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DILG Camiguin gears up monitoring functionality

CAMIGUIN, Aug. 27 (PIA)--To present salient features of the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Memorandum Circular on 2018 Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Audit, DILG Camiguin conducted a provincial roll-out orientation, gearing up monitoring of its functionality. This is due to the changes of the modes of verification (MOVs) required for submission per indicator pillar, in which local government unit ADAC Focal Persons are required to upload the necessary MOVs to the system for evaluation and assessment by the Audit Provincial Team (APT).Held August 8 at DILG Camiguin Provincial Office, the workshop is in preparation to the Performance Audit of ADACs in the Provincial, and Municipal levels covering CY 2018 scheduled in the 3rd-4th week of August. As per said Memo Circular, ADAC Performance Audit aims to: (1) assess the functionality and effectiveness of local ADACs based on existing issuances and policies, (2) determine ADAC-initiated or ADAC-endorsed…

DILG Camiguin urges CSOs to apply for accreditation

CAMIGUIN, Aug. 27 (PIA)--To enhance the awareness of CSOs on the importance of civil society participation and increase their capacity to effectively engage in local governance, and, at the same time, the requirements for accreditation, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin in partnership with the Provincial Government of Camiguin conducted a CSO Conference, August 7, 2019 at Sanggunian Panlalawigan Session Hall, Mambajao, here.Led by DILG Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla, the activity was participated by 22 Civil Society Organization (CSO) representatives in the province. The objective of the activity was to enhance the current local development by incorporating the participation of the CSOs in local government structure.Abadilla urged the CSOs to take part in the LGUs’ program planning, implementation and monitoring at the local level, cited their significance in local development councils, and encouraged the organizations to extensively ad…

Tagalog News: Bagong National Police Clearance System binuksan sa Lanao del Norte

LANAO DEL NORTE, Aug. 20 (PIA)--Ayon kay Police Major Rodolfo M. Dongiapon, hepe ng Tubod Municipal Station, malaking karangalan ang maging pioneering sa National Police Clearance sa Lanao del Norte.Dahil dito, mas mabilis ang pagkuha ng clearance dahil computerized at online na ang application.Sa pagkuha ng national police clearance kailangan lang magfill-up ng application form at magbayad ng P150 sa Land Bank of the Philippines.Kailangang personal na kukunin ang police clearance nang sa gayun makunan ng fingerprints, litrato at pirma ng aplikante.Sa pamamagitan ng bagong sistema, mabilis nang makikita ang mga kriminal records ng aplikante. Kapag ang aplikante ay may kriminal records, dapat muna niyang iresolba ang kaso bago siya makakuha ng police clearance. Wala pang 10 minutes ay makukuha na ang clearance na may bisa hanggang anim na buwan na pwede ring gamiting valid ID.Ang bagong sistema ng pagkuha ng police clearance ay hindi basta-bastang mapepeke dahil may unique QR code ang …

Cebuano news: Malacañang mideklara sa Sept 2 nga ‘holiday’ sa Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, August 30 (PIA)—Gideklara sa Malacañang ang Lunes, Septyembre 2,  isip “special non-working holiday” sa Bukidnon alang sa kasaulogan sa ika-105 nga anibersaryo sa pagkamugna isip probinsya kon “105th founding anniversary.”Pinaagi sa ‘Proclamation No. 799’ nga pinirmahan ni Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea niadtong milabay’ng 28 sa Agosto 2019, ubos sa mando ni President Rodrigo Duterte, gideklara ang September 2, adlaw’ng Lunes ning tuig isip ‘holiday’ sa tibuok probinsya.Hinuon, miingon si Gov. Zubiri nga ang mga seremonyas ipahigayon gihapon kini sa Septyembre 01, adlaw’ng Domingo.Ubos niini nga proklamasyon, si President Duterte miingon nga angayan gayod magselebrar ang katawhan sa Bukidnon busa hatagan sila sa tibuok kahigayonan aron makigduyog sa okasyon ug uban pang kasadya sumala sa gitakda nga kalihukan ug seremonya.Busa, aron mahatagan sa insaktong importansya ang maong okasyon, si Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. miingon nga “ang selebrasyo…

Palace declares 02 September a public holiday in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, August 30 (PIA) — Malacañang has declared September 2 of this year as a special non-working day in Bukidnon.This is in commemoration of the province’s 105th founding anniversary.Proclamation No. 799, signed last August 28 by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, by authority of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, proclaimed Monday, 02 September 2019, in lieu of 01 September 2019 that falls on a Sunday, as a holiday in the entire province.In a statement, Gov. Zubiri said that the scheduled civic parade and commemoration rites will still be on Sunday, September 1.In the Proclamation, President Duterte said it is fitting and proper for the people of Bukidnon to be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.The raising of national flag, provincial flag, and the city/municipal flags by mayors and their spouses at the Centennial Stage, Provincial Capitol in Malaybalay City, will highlight the event.To mark its im…

