Provincial

NegOcc dev’t council okays P8-B investment plan for 2019

NegOcc dev’t council okays P8-B investment plan for 2019

June 1, 2018, 5:13 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The Provincial Development Council (PDC) of Negros Occidental approved Thursday a budget of more than PHP8 billion for its 2019 Annual Investment Plan (AIP). The AIP, which includes the list of the programs, projects, and activities proposed for implementation by the provincial… Read More

Ilocos Norte to set up 8 rolling Kadiwa stores

Ilocos Norte to set up 8 rolling Kadiwa stores

June 1, 2018, 5:10 pm

LAOAG CITY -- The provincial government of Ilocos Norte is set to establish at least eight Kadiwa Centers or rolling stores in the province to sell basic goods and food items much lower than the prevailing market rates. Meant to support local farmers and low-income families, Edision Natividad,… Read More

PENRO issues 594 notices of violations to Pangasinan establishments

PENRO issues 594 notices of violations to Pangasinan establishments

June 1, 2018, 5:04 pm

BOLINAO, Pangasinan -- The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has issued 594 notices of violations to establishments, ranging from residential areas to beach resorts, found violating the Water Code. PENR Officer Raymundo Gayo, in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday,… Read More

11 villages in Capiz now drug-cleared

11 villages in Capiz now drug-cleared

June 1, 2018, 4:52 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Capiz Police is targeting to have the province cleared of illegal drugs starting third quarter towards end of 2018. In an interview Friday, Capiz Police Director, Senior Supt. Samuel Nacion, said they are now focused on the barangay drug-clearing operation that was temporarily… Read More

Moro rebel, pal yield P1-M ‘shabu’ in anti-drug ops

Moro rebel, pal yield P1-M ‘shabu’ in anti-drug ops

June 1, 2018, 4:49 pm

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao--Backed by soldiers and policemen, agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday arrested two people, including an alleged Moro rebel, and seized more than PHP1-million worth of illegal drugs in an anti-drug operation here.Juvenal Azurin, PDEA… Read More

PDRRMOs to hold on-site school risk, hazard assessment

PDRRMOs to hold on-site school risk, hazard assessment

June 1, 2018, 3:33 pm

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique – Antique’s Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has advised its municipal offices to conduct on-site school risk and hazard assessment as part of preparations for the school opening. In an interview Thursday, PDRRMO-Antique chief… Read More

Police, army, tanods to secure class opening in Capiz

Police, army, tanods to secure class opening in Capiz

June 1, 2018, 2:03 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be closely working with the Philippine Army and barangay tanods (village watchmen) to ensure peace and order during the opening of classes on Monday. In an interview Friday, Capiz Police Director Senior Supt. Samuel Nacion said their… Read More

DENR-1 to hold ‘plastic-free’ fun run

DENR-1 to hold ‘plastic-free’ fun run

June 1, 2018, 1:40 pm

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Ilocos Region will conduct a fun run on June 4, in observance of the month-long World Environment Day, ditching all types of plastic during the activity in line with this year’s theme. This year’s… Read More

Proposed monorail a boost to Iloilo City economy

Proposed monorail a boost to Iloilo City economy

June 1, 2018, 1:29 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The realization of the monorail project system proposed by the BYD (Build Your Dreams) Auto Industry Co Ltd. in Iloilo city is expected to further boost the economy of the metropolis. BYD, an auto industry company based in China, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and… Read More

Korean envoy vows to bring in more tourists to PH

Korean envoy vows to bring in more tourists to PH

June 1, 2018, 12:48 pm

LAOANG, Northern Samar -- South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-man said they are committed to bring more tourists to the country despite the closure of Boracay, one of the most preferred destinations of Koreans. Han said during the road project groundbreaking here Thursday that they… Read More

