Provincial

DOLE lifts work stoppage order for SM Baguio mall expansion

DOLE lifts work stoppage order for SM Baguio mall expansion

May 18, 2018, 8:25 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has lifted the work stoppage order (WSO) for the contractor of SM Baguio working on the mall's expansion after some safety measures have been put in place. DOLE Assistant Regional Director Jesus Elpidio Atal said on Friday the WSO of the… Read More

108 Quezon cops awarded medals for commendable services

108 Quezon cops awarded medals for commendable services

May 18, 2018, 8:22 pm

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – Some 108 members of the Quezon police provincial command received medals Thursday from the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their commendable services Police Regional Office (PRO4A)-Calabarzon Regional Director, Chief Supt. Guillermo T. Eleazar, led the… Read More

LTO Dagupan reduces driver's license backlog by 14K

LTO Dagupan reduces driver's license backlog by 14K

May 18, 2018, 8:21 pm

DAGUPAN CITY -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) here has released some 14,000 driver's license after implementing a system to address backlogs. LTO Dagupan chief Danny Martinez said in an interview Friday that since November last year, they have been releasing driver's license from 6 a.m. to… Read More

4 injured cops, 34 other police personnel in NegOcc get medals

4 injured cops, 34 other police personnel in NegOcc get medals

May 18, 2018, 8:10 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The four wounded policemen and 34 other personnel who took part during a firearms search operation in Cauayan, Negros Occidental early Thursday morning received medals from the Police Regional Office (PRO)-6. Inspector Charmae de Paz, Negros Occidental Police public information… Read More

 DepEd reiterates 'No collection policy' during enrollment

DepEd reiterates 'No collection policy' during enrollment

May 18, 2018, 8:07 pm

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The Department of Education (DepEd) is reminding school heads as well as parents of the "No collection policy" during the enrollment period. Dr. Gaudencio Riego, officer in charge of the DepEd Division of Antique, said in an interview on Friday that they have… Read More

Displaced Boracay MSMEs may avail of gov’t financing program

Displaced Boracay MSMEs may avail of gov’t financing program

May 18, 2018, 8:00 pm

ILOILO CITY – Displaced owners of local micro, small and medium enterprises from Boracay may avail of the government’s Pondo Sa Pagbabago at Pag asenso (P3) program for their financing needs. Regional Director Rebecca Rascon of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday said the… Read More

269 PMA cadets hold tour in NegOcc

269 PMA cadets hold tour in NegOcc

May 18, 2018, 7:50 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The 269 cadets of the Philippine Military Academy’s (PMA) “Masidlawin” Class of 2020 are conducting various community activities in Negros Occidental until May 21 as part of their southern tour. Lt. Col. Reynaldo Balido, chief of PMA’s Public Affairs Office, said the cadets… Read More

Cavite town sets ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ application deadline

Cavite town sets ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ application deadline

May 18, 2018, 7:10 pm

CARMONA, Cavite – Carmona residents who wish to qualify for the municipality’s “Iskolar ng Bayan’ program for the school year 2018 to 2019 have until June 15 to submit their application and documentary requirements. The municipal government here has allotted some PHP1.5million annual… Read More

GenTri SK poll winners undergo mandatory training

GenTri SK poll winners undergo mandatory training

May 18, 2018, 7:06 pm

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite – Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elected SK chairpersons and youth council members in the recently concluded synchronized village and youth council elections undertook on Thursday the SK Mandatory Training (SKMT) at two separate venues in Dasmariñas City. Winners from this… Read More

Catholic Church, Army put up IPs school in Sultan Kudarat

Catholic Church, Army put up IPs school in Sultan Kudarat

May 18, 2018, 6:19 pm

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao--The military and the local Catholic Church have joined hands in putting up a school for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in an upland town in Sultan Kudarat province.Fr. Rockmore Saniel of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) congregation on Friday said the Army’s 33rd… Read More