Red Cross Lanao del Norte Chapter holds poster making contest

LALA, Lanao del Norte, Aug. 27 (PIA)-- In celebration of International Humanitarian Law this month, the Philippine Red Cross Lanao del Norte Chapter held a poster making contest at Jurassic Eco Park, Maranding, Lala, here.With the theme, "Protecting the Defenseless In Times of Armed Conflict," the activity aims to promote awareness in the schools as part of the schools resiliency.A total of 15 schools coming from Lala, Kapatagan and Sapad towns participated the poster making contest under the funding support of German Federal Foreign Office and the German Red Cross.The IHL protects people like wounded soldiers, priests, medical personnel and civilians caught in an armed conflict, who are not or are no longer participating in hostilities and restricts the means and method of warfare.Accordingly, Republic Act 9851 or the Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide and other Crimes against Humanity and RA 10530 or the Red Cross and other Emblems Ac…

DepEd to rule on Salugpongan case before September ends

DAVAO CITY--The fate of the suspended 55 Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center Inc. (STICLCI) tribal schools will be known before the end of September, an official of the Department of Education in Region 11 (DepEd 11) said Friday.

Jenielito Atillo, DepEd-11 spokesperson, said the agency's fact-finding team recently concluded the investigation and will soon release a recommendation whether the STICLCI should continue its operations or its permit totally revoked.

Last week, Atillo said STICLCI executives met with the five-member fact-finding team that was created early this month to gather evidence on the school system's alleged ties with the communist rebel movement.

Atillo said the committee's evaluation will be key to the final decision of DepEd-11 regional director, who has been tasked by DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones to decide on the STICLCI case.

"We have gathered enough information already and it's up to the team to hammer their position a…

403rd commander calls on ‘Karapatan’ to investigate NPA’s EJK

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, August 23 (PIA)—Philippine Army’s 403rd Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Edgardo De Leon has called on the rights group ‘Karapatan’ to investigate the reported extra-judicial killings (EJK) and violence of the New People’s Army (NPA) that inflicted agony to members of indigenous peoples and civil society.On 22 August 2019, soldiers of 89th Infantry Battalion of 10th Infantry Division escorted the families of missing persons to validate an eyewitness’ admission that the NPAs killed their relatives and were buried in the wild fields of Digongan village, Kitaotao, Bukidnon.The witness’ statements proved accurate as the PNP-SOCO (Philippine National Police-Scene of the Crime Operatives) exhumed three cadavers—all of whom were later identified as the families’ missing folks.The eyewitness, an IP, recounted how the NPAs abducted and executed retired policeman Joel Rey Galendez; army sergeant Reynante Havana España; and IP leader Datu Dionisio Camarullo Havana in Augus…

LPA spotted east of Northern Luzon

MANILA -- A low-pressure area (LPA) is expected to bring scattered light to moderate, to at times, heavy rains over Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, and northern Aurora on Saturday.The LPA was estimated to be at 485 km. east of Aparri, Cagayan based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) report released at 10 a.m.The weather advisory, however, said the LPA is unlikely to develop into a tropical depression (TD) in the next 48 hours but warned the public to take precautionary measures.Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the LPA will prevail over the Ilocos, Cordillera, Central Luzon, and Bicol regions, as well as Quezon province.For Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, the southwest monsoon or “habagat” will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.Meanwhile, the trough of the LPA will cause the Caraga, Davao, and Soccsksargen regions to experience the same inclement weather.The rest of …

Tagalog News: Simulan sa sarili ang pag-aksyon sa dengue, saad ng PHO LDN

LANAO DEL NORTE, Aug. 20 (PIA)--Sa pagtaas ng kaso ng dengue sa probinsiya, pinalaganap sa lahat na maging alerto sa mabilis na pagtaas ng kaso ng dengue sa iba’t ibang munisipalidad ng probinsya.
Batay sa isinumiting report ng Provincial Health Office simula Enero hanggang Agosto ng taon, may naitalang 2,066 dengue cases at 15 katao na ang namamatay sa probinsya.
Karamihan ng kaso ng dengue ay nanggaling sa bayan ng Sultan Naga Dimaporo na may 430 dengue cases, sinundan ng Lala na may 291, at pumapangatlo ang bayan ng Kapatagan na may 226 dengue cases.
Payo ni Board Member Harris Umpa Ali, chairman ng Department of Health sa probinsya, upang maiwasan ang sakit na ito kay kailangan ang maagang deteksyon at maayos na pamamahala ng kaso.
Ang dengue ay isang sakit sanhi ng virus at wala pang alam na tiyak na gamot o bakuna para dito.  
Kabilang sa mga simtomas ng dengue ang matinding sakit ng ulo, pananakit sa likod ng mata, matinding sakit ng kasukasusan at kalamnan, pagkapagod, pagkahi…

Go helps fire victims in Initao, MisOr

ILIGAN CITY, August 23 (PIA) - "If you are unable to uplift yourself in emergency situations and you need the government’s support, wherever you may be, I will go to you and help you," said Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go to the fire-affected families in the municipality of Initao, Misamis Oriental.Humbly called and prefers to be addressed ‘Bong Go’, the Senator continues his mission in uplifting the lives of households being challenged by calamities through his personal effort in generously imparting assistance for the basic needs of the victims.With the senator’s full-scale attention, government assistance to the fire victims was easily facilitated.Quick response distribution of provisions of the local government unit (LGU) and other government offices like the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO), the Department of Health (DOH), National Housing Authority (NHA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Manageme…

