Provincial

NoCot guv asks more troops vs. NPAs

NoCot guv asks more troops vs. NPAs

April 13, 2018, 12:08 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Alarmed by the series of violence perpetrated by communist rebels in Magpet, North Cotabato, the provincial governor has turned to the military and asked for more troops to secure civilians. North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Mendoza has requested the Army’s 10th Infantry Division… Read More

P53.23-M incentive up for coco-banana intercropping

P53.23-M incentive up for coco-banana intercropping

April 13, 2018, 9:15 am

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has been releasing the PHP53.23 million incentives to coconut farmers in Eastern Visayas for planting banana after the 2013 super typhoon Yolanda. As of March, the PCA regional office has already distributed PHP22.81 million checks to 6,821… Read More

Fishpond caretaker rescues osprey in Bulacan

Fishpond caretaker rescues osprey in Bulacan

April 12, 2018, 9:37 pm

OBANDO, Bulacan --  An osprey (lawin), a kind of raptor bird, was rescued by a fishpond caretaker in this town and was turned over to the municipal government for proper disposition. Obando Mayor Edwin Santos on Thursday identified the caretaker as Edison Garcia, who is in charge of a fishpond… Read More

DICT launches ‘Pipol Konek’ in Pampanga town

DICT launches ‘Pipol Konek’ in Pampanga town

April 12, 2018, 9:25 pm

SAN SIMON, Pampanga -- The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has launched its free wi-fi internet access in public places project, dubbed as “Pipol Konek” in this town. Mayor Leonora Wong on Thursday said the free public wi-fi is now accessible within the area of… Read More

DPWH completes 2 disaster-resilient evacuation centers in Pampanga

DPWH completes 2 disaster-resilient evacuation centers in Pampanga

April 12, 2018, 9:23 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office here has completed the construction of two disaster-resilient evacuation centers in the province, which will serve as temporary shelters of residents who will be displaced in times of calamities.… Read More

Tarlac City to build citronella oil production center

Tarlac City to build citronella oil production center

April 12, 2018, 9:19 pm

TARLAC CITY -- The city government will put up the first citronella oil production center in the province to provide livelihood opportunities to marginalized residents. Mayor Cristy Angeles said the clearing and land preparation for the site of the project in Barangay Baras-baras here is now… Read More

Ilocos youth urged to donate blood

Ilocos youth urged to donate blood

April 12, 2018, 9:16 pm

LAOAG CITY -- A youth organization here is urging its members and other interested participants to donate blood and help save lives. In line with the fourth year anniversary of the Sirib Ilokano Kabataan Association (SIKA), SIKA Executive Director Weenter Ventura said Thursday the bloodletting… Read More

Baguio's 6th safest SEA city rank a communal effort: Mayor

Baguio's 6th safest SEA city rank a communal effort: Mayor

April 12, 2018, 8:56 pm

An aerial view of Baguio City (File Photo)BAGUIO CITY -- The Summer Capital of the Philippines' landing No. 6 in a global database firm's list of safest cities in Southeast Asia was the result of the collective efforts of the locals, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has said. “It is a… Read More

Batangas trains village watchers, volunteers on emergency response

Batangas trains village watchers, volunteers on emergency response

April 12, 2018, 8:50 pm

BATANGAS CITY - To establish disaster-resilient communities, the provincial government of Batangas, conducted a two-day Basic Emergency Management and First Aid Response training among 32 barangay tanods (village watchers) and officers from various health worker volunteer groups. Batangas Public… Read More

PAL to lose 60% of Boracay-bound passengers

PAL to lose 60% of Boracay-bound passengers

April 12, 2018, 8:14 pm

DAVAO CITY – The country’s flag-carrier, Philippine Airlines, is set to lose 60 to 70 percent of the total passengers traveling to Boracay via its Caticlan and Kalibo routes, including foreign tourists. In a press conference on Thursday at the Marco Polo Hotel here, PAL president and Chief… Read More

