2 neophyte Metro Manila mayors take oaths of office

MANILA – Two neophyte mayors on Sunday took their oath of office seven weeks after upsetting big names of politics in Metro Manila in the last May 13 mid-term elections.Victor ‘Vico’ Sotto, a 29-year-old son of showbiz personalities Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes, took his oath office as mayor of Pasig City administered by Commission on Audit (COA) cha…

New NegOcc guv vows dynamic, responsive leadership

BACOLOD CITY --- Newly installed Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has vowed to lead Negros Occidental with dynamism and stewardship under the slogan “Abanse Negrense” in the next three years. “I assure a dynamic and responsive leadership vested in the premise of true and genuine service because above all, we are public servants and only stewards of thi…

Some P50-M marijuana plants destroyed in Kalinga

MANILA – A three-day operation by the joint operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has resulted in the destruction of PHP49.6-million worth of marijuana plants in Tinglayan, Kalinga province last week, a PNP official reported on Sunday.PNP-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) director, Brig. Ge…

Dagyaw Town Hall Meeting himoon adto sa Sugbo, Bohol media gidapit

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jun. 26 (PIA)—Agi og pagpangandam alang sa ika upat nga State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, usa  ka town hall meeting ang ipahigayon sa Sugbo.Kini aron kahatagan og kahigayunan ang mga katawhan sa pagpatin-aw sa mga hisgutanan nga angayan matuki sa Presidente ug kaaksyonan sa mga natungdan nga …

SK officials play vital role in   campaign vs illegal drugs

LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, June 30 (PIA)-- The local government unit of Labangan town, in partnership with the Philippine National Police and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation, joined the kickoff celebration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT) at the Municipal Covered Court here on June 26.IDADAIT is a yea…

Nutrition Council promotes balanced health thru proper nutrition

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, June 30 (PIA) -- This year’s observance of Nutrition Month campaign will focus on promoting a balanced healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and physical fitness activities.During the Isabela City Nutrition Council meeting, City Nutrition Action Officer Jecielyn Puno presented to the members the national plan for the mo…

Lami-Lamihan Festival highlights Lamitan's vision in thematic floats

LAMITAN CITY, BASILAN, June 30 (PIA)--Thematic floats depicting the vision for the development of Lamitan City were displayed at the kick-off parade of the 36th Lami-Lamihan Festival in Basilan on June 26.The ten entries coming from the different schools in the city compete for the coveted prize of P40,000.00  for the best float. Each float depict…

Giving alms to street beggars is against the law - CSWDO

ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 30 (PIA) -- Giving alms, whether in cash or kind to street beggars or mendicants is against the Anti-Mendicancy Law, or Presidential Decree No. 1563, an official from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) here reminds.Uldarico Fabian, division head in the CSWDO, said it is against the law to give money, food o…

Medal for Valor recipient Gen. Sobejana is new Westmincom commander

ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 30 (PIA) – Medal for Valor recipient Major General Cirilito Sobejana  on June 28  officially assumed the post of Commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) after ceremonies held in Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Bagong Calarian here.Maj. Gen. Sobejana assumed the post from Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega who retired from the s…

Water shortage, unserviceable equipment greet new Laoag officials

LAOAG CITY -- Broken pipes, unserviceable generator and escalator at the Laoag City General Hospital and supermarket greeted a transition team, which made an accounting of the properties of the city government prior to the turnover to new officials, who were elected in the last May 13 mid-term polls.Mayor-elect Michael Marcos Keon led the group th…

Palace hands off Ombudsman’s withdrawal of cases vs. Aquino

MANILA -- Malacañang said it will keep its hands off the Office of the Ombudsman's decision to move for the withdrawal of the graft and usurpation of authority cases filed against former President Benigno Aquino III at the Sandiganbayanx for his role in the Mamasapano incident in 2015.Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo reiterated that t…

DOST-Pagasa says shallow LPA and TD Egay to enhance Habagat

Egay, shallow LPA, palalakasin ang Habagat

DND calls for vigilance anew after Sulu bomb attack

MANILA --- The Department of National Defense (DND) on Sunday called on the public for continued vigilance following the bomb attack at the tactical command post of the 1st Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) in Barangay Kajatian, Indanan, Sulu, which killed around eight people, including three soldiers, and wounded 22 others last June 28."The DND cal…

