Provincial

Registered voters in GenSan, SoCot reach 1.077 million

Registered voters in GenSan, SoCot reach 1.077 million

April 12, 2018, 7:59 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Some 1,077,376 residents in this city and South Cotabao province are eligible to cast their votes in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Lawyer Jay Gerada, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-South Cotabato supervisor, said Thursday the figure… Read More

129 anti-smoking violators fined in Cotabato

129 anti-smoking violators fined in Cotabato

April 12, 2018, 7:54 pm

ÇOTABATO CITY – One hundred twenty-nine individuals here were arrested and fined the past three weeks for violation of City Ordinance 3866 or the Tobacco Regulation Ordinance of Cotabato City. The operation, conducted by the City Public Safety Office (CPSO), in cooperation with the local police… Read More

Private stakeholders sign manifesto to support Boracay rehab

Private stakeholders sign manifesto to support Boracay rehab

April 12, 2018, 7:43 pm

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- A manifesto to support the rehabilitation of the island has been signed by the private stakeholders in Boracay on Thursday. The manifesto signing was initiated by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), an attached agency of the Department of… Read More

DA turns over P2-M processing facilities to cacao growers in Bicol

DA turns over P2-M processing facilities to cacao growers in Bicol

April 12, 2018, 7:17 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA), through its High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) in Bicol, has turned over the PHP2 million worth of cacao processing facility to the Binanuahan Farmers Community Develoment Association (BFCDA) in Pili town in Camarines Sur. BFCDA… Read More

Key industry players converge for Calabarzon’s ‘makapuno’

Key industry players converge for Calabarzon’s ‘makapuno’

April 12, 2018, 7:17 pm

LOS BAǸOS, Laguna -- Key players of the special “makapuno” coconut industry from the academe, government and private sector have met to identify value chain actors, review some constraints, and provide inputs for the development of the Makapuno Feasibility Study at the Department of Science… Read More

One entry, one exit point in Boracay starting April 26

One entry, one exit point in Boracay starting April 26

April 12, 2018, 7:14 pm

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- The Cagban Jetty Port will be the sole entry and exit point of Boracay Island starting April 26. Other access points will be closed to prevent the entry of unauthorized persons and materials into the island, Senior Supt. Jesus Cambay, commander of the Metro Boracay Task… Read More

Bounty for arrest of Quezon village chief's killers hiked to P400K

Bounty for arrest of Quezon village chief's killers hiked to P400K

April 12, 2018, 7:12 pm

SARIAYA, Quezon -- The Sangguniang Bayan (local legislative council) has raised the bounty to PHP400,000 for the arrest of the killer of former Association of Barangay Chair (ABC) president and village chair Victorio Luna. In his privilege speech at the council session here, town Councilor Jippers… Read More

Ilocos Norte villagers release baby marine turtles back to open sea

Ilocos Norte villagers release baby marine turtles back to open sea

April 12, 2018, 6:57 pm

LAOAG CITY -- About 23 baby marine turtles (pawikan) emerged from their nest near a picnic area in Barangay Pagsanahan Norte, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, and crawled into the open sea to begin their voyage from their birth place. Villager Danlito Gamaio witnessed this Wednesday morning as he was… Read More

Boracay closure seen to ‘double’ tourist arrivals in Puerto Princesa

Boracay closure seen to ‘double’ tourist arrivals in Puerto Princesa

April 12, 2018, 6:45 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- Puerto Princesa’s 85,000 monthly average visitors is expected to double due to Boracay’s impending closure, an official of the City Tourism Office (CTO) said Wednesday. CTO promotions and marketing division chief Michie Meneses said that starting next week, 10… Read More

18 drug suspects fall in Cebu sting ops

18 drug suspects fall in Cebu sting ops

April 12, 2018, 5:56 pm

CEBU CITY -- Eighteen drug suspects were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in the cities of Danao and Lapu-Lapu, and the town of Cordova on Wednesday. Reports reaching the Cebu Provincial Police Office said nine suspects were caught in Danao City, six in Lapu-Lapu City, and three in… Read More