Improvised bomb explodes in Basilan housing project site

Improvised bomb explodes in Basilan housing project site

April 12, 2018, 8:10 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The police are conducting an in-depth investigation to unmask the perpetrators behind the attempt to destroy a construction equipment by setting off an improvised bomb in Isabela City, Basilan province, an official disclosed Thursday. Supt. Restituto Pangusban, Isabela City… Read More

DTI opens more Negosyo Centers in Region 9

DTI opens more Negosyo Centers in Region 9

April 12, 2018, 8:04 pm

Mayor Augustines Magsalay of Sergio Osmeña (left) and Mayor Rachel Ferrater of Josel Dalman (right) together with DTI-9 Regional Director Sitti Amina Jain (in red shirt) and other DTI officials on Wednesday inaugurated the new Negosyo Centers in the two towns in the province of Zamboanga del… Read More

Registered voters in GenSan, SoCot reach 1.077 million

Registered voters in GenSan, SoCot reach 1.077 million

April 12, 2018, 7:59 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Some 1,077,376 residents in this city and South Cotabao province are eligible to cast their votes in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Lawyer Jay Gerada, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-South Cotabato supervisor, said Thursday the figure… Read More

129 anti-smoking violators fined in Cotabato

129 anti-smoking violators fined in Cotabato

April 12, 2018, 7:54 pm

ÇOTABATO CITY – One hundred twenty-nine individuals here were arrested and fined the past three weeks for violation of City Ordinance 3866 or the Tobacco Regulation Ordinance of Cotabato City. The operation, conducted by the City Public Safety Office (CPSO), in cooperation with the local police… Read More

Private stakeholders sign manifesto to support Boracay rehab

Private stakeholders sign manifesto to support Boracay rehab

April 12, 2018, 7:43 pm

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- A manifesto to support the rehabilitation of the island has been signed by the private stakeholders in Boracay on Thursday. The manifesto signing was initiated by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), an attached agency of the Department of… Read More

DA turns over P2-M processing facilities to cacao growers in Bicol

DA turns over P2-M processing facilities to cacao growers in Bicol

April 12, 2018, 7:17 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA), through its High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) in Bicol, has turned over the PHP2 million worth of cacao processing facility to the Binanuahan Farmers Community Develoment Association (BFCDA) in Pili town in Camarines Sur. BFCDA… Read More

Key industry players converge for Calabarzon’s ‘makapuno’

Key industry players converge for Calabarzon’s ‘makapuno’

April 12, 2018, 7:17 pm

LOS BAǸOS, Laguna -- Key players of the special “makapuno” coconut industry from the academe, government and private sector have met to identify value chain actors, review some constraints, and provide inputs for the development of the Makapuno Feasibility Study at the Department of Science… Read More

One entry, one exit point in Boracay starting April 26

One entry, one exit point in Boracay starting April 26

April 12, 2018, 7:14 pm

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- The Cagban Jetty Port will be the sole entry and exit point of Boracay Island starting April 26. Other access points will be closed to prevent the entry of unauthorized persons and materials into the island, Senior Supt. Jesus Cambay, commander of the Metro Boracay Task… Read More

Bounty for arrest of Quezon village chief's killers hiked to P400K

Bounty for arrest of Quezon village chief's killers hiked to P400K

April 12, 2018, 7:12 pm

SARIAYA, Quezon -- The Sangguniang Bayan (local legislative council) has raised the bounty to PHP400,000 for the arrest of the killer of former Association of Barangay Chair (ABC) president and village chair Victorio Luna. In his privilege speech at the council session here, town Councilor Jippers… Read More

Ilocos Norte villagers release baby marine turtles back to open sea

Ilocos Norte villagers release baby marine turtles back to open sea

April 12, 2018, 6:57 pm

LAOAG CITY -- About 23 baby marine turtles (pawikan) emerged from their nest near a picnic area in Barangay Pagsanahan Norte, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, and crawled into the open sea to begin their voyage from their birth place. Villager Danlito Gamaio witnessed this Wednesday morning as he was… Read More