Police secure ASEAN cooperation meeting in Boracay

BORACAY Island, Aklan -- The Aklan Provincial Police Office (APPO) together with the Joint Task Force Boracay has expressed readiness to secure the holding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in this resort island which started on Tuesday."We were told to expect 30-50 ASEAN... Read More

Rebels attack PNP, military positions in Caraga

SURIGAO CITY -- Armed men believed to be members of the New People's Army (NPA) attacked police targets in Caraga Region Tuesday (Nov. 14), a day after abducting two policemen in Surigao del Norte town of Placer.NPA combatants torched two commercial trucks on a highway Tuesday morning in the Agusan... Read More

Mayor vows support to war on drugs amid Napolcom order

COTABATO CITY -- A town mayor in North Cotabato has vowed to continue supporting the national government’s war on hard drugs even as he was stripped of his supervision power over the local police.Mayor Christopher Cuan of Libungan town said the Department of Interior and Local Government... Read More

Silay City, Habitat for Humanity implement P45-M housing project

BACOLOD CITY -- The City of Silay in Negros Occidental has partnered with the Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation Inc. (HHPFI) for the implementation of a PHP45-million housing project.Mayor Mark Andrew Golez and HHPFI Managing Director Michael Meaney signed on Monday a Memorandum of... Read More

CSC seeks designation of Values Restoration Officers

PALO, Leyte -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Eastern Visayas has reiterated its call to each government agencies based in the region to designate two Values Restoration Officers (VRO) to help eliminate corruption in government service.The VRO is expected to carry out the campaign to restore... Read More

Tagum City to light giant holiday tree

TAGUM CITY – On its second year, the Tagum City government is all set for the giant holiday tree lighting next week, promising a brighter and colorful Yuletide program led by Mayor Allan Rellon.“This year the giant holiday tree will be more elaborate, more colorful and more symbolic,... Read More

Madrigal to assume as new Eastmincom chief

DAVAO CITY -- Major General Benjamin Madrigal will assume as the new Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) commander Wednesday, replacing Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, who was named the Armed Forces Chief of Staff.A change of command ceremony will be conducted Wednesday to formally turn over the... Read More

Davao police to implement one-strike policy

DAVAO CITY -- The Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 is ready to implement the "one-strike policy" during the Christmas season.PRO 11 public information officer Chief Insp. Andrea Dela Cerna said that based on the order released by PNP Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa, the moment the police... Read More

‘Bring Home a Friend’ seen to hike tourist arrivals

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing at least 5 percent growth in tourist arrivals in Eastern Visayas region with the launching of its Bring Home a Friend to the Philippines (BHAF) campaign.DOT Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes said the campaign would greatly benefit the... Read More

Armed men abduct 2 cops in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY—Armed men in bonnets snatched two police officers in broad daylight while on duty at a busy intersection in Placer town, Surigao del Norte, at around 1 p.m. Monday.Police Senior Supt. Anthony Maghari, police provincial director, identified the abducted policemen as PO2 John Paul... Read More

Family feud triggers clashes in NoCot

MATALAM, North Cotabato -- A member of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was killed after a member of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) shot him on Sunday in a remote village here, triggering clashes between two Moro fronts.Police believe family feud and not an organization conflict between... Read More

Troops recover 30 firearms in Marawi clearing ops

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Seaborne personnel have discovered 30 assorted high-powered firearms in Lake Lanao believed to have been disposed by terrorists who fled from Marawi City, the military reported on Monday.Brig. Gen. Roseller Murillo, Army’s 1st Infantry Division commander, said the... Read More

SK town exec, hubby nabbed in drug raid

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Anti-drug operatives arrested an acting municipal treasurer in Sultan Kudarat province and her husband who were tagged as members of an emerging drug group in the area in an operation over the weekend in a subdivision here.Gil Cesario Castro, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency... Read More

DSWD allots P2-M for 4Ps in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 has allotted some P2 million for the rollout of a livelihood project for beneficiaries here of the flagship Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program.Abdulquddoz Barambangan, DSWD-12 project development officer,... Read More

Maguindanao execs want chapel attackers prosecuted soonest

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao -- Local officials want the perpetrators of the arson attempt on a Catholic chapel here identified, arrested and prosecuted as soon as possible.Mayor Marop Ampatuan of Shariff Aguak said Sunday that he has requested the municipal police to identify the culprits and... Read More

N. Cotabato execs ask for Army augmentation

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Amid rising atrocities committed by communist New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in North Cotabato, the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) has asked the Philippine Army for augmentation force in the province’s second district.In a resolution, the PPOC, chaired by Governor... Read More

'Aquaman' conquers Bohol seas

PANGLAO, Bohol – Lawyer and environmental advocate Ingemar "Pinoy Aquaman" Macarine endured the strong current on Sunday (November 12) to complete his swim from Pamilacan Island to Panglao Island in this province.A long distance swimmer in his early 40s, Macarine admitted almost giving up as... Read More

Davao police officer shot dead by NPA rebels

DAVAO CITY – A member of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) assigned at the Intelligence Section of the Tugbok Police Station was shot dead by two suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who asked for a free ride Monday morning in Barangay Valencia, Tugbok District, this... Read More

1 dead, 2 wounded in S. Cotabato shooting

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Police have launched a deeper investigation into an altercation between a group of soldiers and civilians outside a bar in Polomolok town in South Cotabato early Sunday that left a person dead and two others injured.Sr. Supt. Franklin Alvero, South Cotabato police director,... Read More

Diocese of Dumaguete creates Commission on Climate Change

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Diocese of Dumaguete has created a Commission on Climate Change to be actively involved in the protection and conservation of the environment.This is one of the new commissions created by the Diocese of Dumaguete as part of its roadmap in the next five to 10 years, which... Read More