DILG lauds Marikina over obstruction-free roads

MANILA -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has lauded the city government of Marikina for being an obstruction-free city.During a meeting with Metro Manila mayors on Monday, DILG Sec. Eduardo Año told Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro that Marikina has no problem in cleaning its city because it is already clean."Sa Ma…

Quirino Bamboo Industry Cluster holds 1st business meeting

NV power coop gives aid to upland schoolers

NV bats for Seal of Good Local Governance

MMSU professors train on renewable energy, smart grid aps

BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte -- A professor from the Ashikaga University (AU) in Japan visited the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) here on Tuesday to train its researchers and engineering professors on renewable energy and smart grid applications.Prof. Yoshihita Sato is an expert in power electronics for renewable energy, floating offshore wind…

Over 2,000 Listahanan beneficiaries in Quezon City receive UCT cash grants

LTFRB-1 slates info caravan on PUV modernization in La Union

Ilocos Norte lawyer falls in drug buy-bust operation

LAOAG CITY -- Anti-illegal drug operatives on Monday arrested a lawyer in a drug bust in Barangay 10 here.Chief M/Sgt. Harold Nicolas, team leader of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU), in an interview said lawyer Michael Llaguno, 43, a resident of Barangay 1 Ricarte, Batac City has been on the drug watch list of the Philippine National P…

DENR-1 stages first Gawad Parangal, recognizes partners on environment protection

SSS-La Union cracks down contribution evaders thru RACE campaign

Duterte appoints Velasco, Salamat as MWSS board members

MANILA -- Malacañang announced the appointment of retired Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Salamat and Reynaldo Velasco as members of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System's (MWSS) board of trustees.Salamat and Velasco's appointment papers were signed over the weekend, as seen from the list of presidential appointees released by Malacañang on W…

Sugarcane farmers benefit from DOLE’s health services

Ginebra denies TNT of semis sweep

MANILA -- A gamble of starting five global-standard guards paid off for Barangay Ginebra as it kept TNT KaTropa from scoring a sweep in their best-of-five PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals against TNT with an 80-72 Game 3 win at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Tuesday night.Facing elimination, coach Tim Cone went small-ball to start th…

Brahminy Kite found in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY, July 31---The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XII on Monday, July 29 secured the safety of a Brahminy Kite after it was turned over to the agency by a concerned citizen. According to Evangeline Marfil, chairperson of Bgy. Katipunan, Sto. Nino town in South Cotabato, a concerned citizen named Raymond Tejada fo…

PNP to assist Lotto operators in re-opening outlets

MANILA -- Police units are ready to assist Lotto operators in removing closure signages placed in their outlets, which were shut down following President Rodrigo Duterte's order for the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to cease all of its gaming operations last week.This development came about after the Chief Executive on Tuesday o…

Houses damaged in Batanes quakes now at 266 

MANILA -- The number of houses damaged by the twin earthquakes that jolted Itbayat, Batanes on Saturday has climbed to 266, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its update Wednesday morning.This can be broken down into 185 totally and 81 partially damaged, the report signed and released by NDRRMC executive d…

RMFB9, ZSPPO receive gold award for proficiency

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 31 (PIA)- The Philippine National Police (PNP) awarded both the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB-9) of Zamboanga City and Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office (ZSPPO) the highly-coveted  Gold Eagle Award.The RMFB-9 and ZSPPO were conferred proficient status after accomplishing the requirements of the Proficiency sta…

Children bear brunt of human trafficking: UN chief

ANKARA, Turkey -- Children are one of the most affected victims of human trafficking, UNited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on July 30."Human trafficking is a heinous crime happening all around us. The victims -- 30% of which are children -- are subject to forced labor, sexual exploitation and other forms of abuse,” Guterres …

AgNor PWDs join paralympics

BUTUAN CITY, July 31 (PIA) - Despite their condition, the persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Agusan del Norte actively participated in the multi-sports during the paralympics held here recently.The PWDs played volleyball tournament (men and women); basketball; bowling; and dart games.Gina Narvasa, 46 years old from Carmen, Agusan del Norte, was o…

