Provincial

Westmincom chief vows to sustain rescue ops for Sulu hostages

Westmincom chief vows to sustain rescue ops for Sulu hostages

May 23, 2018, 8:12 pm

Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, newly-installed Western Mindanao Command chief, answers questions of reporters in an interview in Camp Basilio Navarro just after he assumed command on Wednesday. (Photo by: Teofilo P. Garcia Jr) ZAMBOANGA CITY--Newly-promoted Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, Western Mindanao… Read More

Cabuyao City workers undergo values formation training

Cabuyao City workers undergo values formation training

May 23, 2018, 7:49 pm

CABUYAO CITY, Laguna -- City Mayor and lawyer Rommel A. Gecolea has directed all city hall employees to undergo moral and spiritual values formation training and avail of the moral recovery program so they could effectively and efficiently serve the city's constituents and the public. Gecolea… Read More

Price monitoring of school supplies stepped up in NegOcc

Price monitoring of school supplies stepped up in NegOcc

May 23, 2018, 7:37 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Less than two weeks before the school opening on June 4, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has stepped up the monitoring of prices of school supplies in Negros Occidental. Reginald Hudierez, senior trade and industry development specialist of DTI-Negros Occidental, said… Read More

SK officials in Bacolod City attend training, take oath

SK officials in Bacolod City attend training, take oath

May 23, 2018, 7:31 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The 488 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials in the city’s 61 barangays have attended the mandatory SK training and took their oath in rites held at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) Auditorium here. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who inducted the newly-elected youth… Read More

‘Diskwento Sale’ offers up to 70% discount on school items

‘Diskwento Sale’ offers up to 70% discount on school items

May 23, 2018, 7:26 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Less than a month before the opening of classes, parents are now starting to avail discounted school supplies through the “Balik Eskwela Diskwento Sale” of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). David Sinay, information officer of DTI in Western Visayas (DTI-6), said that… Read More

PDEA to pilot ‘Balay Silangan’ program in Capiz town

PDEA to pilot ‘Balay Silangan’ program in Capiz town

May 23, 2018, 7:22 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The central office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has chosen Jamindan, Capiz as its pilot area in Western Visayas for the ‘Balay Silangan’ program intended for drug personalities in the region. “Balay Silangan” is a drug reformation program that offers… Read More

Bong Go to join Iloilo City 3-point shootout

Bong Go to join Iloilo City 3-point shootout

May 23, 2018, 7:05 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Special Assistant to the President Bong Go is expected to grace the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Star Games slated at the University of San Agustin in this city on Sunday. Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III, in an interview on Wednesday, said he was informed that the… Read More

Suspected Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Zamboanga City

Suspected Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Zamboanga City

May 23, 2018, 6:58 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Police and military operatives arrested early Wednesday an alleged member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in a coastal barangay in this city, a top police official said.The arrest came as authorities continue the law enforcement operations against the ASG in other areas of the region… Read More

PDEA declares 111 villages in west Visayas drug-cleared

PDEA declares 111 villages in west Visayas drug-cleared

May 23, 2018, 6:10 pm

ILOILO CITY -- A total of 111 villages in Western Visayas were declared drug-cleared on Wednesday. These barangays were declared drug-cleared following the series of deliberations conducted by the Regional Oversight Committee from January to March, said Thessa B. Albano, Deputy Regional Director… Read More

Reformatory center for drug offenders opens in Sarangani

Reformatory center for drug offenders opens in Sarangani

May 23, 2018, 5:46 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) formally unveiled on Tuesday Mindanao’s first community-based reformation center for drug law offenders in Malungon town, Sarangani Province.PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said the newly-opened reformatory center will serve… Read More

TESDA to train Leyte IPs on high-value crop farming

TESDA to train Leyte IPs on high-value crop farming

May 23, 2018, 5:45 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- More ethnic groups in Leyte province will receive formal training on high value crops production, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said on Wednesday. TESDA Leyte Provincial Director Loreta Banario said they will choose 40 indigenous people (IPs)… Read More

Coast Guard sets up new sub-station in Pagudpud

Coast Guard sets up new sub-station in Pagudpud

May 23, 2018, 5:23 pm

LAOAG CITY -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has established another sub-station in Balaoi village in Pagudpud town to speed up the delivery of maritime law enforcement and security services, particularly in search and rescue operations. In Ilocos Norte, the main station of the PCG is located… Read More

100K tourists expected in 2018 Sarangani Bay fest

100K tourists expected in 2018 Sarangani Bay fest

May 23, 2018, 5:23 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--More than 100,000 tourists are expected to converge anew in the white sand beaches of Glan town in Sarangani province on Thursday for a three-day grand festivity touted as the “biggest beach party in Mindanao.”The Sarangani Bay Festival or SarBay is making a big comeback… Read More

Poll winners, losers have until June 13 to file SOCE

Poll winners, losers have until June 13 to file SOCE

May 23, 2018, 4:38 pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here has reminded all candidates in the May 14 synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections that they have until June 13, 2018 to file their Statement of Contributions and Expenses (SOCE) with the Office… Read More

NoCot, Maguindanao execs vow support for new Westmincom chief

NoCot, Maguindanao execs vow support for new Westmincom chief

May 23, 2018, 4:30 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY--Local officials in North Cotabato and Maguindanao provinces have vowed continued support to the military’s peace and development initiatives, even as the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) commander was promoted to head the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom).Lt. Gen. Arnel… Read More

AFP installs new Western Mindanao Command chief

AFP installs new Western Mindanao Command chief

May 23, 2018, 4:29 pm

National Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana hands over the command flag to Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, who assumes as the new commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) on Wednesday, May 13, as Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., the Armed Forces Cheif-of-Staff and outgoing Westmincom chief looks on.… Read More

20 Vietnamese fishers nabbed off Palawan charged with poaching

20 Vietnamese fishers nabbed off Palawan charged with poaching

May 23, 2018, 4:27 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The 20 Vietnamese fishermen who were arrested by the Philippine Navy inside the country's territorial waters in Palawan for alleged illegal entry and poaching of 175 assorted species of sharks and manta rays were brought to the Provincial Prosecutor's Office (PPO)… Read More

DOH allots P112.5-M for hospital projects in Sarangani

DOH allots P112.5-M for hospital projects in Sarangani

May 23, 2018, 3:10 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--The Department of Health (DOH) has allocated some P112.5 million for the completion of the Sarangani provincial hospital and the expansion of another medical facility.Board member Jess Bascuña, chair of the provincial board’s committee on health, said Wednesday a total of… Read More

ARMM youth affairs office launches book on Marawi siege

ARMM youth affairs office launches book on Marawi siege

May 23, 2018, 2:45 pm

COTABATO CITY--To commemorate the first anniversary of the Marawi siege, the Office of the Bangsamoro Youth Affairs of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OBYA-ARMM) launched Wednesday morning (May 23) a book entitled ‘Tadman di ripatan’ (Remember, do not forget) at Mindanao State… Read More

Ex-NPA rebel leads gov’t troops to explosives depot

Ex-NPA rebel leads gov’t troops to explosives depot

May 23, 2018, 2:38 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY--A former communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebel who has earlier surrendered to government forces in North Cotabato led the military to an encampment where war materiels were recovered Tuesday.Jonaden Sicao, 22, of Barangay Manobo, Magpet, North Cotabato, volunteered to lead… Read More