Provincial

Lingap sa Masa expanded to 6 gov’t hospitals in west Visayas

Lingap sa Masa expanded to 6 gov’t hospitals in west Visayas

October 7, 2017, 3:07 pm

ILOILO CITY --  Preparations are underway for the expansion of the Libreng Gamot sa Masa (LinGap sa Masa) program of President Rodrigo Duterte in six government-run hospitals in Western Visayas. Assistant Regional Director for Administration Evangeline Felicio of the Department of Social Welfare… Read More

BFAR: No fish kill in Pangasinan

BFAR: No fish kill in Pangasinan

October 7, 2017, 2:39 pm

SUAL, Pangasinan -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has denied the occurrence of a fish kill in Sual Bay here early this week, saying it was the result of overstocking of milkfish fingerlings by operators. BFAR Region 1 (Ilocos) Director Nestor Domenden said Friday two… Read More

18 minors violated Boracay curfew

18 minors violated Boracay curfew

October 7, 2017, 11:43 am

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- At least 18 minors had been rounded up for violating the curfew being imposed in this resort island, according to the Boracay Tourists Assistance Center of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Senior Inspector Jose Mark Anthony Gesulga said Friday that the minors were… Read More

Duterte to grace Buglasan Festival opening

Duterte to grace Buglasan Festival opening

October 7, 2017, 10:33 am

DUMAGUETE CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to grace the opening of the Buglasan Festival of Negros Oriental which will run from October 13 to 22 in three major venues here. Governor Roel Degamo confirmed on Thursday afternoon that President Duterte had confirmed his arrival as guest… Read More

DSWD turns over P49.9 M for Batangas' livelihood program

DSWD turns over P49.9 M for Batangas' livelihood program

October 7, 2017, 9:22 am

BATANGAS CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has turned over close to PHP50 million to the Batangas provincial government for the province's sustainable livelihood program. Provincial information office chief Jenelyn Aguilera told PNA on Friday that Governor Hermilando… Read More

Cops revisit 8K 'tokhang' houses in Agusan Norte

Cops revisit 8K 'tokhang' houses in Agusan Norte

October 6, 2017, 11:40 pm

BUTUAN CITY—To ensure compliance with the government's anti-drug campaign, police officers in Agusan del Norte conducted "revisitations" on over 8,000 houses that have been subjected to "tokhang" (knock and plead) last year. A total of 8,140 house visits from March to September 21 yielded some… Read More

Suspended mining firms in Caraga back to business

Suspended mining firms in Caraga back to business

October 6, 2017, 9:37 pm

SURIGAO CITY—It’s business as usual for all of Caraga Region's 15 mining companies whose operations were earlier suspended and even closed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). This came after all the erring mining firms "exhausted all legal remedies" to be allowed to… Read More

Local developer breaks ground for P1-B project

Local developer breaks ground for P1-B project

October 6, 2017, 8:09 pm

DAVAO CITY -- A homegrown real property builder on Friday launched P1 billion hotel and condomimium project on the busy strip of J.P Laurel Avenue here. The development project is set for completion in 2020. Santos Land Development Corp. president Antonio S. Domingo said the project -- the… Read More

Anti-drug unit cop shot dead in Zambo

Anti-drug unit cop shot dead in Zambo

October 6, 2017, 8:04 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) is conducting a thorough investigation to identify the riding-in-tandem gunmen behind the killing of a policeman assigned with the anti-drug unit. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified… Read More

Zamboanga seeks additional prosecutors

Zamboanga seeks additional prosecutors

October 6, 2017, 7:55 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The City Peace and Oder Council (CPOC) has requested President Rodrigo Duterte, through a resolution, to appoint five new prosecutors for this city. Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, CPOC chair, on Friday said the resolution was approved after City Prosecutor Ricardo Cabaron… Read More

Start-ups for Marawi IDPs set into motion

Start-ups for Marawi IDPs set into motion

October 6, 2017, 7:50 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has started the implementation of its PhP50 million livelihood assistance program to assist small traders displaced by the Marawi City crisis. DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez on Friday said the initial funds is to provide assistance to regain the… Read More

NegOcc tourism firms urged to be vigilant vs NPA attacks

NegOcc tourism firms urged to be vigilant vs NPA attacks

October 6, 2017, 7:46 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The Negros Occidental Tourism Division urged tourism establishments in the province to be vigilant in terms of security to counter possible adverse effects of rebel atrocities to the industry. Cristine Mansinares, provincial supervising tourism operations officer, said Friday the… Read More

New P40-M fish port to boost Antique economy

New P40-M fish port to boost Antique economy

October 6, 2017, 7:44 pm

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries of the SangguniangPanlalawigan (SP) on Friday said the new PHP40 million fish port here will not only boost the capital’s economy but also provide jobs to residents. SP Board Member Fernando Corvera… Read More

Okubo is new Cebu prov'l police chief

Okubo is new Cebu prov'l police chief

October 6, 2017, 7:40 pm

CEBU CITY -- Senior Superintendent Edgar Alan Okubo officially took over command of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) on Friday after a simple turnover ceremony at the headquarters in Lahug, this city. A member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 1992, Okubo is the erstwhile… Read More

Negros Island police officially deactivated

Negros Island police officially deactivated

October 6, 2017, 7:38 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The Police Regional Office (PRO-18) has been officially deactivated Friday following the abolition of the Negros Island Region (NIR), the former Region 18. Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzales, director of PRO-18, led the turn-over of personnel, equipment and documents to both the… Read More

Bato declared ‘son of Cordillera’

Bato declared ‘son of Cordillera’

October 6, 2017, 7:25 pm

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Friday thanked his “kailians” (region mates) for honoring him as an adopted “son of Cordillera” for leading the country’s anti-drug campaign. Dela Rosa, in his message, said… Read More

DAR, 14 foreign dev’t experts to pitch for agri value chain strategy

DAR, 14 foreign dev’t experts to pitch for agri value chain strategy

October 6, 2017, 6:58 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and delegates from 14 fellow member-countries of the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) will be pitching for agriculture value chain strategy.The five-day regional agribusiness forum, set on Oct. … Read More

Cebu agri office asks for P430-M budget

Cebu agri office asks for P430-M budget

October 6, 2017, 6:56 pm

CEBU CITY -- The Cebu Provincial Agriculture Office has submitted a budget proposal of PHP430 million for its operations next year. This was disclosed by Provincial Agriculture Office chief Roldan Saragena on Friday during the “Kapistorya” forum at the Cebu Provincial Information Office here.… Read More

10 drug suspects killed, 132 nabbed in Bulacan

10 drug suspects killed, 132 nabbed in Bulacan

October 6, 2017, 6:51 pm

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- At least 10 drug dealers were killed while 132 others were arrested in a series of “One Time, Big Time” anti-drug operations in different parts of Bulacan on Thursday. Bulacan Police Director Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr. reported on Friday to Central Luzon Police… Read More

Over 50T 'Yolanda'-affected families get aid

Over 50T 'Yolanda'-affected families get aid

October 6, 2017, 5:20 pm

ILOILO CITY-- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as of September has already disbursed PHP5,000 in assistance to each of 54, 651 families who survived super typhoon "Yolanda" in Western Visayas. Rosario Sanagustin, DSWD-Western Visayas head for protection and social services,… Read More