Mactan airport Terminal 2 refreshment bar wins int’l award

CEBU CITY -- The Mactan Cebu International Airport continues to gain global fame after its “The Cabin Bar” is recognized as Asia Pacific Airport Bar of the Year.Avigael Ratcliffe, head of the Corporate Affairs and Branding Department of GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), said The Cabin Bar won the award during the Airport Food and Beve…

Cebuano deputy speaker vows to be 'Visayan voice' in Congress

CEBU CITY – Cebu 3rd District Representative Pablo John Garcia on Wednesday said his election as Deputy Speaker of the 18th Congress will be put to good use to advance the interest of Cebu and the Visayas.Garcia confirmed in a phone interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that he was chosen on Tuesday by his peers in the House of Represent…

Baguio eyes reopening Loakan Airport in 2020

BAGUIO CITY -- The city government is mulling the reopening of the Loakan Airport, which ceased commercial operations in the 1990s, through a public-private partnership (PPP).In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Mayor Benjamin Magalong said he would meet with officials of the Department of Transportation on Wednesday (July 31) to…

Southwest monsoon brings scattered rains Wednesday

MANILA -- The prevailing southwest monsoon (habagat) will bring scattered rain showers over some areas in Luzon Wednesday.In its weather advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said monsoon rains will be experienced over the provinces of Pangasinan, Zambales, and Bataan due to the southwe…

WQMA indorses resolution for waste water treatment facility in Lake Buhi

GenSan steps up border control vs. ASF, other diseases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The city government has stepped up efforts to protect the area’s border for the possible entry of critical animal diseases, especially the African Swine Fever (ASF).Dr. Antonio Marin, head of the City Veterinary Office, said Tuesday they are closely coordinating with the Bureau of Animal Industry-Veterinary Quarantine Servic…

PCSO offices in GenSan, SoCot continue charity services

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) units here and in South Cotabato province continued with their charity services in the wake of the closure of its gaming operations over the weekend on orders from President Rodrigo Duterte.Misael Hamak, officer-in-charge of the PCSO-South Cotabato branch, said Tuesday their offic…

Marijuana bricks seized from minors in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY -- Three young adults and four minors were arrested on Sunday evening for transporting marijuana, with an estimated value of PHP2.88 million.Rosel Sarmiento, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Cordillera information officer, identified the three adults as Ariston Antonio, 18; Stacey Gerodiaz, 18, male, resident of Tarlac; and Da…

Tagalog News: Recto bank 22, benepisyaryo ng iba’t ibang programa ng DOLE

CDO to host 13th National Health Research confab

Gov. Espino awards cash rewards to medalists of PWD nat’l sports fest

Governor Amado I. Espino, III took pride in lauding the Pangasinense persons with disabilities (PWDs) for bagging the second place in the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently-Abled (PHILSPADA) national competition held in Bulacan on May 22-31.On July 29 shortly after the regular flag-raising ceremony at the Capitol Plaza, Governor Esp…

DENR, EMB invest in youth for campaign on solid waste management in Soccksargen

KORONADAL CITY, July 30-- Top officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Region 12 enunciated their desire to invest in the youth sector for their campaign on proper waste disposal in Soccsksargen. In a statement, DENR XII Regional Executive Director Dr. Sabdullah C. Abubaca…

PRO1 adjudged as the country’s best in police-community relations

South Cotabato youth joins fight against fake news

Bong Go open to probe PCSO, PhilHealth alleged corruption issues

MANILA -- Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said he is open to conducting a Senate investigation into the alleged anomalies in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).Go said the interest of the Filipino people should be put above everything else and those who committed corrupt…

Metro mayors to comply with 60-day road clearing countdown

MANILA -- Local chief executives of Metro Manila on Monday heeded President Rodrigo Duterte's call to clear streets and thoroughfares of obstruction in order to ease traffic congestion.Neophyte Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, along with the other mayors, vowed to comply with the President’s directive as he stressed that his co-officials share the…

300 ka mga residente nakapahimulos sa ‘Hatid Serbisyo’ sa Army

KIBAWE, Bukidnon, July 19 (PIA)—Kapin 300 ka mga residente ang nakapahimulos sa “Hatid serbisyo caravan para sa kapayapaan (Service for Peace)” bag-ohay pa lang pinaagi sa paghatag sa libreng serbisyo ngadto sa hilit nga barangay Cagawasan, Kibawe, Bukidnon.Midugang ang ka-bibo sa “Hatid Serbisyo” tungod kay dungan usab kini sa “mass surrender” ko…

