2 nabbed, P1.37-M shabu seized in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY – Police operatives arrested two drug personalities and seized PHP1.373 million worth of shabu in separate buy-busts here in the past two days, reports of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) showed.On Tuesday, suspect Mark Salmingo, 26, was... Read More

DOLE offers emergency employment program in oil spill-hit Caluya

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has provided emergency employment to 464 oil spill-affected residents of Caluya, Antique under its Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD).DOLE-Antique information officer... Read More

Cebu taps private lab to detect ASF, other hog diseases

CEBU CITY – The provincial government of Cebu has tapped a private laboratory service provider for the detection and diagnosis of African swine fever (ASF) and classical swine fever (CSF), also known as “hog cholera” that might have infected the pigs in Carcar City.Governor... Read More

NoCot guv touts 'inclusive governance' in address

KIDAPAWAN, North Cotabato – Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza highlighted the gains of her "Serbisyong totoo" brand of governance during her first State of the Province Address here Tuesday.Mendoza described her governance as inclusive, under which "no Cotabateño is left... Read More

Market vendors, trike drivers urged to embrace digital payments

LAOAG CITY – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is seeking the help of local government units (LGUs) in Ilocos Norte to encourage market vendors and trike drivers to adopt cashless transactions through its "Paleng-QR" program.Jointly developed by the BSP and the Department of the Interior... Read More

Motorized haulers to boost CamNorte farmers' income, productivity

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Bicol (DAR-5) has recently turned over motorized haulers worth PHP170,000 each to three agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Camarines Norte province.Geri Buensalida, DAR-5 spokesperson, said DAR-Camarines Norte facilitated... Read More

Trader slain, husband wounded in Gen. Santos City ambush

KORONADAL CITY – Two gunmen riding a motorbike shot dead a businesswoman and wounded her husband in an ambush in Barangay Fatima, Gen. Santos City early Tuesday.In a report, Col. Jomar Alexis Yap, General Santos City police director, identified the victim as Amelia Tajala, of Barangay Fatima,... Read More

Bulacan to get 76K bags of certified inbred rice seeds from DA

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) will soon start the distribution of certified inbred seeds to farmers in Bulacan province.RCEF provincial coordinator Justine Ragos said on Tuesday that over 76,000 bags... Read More

Duterte assures more support for oil spill victims in Antique

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – After witnessing the extent of the oil spill damage, Vice President and concurrent Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Sara Duterte has assured more support for victims in Antique province who lost their livelihood.During her visit to Barangay Semirara... Read More

Bacolod City leads rollout of ‘Palengke-QR Ph’ in W. Visayas

BACOLOD CITY – This city, together with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), launched the Palengke-QR (Quick Response) Ph Plus for the use of digital payments in public markets and transportation hubs, at the Libertad Market here... Read More

DILG-6 reminds village execs to set example in obeying laws

BACOLOD CITY – The Department of the Interior and Local Government in Western Visayas (DILG-6) has reminded village officials of their role as public servants, who should set an example in obeying the law.“Para sa mga kapitan, kayo dapat ang huwaran ng public service (To barangay... Read More

Over 2K native trees to be planted along Iloilo airport road

ILOILO CITY – As part of its advocacy to grow native trees, the city government will be planting on a 10-kilometer road stretch from the service road of the Iloilo International Airport going to Barangay Ungka in the municipality of Pavia.“If we plant at around 10 meters interval, we... Read More

Negros Occidental launches return of Panaad Festival

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental province launched on Tuesday afternoon the return of the Panaad sa Negros Festival after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Set from April 17 to 23 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan here, the 27th edition of the "festival of... Read More

DSWD gives P500-K aid to Negros Oriental shooting victims

CEBU CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) on Tuesday said it has extended over PHP500,000 in financial assistance to the survivors and victims of the recent shooting incident in Barangay San Isidro in Pamplona town, Negros Oriental province.DSWD-7... Read More

New Negros Oriental guv assures workers of no revamp

DUMAGUETE CITY – Negros Oriental Governor Carlo Jorge Juan “Guido” Reyes has assured provincial government workers that there will be no transfer of assignments or reshuffling as he takes over the province’s affairs after the recent death of Governor Roel Degamo.An ailing... Read More

Road repair works in Cebu's whale-watching town underway

CEBU CITY – The provincial government of Cebu and the Department of Public Works and Highways have partnered for road repair works in the province’s whale-watching town of Oslob.Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday said asphalt overlaying activities will be done on sections of the road... Read More

Palaweño assumes post as Puerto Princesa top cop

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – The new city police director, who is a native of this province, on Tuesday vowed to continue the programs of his predecessor, particularly on police visibility and active engagement with the community.Col. Ronie Bacuel assumed post as Puerto Princesa City Police... Read More

14 Caraga LGUs declared rabies-free

BUTUAN CITY – At least 14 local government units (LGUs) in the Caraga Region have been declared rabies-free, an official said Tuesday.In a press briefing here, Dr. Esther Cardeño, the regional animal welfare coordinator of the Department of Agriculture (DA) 13 (Caraga), seven of the... Read More

12K village workers get sack of rice from Sorsogon prov'l gov't

LEGAZPI CITY – Almost 12,000 barangay workers have received a sack of rice from the provincial government of Sorsogon under its assistance program for village workers.In an interview on Tuesday, Salvador Mendoza, Sorsogon provincial information officer, said almost all 11,917 barangay workers... Read More

Another N. Ecija town to get own onion cold storage facility soon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Another cold storage facility that will provide benefits to onion farmers will soon rise in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija.Governor Aurelio Umali, together with Cuyapo Mayor Florida Paguio-Esteban, municipal agriculturist Orlando Ramos and other local officials led on... Read More