Provincial

PDEA urges Bicolanos to review narco list before voting

PDEA urges Bicolanos to review narco list before voting

May 2, 2018, 4:22 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Bicol has urged voters in the region to review the list of barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs trade before casting their votes during the barangay and SK elections (BSKE) on May 14, a top official said Wednesday.… Read More

Cop, 3 others killed in Nueva Ecija ambush

Cop, 3 others killed in Nueva Ecija ambush

May 2, 2018, 2:27 pm

GUIMBA, Nueva Ecija -- A policeman and three civilians were killed in an ambush staged by more than 10 heavily armed men along the provincial road in Barangay Tampac 1 here at about 6:46 p.m. on Tuesday. The attack by the alleged members of a robbery-hold-up gang also wounded two other policemen… Read More

Over 2K workers regularized in E. Visayas

Over 2K workers regularized in E. Visayas

May 2, 2018, 1:21 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- At least 2,093 workers in Eastern Visayas have been regularized from January to mid-April this year as the central government steps up drive to end labor-only contracting or “endo”, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here reported Wednesday. Of the number, 1,677… Read More

PNP confirms 2 election-related killings in Samar

PNP confirms 2 election-related killings in Samar

May 2, 2018, 12:57 pm

PALO, Leyte -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office here confirmed on Wednesday that the April 27 shooting in Calbayog City involving a local candidate is an election-related incident. Police Regional Office-8 (Eastern Visayas) deputy regional director for operations Senior Supt.… Read More

Badjaos get new homes in Leyte

Badjaos get new homes in Leyte

May 2, 2018, 12:54 pm

ISABEL, Leyte -- Badjaos in this town finally moved to their new homes on Tuesday after nearly three decades of wandering on the streets of this town where they settled after leaving Zamboanga and Basilan province in 1985. Badjaos are known as sea nomads from Mindanao displaced from their previous… Read More

DFA Ilocos to open May 8

DFA Ilocos to open May 8

May 2, 2018, 11:22 am

LAOAG CITY—The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to open its newest consular office at the Robinsons Mall in San Nicolas town on May 8. Glenda Alonzo, manager of Robinsons Mall, San Nicolas town announced this on Wednesday as the new consular office located at the second floor of the… Read More

2 drug suspects dead, 23 arrested in Lucena anti-drug ops

2 drug suspects dead, 23 arrested in Lucena anti-drug ops

May 1, 2018, 10:30 pm

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – A total of 23 illegal drug suspects were arrested while two others were killed in simultaneous drug bust and search warrant operations in three sub-villages of Barangay Cotta of this city Monday afternoon. Supt. Vicente S. Cabatingan, Lucena City police chief, said Tuesday… Read More

Residents urged to save water due to temporary shortage

Residents urged to save water due to temporary shortage

May 1, 2018, 10:14 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- Residents of Baguio City are urged to save water amid a temporary water shortage in the city this summer, Baguio Water District (BWD) General Manager Engineer Salvador Royeca said on Tuesday. Royeca said the lack of rain in the city last year and the low yield from water sources… Read More

Banaue town gov't moves to preserve famed Rice Terraces

Banaue town gov't moves to preserve famed Rice Terraces

May 1, 2018, 10:04 pm

BANAUE, Ifugao -- The municipal government of Banaue in upland Ifugao province has taken steps to preserve the environment and beauty of world-acclaimed Banaue Rice Terraces. The Banaue Rice Terraces was declared the "8th wonder of the world" with some people calling it a "stairway to heaven". The… Read More

EO on ‘endo’ draws mixed reactions from demonstrators

EO on ‘endo’ draws mixed reactions from demonstrators

May 1, 2018, 8:13 pm

CEBU CITY -- Demonstrators were disallowed to go near the venue where President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday led the Labor Day celebration here highlighted by the signing of an executive order (EO) ending the practice of “endo” in the country. Being barred did not stop a group of protesters from… Read More

Baguio plastic ban starts sans IRR

Baguio plastic ban starts sans IRR

May 1, 2018, 8:12 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- The full ban on plastic packaging in Baguio City starts on May 1 and the new regulation initially focuses on sando bags which are usually for one-time use only, a city official said on Tuesday. Cordelia Lacsamana, head of the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO),… Read More

Soldier killed, officer hurt in NPA attack

Soldier killed, officer hurt in NPA attack

May 1, 2018, 8:01 pm

MALAYBALAY CITY [UPDATED, May 2, 2018]-- An unarmed soldier was killed while an officer was injured when suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked them in Sitio Sto. Domingo, Barangay Lumintao, Quezon town in Bukidnon province on April 30.1st Lt. Marisol Fulgosino, civil military… Read More

20-MW solar power plant mulled in Tayabas City

20-MW solar power plant mulled in Tayabas City

May 1, 2018, 7:57 pm

TAYABAS CITY, Quezon – Sangguniang Panlungsod (legislative council) Majority Floor Leader Councilor Wenda Saberola is pushing for the establishment of a 20-megawatt Solar Energy Plant through the Public-Private Partnership for the People (P4) project. In her privilege speech Monday at the… Read More

Pagadian City marks Labor Day with job, livelihood fairs

Pagadian City marks Labor Day with job, livelihood fairs

May 1, 2018, 7:56 pm

The Pagadian City government in partnership with the Zamboanga del Sur povincial government and other national government agencies hold Job and Livelihood Fairs marking the Labor Day celebration on Tuesday, May 1. (Photo by: Hirohito D. Cadion)PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur--The local and… Read More

Zambo health office ramps up sanitary code implementation

Zambo health office ramps up sanitary code implementation

May 1, 2018, 7:54 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The City Health Office has issued notice of sanitary code violation to four local business establishments.Dr. Dulce Amor Dagalea-Miravite, City Health Officer-in-Charge, told the Philippine News Agency they have intensified the inspection of business establishments, especially… Read More

Over 200 hired on the spot in Tacloban job fair

Over 200 hired on the spot in Tacloban job fair

May 1, 2018, 7:52 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- At least 239 out of 2,096 job seekers were hired on the spot during the Labor Day job fair in this city, the Department of Labor and Employment reported Tuesday. Some 263 workers were nearly hired while 1,294 applicants were found to be qualified. The total number of applicants is… Read More

Soldier hurt in Cotabato City ambush dies

Soldier hurt in Cotabato City ambush dies

May 1, 2018, 7:41 pm

COTABATO CITY -- The soldier injured in Monday morning’s attack by suspected IS-linked militants has died while being treated in a government hospital here, raising to three the number of government troops killed by riding-in-tandem gunmen here and in Sultan Kudarat. Authorities blamed the IS -… Read More

Police: Labor Day in Davao region peaceful

Police: Labor Day in Davao region peaceful

May 1, 2018, 7:39 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Police Regional Office (PRO) XI declared the Labor Day celebration as peaceful amid complaints from the militant groups that delegations from Compostela Valley were held at the checkpoints in Barangay Maparat, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley province.“We need to implement proper… Read More

Media’s role in DSWD programs, ops cited

Media’s role in DSWD programs, ops cited

May 1, 2018, 7:35 pm

SAN JOSE de BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) expressed deep appreciation to the media, during Monday evening’s “Pasasalamat” held at the Westown Hotel in Iloilo City, for their help in promoting its various programs Regional Director Rebecca… Read More

Law vs. contractualization pushed

Law vs. contractualization pushed

May 1, 2018, 7:25 pm

ILOILO CITY -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s signing of an executive order (EO) that prohibits illegal contracting and subcontracting may be good news for a militant group here but said a law from Congress that will end contractualization (endo) is what they want. About 2,000 protesters and… Read More