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Manila LGU completes ECQ 'ayuda' distribution

CALOCOAN CITY, May 13 (PIA) -- Within 35 days, the Manila City Government on Wednesday finished distributing the National Government's Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) financial aid or "ayuda" to 380,820 family beneficiaries in the city.According to Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso, this was accomplishe…

Tagalog News: Ano man ang quarantine status, MMDA Chair Abalos patuloy ang panawagan sa publiko na mag-ingat sa COVID-19

PASIG CITY, Mayo 13 (PIA) -- Ano man ang magiging quarantine status ng Kamaynilaan sa mga susunod na araw, patuloy pa rin ang panawagan ni Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairperson Benhur Abalos sa publiko na mag-ingat laban sa sakit na COVID-19. “Ano man ang quarantine status natin, mag-ingat tayong lahat,” wika ni Abalos.Aniya…

Serbisyo Caravan reaches distant village in Quinapondan, E. Samar

BORONGAN CITY, May 13 (PIA)—Despite the muddy and slippery trail to distant Brgy. San Isidro, Quinapondan town, the Serbisyo Caravan pushed its way to this hinterland village.The Serbisyo Caravan team starts trekking the muddy and slippery road from Brgy. Anislag to reach Brgy. San Isidro after a four hour trek. This road opening is now being star…

Navy trains more contact tracers 

Photo courtesy of the Philippine NavyPASIG CITY, May 13 (PIA) -- The Philippine Navy, through its Naval Task Force 83, trained more of its personnel to properly conduct contact tracing for COVID-19 case identification.This, by means of conducting a contact tracing awareness seminar among its personnel on Wednesday at the Bonifacio Naval Station, F…

Pasig City deploys over 48,000 vaccines vs COVID-19

PASIG CITY, May 13 (PIA) -- The City Government of Pasig has already deployed over 48,000 vaccines against COVID-19. According to the city government, as of May 11, a total of 48,696 vaccines were already deployed. From the vaccines deployed covering eligible individuals from the A1, A2, and A3 categories.A total of 44,202 individuals already rece…

DFA files another protest vs. 287 Chinese militia vessels in WPS

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) fired off another diplomatic protest on Thursday, this time, against the presence of some 287 Chinese militia vessels in the waters of Kalayaan, Palawan.Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. ordered the DFA to lodge the note verbale over Twitter, the latest in Manila's relentless protests…

NTF ELCAC human rights mechanism, protects people: Palace exec

MANILA – Contrary to critics’ claims that it is a wanton and cruel executioner, a ranking official of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) said the body embodies the will of the government to protect its people."It is also important for everyone to understand that the NTF ELCAC is actually a human rights m…

PRRD urges Muslims to continue being ‘generous, compassionate’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday expressed hope that the Muslim community’s “generosity and compassion” will never fade.
In his Eid’l Fitr message, Duterte said he is optimistic that the occasion would inspire everyone to continue promoting “peace, unity and goodwill among our fellow Filipinos.”
“As you mark the end of a month-long j…

Cebuano News: P30K computer loan sa GSIS, gi-uswag taman katapusan ning tuig

TAGBILARAN CITY, May 12 (PIA) -- Gipahibalo sa Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) nga ang application deadline alang sa gitanyag nilang computer loan program gi-uswag hangtod sa Disyembre 31 ning tuig.Sa pahayag nga gipagawas ni GSIS President ug General Manager Rolando Macasaet, tuyo sa programa nga matabangan ang mga kawani sa gobyerno n…

Cebuano News: Nationwide state of calamity tungod sa African swine, gideklara ni PRRD

STATE OF CALAMITY. Gilagdaan ni Pres. Rodrigo Duterte ang Proclamation No. 1143 niadtong Mayo 10, 2021, nga nagdelara og State of Calamity sa tibuok nasod sulod sa usa  ka tuig tungod sa African Swine Fever. (PCOO/PIA)MANILA, May 12 (PIA) -- Gideklarar ni Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte ang State of Calamity sa tibuok nasod sulod sa usa  ka tuig tu…

Siquijor volunteers to pilot COVID-19 community vaccination

Vice Gov. Mei Ling Quezon-Brown thanking the national government for putting in place the vaccine operation in the province during the cascading of the Visayas COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center Manual in Siquijor province. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor)SIQUIJOR, May 12 (PIA) -- The province of Siquijor has volunteered to be the pilot province for the CO…

PIA-7, DOH, DILG hold Resbakuna Town Hall in City of Naga, Cebu

CEBU, May 12 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency Central Visayas (PIA-7), Department of Health in Central Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH CVCHD), and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-7) held the third Resbakuna Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Plan on May 11, 2021 in the City of Naga, Cebu.Philippine …

3 drug suspects fall, P15K 'shabu' seized in Cotabato

COTABATO CITY – Three drug suspects, two of them pedicab drivers, were arrested and some PHP15,000 worth of shabu were confiscated in separate drug entrapment operations in this city, the police reported Thursday.Maj. Elexon Bona, city police drug enforcement unit (CPDEU) chief, said first to be arrested was Alex Musa Villamor alias Ali, 42, a com…

Aftershocks possible from magnitude 5.6 DavOcc quake

MANILA – Aftershocks are possible from the magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit Davao Occidental early on Thursday (May 13), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.The tectonic quake struck 397 kilometers southeast of Sarangani town at 2:20 a.m. It had a depth of 55 km.Phivolcs has not recorded any instrumental int…

