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NPA rebel hurt in NoCot police car ambush

COTABATO CITY – Two policemen were unscathed and managed to injure one of two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) hit squad members in a shootout during an ambush on their police vehicle in Antipas, North Cotabato, Monday morning.

In a report, Col. Maximo Layugan, North Cotabato police director, identified the two "alert cops" as Master Sergeant Joel Peñalosa and Staff Sergeant Jefferson Acuna, both of the Antipas police force.

“Both cops were doing a 10 a.m. patrolling around the vicinity of Barangay Poblacion when fired upon by motorcycle riding-in-tandem gunmen,” Layugan said quoting a report from the Antipas police office.

He said the attackers sped off and the cops gave chase, resulting in a shootout that injured one of two suspects who was determined to be a minor.

Captain Rolando Violon, Antipas police chief, said Tuesday the suspect remains in serious condition at a local hospital, where he was brought following the shootout.

“The other one managed to escape but our po…

SurSur coops benefit P1.3M worth of common service facilities

TAGBINA, Surigao del Sur, Sept. 17 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Surigao del Sur recently turned over P1.3 million worth of common service facilities (CSF) that benefited four cooperatives in the municipality of Tagbina, this province.The provision of the CSF is funded under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) project of the DAR and is expected to serve more than 500 farmer members of the respective coops comprising of four units’ coffee dehuller and one unit coffee roaster.PARPO II Leoncio Bautista believes that the farm implements will augment to the needs of the coops in the processing of coffee beans for trading and eventually will generate income that is beneficial to the members.DAR Caraga 13 Regional Director Leomides Villareal expressed his congratulations to the ARBOs and the distribution of the CSFs is timely for the harvest season of coffee, thereby farmers will no longer have a problem in their coffee productio…

DFA launches Facebook page to help distressed OFWs

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday launched the official "OFW Help" page on Facebook to provide distressed overseas Filipino workers a new system to reach the government and request for emergency assistance.The "OFW Help" Facebook page, managed by the DFA-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers' Affairs (OUMWA), seeks to assist undocumented or irregular workers who are not members of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and who are in need of emergency response."It aims to provide a more preferable system in receiving request for assistance from the next-of-kin of OFWs and OUMWA case officers. Especially if the client is unable to contact the OUMWA hotline or travel to the nearest Post," its profile reads.OUMWA is the primary office tasked to handle requests for assistance from the next-of-kin of OFWs in distress or the OFWs themselves.The said request is then referred to the concerned Foreign Service Post,…

PH Army gets new patrol cars, computers

MANILA -- The Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (AFPMBAI) donated eight patrol cars, six laptop computers, and two desktop computers with printers, along with one uninterrupted power supply, to the Philippine Army (PA) Monday.Maj. Gen. Reynaldo M. Aquino, Army vice commander, formally received the items for the use of PA units and officers.“In furtherance of our commitment to promote the welfare of our members, your association, [AFPMBAI], credits its corporate social responsibility through its various flagship projects on education, health, livelihood, and general welfare," said retired Maj. Gen. Robert Arevalo, AFPMBAI president and chief executive officer.In previous years, AFPMBAI projects provided hospital vehicles and equipment, computers, and support in enhancing recreational areas of the Army; in addition to the upgrade of insurance benefits received by the command’s uniformed men and women.Currently, the association is completing the patrol car equ…

299 AgSur farmers receive land titles

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Sept. 17 -- A total of 299 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) all throughout the municipality have recently received their respective Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) held at the Municipal Covered Court, Prosperidad, this province.The teary-eyed farmer, Leonora Abadingo said that she did wait for this moment to come along. To finally hold the title in her hand and call herself as a landowner so that when she will die, she has something to leave for her children.“Nalipay gyud ako ug dako sa dihang na nagunitan na gyud nako ang akong titulo, pamatood nga ako hingpit na nga nakapanag-iya niining yutaa nga dugay na namo gitikad (I’m very much thankful that I now have the land title, that serves as my proof as a land owner. I have been longing to have this land title),” Abadingo said.Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO II) Jamil Amatonding Jr., said that the department is doing their best to help the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs…