1K families benefit from Maguindanao outreach program

COTABATO CITY -- More than 1,000 families have benefited from a joint medical and dental mission spearheaded by the local government of Shariff Saydona Mustapha (SSM), Maguindanao on Friday.Among the partners of the SSM municipal government in the undertaking were the provincial health office, military, and the office of Senator Nancy Binay.Mayor Sajid Islam Ampatuan said the senator has given rice assistance to the families, most of whom were displaced by a recent military offensive against the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the area.During the program, the Army’s 601st Infantry Brigade provided security and manpower for the distribution of goods to the beneficiaries.“This outreach package aims to bring government services to my town’s farthest barangays whose constituents could hardly come to the town center,” Ampatuan said of the activity held at far-flung Barangay Dasawao.“The welfare of the people always comes first,” he added.Aside from the distribution o…

DPWH builds two-storey lab workshop bldg for Buru-un studes

Info Officers urged to become “influencers”

Davao del Norte Info officers take learning dev't sessions

Davao City LGU sets aside P50-million for flood victims

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 29 (PIA)- The 19th Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Dabaw (City Council) unanimously passed and approved a resolution ordinance putting four barangays under a state of calamity due to the flood last night and provided an amount of P50-Million for food and non-food assistance.These are the barangays of Talomo Proper, Tugbok, Los Amigo and Wangan.Earlier, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council recommended the declaration to assist more or less 3,599 families who were affected by the flood.Marilyn Agonia, assistant head of the City Social Services and Development Office said food and non-food assistance will be given immediately to the victims from the four barangays.She said the food assistance will include rice, viand, noodle, canned goods and coffee while the non-food assistance will include bedding, kitchen utensils and money for the reconstruction of their dwelling.Rodrigo Bustillo, operations head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office…

DepEd Ozamiz opens Division School Press Conference 2019

IP leaders unmask red propaganda in US trip

Kidapawan placed under state of calamity due to dengue

COTABATO CITY -- Officials of Kidapawan City in North Cotabato province have placed the entire locality under a state of calamity on Friday because of the continuing rise in the incidence of dengue.This makes Kidapawan the fifth local government unit in Mindanao to declare such a status due to dengue fever.Kidapawan Mayor Joseph Evangelista said the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) approved the declaration during its regular session on Thursday upon the recommendation of the city disaster risk reduction and management council (CDRRMC).Evangelista has directed concerned city government offices, led by the city disaster unit, to take appropriate action “so that the number of dengue cases” would stop at its current position.“From January 1 to date, 687 patients have contracted the disease, which is 237 percent higher as compared to the same period in 2018, with only 229 patients,” city anti-dengue campaign coordinator, Jasna Sucol, said.Two dengue patients have died, she said, descr…

Bulakenyos commemorate Gat Del Pilar’s 169th birth anniversary

BULAKAN, Bulacan -- Governor Daniel Fernando on Friday called on Bulakenyos to continue reliving the legacy of Bulakenyo hero, Gat. Marcelo H. Del Pilar.Fernando made the call during the commemoration of Del Pilar’s 169th birth anniversary at the Del Pilar Shrine in Barangay San Nicolas here.The governor led thousands of Bulakenyos to pay tribute to the “Great Propagandist” whose writings and wisdom sparked an armed revolt against Spanish colonial rule that paved the way to the nationhood of the Philippines."The heroism of Del Pilar and what he did to our country to be free from abuses and exploitation of the friars and Spanish government then will live and stay, all will be remembered and by commemorating all his contributions, we will remain free," Fernando added.Likewise, the governor said a major change is taking place in this town where Del Pilar was born. “One of the world’s largest and modern airports will be built here in this town,” he said.The governor was referrin…

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

INQUIRERDOF: China respects PH sovereignty on POGOsPHILIPPINE STAR – Rody, Xi in stalemate on SCS arbitral rulingMANILA BULLETINSea row not sum total of PH-China tiesDAILY TRIBUNE – West impedes CoCMANILA TIMES – China snubs arbitral rulingMANILA STANDARD – Xi jilts Duterte on sea claimBUSINESS MIRROR – Water above, none below
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Baguio stays as Batang Pinoy overall champ

MANILA -- Baguio successfully defended its crown in the Batang Pinoy National Finals overall championship in Puerto Princesa City after snaring a total of 27 gold medals as of 3 p.m. of the final competition day on Friday.Baguio, known as the mixed martial arts hotbed of the Philippines, scored 14 golds in wushu and 10 more in muay thai to spark the breakaway from Cebu City.Baguio, which won the overall title last year at home, now has a running total of 48 golds, way more than Cebu City’s 27 golds.Baguio also got 36 silvers and 51 bronzes, while Cebu City collected 22 silvers and 29 bronzes.Despite missing out on the overall title, Cebu City still has something to cheer about as Aldrener Igot completed his quest to become the meet’s most bemedaled athlete.Igot struck gold in the boys’ team event with Khalil Jasper Abella and Kien Zhyron Torreon, edging Renato Joaquin, Nino Gleam Sabile, and Allyson Quiepo of General Santos via shootout and in the mixed team event with Shane Dinopol, …

