Provincial

Dapitan woman yields P380K worth 'shabu' in anti-drug ops: PDEA

Dapitan woman yields P380K worth 'shabu' in anti-drug ops: PDEA

May 15, 2018, 6:26 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday said they filed a case for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against a woman suspected of being a big time drug dealer.Charged before the Dipolog City Prosecutor’s Office is Vierna Guinares alias… Read More

Village, youth polls in Central Luzon generally peaceful

Village, youth polls in Central Luzon generally peaceful

May 15, 2018, 5:58 pm

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The conduct of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday was generally peaceful with no reports of untoward incidents. This was disclosed by Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, during a press conference held here on… Read More

Polls in Catanduanes’ 315 barangays peaceful, successful

Polls in Catanduanes’ 315 barangays peaceful, successful

May 15, 2018, 5:54 pm

VIRAC, Catanduanes --  A provincial Commission of Elections (Comelec) officer on Tuesday said the conduct of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in the island province of Catanduanes was generally peaceful and successful. “We have no report of any untoward incident from the 315… Read More

Suspect in killing of ex-La Union lawmaker nabbed

Suspect in killing of ex-La Union lawmaker nabbed

May 15, 2018, 5:52 pm

AGOO, La Union -- The Philippine National Police on Tuesday announced the arrest the suspect in the killing of former La Union (2nd District) Rep. Eufranio Eriguel right after the shooting on May 12. Police Supt. Marlon Paiste, information officer of the Police Regional Office in Ilocos (PRO-1),… Read More

Guimaras tribe to perform in PH Independence Day event in US

Guimaras tribe to perform in PH Independence Day event in US

May 15, 2018, 5:49 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The winning tribe of the Guimaras Manggahan Festival cultural presentation will perform for the first time in Madison Ave., New York in the US during the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebration on June 3. In an interview Tuesday, Guimaras tourism officer Liberty Ferrer said… Read More

Western Visayas elections 99% complete

Western Visayas elections 99% complete

May 15, 2018, 5:48 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The election process in Western Visayas is already 99.40 percent complete, according to the Commission on Elections 6 (Comelec-6). In a press conference with members of the Regional Joint Security Command Center 6 (RJSCC-6), lawyer Tomas Valera, Comelec-6 Assistant Regional… Read More

MILF man nabbed for disrupting Maguindanao vote count

MILF man nabbed for disrupting Maguindanao vote count

May 15, 2018, 5:33 pm

PAGLAT, Maguindanao -- Authorities arrested on Monday evening a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) while trying to enter the town hall premises here with a gun while counting and canvassing of votes were ongoing for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.Lt. Colonel Harold… Read More

Comelec probes polls delay in remote Northern Samar villages

Comelec probes polls delay in remote Northern Samar villages

May 15, 2018, 5:32 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) regional office here has yet to find out why the opening of voting centers in two remote villages in Silvino Lobos, Northern Samar was delayed. Comelec 8 (Eastern Visayas) Director Jose Nick Mendros said that based on reports from the… Read More

Village chief in PDEA 'narco list' wins reelection bid

Village chief in PDEA 'narco list' wins reelection bid

May 15, 2018, 5:32 pm

TULUNAN, North Cotabato--Despite being linked to illegal drugs, an incumbent village chair in North Cotabato whose name was in the narco list of the government won during Monday’s balloting.Jeomar Cerebo Almirante, chairperson of the town’s poblacion, was proclaimed winner against his rival,… Read More

Coin toss to decide fate of winners in 7 Cebu barangays

Coin toss to decide fate of winners in 7 Cebu barangays

May 15, 2018, 3:47 pm

CEBU CITY -- The contest for village chief in seven barangays in Cebu province resulted in a tie on Monday after the counting of ballots in the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. This was learned Tuesday from provincial election supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano, who said… Read More

Cops cite stakeholders’ unity in peaceful Maguindanao polls

Cops cite stakeholders’ unity in peaceful Maguindanao polls

May 15, 2018, 3:47 pm

COTABATO CITY -- With cooperation and unity among local stakeholders, police said the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Maguindanao turned out "generally peaceful" despite minor incidents of violence, commotion, and misunderstanding.Senior Supt. Edwin Wagan, Maguindanao police… Read More

Polls in Ilocos Norte 'peaceful' amid usual problems

Polls in Ilocos Norte 'peaceful' amid usual problems

May 15, 2018, 12:51 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Despite reported commotions and alleged vote-buying in some barangays where political rivalry is intense, the synchronized Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections were generally peaceful in Ilocos Norte province. “I hope ganito lang tayo at nakita… Read More

Solon to SK leaders: Focus on youth empowerment

Solon to SK leaders: Focus on youth empowerment

May 14, 2018, 9:36 pm

SAN FABIAN, Pangasinan -- Pangasinan fourth district Rep. Christopher De Venecia on Monday urged would be barangay youth leaders to deliver youth empowerment initiatives. In an interview with newsmen after casting his votes at Bolasi Elementary School here, De Venecia stressed that Sangguniang… Read More

Ilocos town execs post bail for gun charge

Ilocos town execs post bail for gun charge

May 14, 2018, 9:34 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Top government officials in Pasuquin town charged with illegal possession of firearms are now free after they posted bail in court. Senior Supt. Cesar Pasiwen, Officer-in-Charge of the Ilocos Norte Police, confirmed this on Monday as incumbent Pasuquin Mayor Ferdinand Aguinaldo and… Read More

Far-flung Cordillera communities follow liquor ban rule

Far-flung Cordillera communities follow liquor ban rule

May 14, 2018, 9:33 pm

TUBA, Benguet -- Grocery stores and other establishments in this remote Ansagan village in this upland province have padlocked their shelves containing liquor, while some covered them with black cloth to remind the public that the liquor ban is on for the May 14 elections, Neighborhood sari-sari… Read More

Cordillera reports peaceful, orderly polls

Cordillera reports peaceful, orderly polls

May 14, 2018, 9:31 pm

BAGUIO CITY — Except for a minor squabble that was quickly solved in Abra, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cordillera reported no major poll-related incident during the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in the entire upland region on Monday, declaring a peaceful and orderly… Read More

NegOr polls peaceful and smooth: Comelec

NegOr polls peaceful and smooth: Comelec

May 14, 2018, 9:23 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Oriental announced that the conduct of the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections Monday was generally peaceful and smooth. Contrary to early pronouncements that Negros Oriental was the… Read More

Comelec to probe alleged ‘massive’ vote-buying in Siquijor

Comelec to probe alleged ‘massive’ vote-buying in Siquijor

May 14, 2018, 7:48 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the nearby island-province of Siquijor will investigate the reported alleged massive vote-buying in relation to Monday’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections upon receipt of formal complaints. Lawyer Jerome… Read More

 Election day in W.Visayas generally peaceful

Election day in W.Visayas generally peaceful

May 14, 2018, 7:43 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The conduct of the village and youth polls in Western Visayas is generally peaceful as of 4:00 p.m on Monday, according to the Regional Joint Security Command Center 6 (RJSCC-6). In a press conference, Lawyer Tomas Valera, Assistant Regional Director of the Commission on Elections… Read More

Cops create task force to probe ambush on Cebu mayor

Cops create task force to probe ambush on Cebu mayor

May 14, 2018, 7:39 pm

CEBU CITY -- The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has created a special task group to investigate the assassination attempt on former police general now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot. Loot, who was named by President Rodrigo Duterte last year as one of the five police… Read More