Provincial

Mother of 2 drug suspects nabbed for trying to bribe cops

Mother of 2 drug suspects nabbed for trying to bribe cops

June 13, 2018, 9:39 pm

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to bribe personnel of Cabanatuan City Police Station in exchange of her two sons’ release over illegal drugs offense Tuesday. In a report reaching the regional headquarters here, Francisca De Leon, 52, widow, businesswoman… Read More

478 ‘near-hires’ in Independence Day job fair in Tarlac City

478 ‘near-hires’ in Independence Day job fair in Tarlac City

June 13, 2018, 9:34 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- More than 478 jobseekers were close to being hired during the Kalayaan 2018 Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fair held by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Tarlac City. DOLE Regional Director Zenaida Angara-Campita said Wednesday… Read More

Ex-DOH Secretary Garin readies raps vs ex-Philhealth execs

Ex-DOH Secretary Garin readies raps vs ex-Philhealth execs

June 13, 2018, 8:51 pm

ILOILO CITY - - Former health secretary Janette Garin is preparing her legal move against several former officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) following the accusations that she allegedly diverted the PHP10.6 billion originally meant for the payment of senior citizens’… Read More

Love of country not just a one-day affair: Aguinaldo heir

Love of country not just a one-day affair: Aguinaldo heir

June 13, 2018, 8:36 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- Filipinos may be done celebrating the120th Philippine Independence Day on Tuesday, but to an heir of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the country's first president, patriotism is not a one-day affair and inculcating the trait in the younger generations is a continuing effort. LOVE OF COUNTRY… Read More

Zamboanga Sibugay hikes rice production aid to P15-M

Zamboanga Sibugay hikes rice production aid to P15-M

June 13, 2018, 8:06 pm

Personnel of the Office of Provincial Agriculture of Zamboanga Sibugay headed by Aurelia Cababat  (2nd from left, seated) pose for photograph after receiving on May 31 the P4-M incentive in check from the Department of Agriculture as one of the 2017 Rice Achievers Awardee. (Photo courtesy:… Read More

Vulnerability, risk assessment ongoing in Western Visayas

Vulnerability, risk assessment ongoing in Western Visayas

June 13, 2018, 8:05 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) continues its vulnerability and risk assessment (VRA) survey in Western Visayas, targeting 12 municipalities before the year ends. Mae Magarzo, chief geologist of MGB 6 (Western Visayas), said Wednesday the VRA is a more detailed survey. It is… Read More

Iloilo town declares 1K-ha area as critical habitat for wildlife

Iloilo town declares 1K-ha area as critical habitat for wildlife

June 13, 2018, 8:02 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The municipality of San Joaquin has declared nearly 1,000 hectares of its land as a critical habitat area, a move to protect vulnerable and endangered wildlife. San Joaquin is the southernmost town of Iloilo. Rodelio Sedantes, the town’s Sangguniang Bayan (SB) secretary, said in a… Read More

PDEA nabs Davao Occidental farmer in list of suspected drug peddlers

PDEA nabs Davao Occidental farmer in list of suspected drug peddlers

June 13, 2018, 7:47 pm

DAVAO CITY--A farmer included on the top ten list of alleged drug peddlers in Davao Occidental was arrested by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives during a buy-bust operation in Jose Abad Santos town on Tuesday afternoon.PDEA-11 information officer Noli Dimaandal identified the… Read More

Inter-agency task force to probe journalist slay in Panabo

Inter-agency task force to probe journalist slay in Panabo

June 13, 2018, 7:44 pm

DAVAO CITY--An inter-agency task force is taking over the investigation into the killing of Panabo City-based publisher and journalist Dennis Denora.This was bared by Senior Supt. Allan Manibog, Davao del Norte Police Provincial Office director, on Wednesday, who added that the task force is in… Read More