2 bets withdraw from SoCot 1st district House race

KORONADAL CITY -- One cited “party decision”; the other said he could not challenge a good leader.Two aspirants for South Cotabato province’s first legislative district seat in the October 26 special elections withdrew from the race on Friday.Incumbent Polomolok town councilor Leo Cordova and former Tampakan councilor Richard Ross Barroso filed their respective statements of withdrawal before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office here at past 2 p.m.The move came after the two met with South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. and other leaders in the province.Also present in the meeting was former provincial board member and Polomolok mayor Isidro Lumayag, who was endorsed by the governor on Wednesday as the official candidate of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).Tamayo said Cordova and Barroso decided to withdraw from the race to give way to the candidacy of Lumayag, who is now running unopposed.“For the first time, political leaders in the first district hav…

Reds' ‘purges’ to blame for toll of missing persons in PH

MANILA -- As the Philippines joins the rest of the world in observing the International Day of the Disappeared, a ranking official of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) lambasted the communist group for the senseless purges they have committed against their own ranks in the 1980s and contributed heavily to the toll of the missing persons in the country. "We commiserate with the family of missing persons, many of them gone as early as the purging years of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the 1980s," said Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr., who is also Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief-of-Staff for Civil-Military Operations, in a statement sent to the Philippine News Agency Friday.An estimated 7,000 New People's Army (NPA) fighters and their supporters were reported tortured and killed by the CPP during their series of purges aimed at eliminating moles or undercover agents in the rebel ranks.Parlade sai…

6ID chief honors 2 soldiers hurt in Maguindanao blast

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- The chief of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) here honored two soldiers injured in a recent explosion of an improvised bomb in Maguindanao.

During a brief visit inside the camp infirmary here Thursday, Major Gen. Diosdado Carreon, 6ID commander and head of Joint Task Force Central, pinned Wounded Personnel Medals (WPMs) to Sgt. Archie Dema-ala and Pfc. Narciso Monreal, both of the Army’s 57th Infantry Battalion based in Datu Saudi Ampatuan in this province.

They were injured when a powerful roadside bomb went off in Barangay Bakat, Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao on August 20 while they were conducting a foot patrol operation against outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

Carreon told the wounded soldiers that the pinning of WPMs on them was in recognition of their bravery and commitment to protecting the people from enemies of the state.

Carreon said they are not letting their guards down against the BIFF that has vowed to attack and sow cha…

DOH 3, nagpadala ng teams sa mga lalawigan para i-monitor ang dengue

More vehicles pass through EDSA in 2019: MMDA

MANILA — Vehicles passing through Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) increased by 5.75 percent, or an average of 405,882, for the first eight months this year, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported on Friday.MMDA Spokesperson Asst. Sec. Celine Pialago, in a report sent to the media, said this is an additional 22,054 vehicles as compared to 2018 data, which posted an average of 383,828 vehicles.Starting September until December, the number of vehicles plying Edsa is expected to increase by 20 percent, or 487,058 vehicles, especially during the Christmas season, Pialago said.To address the expected increase in traffic volume, she said the MMDA would continue its strict enforcement of existing policies and create new ones in consultation with the Metro Manila Council (MMC).“Strict enforcement of existing policies until such time magkaroon ulit tayo ng pagkakataong makapag-present sa MMC ng (We’ll have strict enforcement of existing policies until such time we’ll …

DOH sends teams in Central Luzon provinces to monitor dengue cases

Gov. Solon: Sarangani’s momentum to speed up progress

ALABEL, Sarangani, Aug. 30 – Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon projected the next three years would fuel Sarangani Province with the “super momentum” he kept pressing on with his Capitol department heads to fast track programs and projects. “Infrastructure and environment” were among those that Solon identified as his top priorities which he also mentioned in his inaugural speech last June 28 saying, “with God’s help, three years is the exponentially increased momentum that will strengthen and enforce (our) environmental laws” and will double if not triple infrastructure in the upland areas of Sarangani. These remarks have been reiterated by the governor during management committee meetings of Capitol department heads.  Solon said they prioritized major core roads as investments that would provide connectivity to potential areas for agricultural, tourism, fishery and trade expansion which are already incorporated in the development investment plan of Sarangani from 2016 to 2021. This mo…

Science, technology kiosks to rise in six public schools in Los Baños

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, August 30 (PIA) – Good news to science and technology enthusiasts. An information kiosk bearing thousands of science and technology resources in digital format will be made available in six public schools in Los Baños, Laguna.

Known as STARBOOKS, or Science and Technology Academic and Research Based Openly Operated Kiosks, the standalone kiosks offer science and technology resources and video-audio formats placed in user-friendly and specially-designed pods.

The project was funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) while the Department of Science and Technology Region 4A (DOST 4A) assists in the deployment and users training.

The STARBOOKS units were presented during the opening program of "Syensaya Festival" at the University of the Philippines Los Baños Baker Hall last August 28.

