Provincial

Ilocos Norte PNP gears up for May 14 polls

Ilocos Norte PNP gears up for May 14 polls

April 11, 2018, 5:18 pm

LAOAG CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has intensified security preparations for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Senior Supt. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr., Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) director, said personnel of the PNP have strengthened… Read More

P12-M marijuana, shabu seized in Cebu

P12-M marijuana, shabu seized in Cebu

April 11, 2018, 4:03 pm

CEBU CITY -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) seized an estimated PHP9 million worth of marijuana plants and PHP3 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” in separate operations here on Tuesday. PDEA-7 agents raided a marijuana plantation in… Read More

DepEd, UNDP to launch computerization, solar power projects in El Nido

DepEd, UNDP to launch computerization, solar power projects in El Nido

April 11, 2018, 2:37 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The Department of Education (DepEd) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are set to launch this month the expansion of information and communications technology (ICT) and solar power program in Bagong Bayan Elementary School (BBES) in El Nido. The… Read More

Pangasinan town opens Museo Mangaldan

Pangasinan town opens Museo Mangaldan

April 11, 2018, 1:35 pm

MANGALDAN, Pangasinan -- The municipal government here has opened to the public on Tuesday its “Museo Mangaldan,” which features the town’s history and culture. Executive assistant Butch Biagtan told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday that the two-story museum houses old… Read More

PNP testing center in Palawan sought

PNP testing center in Palawan sought

April 11, 2018, 12:50 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – A Palawan provincial board member on Tuesday requested the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to open a testing center for potential examinees here to reduce expenses and to encourage more applicants to join the state police force. Board Member Sharon Onda… Read More

P3.7-M worth of shabu seized in Bacolod

P3.7-M worth of shabu seized in Bacolod

April 11, 2018, 12:49 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- An estimated PHP3.7 million worth of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) were seized by operatives of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) in a buy-bust operation at Barangay 33 here Tuesday night. A report released by the Bacolod City Police Office on Wednesday showed the… Read More

Palawan dads slam DENR on El Nido crackdown

Palawan dads slam DENR on El Nido crackdown

April 11, 2018, 12:29 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Members of Palawan’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial board) have criticized the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) over the 30-day notice of eviction it issued to an initial list of 79 establishments for violating the… Read More

Bogo City council approves curfew for minors

Bogo City council approves curfew for minors

April 11, 2018, 12:28 pm

CEBU CITY -- The City Council of Bogo approved on Tuesday proposed Ordinance No. 006-2017, imposing curfew hours within the territorial jurisdiction of the city. The City of Bogo Public Information Office said the measure seeks to keep minors safe and address the problem in juvenile crimes. The… Read More

More 3G parks to rise in Ilocos Norte

More 3G parks to rise in Ilocos Norte

April 11, 2018, 11:34 am

LAOAG CITY—To promote an active lifestyle and overall wellness in the community, the Ilocos Norte government is set to establish more three-generational (3G) playgrounds and fitness parks in several schools of the province. A 3G-park refers to a communal space where children, adults and the… Read More

Ex-OFWs in Central Visayas get livelihood aid from DOLE

Ex-OFWs in Central Visayas get livelihood aid from DOLE

April 11, 2018, 10:41 am

CEBU CITY -- The National Reintegration Center for OFWs in Central Visayas (NRCO-7), a bureau of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), has given out a total of PHP150,000 livelihood assistance to distressed female returning OFWs in the region recently. Regional NRCO coordinator Dexter… Read More

Pangasinan Reformation Center starts training for drug surrenderers

Pangasinan Reformation Center starts training for drug surrenderers

April 11, 2018, 10:36 am

BURGOS, Pangasinan -- A total of 28 male drug reformists here are now on their second day of training for the integrated reformation program under the Pangasinan Reformation Center (PRC). Eugenie Guiang, officer in charge of PRC in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday,… Read More

Bitcoin investors flock to NBI, CIDG to file complaint vs Ordonio

Bitcoin investors flock to NBI, CIDG to file complaint vs Ordonio

April 10, 2018, 10:00 pm

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija -- Investors who poured huge amount to New G, a crypto currency stocks led by now detained Arnel Ordonio, continued to flock to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) here to file complaint on Tuesday.… Read More

Mt. Province tags Ejercito as adopted son, grateful for his help

Mt. Province tags Ejercito as adopted son, grateful for his help

April 10, 2018, 9:56 pm

BONTOC, Mountain Province -- Senator Joseph Victor G. Ejercito was given the name "Bulanglang" as an adopted son of Mountain Province at the 14th Lang-ay Festival and 51st founding anniversary of the upland province, where he was invited as the guest speaker on Tuesday. Ejercito is the chairman of… Read More

5 barangay officials in Abra, two others surrender guns

5 barangay officials in Abra, two others surrender guns

April 10, 2018, 9:42 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Five barangay officials in Abra and two others have voluntarily surrendered their loose firearms to the police stations in their respective towns under the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR). Police Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza, Regional Director of PROCOR,… Read More

PSA-CAR starts 1st phase of PH business census 2018

PSA-CAR starts 1st phase of PH business census 2018

April 10, 2018, 9:35 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Cordillera will start updating the list of establishments in this upland region on April 16, as part of the first phase of the Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI). Villafe Alibuyog, regional director of PSA-Cordillera… Read More

Police arrest drug personalities in Dumaguete

Police arrest drug personalities in Dumaguete

April 10, 2018, 9:30 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel have arrested two suspected drug personalities at a local hotel here. The Dumaguete police, headed by Supt. Jonathan Pineda, on Monday apprehended suspects Moises Dumip-ig, alias “Moy”, 21, of the city; and Jhonnell… Read More

DTI assures MSMEs of market assistance

DTI assures MSMEs of market assistance

April 10, 2018, 9:13 pm

CALAMBA CITY-- Assistant Secretary Demphna Du-Naga of the Department of Trade and Indstry (DTI) Regional Operations Group (ROG) assured Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of the agency's assistance in providing market access opportunities as she called on stakeholders to aspire in… Read More

34 NPA rebels yield to Army in North Cotabato

34 NPA rebels yield to Army in North Cotabato

April 10, 2018, 8:34 pm

ARAKAN, North Cotabato -- As the military intensified its offensives against communist rebels operating in the borders of North Cotabato and Maguindanao, 34 rebels decided to surrender to the Army’s 19th Infantry Battalion in adjacent Magpet town. With their firearms and determination to live… Read More

Education chief urges students to take sports, arts in Senior High

Education chief urges students to take sports, arts in Senior High

April 10, 2018, 8:30 pm

Education Secretary Leonor Briones (center) on Tuesday keynotes the graduation of the first batch of Senior High School completers from Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial School and Maria Clara Lorenzo Lobregat National High School in Zamboanga City. (Photo courtesy: Bhong Simbajon)ZAMBOANGA CITY --… Read More

Mayor Sara's First Lady act in China draws positive remarks

Mayor Sara's First Lady act in China draws positive remarks

April 10, 2018, 8:25 pm

DAVAO CITY -- In a surprise act for Dabawenyos, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio brushed shoulders with world leaders as President Rodrigo Duterte’s First Lady in his working visit to the People’s Republic of China. Wearing an aquamarine dress, Mayor Sara accompanied the President to the Boao Forum… Read More