Tagalog News: Mga estudyante sa MSU-GenSan hinikayat na suportahan ang FOI Program

LUNGSOD NG HENERAL SANTOS, Hulyo 30 (PIA) – Nakiisa ang mga estudyante ng Mindanao State University – General Santos sa pagsusulong na maisabatas ang Freedom of Information o FOI.Umabot sa mahigit 500 estudyante ang dumalo sa FOI Campus Caravan na naglalayong mabigyan ng access ang publiko lalo na ang mga kabataan sa mga impormasyong hawak ng goby…

Southwest monsoon brings rains in Luzon Tuesday

MANILA -- The southwest monsoon will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over most parts of Luzon Tuesday.In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the provinces of Zambales and Bataan will experience monsoon rains while Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas and the r…

Cebuano News: Militia ng Bayan misurender, CPP-NPA gideklarang persona non grata

KIBAWE, Bukidnon, July 19 (PIA)--Bagang du-ot sa mga “Militia ng Bayan kon rebel supporters” ang misurender, nagkahiusa, ug nagtapok bag-ohay pa lang didto sa “covered court” sa Barangay Cagawasan, Kibawe, Bukidnon aron ipahibalo sa publiko nga undangon na niini ang suporta ngadto sa mga komunistang CPP-NPA ug ideklara kini nga Persona Non Grata.”

The future of BPO industry in PH

Allianz PNB Life to support PH athletes in ASEAN Para Games

MANILA — Allianz PNB Life expressed its support for the Philippine para obstacle course racing team for the 2020 ASEAN Para Games by becoming its official life insurance partner.Allianz PNB Life signed a memorandum of understanding with the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation and the Philippine Paralympic Committee to become the Philippine para-O…

93 lotto outlets in Cordillera closed

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- All the 93 lotto, small town lottery (STL), Keno and other outlets sanctioned by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the Cordillera region have been closed down following the directive of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.Brig. Gen. Ephraim Dickson, Police Regional Office Cordillera director, said in an interview…

Community help crucial in law enforcement work

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet -- The head of the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) said effective law enforcement and suppression of crimes in the region are a result of the good relationship between the police and the community.“Our law enforcement, the implementation of laws as well as the prevention of criminality and the suppression of crimina…

Tagalog News: Pagsasanay hinggil sa 'IP studies', isinagawa sa Nueva Ecija

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tue. July 30, 2019

INQUIRER -- Fraud depleting funds of PhilHealth - LacsonPHILIPPINE STAR -- 'PCSO's direct medical subsidies to continue'MANILA BULLETIN -- PNP fears jueteng resurgenceDAILY TRIBUNE -- Lotto revival likely, but...MANILA TIMES -- PCSO closure temporaryMANILA STANDARD -- SC goes after judges linked to PCSO messBUSINESS MIRROR -- DOLE draf…

DENR opens first wildlife rescue center in Soccsksargen

Nominees for Parangal sa Matatag na Pamilyang OFW in CV opens

CEBU CITY, July 17 (PIA) --- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region 7 is now accepting nominations for the Search for the Parangal sa Matatag na Pamilyang OFW or Model OFW Family of the Year Awardees (MOFYA) 2019, according to OWWA-7 Labor Communications Officer Raquel S. Abello.Abello said the award is an initiative that aims t…

CV orgs call for PWDs' accessibility 

Malasakit Center now open in Siquijor

Cebuano News: Igsoon, anak sa PWD pwede motubos sa bansay sa AVRC

Cebuano News: Lokal nga kagamhanan katimbang pagpatuman sa katungod sa PWDs

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 18, (PIA)—Dako og mahimo ang mga kagamhanan nga local aron ikapadangat na ang mga pribilihiyo nga gilatid sa balaod alang sa mga tawo nga dunay kabilinggan o persons with disability (PWD).Kini mitumaw human napabati sa mga PWDs nga may mga pipila pa ka lugar sa Bohol diin sila gihikawan pa gihapon sa ilang mga pribilih…

