Albay guv suspends quarry operations

LEGAZPI CITY – All quarry operations in the province of Albay are now suspended, the provincial government has announced.Based on newly-installed Governor Edcel Greco Alexandre Lagman’s Executive Order (EO) No. 2 signed Monday, all quarry operations in the province shall be suspended... Read More

Over 6 million Covid-19 vaccines wasted in Visayas region

TACLOBAN CITY – Over 6 million vials of Covid-19 vaccines have been wasted in three Visayas provinces in the past two years largely due to natural calamities, storage, and handling, a top official of the Department Health (DOH) has said.DOH Undersecretary Camilo Cascolan said some PHP3.58... Read More

Army reserve command to establish platoons in Antique

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Philippine Army Reserve Command 602nd Community Defense Center (CDC) will establish reservist platoons in all 18 municipalities of Antique province.Lt. Col. Danny Bustamante, 602nd CDC director in Antique, said on Tuesday they are in the process of... Read More

Samar mayors laud restored P10-B fund for anti-NPA drive

TACLOBAN CITY – Mayors from conflict-stricken towns in Samar provinces have welcomed the decision of the bicameral conference committee to restore the PHP10 billion fund for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).Las Navas, Northern Samar Mayor Arlit Tan said... Read More

CDO PDLs can have better future with ICT skills: BJMP

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Northern Mindanao (BJMP-10) believes Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) can still have a better future if they equip themselves with Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills.In a statement Tuesday, Jail Supt. William... Read More

Bacolod City hails Masskara Festival's win in Aliw Awards

BACOLOD CITY – Officials here led by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez hailed the recognition received by the city’s Masskara Festival for Best Festival Practices and Performances in the Aliw Awards 2022 held at the Manila Hotel on Monday night.The world-renowned festival of “many of... Read More

Davao Region logs 175 new Covid-cases

DAVAO CITY – Davao Region has logged 175 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases from Nov. 28- Dec. 5, the regional Department of Health (DOH-11) office said Tuesday.In its weekly case bulletin, DOH-11 said the figure is much lower by 37.9 percent than cases reported on Nov. 21-27 at... Read More

Davao City gov't offers free HIV testing, treatment

DAVAO CITY - The city government's Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC) is continuously offering free testing and treatment for persons who are susceptible or infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).In a radio interview Tuesday, Dr. Jordana Ramiterre, the RHWC head, said the... Read More

PhilSys registrants in Central Luzon now over 8.6M

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A total of 8,621,313 residents in Central Luzon have registered in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) as of October, this year.This represents 69.4 percent of the target registrants in the region, a Philippine Statistics Authority-Regional... Read More

BARMM aims wider coverage with ‘Bakunahang Bangsamoro’

COTABATO CITY – The newly designated health chief in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) vowed has to exert more efforts to increase the number of vaccinated people in the region for the ongoing three-day special vaccination program.At the start of Monday’s... Read More

DOH to expand Davao Region’s ‘Bakunahang Bayan’ vax coverage

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) is keen on expanding vaccination coverage in the Davao Region as it kicked off Monday its nationwide Bakunahang Bayan Part 2 here.In a media interview, Dr. Annabelle Yumang, DOH-Region 11 director, described the Bakunahang Bayan Part 2 as "a great... Read More

Marcos cites fisheries hub for improving lives in Southeast Asia

ILOILO CITY – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. underscored the role of the Southeast Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in improving the lives of millions of people in Southeast Asia and its continuous commitment to 10 other member-nations in the region.Marcos, represented by lawyer... Read More

Famous youth choirs to serenade Ilocos Norte on Dec. 7

LAOAG CITY – The world-renowned and multi-awarded Loboc Children’s Choir of the Philippines and the Les Petits Chanteurs a La Croix de Bois or the Little Singers of Paris will be performing well-loved Filipino and French songs at the St. Augustine Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte on Dec.... Read More

14 ex-Zambo Sur rebels, militiamen undergo carpentry training

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Fourteen former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and six militiamen are undergoing a 41-day carpentry training in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, the 53rd Infantry Battalion (IB) said Monday.The training, which kicked-off last Friday at Camp Major David Sabido, is a joint... Read More

Antique prov’l board approves lower PHP1.8-B 2023 budget

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique provincial board members have approved unanimously the province's PHP1.8-billion budget for 2023 during their 21st regular session on Monday.In an interview after the session, Vice Governor Edgar Denosta welcomed the budget approval. “Our... Read More

Bakunahang Bayan kicks off in Surigao Sur amid heavy rains

BUTUAN CITY – Despite heavy rains, the Bakunahang Bayan II pushed through in Surigao del Sur province on Monday.The province was placed under an orange rainfall alert on Monday morning that prompted local government units to cancel classes for the safety of students.In an interview, Dr. Eric... Read More

Over 1.5K Tarlac farmers get cash aid via DA program

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – More than 1,500 farmers in the province of Tarlac have received cash assistance under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) program of the Department of Agriculture (DA).Regional Rice Banner Program focal person... Read More

PWDs in Bicol get P1.9-M aid via cash-for-work program

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol (DSWD-5) provided cash assistance to 579 persons with disability (PWDs) across the region through its cash-for-work program.In an interview on Monday, Ranelle Anne Sertan, DSWD-5 social marketing officer, said they joined... Read More

Bacolod forms body to lead more land acquisition

BACOLOD CITY – The city government here is eyeing to acquire more properties for various purposes under the supervision of the land banking committee created by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez.“To efficiently and effectively deliver basic services and facilities to Bacolodnon, there is a... Read More

UP satellite campus to rise soon at New Clark City

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A two-story building of the University of Philippines (UP) will soon rise at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.UP president Danilo Concepcion, together with Bases Conversion and Development Authority Chairperson Delfin Lorenzana and Department of Public Works and... Read More