Register SIM cards to prevent deactivation: NTC-10

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The National Telecommunications Commission in Northern Mindanao (NTC-10) on Wednesday urged the public to register their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to prevent deactivation upon effectivity of the new law.NTC-10 Director Teodoro Buenavista Jr. said users have a... Read More

DSWD-11 distributes social pension payout to 284K seniors

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Davao Region (DSWD-11), through the Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens (SocPen) program, completed its fourth-quarter payout to some 284,700 recipients in the area.Maria Victoria Arancon, DSWD-11 SocPen unit head, said... Read More

NoCot POs get P6.6-M financial aid from DSWD-12

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato – Twenty-two peoples’ organizations (POs) composed of former New People’s Army (NPA) members and supporters received some PHP6.6 million financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Soccsksargen (DWSD-12) on... Read More

Zamboanga City allows limited use of pyrotechnics

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The city council has allowed organizations to use fireworks and pyrotechnics on a limited scale during occasions but individuals are still prohibited from using pyrotechnics, particularly during Christmas and New Year’s Eve revelries.Councilor Jimmy Villaflores said... Read More

Iloilo province eyed to host clean energy project

ILOILO CITY – Iloilo province has been identified as one of the host areas for the renewable energy expansion project of the Meralco PowerGen Corporation (MGen) and the Global Business Power Corporation (GBP).Jaime Azurin, president and chief executive officer of the MGen-GBP, said all their... Read More

P3-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) operatives seized some PHP3 million worth of smuggled cigarettes in an operation near a shipyard here, an official said Wednesday.Col. Alexander Lorenzo, ZCPO director, said no one was arrested as the supposed owner and workers hauling the... Read More

Iloilo City sets guidelines on sister city ties

ILOILO CITY – The city government has approved an ordinance that sets guidelines to be complied with by local government units (LGUs) interested to pursue twinning relations or sister-city agreements.“I heard that there are so many municipalities and cities that would like to benchmark... Read More

Only 12% of E. Visayas proposed projects implementation-ready

TACLOBAN CITY – Only 400 of the 5,000 priority projects for 2023 submitted to the Eastern Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) for endorsement have complete documents, an official of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Wednesday.DBM Eastern Visayas Regional Director... Read More

Davao Oro sends P1-M aid to typhoon-hit families in Maguindanao

DAVAO CITY – The Davao de Oro provincial government has turned over PHP1 million in financial assistance to the families badly affected by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng last month in Maguindanao.In a statement Wednesday, Governor Dorothy Gonzaga said the aid was delivered on Dec. 5 by... Read More

DOH lauds Ilocos Norte for mental health programs

LAOAG CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) has lauded the efforts of the Ilocos Norte government for being the best implementer of mental health programs in the Ilocos Region.Divine Sevilla, a counseling professional of the “Speak Up, I’m Here” program, said Wednesday for... Read More

Antique intensifies border control vs. bird flu threat

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The province of Antique has intensified its monitoring against avian influenza or bird flu, particularly at the border checkpoints, that include controlling the entry of live birds which are possible disease carriers.Antique Provincial Veterinary (ProVet)... Read More

Ilocos Sur rolls out massive anti-rabies vaccination

LAOAG CITY– The Ilocos Sur Provincial Veterinary Office (PVet) has started deploying vaccinators in various parts of the province to ensure all dogs get anti-rabies shots.PVet chief Dr. Donna Mae Rosario said Wednesday the intensified drive on dog vaccination supports the local government... Read More

AgSur livestock raisers get P1.5-M livelihood aid

BUTUAN CITY – A group of livestock raisers in Esperanza town of Agusan del Sur has received PHP1.5 million worth of livelihood and enterprise support from the Department of Agriculture in the Caraga Region (DA-13).In a statement Wednesday, Fernando Lorsan, chairperson of Esperanza Livestock... Read More

P60-M road project benefits Samal Island farmers

DAVAO CITY – Some 848 farmers engaged in high-value crops in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) will benefit from the PHP60 million farm-to-market road (FMR) project funded by the Department of Agriculture in Davao Region (DA-11).In a statement Wednesday, Marc Adrian Baddongon, the DA-11... Read More

E. Visayas logs 17 deaths, 6K dengue cases in 11 months

TACLOBAN CITY – Dengue fever has already claimed the lives of 17 people in Eastern Visayas while 6,097 patients were sent to hospitals during the first 11 months of the year, up by 685.77 percent compared to the same period last year, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday.DOH... Read More

DSWD-Bicol rolls out Listahanan 3 poverty database

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol (DSWD-5) has launched Wednesday the Listahanan 3 which now allows data-sharing, giving stakeholders access to the poverty database.Listahanan 3, the third version of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty... Read More

RTF-ELCAC lauds convictions of NPA leader, comrades in Negros

BACOLOD CITY – The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict-Western Visayas (RTF-ELCAC 6) has lauded the convictions of New People’s Army (NPA) leader Abraham Villanueva and his three comrades for various criminal cases before the Regional Trial Court Branch 61 in... Read More

Red tide found in coastal waters of Leyte town

TACLOBAN CITY – Shellfish meat collected in the coastal waters of Leyte, Leyte turned positive for red tide toxins, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office here warned on Wednesday.In an advisory, BFAR said paralytic shellfish toxin was found during the laboratory... Read More

183.7K older adults in Caraga now fully vaccinated

BUTUAN CITY – Some 183,718 older people (senior citizens) in the Caraga Region are fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of Nov. 26, the regional Department of Health (DOH-13) office said Wednesday.“The number of fully vaccinated senior citizens under the A2... Read More

Over 20K farmers get P10.5-M fertilizer aid in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY – At least 20,179 rice farmers in Caraga Region have benefited from the fertilizer discount voucher program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) this year, an official said Wednesday.“The program aims to aid our rice farmers in increasing their productivity and ensure food... Read More