Japanese apparel brand opens store in Ilocos

LAOAG CITY -- Appealing to the modern Ilocano lifestyle community, a Japanese global apparel brand, UNIQLO, made its soft launching Wednesday in nearby San Nicolas town, Ilocos Norte.Occupying over 1,040 square meter shopping space at the ground floor of the Robinsons Place Ilocos annex building,... Read More

Bacolod City to ban Coke products during MassKara fest

BACOLOD CITY -- The Sangguniang Panlungsod here has passed a resolution banning the sponsorship and sale of Coca-Cola products during the MassKara Festival from October 1 to 22 in support to the sugar industry’s protest to the beverage giant’s use of high fructose corn syrup... Read More

Manilakbayan raises awareness on IP, Moro plight

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Beyond symbolism, the protest caravan dubbed as "Manilakbayan" has brought to national attention the plight of indigenous peoples (IPs) and the Moro people of Mindanao, organizers said.Hundreds of "Manilakbayan" delegates embarked on a month-long journey that took them to... Read More

'It Has To Be Iloilo' tagline to promote province

ILOILO CITY -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Iloilo has adopted “It Has To Be Iloilo” as the official tagline of the province during its regular session held Tuesday afternoon here.The tagline shall be used in all its fliers and all its promotional materials as mandated under... Read More

Army starts training new recruits

DAVAO CITY -- The Army's 10th Infantry Division will start training of 300 lumads from Davao City, Davao provinces and the Socsargen areas.The 300 lumads are part of the 400 new recruits to undergo a six-month training in basic military training and candidate soldier course at the 10th Infantry... Read More

DA to boost garlic production in Cagayan Valley

SAN MATEO, Isabela -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 2 has vowed to boost local production of garlic to stop dependency on other countries to supply our needs.“The Department of Agriculture will intensify garlic production in the whole of Cagayan Valley,” declared Regional... Read More

Eastern Visayas fair in Manila eyes P16.5-M sales

TACLOBAN CITY-- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is eyeing to generate at least PHP16.5 million income from the upcoming Bahandi Regional Trade Fair, showcasing the best of Eastern Visayas at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.A total of 125 micro-small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the... Read More

Preparations continue amid move to postpone brgy, SK elections

ILOILO CITY - - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Western Visayas continues with its preparation for the 2017 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections amid a possible postponement sought by the Senate and the House of Representatives.Lawyer Dennis Ausan, Comelec regional director for... Read More

Mindanao products to highlight trade expo in October

DAVAO CITY -- A number of Mindanao products will be introduced to new markets during the Mindanao Trade Expo in Makati City next month.Fresh from the successful staging of MTE 2017 in Davao City last August 11-20, the MTE Foundation, Inc. (MTEFI) is making another major step to further widen the... Read More

Piddig rice farmers embrace mechanized farming

LAOAG CITY -- Shifting from the use of traditional farm tools to state-of-the-art mechanized farming equipment, organized farmers groups in Piddig town lead the way in terms of increasing rice production and reducing post-harvest losses.As the pioneer adopters of consolidated farming and farm... Read More

DOH steps up generic medicines promotion

PALO, Leyte -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is stepping up the promotion of generic medicines, citing affordability, safety, and effectiveness of these products.FDA Eastern Visayas regional field supervisor Sonia Cabahit, in an interview Wednesday, said they have been trying to change... Read More

3 kids die in Sarangani fire

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Three children perished in a fire that hit a community in the coastal town of Glan in Sarangani Province on Tuesday afternoon.Chief Insp. Neil Wadingan, chief of the Glan municipal police station, said Wednesday the fire occurred at around 2 p.m. in a row of houses at a... Read More

Career firm holds investment gab for millennials

DAVAO CITY—A promotion firm, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Women’s College (PWC) of Davao, will hold a business conference aimed at providing young entrepreneurs a place to discuss market opportunities.Dubbed as "Shaping New... Read More

'Oplan Galugad' conducted in Ilocos jails

LAOAG CITY -- Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) here conducted simultaneous operations called “Oplan Galugad” to all prison cells in the province Wednesday morning.Based on a memo from the Ilocos Norte Police Provincial... Read More

PWDs hit 'inhumane treatment' by transport sector

DUMAGUETE CITY --Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the province of Negros Oriental lambasted what they considered as inhumane treatment by certain bus companies in the province, including tricycles plying the city's streets, for being selective.The sentiments were aired during a two-day symposium... Read More

Deputy police chief, 2 others killed in resto attack

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Three people, including a town deputy chief of police, were killed while five others were wounded after unidentified suspects opened fire using automatic rifles at a restaurant in Polomolok town in South Cotabato late Tuesday night.Chief Insp. Aldrin Gonzales, chief of the... Read More

Interfaith heads pitch for peace in Rome gab

ZAMBOANGA CITY –Religious leaders, who attended the annual peace gathering in Rome, have vowed to advance the spread of peace education in all learning institutions to reach a common understanding and to help address violent extremism in Mindanao.In a statement sent Wednesday to the Philippine... Read More

Angeles City feast to depict Mt. Pinatubo wrath

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga--A symbolical rite on how Mt. Pinatubo's ashfall covered the city when it erupted in 1991 will highlight the month-long 25th Fiestang Kuliat celebration in October.The ritual, “Pamangasnang lahar (Putting Lahar),” aims to show the younger generation about Mt.... Read More

Majority of illegal fishpens in Laguna de Bay demolished

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite--Around 70 illegal fishpens with an aggregate area of 2,081.79 hectares were demolished from the total 3,700 hectares of illegal fishpens in Laguna de Bay (Laguna Lake). The demolition also covered structures in excess areas in the towns of Cardona and Binangonan in... Read More

'Brother’s Keeper' internal cleansing strategy for cops organized

STA. ROSA CITY, Laguna--Atotal of 2,136 police squad leaders here joined the Brother’s Keeper Squad Leaders Forum Tuesday at the Sta. Rosa City multi-purpose sports complex in Barangay Tagapo here as part of the Calabarzon police internal cleansing strategy.A pioneering project of the Police... Read More