Laoag Vice Mayor Fariñas’ funeral on June 15

Laoag Vice Mayor Fariñas’ funeral on June 15

June 13, 2018, 7:15 pm

LAOAG CITY -- Vice Mayor Michael Fariñas, nephew of Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Farinas, will be laid to rest on June 15 at 1 p.m. In anticipation of thousands of residents, friends, and relatives who will attend the funeral, the city government of Laoag led by his wife, Mayor Chevylle Farinas,… Read More

Eastern Visayas workers to get pay hike starting June 25

Eastern Visayas workers to get pay hike starting June 25

June 13, 2018, 7:00 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- The new wage order raising the daily pay of minimum wage earners in Eastern Visayas from PHP20 to PHP30 will take effect on June 25, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) announced on Wednesday. Citing Wage Order No. 20, Regional Tripartite and Wages… Read More

DOH funds upgrade of 2 Pangasinan hospitals

DOH funds upgrade of 2 Pangasinan hospitals

June 13, 2018, 6:44 pm

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan -- The Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) here and the Western Pangasinan District Hospital (WPDH) in Alaminos City, provincial government-run health care facilities, are set for further infrastructure upgrading. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Anna Maria Teresa De… Read More

3.5K students of Bacolod City College avail of free tuition

3.5K students of Bacolod City College avail of free tuition

June 13, 2018, 6:20 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- About 3,500 students of the Bacolod City College (BCC) enrolled for the current school year can avail of free tuition and other school fees under Republic Act No. 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA) starting June 13. BCC Administrator Johanna… Read More

Juvenile mynahs, blue-naped parrots seized in Palawan

Juvenile mynahs, blue-naped parrots seized in Palawan

June 13, 2018, 6:01 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Environment enforcers in Palawan have recovered 47 hatchling and juvenile mynahs and blue-naped parrots from suspected illegal wildlife trading operation in the southern Palawan municipality of Quezon. Jovic Fabello, spokesperson of the Palawan Council for… Read More

Sara Duterte underscores importance of coastal cleanups

Sara Duterte underscores importance of coastal cleanups

June 13, 2018, 5:48 pm

DAVAO CITY--Dabawenyos should protect marine resources as it remains one of the most reliable food sources for Filipinos, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said Tuesday.Mayor Sara said called for strengthened cooperation to ensure the protection of marine environment, particularly the Davao… Read More

300 SoCot farmers to benefit from P14-M irrigation projects

300 SoCot farmers to benefit from P14-M irrigation projects

June 13, 2018, 5:47 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--At least 300 farmers in South Cotabato province stand to benefit from two small-scale irrigation projects that are being implemented by the provincial government.Justina Navarrete, chief of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG), said Wednesday the construction of… Read More

Displaced families in Maguindanao, N. Cotabato safe to return home

Displaced families in Maguindanao, N. Cotabato safe to return home

June 13, 2018, 5:46 pm

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao--The Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) has issued the green light for the more than 30,000 civilians displaced by recent hostilities in Maguindanao to return home.“We ask our people to return home now; it is now safe to return to your communities,” Brig. Gen.… Read More

MGB okays closure, rehab of Dumaguete dumpsite

MGB okays closure, rehab of Dumaguete dumpsite

June 13, 2018, 5:44 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 7 has directed the city government to immediately proceed with the closure and rehabilitation of the present dumpsite based on approved plan. In a… Read More

Sarangani eyes first welfare, development code for IPs

Sarangani eyes first welfare, development code for IPs

June 13, 2018, 5:40 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Officials in Sarangani are pushing for the passage and implementation before yearend of the province's Comprehensive Indigenous Peoples (IP) Welfare and Development Code.Fulong Fredo Basino, the provincial board's IP Mandatory Representative (IPMR), said Wednesday they are set… Read More

Dengue cases in Pangasinan up 136%

Dengue cases in Pangasinan up 136%

June 13, 2018, 5:39 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- The Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO) has recorded 1,398 dengue cases in the province from January 1 to June 11 this year, 136 percent higher than the 592 cases during the same period last year. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Anna Teresa De Guzman, in an interview… Read More