Agri office seeks P18-M fund to assist farmers, fisherfolk

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Office of the City Agriculture has requested the city government to allocate PhP18 million to provide assistance to farmers and fisherfolk affected by the recent storm surge and flashflood that hit many parts of this city.City Agriculturist Diosdao Palacat on Wednesday said the... Read More

Davao's Oplan Bulabog to be expanded

DAVAO CITY – With good results in tracking down wanted persons, the Davao City Police Office’s (DCPO) anti-criminality campaign, dubbed as “Oplan Bulabog”, will be replicated in provinces comprising Davao Region, according to city police spokesperson Sr. Insp. Maria Teresita... Read More

19 ARMM towns, city cited for good governance

COTABATO CITY -- In an exceptional feat, 19 municipalities and a city in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are awardees of the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) this year.A list posted by the Department of Interior and Local Government – Autonomous Region in Muslim... Read More

Korean, girlfriend nabbed for illegal drugs

CEBU CITY -- A South Korean national and his girlfriend were arrested by authorities inside a hotel in Barangay Kamputhaw here Wednesday afternoon for possession of illegal and regulated drugs.Combined elements from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) and Cebu Police... Read More

PRRD’s political, education agenda backed

COTABATO CITY -- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the rest of Central Mindanao have remained solid behind President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s political and education plans for the country as a whole.For one, the MILF even approved of the government’s strategy to use part of the... Read More

8 students rescued from capsized motorboat in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY -- The Philippine Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) in Estancia, Iloilo rescued eight students whose motorboat capsized Wednesday afternoon due to strong winds and big waves.Lt. Ramil Palabrica, Philippine Coast Guard-Iloilo commander, on Thursday identified the students as: Arriane... Read More

DTI Antique intensifies monitoring of Christmas products

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique --The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Antique provincial office has started Wednesday to intensify its monitoring of major stores here selling Christmas products.Glen Fernando, Trade and Industry Development Specialist of the DTI Antique and leader of the... Read More

Dagupan taps P119-M proceeds to fund new city hall

DAGUPAN CITY -- The proceeds of the sale by the city government of the former MC Adore Hotel in 2012 in the amount of PHP119 million was earmarked by the city council to fund the initial phase of the new government center or city hall to be built soon in Barangay Pantal here.Councilor Jeslito Seen,... Read More

Seaweed seedlings for distribution in north Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The provincial government of Palawan’s livelihood management unit (LMU) is set to distribute seaweed seedlings to residents of a coastal community this month in the northern municipality of Taytay.LMU head Myrna Lacanilao said 40 beneficiaries residing at Sitio... Read More

Price freeze stays in Dumaguete City

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Negros Oriental on Wednesday said the price freeze that it had enforced earlier in Dumaguete City is still in effect.DTI provincial head Javier Fortunato, Jr. explained that until such time there is a revocation of the order issued... Read More

Albay on alert for 'Salome'

LEGAZPI CITY -- Local government units in Albay are now on alert for the possible impact of tropical depression 'Salome'.This after state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 in the... Read More

9,000 families now back in Marawi

COTABATO CITY -- A total of 8,895 families or 44,475 individuals have so far returned home to nine villages declared safe and secured by military authorities in Marawi City.An update from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao – Humanitarian Emergency Assistance Response Team (ARMM-HEART) as... Read More

Police steps up ops vs bike-riding criminals

DAVAO CITY -- The Police Regional Office (PRO 11) is intensifying its operation against motorcycle-riding criminals in the region as part of the Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-terrorism clearing operation.Chief Supt. Manuel Gaerlan, director of PRO 1I, said the police are advocating a culture... Read More

BSP-Zambo intensifies circulation of coins

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has initiated a program to ensure coins are regularly re-circulated.Hermogenes Buenaflor Jr., BSP-Zamboanga branch bank officer, told the Philippine News Agency that part of the program is the collection and conversion of the coins.Buenaflor... Read More

SK guv pushes no-nonsense drive vs loose firearms

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- The governor here directed the police provincial office and all police enforcers to intensify drive against loose firearms in support to President Duterte’s campaign to rid communities of unlicensed guns.Sultan Kudarat Gov. Pax Mangudadatu issued the directive... Read More

SoCot launches 120-day supplemental feeding in remote villages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The provincial government of South Cotabato has launched a 120-day supplemental feeding program for children in communities with high prevalence of malnutrition.Ma. Ana Uy, acting head of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), said the special feeding... Read More

‘Illegal’ mine tunnels in T’boli ordered closed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Seventy-five small-scale mine tunnels in T’boli town in South Cotabato are facing closure after being found to have been operating outside a declared mining area.Agnes Castanares, environment management specialist of the Provincial Environment Management Office... Read More

Christmas tree lighting kicks off Yuletide season in Calamba

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna -- Capped by a three-minute fireworks display, a 60-feet Christmas tree was lighted at the Imall-Canlubang here on Tuesday night to kick-off the city’s Yuletide season celebration.The mall’s Christmas tree is one of eight giant Christmas trees festooned with... Read More

Flight instructor, student in plane crash rescued

FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija -- Rescuers finally reached the location of the ill-fated Cessna plane that crash-landed in a forested portion of Sierra Madre mountains in the boundary of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija and Maria Aurora, Aurora province around 1:35 p.m. on Wednesday.1Lt.... Read More

Dagupan bags third Seal of Good Local Governance

DAGUPAN CITY -- The city of Dagupan has bagged the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the third year in a row.This was revealed on Wednesday by City Councilor Jose Netu Tamayo who posted the complete list of 56 SGLG awardees... Read More