Provincial

Rehab of 612 public school classrooms in ARMM starts

Rehab of 612 public school classrooms in ARMM starts

April 12, 2018, 4:45 pm

COTABATO CITY -- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Wednesday started repairs and rehabilitation of 612 classrooms in both public elementary and secondary schools across the region before classes begin in June this year. Department of Education (DepEd)–ARMM Assistant Secretary… Read More

Some resorts discharge wastewater 'improperly' in NorMin

Some resorts discharge wastewater 'improperly' in NorMin

April 12, 2018, 4:42 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Some beach and inland resorts in Northern Mindanao have been improperly discharging their wastewater, according to Environmental Management Bureau (EMB 10) Director Sabdullah Abubacar. Abubacar said his office discovered this violation in the course of their two-week… Read More

Consortium of international telcos positions as third player in PH

Consortium of international telcos positions as third player in PH

April 12, 2018, 4:36 pm

DAVAO CITY – A consortium of international telecommunication firms is positioning as the third player in the Philippines carrying the brand name Dot Mobile. The consortium, composed of Nokia, Millawave and TierOne International, as the lead international telco, has already submitted a letter of… Read More

Davao's illegal resorts given a chance to secure permits

Davao's illegal resorts given a chance to secure permits

April 12, 2018, 4:32 pm

DAVAO CITY -- The Davao City Council will give chance to the owners of resorts operating illegally in Marilog District to immediately secure permits. Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag said the city council is giving owners to comply, this time. He assured the owners will have due process and will be given… Read More

Comelec mulls drug test for barangay poll bets

Comelec mulls drug test for barangay poll bets

April 12, 2018, 4:28 pm

DAVAO CITY – The regional office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec 11) is mulling on requiring all candidates in the barangay elections to undergo drug test as they file their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs). This was disclosed by Police Regional Office (PRO 11) spokesperson Chief… Read More

Iloilo’s century-old jail is PH's important cultural property

Iloilo’s century-old jail is PH's important cultural property

April 12, 2018, 4:20 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The century-old Iloilo Provincial Jail that was converted into the Western Visayas Regional Museum is now an Important Cultural Property of the Republic of the Philippines. Jeremy Barns, director of the National Museum, formally announced Museum Declaration No.22-2017 during… Read More

PSA survey shows high HIV prevention awareness in Region 8

PSA survey shows high HIV prevention awareness in Region 8

April 12, 2018, 2:10 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) noted a high awareness on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention among women in Eastern Visayas region. Citing key indicators from the 2017 Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), PSA Regional Director Wilma… Read More

Put truth at the center of reports: Andanar

Put truth at the center of reports: Andanar

April 12, 2018, 12:50 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has emphasized the importance of truth in guarding press freedom in the era of the so-called “fake news”. “A free press can only be guarded if the truth is at the center of the narratives of your… Read More

DAR beneficiaries in NegOcc get over P23.5-M service facilities

DAR beneficiaries in NegOcc get over P23.5-M service facilities

April 12, 2018, 12:05 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) turned over PHP23.5 million worth of common service facilities (CSFs) to five agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Negros Occidental on Wednesday. The turn-over and trust agreement signing rites, held at Bacolod Pavillon… Read More

Tourism agency bares final drainage plan for Boracay

Tourism agency bares final drainage plan for Boracay

April 12, 2018, 11:44 am

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) has revealed the final map of the Boracay Drainage Expansion Project Phase II. The Phase II, which consists of six packages, has a budget of more than PHP1 billion and is expected to be completed by 2020.… Read More

Baguio stude tops 8th Nat'l ASEAN quiz bee, to represent PH in Bali

Baguio stude tops 8th Nat'l ASEAN quiz bee, to represent PH in Bali

April 11, 2018, 9:58 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- A Grade 10 student from Baguio City topped the 8th National ASEAN Quiz Bee organized by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Department of Education in Quezon City last April 3-6. Sixteen-year-old Jericho Villarico of the… Read More

City exec reiterates professionalism in Dumaguete LGU 

City exec reiterates professionalism in Dumaguete LGU 

April 11, 2018, 9:35 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental – A ranking official of the Dumaguete City local government unit (LGU) has stressed that the administration of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo is doing its best to ensure professionalism in the workplace. Dino Depositario, the deputy city administrator and the human… Read More

Eco group expresses alarm over ‘invasion’ of Baguio watersheds

Eco group expresses alarm over ‘invasion’ of Baguio watersheds

April 11, 2018, 9:32 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- A local ecological group here has expressed alarm over what they call as “invasion” of Busog and Buyog watersheds, both officially declared forest reservation areas and sources of potable water for Baguio City residents. “We should help each other in continuing to protect our… Read More

Town to use P7.2-M mining taxes for health, livelihood projects

Town to use P7.2-M mining taxes for health, livelihood projects

April 11, 2018, 9:29 pm

ITOGON, Benguet -- The municipal government of Itogon in Benguet province will use the mining taxes it received from Philex Mining Corp., as host to the firm's Padcal Mine, mainly for health and livelihood projects. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said on Wednesday that part of the PHP7.2 million… Read More

224 Cordillera students qualify for DOST college scholarship

224 Cordillera students qualify for DOST college scholarship

April 11, 2018, 9:26 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Aspiring scientists and engineers from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) now have a bigger chance of pursuing their scientific and technical careers, as the local Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Wednesday that 224 high school students in… Read More

Tourism sector rolls out activities for Visit Davao Summer

Tourism sector rolls out activities for Visit Davao Summer

April 11, 2018, 9:03 pm

DAVAO CITY – In time for PAGASA’s declaration of summer, the tourism sector in Davao Region is kicking-off the Visit Davao Summer Festival (VDSF) which runs for 76 days from April 15 to June 30 with 35 events lined up regionwide. VDSF Executive Committee chair Benjamin Lizada said the holding… Read More

PNP chief presents murder suspect in 20-year old lady cashier in Biñan

PNP chief presents murder suspect in 20-year old lady cashier in Biñan

April 11, 2018, 9:00 pm

CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, has personally presented to city prosecutor office the suspected killer of a 20-year old store cashier in Santa Rosa City. Dela Rosa presented on Tuesday to Biñan City… Read More

Intel funds eyed for village heads in Zamboanga

Intel funds eyed for village heads in Zamboanga

April 11, 2018, 8:59 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The City Council approved a resolution asking the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to study the possibility of appropriating intelligence fund for village chiefs in this city. Councilor Cesar Jimenez Sr., chair of the City Council’s committee on ordinances and… Read More

DTI sets 2nd Regional SSF Summit in Zamboanga del Norte

DTI sets 2nd Regional SSF Summit in Zamboanga del Norte

April 11, 2018, 8:56 pm

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur -- A 62-man delegation consisting of cooperators and beneficiaries of Shared Service Facility (SSF) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is participating in the 2nd Regional SSF Summit. DTI Provincial Director Maria Socorro Atay on Wesdnesday said the… Read More

NEDA monitors, validates road projects in Calabarzon

NEDA monitors, validates road projects in Calabarzon

April 11, 2018, 8:55 pm

IMUS CITY, Cavite – The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) IVA (Calabarzon) Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) has conducted field validations on ongoing bypass roads in the region to facilitate proper implementation of the ongoing traffic mitigation projects. NEDA… Read More