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Commission calls for stronger measures protecting battered women

Commission calls for stronger measures protecting battered women

March 2, 2024, 10:02 am

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Provincial Commission on Women (PCW) in Negros Oriental called for tighter measures to protect the welfare of battered women as it kicked off Friday the month-long celebration of National Women’s Month this March. PCW Vice Chair Phoebe Tan told reporters in an interview… Read More

BFP-Bicol cautions public as fire incidents increase by 26%

BFP-Bicol cautions public as fire incidents increase by 26%

March 1, 2024, 8:54 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported Friday that fire incidents in the Bicol Region increased from 94 in January-February 2023 to 119 during the same period this year. In a phone interview, BFP-Bicol spokesperson Senior Insp. Edgar Tañajura Jr. advised taking precautions… Read More

Communist groups in Cordillera weaker, more rebels yielding to gov’t

Communist groups in Cordillera weaker, more rebels yielding to gov’t

March 1, 2024, 7:58 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Continued engagement by the police with relatives of former rebels helped neutralize communist groups in the Cordillera region, authorities said. Data from the Police Regional Office (Cordillera) show that about 103 members of the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People’s… Read More

Cebu City child workers’ parents get P3.5-M livelihood aid

Cebu City child workers’ parents get P3.5-M livelihood aid

March 1, 2024, 6:31 pm

CEBU CITY – A total of PHP3.5 million worth of livelihood assistance in the form of materials, jigs, and equipment was released to 139 parents of profiled child laborers in the siomai capital village of Tisa here, a labor official said Friday. Lilia Estillore, director of the Department of Labor… Read More

DA aids El Niño-hit town in Oriental Mindoro

DA aids El Niño-hit town in Oriental Mindoro

March 1, 2024, 6:18 pm

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – The Department of Agriculture (DA) quickly committed to sending irrigation equipment to farmers in Bulalacao town in Oriental Mindoro province after municipal authorities reached out to the national government amid the ongoing dry spell brought about by El Niño.… Read More

Antique allocates P14.79-M for regional athletic meet

Antique allocates P14.79-M for regional athletic meet

March 1, 2024, 6:13 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique provincial government has allocated PHP14.79 million for its athletes to the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet that will be held in Negros Occidental on May 2 to 7. Department of Education School Division of Antique chief of… Read More

2.1K Siargao students get over P8.6-M gov’t aid

2.1K Siargao students get over P8.6-M gov’t aid

March 1, 2024, 6:10 pm

BUTUAN CITY – At least 2,150 college students from Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte received educational assistance in two-day payout activities held from Feb. 29 to March 1. Each of the students received PHP4,000 cash aid through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS)… Read More

Hunting wild boar, collecting honey causing Ilocos Norte forest fires

Hunting wild boar, collecting honey causing Ilocos Norte forest fires

March 1, 2024, 5:53 pm

LAOAG CITY – In the wake of the series of wildfires damaging Ilocos Norte’s forestland, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is urging the public to be responsible and do their share in fire prevention. BFP data show that of the nine recorded forest and grass fires in the first two months this… Read More

2 Negros cities to aid farmers hit by dry spell

2 Negros cities to aid farmers hit by dry spell

March 1, 2024, 4:48 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Two cities in southern Negros Occidental, whose rice farms are among the worst-hit by the dry spell, are set to provide assistance to affected farmers. Latest data of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) showed that Kabankalan City recorded an estimated damage of… Read More

40 education grants in the UK up for grabs

40 education grants in the UK up for grabs

March 1, 2024, 4:39 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Up to 40 slots are available for Filipinos under the United Kingdom’s Chevening scholarship, which produces outstanding leaders from all over the world. In a briefing late Thursday afternoon in this city, Iain Cox, political counselor of the British Embassy in the Philippines,… Read More

Naval Reserve Command eyes mobilization center in north Negros

Naval Reserve Command eyes mobilization center in north Negros

March 1, 2024, 4:32 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The Naval Reserve Command-Naval Reserve Center Western Visayas (NRCen-WV) of the Philippine Navy is seeking a partnership with San Carlos City in Negros Occidental for the establishment of a mobilization center in northern Negros. Mayor Renato Gustilo said he met with Lt. Col.… Read More

DSWD gives P18.6M aid to fire victims in Ilocos Region

DSWD gives P18.6M aid to fire victims in Ilocos Region

March 1, 2024, 4:31 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – About PHP18.6 million worth of cash and in-kind aid have been given by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to 120 families affected by 30 fire incidents in Ilocos Region as of end-February this year.  Bulk of the amount, at PHP16.9 million, is… Read More

DA-Calabarzon expands tech program on land cultivation

DA-Calabarzon expands tech program on land cultivation

March 1, 2024, 4:26 pm

LIPA CITY, Batangas – The Department of Agriculture in Calabarzon (DA-4A) announced that it is expanding the coverage of a food security program that targets to help farmers boost their productivity through new technologies in land cultivation. In an interview on Friday, Dr. Dario Huelgas,… Read More

DA-PRDP completes P1.7-B infra in Region 11

DA-PRDP completes P1.7-B infra in Region 11

March 1, 2024, 4:12 pm Updated on March 1, 2024, 4:15 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) has completed 41 infrastructure projects worth PHP1.7 billion in the Davao region. In an interview Friday, PRDP project director and concurrent DA-11 Regional Director Abel James Monteagudo said the… Read More

Pangasinan police opens day care center for personnel's children

Pangasinan police opens day care center for personnel's children

March 1, 2024, 4:09 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – A total of 19 children of Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) personnel joined the first day of class at the police office’s Tanglaw Lahi Day Care Center on Friday. The center, intended for kids aged 6 years and below, aims to provide a safe space for kids while… Read More

Bicol police chief cites courage, resilience of women officers

Bicol police chief cites courage, resilience of women officers

March 1, 2024, 3:50 pm Updated on March 1, 2024, 4:57 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The police chief of Bicol on Friday recognized the extraordinary achievements and capabilities of women, particularly the uniformed police officers in the region. Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon, Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-Bicol) chief, led the kickoff ceremony of the month-long… Read More

Samar maps out comprehensive plan vs. malnutrition

Samar maps out comprehensive plan vs. malnutrition

March 1, 2024, 3:38 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Samar’s provincial government will focus on “preventive, curative, and rehabilitative” aspects under its new program launched to combat malnutrition among children in the province. Dubbed Tutok at Aksyon sa Nutrisyon (TAN), the strategy is an innovative response to the… Read More

Agusan Norte town school kids affected by conflict get interventions

Agusan Norte town school kids affected by conflict get interventions

March 1, 2024, 3:38 pm Updated on March 1, 2024, 5:47 pm

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Caraga Region (DSWD-13) provided Psychological First Aid (PFA) to 332 schoolchildren affected by a recent armed encounter between government forces and communist rebels in Tubay town, Agusan del Norte. “The PFA was provided… Read More

Sorsogon 4Ps beneficiaries learn financial literacy via DSWD program

Sorsogon 4Ps beneficiaries learn financial literacy via DSWD program

March 1, 2024, 3:18 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 5 (Bicol) has begun implementing the Digital Financial Literacy Program, which will capacitate Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries concerning savings and online banking applications. In an interview on… Read More

War materiel seized, NPA lair dismantled in Northern Samar

War materiel seized, NPA lair dismantled in Northern Samar

March 1, 2024, 1:55 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Government troops recovered on Thursday war materiel and anti-personnel mine (APM) components and ran over a rebel’s lair following a clash with members of the New People’s Army (NPA) on the outskirts of Catubig, Northern Samar. The Philippine Army’s 20th Infantry Battalion… Read More