600 Cordillera rookie cops take oath

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet -- The Police Regional Office in the Cordillera (PROCor) on Monday administered the oath of 600 new police officers here.They comprise about 30 percent of the 1,975 applicants who successfully hurdled the rigid screening process, which includes physical, medical and neurological tests.The class is composed of 480 males and 120 females, who comprised the quota for 600 police officers in the PROCor.“We are one of the regions that received a big quota for new policemen, others got only about 300. They considered not just the population to police ratio but also the uniqueness of our area which is mountainous which needs a bigger team of policemen that will perform police functions,” said PROCor chief, Brigadier General Israel Ephraim Dickson, on the sidelines of the oath-taking ceremony on Monday.“Mas maganda pag mas maraming pulis para mas effective at efficient ang pagpapatupad natin ng ating trabaho (it is better if we have more policemen so that they will be more …

Internal cleansing vs. rogue cops relentless: PNP

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it continues to intensify strict discipline, reform and internal cleansing among erring police personnel especially those involved in illegal drugs.This came after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) claimed that recycling of illegal drugs by erring policemen is still rampant.“The PNP agrees with the findings of PDEA that some corrupt PNP personnel is still able to find ways to engage in nefarious and illegal acts,” PNP spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told reporters when sought for a comment.Banac said this is the reason why the internal cleansing of the national police leadership is continuous and remains aggressive today.“That is the reason why PNP’s campaign on internal cleansing remains relentless and we will not stop until all rogue cops are weeded out and charged in court,” he stressed.More than 400 cops were already dismissed due to involvement in illegal drugs since 2016.During a Senate hearing, PDE…

Manual to plug holes in GCTA law: DOJ

MANILA -- A definitive manual for the smooth implementation of the controversial provisions of Republic Act No. 10592 or expanding the Good Conduct Time Allowance for prisoners is being completed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)."This will handle the nitty-gritty details of the law," Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced Monday afternoon after the signing ceremony for the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) with Interior Secretary Eduardo Año.Guevarra noted that even as the IRR and the manual is nearing completion it may be both superseded by legislation amending the GCTA law.The manual, being drafted along with the revised IRR, seeks to fine-tune the details of the law. Among other things, the IRR now clearly excludes recidivists, escapees, habitual delinquents, and convicts of heinous crimes from being eligible for the GCTA.The IRR also defined heinous crimes based on jurisprudence and as …

Suspect linked to drug lords nabbed, P204-M shabu seized in Pasig

MANILA -- Authorities seized 30 kilos of suspected shabu and arrested a high-value target during a police operation in Pasig City, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Tuesday.NCRPO chief, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, identified the suspect as Manolito Lugo Carlos, who was arrested in his house at Sorrento Oasis Residences, C. Raymundo Avenue, Barangay Rosario, Pasig City around 7:40 p.m. Monday.The operation was conducted by virtue of a search warrant issued by the Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 152.Police officers seized 30 pieces of big heat-sealed plastic pack of Chinese tea containing shabu weighing more or less one kilo each with a street value of PHP204 million; assorted drug paraphernalia; and different bank deposit slips indicating therein the alleged amount of remittances as payment for the illegal drugs.Eleazar said the suspect is a high-profile drug personality and was among the major targets of NCRPO under a case operational plan.“He is a main…

PAL reminds passengers: Lithium batteries, other items prohibited

MANILA -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Monday reminded its passengers that lithium ion batteries and many other items are prohibited in their luggage.In its official Facebook page, PAL listed that more than 2 grams of lithium batteries, as well as rechargeable batteries greater than 160 watt hours, are prohibited both for check-in and hand-carry bags.Other items, such as nail cutters, umbrella, liquids, all kinds of adhesive tape, among others, may only be allowed for checked-in.Rudolf Aquinde, senior screeners officer at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) explained to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) why such items are prohibited even if they look too simple."Lithium batteries are not allowed because they might explode due to the aircraft's pressure. Depending also on how long the plane would travel, the battery might explode because planes are very sensitive," he remarked.Speaking about the aircraft's sensitivity, Aquinde said that vinegar, …

Bainto named DOJ deputy spokesperson

MANILA -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra designated Assistant Secretary Neal Vincent M. Bainto as deputy spokesperson of the Department of Justice.In Department Order 491, dated September 16, Guevarra said Bainto "will be tasked to assist the spokesperson in informing the public on matters of concern and to assume the tasks and duties of the spokesperson in his absence".Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete is presently the DOJ's spokesperson.Perete and Bainto joined the DOJ last July along with DIWA partylist Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar and Adrian Sugay.They were appointed to the department following the courtesy resignations of Undersecretaries Raymund Mecate, Erickson Balmes, and Reynante Orceo as well as Assistant Secretary Juvy Manwong, who served in the agency during the term of former secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. (PNA)
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Marikina acquires 3-hectare lot for 1K residents

