School preparation starts in Bataan school

SAMAL, Bataan – The "Brigada Eskwela" kicked off Tuesday in an elementary school here in preparation for the opening of elementary and secondary public schools on August 22.The National Schools Maintenance Week also known as the “Brigada Eskwela” is an annual activity initiated by... Read More

Alleged NPA tax collector nabbed in Guihulngan City

DUMAGUETE CITY – Police have arrested a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) and seized several weapons in a mountainous area in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) on Tuesday... Read More

Public urged to get jabbed as Benguet Covid-19 cases hike by 445%

BAGUIO CITY – Benguet’s provincial government on Tuesday urged residents anew to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), as the province recorded a 445-percent increase in cases. "With the reported increase in cases, the provincial government is once again... Read More

Tacloban Bypass Road Extension project gets PHP1.5-B outlay

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Tuesday the various constructions for an alternative road from this city to nearby Babatngon town are in full swing with an allocation of PHP1.49 billion from 2018 to 2022.Works included in the project known as... Read More

Community-based monitoring rollout covers 90 areas in E. Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY – At least 90 towns and cities in Eastern Visayas will implement the community-based monitoring system in the first two months of its rollout, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has said.During the regional launch late Monday, PSA 8 (Eastern Visayas) Director Wilma Perante... Read More

Davao Oro to reopen tourism sites

DAVAO CITY – Davao de Oro’s tourism sites are ready for reopening after more than two years of hiatus brought by the pandemic, the Provincial Information Office (PIO) said Tuesday.Davao de Oro PIO data showed that before the declaration of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)... Read More

Negrense reservists urged to bolster disaster response

BACOLOD CITY – A top official of the Philippine Army in Negros Occidental through a directive has urged reservists to work with the local government units (LGUs) on disaster relief and rescue operations (DRRO).Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of 303rdInfantry Brigade (IBde), on Monday... Read More

P3.4-M shabu seized at Zamboanga airport

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Authorities have intercepted a shipment of some PHP3.4 million worth of illegal drugs at the Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA), the top Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) official here said Tuesday.Emerson Margate, PDEA-Zamboanga Peninsula director, said the... Read More

High value drug suspect yields P1.5-M shabu in NegOr town

DUMAGUETE CITY – Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives arrested a suspected “high value” drug pusher and seized more than PHP1.5 million of shabu during a buy-bust in Sibulan, Negros Oriental.The Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) on Tuesday said... Read More

Dabawenyos urged to avail of free surveillance swabbing

DAVAO CITY—As cases surge, the local government called on Dabawenyos anew to avail of the free surveillance swabbing for those manifesting influenza-like symptoms and close contacts of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) positive patients.Dr. Michelle Schlosser, spokesperson of the... Read More

Leyte town seeks longer shelf life for local delicacy

PALO, Leyte – The local government unit is encouraging producers here of suman (sticky rice), a native delicacy, to innovate and prolong its shelf life to raise their earnings and expand the product's market nationwide and abroad.“By improving the shelf life of this highly perishable... Read More

E. Visayas enrolment climbs to 752K

TACLOBAN CITY – At least 752,010 elementary and high school learners in Eastern Visayas have registered for the new school year during the first two weeks of enrolment, the Department of Education reported on Tuesday.The number represents 58 percent of the 1.29 million students from... Read More

NPA leader, 4 others yield in Sultan Kudarat

KORONADAL CITY – Officials in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, welcomed back to the mainstream society a New People’s Army (NPA) leader and four other rebels, the military said Tuesday.In a report, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) identified the rebel leader as Danilo Englatera... Read More

BFAR distributes fishing equipment in Bataan

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Central Luzon (BFAR-3) has recently distributed fishing gear including aggregating devices called “payao” to fisherfolk in Bataan.BFAR-3 Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz said on Monday the move aims to... Read More

Zambo mayor returns to work, urges employees to get booster jabs

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Mayor John Dalipe is urging city government officials and employees to set as good examples to residents by getting vaccine boosters shots.Dalipe issued the call as he returned to work on Monday after testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on August 2.Dalipe... Read More

Fun run raises awareness, fund for school maintenance in Antique

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique –A secondary school in the Municipality of Sibalom held a fun run to raise consciousness on the importance of school preparations as well as a small amount of fund as part of their Brigada Eskwela kick-off ceremony on Monday.Resty Millondaga, Egaña... Read More

Bustos Dam releases water amid heavy rains

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – The Bustos Dam, also known as Angat Afterbay Regulator Dam, started releasing water on Saturday as heavy rains filled its upstream river system.This was confirmed to the Philippine News Agency by Robert dela Cruz, manager of the National Irrigation Administration... Read More

Bicol police tops 16 other regional offices in law enforcement

LEGAZPI CITY – The Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) bagged the Best Police Regional Office award for its accomplishments in law enforcement during the celebration of the 121st Police Service Anniversary on Monday.Brig. Gen. Mario Reyes, PRO-5 director, received the award at Camp Crame... Read More

Agusan Sur residents urged to get vaxxed as Covid-19 cases rise

BUTUAN CITY – Agusan del Sur Governor Santiago Cane Jr. on Monday urged his unvaccinated constituents to avail of the government's free immunization program amid the rise in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the province.“I call on those who are not yet fully vaccinated, while... Read More

MisOr awards 3 soldiers over successful anti-NPA operations

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Three soldiers under the Army's 58th Infantry Battalion (58IB) were honored Monday for their contributions to the government's anti-communist insurgency campaign in Misamis Oriental province.Governor Peter Unabia led the pinning of the Gold Cross Medal to Private 1st... Read More