Provincial

Wage hike for Soccsskargen workers takes effect May 11

Wage hike for Soccsskargen workers takes effect May 11

May 2, 2018, 8:50 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The newly-approved PHP16 to18 wage increase for private workers in Region 12 or Soccsksargen will take effect starting May 11.Sisinio Cano, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Region 12 director, said Wednesday the new daily wage rates in the region set under Wage… Read More

251 villages in Davao region endorsed as poll watch list areas

251 villages in Davao region endorsed as poll watch list areas

May 2, 2018, 8:48 pm

DAVAO CITY -- The Police Regional Office (PRO) XI and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recommended 251 villages in Davao region to be placed under the election watch list areas (EWAS) in the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14.The list was already submitted for… Read More

PDEA listed persons should not run for election: Maguindanao exec

PDEA listed persons should not run for election: Maguindanao exec

May 2, 2018, 8:46 pm

BULUAN, Maguindanao – Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu called on village officials identified in the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) list to refrain from seeking public office. “The reason is simple, the list had been verified by at least four government agencies before these… Read More

Cavite bets pledge for clean, peaceful elections this May

Cavite bets pledge for clean, peaceful elections this May

May 2, 2018, 8:45 pm

GENERAL TRIAS CITY – Some 612 bets for village chiefs and councilmen, including their Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) counterparts, have signed an integrity pledge, signifying their commitment for the conduct of peaceful and clean Barangay and SK elections this May 14. The "Covenant Signing for… Read More

Election hotspots in Calabarzon bared

Election hotspots in Calabarzon bared

May 2, 2018, 8:32 pm

CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – The Police Regional Office (PRO) on Wednesday identified 32 towns and cities and 50 barangays in the Calabarzon Region - comprising Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces - as “election watch list areas" in the May 14 synchronized Barangay… Read More

Quezon MSMEs trained on branding, labeling, packaging

Quezon MSMEs trained on branding, labeling, packaging

May 2, 2018, 8:28 pm

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here is currently undertaking training and assistance to micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) on branding, labeling and packaging under the agency’s “One Town, One Product” (OTOP) Next Generation to make their… Read More

More barangays tagged as election areas of concern in NegOr

More barangays tagged as election areas of concern in NegOr

May 2, 2018, 8:25 pm

 DUMAGUETE CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros Oriental announced Wednesday that the number of barangays in Negros Oriental that have been included in the election watchlist areas (EWAs) has increased, less than two weeks before the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK)… Read More

Fire still tearing down main commercial building in Bataan

Fire still tearing down main commercial building in Bataan

May 2, 2018, 8:24 pm

BALANGA CITY, Bataan-- Fire continued to rage at the five-storey annex building of Galeria Victoria here on the second day Wednesday noon as smoke almost engulfed the four-storey main structure that houses various stores that include Robinsons department store and supermarket. Firemen and… Read More

Dasmariñas City awards cash gift, free movies to PWDs

Dasmariñas City awards cash gift, free movies to PWDs

May 2, 2018, 8:22 pm

DASMARIÑAS CITY, Cavite –The city government of Dasmariñas is giving PHP1,000 birthday cash gift to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) registered in the city during their birth month. Focal Person for CSWDO-Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO) Marie Shiela Antenor-Haloc said Wednesday… Read More

2,632 candidates sign peace covenant in Bacoor

2,632 candidates sign peace covenant in Bacoor

May 2, 2018, 8:19 pm

BACOOR CITY, Cavite - A total of 2,632 candidates for village chiefs, councilmen and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth) have signed a peace covenant for the May 14 elections at Strike Gymnasium here Wednesday morning. The candidates for barangay and SK chairpersons and members pledged their support to a… Read More

28 Iloilo villages placed under poll watch list

28 Iloilo villages placed under poll watch list

May 2, 2018, 8:13 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Twelve days before the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, the election watch list areas (EWAs) in the province has decreased to 28 villages from the 88 that were previously identified by the Iloilo Police. Elizabeth Doronilla, provincial officer of the Commission on… Read More

Drug den dismantled, 6 suspects arrested in Cotabato

Drug den dismantled, 6 suspects arrested in Cotabato

May 2, 2018, 8:03 pm

COTABATO CITY – Police said an anti-drug operation in Barangay Rosary Heights 8 here on Wednesday led to the arrest of six persons, the dismantling of a drug den and the recovery of about a dozen sachets of shabu.Senior Inspector Tirso Pascual, the police station 4 chief, said the suspect, Ali… Read More

Labor Day job fair in Zamboanga hires 384 workers

Labor Day job fair in Zamboanga hires 384 workers

May 2, 2018, 8:01 pm

Students register to avail of the skills training programs offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority during a recent jobs and livelihood fair at a shopping mall in Zamboanga City. (File photo by: Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.)ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Department of Labor and… Read More

NegOcc poultry production hit by warm weather

NegOcc poultry production hit by warm weather

May 2, 2018, 7:35 pm

BACOLOD CITY --  The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) has advised poultry growers in Negros Occidental to reduce loading capacity amid the heat that could result to mortality among the chicken population. Dr. Renante Decena, head of the PVO, said that as of the last week of April, monthly… Read More

DOLE readies educational kits for child laborers

DOLE readies educational kits for child laborers

May 2, 2018, 7:33 pm

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- Selected child laborers in the province of Antique will benefit from the Labor Day walk-for-a- cause, according to the provincial office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here. DOLE Provincial Director Melisa Navarra, in an interview Wednesday,… Read More

P20-M Macapagal Arroyo Science Building inaugurated in Pampanga town

P20-M Macapagal Arroyo Science Building inaugurated in Pampanga town

May 2, 2018, 7:27 pm

LUBAO, Pampanga –A newly-constructed Macapagal Arroyo Science Building at Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) satellite campus in this town was inaugurated on Wednesday with Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Governor Lilia G. Pineda gracing the… Read More

Korean team inspects int’l mask conference venues in Bacolod

Korean team inspects int’l mask conference venues in Bacolod

May 2, 2018, 7:24 pm

BACOLOD CITY-- A team from the International Mask Arts and Culture Organization (Imaco) based in South Korea conducted a two-day site inspection of the billeting sites and venues for this city’s hosting of the 7th Imaco International Conference in November next year. The inspection team, who… Read More

Cops uncover ‘paltik’ factory in southern Palawan town

Cops uncover ‘paltik’ factory in southern Palawan town

May 2, 2018, 7:21 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Policemen in the southern town of Narra on Tuesday arrested a farmer for illegally manufacturing “paltik” guns. Senior Superintendent Gabriel Lopez, director of the Palawan Provincial Police Office (PPO), on Wednesday said their personnel in Narra apprehended… Read More

 Negros Occidental gov’t funds 215 new scholars

Negros Occidental gov’t funds 215 new scholars

May 2, 2018, 7:17 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The provincial government signed up 215 new grantees under the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program (NOSP) in rites held at the Business Inn hotel here Wednesday. Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. led the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the scholars, in the presence… Read More

PH infra program seen to boost Bicol economy

PH infra program seen to boost Bicol economy

May 2, 2018, 7:05 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Duterte administration’s infrastructure program can boost and regain high economic growth rate of the Bicol region, said a local official of economic development and planning agency.  Agnes Espinas, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Bicol regional director,… Read More