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

Suspected robbers nabbed for ASEAN gun ban

DASMARIŇAS CITY, Cavite – This city police arrested suspected riding-in-tandem robbers along Molino Road, Barangay Paliparan 3 in this city for violating the 15-day ban on carrying of firearms for the duration of the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings. Dasmariñas City police officers... Read More

Cauayan City mulls creation of incident management team

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela -- The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) here is proposing the creation of an incident management team to take charge, not only during the time of disasters, but also in holding big events in the city.CDRRM Officer Ronald Viloria said the incident... Read More

Cebu culinary festival starts Thursday

CEBU CITY -- The Cebu Provincial Tourism Office will hold its annual “Eats Meets West” Culinary Festival on November 16-19 at the Cebu Provincial Capitol here.However, the grand opening on Thursday will be held in Tuburan, Cebu to give the municipality the opportunity to showcase its... Read More

DOJ Baguio reports 99% disposition of cases

BAGUIO CITY — The City Prosecutor’s Office under the Department of Justice (DOJ) has reported a 99.94 percent accomplishment rate in the disposition of cases from January to September this year.City Prosecution service chief, Atty. Elmer Manuel Sagsago, in a report submitted to the city... Read More

Casa Real expects completion by mid-2018

DAGUPAN CITY -- Pangasinan Second District Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil has assured the completion of the restoration of the old Casa Real, the first seat of the provincial government in Pangasinan during the Spanish era, by the middle of next year.Bataoil said he followed up with the Tourism... Read More

Late exec hailed as peacemaker in Negros

DUMAGUETE CITY - For the first time, both the executive and legislative branches of government in Negros Oriental have admitted that the late Provincial Board Member Arturo Umbac was the emissary/bridge who opened the line of communication between the two branches of government that had been engaged... Read More

Quezon's Q1K poster finalist in 2017 World Hospital Congress

LUCENA CITY, Quezon -- The Quezon’s First 1000 Days of Life (Q1K) Program of this province has been adjudged finalist in the Poster Presentation Category at the 41st World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF).The Q1K's winning entry falls under the category... Read More

PNP-NegOr resumes online survey on performance evaluation  

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Philippine National Police’s (PNP) office in Negros Oriental province has resumed its online survey on performance evaluation as part of the PNP Patrol Plan 2030.“The community engagement form is actually an online survey to measure public understanding and... Read More

Dagupan to borrow P590-M for new city hall construction

DAGUPAN CITY -- Mayor Belen Fernandez said Tuesday that the city government will borrow PHP590 million for the construction of its new city hall on a donated land along the newly designated Pantal-Lucao growth center.Fernandez refuted allegations by critics that the city is borrowing more than PHP1... Read More

Reds tagged in militiaman’s slay in NegOr  

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Suspected members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) are believed to be behind the killing of a civilian volunteer whose lifeless body was found late Monday in Siaton, Negros Oriental.Initial police report identified the victim as Gelino M. Vailoces, 52, resident of... Read More

Federation of agrarian reform coops in NegOcc pushed

CADIZ CITY -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Negros Occidental-North is pushing for the creation of a federation of agrarian reform cooperatives for the entire province as a measure to mitigate the possible adverse challenges of ASEAN integration among farmer-beneficiaries.Provincial... Read More

11-hour power outage to affect parts of Nueva Ecija, Aurora Friday  

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija -- The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said some parts of Nueva Ecija and Aurora provinces will experience an 11-hour power interruption on November 17.The brownout, scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., will affect parts being serviced by the Nueva Ecija... Read More