The kiosk will be available at the Paciano Rizal Elementary School (PRES) in Brgy. Putho Tuntungin; L…

DTI partners with CSU to measure consumer awareness

Sarangani joins Miss Millennial Philippines 2019

Tagalog News: Mga estudyante sa Antipolo babakunahan kontra tigdas at iba pang sakit

DTI launches Money and Market Encounter for CALABARZON MSMEs

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, August 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry’s Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) recently launched the Money and Market Encounter (MME) at the Tagaytay Country Hotel aiming to be at par (MSMEs) with competition in the global market

Graduates of the DTI’s KMME from the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon were optimistic of acquiring assistance and opportunities from various platforms that can help scale up their business.

Engineer Merly Cruz, Go Negosyo Adviser for MSME Development, underscored the value of MME mentee- graduates, plus its impact on bridging the gap for inclusive growth as the program can link them to different financial institutions and market opportunities.

DTI IV-A Regional Director Marilou Toledo disclosed that by the end of this year, 402 MSMEs under the KMME programed are expected to graduate. Director Toledo likewise acknowledged DTI-Cavite Provincial Director Noly Guevara for hosting the first MME and the Go Negosyo …

S&T crucial in sustainable dev't action plans: NEDA

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna -- An official of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) on Thursday said technology and research are vital in the country’s integrated development plan to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals under the United Nations' Agenda 2030.NEDA Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon, a speaker during Thursday’s opening of the three-day “SyenSaya: the Los Baños Science Festival”, said technology and research are needed to ensure the "effective and efficient use of resources and to advocate for change”.Edillon said 169 targets with 232 indicators, including science and technology for sustainable development, are integrated in the Philippine Development Plan's (PDP) “Ambisyon 2040”.“Sustainable development is really about arriving at the interplay of economic, social and environmental dimensions of development, making sure these are balanced,” she said.Sustainable development, she added, means moderating the present economic growth, which necessarily uses…

PNP deploys over 400 personnel for Pre-SEA Games events

Southwest monsoon brings scattered rains Friday

MANILA -- Scattered rain showers in most of Luzon will prevail Friday due to the southwest monsoon (habagat).The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 4 a.m. weather forecast that the affected areas include Metro Manila, the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Region IV-A (Calabarzon), and the provinces of Marinduque, Mindoro and Romblon.The rest of the country will experience isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.Temperature in Metro Manila ranges from 25-30 degrees Celsius, Tuguegarao City 26-32 degrees Celsius; Baguio City 17-21 degrees Celsius; Metro Cebu 26-31 degrees Celsius; and Metro Davao 25-33 degrees Celsius. (PNA)
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New assets boost Navy capability to defend PH waters

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) will be more capable of securing the country's vast waters and deal with intruding foreign vessels once additional assets are acquired to beef up its inventory.Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad made this statement when asked to comment on reports that the Philippines' capability to stop foreign ship intrusions is weak.To address this, the Navy is acquiring eight fast-attack craft-interdictor-missiles (FAIC-Ms), which is capable of speeds of up to 40 knots; six offshore patrol vessels, two brand-new corvettes and two more "Pohang"-class corvettes from South Korea.Empedrad said President Rodrigo R. Duterte approved this acquisition, which aims to boost the PN numbers and its capabilities to protect the country's waters."(Once these ships arrived), I think we are credible enough to secure all our territorial waters even if it is in Mindanao, Northern Luzon or Visayas Region. Our waters are vast and we n…

DOJ panel junks plea to dismiss sedition raps vs. 'Bikoy', et al.

MANILA -- A panel of state prosecutors hearing the sedition and other cases arising from the revelations of whistleblower Peter Joemel Advincula, in connection with a plot to destabilize the Duterte administration before the last elections, turned down on Thursday the motions to dismiss filed by the respondents in the case.In an order, the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel, citing the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group's (PNP-CIDG) manifestation that the evidence it has submitted in support of its complaint is already sufficient, said "the motions to dismiss and to suspend proceedings based on those grounds are hereby denied".Advincula and 35 other personalities have been named by the CIDG in the charge sheet for sedition, inciting to sedition, cyber libel, libel, estafa and obstruction of justice.The special panel of prosecutors, consisting of Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Olivia L. Torrevillas and Assistant State Prosecutors Gino …

Los Baños group promotes science tourism

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna – The Los Baños Science Community Foundation Inc. (LBSCFI) is promoting science tourism in this town, dubbed as “Special Nature and Science City”, which is the first in the country.Dr. Roberto Cereno, chair of the LBSCFI Committee on Science Tourism, said the foundation forged partnerships with the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Tourism, and Department of Education for science tourism to be part of the experiential learning and science and technology (S&T) exposure trips of students, special interest groups, and researchers, among others.“We are pioneering on science tourism, the first actually in the country,” Cereno told the media during the "SyenSaya: The Los Baños Science Festival" at the University of the Philippines here.“SyenSaya” is an annual science festival celebration organized by the LBSCFI which highlights member-agencies’ science initiatives and development technologies and innovations.He said 22 member S&T agencie…

