Provincial

Pangasinan town plastic ban starts July 1

Pangasinan town plastic ban starts July 1

May 29, 2018, 9:06 pm

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan -- The municipal government of this town will start banning the use of plastic cellophane, sando bags and styrofoam this July. Raymundo Bautista Jr., chief of staff and legal officer of the municipality, in an interview on Tuesday, said they have already given an ample… Read More

GenTri exec bags CSC best technical paper award

GenTri exec bags CSC best technical paper award

May 29, 2018, 8:53 pm

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Region IV-A awards its 2018 best Human Resources Management Practitioner (HRMP) to this city’s Human Resource Management Department head for his paper on the adoption of Strategic Human Resource in the Business Permit and… Read More

Youtube sensation elevator girl shares experiences with mall employees

Youtube sensation elevator girl shares experiences with mall employees

May 29, 2018, 8:48 pm

LUCENA CITY, Quezon - The security personnel as frontliners and the management staff of SM Lucena were charmed by Cheridel Alejandrino, the YouTube "Elevator Girl" sensation who gave her inspirational talk Tuesday to boost the moral of mall employees. Cheridel is the singing elevator girl from SM… Read More

Gunmen kill Army intel officer in Basilan ambush

Gunmen kill Army intel officer in Basilan ambush

May 29, 2018, 8:21 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY- Police and military authorities are investigating the killing of an Army intelligence personnel in an ambush in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan province on Monday.Basilan Police Director Senior Supt. Rufino Inot said Tuesday he has ordered the case investigator to work closely with the military… Read More

2 wounded cops in NegOcc get P100K aid

2 wounded cops in NegOcc get P100K aid

May 29, 2018, 7:18 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The two policemen in Negros Occidental wounded during a firearms search operation in Cauayan town last May 17 received financial assistance of PHP50,000 each. The Negros Occidental police said the cash aid was given to Police Officer 3 Reynaldo Bauden Jr. and Police Officer 2… Read More

NegOcc labor leader says uniform wage rate to address disparity issue

NegOcc labor leader says uniform wage rate to address disparity issue

May 29, 2018, 7:12 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- A uniform national wage rate would be favorable to the regions since it will address the issue on the disparity in the minimum daily pay, said a labor leader in Negros Occidental on Tuesday. Wennie Sancho, labor sector representative to the Regional Tripartite Wages and… Read More

DA trains educators on organic agriculture

DA trains educators on organic agriculture

May 29, 2018, 7:09 pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region IV-A has trained agricultural teachers, education program supervisors, department heads and principals from Department of Education’s (DepEd) school divisions of Quezon province on organic agriculture (OA) theories,… Read More

Preps for creation of tourism authority in northern Iloilo up

Preps for creation of tourism authority in northern Iloilo up

May 29, 2018, 7:00 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Iloilo’s provincial government will meet with the Department of Tourism 6 (Western Visayas) next month to tackle preparations for the creation of a tourism authority in northern Iloilo. In a media interview Monday, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said they have scheduled a… Read More

Napolcom exec discovers 2 ‘abandoned’ police stations in Iloilo

Napolcom exec discovers 2 ‘abandoned’ police stations in Iloilo

May 29, 2018, 6:57 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Two municipal police stations in Iloilo province were found to be left unmanned during a surprise inspection of the National Police Commission 6 (Napolcom-6 or in Western Visayas). Lawyer Joseph Celis, Regional Director of Napolcom-6, said the unmanned police stations are in the… Read More

DILG Cavite gears up for SK federation elections

DILG Cavite gears up for SK federation elections

May 29, 2018, 6:53 pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Cavite is gearing up for the Panlalawigan Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation Orientation and Elections slated on June 12 and 13. Cavite's 23 elected City and Municipal SK Federation Presidents (that are all out… Read More

Baguio to share planned modern waste station with neighboring towns

Baguio to share planned modern waste station with neighboring towns

May 29, 2018, 6:42 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- The Baguio City government will let its neighboring towns in Benguet use its planned engineered sanitary landfill (ESL) in Itogon, Benguet once it is completed. In a statement on Monday, Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the municipalities of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and… Read More

P5.1-M worth of drugs seized in Cebu

P5.1-M worth of drugs seized in Cebu

May 29, 2018, 5:48 pm

CEBU CITY -- More than PHP5 million worth of “shabu” were taken off Cebu City’s streets last week when policemen confiscated some 434.61 grams on May 21-27. In the weekly accomplishment report of the Cebu City Police released Tuesday, the Dangerous Drugs Board valued the haul at PHP5.12… Read More

18 Coast Guard men hurt in Zambo vehicular accident

18 Coast Guard men hurt in Zambo vehicular accident

May 29, 2018, 5:42 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Eighteen personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) were injured in a vehicular accident in a coastal barangay of this city, an official disclosed Tuesday.Lt. Commander Alvin Dagalea, Zamboanga Coast Guard Station commander, on Tuesday said the incident occurred Monday morning… Read More

BIFF bombing try foiled in Sultan Kudarat: Military

BIFF bombing try foiled in Sultan Kudarat: Military

May 29, 2018, 5:40 pm

The deactivated improvised bomb is loaded into a vehicle of the Army after it was recovered on Monday in front of a school in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. (Photo courtesy: Army's 6th Infantry Division)   CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao--The new commander of the Army division in Central Mindanao on… Read More

23 Soccsksargen firms 'engaged' in illegal contracting

23 Soccsksargen firms 'engaged' in illegal contracting

May 29, 2018, 5:32 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--At least 23 companies in Region 12 or Soccsksargen have been found by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) engaged in illegal labor contracting practices.Sisinio Cano, DOLE Region 12 director, said Tuesday these companies were discovered to have been employing… Read More

 ‘Sub-standard’ housing project in Concepcion town probed

‘Sub-standard’ housing project in Concepcion town probed

May 29, 2018, 5:28 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Committee on justice, good government, and human rights of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) is investigating the alleged sub-standard housing project in Concepcion, Iloilo for victims of Typhoon Yolanda. A public hearing was conducted Monday, which gathered members of the… Read More

Duterte against legalizing medical marijuana: Roque

Duterte against legalizing medical marijuana: Roque

May 29, 2018, 5:22 pm

BONTOC, Mt. Province -- President Rodrigo Duterte is against legalizing medical marijuana, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing here on Tuesday. “Ang Presidente po, tutol diyan (The President is against that),” Roque said, citing the President is not inclined to… Read More

Suspected rebel leader in NegOcc arrested, charged

Suspected rebel leader in NegOcc arrested, charged

May 29, 2018, 5:15 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- A suspected leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) in southern Negros Occidental who was arrested by government troops in Sitio Gusnit, Barangay Pinggot, Ilog over the weekend, has been charged with illegal possession of firearms. Civil-military operations officer of the 15th… Read More

Poor family’s daughter Top 3 in CPA board exam

Poor family’s daughter Top 3 in CPA board exam

May 29, 2018, 4:54 pm

ALICIA, Isabela -- A daughter of a tricycle driver and an ambulant vendor here endured hardships in life and studies to finish Magna cum laude and later on passed the Accountancy board examinations as third topnotcher nationwide. Browsing the internet online, Eddielyn Morfe was overwhelmed, shed… Read More

3,300 school kids get bags, supplies in Cagayan Valley

3,300 school kids get bags, supplies in Cagayan Valley

May 29, 2018, 4:50 pm

 TUMAUINI, Isabela -- At least 3,300 school children in Cagayan Valley Region would be ready for the June 4 opening of classes, as they received their bags and school supplies from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) this week. The recipients belong to 19 schools with 2,170… Read More