Hear our story: IP leaders rally int’l community aid vs. CPP-NPA

Sangguniang Panlalawigan of La Union holds turnover ceremony

SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 30 (PIA) -- A turnover ceremony of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of La Union was held during its 155th regular session on June 25 at SP Hall, Provincial Capitol, this city.  On the occasion, outgoing Vice Governor Aureo Augusto Q. Nisce relinquished his legislative responsibilities to Vice Governor-elect Mario Eduardo C…

Tagalog News: LGU Gensan may bagong selyo

LUNGSOD NG HENERAL SANTOS, Hunyo 30 (PIA)-- Matapos ang ilang buwang paghihintay, masayang ibinalita ng pamahalaang lokal ng syudad ng Heneral Santos kamaikailan ang pagkakaroon nito sa wakas ng bagong opisyal na selyo. Prinisinta mismo ni Kagawad Shandee Llido-Pestaño ang bagong selyo noong Lunes sa regular session ng Sangguniang Panlungsod, ayon…

Gensan caps environment month with mangrove, coastal clean-up

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 30 – A mangrove and coastal clean-up tomorrow will cap the month-long celebration of environment month here according to City Public Information Office (CPIO Chief Rombel Catolico.He said officials and employees of the city government, national government agencies, private sector, and other stakeholders will troop to the …

Tagalog News: Mahigit 400 establisyemento sa Gensan sasailalim sa greenhouse gas inventory

LUNGSOD NG HENERAL SANTOS, Hunyo 30 (PIA) – Mahigit 400 na establisyemento sa lungsod ang planong isasailalim sa tinatawag na “greenhouse gas emission inventory” matapos mapirmahan ng lokal na pamahalaan, sa pangunguna ni Mayor Ronnel Rivera, at Engr. Rener Tandugon na syang nagrerepresenta sa Mindanao State University (MSU), ang isang Memorandum …

Tagalog News: 17th Yaman Gensan Trade Fair binuksan

LUNGSOD NG HENERAL SANTOS, Hunyo 30 – Binuksan noong Lunes sa Veranza Mall ang isang trade far exhibit ng mga produkto at serbisyong ipinagmamalaki ng lungsod bilang bahagi ng taunang selebrasyon ng Yaman Gensan.Ayon kay Rombel Catolico, Hepe ng City Public Information Office (CPIO) 26 na mga exhibitors at negosyante ang lumahok sa naturang trade …

CORDS convenes to address peace, dev’t priorities in N. Mindanao

MALAYBALAY, BUKIDNON -- Northern Mindanao have come up with several strategies to strengthen partnership and collaboration in implementing programs and projects that support the region's peace and development agenda.This as Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar presided over the Joint Region 10 Regional …

Isolated rains over PH on Sunday as Egay moves west northwest

MANILA -- Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms due to southwest monsoon (habagat) will prevail over the archipelago, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday. In its 3 a.m. forecast, PAGASA said the center of tropical depression "Egay&qu…

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sun. June 30, 2019

INQUIRER -- Islamic state claims Sulu suicide bombingPHILIPPINE STAR -- Rody marks 3rd year: The best is yet to comeMANILA BULLETIN -- The dawn of new leaders in Philippine politicsDAILY TRIBUNE -- Spratlys for Leila, loverMANILA TIMES -- Palace sitting on P1.4B calamity fund - CoAMANILA STANDARD -- High alert in MM after Sulu blastBUSINESS MIRROR…

Ilonggos warned vs. leptospirosis

ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo City Health Office (CHO) reiterated its call on Saturday for the public to avoid wading through floodwaters especially with the onset of the rainy season to prevent contracting leptospirosis.Dr. Bernard Caspe, city health officer, said Iloilo City has already recorded five cases of leptospirosis with one death based on th…

3-man Steel qualify for Haining Challenger

MANILA -- Basilan staved off being undermanned and trounced their Mongolian opponents in the qualifying round of the FIBA 3x3 Haining Challenger in China on Saturday.The Steel, known in the tournament as Isabela City Chooks, had to play with only three men in the entirety of both games as Franky Johnson's visa was approved a bit too late.But t…

16 villages in NoCot town ‘drug-cleared’

COTABATO CITY -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 12 (Soccsksargen) on Friday made public that 16 out of 24 villages in Kabacan, North Cotabato are “drug-cleared".Director of PDEA-12, Naravy Duquiatan, together with Kabacan Mayor Herlo Guzman Jr. and representatives of the police and military, led the program during which village…