PH, China sign 6 deals in Duterte’s 5th Beijing visit

BEIJING – President Rodrigo R. Duterte bagged six deals with China during his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping here Thursday evening.The documents signed between the Philippines and China include two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) – one on Higher Education Cooperation between the Commission on Higher Education and Ministry of Education of China, and on Science and Technology Cooperation between the Department of Science and Technology and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.The Bureau of Customs also forged two agreements, including the Implementation of the Intergovernmental Agreement Regarding Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters with China’s General Administration of Customs and the Implementation Contract on Project of China-Aid Container Inspection Equipment with the Ministry of Commerce.The Department of Finance signed the agreement on Exchange of Notes on Cooperation Procedure for the Availment and Utilization of Concessional Loan u…

P.5M awaits seafarers in NCRO's Business Plan Competition

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 30 (PIA) – Returning seafarers and their families with business inclination can become entrepreneurs and win P500,000.00 in the 2019 Business Plan Competition of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) in partnership with the  Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP).The project dubbed as ‘‘From Seafarers to Entrepreneurs: The 2017 NRCO-ISP Business Plan Competition” (Harnessing Seafarers’ Capacities for Business Enterprises Development), was launched in 2017 that aims to encourage seafarers especially those who are planning to retire to become entrepreneurs.It is open to active seafarers preferably those who are planning to retire from sea life and inactive seafarers, who have been in the Philippines for not more than five years.The Screening and Evaluation Committee will evaluate the entries to choose the Top 10 business plans whih will later undergo mentoring to improve their business plans ready for the defense which is the final round…

Over 300 clients join TESDA’s World Café of Opportunities in Quirino

Tagalog News: Bulacan, gugunitain ang ika-169 birth anniversary ni Plaridel

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

INQUIRER – 1,914 heinous crime convicts freed since 2014PHILIPPINE STAR – ‘4 Chinese drug lords released since June’MANILA BULLETIN – PH, China sign six agreementsDAILY TRIBUNE – Sea friction bridgedMANILA TIMES – Sell imported rice, DA orders NFAMANILA STANDARD – Navy gets tough on ship intrusionsMALAYA – 4 Chinese drug lords freed for good behaviorBUSINESS MIRROR – CTRP to draw P187-B revenue in ’20-DOF
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MMDA enforcer trying to stop robber stabbed

MANILA – A traffic enforcer of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was stabbed on Thursday when he tried to stop a fleeing snatcher in front of a coffee shop along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.The incident report sent by MMDA Spokesperson and Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago to the media showed that Traffic Constable III Randy Domong-as, while on duty, heard a scream from a robbery victim and tried to stop the fleeing suspect.Domong-as was able to hit the suspect with a punch, but the suspect stabbed him with a knife and was able to escape.He brought himself to the Pasay City General Hospital and was released later after treatment and given anti-tetanus shot.An investigation is ongoing, with a certain Rolando Jorge named as the suspect.Pialago said PHP20,000 cash and medical assistance would be given to Domong-as.“Let me emphasize that it shows our enforcers are willing to go the extra mile to help in other things, such as catching criminals. It proves that there ar…

Tagalog News: Caraga police stations pinarangalan sa kanilang matagumpay na operasyon sa ibat-ibang kampanya ng gobyerno

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Agosto 29 (PIA) -- Kasabay sa selebrasyon ng ika-118th Police Service Anniversary ng Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga, pinarangalan ang mga natatanging police stations sa rehiyon dahil sa kanilang mga matagumpay na operasyon at kampanya sa ibat-ibang komunidad.Sa nasabing selebrasyon na dinaluhan ni Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa, Deputy PNP Chief for Operations, kasama si PNP Caraga Regional Director Police Brigadier General Gilberto DC Cruz, tumanggap ng plake at tropiya ang Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office dahil sa pagtulong sa maayos na pagsuko ng komander ng Guerilla Front Committee 30 na si Hermano Quezada at iba pang leaders ng grupong New People's Army. Nangunguna din ito pagdating sa kampanya laban illegal fishing, illegal logging, at sa kanilang pagkumpiska ng 37 bricks ng cocaine na nagkakahalagang mahigit P235 million.Sumunod dito ang Butuan City Police Office na tumulong din sa maayos na pagsurender ni Ramilo Natividad, se…

BIR destroys unregistered machines, fake cigarettes

Cebuano News: PCL Camiguin chapter nipili sa bag-ong opisyales

CAMIGUIN, Aug. 20 (PIA)--Aron sa pag-institusyonal ug usa ka nationwide nga forum nga gahatag ug kinabuhi ug bili sa konstitusyonal nga mandato sa lokal nga awtonomiya ug decentralizaiton sa gahum, ug pagdayag sa nagkalain-laing hilisgutan sa legislasyon, ang Philippine Councilor's League (PCL) sa Camiguin nipili sa ilang bag-ong mga federation officers sa Villa Paraiso Resort and Apartelle. 
Ang bag-ong PCL Camiguin Provincial chapter nga mga opisyales gilangkuban nila Shella G. Babanto, president; Teresita R. Malaton, vice-president; Fe Rachel Tabamo-Lumbay, secretary-general; Norgene L. Ceniza, treasurer; Carlito N. Sagocsoc, auditor; Neil John B. Yangco, public relations officer; Nelpher C. Catacutan, business manager. 
Ang Provincial Federation Directors mao sila Christina T. Loquias, Stanley K. Planco, Virgilio F. Lacerna, Rex Anthony S. Vivares, Argentino E. Sabacajan, Jr., Domyleo P. Dadang, Rajah Rex V. Tabalba, and Ramil L. Bayucot.Tungod kay wala'y nipugong sa mga g…

