Provincial

Ilonggos warned against leptospirosis this rainy season

Ilonggos warned against leptospirosis this rainy season

July 11, 2024, 9:11 pm

ILOILO CITY – The Iloilo Provincial Health Office is warning the public about leptospirosis, urging caution amid the rainy season to prevent the potentially deadly disease. Iloilo province logged 56 cases based on the Jan. 1 to June 29 morbidity week report of the IPHO. IPHO Health Service… Read More

Police authenticates fugitive Indian national’s driver’s license

Police authenticates fugitive Indian national’s driver’s license

July 11, 2024, 8:46 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) asked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) here to verify the authenticity of the driver's license issued to fugitive Indian national Joginder Geong, who also uses the name "Kant Gupta." LTO-Bacolod Licensing Center chief Joseph Danoy received… Read More

175 former NPA rebels in Negros seek amnesty

175 former NPA rebels in Negros seek amnesty

July 11, 2024, 8:43 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Some 175 former members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army in Negros Island applied for amnesty before the National Amnesty Commission (NAC) through the Local Amnesty Board (LAB)-Bacolod as of Thursday. A list provided by the Philippine Army's 303rd… Read More

1 dead, 3 missing in Lanao floods, road clearing ops up

1 dead, 3 missing in Lanao floods, road clearing ops up

July 11, 2024, 8:15 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Road clearing operations began on Thursday in the flood-affected towns of Lanao del Sur province following heavy rain caused by an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) over the past two days. The Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC)… Read More

P4.95-M extraction fees to boost livelihood of Ilocos host communities

P4.95-M extraction fees to boost livelihood of Ilocos host communities

July 11, 2024, 6:58 pm

LAOAG CITY – Livelihood of residents from 30 villages in Bacarra and Vintar, Ilocos Norte, which are near the Bislak River, got a boost following the distribution of their shares in the PHP4.95 million extraction fees from dredging of the heavily-silted river.  Their share in the revenues from… Read More

PNP opens satellite hub for police clearance in Capiz

PNP opens satellite hub for police clearance in Capiz

July 11, 2024, 6:38 pm

ILOILO CITY – The Philippine National Police opened its national police clearance satellite hub inside a mall in Roxas City, making it more accessible to clients. “The endeavor aims to provide an accessible and reliable system for the issuance of National Police Clearance in Roxas City and the… Read More

E. Visayas dev't council endorses additional P7.78-B projects for 2025

E. Visayas dev't council endorses additional P7.78-B projects for 2025

July 11, 2024, 6:21 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Some PHP7.78 billion worth of projects from eight agencies and tertiary schools have been endorsed by the Regional Development Council (RDC) for additional funding for 2025, the National Economic Development Authority said on Thursday. These projects have been considered for… Read More

Red tide detected in Samar’s Cambatutay Bay

Red tide detected in Samar’s Cambatutay Bay

July 11, 2024, 6:09 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) confirmed Thursday the presence of red tide toxins in Cambatutay Bay in Tarangnan, Samar based on the latest examination of water samples. Seawater samples collected in Cambatutay Bay have tested positive for red tide during… Read More

LTO-7 steps up drive vs. taxi drivers overcharging Palaro delegates

LTO-7 steps up drive vs. taxi drivers overcharging Palaro delegates

July 11, 2024, 5:54 pm

CEBU CITY – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Central Visayas intensified its operations against public utility vehicles (PUVs) overcharging passengers during the Palarong Pambansa 2024 event this week. Glen Galario, regional director of LTO-7, said in a statement Thursday that his office… Read More

862 Catanduanes residents get cash-for-work pay under DSWD program

862 Catanduanes residents get cash-for-work pay under DSWD program

July 11, 2024, 5:20 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) disbursed PHP6.8 million for the salaries of 862 residents of five Catanduanes towns who are partner-beneficiaries of its Project LAWA (Local Adaptation to Water Access) and BINHI (Breaking Insufficiency through Nutritious… Read More

