Provincial

DSWD-6 inks partnership with health, burial, medical service providers

DSWD-6 inks partnership with health, burial, medical service providers

February 21, 2024, 8:08 pm

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started formalizing its partnership with health, funeral and medical services providers in Western Visayas by signing a memorandum of agreement with 124 initial partners from Iloilo, Antique and Guimaras. Crisis… Read More

14 dead, 3 others hurt in Negros Oriental road mishap

14 dead, 3 others hurt in Negros Oriental road mishap

February 21, 2024, 6:40 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – At least 14 people died and three others were injured as the truck they were riding lost its brakes and fell off a cliff at Sitio Tubod, Barangay Bulwang in Mabinay, Negros Oriental, Wednesday afternoon. The passengers were all livestock buyers from La Libertad, Negros Oriental.… Read More

1.7K police, volunteers to secure Panagbenga grand parades

1.7K police, volunteers to secure Panagbenga grand parades

February 21, 2024, 6:17 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) on Wednesday said around 1,753 policemen, volunteers, police interns and medical personnel will provide security and medical services during the two grand Panagbenga parades on Feb. 24 to 25. In a press conference here on Wednesday, Maj. Rommel… Read More

Ilocos Norte farmers receive water pumps as dry spell intervention

Ilocos Norte farmers receive water pumps as dry spell intervention

February 21, 2024, 5:15 pm

LAOAG CITY – Farmers from this city and the towns of Vintar, Bacarra, Solsona, Currimao, Pinili, Badoc, and Banna on Wednesday received at least five water pumps per city or municipality to help address the impact of the El Niño phenomenon. The provisions are part of the Ilocos Norte Provincial… Read More

C. Luzon police launches quick response drive for business

C. Luzon police launches quick response drive for business

February 21, 2024, 4:57 pm

CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan – The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) on Tuesday launched its latest anti-criminality program which will serve as an alarm scheme for business establishments that are enrolled with the system. In a statement on Wednesday, PRO3 chief Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr. said the… Read More

14 dead in Negros Oriental road mishap

14 dead in Negros Oriental road mishap

February 21, 2024, 4:12 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – At least 14 people died and several others were injured as the truck they were riding overturned at Sitio Tubod, Barangay Bulwang in Mabinay, Negros Oriental Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Stephen Polinar, spokesperson of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO), told the… Read More

CIDG-BARMM nabs 2 wanted men in N. Cotabato

CIDG-BARMM nabs 2 wanted men in N. Cotabato

February 21, 2024, 3:53 pm

PIGCAWAYAN, North Cotabato – Two suspects wanted for murder and illegal drug trade were arrested during a joint Army and police law enforcement operation along the national highway here Tuesday afternoon.Lt. Col. Ariel Huesca, regional chief of the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection… Read More

Comelec holds registration fair, voter education in Iloilo

Comelec holds registration fair, voter education in Iloilo

February 21, 2024, 3:28 pm

ILOILO CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Western Visayas held a simultaneous voter education and registration fair with the youth sector as among its audience at the West Visayas State University (WVSU) on Wednesday. “We are coming out with these activities to disseminate the… Read More

Army hunts down DI extremists in Maguindanao Sur grenade attack

Army hunts down DI extremists in Maguindanao Sur grenade attack

February 21, 2024, 2:59 pm

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao del Sur – Military and police forces here have launched a manhunt against motorcycle-riding men who tossed a hand grenade inside an Army outpost that wounded two soldiers and a militiaman Tuesday afternoon.Major Saber Balogan, civil-military operations chief of the… Read More

P5-M shabu seized in NegOr since Jan; more barangays ‘drug-cleared’

P5-M shabu seized in NegOr since Jan; more barangays ‘drug-cleared’

February 21, 2024, 12:07 am

DUMAGUETE CITY – Police authorities in Negros Oriental have seized close to PHP5 million worth of suspected shabu in various anti-illegal drug operations since Jan. 1 this year.Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) records showed that as of Feb. 20, a total of 721.1 grams of suspected… Read More

