Provincial

Pineapples from S. Cotabato reach US market

Pineapples from S. Cotabato reach US market

May 21, 2018, 5:05 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Fresh pineapples from Region 12 have finally entered the United Sates (US) market, with weekly shipments lined up starting this month.Ramon Manansala, a fruit producer and consolidator based in South Cotabato province, said Monday they made their maiden shipment to Saipan last… Read More

Fighting erupts between 2 warring political groups in Sulu

Fighting erupts between 2 warring political groups in Sulu

May 21, 2018, 5:02 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--The military has deployed “reasonable number of troops” to maintain peace and prevent escalation of violence in the town of Maimbung, Sulu.The deployment came after fighting erupted between two warring political groups, namely, of Maimbung Vice Mayor Mudjasan Pando and Imal… Read More

Sarangani intensifies measles, rubella vaccination drive

Sarangani intensifies measles, rubella vaccination drive

May 21, 2018, 5:01 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--The provincial health office of Sarangani Province said it has vaccinated some 6,244 children during the first week of the ongoing mass supplemental immunization activity for measles and rubella.Razel Bustria, program manager for maternal, neonatal, child health and nutrition… Read More

GenSan sets crackdown vs businesses operating sans permits

GenSan sets crackdown vs businesses operating sans permits

May 21, 2018, 4:59 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--The city government will launch another round of inspections and enforcement activities in the coming days against businesses that are operating without proper licenses or permits.Geraldine Zamora, chief of the city’s business permits and licensing division, said Monday the… Read More

 Police arrest follower of slain ISIS 'emir'

Police arrest follower of slain ISIS 'emir'

May 21, 2018, 4:57 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--The police have arrested a follower of Isnilon Hapilon, the self-style 'emir' of the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for Asia who was killed in a law enforcement operation last year, a police official said.Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9)… Read More

3 NegOcc electric coops cut power rates in May

3 NegOcc electric coops cut power rates in May

May 21, 2018, 4:19 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- All three electric cooperatives in Negros Occidental reported a decrease in power rates for the month of May. The Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) has two separate rates this month -- one for “affected consumers” and another for “unaffected consumers.” Ceneco… Read More

XTERRA race lures more foreign athletes to Legazpi City

XTERRA race lures more foreign athletes to Legazpi City

May 21, 2018, 3:10 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- Another exciting international sports event will be held in this city with the holding of the XTERRA triathlon event next month. Mayor Noel Rosal said in an interview Monday that at least 1,000 professional athletes from different parts of the world, including local racers, are… Read More

6 more housing projects for soldiers, cops this year: NHA

6 more housing projects for soldiers, cops this year: NHA

May 21, 2018, 2:58 pm

TALISAY CITY, Negros Occidental -- The National Housing Authority (NHA) is planning to hold the groundbreaking for six more housing projects under The New Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)/Phillippine National Police (PNP) Housing Program this 2018. National Housing Authority (NHA) General… Read More

2 areas in Panglao, Bohol fail water sampling

2 areas in Panglao, Bohol fail water sampling

May 21, 2018, 2:41 pm

TAGBILARAN CITY -- Two areas in Panglao Island proved unsafe for swimming, based on the latest test results from the Bohol Provincial Health Office (PHO) Water Laboratory. The joint monthly sampling conducted on April 24 by the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment… Read More

Ilocos Norte’s 'Agri Day' features innovative products, tech sharing

Ilocos Norte’s 'Agri Day' features innovative products, tech sharing

May 21, 2018, 2:28 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Various innovative agricultural technologies, products, and services are being displayed at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena in this city, in celebration of the province’s “Bicentennial Tienda ni Gob” Summer Trade Fair, which runs from May 16-22. The activity also featured the… Read More