GenSan confirms 2 more cases of Covid-19 variants

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The city government reported on Wednesday night two more cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variants involving returning overseas Filipino workers who have already recovered.Mayor Ronnel Rivera said the patients, both seafarers, tested positive for the B.1.1.7 (United Kingdom) and the B.1.617 (India) variants ba…

'Crising' to bring rains over parts of Mindanao

MANILA – Tropical Depression Crising will bring rains over parts of Mindanao on Thursday, the weather bureau said.Moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, and Davao del Norte.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said isolated…

Tagalog News: 'Color-coded Identification Wristband' sa Lal-lo, ipatutupad upang masigurong walang pagala-gala na naghihintay ng swab test

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Mayo 13 (PIA) - - - Ipinasa ng Sangguniang Bayan ng Lal-lo sa lalawigan ng Cagayan ang Ordinance No. 43 series of 2021 o ang Color-Coded Identification Wristband Ordinance kamakailan.Ayon kay Vice Mayor Ma. Olivia Pascual sa panayam sa kanya sa DWPE Radyo Pilipinas ngayong umaga, ang naipasang Color-Coded Identification W…

3 nabbed for illegal sale of Covid-19 test kits in Parañaque

MANILA – Three individuals were arrested for the illegal sale of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) rapid test kits in Parañaque City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Thursday.PNP chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, citing a report from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, identified the suspects as Ace Dimaplis, Charisse Purin…

End of Ramadan 'good time' for Pinoys to unite: Lorenzana

MANILA – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana called the end of the holy month of Ramadan a good opportunity for all Filipinos to unite for peace and prosperity."As our Muslim brothers and sisters mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, we reflect and renew our sense of hope and devotion. Indeed, this celebration…

5 illegal gamblers yield drugs, arms in Maguindanao town

COTABATO CITY – Police officers implementing anti-gambling laws in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao stumbled upon suspected drug pushers and seized high-powered firearms in a remote village in the area.“Villagers complained of disturbances, especially during this time of the fasting month so we responded,” Maj. Esmael Madin, chief of the police’s Cr…

Cardinal Advincula to get 'red hat' in Roxas City on May 28

MANILA – Manila Archbishop-elect Jose Cardinal Advicula will receive his “red hat” this month.The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website reported on Wednesday that the ceremony is set to be held at the Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral in Roxas City on May 28.Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Ch…

Egco gets ‘redemption’ in new role in NTF-ELCAC

MANILA – Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco on Wednesday said he got his “redemption” after being appointed as one of the eight spokespersons of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).Egco, who admitted being a former communist rebel, said he had acc…

DFA 'seriously concerned' over violence in Jerusalem, Gaza Strip

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday expressed "serious concern" over the escalation of violence in parts of Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, worsened by the aerial exchanges between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants."The Philippines urges all parties to exercise restraint and seek dialogue to de-escalat…

Over 500 health protocol violators apprehended in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY – Police personnel here have apprehended some 545 violators of health protocols and other preventive measures against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in a series of operations since last week.Lt. Col Joefel Siason, Koronadal City police chief, said Wednesday the violations are mostly for non-wearing of face masks in public p…

DPWH Palawan 3rd DEO awards 38.46M projects in April

P38.46 million worth of infra projects will be constructed in Puerto Princesa after it was awarded by the DPWH-3rd District Engineering Office this April 2021. (Photo taken by Michael C. Escote/PIA-Palawan)PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, May 11 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Palawan 3rd District Engineering Office has awarde…

Talaingod IPs to get back relatives still in Haran

DAVAO DEL NORTE, May 11 (PIA) – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) Eastern Mindanao Area Manager, Oliver Binancilan, has revealed that the Indigenous People (IP) datus of Sitio Nasilaban, Talaingod are planning to go to Davao City themselves in order to convince their relatives in Haran to come home and return to the h…

DBP eyes LGU credit rating system

DBP President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel G. HerbosaCALOOCAN CITY, May 12 (PIA) -- State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) is working closely with the Department of Finance (DoF), state regulators and multi-lateral lending institutions in establishing a Local Government Unit (LGU) credit rating system that seeks to mainstrea…

DA launches School-on-the-Air smart agriculture project

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, May 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has launched the School-on-the-Air Program on smart agriculture in the Cagayan Valley Region. Agriculture Secretary William Dar says that the School-on-the-Air program will further capacitate farmers on the latest agricutural technologies. (DA) Agriculture Secretary Willi…

Tagalog News:  Abaca Expansion Project, ipapatupad sa Vizcaya

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Mayo 12 (PIA) - Ipapatupad ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ang Abaca Expansion Project (AEP) upang mabigyan ng trabaho at kita ang mga mamamayan.Ayon kay Gobernador Carlos Padilla, isinasagawa na ng Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office (PROCEDE) at mga kawani ng Philippine Fiber Authority (PhilFIDA) ang mg…

Calayan sustains zero COVID-19 active case

CALAYAN, Cagayan, May 11 (PIA) - - While majority of the towns in mainland Cagayan are alarmed by soaring Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) active cases, the island town of Calayan has sustained its "zero active case" status for nine months. Mayor Joseph Llopis says they enforce strick protocols to ensure no COVID-19 carrier can enter…
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