farmers and Fisherfolk’s Day (FFD) at… Read More

Kalinga feted for rice yield anew, to plow back prize to produce more

Kalinga feted for rice yield anew, to plow back prize to produce more

May 26, 2018, 8:33 pm

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — Kalinga province has been recognized for the third time as among the "seven outstanding provinces" in rice production nationwide for 2017, the Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Cordillera Administrative Region has announced. The recognition came after Kalinga, known as… Read More

Male giant sperm whale found dead off Zamboanga

Male giant sperm whale found dead off Zamboanga

May 26, 2018, 6:55 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--A male giant sperm whale or “cachalot” was found dead floating near Sacol Island located east of this city, an official said Friday.Dr. Arnedo Agbayani, Animal Health Division chief of the Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVet), said they were not able to conduct necropsy to… Read More

Coast guard activates station in Turtle Islands town

Coast guard activates station in Turtle Islands town

May 26, 2018, 6:53 pm

Small motorboats waits for passengers at the coast of downtown Bongao, Tawi-Tawi to be ferried to other parts of the province. (File photo by: Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.) ZAMBOANGA CITY--The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has activated a station in the Turtle Islands Municipality, Tawi-Tawi, the… Read More

40 Batangas City inmates complete JHS Alternative Learning System

40 Batangas City inmates complete JHS Alternative Learning System

May 26, 2018, 6:42 pm

BATANGAS CITY – Some 40 inmates of the San Jose Sico Jail here completed on Friday their Junior High School through the Alternative Learning System educational program of the Department of Education, in partnership with the city government and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). ALS… Read More

Ejercito to probe ‘sub-standard’ housing project in Iloilo

Ejercito to probe ‘sub-standard’ housing project in Iloilo

May 26, 2018, 6:11 pm

ILOILO CITY-- Senate chairperson on housing committee JV Ejercito will inspect and investigate the alleged sub-standard housing project in Concepcion, Iloilo for victims of typhoon Yolanda. “We will look into that. So far, I only visited Tacloban and Compostela,” he said in a press conference… Read More

21 entrepreneurs finish ‘Kapatid Mentor ME Program’

21 entrepreneurs finish ‘Kapatid Mentor ME Program’

May 26, 2018, 4:50 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A total of 21 Micro, Small, and Medium Entrepreneurs graduated from the 11-week “Kapatid Mentor ME Program” of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here Friday.DTI Provincial Director Ceferino Rubio said the graduates comprised the first batch of the agency’s 2018… Read More

NoCot police director orders probe on Carmen town killings

NoCot police director orders probe on Carmen town killings

May 26, 2018, 4:18 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY--The head of the North Cotabato Police on Friday ordered a probe on the rash of killings in Carmen town.Senior Supt. Maximo Layugan, provincial police director, has directed Carmen town police chief, Chief Insp. Julius Malcontento, to dig deeper into the two shooting incidents that… Read More

Zambo City marks 35th International AIDS candlelight memorial

Zambo City marks 35th International AIDS candlelight memorial

May 26, 2018, 4:08 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--The local government, through the City Health Office, joined the 35th International Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) candlelight memorial here Friday afternoon.Anchored on the theme, “Reflecting on our past, preparing for our future,” the activity is held annually to… Read More