Filinvest to build 13 condominium buildings in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY -- Filinvest, one of the country's top residential condominium builders, is branching out to Dagupan City where it seeks to build 13 condominium buildings, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez said.Speaking during the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) forum here on Thursday, Fernandez... Read More

Ilocos Norte bicentennial parade strengthens unity of Ilocanos

LAOAG CITY -- In what was meant as a show of unity, residents of Ilocos Norte's 21 municipalities and two cities joined the opening parade here on Friday, ahead of the province’s main bicentennial celebration on February 2.Gov. Ma. Imelda Marcos led local government units, youth volunteers,... Read More

Jetstar Asia starts new direct Clark to Osaka flight

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga -- Jetstar Asia announced on Friday a new direct service from Clark International Airport to Kansai International Airport in Japan.Starting March 27, this year, Jetstar Asia will operate three weekly services between Clark Airport and Osaka located in the Kansai... Read More

3,298 Bulakenyos benefit from US group’s free medical mission

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- Some 3,298 Bulakenyos benefited from the free medical services of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Medical Mission Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city from January 22 to 25.So far,... Read More

Batangas targets more than 6-M tourist arrivals this year

BATANGAS CITY – Members of the Batangas Tourism Officers Association (BaTOA) have convened to draw up plans, projects and program for 2018 and reviewed the past year’s activities aiming to breach the six million tourist arrivals that the province ushered in at the close of 2017.Batangas... Read More

202 hot lumbers seized, destroyed in Bulacan

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- The provincial anti-illegal logging task force of Bulacan seized and destroyed 202 assorted pieces of illegally cut lumber and flitches in an operation conducted Thursday inside the Angat Watershed.Bro. Martin Francisco, chairperson of the Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental... Read More

New PRO-2 chief outlines directives vs. criminality, drugs

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- Newly designated head of Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) Chief Superintendent Jose Mario M. Espino on Friday urged lawmen to continue the government’s fight against criminality, illegal drugs and corruption as he met all police officers and PRO-2 employees at Camp Marcelo... Read More

PRO1 impounds 863 vehicles in 2-week checkpoint operations

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M. FLORENDO, La Union -- Chief Superintendent Romulo E. Sapitula, Police Regional Office-Region 1 (PRO1) director, announced Friday that their continuing campaign against criminality, particularly on the implementation of police checkpoints, has yielded significant result.He said the... Read More

City Hall to fill up vacant regular posts following CSC memo

DUMAGUETE CITY – The local government unit (LGU) of Dumaguete City, the provincial capital of Negros Oriental, is now taking steps to “institutionalize” the selection process of casual workers who will fill up regular positions that have been vacant for years.Assistant City... Read More

Army assures security in irrigation project areas

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela -- The 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army (5ID-PA) based in Gamu town in this province has assured the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) of security in implementing irrigation projects in its area of operations.Brig. Gen. Bartolome Bacarro of the 86th Infantry... Read More

8 focus crimes in Bacolod down by 37% in January

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) reported a 37 percent decrease in the number of eight focus crimes here in the month of January.Data released by the BCPO as of Friday showed that from Jan. 1 to 22, 2018, only 41 cases were monitored compared to 65 during the same period last... Read More

Antique provincial board finally passes P1.3-B 2018 budget

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) on Thursday passed the more than PHP1.3 billion budget of the Antique provincial government for 2018.SP member Errol T. Santillan, who chairs the committee on finance and appropriations, said his committee found all the documentary... Read More

Baguio solon seeks senior citizens’ discount hike on utilities

BAGUIO CITY -- A bill increasing the discount rate of senior citizens on utilities from 5 to 10 percent has been filed in the House of Representatives by Baguio Rep. Mark Go.In a press release to the media on Thursday evening, Go said House Bill 5960 seeks to grant senior citizens a 10-percent... Read More

Aboitiz firm gives irrigation water, power to Ifugao, Isabela

RAMON, Isabela -- The 8.5-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power plant of SN AboitizPower-Magat, Inc. (SNAP-Magat) here is now in full operation.The facility will not only give electricity to the province, but also address the irrigation needs of some 85,000 hectares of rice farms in Isabela and nearby... Read More

Bacolod City sets year-long activities for 80th Year

BACOLOD CITY -- The City of Bacolod has scheduled year-long activities for the commemoration of its 80th Anniversary this 2018.Bacolod will turn 80 this year based on its Charter signed by President Manuel L. Quezon on June 18, 1938. This year’s theme is “Bacolod@80: Full Speed Ahead to... Read More

Cebuano meat trader, welder shot dead

CEBU CITY -- A 65-year-old businessman and a 38-year-old welder were shot dead in separate incidents and different areas in Cebu province Thursday.Cebu Provincial Police Office, in a report, identified the fatalities as Renato Gepitulan, a meat retailer in Pinamungajan town, and Tanny Boy Casajuras... Read More

Retired cops, soldiers press for pension adjustment

ILOILO CITY-- A consultation and dialogue was conducted Thursday at the Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO-6) to hear the concerns of uniformed personnel, especially retirees and veterans.Led by retired police Director Leopoldo N. Bataoil, who now serves as congressman for the 2nd... Read More

Nueva Ecija checkpoints net 300 ‘unregistered’ motorcycles

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija -- More than 300 undocumented motorcycle units were impounded in the initial 48-hour anti-criminality checkpoints laid in all strategic points in Nueva Ecija's 27 towns and five cities.Senior Superintendent Eliseo Tanding, director of the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial... Read More

Palawan produces first batch of K to 12 graduates

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- An estimated 8,844 students are expected to be the first batch of graduates this year of the senior high school of the government’s “K to 12 Program” despite delays in the construction of additional classrooms for their use.The number comes from a... Read More

DSWD-Bicol assures Mayon-affected LGUs of 100-day food aid

LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD) regional office in Bicol assured the families affected by the ongoing Mayon eruption that the agency can provide food packs for 20,000 families for 100 days, if needed.Arnel Garcia, DSWD regional director, in a press conference... Read More