Attack on MagNor bridge rehab project leaves 4 militiamen dead

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – The Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) condemned Tuesday the attack against an outpost of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in Buldon town that left four dead and one injured.The attack perpetrated by a still unidentified armed group... Read More

Albay guv urges supporters to 'stay calm, pray' pending TRO rule

LEGAZPI CITY – Albay Governor Noel Rosal on Monday urged his supporters to remain calm and pray more as they await the Supreme Court (SC) decision on his petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) pertaining to his disqualification case.Rosal, who has just arrived from Metro Manila, said... Read More

LGUs, schools urged to fight counterfeiting, piracy

ILOILO CITY – Local government units and educational institutions are encouraged to establish their own anti-counterfeit and anti-piracy (ACAP) policies in support of intellectual property (IP) protection.Lawyer Christine Pangilinan-Canlapan, IP Rights Enforcement Office IEO of the... Read More

Thousands to benefit from free Wi-Fi in 2 NegOr villages

DUMAGUETE CITY – Thousands of residents, students and the communities in Barangays Caidiocan and Malaunay in Valencia, Negros Oriental will benefit from the free Wi-Fi project that was officially turned on during a simple switch-on ceremony on Monday.The ceremony was held at the covered court... Read More

Antique to monitor prices of basic commodities

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique provincial board on Monday urged the provincial and municipal price coordinating councils to monitor the prices of basic commodities, including meat and fish, especially during the Christmas season.The call was made through a resolution sponsored... Read More

Army saddened by death of 'misguided' NPA member

ILOILO CITY – The commander of the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army was saddened over the death of a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) who, he said, was deceived to take part in the useless armed struggle.“As much as possible,... Read More

More displaced transport workers in C. Luzon get livelihood aid

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Fourteen more displaced transport workers in Central Luzon have received livelihood assistance that could provide them with other sources of income.The assistance is under the government’s “EnTSUPERneur” program of the Department of... Read More

Antique port expansion to reopen cruise, cargo operations

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has informed the Antique provincial board that the expansion of the province’s capital town port will be a priority project next year.The provincial board tackled on its regular session on Monday a letter from PPA... Read More

Ilocos Norte to spend P47.1-M for hospital upgrade

LAOAG CITY–The Governor Roque B. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital (GRBASMH) here will continue to upgrade its facilities to provide quality medical care to its patients.Under Ilocos Norte’s 20 percent development fund this year, about PHP47.1 million has been reprogrammed for the procurement... Read More

Protect youth from communist recruitment: Army commander

DUMAGUETE CITY – Government troops must continue their efforts to protect the youth from recruitment of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) as they are vulnerable targets, an Army official here said on Monday.“My wish and... Read More

CDO, MisOr to strengthen connectivity to boost public services

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The city government and the province of Misamis Oriental have began talks with telecommunications companies to strengthen internet connectivity to improve public services.In a statement Monday, Mayor Rolando Uy said the partnership with PLDT-Smart aims to provide free... Read More

PBBM orders DSWD to give Badjaos decent livelihood: Sec. Tulfo

ZAMBOANGA CITY – President Ferdinand R. Marcos has ordered the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to provide decent livelihood to Badjaos to stop them from going to Manila to beg every Christmas season.This was according to DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo, who led the distribution... Read More

PSC seeks sustainable sports dev't programs in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), the University of the Philippines-Mindanao (UP-Min), academe and other government agencies convened here Monday for a two-day event to push for sustainable sports development programs in Mindanao.In a forum here dubbed "Panaghisgot," PSC... Read More

VAWC cases in Northern Mindanao decline this year

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Cases on Violence against Women and Children (VAWC) in Northern Mindanao region has reduced for a one-year period, police said Monday.In a media forum, Maj. Joanna Navarro, Police Regional Office-10 spokesperson, said VAWC cases handled by police stations and filed in courts... Read More

Police ops net over P1-M shabu in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY – Twelve drug suspects were arrested while over PHP1 million worth of shabu were seized in various anti-drug operations in the Caraga Region from Nov. 23-26, the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-13) office said Monday.In a statement, PDEA-13 said 126 grams of shabu... Read More

Pampanga residents get cash aid via DOLE program

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – At least 2,206 residents in this province have benefited from the Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).DOLE-Pampanga head Arlene Tolentino on Monday said their agency has... Read More

Zambo cops nab 3, seize over P2-M smuggled cigarettes

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Authorities have arrested three suspects and seized more than PHP2 million worth of smuggled cigarettes in an anti-smuggling operation here, a top police official said Monday.Brig. Gen. Neil Alinsañgan, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) director, said... Read More

3 nabbed, over P1-M shabu seized in Zambo anti-drug ops

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three suspects were arrested while more than PHP1 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in separate anti-drug operations in this city over the weekend, police officials said Monday.Police identified the arrested persons as Alhammad Ahadani, 41, an electrician; Jessie... Read More

Unclaimed bodies of 6 slain NPA rebels buried in Northern Samar

TACLOBAN CITY – Six slain members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were given decent burials by local officials and the military in Las Navas, Northern Samar, days after their comrades abandoned their bodies following a gun battle with government forces.The six rebels, two of them women,... Read More

2 ex-rebels yield in N. Ecija; NPA lair found in Zambales

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Two former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) have voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Nueva Ecija province.In his report on Monday, Col. Wilson O. delos Santos, commander of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 3 (RMFB 3), identified the... Read More