C. Luzon cops nab 45 suspects in weekend ops

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A total of 45 individuals were arrested during the implementation of search warrants across Central Luzon over the weekend.In his report on Monday, Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen, Police Regional Office-Central Luzon (PRO-3) chief, said the apprehensions resulted... Read More

Caraga’s Covid-19 vax rate increases to 91%

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Health in the Caraga Region (DOH-13) reported Monday that vaccination rate in the area has increased to 91 percent amid the measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).“As of Nov. 19, a total of 1,754,749 individuals in the... Read More

P1-B funding sought for Laoag airport’s expansion site

LAOAG CITY – The Laoag International Airport is set to expand more by acquiring its adjacent lots, measuring 205 meters east and 170 meters to the west from the center lane.Lawyer Rizza Joy Vallestero, chairperson of the bids and awards committee of the Civil Aviation Authority of the... Read More

Ilocos Region yields 1M metric tons palay, corn in H1

CALASIAO, Pangasinan – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has recorded 509,168 metric tons (MT) in palay production and 564,311 metric tons of corn output in the Ilocos Region from January to June this year based on the latest survey conducted.Based on the data obtained by the... Read More

Army urges NPA remnants to surrender in time for holidays

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Army's 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) has urged the remaining New People Army (NPA) combatants in Bukidnon province to surrender in time for the Christmas season.In a statement Monday, Lt. Col. Anthony Bacus, the 8IB commander, said military operations in the province... Read More

Antique dads OK office for PWDs

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique provincial board unanimously approved the establishment of the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) through Provincial Ordinance Number 2022-362 passed during its regular session on Monday.“In Section 13, Article XIII (Social Justice... Read More

Ilocos Norte agripreneurs to join Christmas bazaar in San Juan

LAOAG CITY– Some agripreneurs from the province of Ilocos Norte are getting ready for a Christmas bazaar in San Juan City which will showcase a long list of Ilocano delicacies and non-food products.In its bid to help micro, small and medium enterprises adversely affected by the Covid-19... Read More

Abalos lauds 50 extremists in Sultan Kudarat for choosing peace

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat – Secretary Benjamin ‘Benhur’ Abalos Jr. of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) expressed optimism on Monday that more violent extremists will come out and surrender to bring about peace in the southern Philippines. Abalos personally... Read More

Iloilo town reports decline in ASF cases

ILOILO CITY – Cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Oton, Iloilo are already declining, Vice Mayor Jose Neil Olivares said on Monday.He said that of the 37 barangays, only 28 have remaining ASF cases and more or less 9,000 swine are not contaminated.“The figure (of cases) is going down... Read More

Nat'l Book Week to feature works of Antique writers

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Books and other publications by local writers in Antique will be featured during the 88th National Book Week celebration in the province.Antique provincial librarian Grace Magullado said in an interview Monday they will hold an exhibit at the Provincial... Read More

Dumaguete hosts Ms. Earth 2022 evening gown tilt

DUMAGUETE CITY – Twenty candidates from different countries will be presented during the evening gown competition of the Ms. Earth 2022 on Monday night at the Old Presidencia (city hall) grounds here.The candidates arrived over the weekend, toured the city, and joined some activities in line... Read More

Man with rifles nabbed at Maguindanao Norte checkpoint

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao del Norte – Police and military men manning a checkpoint in Barangay Dalican here arrested a man whose vehicle yielded two high-powered rifles and ammunition, an official said Monday.Lt. Col. Nelson Madiwo, town police chief, said Norodin Lumanggal, 37, of... Read More

DOLE-11 logs 92.8% compliance rate for labor standards

DAVAO CITY - The Department of Labor and Employment in Davao Region (DOLE-11) reported Monday it has recorded a 92.8 percent compliance rate for General Labor Standards (GLS) after businesses in the region managed to correct their deficiencies.DOLE-11 data showed that of the 3,613 private... Read More

Davao group seeks heightened awareness on organ donation

DAVAO CITY – A medical group here renewed its call Monday to further heighten Dabawenyos' awareness on organ donation, describing the cases of organ failures in the city as "alarming."Dr. Ma. Theresa Bad-ang, nephrologist and head of Southern Philippines Medical Center-Human Advocate and... Read More

Central Negros villagers take stand for conflict-free community

BACOLOD CITY – After having been displaced by the armed encounters between government troops and communist rebels last month, residents of Barangay Carabalan in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental took a stand for a conflict-free community and withdrew support from the Communist Party of the... Read More

DSWD-11 sends aid to flood victims in DavOcc, DavSur

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Davao Region (DSWD -11) said it distributed PHP6 million worth of aid to flood-affected towns in Davao Occidental and Davao del Sur provinces.In a public post Monday, DSWD-11 said it distributed family food packs (FFPs), modular... Read More

Active Covid-19 cases in Butuan down to 16

BUTUAN CITY – The number of active coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases here dipped to 16 after only 10 new infections were recorded from Nov. 12 to 18, data from the City Health Office (CHO) showed Monday.The weekly CHO data indicated that the new infections also brought the cumulative... Read More

Bacolod City pulls out Iloilo pork products from supermarkets

BACOLOD CITY – Veterinary inspectors have started pulling out banned pork products from supermarkets and grocery stores here, with at least 76 kilos of assorted pork-based food items from Iloilo City seized and destroyed, data on Monday showed.The operations are part of the mandate of the... Read More

More displaced C. Luzon transport workers get livelihood aid

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – At least 18 more displaced transport workers in Central Luzon have started receiving livelihood assistance that could engage in other sources of income.The assistance is under the government’s “EnTSUPERneur” program of the Department of... Read More

DSWD implements cash-for-work program for 3.2K PWDs in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started the implementation of the PHP11.2 million cash-for-work program for persons with disability (PWDs) in eight towns and two cities in the Bicol Region.In an interview on Monday, Ranelle Anne Sertan, DSWD-5 social... Read More