Robinsons gives SSS rent-free space in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG -- Members of the Social Security System (SSS) in the Ilocos region will now have easier access to services of the state pension fund, as mall-based firm Robinsons Land Corporation has given the state agency and its services offices (SOs) rent-free space in San Nicolas town.CaptionThe old RLC... Read More

Cavite’s 7 cities, 16 towns pass child-friendly audit

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite -- All of Cavite province’s seven cities and 16 towns have passed the mandatory Child-Friendly Local Government Audit (CFLGA), according to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) report released here Tuesday.DILG-Cavite Director Allan V. Benitez... Read More

Dinagyang champ off to New York in June

ILOILO CITY -- Dinagyang Festival will again romp the streets of New York City this coming June in time for the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day, an invitation extended to this year’s Ati tribes competition champion -- Tribu Panayanon.The festival first set foot in the famous... Read More

Pet bird disease detected in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – An environment council in the province has recently initiated an effort to stop the spread of the virus that causes the Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) among pet birds.The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and the Katala Foundation... Read More

DBP lauded for support to Isabela initiatives

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela -- The local chief executive of this province has expressed thanks to the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Ilagan branch for contributing to the continuous development of Isabela.Governor Faustino G. Dy III, during the blessing and inauguration of the DBP Ilagan... Read More

Cagayan Valley PNP ready to reimplement 'Oplan Tokhang'

CAMP MARCELU A. ADDURU, Tuguegarao City -- The Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) has assured its readiness to reimplement in Cagayan Valley region the anti-illegal drugs drive of the Philippine National Police dubbed as “Oplan Tokhang”.Newly-installed PRO2 Regional Director Jose Mario M.... Read More

New directors for DTI in NegOr, Siquijor

DUMAGUETE CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) respective offices in the provinces of Negros Oriental and Siquijor in Central Visayas have new directors following the retirement of DTI-Negros Oriental head Javier Fortunato, Jr.Taking the place of Fortunato is former... Read More

Davao mayor calls 2017 an interesting year

DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has marked 2017 with many ups and downs, yet an interesting year for the business community.Although the martial law declaration took a temporary tip on the booming tourism industry, the city mayor still looks forward to a better year starting off with the... Read More

PSC-Pacquiao Boxing Cup prelim winners advance to quarters

DAVAO CITY – The winners in the two-day Luzon Preliminaries of the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup held in Sorsogon will advance to the Luzon Quarter Finals on February 17 and 18 tentatively slated in Binan City.At the conclusion of the two-day Boxing Cup on Sunday at the Sorsogon National... Read More

Davao pilots ‘science of addiction’ curriculum via ALS

DAVAO CITY -- Davao City is trailblazing thru the inclusion of lessons on the "science of addiction" in the Department of Education (DepEd) non-formal and informal Alternative Learning System (ALS) starting next month and the formal education in June.Janette Esteban, DepEd Education Supervisor for... Read More

NoCot raid nets guns, grenades, shabu

MAKILALA, North Cotabato -- Police on Monday raided a house here before dawn, arrested a suspected drug peddler and seized illegal drugs and high powered firearms, police said.Chief Insp. Jhon Rick Felongco Medel, Makilala town police chief, identified the suspect as Jim Yray Rulona who was the... Read More

Carnapper cornered in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY -- Lawmen collared on Sunday a carnapper who spirited away a 10-wheeler cargo truck from adjacent Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao, with the chase ending at a narrow road in this city.P/Chief Insp. Rowell Zafra, city traffic management unit chief, identified the arrested carnapper as Bonbon... Read More

Juliana market in QC to sell Ilocos Norte products

LAOAG CITY -- The Ilocos Norte government is partnering with the Juliana market in Balintawak, Quezon City as an additional outlet for the province's local produce.To formalize the agreement, members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos Norte approved on Monday a resolution authorizing Governor... Read More

Cavite boosts security, education with logistics support

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – Around 10 patrol vehicles are set to beef up security and mobility of the provincial police, while new teaching equipment were turned over to the Department of Education (DepEd) to augment educational tools in Cavite schools on Monday.Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin... Read More

Shabu, guns seized from state college prexy house

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Anti-narcotics agents, backed by soldiers and police, raided on Monday a state college in North Cotabato, arrested five staff members of the school president and seized almost P500,000 worth of prohibited drugs and high powered firearms.The raiding team, led by the Philippine... Read More

Dengue info drive intensified in Pangasinan town

MANGALDAN, Pangasinan — Information drive seeking to motivate the people on the need to have a cleaner environment to prevent dengue is now in full swing in Mangaldan town.Zita Lapore, sanitation inspector, said this was done after 11 persons mostly children were afflicted with dengue and one... Read More

Revalidation of conflict-stricken Samar areas sought

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar -- Top leaders in Samar Island were urged to reassess the areas to be included in the implementation of road for peace projects by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPAP).The reassessment will help poor communities get a bigger share of budget for... Read More

PH to produce 100,000 MT of cacao by 2022

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The Philippine Cacao Industry has to produce 100,000 metric tons (MT) of fermented beans by the year 2022 for both the export and domestic markets.Edwin Banquerigo, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 11 assistant regional director and national cacao industry... Read More

Cebu guv reminds gov't workers to stay away from gambling

CEBU CITY -- Governor Hilario Davide III reminded government officials and employees on Monday to stay away from gambling establishments, such as casinos and cockpit arenas.Davide issued his reminder after PO2 Cyrelle Bayate of this city’s Pari-an Police Station and Cordova Municipal Councilor... Read More

NegOcc registers, sells more animals in auction markets in 2017

BACOLOD CITY – The number of animals registered and sold in Negros Occidental livestock auction markets in 2017 increased by about 47 percent compared to the figures in the previous year.Data of the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) showed that 408,098 heads were brought and disposed to... Read More