MANILA -- The city government of Marikina on Tuesday announced it has acquired a three-hectare lot in Barangay Tumana which will be subdivided to around 1,000 beneficiaries from the community.Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro said the city government directly purchased the lot in Barangay Tumana from the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) which is the liquidator of the Admiral United Savings Bank (AUSB).The bank was closed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in 1984.PDIC said that a private corporation that formerly owned the lot in Barangay Tumana insisted ownership over the property, causing a very long litigation. AUSB foreclosed the property after the company failed to pay its debt.The mayor and PDIC President Roberto Tan went to Barangay Tumana on Sunday for the turnover of the final deed of sale of the lot. It was witnessed by the beneficiaries.“Hindi ito (This is not a) community mortgage program. This is a local initiative by the city government, a direct acqui…

NFA continues to procure palay in OrMin

Bayanihan Dance Company lauded for grand prize win in Brazil

MANILA -- The Philippine Embassy in Brazil on Monday congratulated Bayanihan, the country's national folk dance company, for winning the grand prize at the 1st Federation of International Dance Festivals (FlDAF) World Championship in Brazil."Bayanihan, which has just added its 13th international recognition to their belt with this win, not only represented the Philippines but Asia as well, being the only competitor from the region," Ambassador Marichu Mauro said in her congratulatory message to Bayanihan.Due to the distance between Brazil and the Philippines, cultural exchanges and opportunities to showcase the vibrant Filipino culture to the South American nation were few.But with Bayanihan's performance during the 15th edition of the Festival lnternacional de Folclore de Nova Prata, where the competition was held, Mauro said Brazilians were able to get a picture of the Philippines' charm."I personally offer my congratulations to Ms. Suzie Moya Benitez, Exe…

Tagalog News: Karapatan ng mga kababaihang may kapansanan mas pinalawak pa sa Caraga

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Set. 17 (PIA) -- Mas pinalawak pa ng Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Caraga ang pagbibigay impormasyon sa mga kababaihan sa rehiyon ukol sa Reproductive Health (RH) at kanilang mga karapatan partikular na ang mga may kapansanan.Ito ay sa isinagawang focus group discussion (FGD) sa lungsod ng Butuan na dinaluhan din ng iba't-ibang sektor sa Caraga.Ayon kay Atty. Jerefe Tubigon-Bacang, ang regional director CHR at chairperson ng Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) Caraga, layon nito marinig mula sa sektor ng kababaihan ang mga serbisyong kanilang natatanggap sa ilalim ng reproductive health program, maging ang kanilang hinaing o reklamo ukol dito.Sinabi naman ni Atty. Twyla Rubin, officer-in-charge ng Gender and Equality and Human Rights office, na nagkaroon na ng inquiry noong 2016 ukol sa access o pag-avail ng mga kababaihan sa mga programa ukol  sa reproductive health at kung ano ang mga hamong kanilang kinaharap bago ito makuha.Ayon naman kay Ka…

5th Japan Education Fair in Manila, Cebu

NFA assures enough fund for palay procurement

5 ex-NPA rebels get cash aid from Zambo Norte

Tagalog News: PSWDO nagdaos ng Teenage Pregnancy Forum para sa OSYs 

LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Set. 17 (PIA)-Nagdaos ng Teenage Pregnancy Forum para sa out-of-school youth (OSYs) ang Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) sa Provincial Auditurium Capitol Compound sa lungsod na ito kamakailan.Layunin ng programa na maibahagi at maipaliwanag ang maaaring idulot ng maagang pagbubuntis sa mga kababaihan.

Naging panauhing tagapagsalita sina Ann Cyrill Tabili ng Department of Health (DOH) at Kristine Adao ng Population Commission (POPCOM).

Tinalakay ni Adao ang tungkol sa Teenage Pregnancies at ang epekto nito sa lalawigan habang si Tabili naman ay tinalakay ang impact ng Teenage Pregnancy at mga inisyatibo ng Department of Health (DOH) upang matugunan at masolusyunan ito.

