Egco bats for nat'l press freedom day

CEBU CITY -- Supervising Undersecretary for Philippine News Agency Joel Egco said on Thursday that plans are afoot to have August 30 of every year declared as National Press Freedom Day.Egco made the announcement to members of the Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) during the 25th anniversary of the... Read More

City Council tackles 'Silent night’ ordinance

BAGUIO CITY -- The City Council here approved on first reading a proposed ordinance declaring it unlawful for any person to make or cause excessive, unnecessary or unusual loud sounds from audio devices within residential areas and public streets.The ordinance author, Councilor Edgar Avila, on... Read More

Isabela welcomes Black Nazarene

NAGUILIAN, Isabela -- Parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker here on Wednesday welcomed the image of Black Nazarene through a Eucharistic celebration.The image of Black Nazarene came from Quiapo Church in Manila and will stay at the St. Joseph the Worker in Naguilian town until September25.The... Read More

Bacolod beefs up security for ASEAN-themed MassKara Festival

BACOLOD CITY --More or less 1,000 policemen will be deployed to secure the events of the MassKara Festival 2017 slated on October 1 - 22.The Bacolod City Police Office as of Thursday plans to dispatch more than 650 policemen along with about 350 augmentation personnel from the Negros Occidental... Read More

Bohol guv calls for probe on bomb threat

TAGBILARAN CITY -- Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto has condemned the bomb scare that rocked the city on Tuesday and said he will not leave no stone unturned in the investigation of the threat that shocked Tagbilaran City.Police have started to trace the landline call to find leads in the... Read More

Bacolod City remains PH's key BPO hub

BACOLOD CITY --Bacolod City remains a key destination for business process outsourcing (BPO) operations in the country, a global real estate services company said.Colliers International Philippines, in a statement Thursday, said the city is among the pioneering provincial locations that managed to... Read More

DOST to develop export quality products in Region 2

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 2, in partnership with the Cagayan State University (CSU), will develop high quality export products from available raw materials in the region.During the “Tipon Tipan sa PIA” on Thursday, DOST Cagayan... Read More

Bacoor marks 346th year with Bakood Festival 2017

BACOOR CITY, Cavite –- This city kicked off on Thursday its week-long “Bakood Festival 2017” to mark its 346th founding anniversary. Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla led city officials and employees in the festivities from the cultural facets through dancing and musical entertainment to... Read More

Egco vows to look into DJ-call center agent’s death

CEBU CITY -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) will ask the Philippine National Police (PNP) or the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to look into the death of disc jockey-call center agent Marie Alexi Bolongaita, whose lifeless body was found inside her apartment in... Read More

Ex-judge to lead local peace talks with Reds in Davao

DAVAO CITY – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio named a retired judge to lead the local peace talks with the communist armed group operating in the city.Duterte-Carpio bared Wednesday she has asked retired judge Ridgway Tanjili to chair the Davao City Local Peace Committee (LCPC), which will... Read More

3,495 cops in NegOcc to be assigned to PRO-6 after NIR abolition

BACOLOD CITY-- The Police Regional Office (PRO-18) will turn over its 3,495 personnel in Negros Occidental to the PRO-6 in Western Visayas after its deactivation on October 9 following the abolition of the Negros Island Region (NIR).Based on the PRO-18 list as of Thursday, the personnel included... Read More

Traffic office suspends clamp down on 'erring' tricycle drivers

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Traffic Management Office (TMO) of Dumaguete City has suspended its clamp down on “erring” tricycle drivers who have not complied with permits and other requirements due to the volume of applications for a certification from the said office.TMO head Gilbert... Read More

Zambo sets citywide clean-up drive

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) has tapped different stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of the solid waste management program of this city.Among the stakeholders the agency has tapped as partners are the barangays councils, public... Read More

Villegas slams martial law in homily

DAGUPAN CITY-- Archbishop Socrates Villegas of the Lingayen-Dagupan archdiocese slammed martial law declared 45 years ago today and expressed hope that it would be the last imposed in the country.In his homily during a noon-day mass Thursday at the Saint John Metropolitan Cathedral here, Villegas... Read More

Navy, PAF conduct joint exercises

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Philippine Navy (PN) and Philippine Air Force (PAF) have been conducting joint exercises to enhance interoperability and operational capability amid the growing threats in the southern Philippines area.The 1st joint training is code named Naval Forces Western Mindanao-3rd... Read More

Kalibo airport parking fee collection deferred

KALIBO, Aklan -- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has deferred the implementation of the collection of fees for parking at Kalibo International Airport (KIA).KIA management has earlier set the start of the implementation of parking fees collection on September 20.The management... Read More

Exhibitors in Bulacan trade fair earn P1M

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- Various quality products of Central Luzon gained popularity with more or less PHP1-million earnings during the just concluded week-long “Tatak Singkaban ng Central Luzon” trade fair.Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said the trade fair that ran from September... Read More

Leader of NoCot jail attackers killed

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao -- Police reported Thursday the death of the leader of armed men who attacked North Cotabato District Jail (NCDJ) in Kidapawan City early this year and freed 157 inmates.Senior Supt. Agustin Tello, Maguinanao police provincial director, said unidentified gunmen shot dead... Read More

Halal player urges gov't to release standards policy

DAVAO CITY – A Halal promoter in Davao Region has urged government to release the national standards on Halal certification to allow the country’s industry to compete globally.Marilou Ampuan, president of the United Islamic Center Foundation, said the national standards on Halal... Read More

Modern tech vs wanted persons, lawless elements

COTABATO CITY -- Security measures in the city have improved with the acquisition of a high technology gadget that could identify lawless elements and wanted persons, officials said.Officers and men of Joint Task Force Kutawato, a police-military unit tasked to ensure safety of city residents... Read More