NCRPO on full alert in wake of Sulu blast

MANILA -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is now on full alert following the blast that rocked the town of Indanan in Sulu, killing three soldiers and wounding nine others on Friday.NCRPO director, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said while there are no specific threats in Metro Manila, they always consider the metropolis as a potent…

New Iloilo guv pushes for social justice through collaboration

ILOILO CITY -- The administration of social justice is attained through collaboration, elected Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. said in his speech during his oath-taking on Friday afternoon.The new governor, who succeeded his father Arthur Defensor Sr., said work in public service does not only end in the delivery of basic services but also inc…

'Sinag' exhibit opens at Aguinaldo museum

KAWIT, Cavite – In its bid to propagate profound regard for nationhood not just for its on-campus community but for a wider audience, the Museo De La Salle (MDLS) has brought its “Sinag: Tracing Emilio Aguinaldo’s Palate” at the Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo (MEA) on Friday (June 28).It features a chronological presentation, from Aguinaldo's child…

Wet weekend due to LPA, ‘habagat’

MANILA -- Most parts of the country will have to brace for a wet weekend as rains are expected due to a low-pressure area (LPA) and the southwest monsoon (habagat).In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was last spotted 970 km. east of Juban, S…

Japan defense force flotilla to arrive in Subic for 3-day visit

MANILA -- The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) Escort Flotilla One will dock off at the Alava Wharf at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) in Olongapo City for a goodwill visit from Monday to Wednesday.The flotilla, consisting of the JS Izumo (DDH-183), JS Murusame (DD-101), and JS Akebono (DD-108), will arrive at about 10 a.m. …

CORDS turns over 50 houses to Bukidnon town

Piñol enjoys PRRD's trust, confidence: Palace

MANILA – Malacañang on Friday clarified that Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo R. Duterte following the former’s resignation late this week.When asked to explain the Chief Executive’s remarks that the agriculture chief is talkative but not corrupt, Presidential Spokesperson Salvad…

Sulu blast is to disrupt ongoing anti-terror ops: Army spox

MANILA -- The explosion at a 1st Brigade Combat Team checkpoint in Barangay Kajatian, Indanan, Sulu that killed five people, including three soldiers, and wounded nine others on Friday was aimed at disrupting anti-terror operations in the area."This attack is meant to disrupt the intensified security operations and our operational tempo follo…

Make the most of digitech, DICT exec urges public

CARMONA, Cavite -- Amid a fast-changing digital landscape across the world, a senior consultant of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) urged the public to take advantage of technological breakthroughs in various ways.Former DICT undersecretary Monchit Ibrahim made this call to some 400 participants from local governm…

SC grants writ of habeas data plea of Leyte 'narco-solon'

MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) handed down a writ of habeas data in favor of Leyte 3rd District Rep. Vicente S. E. Veloso, who was on the narco-list disclosed by President Rodrigo Duterte last March.In a resolution dated June 17 and released Friday, the SC referred the case of Veloso to the Court of Appeals (CA) for hearing and resolution.The Le…

Panelo downplays impeachment talks vs. PRRD

MANILA -- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo believes a bid to oust President Rodrigo R. Duterte is unlikely to prosper in Congress as impeachment is a numbers game.This came after Panelo was asked to comment about interpretations that the Chief Executive's anger in a recent interview shows fear of impeachment."How can a President …

CAR Poverty Reduction, Livelihood & Employment Cluster organized

Community volunteers serve as  officials for a day in Kapangan

NNC-CAR readies for Nutrition Month celebration

NBI to open Tabuk satellite office

DSWD-CAR presents new 4Ps law

RDC all set for Cordillera Month celebration

Ifugao Guv turns over PLGU’s properties to new officials

LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 27 (PIA) - - Ensuring smooth local governance  transition  for continued service to the people, the outgoing  administration formally turned-over the properties, assets and documents of the provincial local  government unit (PLGU) to incoming elected officials in a ceremony held at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan hall here on Jun…

Ifugao town officials sworn into office

Ifugao town officials sworn into officeLAGAWE, Ifugao, June  27 (PIA) - - Elected municipal  officials of this capital town of the province are now ready to assume their respective functions next week after they were sworn into office on Tuesday.Judge Pascual Kimayong, Jr.  of Branch 14, Municipal Trial Court administered the mass oath taking of t…