Gov’t breaks ground for Korean-funded Samar Pacific Coastal Road

Gov’t breaks ground for Korean-funded Samar Pacific Coastal Road

June 1, 2018, 12:45 pm

PALAPAG, Northern Samar -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the South Korean government held a groundbreaking of the nearly PHP1-billion Samar Pacific Coastal Road and Simora-Palapag Road project. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han… Read More

2 dead as lightning strikes passenger boat in Samar

2 dead as lightning strikes passenger boat in Samar

June 1, 2018, 12:42 pm

CALBAYOG City, Samar --Two persons died on the spot as lightning struck a passenger motorboat docketed at the city port here Thursday noon. Police identified the victims as Reynaldo Delabajan, 28, an operator of the National Power Corp. (Napocor) and a resident of Sto. Niño town, Samar; and… Read More

2 solar panels used in monitoring Mt. Mayon stolen

2 solar panels used in monitoring Mt. Mayon stolen

June 1, 2018, 11:30 am

LEGAZPI CITY -- Two solar panels of the power supply that provides power to ScanDoas (scanning differential absorption spectroscopy), an equipment of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), was stolen by still unidentified robbers, a Phivolcs official said on Thursday.… Read More

2 Zambo Norte cops disarmed by NPA rebels

2 Zambo Norte cops disarmed by NPA rebels

May 31, 2018, 10:43 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Two policemen were disarmed and their vehicle taken by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in the town of Godod, Zamboanga del Norte, an official disclosed Thursday.Chief Supt. Edwin De Ocampo, deputy regional director for administration, identified the two policemen as SPO1… Read More

Index crime in Bicol drops 30.6%: PNP

Index crime in Bicol drops 30.6%: PNP

May 31, 2018, 10:14 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Bicol region recorded more than 30-percent decline in index crime in January to April this year, owing to an increased police presence to the community. Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Senior Insp. Ma. Luisa Calubaquib, in an interview Thursday, cited data of… Read More

Pangasinan town adds 30 high school scholars

Pangasinan town adds 30 high school scholars

May 31, 2018, 9:58 pm

MANGALDAN, Pangasinan—A total of 30 incoming high school freshmen have passed the qualifying examination for the scholarship program in this town. Ernie Cuison, media coordinator in an interview Wednesday, said the scholars will be receiving PHP1,000 a month for the whole school year until their… Read More

Ilonggo OFW slain in Korea to be laid to rest Friday

Ilonggo OFW slain in Korea to be laid to rest Friday

May 31, 2018, 9:52 pm

ILOILO CITY - Ilonggo Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Angelo Claveria, who was killed in South Korea, will be laid to his final rest on Friday afternoon. A mass will be offered at 2 p.m. at the Cabatuan Parish Church. The burial will follow at the town’s Catholic cemetery according to Angelo’s… Read More

Laguna mall employees join 'Brigada Eskwela 2018'

Laguna mall employees join 'Brigada Eskwela 2018'

May 31, 2018, 9:45 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – About 150 volunteer workers from SM Malls here and in San Pablo City participated in the annual Laguna leg of the Department of Education (DepEd) “Brigada Eskwela”, a nationwide schools maintenance week project at the onset of the public school opening of classes on… Read More

Ilocos Norte town is center of Marian devotion

Ilocos Norte town is center of Marian devotion

May 31, 2018, 9:36 pm

BADOC, Ilocos Norte -- Residents here sang and danced for joy while chanting, “Viva La Virgen Milagrosa”, following the crowning of the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary carrying the Infant Jesus in her arms on Thursday, by mandate of the Holy Father Pope Francis. More than a liturgical ritual,… Read More

Mountain Province keeps drug-free status

Mountain Province keeps drug-free status

May 31, 2018, 8:54 pm

BAGUIO CITY — Mountain Province remains to be drug-free, authorities said Thursday. “Mountain Province is still and remains to be a drug cleared province as of now,” Senior Supt. Allen Ocden said in an interview on Thursday. Ocden was thankful to the residents for helping provide the police… Read More