Pinag-usapan din ang mga posibleng tulong at paggabay ng DOH at PSWDO upang maiwasan teen pregnancy tulad ng pagtuturo ng mga pamamaraan upang makaiwas sa maagang pagbubuntis, psychological services at pagsasanay ukol sa pangkabuhayan o trabaho.

Batay sa datos ng mga health of…

PCG recovers 300 liters of oil spilled in Romblon waters

DA8 mobilizes EV LGUs vs African Swine Fever

TACLOBAN CITY. Sept. 16 (PIA)—The Department of AGriculture (DA) mobilized local government units in the region to ensure that the dreaded African Swine Fever (ASF) virus does not affect the livestock in the region.This was reported to the media by Regional Director Milo Delos Reyes of the Department of Agriculture 8 in a press conference on Monday, September 16.In Northern Samar and Southern Leyte, the LGUs have volunteered 50 personnel to strictly monitor and ensure that no live hogs enter the region with questionable origin.On September 19-20, the different LGUs committed to send their veterinarians for a focused group discussion on the ASF virus and plan to stop the ASF virus entry in Eastern Visayas."The threat would come from Luzon as there is no known case in Mindanao," said Delos Reyes.In Northern Samar, particularly in Allen and San Isidro ports as gateway to the region, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) does strict monitoring.However, the experts from the agricul…

Tagalog News: Pagpapaigting ng anti-TB program, isinusulong sa lalawigan ng Batangas

LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Set. 17 (PIA)-Isinusulong ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ang pagpapaigting ng anti-Tuberculosis program sa pamamagitan ng TB early detection initiatives ng mga medical professional o TB warriors.Sa mensahe ni Governor Hermilando Mandanas, sinabi nito na bagama’t madali na itong gamutin marami pa ring pamamaraan upang ito ay maiwasan.

“Ang TB ay isang personal na concern ko dahil may ilang miyembro ng aking pamilya ang nagkaroon ng ganitong sakit noong kanilang kabataan. Kaugnay nito, inatasan na natin ang pamunuan ng PHO napag-ibayuhin ang paghahanap ng mga may sakit upang mabigyan sila ng wasto at mabisang pangangalaga at maging ang gamot,” ani Mandanas.

Aniya pa, dahil sa implementasyon ng Universal Health Care Plan sa lalawigan, maraming mga pagamutan at health facilities ang makapagbibigay ng ekspertong pangangalaga at libreng serbisyo sa iba’t-ibang karamdaman kaya’t marami na ang nagnanais magpagamot.Sinabi naman ni Dr. Rozvilinda Ozaeta, pinuno ng Provincial H…

Tagalog News: Mga gumaling sa TB, dumalo sa  TB Congress

LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Set. 17 (PIA)- May 30 pasyente na may edad apat hanggang walong taong gulang ang nakibahagi sa isinagawang TB Congress ng City Health Office (CHO) kamakailan bilang bahagi ng Lung Month celebration na may temang “End TB Now Na!”.

Ang mga dumalo ay gumaling na sa tuberculosis o sumasailalim sa gamutan sa pamamagitan ng TB Directly Observe Treatment Short (DOTS) Course program kung saan tumatagal ng mula anim hanggang walong buwan ang gamutan. Minomonitor ito ng CHO hanggang sa gumaling ang pasyente.

Sinabi ni Vician Hernandez, National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) nurse coordinator ng Batangas Provincial Health Office (PHO), sa tulong ng ganitong aktibidad nakakapagbigay ng dagdag kaalaman sa mga magulang at naituturo ang mga tamang pamamaraan kung paano aalagaan ang kanilang mg anak upang maiwasan ang TB.

Ayon kay Camille Salazar, assistant NTP medtech coordinator ng DOH Calabarzon na hindi dapat balewalain ang ganitong sakit dahil ito ay mabilis makahawa ngunit kap…

Heavy rains, floods leave over 200 dead in central India

NEW DELHI -- Over 200 people have died and thousands were rendered homeless by ravaging floods due to heavy rains in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh over the past several days, a state government official confirmed to Xinhua. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the state received 34 percent excess rains compared to the previous year, leading to devastating floods. State Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Sunday tweeted that incessant rains continued in several parts, including Mandsaur, Neemach, Ratlam, Aagar, Shajapur, Ujjain, Gwalior, Khandwa, Bhopal, and Indore districts.

