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DavNor Execs grateful for ELCAC

DAVAO DEL NORTE, Feb. 24 (PIA) – Governor Edwin I. Jubahib, Asuncion Mayor, Eufracio P. Dayaday Jr., and Kapalong Mayor, Maria Theresa Timbol, have expressed their gratitude to the National Government’s Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC).In a video message for the Virtual Launch of Barangay Development Program (BDP) on February 24, 2021…

Tacloban records 1st ASF case

TACLOBAN CITY – A team from the city veterinary office will complete the checking of all pigs within the 500-meter radius on Friday after the city logged the first African swine fever (ASF) case.City veterinarian Eunice Alcantara said in a phone interview the nine hogs in backyard farms in the city were tagged by authorities for disposal during a …

Duterte to lead turnover rites of Sinovac vax

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the turnover ceremony of the first batch of China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccines that will be delivered to the country on Feb. 28, Malacaรฑang confirmed on Friday.“It’s in his [schedule],” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a text message.In a separate statement, Senator Christopher Lawrence Go sa…

DPWH completes quarantine facility in Guimaras towns

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Thursday turned over newly-built quarantine facilities for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to two municipalities in Guimaras.Mayor Eugenio Reyes of the municipality of Buenavista, one of the recipient towns, said with the turnover of the 20-room facility constructed in Baranga…

COVID-19 cases in Davao City on the downtrend

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 24 (PIA)- The Davao City COVID-19 focal person noticed a downtrend in COVID-19 cases in Davao City on the third week of February, this year.Dr. Ashley Lopez, acting City Health Officer and City COVID-19 focal person said that as of yesterday February 23, the reported cases as of 6:00 pm were 37, while the active cases dropped from…

Leyte-Tandaya Integrated Peace and Development Workers Federation is born

CAMP LUKBAN, CATBALOGAN CITY, SAMAR - One Hundred Twenty-three (123) former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) from different towns and cities of Leyte province who are beneficiaries of the livelihood program have expressed their deep gratitude to the government for allowing them to start a new life.This happened during the 1st Leyte Provincia…

DTI trains Diffun farmers on rice-based product processing

DIFFUN, Quirino, Feb. 26 (PIA)—At least 15  farmers from Brgy. Villa Pascua who are members of the Villa Pascua Multi-Purpose Cooperative (VIPAMCO) had undergone skills enhancement training recently on rice-based product processing from the Department of Trade and Industry Provincial Office through its Comprehensive and Agrarian Reform Program.VIP…

DICT trains brgy. secretaries on digital data management

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, Feb. 26 (PIA) - At least eight Barangay Secretaries from the this province’s premier city have undergone the Barangay Records Automation and Management System (BRAM) training of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) - Isabela.The training aims to enhance the knowledge of barangay secretaries on…

NV school board okays P32.9M budget

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Feb. 26 (PIA) - The Provincial School Board (PSB) recently approved P32.9 million as its budget for this year.Governor Carlos Padilla said the Special Education Fund (SEF) will fund additional personnel, honoraria, purchase of instructional materials, repair of school facilities and construction of additional Day Care Cen…

NORECO-I to implement 'No Disconnection Policy'

NORECO I General Manager Jose Juvileo Acabal, during a Kapihan sa PIA forum held Feb. 12, encourages the electric cooperative's  Member-Consumer-Owners in Vallehermoso to support the activities carried out the by the electric cooperative. (ra/PIA7-NegOr)VALLEHERMOSO, Negros Oriental, Feb. 22 (PIA) -- The Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative (N…

Local officials in NegOr optimistic about agri dev’t

TANJAY CITY, Negros Oriental, Feb. 22 (PIA) -- Local officials in Negros Oriental expressed their optimism in the province’s agriculture industry as the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is set to build a massive irrigation facility covering 3, 827 hectares of irrigable land in Tanjay City, Bais City, and Pamplona this year.(L-R) Tanjay Cit…

SU to teach financial literacy to fishers in Southern Negros

SU President Dr. Betty Cernol McCann signs the Memorandum of Agreement for the financial education program for fishersmen.(Contributed photo)NEGROS ORIENTAL, Feb. 22 (PIA) -- Silliman University (SU) will conduct a financial education program for fisherfolks in the key marine biodiversity areas covering the coastline of the 13 municipalities and c…

PNP conducts gun mobile licensing in Vizcaya today

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Feb. 26 (PIA) - The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be conducting a mobile licensing activity for firearm owners and gun enthusiasts in the province today.Police Colonel Ranser Evasco, Provincial Police chief said the mobile firearm licensing called the License To Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) will be conducted a…

ISU San Mateo's new SSF to boost Mungbean Native Cake processing

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, Feb. 26 (PIA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Isabela Provincial Office has turned - over a Shared Service Facility (SSF) for mungbean processing to Isabela State University (ISU) San Mateo campus.ISU Campus Administrator Dr. Rosalie Leal said the SSF for the Mungbean Native Cake Processing and production wi…