City Council honors Bacolod’s math wiz twins

City Council honors Bacolod’s math wiz twins

April 12, 2018, 5:53 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Twins Christian Jacob and Christopher James Yap, sixth graders at the St. John’s Institute (SJI) here, were recognized by the City Council for their first-place finish in the 2018 Metrobank-MTAP (Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines)-DepEd Math Challenge (MMC)… Read More

Kawit cops to intensify info drive vs. illegal drugs, criminality

Kawit cops to intensify info drive vs. illegal drugs, criminality

April 12, 2018, 5:52 pm

KAWIT, Cavite -- This town’s police force will embark on a massive information campaign this month, focusing on the youth sector to broaden knowledge, awareness and observance of laws on illegal drugs, bullying, criminality and domestic violence. Kawit Police officer-in-charge Chief Insp. Mark… Read More

FlipTop rapper Zaito arrested for illegal drugs in Cavite residence

FlipTop rapper Zaito arrested for illegal drugs in Cavite residence

April 12, 2018, 5:46 pm

KAWIT, Cavite – Police anti-illegal drug operatives arrested Wednesday the popular FlipTop rapper Zaito for possession of three sachets of “shabu” inside his residence in Barangay Toclong in this town. Kawit police operatives , led by Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) Roberto O. Lacasa, were… Read More

DILG project curbs flooding in Leyte town

DILG project curbs flooding in Leyte town

April 12, 2018, 5:46 pm

MAHAPLAG, Leyte -- Families near the riverbanks now feel more secured after the completion of PHP12.5-million flood control project funded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Nelia Ritana, 54, whose house is situated near the river bank said that she could go to bed… Read More

Quezon launches culinary fest to boost tourism

Quezon launches culinary fest to boost tourism

April 12, 2018, 5:41 pm

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – Officials and culinary experts in Quezon province vowed to intensify culinary heritage as part of their tourism showcase following the successful staging of the 6th “Quezon Kulinarya” or “Quezonarya” at the SM City Lucena event center early this month. The culinary… Read More

599 nabbed, 45 killed in anti-drug ops in Region 12

599 nabbed, 45 killed in anti-drug ops in Region 12

April 12, 2018, 5:40 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- A total of 599 suspected drug personalities have been arrested while 45 others were killed in police anti-drug operations in parts of Region 12 or Soccsksargen in the last three months. Supt. Aldrin Gonzales, public information officer of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12,… Read More

 Iloilo City bats for Australian support on education program

Iloilo City bats for Australian support on education program

April 12, 2018, 5:40 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The city government here is optimistic of building relationships with the Australian government and finding support for its programs on education as well as its street children. Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III hosted Ben Esguerra, Second Secretary (Political) of the Australian… Read More

GenSan, SoCot boundary villages identified as poll ‘areas of concern’

GenSan, SoCot boundary villages identified as poll ‘areas of concern’

April 12, 2018, 5:36 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Authorities are closely monitoring the boundary areas of this city and South Cotabato province due to potential security problems that might disrupt the conduct of the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in May. Lawyer Jay Gerada, Commission on… Read More

No shortage in supply of commercial rice: Sen. Villar

No shortage in supply of commercial rice: Sen. Villar

April 12, 2018, 5:32 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Sen. Cynthia Villar sternly warned commercial rice retailers from taking advantage of the temporary short supply of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA). Villar, chair of the Senate committee on agriculture, issued the warning during a speech before delegates of the… Read More

Leyte upland villages reap benefits of road projects

Leyte upland villages reap benefits of road projects

April 12, 2018, 5:26 pm

HINDANG, Leyte -- Residents living in  six upland villages  with poor road networks in this municipality are looking forward to the completion of PHP13.05 million road construction projects funded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).  Implemented under the DILG’s… Read More