Provincial

DILG serves dismissal order of Ilocos Norte town mayor, administrator

DILG serves dismissal order of Ilocos Norte town mayor, administrator

June 15, 2018, 4:00 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Representatives of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 1 (Ilocos) served a dismissal order against Paoay Mayor Jessie Galano and municipal administrator Bruno Dumlao on Thursday afternoon. Served by Lawyer Joseph Apolonio, Legal Officer of the DILG Region 1,… Read More

Muslims in Bataan observe Eid’l  Fit’r

Muslims in Bataan observe Eid’l Fit’r

June 15, 2018, 3:53 pm

BALANGA City, Bataan -- Muslims in Bataan observed on Friday Eid’l Fit’r, the conclusion of Ramadan, through prayers and lectures held in various communities like at the People’s Center here. Sultan Abdullah Ampuan, 44, president of the Unity of Muslim Association in Bataan, said that after… Read More

Liguasan communities, Army forge alliance vs. BIFF

Liguasan communities, Army forge alliance vs. BIFF

June 15, 2018, 3:45 pm

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – The military and communities around the vast Liguasan Marsh in Maguindanao have forged an alliance to fight abuses brought by the IS-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the area.Lt. Colonel Harold Cabunoc, Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion commander,… Read More

Manhunt on for militiaman who killed colleague in N. Cotabato

Manhunt on for militiaman who killed colleague in N. Cotabato

June 15, 2018, 3:44 pm

PIKIT, North Cotabato – Police in North Cotabato has launched a manhunt against a militiaman who shot dead a colleague inside a para-military detachment in Barangay Ginatilan here Thursday night following a heated argument.Supt. Bernard Tayong, North Cotabato police spokesperson, identified the… Read More

Lightning kills 2, injures 1 in Sibugay town

Lightning kills 2, injures 1 in Sibugay town

June 15, 2018, 3:42 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Two people were killed while another was critically injured in a lightning strike in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported Friday.Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, said the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in… Read More

Village councilor, 2 others killed in anti-drug raids in Koronadal

Village councilor, 2 others killed in anti-drug raids in Koronadal

June 15, 2018, 3:41 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--A village councilor and two other suspected drug personalities were killed in separate police anti-drug operations in Koronadal City early Friday.Senior Insp. Brent Ian Salazar, deputy chief of the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (RPDEU)-12, said the suspects were gunned… Read More

Zambo barangay officials told to work towards progress

Zambo barangay officials told to work towards progress

June 15, 2018, 3:40 pm

Rep. Celso Lobregat of the first congressional district of Zamboanga City faces to reporters in a recent press conference at his residence. (Photo courtesy: first district congressional office) ZAMBOANGA CITY--Rep. Celso Lobregat on Friday called on the newly-elected and re-elected barangay… Read More

Duterte wants more public consultation on peace talks: Dureza

Duterte wants more public consultation on peace talks: Dureza

June 15, 2018, 2:32 pm

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the government peace panel to further engage the public to draw more support for the peace negotiations with the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).This was bared by… Read More

Peaceful celebration of Eid’l Fitr in Cotabato noted

Peaceful celebration of Eid’l Fitr in Cotabato noted

June 15, 2018, 2:29 pm

COTABATO CITY – Thousands of Muslim faithful gathered in various congregational prayer venues here Friday as they celebrated Eid’l Fitr, the culmination of the month-long fasting period of Ramadan.Local law enforcement units remained on alert although no major untoward incidents were reported… Read More

Mayor Sara opens P28-M children’s playground, other public facilities

Mayor Sara opens P28-M children’s playground, other public facilities

June 15, 2018, 2:28 pm

DAVAO CITY--The city government opened on Thursday more leisure spaces where children and their families could bond together, as well as an improved health center and public restrooms.Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio led the formal opening and blessing of two children’s playgrounds in… Read More

SM to launch first condo project in Davao this June

SM to launch first condo project in Davao this June

June 15, 2018, 2:26 pm

DAVAO CITY--The SM Development Corp. (SMC) will launch this month its residential condominium here, the company's first real estate project in Mindanao.SM Lanang mall manager Jonathan Nick Santos said Thursday the condominium project will be located next to the premier mall in Lanang, this… Read More

Barangay captain killed in shootout on Mangsee Island, Palawan

Barangay captain killed in shootout on Mangsee Island, Palawan

June 15, 2018, 1:55 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The incoming barangay chairman of Mangsee Island in Balabac town, southern Palawan, was killed following an arrest operation carried out by anti-illegal drug operatives early Friday. Pisto Hamja, one of two barangay officials in Palawan whose names were in a narco… Read More

Palawan entomological study to pit larvae-eating mosquito vs. dengue

Palawan entomological study to pit larvae-eating mosquito vs. dengue

June 15, 2018, 11:57 am

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The Department of Health (DOH) has announced that Palawan’s current efforts in entomological research may have found a large larvae-eating mosquito that has the potential of destroying the immature dengue-carrying Aedis Aegypti mosquitoes. DOH Mimaropa OIC… Read More

8 nabbed, P272K illegal drugs seized in Zamboanga

8 nabbed, P272K illegal drugs seized in Zamboanga

June 15, 2018, 11:28 am

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Police arrested eight people, including a telephone firm employee, and seized some PHP272,400 worth of illegal drugs in separate anti-drug operations around Zamboanga region.Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, Police Regional Office 9 (Zamboanga) director, said the arrests and confiscation… Read More

Monsoon rains beneficial to Ilocos Norte farmers

Monsoon rains beneficial to Ilocos Norte farmers

June 14, 2018, 9:53 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Ilocos farmers have long been praying for rain and with the prolonged rainfall brought about the southwest monsoon, Fiel Camacho’s face lit up with excitement, as he can now till the once dried up farmland that is dependent on rainwater. For a week now, farmers here had been busy… Read More

SK federation in Negros Oriental elects new leaders

SK federation in Negros Oriental elects new leaders

June 14, 2018, 9:51 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- The provincial Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) federation has chosen a new leader to represent the youth at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan as ex-officio member. Bindoy SK federation president Adem Maxino garnered 16 points against Dumaguete SK federation president Danni… Read More

Task group to probe village chief shooting in Negros Oriental

Task group to probe village chief shooting in Negros Oriental

June 14, 2018, 9:29 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental - The Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NORPPO) has formed another special investigation task group to look into the shooting and wounding of a newly-elected punong barangay in Barangay Humay-humay, Guihulngan City. Presently recuperating from gunshot wounds… Read More

Doctors push for infusion of indigenous customs in health programs

Doctors push for infusion of indigenous customs in health programs

June 14, 2018, 9:21 pm

BAGUIO CITY — A group of doctors here is pushing for the integration of indigenous practices with western medicine and the government's health programs to benefit more people, especially those in remote villages. “We should integrate indigenous practices with the health programs that we… Read More

Dasmariñas City, TESDA offering free tech-voc training

Dasmariñas City, TESDA offering free tech-voc training

June 14, 2018, 9:19 pm

DASMARIÑAS CITY, Cavite – The office of Cavite 4th District Representative Jenny Austria-Barzaga has teamed up with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in offering free technical vocational (TechVoc) training on beauty care, electronic products assembly,… Read More

Supply, prices of highland vegetables remain ‘normal’ amid rains

Supply, prices of highland vegetables remain ‘normal’ amid rains

June 14, 2018, 8:56 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The supply and prices of highland vegetables from this province to Metro Manila and nearby areas have remained normal, the provincial administrator told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday. VEGGIE PRICES STAY NORMAL. Baggers pack and load freshly harvested… Read More