Provincial

 Boracay terminal fee to be used for island's rehab

Boracay terminal fee to be used for island's rehab

March 13, 2018, 4:18 pm

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- The PHP100 terminal fee being charged on each tourist to and from Boracay Island will be used for the six-month rehabilitation of this resort island. Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores said Tuesday that the terminal fee collection is the contribution of the province for… Read More

 Setbacks hinder construction of Leyte’s ‘Great Wall’

Setbacks hinder construction of Leyte’s ‘Great Wall’

March 13, 2018, 3:54 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- The construction of the PHP7.9-billion seawall designed to shield Leyte communities from storm surges is moving slower than expected due to various hitches involving people’s decisions. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Eastern Visayas Regional Director Edgar… Read More

Sara Duterte backs Bong Go’s ‘senatorial bid’

Sara Duterte backs Bong Go’s ‘senatorial bid’

March 13, 2018, 3:43 pm

DAVAO CITY — Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is throwing her full support to Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go if he decides to join the senatorial race in the 2019 midterm elections. In an interview Tuesday, Duterte-Carpio said she knows Go’s experience having… Read More

403 cops promoted to next rank in Region 9

403 cops promoted to next rank in Region 9

March 13, 2018, 3:41 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) has promoted to the next higher rank 403 officers and personnel assigned in the region, an official announced Tuesday. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, PRO-9 information officer, said that 59 of the 403 who were promoted were officers and the… Read More

Ex-town administrator killed in anti-drug operation

Ex-town administrator killed in anti-drug operation

March 13, 2018, 2:28 pm

LEGAZPI CITY --- A former Matnog town administrator was killed by anti-narcotics operatives on Sunday after he resisted arrest during an anti-illegal drug operation in Barangay (village) Talisay in Sorsogon City, a report reaching the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol said Monday. Killed… Read More

373 Cordillera cops promoted

373 Cordillera cops promoted

March 13, 2018, 2:05 pm

CAMP BADO DANGWA, Benguet -- Police Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza, Regional Director of Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) on Monday presided in the oath-taking ceremony and donning of ranks of 373 newly promoted personnel of the command here. "Finally, the promotion you have been… Read More

DENR names 32 El Nido ‘easement zone’ violators

DENR names 32 El Nido ‘easement zone’ violators

March 13, 2018, 1:18 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Mimaropa has started serving notices to vacate to 32 erring business establishments in two barangays in El Nido on Monday. Lawyer Gandhi Flores, DENR Mimaropa Legal Division chief, signed and served the… Read More

Western Visayas cops get promotion, new equipment

Western Visayas cops get promotion, new equipment

March 13, 2018, 12:52 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Some 510 uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police in Western Visayas received their much-awaited promotion on Monday. Philippine Army's 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division (3ID) Brigadier General Dinoh Dolina and Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Cesar… Read More

SoCot raises alarm over ‘excessive vaping’ among minors

SoCot raises alarm over ‘excessive vaping’ among minors

March 13, 2018, 12:44 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The provincial government of South Cotabato has raised alarm over the increasing number of minors in the area who were into vaping through the use of electronic or e-cigarettes. Karen Fulgar, child representative of the Provincial Council for the Protection of Children… Read More

6 more NPA rebels surrender in Sultan Kudarat

6 more NPA rebels surrender in Sultan Kudarat

March 13, 2018, 12:41 pm

NINOY AQUINO, Sultan Kudarat -- Six more New People’s Army (NPA) rebels have surrendered brought about by pressures of relentless offensive by government troops in this province, the military reported Tuesday. The surrender of the six brought the total number of NPA rebels who yielded to the… Read More

378 cops in Region 12 promoted

378 cops in Region 12 promoted

March 13, 2018, 12:38 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) promoted some 378 police personnel in Region 12 to the next higher ranks. Chief Insp. Aldrin Gonzales, public information officer of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12, said Tuesday the promotion was based on endorsements made by the… Read More

RDC endorses DOLE-12's P280-M budget for 2019

RDC endorses DOLE-12's P280-M budget for 2019

March 13, 2018, 12:35 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 has endorsed the P280 million proposed budget for next year of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the region. Sisinio Cano, DOLE-12 director, said Tuesday the council approved the funding following a series of… Read More

Taiwanese university grants scholarships to 3 Negrenses

Taiwanese university grants scholarships to 3 Negrenses

March 13, 2018, 12:26 pm

BACOLOD CITY-- Three Negrenses with Agriculture degrees from the Catholic Ming Yuan College in Murcia, Negros Occidental have received scholarships in Masteral degree from the Nanhua University in Taiwan. The scholars, Marilyn Aldamar from Murcia, Chrecel Mae Lasquite from Cadiz City, and Cheska… Read More

Army monitors resurgence of NPA sparrow unit in Panay

Army monitors resurgence of NPA sparrow unit in Panay

March 13, 2018, 12:23 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division (3ID) is currently monitoring if there is a resurgence of the Sparrow Unit of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Panay island. Brig. Gen. Dinoh Dolina of the 3ID said that although there is currently “no strong indication”… Read More

San Pablo City plaza temporary closed to traffic on Good Friday

San Pablo City plaza temporary closed to traffic on Good Friday

March 12, 2018, 9:54 pm

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna – The city government and police force here announced on Monday that the city plaza will be temporarily closed to traffic on Good Friday (March 30) in view of the expected exodus of parishioners and Catholic devotees for the Holy Week spectacle on the “Parada ng mga… Read More

Protect Pagudpud to avoid Boracay's woes,  Cimatu tells LGU

Protect Pagudpud to avoid Boracay's woes,  Cimatu tells LGU

March 12, 2018, 9:23 pm

LAOAG CITY — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu arrived in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on Monday, calling on all concerned stakeholders to protect the crystal clear waters of the town's beaches before the swimming site becomes like Boracay. The famous island… Read More

DTI mentoring program benefits business owners in NorMin

DTI mentoring program benefits business owners in NorMin

March 12, 2018, 9:19 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—More than a hundred entrepreneurs and aspiring business operators from all over Northern Mindanao have benefited from the Department of Trade and Industry’s Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) program, a DTI official in this region said. The program, which runs for 12 weeks, was… Read More

Bus operators want inclusion in new Davao transport system

Bus operators want inclusion in new Davao transport system

March 12, 2018, 9:12 pm

DAVAO CITY – Two Davao-based bus operators have expressed participation in the city’s High Priority Bus System (HPBS) project, which is now a work in progress with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Davao City planning head Ivan Cortez said the bus operators are already operating in… Read More

Davao volunteer cops told to watch their back

Davao volunteer cops told to watch their back

March 12, 2018, 9:08 pm

DAVAO CITY -- The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) told members of the Volunteer Police Auxiliary (VPA) to be watchful at all times, especially when responding to incidents or suspicious people. This developed after one volunteer policeman was stabbed by two persons whom he accosted for acting… Read More

Pangasinan dialysis center to have 5 new machines

Pangasinan dialysis center to have 5 new machines

March 12, 2018, 8:36 pm

SAN CARLOS, Pangasinan — The Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) dialysis center here will soon have five brand new dialysis machines as the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) on Monday approved the resolution authorizing Governor Amado Espino III to enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with… Read More