"I am continuously monitoring the overall situation. I am in touch with concerned officials and giving out necessary directions. Relief and rescue work is being carried out and the flood-affected victims are being rehabilitated," he added.

According to him, efforts were being made to assess the loss of standing crops and farmers would be compensated accordingly. More than 230 hou…

Spain captures first FIBA World Cup title since 2006

BEIJING -- Spain defeated Argentina, 95-75, here on Sunday to claim the 2019 FIBA World Cup title.The last time Spain captured the crown was 13 years ago in 2006. Ricky Rubio pocketed 20 points, Sergio Llull added 15 off the bench, Marc Gasol collected 14 and Rudy Fernandez had an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double. The Hernangomez brothers combined for 22 points."Spain played greater than us. Their plan and execution were perfect. They have great players with more experience. They were really better than us tonight. We were not tired, we wanted to win, we really felt great before the game, but this is basketball. If you play better than the other team, you'll win, and Spain was the better team today," said Argentina head coach Sergio Hernandez."Argentina deserved all our respect. They are fierce competitors. It's a joy, and I can only be proud of what these guys did. We were not the tallest or most talented or in the odds when the tournament started, but we wor…

DTI-NCRO to hold free seminar on Basic Bookkeeping

MMDA welcomes suggestions to solve MM traffic woes

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday said it is open to all suggestions to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes and expressed delight in receiving an increasing number of suggestions from both the government and private sectors.MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said their office welcomes such suggestions, in response to Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice’s proposal to ban private vehicles from plying Edsa during rush hours, in a radio interview at DZMM on Monday.“Kami din po ay nabibigla pero kami ay natutuwa dahil parami ng parami ang mga suhestiyon na natatanggap natin para masulosyunan ang pabigat nang pabigat na trapiko sa Edsa (We are also surprised but happy because of the increasing number of suggestions that we are receiving to solve the worsening traffic condition in Edsa),” Pialago said in a message sent to reporters.However, she clarified that enacting such policies require studies first before they are proposed to the Metro Manila Council (MMC) for p…

Cotabato traffic plan starts amid closure of dilapidated bridge

COTABATO CITY -- The traffic management unit here commenced Monday a rerouting scheme for incoming and outgoing motorists due to the impending rehabilitation of the Quirino Bridge, the decades-old link of the city to the northern side of Mindanao.

“The rerouting would serve a dry run ahead of the closure of Quirino Bridge,” Councilor Eduardo Rabago, chair of the city council’s committee on transportation, told reporters here in an interview on the same day.

Rabago said public works engineers have declared the bridge unfit for heavy equipment and cargo trucks.

Built sometime in 1950 by the joint action of the United States Bureau of Public Roads and the Philippine Public Works, the bridge serves as one of the oldest functional viaducts in the country to date.

In the last four years ago, however, the Department of Public Works and Highways has been monitoring the deteriorating condition of the bridge.

Under the new traffic rerouting plan, incoming vehicles from Sultan Kudarat town in Ma…

NoCot village exec shot dead

KABACAN, North Cotabato -- Police are hot on the trail of a motorcycle riding-in-tandem who shot dead a village official here, who was heading to his farm on Sunday.

Mayor Herlo Guzman Jr. has condemned the murder of Ben Candanganan, the village chief of Barangay Lower Paatan, whom he described as a mild-mannered leader and friend.

Citing a report from the Kabacan police office, Col. Maximo Layugan, North Cotabato police director, said Candanganan, 43, was riding his motorbike by himself and heading to his farm when the gunmen, onboard a separate motorbike, shot him.

“Candanganan sustained two gunshot wounds in the head and body,” Layugan said.

Police found two empty shells from .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.

Guzman urged the local police office to solve the case immediately.

“Bring the perpetrators behind bars and give justice to the fallen village official,” he told the town police force.

Candanganan is the third village executive murdered in this town since 2016. (PNA)

Private terminal opens in Ifugao town 

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Sept. 16(PIA) - - A private terminal is opened   for public use starting today to cater to the needs of the transport sectors and commuters and   to help clear roads here.

