18-day campaign vs child, women abuse set

BUTUAN CITY—The Regional Inter-agency Committee Against Trafficking, Violence Against Women and Children (RIACAT-VAWC) Caraga has set an 18day campaign to promote their advocacy from November 15 to December 12.The campaign to end violence against women and children will kick-off with a fun... Read More

Army wins hearts of communist rebels in SK

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- The military in Sultan Kudarat continued to win the hearts of communist rebels with more New Peoples Army (NPA) guerillas returning to the mainstream society.Capt. Arvin John Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the latest surrender of communist... Read More

2 militiamen killed in Basilan ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The military has called on local government units and residents to unite and help in neutralizing the remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan province.Col. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Basilan commander, made the call on Saturday after alleged members of the ASG... Read More

DPWH-10 to play key role in Marawi rehab: Villar

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Being the nearest region to war-torn Marawi City, the Northern Mindanao regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will play a key role in the rehabilitation of key infrastructure facilities there.Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar... Read More

4 nabbed in buy-busts; P300K shabu seized

‘ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have arrested four people and seized more than PhP300,000 worth of illegal drugs in separate buy-bust operations in the region, an official reported Saturday.PDEA Regional Director Lyndon Aspacio identified the arrested... Read More

Senior officials finalize preps for ASEAN 31st Summit

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga -- Senior officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday discussed preparations for the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits to be held in Manila on November 13-14.Undersecretary Enrique Manalo of the Department of Foreign Affairs, in his... Read More

Pangasinan province, 32 LGUs to receive good governance award

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- The province of Pangasinan and its 32 local government units are slated to receive the 2017 Seal of Good Local Government (SGLG) awards from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).A list released by the DILG showed that leading the awardees in Pangasinan... Read More

Planned mega economic zone in Pangasinan welcomed

DAGUPAN CITY -- Mayor Belen Fernandez has welcomed the grand plan of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to build a mega economic zone in Pangasinan, the nucleus of which will be in Dagupan City.In an interview with reporters on Saturday, Fernandez quoted PEZA... Read More

Police security of 4 Central Luzon mayors recalled

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) has recalled all police personnel on security detail with four mayors in Central Luzon allegedly linked to illegal drugs.Chief Supt. Amador Corpus said the move was in accordance with the National Police Commission (Napolcom)... Read More

Bulacan aims to be malaria-free by 2019

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- Provincial officials, together with stakeholders from various sectors here, have pledged their commitment to make Bulacan malaria-free by 2019.Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado and Vice Governor Daniel Fernando led the signing of a manifesto in support of the... Read More

PRRD’s order to dredge Mindanao marshland hailed

COTABATO CITY -- Local officials and residents of Maguindanao and North Cotabato hailed the order of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to immediately dredge Mindanao’s vast marshland, now heavily silted and causing misery to residents due to recurring floods.The 220,000-hectare Liguasan Marsh... Read More

Troops rescue 3 Vietnamese sailors

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Government forces have rescued three Vietnamese sailors and retrieved the remains of another who were kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf bandits more than eight months ago in the Sulu Sea, military officials said Saturday.Rear Adm. Rene Medina, Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM)... Read More

Dagupan adjudged as most competitive city in Region 1

DAGUPAN CITY -- The city of Dagupan was adjudged anew by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 1 as the Most Competitive City in the whole region.This was known during the 3rd Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI) awards ceremony held at CSI Stadia Friday morning,... Read More

Troops seize high-powered firearms after clash with NPA

BAGUIO CITY -- Troops from the 50th Infantry Battalion (50IB) of the Philippine Army scored another victory against the New People's Army (NPA) following a two-hour encounter in Balbalan, Kalinga province, the 5th Infantry Division public affairs office chief reported on Friday, November 10.Captain... Read More

PNP-Bicol deploys battalion of policemen for ASEAN summit

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office in Bicol has deployed a battalion of policemen that would augment security and assistance to the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Metro Manila on Nov. 13 to 15, a ranking police official said Friday.Sr. Insp. Maria Luisa... Read More

Dagupan now almost drug-free

DAGUPAN CITY -- Thirty out of 31 barangays of Dagupan are now drug-cleared with the island barangay of Pugaro finally added to the list on Friday.Mayor Belen Fernandez and Supt. Franklin Ortiz, chair and vice chair of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), met with their members on Friday and... Read More

Pres'l daughter happy over PRRD high trust rating

DAVAO CITY – Presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio expressed happiness at the latest report on Pulse Asia which shows her father, President Rodrigo R. Duterte, recording the highest net trust rating among Philippine presidents.“I am happy that majority of the... Read More

Zambo police personnel accept weight lose challenge

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The 7,286 strong uniformed and non-uniformed men and women of the Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) have accepted the challenge of the Mission: Slim Possible Program of the Philippine National Police (PNP).They accepted the challenge when the program was launched on Thursday at Camp... Read More

Inspection of Christmas lights, gadgets in Davao starts

DAVAO CITY – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has started inspecting establishments selling Christmas lights and other electrical decors for the holidays to ensure consumers are buying products which passed quality standards.BFP inspectors are seeing to it that a product bears the ICC... Read More

Cop, infant killed in Bukidnon ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – An armed group believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) waylaid a police vehicle resulting to the death of a police officer and four-month-old baby in a town in Bukidnon late Thursday afternoon, authorities said Friday.A report from the Philippine... Read More