Provincial

NegOcc hinterland villages closely watched for May 14 polls

NegOcc hinterland villages closely watched for May 14 polls

May 3, 2018, 2:02 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Majority of the hinterland villages in Negros Occidental province have been put under intensified monitoring for the coming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections due to the reported presence of armed groups. This was reported by the Commission on Elections (Comelec)… Read More

Integrated school-based health services launched in W. Visayas

Integrated school-based health services launched in W. Visayas

May 3, 2018, 1:19 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Three government agencies in Western Visayas have agreed to collaborate and integrate their efforts to carry out various school-based health services. Dr. Renilyn R. Reyes, head of the Family Health and Nutrition Cluster of the Department of Health 6 (Western Visayas), said they are… Read More

38 Palawan establishments given 90 days to demolish illegal structures

38 Palawan establishments given 90 days to demolish illegal structures

May 3, 2018, 1:11 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Some 38 business establishments in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) have been given three months to voluntarily remove their structures within the prescribed coastal easement zone and road right-of-way. Underground River park superintendent… Read More

Dumaguete media air indignation over radioman’s death

Dumaguete media air indignation over radioman’s death

May 3, 2018, 12:35 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental – Angered by the brutal killing of their colleague in the news media industry, tri-media journalists on Wednesday banded together to condemn the dastardly act and called on authorities to conduct a thorough and deeper investigation into the case. News reporters,… Read More

Bar topnotcher honored with special day in Bacolod City

Bar topnotcher honored with special day in Bacolod City

May 3, 2018, 12:10 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The 2017 Bar topnotcher from this city has been honored with a special day through an executive order issued by Mayor Evelio Leonardia. Executive Order No. 12-A, declaring April 26, 2018 as “Mark John H. Simondo Day” in the City of Bacolod, is one of the two EOs issued by the… Read More

Task force created to probe gun-slay of radio anchor

Task force created to probe gun-slay of radio anchor

May 3, 2018, 11:52 am

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has created a task force to investigate the murder of a broadcast journalist who was shot in broad daylight by two still-unidentified male perpetrators in Barangay Daro, Dumaguete City, capital of Negros Oriental province, on… Read More

Media celebrate World Press Freedom Day in honor of slain anchor

Media celebrate World Press Freedom Day in honor of slain anchor

May 3, 2018, 11:35 am

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- Members of the tri-media in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental will celebrate World Press Freedom Day on Thursday with a prayer rally seeking justice for a slain colleague and for a stronger and united stand to defend freedom of the press and freedom of speech.… Read More

MOA signed for AFP, PNP housing in Davao City

MOA signed for AFP, PNP housing in Davao City

May 3, 2018, 10:57 am

DAVAO CITY – The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is fulfilling its promise of providing quality homes for members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).Another memorandum of agreement was signed here Wednesday for the establishment of… Read More

NPA rebel surrenders in Davao Occidental

NPA rebel surrenders in Davao Occidental

May 3, 2018, 10:51 am

DAVAO CITY -- A member of the New People's Army (NPA) who operates in Davao Occidental, surrendered with  a firearm to the troops of 73rd Infantry Battalion in Barangay Little Baguio, Malita, Davao Occidental.Capt. Mc Gary Dida, the civil-military operations (CMO) officer of the Army's 1002nd… Read More

San Carlos police monitors barangay poll bets on drug watchlist

San Carlos police monitors barangay poll bets on drug watchlist

May 2, 2018, 10:09 pm

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan -- The San Carlos City Police Station (SCCPS) is closely monitoring 14 candidates in the May 14 barangay elections, who are included in the city’s drug watchlist. SCCPS officer-in-charge Police Supt. Ferdinand De Asis said in an interview on Wednesday that the… Read More

 School for cops partners with colleges, civic groups

School for cops partners with colleges, civic groups

May 2, 2018, 9:46 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- A school for aspiring policemen in this upland region has partnered with educational institutions and civic organizations for various educational and community service collaborations to inculcate social responsibility among its students. The Philippine Public Safety College's… Read More

Cordillerans advised not to vote for candidates involved in drugs

Cordillerans advised not to vote for candidates involved in drugs

May 2, 2018, 9:23 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is advising Cordillerans not to vote for people involved in illegal drugs in the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.  In the dialogue for peace held here on Wednesday, Domogan said voters must wary not only of those on the "narco… Read More

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