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Volunteers help troops feed over 1K ‘Ulysses’ victims in Rizal

MANILA – Various organizations gathered to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) mobile kitchen personnel prepare ‘nutritious’ hot meals for residents in Barangay Sta. Ana in Taytay, Rizal on Sunday.“You can see na dito sa Pilipinas na pag may kailangan ng tulong, everybody wants to help. Kahit ako namimigay lang, I feel happy seeing the…

Sinas reshuffles more police officials

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Denold Sinas has ordered another revamp of senior police officials as part of reorganizing the country's police force.In an order dated Nov. 29, Maj. Gen. Celso Pestaño, head of the Directorate for Information and Communication Technology (DICTM) and Brig. Gen. Wilfredo Cayat, Commandant of …

AFP welcomes recommendation to dismiss cops in Jolo shooting

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomed the findings of the Philippine National Police-Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) recommending the dismissal of the police officers involved in the June 29 shooting of four military intelligence operatives in Jolo, Sulu.In a statement late Sunday, AFP spokesperson Marine Maj. Gen. Edgard …

EO 70-target community to spend P20-M gov't support on FMR, water system

Residents of Libertad receive assorted vegetable seeds and other farm support from the municipal and provincial agriculture offices and the Department of Agriculture 12.qCOLUMBIO, Sultan Kudarat, Nov. 30 (PIA) -- If the proposal of the Duterte Administration to allot P20 million to each target barangay of the Retooled Community Support Program (RC…

Tagalog News: Problema sa pagbaha sa lalawigan ng Cotabato tinalakay sa MRBMC meeting

Photo from PGO-IDCDLUNGSOD NG KIDAPAWAN, Lalawigan ng Cotabato, Nob. 30 (PIA)-- Isinagawa noong Biyernes dito sa lungsod ang 4th Mindanao River Basin Management Council (MRBMC) Meeting upang talakayin ang problema sa pagbaha sa Mindanao.Sa nasabing pagpupulong na dinaluhan ni MRMBMC Chairman Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, OMI kasama sina Mindanao Devel…

DTI tells bizmen to comply with Standards Law

SAN JOSE, Antique, Nov. 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has reminded business establishments in Antique to adhere to quality standards when selling their products.Trade and Industry Development Specialist Glen Fernando shared that DTI has been conducting enforcement and monitoring activities to businesses covered by mandator…

Ridge and Reef travel corridor expands to Ilocos Sur

VIGAN CITY, Nov. 30 (PIA) – The provincial government of Ilocos Sur and the Department of Tourism (DOT) officially launched in a ceremony held at the Calle Crisologo here on November 20 the expanded Ridge and Reef Travel Corridor, which reopened the doors of the province for tourists from entire Luzon. To help relieve those in the tourism sector f…

Ilocos Norte jail on lockdown as 90 inmates contract Covid-19

LAOAG CITY – The Ilocos Norte Provincial Jail (INPJ) was declared a critical zone and was placed under a lockdown after 90 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and five guards tested positive for Covid-19, the provincial government reported Sunday night.Dr. Norman Rabago, the provincial health consultant for Covid -19 in Ilocos Norte, said the infec…

2 ‘unbanked’ Lanao del Sur towns to get ATMs

COTABATO CITY – Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chair Sec. Emmanuel Piñol announced Monday that two coastal towns in Lanao del Sur would have their first-ever three automated teller machines (ATMs) by Dec. 3.Recipients of the ATMs are the towns of Malabang and Balabagan whose workers have been doing their bank transactions and salary encash…

PRRD enjoins Pinoys to draw inspiration from Bonifacio’s heroism

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday joined the nation in commemorating the 157th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, urging Filipinos to draw inspiration from the heroism of the supreme leader (Supremo) of the Katipunan amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) health crisis.In a taped speech, Duterte cited Bonifacio’s le…

Death of Jevilyn Cullamat highlights Reds' senseless cause

MANILA – The death of the 22-year-old daughter of Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Eufemia Campos Cullamat in a clash between the New People's Army (NPA) and government forces in Surigao Del Sur over the weekend highlights the senseless conflict being waged by communist terrorists."The death of 22-year-old armed rebel Jevilyn Cullamat during an…

AFP submits report on NPA child recruits to UN

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines Human Rights Office (AFPHRO) has already submitted its report to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator regarding the 544 minors recruited and used as "child warriors" by the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People’s Army - National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) sinc…

Northeast monsoon to bring rains across Luzon Monday

MANILA – Most parts of Luzon will experience rains due to the northeast monsoon, the weather bureau said on Monday.The tail-end of a frontal system will also bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Bicol Region, Quezon, Mindoro provinces, Romblon, Marinduque, and Eastern Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical…

PRO1 presents GBV cases, CHR urges victims to e-Report

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Nov. 30 (PIA) - Behind every physical abuse, acts of lasciviousness, child abuse or rape reported in the local police through their Women and Children Protection Desks (WCPD) are stories of these women victims or children victims traumatized.One may never know what they feel or how they go through with their lives especially if …

Gender-based harassment prohibited in Bauang town

BAUANG, La Union, Nov. 30 (PIA) - The local government of Bauang made history as its legislative council was the first in the province to enact an ordinance prohibiting gender-based harassment in the municipality.Ordinance No. 15 was enacted in September 2019, a year after the Safe Spaces Act or Republic Act 11313 in the country was passed.Gender-…