Tagalog News: Mga nabuong action plans sa bawat cluster ng RTF-ELCAC, plantsado na

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Agosto 29 (PIA) - Matapos ang puspusang pagbuo ng action plans ng bawat cluster sa ilalim ng Regional Task Force To End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) sa lungsod ng Butuan, plinansta na ito at handa ng ipresenta sa gaganaping joint Regional Development Council (RDC) at Regional Peace And Order Council (RPOC) meeting sa Surigao City sa August 27.Ayon kay regional director Lilibeth Famacion ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga, nagtipon-tipon ang mga miyembro ng ibat-ibang clusters sa RTF-ELCAC ng rehiyon upang mas maging organisado ang kanilang mga plano sa paglaban sa insurhensiya sa Caraga.Binigyang-diin ni Undersecretary Joann Burgos ng Office of Cabinet Secretary, na kinakailangang maintindihang mabuti ng bawat member-agencies sa task force ang kani-kanilang tungkulin at kontribusyon upang maisagawa ang nakasaad sa action plans ng mga ito at makamit ang intensyon na sugpuin ang insurgency sa rehiyon ng Caraga.Dagdag pa niya…

PCL Camiguin chapter elects new officers

CAMIGUIN, Aug. 20 (PIA)--To institutionalize a nationwide forum that gives life and meaning to the constitutional mandate of local autonomy and decentralization of powers and ventilate matters involving legislation, the Philippine Councilor’s League (PCL) of Camiguin elected their new set of federation officers at Villa Paraiso, Resort and Apartelle. The PCL Camiguin Provincial chapter new set of officers include Shella G. Babanto, president; Teresita R. Malaton, vice-president; Fe Rachel Tabamo-Lumbay, secretary-general; Norgene L. Ceniza, treasurer; Carlito N. Sagocsoc, auditor; Neil John B. Yangco, public relations officer; Nelpher C. Catacutan, business manager. The Provincial Federation Directors include Christina T. Loquias, Stanley K. Planco, Virgilio F. Lacerna, Rex Anthony S. Vivares, Argentino E. Sabacajan, Jr., Domyleo P. Dadang, Rajah Rex V. Tabalba, and Ramil L. Bayucot.As all the candidates were unopposed, the casting, tabulation and canvassing of votes ran smoothly.The …

Bong Go extends assistance to CDO fire victims

More than 30 exhibitors join Kahimunan trade fair 2019

Capiz creates task force vs. African Swine Fever

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 28 (PIA) -- The Capiz provincial government has created a task force that will enforce control measures to prevent the entry and spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the province.The Capiz Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force (CPASFTF) was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 008, series of 2019 issued by Governor Esteban Evan B. Contreras.The Order spells out the composition and functions of the task force and related measures that will fully implement and enforce control measures to prevent entry and spread of ASF in the province.Under the Order, the Governor shall head the Task Force, with the Provincial Veterinarian as the Executive Officer.The members of the Task Force include the head of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Traffic Management Group, Aviation Security Command, Maritime Command, Land Transportation Office, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Ports Authority and…

TESDA-10 boosts employment opportunities of tech-voc grads

Cebuano News: DTI mohimo ug “cloth weaving training” alang sa PWDs

DUMAGUETE CITY, Agosto 19 (PIA)—Mopaambit og mga bansaybansay ang buhatan sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sa Negros Oriental ilabi na sa livelihood training sa “cloth weaving” alang sa katawhan'g may kabilinggan sa panglawas kon "Persons with Disabilities"(PWDs).Matud ni DTI Provincial Director NImfa Virtucio kini nga kalihokan usa sa mga “interventions” sa DTI nga motukod ug pasilidad para sa proyektong "cloth weaving"aron himoong bags ug sling bags, Dugang ni Virtucio "daghang ga gama og bag  apan ang raw materials gikan pa sa laing lugar nga medyo mahal na ang presyo niini, apan kung aduna nay matukod nga pasilidad maka menos na sa presyo."Kining plano sa DTI nga livelihood training sa PWDs una nga nahisgutan ni Rhea Eso-Culminas sa DTI-Negosyo Center office atol sa gipahigayong Kapihan sa PIA forum niadtong bulan sa Hulyo subay sa kasaulogan sa National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) month.Si DTI-Dumaguete Negosyo Center…

PH's 2nd missile frigate launch set in September

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy's (PN) second missile frigate, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), will be formally launched in the first week of September."Our second frigate will be launched (in the) first week of September. By that time, the first frigate (BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) will be finished (fitting its equipment)," said Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad during an interview with reporters at the PN headquarters at Naval Station Jose Andrada, Roxas Boulevard, Manila Wednesday.The launching ceremonies will take place at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.The BRP Jose Rizal, the country's first missile frigate, was launched at the same facility last May 23.The first missile frigate is expected to be delivered to the PN by April 2020 while the BRP Antonio Luna is scheduled for September of the same year.The Philippines and HHI signed a PHP16-billion contract for two missile-armed frigates with another PHP2 billion …

