Abalos bestows DILG’s ‘Kalasag’ awards to 16 BARMM LGUs

COTABATO CITY – Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. has praised the "bayanihan" spirit of the people in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as it goes "beyond the call of duty, even risking your own lives in helping each other".Abalos on Friday afternoon led the... Read More

Iloilo to create more growth areas for ICT

ILOILO CITY – The provincial government here is looking at developing growth areas in the province to serve as investment centers for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and similar industries that will attract investors for service industries and commercial... Read More

DND exec lauds Negros military for anti-insurgency gains

DUMAGUETE CITY – A ranking official of the Department of National Defense (DND) on Friday commended the Philippine Army for its accomplishments in the government’s fight against the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).DND... Read More

Zambales inmates to get skills training from TESDA

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will conduct skills training for persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) in Zambales province that could provide opportunities for future employment upon their release to mainstream society.Engineer... Read More

WWII vets in NegOr honored with US Congressional Gold Medal

DUMAGUETE CITY – A total of 45 World War II Filipino veterans in Negros Oriental were given the United States Congressional Gold Medal during ceremonies held at the gymnasium of Silliman University in this capital city on Friday.Senior Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr. of the Department of... Read More

Iloilo delegate to Asian Math Olympiad brings home 2 medals

ILOILO CITY – The lone delegate from Iloilo to the 12th Asian Science and Mathematics Olympiad for Primary and Secondary Schools (ASMOPSS 12) held in Bali, Indonesia brought honor not only to his school but to the country as well for bringing home two medals.“It feels great to bring... Read More

More minors eyed for booster shots on special vax days

BACOLOD CITY – This city aims to reach more minors aged 12 to 17 for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) booster shots during the Bakunang Bayan: PinasLakas Special Vaccination Days on Dec. 5 to 7.The latest data released by the Department of Health-Western Visayas (DOH-6) on Friday showed... Read More

6 Caraga LGUs cited for exceptional service

BUTUAN CITY – Six local government units here were recognized Friday by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the Caraga Region (DILG-13) for their exceptional service under the agency’s SubayBAYANI program.The program focuses on the comprehensive, complete, and... Read More

Bacolod City employees wear orange to call for end to VAW

BACOLOD CITY – Employees of the city government here have joined the call to end violence against women (VAW) by wearing something orange every Friday until Dec. 12.Symbolizing hope and a future free of violence for all, orange is the official color of the 18-day campaign to raise awareness... Read More

Baguio lines up month-long Christmas treats for tourists

BAGUIO CITY – Locals and tourists here will be treated to a whole month of full-packed fun as the city has lined up new Christmas attractions and events designed for public enjoyment, the city tourism office said Friday. Engr. Aloysius Mapalo, city tourism officer assured this as the city has... Read More

DOH-CAR urges at-risk individuals to avail of free HIV screening

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Health in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) on Friday encouraged the public, especially individuals with “risky sexual behavior” to avail of the free Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening following the increases of HIV cases in... Read More

2 most wanted persons, crime group member nabbed in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Authorities have arrested two most wanted persons and a crime group member in separate law enforcement operations in the region, police officials said Friday.Police identified the arrested persons as Francis Chavez, 29; Donjie Medina, 27; and, Morsed Dumatu, 35.Brig. Gen. Neil... Read More

Davao residents told to get vaxxed amid Omicron presence

DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Covid-19 Task Force urged the Dabawenyos on Friday to get their two-dose primary series and booster shots amid the presence of new and highly-infectious Omicron subvariant in the country.In a radio interview, Dr. Michelle Schlosser, spokesperson of the Davao City... Read More

Gov’t brings in computer education to IP youths in AgNor village

BUTUAN CITY – At least 40 indigenous people (IP) youths from Barangay Lawan-Lawan in Las Nieves town, Agusan del Norte province, are set to directly benefit from the Mobile Computer Laboratory (MCL) van that opened in the area Thursday.1st Lt. Emmanuel Corpuz, the 23rd Infantry Battalion... Read More

Zambo City logs 141 leptospirosis cases with 26 deaths

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The City Health Office (CHO) has recorded 141 cases of leptospirosis with 26 deaths since January this year.“We have a total of 26 deaths reported that gives as a case fatality rate of 18 percent,” Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, CHO chief, said Friday.Miravite said most... Read More

Reward up to P2M for info on NegOcc consultant's murder

BACOLOD CITY – Almost two years after the murder of Negros Occidental consultant for hospital operations Mariano Antonio Cui III, the provincial government here raised the reward money for the arrest of the perpetrators to P2 million on Friday.In a notice, the Capitol said “any... Read More

94% of firms in Ilocos region comply with labor laws

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – About 94 percent of the 2,586 establishments inspected by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Ilocos region are compliant with labor laws, including the implementation of the new minimum daily wage rates in the region.In a virtual press briefing on... Read More

P150-M SCTEX improvement projects completed in Bataan

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Driving inside the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is now safer, rain or shine, following the completion of the road raising project in Dinalupihan town and the roadway lighting and safety devices installation project in Hermosa, both in the province of Bataan.NLEX... Read More

Iloilo town gets share of BPO opportunities

ILOILO CITY – The Municipality of Bingawan, a fifth-class town in the province of Iloilo, has found an ally in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in providing jobs to its constituents and reviving its economy.Mayor Mark Palabrica, in an interview on Friday, said the Bingawan Real... Read More

2 of Bicol's most wanted persons nabbed

LEGAZPI CITY – Two of the top most wanted persons in Bicol have been arrested in police operations on Thursday, the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) said on Friday.In an interview, Lt. Col. Malu Calubaquib, PRO-5 spokesperson, said a rape suspect who is tagged as the region's No. 6 most... Read More