Provincial

DTI urges micro enterprises to avail of benefits under BMBE law

DTI urges micro enterprises to avail of benefits under BMBE law

May 19, 2018, 5:37 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Cordillera is encouraging underground micro-entrepreneurs in the region to formalize their businesses, so they can enjoy government incentives under the Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise (BMBE) law. HELP FOR MICRO BUSINESSES. The… Read More

Gunman shoots soldier in Zamboanga City

Gunman shoots soldier in Zamboanga City

May 19, 2018, 5:21 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Police are investigating the identity of the gunman behind the attempted gun slay of a Marine soldier late Friday in this city.Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, said that Marine soldier, Sgt. Fredencio Braba, 41, survived the attempt on… Read More

Cotabato City mayor seeks 'deeper' probe into bomb attempt

Cotabato City mayor seeks 'deeper' probe into bomb attempt

May 19, 2018, 5:04 pm

COTABATO CITY – Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi on Friday called on the police and the military to conduct a "deeper investigation" into the foiled bombing attempt here days before the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE).Guiani-Sayadi said police discovered the improvised… Read More

Davao City Comelec explains delayed honoraria

Davao City Comelec explains delayed honoraria

May 19, 2018, 4:59 pm

DAVAO CITY--The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here has appealed to teachers who served as Board of Election Tellers (BET) for consideration over the delay in their honoraria.Davao City-Comelec spokesperson Mohammad Omar Samama explained that the delay was caused by the confusion on how to… Read More

Eastern Visayas notes lower share of agri sector to regional economy

Eastern Visayas notes lower share of agri sector to regional economy

May 19, 2018, 3:32 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- Concerns have been raised over the declining share of the farming and fishing sector to the regional economy of Eastern Visayas in the past five years. Andrew Orais, Department of Agriculture assistant regional director for operations, said on Friday that the high vulnerability… Read More

Push for Negros Island as one federal region continues

Push for Negros Island as one federal region continues

May 19, 2018, 2:56 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The push to reunite the two Negros provinces under one federal region continues as the Consultative Committee (ConCom) reviewing the 1987 Constitution is in the process of finalizing revisions that would pave the way for a federal republic. The creation of the Negrosanon Federated… Read More

Illegal pipes discharging wastewater into Boracay beach found

Illegal pipes discharging wastewater into Boracay beach found

May 19, 2018, 2:20 pm

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- Some 33 pipes suspected to be discharging wastewater into the beach here have been discovered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The 33 pipes have been found through the agency’s use of ground penetrating radar (GPR), Environment Secretary Roy… Read More

Landmine explosion injures 2 soldiers in Zamboanga del Norte

Landmine explosion injures 2 soldiers in Zamboanga del Norte

May 19, 2018, 2:12 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Two soldiers were wounded when suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels bombed a bridge in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, a top police official disclosed Saturday. Police Regional Office 9 (Zamboanga) Director, Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, said the incident occurred in… Read More

DILG to complete SK mandatory orientation next week

DILG to complete SK mandatory orientation next week

May 19, 2018, 1:33 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) office in Eastern Visayas is targeting to complete by May 26 the mandatory orientation for elected Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials in the region. DILG 8 (Eastern Visayas) Director Marivel Sacendoncillo said Friday… Read More

Education summit eyes transformation of schools for learners

Education summit eyes transformation of schools for learners

May 19, 2018, 1:05 pm

LAOAG CITY -- The Department of Education’s (DepEd) office in Ilocos Norte sees the need for the education curriculum to be re-engineered to keep pace with the ever-changing technology and align it with the requirements of present-day learners. With these objectives, Schools Division Supt.… Read More

P45-M research hub opens in Iloilo university

P45-M research hub opens in Iloilo university

May 19, 2018, 11:45 am

ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) marked its third foundation anniversary by unveiling its PHP45-million research center on Friday. “The establishment of the research hub was an excellent example of commitment in this area, opening up myriad opportunities for… Read More

P7.7-B ROLL IT projects proposed in Western Visayas

P7.7-B ROLL IT projects proposed in Western Visayas

May 18, 2018, 10:21 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has received around PHP7.7 billion proposed projects under its Roads Leveraging Linkages for Industry and Trade (ROLL IT) for 2019. DTI Western Visayas Regional Director Rebecca Rascon on Friday said that they received plenty of proposals… Read More

Dipolog City marks 'Pagsalabuk Festival'

Dipolog City marks 'Pagsalabuk Festival'

May 18, 2018, 10:11 pm

Dipolognons in Suban-on and Filipino costumes pose at the Dipolog City Boulevard during the opening of the "Pagsalabuk Festival," which started on May 4 and ends on July 1. (Photo courtesy: Dipolog City government) 2 faces of Dipolog's Pagsalabuk Festival: 20 years of friendship, a century of… Read More

Fire hits slum area, school in Pagadian City

Fire hits slum area, school in Pagadian City

May 18, 2018, 10:08 pm

Residents and bystanders watch helplessly as fire engulfs a school on Thursday in Barangay Dumagoc, Pagadian City. The fire raze 49 houses and nine classrooms. Two other houses were partially damaged. (Photo courtesy: Pagadian CDRRMO)PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur -- The local government here… Read More

Batangas sees 20% growth in tourist arrivals this year

Batangas sees 20% growth in tourist arrivals this year

May 18, 2018, 9:06 pm

BATANGAS CITY – Tourist arrivals in Batangas province are seen to reach 10.35 million this year, up 20 percent from 8.62 million last year, according to the Batangas Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO). Lawyer Sylvia Marasigan, PTCAO department head, said Friday that they have… Read More

P2.75-M shabu, imported marijuana seized in Cainta drug bust

P2.75-M shabu, imported marijuana seized in Cainta drug bust

May 18, 2018, 9:03 pm

CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – Joint police operatives have arrested two lady illegal drug traders and seized around PHP 2.75 million worth of illegal drugs during a drug bust operation early dawn on Thursday. The Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) 4A, and the Cainta police force and… Read More

50 MSMEs in Calabarzon taught on food handling, safety standards

50 MSMEs in Calabarzon taught on food handling, safety standards

May 18, 2018, 8:47 pm

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna – More than 50 micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) from the Calabarzon Region have undertaken the seminar on “Food Safety Standards and Basic Food Handling Practices” at the town hall’s multipurpose hall. In a report on Friday from the Department of Science and… Read More

Laoag residents urged to buy, support local entrepreneurs

Laoag residents urged to buy, support local entrepreneurs

May 18, 2018, 8:40 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Residents here are encouraged to support local entrepreneurs here by buying their products. As part of the year-long bicentennial celebration of the Ilocos Norte, around 80 micro, small and medium entrepreneurs display their own unique products and services until May 22 at the… Read More

4 Calabarzon proposals get PRDP funding

4 Calabarzon proposals get PRDP funding

May 18, 2018, 8:28 pm

IMUS CITY, Cavite – The Philippine Rural Development Project’s (PRDP) Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB), chaired by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region IV-A, approved the PHP 30.171 million enterprise sub-project proposals from four associations and cooperatives in the Calabarzon… Read More

5th most wanted person in PNP district level nabbed in Pangasinan

5th most wanted person in PNP district level nabbed in Pangasinan

May 18, 2018, 8:26 pm

CALASIAO, Pangasinan -- The Eastern Police District’s Special Operations Unit (DSOU) and Calasiao Police have arrested the fifth most wanted person in the Philippine National Police's district level on Thursday at Barangay Buenlag here. Calasiao Police reported that the suspect identified as… Read More