Cebuano News: Pagpasulod og baboy sa Bohol, gi-undang una tungod sa ASF

TAGBILARAN CITY, August 20 (PIA)--Mimandu ang Kagamhanang Probinsiyal sa Bohol sa temporaryong pagpugong sa pagpasulod og mga baboy ug ubang produktong gikan sa karne sa baboy apil ang pagpabiyahe sa mga buhi nga baboy pasulod sa lalawigan agi og  pag-amping sa industriya sa lokal nga baboyan gikan sa sakit nga African Swine Fever (ASF).Si Gob. Arthur Yap sa usa  ka pahayag nga gipagawas karong buntag nagkanayon nga ang maong mga produkto tugotan lamang nga makasulod sa lalawigan kun may kuyog nga Veterinary Health Certificate nga gi-isyu sa lisensyadong veterinarian.Gikinahanglan usab ang shipping permit nga gi-syu sa Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Quarantine Services.Kalabot sa mga baboy ug ubang produktong baboy, ang lalawigan sa Bohol dili usab modawat niining mga produkto  kun dili inubanan sa tukmang Certificate of Meat Inspection gikan sa National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).Ang gipatumang pagdili sa pagpasulod sa mga baboy, tungod sa nagka-grabeng sitwasyon sa Luzon diin a…

Cebuano News: Petsa sa mga kalihukan sa 2020 Brgy, SK elections, gipagawas sa Comelec 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Aug. 22 (PIA) -- Gipagawas na sa Commission on Elections (Comelec) ang mga petsa sa mga kalihukan alang sa 2020 Barangay ug Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Kini bisan pag may mga balaodnon nga i-oktaba ang nahisgotang piniliay.Base sa Resolution Number 10573 sa Comelec, magsugod sa Marso 12 hangtod Marso 19, 2020 ang pagduso sa Certificate of Candidacy (COC).Ang kinatibuk-ang election period magsugod gikan Marso 12 hangtod Mayo 18, 2020, samtang ang campaign period o panahon sa pagpangampanya magsugod sa Mayo 1 hangtod Mayo 9, 2020.Ang deadline sa pagduso sa Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) usab, gitakda sa Hunyo 10.Gilatid usab sa nahisgotang Resolution sa Comelec ang mga prohibited acts o mga gidili sa panahon sa Election Period nga naglakip sa mosunod: bag-ohon ang lugar sa presinto o pagbutang og bag-ong presinto alang sa eleksyon; pagbalhin sa mga empleyado sa gobyerno; paggamit og security personnel o bodyguard kun walay pagtugot mismo sa …

Duterte wants Gilas to prove him wrong about losing to Italy

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte will watch the upcoming Gilas Pilipinas game in the FIBA World Cup hoping that his prediction that the Philippine team would lose would be wrong, Malacañang said.Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo explained that Duterte’s earlier statement about Gilas losing to Italy was meant to “inspire” them to prove him wrong.“The statement of the President that most likely you would lose should be a challenge to you and should inspire you to make him wrong and he will be very happy,” Panelo said in a press conference in Beijing, China on Wednesday.Panelo said Duterte would love that the Philippine players would win over a “mighty” team like Italy.He, meanwhile, quipped about Gilas winning since the President will be watching to support them.“Feeling ko matatalo (ang) Italy. Mananalo yan dahil andun si Presidente (I feel like Italy will lose. Gilas will win because the President will be there),” Panelo said.“Let's hope for the best,” he added.Duterte …

Marikina now free from illegal settlers

MANILA -- Marikina City is now free from illegal settlers after 9,000 families were assured of security of land tenure through the help of the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC).“Because of the relentless efforts of the local government that the city is now free from illegal settlers. Matatas ko pong masasabi na wala na kaming illegal settlers dahil sa aming mga proyekto para mga tao, at lalo na dahil sa tulong ng (I can proudly say that we no longer have illegal settlers because of our projects for the people, especially with the help of) SHFC,” Marikina City Marcelino Teodoro said in his speech, during the 31st anniversary of the SHFC's Community Mortgage Program (CMP) at the GSIS Gym on Wednesday.He said that since 1992, of the 246 community associations in Marikina, 166 or almost 70 percent already attained security of land tenure and from this, 90 communities underwent the CMP. This translates to more than 9,000 families aided by the SHFC.“Itong siyam libong pamilya po…

Rains continue over parts of Luzon Thursday

MANILA -- Rains will continue to pour over the western section of Luzon due to the southwest monsoon on Thursday.In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan and Batangas will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.Moderate to strong winds will blow over the country while coastal waters will be moderate to rough.Metro Manila temperature ranges from 25-31 degrees Celsius; Tuguegarao City 24-34 degrees Celsius; Baguio City 17-20 degrees Celsius; SBMA 24-30 degrees Celsius; Lipa City 25-31 degrees Celsius; Metro Cebu 26-32 degrees Celsius; and Metro Davao 24-32 degrees Celsius. (PNA)
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