Iloilo City names hall after Graciano Lopez Jaena

ILOILO CITY -- A big hall at the seventh floor of the Iloilo City Hall will be named Graciano Lopez Jaena Hall in honor of the Ilonggo hero.The hall is situated adjacent to the city mayor’s office and was once used as holding area for residents asking for various assistance from the city... Read More

‘Paseo de Belen’ returns as Dagupan fiesta highlight

DAGUPAN CITY -- The "Paseo de Belen" featuring different nativity scene versions will return as one of the grand attractions of the Dagupan City Fiesta slated the whole month of December, coinciding with the Yuletide Season.City Councilor Marcelino Fernandez, who was designated by Mayor Belen... Read More

Bodies of 2 drowning victims recovered in Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY -- The bodies of two drowning victims were found Monday afternoon by rescuers in Abuyog, Leyte.The victims were identified as Rosayda Ng, 20, and Michael Realino, 39, both residents of Victory village of Abuyog town, 86 km. south of this city.“Initial investigation disclosed that... Read More

OFW Pangasinenses get Bigasang Bayani grant

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- Eight Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Family Associations in Pangasinan received a grant of PHP1.8 million from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the provincial government that will help them put up a livelihood project under the Bigasang Bayani... Read More

Work, classes suspended in Tacloban for ‘Yolanda’ anniversary

TACLOBAN CITY -- The city government here suspended all classes and work in government offices on Wednesday as the city observes the 4th anniversary of super typhoon "Yolanda" that killed more than 2,000 of its residents.Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez signed on Monday an executive order declaring Nov.... Read More

Free tuition means equal access to education

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- The plan of the government to use the PHP6-billion debt settlement of Philippine Airlines (PAL) for the education of students in local and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) is a demonstration of the Duterte administration's strong commitment to provide every... Read More

Mayor Inday OKs P5-M aid for Marawi

DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has announced that the city government was giving P5 million as assistance to the Local Government of Marawi for the rehabilitation of the city, which suffered from the 5-month siege laid by the Islamic State-inspired militants.Mayor Inday said that the PHP5... Read More

Livelihood, water still top concerns of ‘Yolanda’ survivors

TACLOBAN CITY – Four years after Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged this city, livelihood and water scarcity still bother thousands of survivors transferred to northern resettlement sites.Rex Gabrinao, 38, who used to earn up to PHP1,000 daily from fishing before the killer typhoon struck, has been... Read More

Over 3,000 indigent elderlies receive pension in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – More than 3,000 indigent senior citizens have received their monthly pensions from the Palawan government’s local social pension this year for the months of January to July.Dubbed the “Kalinga Para kay Lolo at Lola” program, the social pension... Read More

Beneco maintains 9% system loss

BAGUIO CITY— The Benguet electric cooperative (Beneco) has maintained a system loss of four percent lower than the allowable rate, enabling it to cut on its charges.Engineer Carlo Joel Andres, Beneco construction and maintenance supervisor of Beneco said Beneco had, on its fifth year,... Read More

Comelec notes few poll registrants in Dumaguete

DUMAGUETE CITY -- The continuing voters’ registration has started to slow down, which is a normal occurrence with 30-40 new registrants on Monday, including correction of entries in Dumaguete City but with no transfer of voters’ registration.City Election Officer Atty. Gildu Agoncillo... Read More

Tuesday classes suspended in Cagayan Province

TUGUEGARAO CITY – Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba has ordered the suspension of classes in all levels, both private and public schools, in the entire province on Tuesday due to floods and unabated rains brought about by the northeast monsoon.As of Monday, at least 100 individuals in Tuguegarao... Read More

2-day exhibit on ASEAN fabric slated Nov. 7 to 8

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna - A two-day textile exhibit “TELA ASEAN,” featuring world-class fabric from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), will be held on Tuesday until Wednesday (Nov. 7 to 8) at the SMX Convention Center Aura, McKinley Parkway at the Bonifacio Global City in... Read More

Calamba police solves factory worker slay

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna - The city police chief on Monday declared the killing of a 19-year-old factory worker here as “case solved” with the admission of a suspect while a cohort is still the subject of a manhunt operation.In a media conference, Calamba police chief Supt. Sancho Celedio,... Read More

PDEA-Bicol lauds men for P6-M shabu haul

LEGAZPI CITY --- The chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional office in Bicol has commended “for a job well done” his personnel in Camarines Sur for the arrest of four drug couriers and confiscation of a kilo of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride)... Read More

Dagupan City passes P948-M budget for 2018

DAGUPAN CITY-- The city council passed on third and final reading Dagupan’s annual budget for 2018 in the amount of PHP948 million during its regular session Monday afternoon.Councilor Jeslito Seen, chairman of the committee on appropriations, said next year's budget is PHP80-million bigger... Read More

City of San Fernando kicks off Children's Month celebration

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- To further promote and protect the rights of children, the City Government of San Fernando through its Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC), kicked off on Monday its celebration of Children’s Month 2017.Mayor Edwin Santiago led the unveiling of... Read More

Davao's P7.8-B annual budget up on 2nd reading

DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Council committee on Finance, Ways and Means is ready to deliberate on second reading the proposed P7.8 billion budget of the city government for 2018.“The committee will favorably endorse the budget,” said Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, chair of the... Read More

SK cops disband armed group, seize 25 arms, explosives

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- The campaign against loose firearms and private armed groups has been intensified in Sultan Kudarat province, a ranking police official said Monday.Sr. Supt. Raul Supiter, Sultan Kudarat police director, said the latest successful operation led to the arrest of 10 men over... Read More

PhilMech develops accurate but cheap coffee moisture meter

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna – Researchers at the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) have devised alocal electronic prototype unit of a coffee moisture meter using a capacitive sensor oscillator circuit for both green coffee beans and coffee parchments.In a... Read More