Provincial

DSWD grants P500K livelihood aid to women entrepreneurs in Negros town

DSWD grants P500K livelihood aid to women entrepreneurs in Negros town

February 22, 2024, 5:57 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Two groups of women entrepreneurs in E. B. Magalona, Negros Occidental are putting up bakery businesses after receiving PHP500,000 in livelihood assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The beneficiaries were the Canlusong Women’s Association,… Read More

DOH cautions public as haze due to forest fires wraps Baguio air

DOH cautions public as haze due to forest fires wraps Baguio air

February 22, 2024, 5:19 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Health-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) has advised residents in Baguio and nearby areas to take precautionary measures to limit exposure to the smoke from the ongoing forest fire at Mount Santo Tomas. “With the typical increased occurrence of forest… Read More

 BARMM parliament supports moves to amend 1987 Constitution

BARMM parliament supports moves to amend 1987 Constitution

February 22, 2024, 5:13 pm

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) parliament has expressed support to calls for charter change to resolve issues in implementing the Comprehensive Agreement (CAB) that necessitates amendment of the 1987 Constitution.The stance of the Bangsamoro… Read More

Ilocos Norte to hire tourism ambassadors anew

Ilocos Norte to hire tourism ambassadors anew

February 22, 2024, 4:52 pm

LAOAG CITY – The Ilocos Norte government on Thursday announced the resumption of hiring for its tourism livelihood continuity program, which is open even to retirees and out-of-school youth. “We are looking for dedicated individuals to fill key roles as tourism ambassadors, utility personnel,… Read More

DAR’s ‘Agraryo Merkado’ expands to PNP HQ in Masbate

DAR’s ‘Agraryo Merkado’ expands to PNP HQ in Masbate

February 22, 2024, 4:20 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The harvest and products of at least 570 farmers from 19 agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBO) in Masbate province will now be displayed at the Masbate Provincial Police Office (MPPO) starting Thursday, and every Thursday thereafter, to boost their income and… Read More

City council wants further study of remaining BRT packages

City council wants further study of remaining BRT packages

February 22, 2024, 3:53 pm

CEBU CITY – The city council’s committee on transportation here recommended the suspension of works for packages 2, 3 and 4 of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) Project. Councilor James Cuenco, chair of the transportation committee, said they will meet with the project management and the… Read More

4 persons nabbed for illegal quarrying in Bulacan town

4 persons nabbed for illegal quarrying in Bulacan town

February 22, 2024, 2:30 pm

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – Four persons were arrested for illegal quarrying of expensive volcanic rock in San Ildefonso town, this province on Wednesday. In an interview on Thursday, Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Offices (BENRO) head Atty. Julius Victor Degala said personnel from… Read More

Comelec Iloilo City pushes full-swing satellite registration in April

Comelec Iloilo City pushes full-swing satellite registration in April

February 22, 2024, 1:42 pm

ILOILO CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here is advising registrants of its plan to hold satellite registrations starting April until September this year. “We would like to saturate Iloilo City with our conduct of satellite registrations. We will be going in malls, schools,… Read More

3 NPA rebels killed, 4 gov't troopers hurt in northern Negros clash

3 NPA rebels killed, 4 gov't troopers hurt in northern Negros clash

February 22, 2024, 12:47 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Renewed skirmishes claimed the lives of three New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and wounded four government troopers in the hinterlands of Escalante City, Negros Occidental, the Philippine Army reported Thursday. The series of clashes, which started late Wednesday morning and… Read More

Mayor orders cave shutdown following deaths of ‘treasure hunters’

Mayor orders cave shutdown following deaths of ‘treasure hunters’

February 22, 2024, 9:37 am

DUMAGUETE CITY – Mayor Cezanne Fritz Diaz of Siaton, Negros Oriental ordered the sealing of a cave in the hinterland barangay of Apoloy and imposed a round-the-clock security following the deaths of two “treasure hunters” last week. Maj. Danilo Santillan, Siaton police chief, told the… Read More

