Provincial

Avanceña, Go inaugurate multi-million projects in Nueva Ecija town

Avanceña, Go inaugurate multi-million projects in Nueva Ecija town

June 18, 2018, 8:39 pm

GEN. MAMERTO NATIVIDAD, Nueva Ecija – President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner, Cielito "Honeylet" Avanceña, and Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher "Bong" Go on Monday assured rural folks that the government will continue to roll out programs and projects to uplift the lives of… Read More

PRO-1 bests 16 other regional offices in crime clearance, solution

PRO-1 bests 16 other regional offices in crime clearance, solution

June 18, 2018, 8:02 pm

SAN FERNANDO, La Union -- The Police Regional Office (PRO) in Ilocos region ranked first in crime clearance efficiency and second in crime solution efficiency among the 17 Philippine National Police regional offices in the country in the first quarter of the year.  Supt. Marlon Paiste, police… Read More

5 Antique towns suspend classes due to heavy rain

5 Antique towns suspend classes due to heavy rain

June 18, 2018, 7:55 pm

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- Classes in five towns of the province of Antique were suspended Monday due to heavy rainfall brought about by the southwest monsoon.  Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Broderick Train said. in an interview Monday, that classes… Read More

Negros Oriental officials back federalism 

Negros Oriental officials back federalism 

June 18, 2018, 7:51 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo announced Monday their full support to the proposed shift from the current presidential to a federal form of government. “It’s now or never. It’s do or die this time,” Remollo said, adding that… Read More

Reformation center for drug offenders opens in Angeles City

Reformation center for drug offenders opens in Angeles City

June 18, 2018, 7:48 pm

ANGELES CITY — A new drug reformation center has been opened here as part of the continuing efforts of local authorities to strengthen the program on drug rehabilitation. The Bahay Pagbabago, which is a joint project of the city government and the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO), aims to help… Read More

New drug personalities arrested in drug-cleared Pangasinan town

New drug personalities arrested in drug-cleared Pangasinan town

June 18, 2018, 7:43 pm

CALASIAO, Pangasinan  — The Calasiao police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Ilocos region have arrested three newly-identified drug personalities in Barangay Ambonao here on Sunday. In an interview on Monday, Supt. Charlie Umayam, chief of Calasiao police, identified the… Read More

DTI to hold consumer protection forum in Baragatan festival

DTI to hold consumer protection forum in Baragatan festival

June 18, 2018, 7:38 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The local office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here is participating in the Baragatan sa Palawan festival this year to highlight its blueprint “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan, at Konsyumerismo” decent job and entrepreneurship creation effort.… Read More

Cavite gives rice subsidy to residents affected by Typhoon 'Domeng'

Cavite gives rice subsidy to residents affected by Typhoon 'Domeng'

June 18, 2018, 7:29 pm

CAVITE CITY, Cavite — The provincial government of Cavite distributed rice to some 3,000 residents in Noveleta and another 2,000 local folks here on Sunday. Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla led the distribution of rice to residents affected by typhoon "Domeng" at the San Rafel School,… Read More

Abu Sayyaf man killed in fresh clash with troops

Abu Sayyaf man killed in fresh clash with troops

June 18, 2018, 5:58 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY--Government forces killed a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in a fresh clash with the bandits in Sulu, military officials said on Monday.Brig. Gen. Divino Rey Pabayo, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said the clash happened around 3:20 p.m. Saturday in Sitio Sailih, Barangay… Read More

Tracking system for high-risk kidney patients launched in Davao

Tracking system for high-risk kidney patients launched in Davao

June 18, 2018, 5:57 pm

DAVAO CITY – The National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) launched over the weekend the country's first tracking system for persons with hypertension and diabetes, who are at risk of developing kidney disease in the village of Dumoy, Talomo District, here.In partnership with the City Health… Read More

Iloilo City eyes inter-LGU collaboration to clean up Jaro River

Iloilo City eyes inter-LGU collaboration to clean up Jaro River

June 18, 2018, 5:18 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The city government here is looking at collaborating with other local government units (LGUs) within the Tigum-Aganan Watershed in pushing for the successful cleanup of the Jaro River. Engineer Noel Hechanova, head of the city environment and natural resource office (CENRO) of… Read More

Solon pushes business venture for retiring state workers

Solon pushes business venture for retiring state workers

June 18, 2018, 5:16 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- A bill providing business opportunities to retiring government workers is now on its third and final reading in the House of Representatives, a party-list solon said on Monday. House Bill 3335 filed in 2016 seeks to ensure that government workers who retire from service will still… Read More

Army enlists 241 new soldiers to fight rebels in Eastern Visayas

Army enlists 241 new soldiers to fight rebels in Eastern Visayas

June 18, 2018, 5:14 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- Some 241 soldiers took their oath Sunday as new members of the Philippine Army to fight insurgency in Eastern Visayas region. The Army’s 8th Infantry Division reported that majority of new soldiers came from Samar and Leyte provinces. The Army held the enlistment ceremony at the… Read More

Anti-smoking ordinance violators face stiffer penalties

Anti-smoking ordinance violators face stiffer penalties

June 18, 2018, 5:08 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Task Force (ICAST) is warning the public of stiffer penalties for violation of the city’s anti-smoking ordinance, as it gears to re-launch the amended version for widest information dissemination anytime this month. In an interview Monday, ICAST Head… Read More

Region 8 coconut industry on road to recovery after ‘Yolanda’

Region 8 coconut industry on road to recovery after ‘Yolanda’

June 18, 2018, 4:43 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- The coconut industry in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) is now on the road to recovery from massive losses caused by super typhoon “Yolanda”, which ravaged the region nearly five years ago, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) said on Monday. PCA Regional Manager Joel Pilapil… Read More

Apayao temporarily closes Dupag rock formation to visitors

Apayao temporarily closes Dupag rock formation to visitors

June 18, 2018, 3:58 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Apayao’s famous Dupag Rock Formation has been temporarily closed to visitors. In an advisory issued on Saturday, the Apayao Tourism Office said there were some issues the Apayao government needed to address before hikers and trekkers would again be permitted to visit the major… Read More

Thousands expected at NegOr rally for federal constitution

Thousands expected at NegOr rally for federal constitution

June 18, 2018, 10:35 am

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- Thousands of representatives from various sectors in Negros Oriental are expected to join a rally Monday afternoon in the capital, Dumaguete City, to show their support and push for a federal form of government. The rally at the Lamberto Macias Sports Center is… Read More

Cop, family hurt as boulder falls on SUV in Kennon Road

Cop, family hurt as boulder falls on SUV in Kennon Road

June 18, 2018, 10:34 am

BAGUIO CITY -- A police officer, his wife and two children were hurt when a huge boulder fell on their vehicle before noon on Sunday, the municipal police chief of Tuba, Benguet said. In a report sent to the Philippine News Agency Sunday evening, Senior Insp. James Acod said Police Officer 2… Read More

'Passport on Wheels' serves 1,000 applicants in Bacolod City

'Passport on Wheels' serves 1,000 applicants in Bacolod City

June 18, 2018, 9:56 am

BACOLOD CITY -- About 1,000 applicants will be served during the two-day ‘Passport on Wheels’ program of the Department of Affairs (DFA) here starting Monday. The DFA will accommodate 500 pre-screened applicants only per day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p. m., at the MassKara Hall located at the third… Read More

Bacolod execs vow to closely work with barangay officials

Bacolod execs vow to closely work with barangay officials

June 17, 2018, 7:26 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Top officials of this city vowed to work closely with the new set of barangay officials to propel Bacolod towards further development. This was the commitment of Bacolod City Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran to the officials… Read More