Valencia, NegOr SK Federation eyes resumption of youth dev’t programs

Sangguniang Kabataan Valencia, Negros Oriental Federation President Sarah Dagoy shares plans to resume development programs for the youth as the province transitions to the new normal phase amid the COVID-19 pandemic, during her interview over the Laging Handa Network Briefing held Nov. 27, 2020. (Screenshot from Radyo Pilipinas Facebook Page/PIA7…

La Union gov't, Relief International team-up in MR-OPV immunization activities

LA UNION, Nov. 30 (PIA) – With the aim to reach the targeted 95 percent of the children beneficiaries, the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) and the Relief International (RI)-Philippines teamed-up for the measles, rubella and oral polio vaccine supplemental immunization activities (MR-OPV SIA) in the province.In the Kapihan sa Ilocos progra…

DA in the Ilocos, farmers' orgs augment relief goods in Cagayan

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Nov. 30 (PIA) – The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 1 (DA-RFO1) augmented relief goods in Cagayan Valley, one of the regions greatly affected by Typhoon Ulysses just recently.According to DA-RFO1, the agency donated various food and non-food items worth Php200,000.00 which include canned goods, instant noodles, h…

Dgte lights up community Christmas tree amid pandemic

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 28 (PIA) -- Dumaguete City officially embraces the holiday season with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony led by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo on Friday at Quezon Park, this city.The giant Christmas tree was illuminated by different sizes of hundreds of star lights and topped with a big star that serves as a beacon for everyo…

RAGE-1, partner agencies kick-off 18-day campaign to end VAW

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Nov. 30 (PIA) – The Region 1 Advocates for Gender Equality, Incorporated (RAGE-1) together with its partner agencies kicked-off the 18-day campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on Wednesday.This year’s celebration aims to strengthen local mechanisms and building on the required competencies of barangay officials in respon…

Kinaray-a News: DTI nagpahanumdom sa mga negosyante nga magsunod sa Standards Law

SAN JOSE, Antique, Nobyembre 30 (PIA) -- Nagpahanumdom liwan ang Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sa mga establisyimento sa probinsya kang Antique nga magsunod sa quality standards sa pagbaligya kang andang mga produkto.Suno kay Trade and Industry Development Specialist Glen Fernando, nagahiwat ang DTI kang monitoring kag enforcement nga mga…

DOT6 tells operators to package tours in pandemic setting

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Nov. 30 (PIA)—The Department of Tourism  (DOT) 6 is urging tourism operators to consider three points in preparing enhanced tourism package as a strategy to restart local tourism amid the pandemic.In her report during the Dagyaw Episode 3: Ang Pagbangon Sang Turismo sa Tunga sang Pandemya, DOT 6 Chief Tourism Operations Officer …

Ginebra takes PBA finals opener

MANILA – Barangay Ginebra leaned on their tough defense in the overtime session to take a 100-94 win over the TNT Tropang Giga at the start of the Philippine Basketball Association Finals at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center on Sunday night.Ginebra held TNT to just two points in extra time, a floater from RR Pogoy with 1…

Roque says he has no control over crowd in Cebu

MANILA – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he had no control over a mass gathering in Cebu where he delivered a speech, saying it was the local government that organized the event held on Nov. 27.He made this remark after photos of the event went viral, with several netizens pointing out there was a failure to observe physical distancing.…

'Techie' leaves job to plant papaya

LAOAG CITY – Oliver Cariaga Millet, 46, of Barangay Nangalisan here has never been happier seeing his papaya plantation burst with fruits while pickers join him with excitement, taking photos here and there.Sprawled on a less than one hectare lot, Millet's Nangalisan Papaya Farm is being frequented by loyal customers as it is just near the hig…

7 out of 10 richest people in world tech genius

ISTANBUL – Seven of the top 10 businessmen in the list of the world's 500 richest people are engaged in technology, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index data.Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is at the top of the list. His wealth, which was USD110 billion in December 2019, has significantly increased during the coronavirus pandemic reach…

DOT offers free accreditation fees on tourism enterprises

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Nov. 29 (PIA) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas has waived the accreditation fees this year to encourage more tourism enterprises to get the DOT nod on their operation.The initiative is view of the agency's Tourism Rehabilitation and Recovery Strategies from 2020 to 2023 which include, among others, the s…

Additional 96-bed isolation facility in QC completed in just 18 days

The 96-bed capacity quarantine/isolation healthcare facility in Quezon City University completed in just 18 days. (Photo credit: DPWH)CALOOCAN CITY, Nov. 29 (PIA) --Recognizing the need to augment healthcare infrastructure in the National Capital Region, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a 96-bed capacity quarantine/…

FEATURE/ Opportunity 2.0: 'Ang second chance ninyo sa edukasyon'

CaptionTarget mabigyan ng programa ng USAID ng isa pang pagkakataong makapag-aral at makapagtrabaho ang tinatayang 180,000 out-of-school youth sa bansa. Ito ay sa pamamagitan ng P1.9-bilyon project na Opportunity 2.0 na tutulong na lalong mapahusay ang Alternative Learning System (ALS) ng Department of Education (DepEd), at mga skills training pro…

Donasyong face masks, face shields tinanggap ng MMDA mula sa Manila-Valenzuela Lions Club

Malugod na tinaggapni MMDA Chair Danilo Lim and mga donasyong face masks at face shileds mula sa kinatawan ng Manila-Valenzuela Business Lions Club . (Larawan mula sa MMDA)LUNGSOD PASIG, Nob. 29 (PIA) -- Malugod na tinanggap ni Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairperson Danny Lim ang mga handog na face masks at face shields mula …
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