OVP donates 24K bags of rice to DavOr

OVP donates 24K bags of rice to DavOr

February 20, 2024, 8:31 pm

DAVAO CITY - The Office of the Vice President (OVP) donated 24,000 bags of five-kilo rice on Tuesday for the flood and landslide-affected residents of Davao Oriental province. The donation was turned over to the Davao Oriental government, with 13,000 bags allotted for Mati City. Mati City Mayor… Read More

2 Iranian nationals nabbed for ‘budol-budol’ in Negros Oriental

2 Iranian nationals nabbed for ‘budol-budol’ in Negros Oriental

February 20, 2024, 8:29 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Police operatives arrested Tuesday afternoon two Iranian nationals for allegedly engaging in “budol-budol” or swindling activities here. A report by the Highway Patrol Team (HPT) identified the suspects as Nejat Shakeri Fard, 56, and Nasseri Nia, 66. A Filipino female may… Read More

1st tranche of new P38 daily wage hike for R11 set on March 6

1st tranche of new P38 daily wage hike for R11 set on March 6

February 20, 2024, 8:24 pm

DAVAO CITY – The new PHP38 daily wage hike for minimum wage workers in Davao Region will start rolling out on March 6, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-11) said Tuesday. In a statement, the RTWPB-11 said the first of the two tranches of wage increases under Wage Order… Read More

Police to be deployed to major tourist spots in C. Visayas

Police to be deployed to major tourist spots in C. Visayas

February 20, 2024, 8:11 pm

CEBU CITY – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 (Central Visayas) said Tuesday the deployment of police officers to major tourist destinations is in place as Operation Plan Summer Vacation starts. Lt. Col. Gerard Ace Pelare, PRO-7 spokesperson, said their operations division has been gathering… Read More

DTI-CAR 'Kapatid Mentor Me' business training begins March

DTI-CAR 'Kapatid Mentor Me' business training begins March

February 20, 2024, 7:55 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry-Cordillera Administrative Region (DTI-CAR) is encouraging owners of new businesses and prospective businesses to join the first batch of the “Kapatid Mentor Me-Money Market Encounter (KMME-MME) program starting March. The KMME-MME is a program… Read More

BARMM sends aid to Bangsamoro people in Davao Region

BARMM sends aid to Bangsamoro people in Davao Region

February 20, 2024, 7:52 pm

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has reached out to Bangsamoro people affected by floods and landslides in the Davao Region and distributed food and non-food items in the past two days. In a statement Tuesday, the Ministry of Social Services and… Read More

P440-M irrigation dam to rise in Camarines Sur town

P440-M irrigation dam to rise in Camarines Sur town

February 20, 2024, 7:43 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – A PHP440.325 million small irrigation dam will soon rise in Ragay, Camarines Sur to benefit hundreds of farmers, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in Bicol said Tuesday. National Irrigation Administration (NIA)-Bicol Regional Manager, engineer Gaudencio de Vera, said… Read More

DSWD launches SOLo program in Pangasinan town

DSWD launches SOLo program in Pangasinan town

February 20, 2024, 7:41 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Around 30 solo parents in Anda town, Pangasinan have been included in the pilot-testing of Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Strengthening Opportunities for Lone Parents or Program SOLo in Luzon on Tuesday.  Assistant Secretary for Operations Group… Read More

City gov’t all set for performance-filled 'Araw ng Dabaw'

City gov’t all set for performance-filled 'Araw ng Dabaw'

February 20, 2024, 7:40 pm

DAVAO CITY – The city government will bring performers to all districts for the 87th Araw ng Dabaw (Davao Day) celebration, which will start on March 1. Jennifer Romero, officer-in-charge of the City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO), said activities lined up for the opening ceremony are the Misa… Read More

Cordillera cops seize P4.62-B illegal drugs in 2023

Cordillera cops seize P4.62-B illegal drugs in 2023

February 20, 2024, 7:39 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PROCor) said that it was able to confiscate a total of PHP4.62 billion worth of illegal drugs in 2023, higher than the PHP1.13 billion confiscated in 2022. PROCor data showed a drop in the volume of seized marijuana plants, leaves, stalks, and… Read More