DA, OPAPP complete P3.3-M PAMANA project in Sorsogon

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), has completed the PHP3.3-million tramline project designed to spur countryside development in a remote and insurgency vulnerable village in Irosin town, Sorsogon province.In a phone interview Tuesday, Emily Bordado,... Read More

Cavite-wide barangay assembly set on Oct. 8

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite -- Cavite’s 829 barangays are set to hold the “Asembliya sa mga Barangay” (village assemblies) simultaneously on October 8 where barangay leaders and local officials could present their plans, programs, and accomplishments to their constituents.In an... Read More

Work accident reporting to be piloted in W. Visayas

ILOILO CITY -- A reporting system that aims to get accurate information about accidents in workplaces will be launched in Western Visayas on October 24 in Bacolod City.“EC Ulat.Me” is a work accident reporting system, said Stephen Barredo, regional officer of the Employees Compensation... Read More

Kilusang Pagbabago Cebu to hold another pro-Duterte rally

CEBU CITY -- The Kilusang Pagbabago Cebu will hold its second "Lihok Suporta" (Support Movement) rally on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Plaza Independencia this city.This was announced by the group in a press conference on Monday at David’s Tea House in Mandaue City.Expected to... Read More

Antique dads urged to fast track ordinance on zipline rate

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao is urging the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to fast track the passage of the ordinance regulating the fee for the zipline in Padlusan Adventure Park in San Remigio town.Cadiao said the zipline is now safe and functional after it... Read More

Angeles City acquires 4 dialysis machines

ANGELES CITY -- The city government here has procured four additional hemodialysis machines and installed at the Renal Care Unit (RCU) of Ospital Ning Angeles (ONA) to serve more indigent residents suffering from kidney disease.The procurement of the dialysis machines was made possible after the... Read More

Army discovers BIFF burial site

COTABATO CITY -- Military and police authorities here disclosed Monday the discovery of a mass grave of members of ISIS-inspired group in a remote village in Datu Salibo, Maguindanao.The discovery came after government forces and its allies, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), overran a stronghold... Read More

25k vacancies up for grabs in Oct. 6 Job Fair

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday announced that 25,000 job vacancies are up for grab on the one-day Job Fair in this city.Some 24 local and overseas placement agencies have confirmed participation at the fair, slated on October 6 at one of the local... Read More

1, 442 Calabarzon cops get promotions

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City –Some 1,442 personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 4A have been promoted a notch higher and took their oath of office during formal rites in this camp on Monday.The personnel are from the Police Regional Office (PRO4A) in Calabarzon region... Read More

City wants all road works done for ‘Ironman’

DAVAO CITY -- The city government of Davao wants all road works in the city finished to pave way for the big triathlon event Alveo Ironman 70.3 in March next year.City Sports and Development Office officer-in-charge Mikee Aportadera said the city government is set to meet with officials of the... Read More

Former rebels get gov't financial aid

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- Gov. Pax Mangudadatu on Sunday lauded the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion for “winning the hearts” of indigenous peoples who were duped into joining the communist movement but returned to the folds of the law.“Congratulations, job well done, keep it... Read More

NPA leader yields to Army in NoCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- A sub-leader of communist rebels operating in North Cotabato and Bukidnon suspected to be involved in the July ambush of President Duterte’s security personnel, decided to surrender to military authorities after he realized he was duped by New Peoples’ Army, the... Read More

Rebel returnees win 2017 'Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya' tilt

ILOILO CITY -- The Cabualan family from Leon, Iloilo was declared grand champion in this year’s national search for "Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya" of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).The family brought home the PHP30, 000 cash prize and a plaque, said 4Ps information... Read More

Funding to stabilize vital bridge in Koronadal sought

KORONADAL CITY -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 has requested additional funding from its central office to stabilize a vital bridge here that has been threatened by perennial flooding.Basir Ibrahim, DPWH Region 12 director, said Monday they submitted a request for... Read More

Reforms in SoCot barangay justice system pushed

KORONADAL CITY -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in South Cotabato is pushing for the implementation of various reforms to improve the barangay justice system in the province.Aurora Andrea de Pedro, DILG provincial director, said Monday they are currently assisting the... Read More

86,000 migratory birds arrive in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Over the last two weeks, around 86,000 migratory birds weredocumented to have converged at an emerging sanctuary area in the coastal town of Glan in Sarangani Province.The volume of birds broke last year's 78,817 record.Lawyer Emma Nebran, former executive director of the... Read More

Negrenses told to be aware of consumer rights

BACOLOD CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urged Negrenses to be aware of their basic consumer rights as the agency leads the observance of Consumer Welfare Month this October.Engiemar Tupas, senior trade and industry development specialist of DTI-Negros Occidental, said on Monday... Read More

PSA conducts listing of farm households

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is conducting listing of farm households to update its database on agriculture here in Region 9.Mark Anthony Belderol, PSA-Zamboanga district officer-in-charge, on Monday said they have employed the services of 89 enumerators to gather the... Read More

5 community ports to rise in northern Iloilo

ILOILO CITY -- Five community ports in some islands in northern Iloilo will be constructed in 2018, according to Fifth District Representative Raul Tupas on Monday.These community ports will be constructed in Polopiña and Tambaliza islands in Concepcion, Iloilo; and Calagnaan, Gigantes Sur... Read More

Bodies of 2 slain NPA rebels recovered

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Two bodies possibly belonging to New People’s Army (NPA) members were retrieved by government forces ar sitio Tambo, Barangay Binicalan in San Luis, Agusan del Sur, late Sunday afternoon, the military said Monday.Based on a report by Philippine Army’s 4th... Read More