Over P112-M infra projects to boost tourism in 5th class Cebu island

Over P112-M infra projects to boost tourism in 5th class Cebu island

February 22, 2024, 9:17 am

CEBU CITY – Over PHP112 million worth of infrastructure projects in the 5th-class island of Pilar will boost economic and tourism activity, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said Wednesday. The project is aligned with the aggressive efforts of the provincial government to bolster the tourist arrival… Read More

DOST offers labeling, packaging support for Antique micro-enterprises

DOST offers labeling, packaging support for Antique micro-enterprises

February 22, 2024, 8:29 am

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is targeting to assist 25 micro-entrepreneurs from this province with the labeling and packaging of products under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). “We have an ongoing identification of… Read More

700 reams of smuggled cigarettes seized in Northern Samar port

700 reams of smuggled cigarettes seized in Northern Samar port

February 22, 2024, 8:19 am

TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) intercepted on Tuesday at least 700 reams of undocumented cigarettes at the Santa Clara port in Allen, Northern Samar. In an updated report sent to reporters Wednesday, the PCG said the personnel from the Coast Guard Intelligence Group and Coast… Read More

VP Sara honors heroism of rescue dog in Davao Oro landslide

VP Sara honors heroism of rescue dog in Davao Oro landslide

February 21, 2024, 9:27 pm

DAVAO CITY – Vice President Sara Z. Duterte recognized the heroism of rescue dog Appa on Wednesday here, along with other responders in the search and rescue operations in the Masara landslide incident early this month.Appa was instrumental in locating a three-year-old girl from the rubble of… Read More

P200-M rehab of Surigao City wharf starts

P200-M rehab of Surigao City wharf starts

February 21, 2024, 9:24 pm

BUTUAN CITY – A groundbreaking Wednesday signaled the start of the repair and rehabilitation of Surigao City's boulevard and wharf, which was severely damaged by Typhoon Odette in 2021. Surigao City Vice Mayor Alfonso Casurra and Regional Director Liza Mazo of the Office of Civil Defense in the… Read More

10K cupcakes highlight of 2024 Strawberry Fest

10K cupcakes highlight of 2024 Strawberry Fest

February 21, 2024, 9:19 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Baking of some 10,000 strawberry cupcakes will be among the highlights of the three-week-long Strawberry Festival in March in this capital town known for its strawberry farms. Mayor Romeo Salda, in a press conference on Wednesday, said the cupcakes will have a simple… Read More

Bacolod City issues 35K family cards under flagship healthcare program

Bacolod City issues 35K family cards under flagship healthcare program

February 21, 2024, 9:06 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The city government here has issued membership cards to some 35,000 families who can avail of services under the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP), data on Wednesday showed. A flagship program of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, the initiative seeks to boost… Read More

Weavers from conflict-free community in Negros thrive in new trade

Weavers from conflict-free community in Negros thrive in new trade

February 21, 2024, 9:03 pm

BACOLOD CITY – A remote farming community in central Negros, previously under armed conflict, is thriving under a new livelihood, weaving of "tikog" (reed grass) into various household and lifestyle items, which has become a hit among buyers in the past two years. With the assistance of the… Read More

PPC complements tertiary education in Pangasinan - CHED

PPC complements tertiary education in Pangasinan - CHED

February 21, 2024, 9:00 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The establishment of the provincial government-run Pangasinan Polytechnic College (PPC) is expected to complement other higher education institutions (HEIs) by offering courses unavailable in other schools. Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-Ilocos Region Director Dr.… Read More

TESDA distributes livelihood starter kits

TESDA distributes livelihood starter kits

February 21, 2024, 8:55 pm

LAOAG CITY – Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) scholars in Ilocos Norte who will graduate from bread and pastry production training will receive their livelihood starter kits on Thursday. TESDA-Ilocos Norte provincial director Socorro Galanto, in a media interview on… Read More