NPA rebels in NorMin, Caraga yield to military

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A dozen members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) surrendered to the government as the military welcomed their return to mainstream society, in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.The rebels were compensated for surrendering to authorities under the government's “Pagbalik sa... Read More

8 landslides hit Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY -- At least eight incidences of landslide hit the 37-kilometer stretch of a road network that traverses the towns of Pili and Tigaon in Camarines Sur and Tiwi in Albay province, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Bicol said Thursday.No injury was reported as a result... Read More

‘Undas 2017’ in Palawan ‘generally peaceful’: police

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – The celebration of the rain-drenched "Undas 2017" in this city and the rest of Palawan did not record any untoward incident and went “generally peaceful,” according to the city and provincial police offices.Police Inspector Pearl Lamban-Marzo,... Read More

Duterte: Anybody but Trillanes can view my bank waiver

DAVAO CITY – The issue about bank accounts can’t just die down amid offers from President Rodrigo Duterte that anyone can view his waiver to open it.“Except for Trillanes, anybody can come here and I will authorize you to take a peep,” Duterte said.He said he already had the... Read More

More imported rice for delivery to GenSan, nearby areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The National Food Authority (NFA) here is expecting the arrival within this month of an additional 200,000 bags of imported rice to augment the rice requirements of this city and its neighboring areas.Dionisio Hectin Jr., manager of the NFA’s Sarangani-General Santos... Read More

DTI to distribute price list of Noche Buena items in NegOcc

BACOLOD CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will start next week the distribution of copies of the new suggested retail prices (SRPs) for Noche Buena products to major retailers in Negros Occidental.Reginald Hudierez, senior trade and industry development specialist of DTI-Negros... Read More

Duterte, AFP back Davao peace talks with Reds

DAVAO CITY – The local peace talks initiative of the Davao City government is getting the full support of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero.In fact, Duterte even invited members of the armed New People’s... Read More

Youth camp for children-violators of curfew up

ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) is looking forward to producing graduates from the two-day youth camp that will gather some 50 violators of this city’s curfew ordinance.Senior Insp. Shella Mae Sangrines, ICPO spokesperson, said Thursday they had partnered with the Goducate... Read More

Dagupan targets yearend drug clearance

DAGUPAN CITY -- The chief of police of Dagupan City is confident that the city will be able to meet the target set by the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) that it will be cleared of drugs on or before the end of the year.Superintendent Franklin Ortiz, who received his permanent appointment... Read More

Mom relives son's memories on All Souls' Day

BALANGA CITY, Bataan -- Most cemeteries in this province on Thursday were almost empty of visitors but conspicuously present was a mother who still tended to the tomb of her son, which she designed like a typical bedroom.November 2 is observed as All Souls' Day in the country.The love of a mother is... Read More

Theft of minerals to be criminalized in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY--The Ilocos Norte Provincial Board is set to make some amendments to a previously crafted ordinance criminalizing theft of minerals.From an administrative charge or a maximum fine of PHP12,000 for violators of the provincial quarry ordinance, Provincial Board member Vicentito Lazo said... Read More

Close to 500 kids to undergo nutrition rehab

ILOILO CITY -- The city government here, through its nutrition council, has devised strategies to address cases of malnutrition, city health officer Dr. Bernard Caspe said Thursday.Such strategies, he said, include a feeding program and “adoption” by health personnel of malnourished... Read More

Sea travel in Batangas resumes Nov. 2

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – All sea trips from the Batangas Port to destinations in Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan resumed as early as 1 a.m. Thursday.The Philippine Coast Guard - Southern Tagalog (PCG-STL) and Batangas Port authorities said the trips... Read More

Fundraising up for families of Igorot heroes in Marawi

BAGUIO CITY— Different fund raising events will be held in this city to raise funds for the families of the Igorot policemen and soldiers killed in action in Marawi at the height of the government’s offensive against the Maute terrorist group.Igorot is the collective name of natives of... Read More

Leyte student upbeat of winning global Breakthrough Challenge

PALO, Leyte – The only student from the Philippines shortlisted on the Breakthrough Junior Challenge is upbeat of winning the global science competition.Hillary Diane Andales, 18, Grade 12 student of the Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas Campus has stepped up her online campaign... Read More

Coconut bills get full support from partylist

TACLOBAN CITY – Bills proposing to revitalize the coconut industry and use the coconut levy fund got the full support of the An Waray Partylist.Partylist Representative Victoria Isabel Noel said Thursday these bills are essential legislations that would help the country’s marginalized... Read More

Tacloban to host disaster resilience race

TACLOBAN CITY – A disaster preparedness race will be held in this city on November 8 in line with the commemoration of the 4th anniversary of supertyphoon "Yolanda".Dubbed as “Saving Race”, the competition will challenge the teams' mental resilience and physical strength in times... Read More

2 missing fishers, floods, landslides reported in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY -- Search and rescue operations are ongoing for two fishermen who were reported missing in Catanduanes after their boat capsized Tuesday evening.Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Claudio Yucot, quoting a report from the disaster council in Bato, Catanduanes, identified the... Read More

Central Visayas peaceful on All Saints' Day

CEBU CITY -- The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) reported no untoward incident on All Saints' Day, except for the arrest of a notorious holdupper and confiscation of some prohibited items from visitors in the different cemeteries.Police Regional Director Jose Mario Espino said the... Read More

3 die during Undas in Busuanga, north Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – Two sisters and their cousin died Wednesday in a river in the town of Busuanga in northern Palawan in what was considered a Tropical Depression Ramil-related drowning incident.The victims, who died in Demachikchik River in Sitio Demegan, Barangay Salvacion in... Read More