Provincial

Training-workshop enlightens Ilocos farmers on biotech agriculture

Training-workshop enlightens Ilocos farmers on biotech agriculture

May 5, 2018, 10:29 pm

LAOAG CITY— Farmer-leaders from various parts of the province gathered together for a two-day training and to get to know more about modern biotechnology. Organized by the Asian Farmer's Regional Network (ASFARNET) Philippine chapter - an organization of farmers and interested stakeholders… Read More

4 cops hurt in IED blast in Masbate

4 cops hurt in IED blast in Masbate

May 5, 2018, 10:21 pm

LEGAZPI CITY ---At least four members of the Police Regional Special Operations Task Group (RSOTG) deployed in Masbate on Monday were wounded when an improvised explosive device went off along the provincial road of Barangay Cajunday in Baleno town Saturday morning. The injured policemen were… Read More

Tuguegarao City SK and Barangay bets sign peace covenant

Tuguegarao City SK and Barangay bets sign peace covenant

May 5, 2018, 10:19 pm

TUGUEGARAO CITY - Candidates for the May 14 synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls here signed a peace covenant Saturday. The Archdiocese of Tuguegarao, the Commission on Election (Comelec) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) initiated the peace covenant signing at the cathedral… Read More

First election peace covenant held in Bataan

First election peace covenant held in Bataan

May 5, 2018, 10:03 pm

SAMAL, Bataan — The Commission on Elections (Comelec), in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Interior and Local Government(DILG), on Saturday conducted here the first peace covenant in the province in connection with the May 14 elections for barangay and… Read More

Gov't nurse killed, 2 hurt in Maguindanao ambush

Gov't nurse killed, 2 hurt in Maguindanao ambush

May 5, 2018, 9:37 pm

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao -- A nurse of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s humanitarian team was killed while two of her four companions, including two town councilors, were injured in an ambush at the highway in Barangay Tenorio here Saturday afternoon.Registered nurse Betsy Yap, a… Read More

Baguio gets P225-million share from export firms

Baguio gets P225-million share from export firms

May 5, 2018, 9:26 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- The city government of Baguio has received its share of PHP225 million from the 2017 operation of exporting companies, particularly, in Loakan. The exporting firms are operating under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), which entitles local government hosts to a… Read More

 6 barangays in Cebu town to be placed on poll watch list

6 barangays in Cebu town to be placed on poll watch list

May 5, 2018, 8:16 pm

CEBU CITY -- The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CCPO) will recommend the inclusion of six barangays in Tuburan, Cebu to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) watch list for the May 14 polls. CPPO Director Sr. Supt. Edgar Alan Okubo on Saturday said the six barangays in Tuburan to be placed under… Read More

Zambo mayor tells voters to choose the right candidates

Zambo mayor tells voters to choose the right candidates

May 5, 2018, 6:47 pm

Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar addresses the city government employees during Monday's flag ceremony in front of City Hall. (Photo courtesy: City Hall PIO) ZAMBOANGA CITY - Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has echoed President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent call for voters to choose… Read More

Kin of Maguindanao beheading victims cry for justice

Kin of Maguindanao beheading victims cry for justice

May 5, 2018, 6:44 pm

PARANG, Maguindanao—Relatives of two farmers beheaded by an organized crime group here demanded justice as they buried the victims  Friday. “We only need justice for our slain relatives,” Emily, 34, sister of farmer Cesar Fermin who, along with Jaybob Bestas, were beheaded by armed men… Read More

 CENRO employee nabbed for illegal drugs

CENRO employee nabbed for illegal drugs

May 5, 2018, 5:00 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- An employee of the City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) here was nabbed Friday evening for illegal drugs in a checkpoint along Dolores Intersection this city. Policemen, led by Senior Inspector Wimerra Jean D. Saldia. flagged down Jhay John Bondoc Roque,… Read More

Promote NegOcc in Russia, envoy urges gov

Promote NegOcc in Russia, envoy urges gov

May 5, 2018, 4:30 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev urged Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. to promote Negros Occidental in travel and tourism trade shows in Russia. Khovaev, with his First Secretary Dmitry Larionov, met with the governor at the Provincial Capitol on Friday as part of his three-day visit… Read More

No campaign materials on trees: DENR

No campaign materials on trees: DENR

May 5, 2018, 4:25 pm

CEBU CITY -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources 7 (Central Visayas) has warned candidates in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections and their supporters not to tack or nail campaign materials on trees. The warning was issued Friday by DENR-7 Director Gilbert… Read More

ARMM campaign period ‘peaceful’ as cops nab 2 gun ban violators

ARMM campaign period ‘peaceful’ as cops nab 2 gun ban violators

May 5, 2018, 4:23 pm

PARANG, Maguindanao -- Two persons were arrested Friday for possession of high-powered guns in neighboring Sultan Kudarat town. Chief Supt. Graciano Mijares, police director for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said the two suspects were arrested in connection with the prevailing… Read More

Army detonates IEDs in Maguindanao highway 

Army detonates IEDs in Maguindanao highway 

May 5, 2018, 4:03 pm

DATU SAUDI AMPATUAN, Maguindanao—Military bomb experts deactivated Saturday two powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by suspected local terrorists along this town’s national highway.Lt. Colonel Gerry Besana, spokesperson of the Army’s Task Force Joint Central, said the two… Read More

1 rebel killed, 3 soldiers hurt in Iloilo clashes

1 rebel killed, 3 soldiers hurt in Iloilo clashes

May 5, 2018, 3:53 pm

ILOILO CITY -- A rebel was killed and three soldiers were wounded in separate encounters between troops of the Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion (61st IB) and members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Iloilo province on Saturday morning. The rebel was killed in the first encounter in… Read More

DA wants more farmers’ coops in Palawan’s remote areas

DA wants more farmers’ coops in Palawan’s remote areas

May 5, 2018, 3:49 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Farmers in the upland and interior villages of Palawan province should form themselves into associations or cooperatives to gain access to government loan and credit services. Department of Agriculture 4B (Mimaropa) Director Antonio Gerundio said in an interview… Read More

 PCIC turns over P977K insurance claims of farmers

PCIC turns over P977K insurance claims of farmers

May 5, 2018, 3:34 pm

MIAG-AO, Iloilo -- The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) on Friday turned over the PHP977,000 indemnity claims of 80 farmers from Miag-ao this province whose production has failed due to calamity. However, the funds did not go to directly to farmers but were released to the Rural Bank… Read More

Cebu City police to monitor campaign activities

Cebu City police to monitor campaign activities

May 5, 2018, 2:14 pm

CEBU CITY -- The start of the campaign period here Friday was generally peaceful except for an incident in Barangay Carreta where two rival parties crossed paths and reportedly exchanged heated words. Cebu City Police Director Senior Supt. Joel Doria said they will intensify their monitoring of… Read More

Nominations for 2018 most outstanding Bacolodnons now open

Nominations for 2018 most outstanding Bacolodnons now open

May 5, 2018, 2:12 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The city government has launched this year’s edition of “Ang Banwahanon Awards”, a search for the most outstanding resident of Bacolod. The Banwahanon Awards Committee, chaired by George Zulueta, opened on Friday the acceptance of nominations for the recognition given only to… Read More

DA to strengthen farmers’ loan program

DA to strengthen farmers’ loan program

May 5, 2018, 1:06 pm

MIAG-AO, Iloilo -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) will strengthen its loan program for farmers, taking inspiration from those who have already benefitted from the Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) program. DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Friday they are planning to organize provincial loan… Read More