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sat. June 29, 2019

INQUIRER -- Du30 told: Impeaching president not a crimePHILIPPINE STAR -- Super majority won't impeach Rody - PalaceMANILA BULLETIN -- China warns of threats to global orderDAILY TRIBUNE -- SAF 44 case rebootedMANILA TIMES -- 'Seeking US help could lead to war'MANILA STANDARD -- Rody: Impeach me, I jail youBUSINESS MIRROR -- Freedom fr…

Reds enemies of development: DND chief

MANILA -- The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) are the enemies of development, hence the spate of persona non grata declarations coming from local government units (LGUs), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Thursday.This was his response when sought for a comment on why more and more LGUs are declaring the co…

Anti-sub helis capable of disaster response missions

MANILA -- Aside from detecting, hunting and if necessary sinking hostile submarines, the Philippine Navy (PN)'s two newly-acquired AgustaWestland (now Leonardo) AW-159 anti-submarine helicopters are capable of doing tasks aimed at the preservation of human life especially in times of disasters.This was stressed by Navy spokesperson Captain Jon…

PCOO roadshow enlightens various sectors on ‘Rehabinasyon’

Guidicelli completes Scout Ranger orientation course

MANILA -- Screen actor and Philippine Army (PA) reservist probationary 2nd Lt. Matteo Guidicelli graduated from the Scout Ranger Orientation Course at the Scout Ranger School, First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSSR) at Camp Tecson, Bulacan Thursday.Along with the 97 other graduates composed of officers and Philippine Military Academy cadets, Guidicelli…

DTI’s Bahandi Trade Fair surpasses sales target, proves success of local entrepreneurs

TACLOBAN CITY, June 28 (PIA) -- The Bahandi Regional Trade Fair of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Regional Office 8, which was held on June 10-13, surpassed its target from P1.5 million to P2.6 million, which only proved the success of the region’s local entrepreneurs.Dubbed “Celebrating Freedom and Festivals,” the trade fair was the…

Youth group advocates for tobacco-free communities

TACLOBAN CITY, June 28 (PIA) -- In consonance with the celebration of World No-Tobacco Month this June, a group of youth named Smoke-free Squad, in cooperation with the Regional Anti-Tobacco Network composed of representatives from the national government agencies, local government units and other stakeholders, strengthened the advocacy campaign f…

DILG launches Bayanihan Federalism, taps retirees as volunteer advocates

MAASIN CITY, June 28 (PIA) -- As the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) continues its advocacy on the advantages of a Federal Government, a group of retired employees and senior citizens throughout the province of Southern Leyte has committed its voluntary support on the advocacy campaign.In a meeting held recently at the DILG …

Tagalog News: Kapitolyo ng Rizal nakiisa sa 2nd Quarter NSED

Initial phase of SRO CARP project completed

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, June 28 -- Five months after its launching in Caraga region, the first phase of the Self-Reliant Organizations for Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (SRO CARP) implemented by the Department of labor and Employment - Surigao del Norte Provincial Office (DOLE-SDNPO) has finally come to its completion.The SRO-CARP…

Rainy Friday due to LPA, southwest monsoon

MANILA -- Most areas of the country will experience rainy weather on Friday due to a low pressure area (LPA) and the southwest monsoon.In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said a low pressure area was spotted 960 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.The trough of the …

Hunt on vs. gunmen in Maguindanao ambush

COTABATO CITY – Police are in pursuit of armed men who ambushed and killed two persons, including an Indigenous People (IP) community leader, and seriously wounded another in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on Wednesday night.Major Gilbert Acorbo, Ampatuan police chief, identified the fatalities as Teduray IP chieftain Orlando Santos, and his son Michael, b…

3 centenarians sa Antipolo tumanggap ng cash incentive

LUNGSOD NG ANTIPOLO, Rizal, Hunyo 28--  Php 300,000 ang inihandog na pagkilala ng Pamahalaang Panglungsod ng Antipolo sa tatlong senior citizens na umabot ang edad sa 100 taong gulang. Sumaya ang kaarawan ng naturang mga centenarians nang matanggap ang cash incentive mula sa pamahalaang lungsod at Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD…

Charges filed vs. 3 Koreans for importation of trash

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Three South Korean nationals are facing criminal charges over the importation of several tons of garbage that arrived at a local port last year, a Bureau of Customs (BOC-10) official said Thursday.John Simon, BOC-10 Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT) sub-port collector, identified those he sued as Chul Soo Cho, …