Provincial

Bukidnon LGU, stakeholders mull mountain trail reopening

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The local government unit (LGU) of Malaybalay City in Bukidnon and several stakeholders are mulling the reopening of the mountain trail leading to the peak of Mount Dulang-dulang to revive tourism.In a statement Monday, lawyer Albert Lagamon, chairman of Kitanglad... Read More

Zambo City Muay Thai medal haulers feted

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The city government has recognized athletes of this city who saw action in the 2022 Muay Thai National Championship in Subic, Zambales from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.The athletes were feted by Mayor John Dalipe during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony in front of city hall.With the... Read More

Peace council OKs P1.7-B fund for peace, order programs

DAVAO CITY – The Davao del Norte Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) has approved the PHP1.77-billion Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) plan fund for the year 2023-2025.In a statement Monday, Governor Edwin Jubahib said at least PHP1.3 billion is allocated for the Peace and Order... Read More

Pangasinan town to stage Puto Festival anew

CALASIAO, Pangasinan – The municipality here is set to hold the Puto (native rice cake) Festival that will showcase and involve all sectors of the town and boost their native rice cake industry.In an interview on Monday, municipal administrator Patrick Agustin Caramat said the festival will... Read More

Albay farmers get more source of income via gov't program

LEGAZPI CITY – At least 670 farmers in Ligao City, Albay have been provided with a means of additional livelihood through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers or TUPAD program.TUPAD is a project of the national government through the Department of Labor and... Read More

Youth agri clubs in schools to engage in food production

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Agriculture-Cordillera's (DA-Cordillera) agriculture and fisheries and council is going to schools to spur the youth's interest in agriculture.Cordillera Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Council (RAFC) president Ryan Palunan, in a phone interview on Monday,... Read More

Ilocos Norte takes over management of MalacaƱang of the North

LAOAG CITY – The Ilocos Norte government is taking over the management of Malacañang of the North complex to further entice tourists and bring in investment opportunities to the area, provincial tourism officer Aianree Raquel said Monday.As one of the tourism magnets of the province,... Read More

Slain NPA leader, 2 others had arrest order for attempted murder

BACOLOD CITY – The late New People’s Army (NPA) leader Ericson Acosta had been issued an arrest warrant by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) for his involvement in the series of encounters that injured several soldiers in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental in October this year.He was among... Read More

Covid-19 vaccination seeks to attain 50% coverage in Region 8

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) is eyeing to administer the first booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines to 50 percent of the eligible population aged 12 years old and above and to vaccinate the remaining five to 11 years old during the second round of vaccination drive.To reach the... Read More

W. Visayas on high alert due to avian flu case

ILOILO CITY – Western Visayas is currently on high alert following the detection of its first case of the Avian Influenza (AI) Type A from samples taken from a backyard farm that is engaged in egg-laying business in Roxas City, Capiz province.“Initially, the source of the infection came... Read More

Police ops net 4 suspects, over P1-M shabu in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY – Four suspects were arrested while over PHP1 million worth of shabu were seized in two separate anti-drug operations in Bicol Region over the weekend, the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) said Monday.Lt. Col. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PRO-5 spokesperson, said 165 grams of... Read More

LGUs suspend classes as heavy rains hit Surigao, Agusan areas

BUTUAN CITY – A heavy rainfall or Orange rainfall warning was issued Monday morning in Surigao del Sur province, prompting local government units (LGUs) to suspend classes.Issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the rainfall warning also was disseminated... Read More

Victims get justice with deaths of NPA leaders in N. Samar clash

TACLOBAN CITY – The recent deaths of six top leaders of the New People’s Army in Eastern Visayas have given justice to the victims of the communist group’s treacherous attacks in the region, an official of the Philippine Army said on Monday.Maj. Gen. Camilo Ligayo, commander of the... Read More

Flights set to connect Manila to Borongan City via Cebu

TACLOBAN CITY – Borongan City, the capital of Eastern Samar province, will soon be accessible by air from Metro Manila through the Cebu-Borongan flight of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) that will be launched this December.The city government announced on its official Facebook page on... Read More

BARMM consults BaSulTa on local governance, electoral codes

COTABATO CITY – Lawmakers of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) kicked off Monday simultaneous public consultations in the provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi (BaSulTa) to expedite the passage of the region’s proposed electoral and local governance... Read More

Siargao bets rule Leg 3 of Pilipinas Surfing Nationals

BUTUAN CITY – Four surfers from Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte emerged triumphant in their respective divisions during the Leg 3 of Pilipinas Surfing Nationals from Nov. 26 to Dec. 3 in Baybay, Borongan City, Eastern Samar.In the final round of the tournament on Saturday, John Mark... Read More

Ample pork supply in Ilocos Norte during Christmas

LAOAG CITY – Residents of the province of Ilocos Norte are assured of enough pork supply for the Christmas holidays as hog raisers slowly recover from African swine fever.In an interview Sunday, provincial veterinarian Dr. Loida Valenzuela said the province has more than enough supply of pork... Read More

CL police chief orders in-depth probe into killing of 2 cops

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga –The chief of the Police Regional Office in Central Luzon (PRO-3) on Saturday ordered the Pampanga police to conduct an in-depth investigation on the killing of two members of the Mabalacat City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit.Brig. General Cesar Pasiwen,... Read More

Leader of armed group yields in Basilan town

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A leader of a clan, listed as a potential private armed group, has surrendered to authorities in the province of Basilan, a top police official said Saturday.Col. Richard Verceles, operations chief of the Area Police Command-Western Mindanao, said Sabtarul Arasalun, 66,... Read More

PH, Malaysia rescue 27 people on board drifting vessel

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine Navy (PN) in collaboration with the Maritime Command Center (MCC) in Tawi-Tawi province and its Malaysian counterpart, MCC-Tawau, have rescued a Philippine-flagged wooden-hulled vessel with 27 people aboard drifting at sea for four days and four nights, Navy... Read More