Philippine Eagle dies from gunshot wound

Philippine Eagle dies from gunshot wound

July 11, 2024, 5:08 pm

COTABATO CITY – While environmentalists are passionately preserving the endangered Philippine Eagles in the country, some are trying to destroy them and, worst, kill the country’s national bird. On July 8, environmentalists and civil society organizations cried over the untimely passing of… Read More

Iloilo City gears up for ‘Saot Ilonggo’ Festival

Iloilo City gears up for ‘Saot Ilonggo’ Festival

July 11, 2024, 4:56 pm

ILOILO CITY – The local government here is preparing to introduce another festival as another platform for preserving Ilonggo culture and heritage through dances. The "Saot Ilonggo: Iloilo Traditional Folk Dance Festival" will be formally launched on Friday, said Festival Director Ramil Huyatid.… Read More

NPA rebel killed; firearms seized in Masbate clash

NPA rebel killed; firearms seized in Masbate clash

July 11, 2024, 4:44 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – A member of the New People's Army (NPA) was killed in an encounter on Wednesday with government troops in Barangay Igang, Masbate City in Masbate province, the Philippine Army (PA) said on Thursday. Maj. Frank Roldan, 9th Infantry Division (9ID) Public Affairs Unit chief,… Read More

Army cites ex-rebels’ help to find war materiel in Eastern Samar

Army cites ex-rebels’ help to find war materiel in Eastern Samar

July 11, 2024, 3:37 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The recent discovery of war materiel in Eastern Samar highlights the role of former New People's Army (NPA) rebels in completely ending insurgency in the province, the Philippine Army said on Thursday. The Army's 78th Infantry Battalion commander, Lt. Col. Joseph Bogaoan, said… Read More

10-day police op net 35 wanted persons in Caraga

10-day police op net 35 wanted persons in Caraga

July 11, 2024, 2:44 pm

BUTUAN CITY – The Police Regional Office in the Caraga Region (PRO-13) arrested 35 wanted personalities during an intensified drive from July 1 to 10 this year. In a statement on Thursday, Brig. Gen. Alan Nazarro, the director of PRO-13, said out of the 35 arrested, five are listed as most… Read More

Preservation of Ati tombs in Antique urged

Preservation of Ati tombs in Antique urged

July 11, 2024, 2:35 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique Provincial Board Committee on History and Cultural Heritage is being urged to pass an ordinance for the preservation and protection of the tombs of the Ati ancestors. Engr. Jonathan de Gracia, who is a member of the Sibalom Municipal Committee on… Read More

Magnitude 7.1 quake monitored off Sultan Kudarat coastal town

Magnitude 7.1 quake monitored off Sultan Kudarat coastal town

July 11, 2024, 1:54 pm

COTABATO CITY – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake agitated the waters off the coastal town of Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, at 10:13 a.m. Thursday. The latest earthquake bulletin released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) indicated that the epicenter was located some 133… Read More

Legarda urges University of Antique graduates to be agents of change

Legarda urges University of Antique graduates to be agents of change

July 11, 2024, 1:02 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Antiqueña Senator Loren Legarda  has urged graduates of the University of Antique (UA) to be agents of positive and transformative change. “With the expertise and knowledge you gained, be ready agents of positive and transformative change not only for… Read More

Bulacan cited for biz dev't program, support to MSMEs 

Bulacan cited for biz dev't program, support to MSMEs 

July 11, 2024, 1:00 pm

CITY OF MALOLOS – The provincial government of Bulacan and the Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office (PCEDO) have received the prestigious Presidential Recognition for Outstanding Development Partner for Northern Luzon in the Improving Business Climate Category for its notable… Read More

DSWD starts payout for Risk Resiliency Program recipients in Antique

DSWD starts payout for Risk Resiliency Program recipients in Antique

July 11, 2024, 6:01 am

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Western Visayas region (DSWD 6) started on Wednesday the payout of the PHP20.6-million allocation for 2,289 beneficiaries of the Risk Resiliency Program (RRP) in the five municipalities of Antique. Mylene… Read More