Panglao airport technologies model for the country -DOTr

P 2.2 B “Build, Build, Build” for Bohol ports infra devt -PPA

Aklan senior citizens told to be more patient, honest

KALIBO, Aklan, July 29 (PIA) -- "Have a little more patience," is the appeal of  Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO) Evangelina Gallega to Aklanon senior citizens who, up to this time, have not yet received their social pension.Gallega aired this appeal in an interview over a radio station here to enlighten the publ…

PWD dragon boat team bags two race trophies

Tokhang responders join 1st Prov’l Drug Summit

OWWA opens Biz Plan Competition for Filipino seafarers

CEBU CITY, July 19 (PIA) -- A  new opportunity awaits Filipino seafarers working abroad and who are planning to retire soon and thinking of investing their savings into business as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) opens the 2019 NRCO-ISP Business Plan Competition for overseas workers.The business plan competition is a Public-Priv…

Aklanon News: Mga senior citizens sa Aklan, ginapahaba ro pasensya

KALIBO, Aklan, Hulyo 29 (PIA) -- Gin apelar ni Evangelina Gallega, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO) sa mga senior citizens sa Aklan  nga pahabaon pa gid ro pasensya bangud nga hasta makaron hay owa gihapon nakabaton ku andang social pension para sa mga buean halin it Enero hasta Hunyo it dag-on ngara halin sa Department of…

Majority of PH regions to join Sandugo Trade Expo in Bohol

Southwest monsoon brings rains over PH; LPA spotted

MANILA -- The southwest monsoon (habagat) would bring isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in most parts of the country as a new low pressure area (LPA) was spotted west of Dagupan City in Pangasinan.In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that as of 3 a.m., the LPA …

CAR stakeholders hold workshop for peace and development plans  

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Mon. July 29, 2019

INQUIRER -- Duque firm bagged millions in DoH dealsPHILIPPINE STAR -- "STL fronts of jueteng earn P73-B annually'MANILA BULLETIN -- Batanes rescue, relief underwayDAILY TRIBUNE -- Plea snowballs to indict LeniMANILA TIMES -- PCSO 'cheated' govt - PalaceMANILA STANDARD -- Massive lotto losses fearedBUSINESS MIRROR -- Fallout from s…

NegOr biz leader pushes for digital education

CEBU CITY, July 23 (PIA) -- A business leader in the province of Negros Oriental is pushing to improve the global competitiveness of the labor force through the digitization of the basic education system in all public senior high schools in Central Visayas.In a statement, Edward Du, who serves as the Regional Governor of the Philippine Chamber of …

BAPTC holds 2nd Highland Vegetable Festival

Cebuano News: Publiko, gi-awhag ni Duterte sa pagsumbong sa korupsyon 

MANILA, July 23 (PIA)--Gi-awhag ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang publiko nga i-report ang mga kaso sa korupsyon sa gobyerno.Sa iyang ika-upat nga State of the Nation Address (SONA) niadtong Lunes, miingon ang Presidente nga mahimong i-report sa bisan kinsa ang kaso sa korupsyon ug uban pang reklamo sa Palasyo sa Malakanyang pinaagi sa 8888 hotlin…

SEC advises public to be wary of Ponzi scheme

Pres. Duterte visits wake of cops killed in NegOr 

DTI strengthens countryside businesses in CV

PRC  Benguet to hold bloodletting activity on July 31

Nearly 3K villagers affected by Batanes quakes: OCD

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela – Almost 3,000 people were affected by the four earthquakes that shook Itbayat, Batanes on Saturday, Cagayan Valley regional civil defense officials reported on Sunday.Citing reports from the Batanes province, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) has recorded 2,963 victims in five barangays in Itbayat, an island-town closer to…

P800-M outdoor theme park in Silay City to open in October

SILAY CITY – Bacolod-based developer Aton Land and Leisure Inc. will open "Magikland", the first outdoor theme park in the Visayas, in Barangay Guinhalaran here this coming October.Company president Reynaldo Bantug said they are investing at least PHP800 million to develop a world-class, one-stop entertainment destination in Negros Occid…