Provincial

Farm equipment to boost agri production of Samar farmers

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar – A farmers association from Barangay Panoypoy in Calbayog City has recently received PHP260,250 worth of farm equipment funded under the Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support (CRFPS) project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).The equipment consisting of a... Read More

Antique's cultural mapping to serve as heritage reference

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Education (DepEd) and local government units (LGUs) in Antique will use the province’s compilation of yearlong cultural mapping as heritage reference material.Dr. Eleonore Dagala, DepEd Schools Division of Antique Education Program... Read More

DOTr, TESDA train Nueva Ecija drivers via 'Tsuper Iskolar'

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – At least 16 public utility drivers in Nueva Ecija were given the chance to enhance their skills which could help them gain employment and livelihood opportunities.Through the "Tsuper Iskolar" program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Technical... Read More

26 Siargao surfers join nat’l tourney in Samar

BUTUAN CITY –Around 26 professional surfers from Siargao Island will be joining the third leg of the Pilipinas Surfing National Tour.The sporting event, dubbed “The Surf in the City Festival 2022”, will be held in Baybay, Borongan City, Eastern Samar from Nov. 26 to Dec. 3.It will... Read More

Gun ban starts in Bulacan town for cityhood plebiscite

BALIWAG, Bulacan – The Bulacan Police Provincial Office has reminded firearms owners that a gun ban is in effect in this town starting Thursday.This is in connection with the plebiscite for the cityhood on Dec. 17.Col. Relly Arnedo, Bulacan provincial director, said the gun ban that will be in... Read More

Ilocos region records 677 hand, foot, mouth disease cases

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) 1 (Ilocos region) has recorded 677 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) from January 1 to November 12 this year.In a phone interview on Thursday, DOH-CHD-1 medical officer Dr. Rheuel Bobis said 424... Read More

538 CDO flood, fire victims receive P3-M aid

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–More than PHP3 million in cash assistance was given to 538 recipients who were affected by the recent flooding and fire in this city.On Thursday, the recipients gathered at the city hall and were given PHP10,000 each for those houses that were razed and also PHP5,000 each... Read More

Covid-19 contact tracing QR code still in effect in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–Local officials on Thursday said the Quick Response (QR) code for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) contact tracing mechanism is still in effect.In an interview, Dr. Teodulfo Joselito Retuya Jr., city health office epidemiologist, said the QR codes generated through... Read More

Vintage bombs unearthed in Davao City

DAVAO CITY –Five pieces of vintage bombs were accidentally discovered by an excavator operator at a warehouse in Catalunan Grande in this city, police said Thursday.In a statement, Maj. Noel Villahermosa, the Talomo police station chief, said his men were conducting a routine patrol along... Read More

Baguio needs more skilled tourism workers to meet industry demand

BAGUIO CITY – The City Tourism Office is urging training centers to continue upskilling and re-training workers to be able to meet the manpower needs of the industry."Medyo hirap ang establishments na maghanap ng additional workers dahil dumadami ang demand sa industry (Establishments are... Read More

Davao launches QR code system on markets

DAVAO CITY –The first-ever cashless payment program in Mindanao was launched at the Bankerohan Public Market here, the City Information Office (CIO) said Thursday.Dubbed "PalengQR PH", the CIO said the local government, in partnership with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the... Read More

Suspected NPA rebels gun down 2 Army intel officers in NegOcc

BACOLOD CITY – Suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels gunned down two intelligence officers of the Philippine Army’s 47th Infantry Battalion (47IB) in Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental before noon on Thursday.A report from the Negros Occidental Police Provincial... Read More

Dredging of Laoag Padsan river to start Dec. 15

LAOAG CITY – A large-scale dredging project starting from the mouth of the Padsan River in Barangay Gabu all the way upstream of more than 5 km., will commence on December 15, Ilocos Norte provincial administrator Yvette Convento-Leynes said Thursday.During a public dialogue on the Padsan... Read More

Motorcycle collision in Zambo kills cop, injures 4 others

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A policeman was killed while four others, including a fellow policeman, were injured when two motorcycles collided along the national highway in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, a top police official said Thursday.Col. Eduard Mallo, Zamboanga Sibugay police director,... Read More

Scholarship aid factor to sustain insurgency-free status: guv

NABUNTURAN, Davao de Oro –Apart from the regular assistance given to a newly-declared insurgency-free province, Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga emphasized the need for educational scholarships in its geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) to sustain the peace efforts.In a... Read More

BFAR finds red tide in shellfish from Tacloban’s Cancabato Bay

TACLOBAN CITY – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned against the consumption of shellfish gathered in Cancabato Bay here after meat samples turned positive for red tide toxin.In an advisory issued Wednesday night, BFAR said paralytic shellfish toxin was found during... Read More

PH, Indonesia enhance diplomatic relations, boost security ties

DAVAO CITY –The Philippines and Indonesia recommended the approval of the 12-point agenda that would enhance diplomatic relations and joint implementation of the 1975 border agreements between the two countries.The PH-Indonesia BCCC (Border Committee Chairmen's Conference) is an annual... Read More

Notorious drug ring member nabbed in CamNorte

LEGAZPI CITY – Police arrested a member of the notorious Gutierrez drug group during an entrapment in Vinzons, Camarines Norte on Wednesday.Lt. Col. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office-Bicol (PRO-5) spokesperson, on Thursday identified the suspect as John Louie Pabico, 28, who is... Read More

P29.8-M illegal drugs destroyed in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY –The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Caraga Region (PDEA-13) destroyed Thursday some PHP29.8 million worth of illegal drugs seized from various anti-illegal drugs operations in the region.With the support of the other stakeholders, the illegal drugs were burned... Read More

Army condemns anew NPA recruitment of minors in Samar

TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Army has renewed its call to the New People’s Army (NPA) to stop engaging minors in their armed struggle against the government.Maj. Gen. Camilo Ligayo made the appeal on Thursday after a rebel who recently surrendered disclosed there are minor combatants... Read More