Albayalde orders W. Visayas police execs to conduct surprise visits

Albayalde orders W. Visayas police execs to conduct surprise visits

May 21, 2018, 2:24 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde directed ground commanders in Western Visayas to conduct “surprise visits” like what he had been doing before. “Yes, I gave a directive. The regional director (Chief Supt. Cesar Binag) himself is doing it. If… Read More

Leyte tribe members complete agri training

Leyte tribe members complete agri training

May 21, 2018, 1:49 pm

BURAUEN, Leyte -- At least 50 Mamanwa tribe members living in the upland Kagbana village here received a certificate from the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for finishing organic farming training. The trainees, composed of 31 women and 19 men, finished the 10-day… Read More

Man saves son from croc attack in southern Palawan

Man saves son from croc attack in southern Palawan

May 21, 2018, 12:41 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- A resident of a remote coastal village in Balabac, southern Palawan, displayed courage over the weekend to save his 15-year old son from the attack of a 15-foot saltwater crocodile by stabbing one of its eyes. The survivors were identified as Rosmin Mongcong Buara… Read More

LTO to deputize 156 policemen in Pangasinan

LTO to deputize 156 policemen in Pangasinan

May 21, 2018, 12:38 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will deputize some 156 police personnel for road traffic duties in the province. The Regional Deputation Executive Committee (RDEC) of the LTO, in coordination with the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPO), will conduct a… Read More

Duterte lambasts Mayor Loot anew over illegal drugs

Duterte lambasts Mayor Loot anew over illegal drugs

May 21, 2018, 9:19 am

TABOGONANONS. Some of the more than 1,000 Tabogonanons queue the line to get the chance to see President Rodrigo Duterte at the Tabogon Multi-Purpose Covered Court in Tabogon, Cebu. The President was the guest of honor in the town's annual fiesta celebration. (Photo by Luel Galarpe)TABOGON, Cebu… Read More

Duterte launches housing project for 1,000 soldiers, cops in NegOcc

Duterte launches housing project for 1,000 soldiers, cops in NegOcc

May 21, 2018, 9:15 am

TALISAY CITY, Negros Occidental – Some 1,000 uniformed personnel in Negros Occidental will benefit from The New Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)/Philippine National Police (PNP) Housing Program launched by President Rodrigo Duterte in Barangay Dos Hermanas here on Sunday. The PHP1-billion… Read More

Robbery suspect killed in shootout with Cavite cops

Robbery suspect killed in shootout with Cavite cops

May 20, 2018, 5:36 pm

Imus City, CAVITE -- A robbery-holdup suspect was killed in a firefight with lawmen during a follow-up operation Saturday morning at the Rodeo Hills Subdivision in Barangay Buck Estate in Alfonso, Cavite. Cavite provincial police director Senior Supt. William Segun reported Sunday that the still… Read More

Army troops discover arms cache in Sarangani

Army troops discover arms cache in Sarangani

May 20, 2018, 4:37 pm

DAVAO CITY -- Military troops operating in Sarangani province discovered an arms cache buried in an area near Sitio Mahayag, Barangay Upper Suyan, Malapatan, Sarangani Province. Capt. Jerry Lamosao, spokesperson of the 10th Infantry Division based in Mawab, Compostela Valley province, on Sunday… Read More

Gov't aims to implement Nat’l ID system this year: PCOO official

Gov't aims to implement Nat’l ID system this year: PCOO official

May 20, 2018, 8:28 am

BAGUIO CITY -- The government aims to start implementing the National ID System (NIS) this year, with a budget allocation of PHP2 billion. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Special Concerns Marie Rafael-Banaag disclosed this during the 6th… Read More

 Duterte congratulates Cebuanos for oil, gas production

Duterte congratulates Cebuanos for oil, gas production

May 20, 2018, 7:10 am

ALEGRIA, Cebu -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday congratulated the Cebuanos for the oil and gas production in Alegria, Cebu. The President led the ceremonial opening of the oil and gas production of the Alegria Oilfield Polyard-3 Well Site together with Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi,… Read More