Pampanga holds congress to mark Children’s Month

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Day-care children in Pampanga province showcased their talents and creativity as the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and the Provincial Council for the Protection of Children (PCPC) conducted Thursday the Children’s Congress in... Read More

Agrarian reform beneficiaries thank Duterte for land titles

BAGUIO CITY — After more than 10 years of waiting for the government to legitimize her family’s ownership of the land they till, Rosalina Barwelo, 58, was all smiles after the title was finally handed to her.“Masaya po ako dahil ‘yung inaantay namin ng mahigit 10 years,... Read More

 Salome leaves at least 1,152 stranded at Calabarzon ports 

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City - Tropical Storm (TS) "Salome" has left 1,152 people stranded in Calabarzon ports as of 6 a.m. Friday, as all sea travels in the region have been cancelled starting 4 p.m. Thursday.The "no sail policy" stands indefinitely until further advice from the Philippine Coast... Read More

Shellfish poisoning downs 15 in Samar

TACLOBAN CITY -- At least 15 people were downed by shellfish poisoning within the first week of November in Samar province, raising concern over negligence of vulnerable communities on red tide warnings.Of the 15 people hospitalized, four of them are from Catbalogan City, seven from Tarangnan, three... Read More

Businesses flourish in ‘Yolanda’ aftermath

TACLOBAN CITY -- Boosted by the high demand for goods and services, new businesses continue to flourish four years after super typhoon Yolanda pummeled this city.Mayor Cristina Romualdez said hotel business has grown significantly after the super typhoon. From 43 hotels during the pre-"Yolanda"... Read More

2 Palawan mayors refute ‘drug protector’ tag

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Two Palawan mayors recently stripped of their police powers by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) in their respective municipalities both denied Friday that they are “drug protectors.”Mayor Abbraham Ibba of Bataraza, in a phone interview with PNA,... Read More

Tacloban steps up post-‘Yolanda’ disaster preparedness

TACLOBAN CITY -- Drawing lessons from super typhoon Yolanda, the city government here said they are more prepared to respond to emergencies with better security plans and food provisions.City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Ildebrando Bernadas said the city is 80 to 90 percent... Read More

'Salome' triggers landslides, rockslides in Samar: DPWH

TACLOBAN CITY -- Heavy rains dumped by Tropical Storm Salome caused landslides and rockslides along major roads in Samar Friday, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported.At least four such incidents have been reported by the DPWH, blocking major roads linking Samar and Northern... Read More

11 fishermen missing in Camarines Norte

LEGAZPI CITY -- At least 11 fishermen on board three fishing boats are missing on Thursday off the waters of Mercedes town in Camarines Norte, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol said.A Mercedes Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) report said there were three groups of... Read More

3 Davao cops sweat it out as sanction for entering hotel

DAVAO CITY -- The three members of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Bike Patrol team who were videoed in a hotel here were sanctioned by the police chief and given two choices -- undergo a physical exercise or face administrative sanction.The police officers chose the healthier option.It was the... Read More

LTO-12 to start release of driver’s license with 5-yr validity

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Region 12 is targeting to start by next week the processing and distribution of plastic driver’s license cards with the five-year validity period.Macario Gonzaga, LTO Region 12 director, said Thursday the installation of the... Read More

Davao City workers found drug use positive

DAVAO CITY – The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) will look into the records of three City Hall employees tested positive of illegal drug use during the mandatory random drug test of the city government last October.City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) Action Officer Michael Denton... Read More

6 soldiers killed, 4 wounded in clash with Abu Sayyaf

ZAMBOANGA CITY--- Fresh fighting erupted between the government forces and members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and lawless elements in the province of Basilan, military officials said Thursday.The fighting broke out at around 12:41 p.m. Wednesday when troops of the Army’s 18th Infantry... Read More

Ex-PBA star, Army extend aid to former NPA rebels in SK

TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat -- Former PBA star Kenneth Duremdes on Wednesday donated solar panels to former members of the communist New People’s Army at an Indigenous Peoples (IPs) community in Senator Ninoy Aquino (SNA) town of the province.In partnership with the local government, Lt.... Read More

Women groups get P1.17-M loan grant

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The provincial government of South Cotabato has released an additional P1.175 million in livelihood loan grants to four women’s groups under its flagship Self-Employment Assistance Kaunlaran (SEA-K) program.Romel Salanio, provincial SEA-K coordinator, said the grants... Read More

NegOr mourns death of board member

DUMAGUETE CITY - The provincial government of Negros Oriental is mourning the death of one of its best legislators, Atty. Arturo Umbac, who met his untimely death while on an official trip to Aklan on Thursday.Umbac was with Acting Gov. Edward Mark Macias and some board members to learn from the... Read More

‘Financial fitness’ summit slated at DLSU-D

DASMARIÑAS CITY, Cavite -- More than 1,500 college students across the country are slated to convene for their 3rd Junior Financial Executives (JFINEX) Summit at the Ugnayang La Salle at the De La Salle University (DLSU)-Damariñas campus here on Nov. 17.The event, hosted by the DLSU-D... Read More

86 Bulakenyo centenarians get cash incentives 

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- The provincial government of Bulacan has awarded 86 Bulakenyo centenarians with certificates of appreciation and cash incentives in recognition of their valuable contributions to the province.The awarding of the certificates of appreciation and cash incentives amounting... Read More

Most wanted man in Pangasinan town nabbed in Benguet

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan -- The most wanted person in Malasiqui town was arrested by the police on Wednesday in his hiding place in La Trinidad, Benguet, the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) reported on Thursday.Arrested by joint elements of the Malasiqui Police and the Regional Public Safety... Read More

Special public holiday in Pangasinan on Nov. 13

DAGUPAN CITY -- The province of Pangasinan and the city of Dagupan will observe a special public holiday on Monday, Nov. 13, to commemorate the birthday of one of its foremost sons, the late Speaker Eugenio Perez, erstwhile representative of the old second district of Pangasinan.Republic Act No.... Read More