Brigada Eskwela kicks off May 23 in Antique

Brigada Eskwela kicks off May 23 in Antique

May 18, 2018, 6:08 pm

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The annual school maintenance program of the Department of Education (DepEd), dubbed as Brigada Eskwela, will kick off in Antique province on May 23 at the Sibalom Central School. Dr. Gaudencio Riego, officer-in-charge of the DepEd Division of Antique, said in an… Read More

10K mangroves to be planted to mark Ocean month

10K mangroves to be planted to mark Ocean month

May 18, 2018, 5:33 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Some 10,000 mangrove seedlings will be planted in Iloilo province over the weekend in celebration of Month of Ocean this May. The seedlings will be simultaneously planted in the village of Bigke, Leganes town and the village of Ermita in Dumangas town, with each town getting 5,000… Read More

901 'Oplan Tokhang' suspects fail to surrender to police

901 'Oplan Tokhang' suspects fail to surrender to police

May 18, 2018, 5:30 pm

ILOILO CITY -- A total of 901 drug personalities in the police watchlist failed to surrender, according to the Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO-6). While the PRO-6 registered 100 percent compliance to “Oplan Tokhang” visits to all the houses of identified targets, only 490 drug… Read More

Zamboanga City honors revolutionary hero

Zamboanga City honors revolutionary hero

May 18, 2018, 5:25 pm

Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar (4th from right) and Councilor Cesar Jimenez Sr. (2nd from left) join the relatives of the late Gen. Vicente S. Alvarez, a Zamboangueño revolutionary hero in a commemorative program on Friday in honor of Alvarez. (Photo courtesy: City Hall… Read More

Davao City drops in ranking of cities with high HIV cases

Davao City drops in ranking of cities with high HIV cases

May 18, 2018, 5:24 pm

DAVAO CITY--Davao City is no longer in the top 5 areas with the highest number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases in the Philippines, according to city health education and population officer Priscilla Senoc on Thursday.Senoc said the city dropped to number 6 in the latest HIV/AIDS… Read More

Baguio's tax-take rises 13.39% in 2017

Baguio's tax-take rises 13.39% in 2017

May 18, 2018, 5:23 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- While its mayor frowns upon granting amnesties to late taxpayers, the city treasurer’s office of Baguio reported on Thursday a 13.39-percent increase in its collection of taxes and fees in 2017 to PHP1.18 billion from PHP1.03 billion in 2016. City treasurer Alex Cabarrubias said… Read More

DILG to treasurers: Help improve village financing

DILG to treasurers: Help improve village financing

May 18, 2018, 4:30 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- A top official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged municipal treasurers to help raise the capability of villages to manage their resources after the election of a new set of local officials. Speaking to members of the Association of Local Treasurers… Read More

93 drug surrenderers complete rehab in Nueva Vizcaya town

93 drug surrenderers complete rehab in Nueva Vizcaya town

May 18, 2018, 3:59 pm

ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya -- A total of 93 drug surrenderers graduated from a three-month rehabilitation and reformation program in this municipality on Friday. The Community-Based Rehabilitation and Wellness Program is a joint project of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Aritao… Read More

Arms cache seized in separate raids in Masbate City

Arms cache seized in separate raids in Masbate City

May 18, 2018, 12:53 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- Police operatives seized an arms cache and arrested two people in separate raids in barangays Nursery and Kinamaligan in Masbate City on Thursday. Marino Torrecampo, 54, of Barangay Nursery and Antonio Barotil, 54, married, a gunsmith and welder, of Barangay Kinamaligan were nabbed… Read More

3.1-magnitude tremor shakes Cebu

3.1-magnitude tremor shakes Cebu

May 18, 2018, 10:30 am

CEBU CITY -- A 3.1-magnitude earthquake shook Cebu City and nearby areas at 8:03 a.m. Friday, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The Phivolcs said the epicenter of the tectonic tremor was located at 11 kilometers south and 61 degrees east of Lapu-Lapu City. The… Read More