NV PLGU completes P11.8M worth of infra projects

DUPAX DEL SUR, Nueva Vizcaya, Feb. 26 (PIA) - The province’s newly completed infrastructure projects in this town will surely help the farmers transport their products faster with cheaper transportation cost.Governor Carlos Padilla said the infrastructure projects worth Php 11.8 million in barangay Canabay were funded by the provincial government …

COCPO holds 2-day 'One Stop-Shop' for LTOPF caravan in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 25--Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) partners with Regional Civil Security Unit 10 to conduct a two-day Nationwide Simultaneous One Stop-Shop License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) Caravan in Cagayan de Oro City on February 27-28, 2021 at SM Mall CDO Downtown Premier, CM Recto, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.T…

Global Covid-19 deaths surpass 2.5M: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON – The number of people who have died from the coronavirus has exceeded 2.5 million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University on Thursday.Data from the US-based school showed more than 112.7 million have been infected by the virus that emerged in China in December 2019 and has since spread to every corner of the world.The US remai…

Fair weather seen on Friday

MANILA – Fair weather across the country will prevail Friday, the weather bureau said.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers will continue to be experienced, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

The rain showers are mostly due to localized thunderstorms and the easterlie…

2 Basilan warring clans settle dispute, yield 20 loose firearms

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two warring clans of Basilan province have peacefully settled their decades-long dispute and surrendered 20 loose firearms as they renounced violence, military officials announced Friday.Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said the protagonists signed a peace covenant in a ceremony around 3 p…

DavNor execs condemn CPP-NPA for taking advantage of IP children

DAVAO DEL NORTE, FEB. 23 (PIA) - Concerned local chief executives of Davao del Norte have denounced allied groups of the Communist Party of the Philippines- New Peoples Army  (CPP-NPA) for taking advantage of indigenous peoples (IP) children taken from their ancestral domains without parental consent.In a press conference, Talaingod Municipal Mayo…

Ata-Manobo leaders condemn fake pastors for deceiving IP minors

From Left to Right: Datu Inaro Federico, Datu Andigao Agay, and Datu Sarmiento LugsiDAVAO DEL NORTE, Feb. 23 (PIA) – Leaders from the Ata-Manobo tribe in Talaingod have condemned the non-government organizations (NGO) who pretend to be a religious church to deceive the Indigenous People (IP) minors.During the ‘Press Conference on Rescued Talaingod…

DavSur provincial LGU readies for vaccination program

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 23 (PIA) – The Provincial Government of Davao del Sur has been conducting training and facility readiness preparations as part of the pre-implementation phase of its COVID-19 vaccination program.Atty. Herbert Gonzales, Davao del Sur provincial administrator, bared that the series of training provided by the Provincial Health Offic…

Docus on PH intangible cultural heritage now on view

MANILA – The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) has recently launched 10 video documentaries on different Philippine intangible cultural heritage (ICH) elements.The documentaries, which run for an average of 27 minutes, can be viewed in t…

64 MSMEs receive livelihood kits from DTI in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA) - As part of its Livelihood Seeding Program - Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) and Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) Program, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here handed livelihood kits to 64 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the towns of Bato and Pandan last February 18.The kits c…

P11.3-M Korean-funded agri-projects for Claveria town turned- over

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental, Feb. 25 -- Some P11.3 million worth of agri-interventions were officially turned-over and accepted by the Department of Agriculture (DA)-10 to foment the agricultural sector in Claveria, Misamis Oriental.Said completed projects were funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs through the Korea Rural Co…

Gov’t brings services to Brgy Minalwang, Claveria MisOr

CLAVERIA, Misamos Oriental, Feb. 25 - Consistent with the framework of the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP), government agencies brought services to the residents of Barangay Minalwang, Claveria, Misamis Oriental.The conduct of the activity supports the implementation of the ‘Whole-of-Nation’ approach in ending local communist armed confl…

DILG, DOH equip nat’l agencies, LGUs on COVID-19 handling

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 24 (PIA)--To provide guidance and appropriate information to all local government units (LGUs) and government offices in the region, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 in partnership with Department of Health (DOH)-10 discussed protocols in handling COVID-19 outbreak in their respective offices.…

Oaminal urges public to trust gov’t news on vaccine acquisition

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Feb. 24 (PIA)--Ozamiz City Mayor Sancho Fernando Oaminal urged the public and Ozamiznons to trust the government on the country's acquisition of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 vaccines.“We should be vigilant in processing the news through social media. We should only trust the reliable news agency in the govern…

Pasay checks if COVID spike is due to UK variant

One of the three isolation facilites in Pasay City. (PIA NCR file)CALOOCAN CITY, Feb. 25 (PIA) -- The Pasay City Government has taken all the necessary precautions to make certain whether the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the city is due to the coronavirus strain that originated from the United Kingdom (UK). The Public Information Office, in a…

James De los Santos now with 7 golds for 2021

MANILA – Filipino karateka James De los Santos continues his dominant form this year after winning the Adidas USA Karate Open #2.De los Santos, the world number one e-kata player right now, captured the gold medal, his seventh for 2021, after beating Andrei Nedelcu of Romania in the final, 25.1-24.7.De Los Santos first beat Alfredo Bustamante of t…
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