The Lagawe Terminal located at Poblacion South in this capital town  is owned and managed by the Blessed Cooperative  whose members are the clergy of the Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe. It is a social enterprise of the coop to the seminarians of the Vicariate.The  terminal  is open for  public utility jeeps, vans and mini-buses  to  the municipalities of  Tinoc,  Asipulo, Mayoyao, and  Aguinaldo, to  Solano, Nueva Vizcaya,  Maddela, Quirino and  Baguio City. It has slots, unloading space, waiting shed with benches, pay comfort rooms, restaurant and snacks stall, street food corner, water system and CCTV cameras.

The public is enjoined to use the terminal for loading and unloading and not use the highway and inside roads for loading and unloading to reduce traffic congestion, and for the conveni…

Timely data gathering necessary to support GAD programs

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite Sep. 16 (PIA) – Timely, disaggregate data per locality would help Gender and Development (GAD) focal persons and advocates to know and closely study a specific concern and design an appropriate program to immediately address such, Cavite GAD Focal Person Irene Bencito pointed out during the media forum at the recently concluded 8th Calabarzon Regional Gender and Development Council (RGADC) convention."The national government is providing the data every 5 years,” and expecting the local government units (LGUs) to do the data gathering is not feasible due to manpower and monetary constraints, besides it being "a tedious process," Bencito said.

Bencito aded these facts and figures could help provide necessary inputs on a lot of issues and concerns like malnutrition, teenage pregnancies which could also be under GAD program and gathered data may serve as a helpful tool to better address such issues and concerns with programs and projects developed…

Abrenian Heritage Film Fest finalists named

Southwest monsoon brings rain showers Monday

MANILA -- The southwest monsoon (habagat) will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms on Monday in Luzon and Visayas.In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said affected areas are Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Region IV-A (Calabarzon), Region IV-B (Mimaropa), Bicol and Western Visayas.The rest of the country will have cloudy skies with isolated rain showers.PAGASA is also monitoring an active tropical cyclone (tropical storm Peipah) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.As of 3 a.m. Monday, Peipah was spotted at 2,565 kilometers east of northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 65 km. per hour. It is moving northwest at 30 kph. (PNA)
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Romblon MSMEs urged to be disaster resilient

#CyberREADi campaign, inilunsad ng PIA-4A

LUNGSOD NG LUCENA, Quezon, Set. 16 (PIA)- Inilunsad ng Philippine Information Agency (PIA)- Region 4-A CALABARZON ang #CyberREADi Campaign noong Setyembre 11 sa CityMall, Calamba City, na dinaluhan ng mga Information Officers ng mga iba't ibang regional line agencies gayundin ng mga mamamahayag mula sa mga lalawigan ng Cavite, Laguna, at Quezon.

Sinabi ni  PIA-4A Regional Director Ma. Cristina Arzadon, na ang ibig sabihin ng READi sa #cyberREADi ay Responsibility, Emphathy, Authenticity, Discernment at Integrity.

“Inilunsad ng pamahalaan ang nationwide #cyberREADi campaign noong Agosto 14, 2019 katuwang ang ASEAN na pinondohan naman sa pamamagitan ng Japan-ASEAN integration fund,” sabi ni ni Dir. Arzadon

Ang programa o kampanya ay isang proyekto na ipinatutupad sa ilalim ng ASEAN-Japan Media and Information Literacy for the Youth Project. Layunin nito na isulong ang cyber wellness sa mga kabataan na bumubuo sa pinakamaraming bilang ng mga internet at social media users upang malab…

Tagalog News: 200 residente ng Mauban, nakinabang sa RTF-ELCAC Serbisyo Caravan

MAUBAN, Quezon, Sept. 16 (PIA) -Mahigit sa 200 mga residente ng barangay Cagsiay 3 sa bayang ito ang nakinabang sa medical and dental mission na isinagawa kamakailan sa ilalim ng Serbisyo Karaban ng Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC).

Sinabi ni Local Government Operations Officer-2 Shazen Leo Ambas na ang Serbisyo Caravan ay programa sa ilalim ng ELCAC na magkakatuwang ang mga iba't ibang ahensiya ng gobyerno kasama ang Department of Health (DOH 4-A), Philippine National  Police PNP-4A), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR-4A), NICA at iba pang mga ahensiya na naglalayong ilapit ang mga serbisyo ng pamahalaan sa mga mahihirap na barangay sa lalawigan ng Quezon.

“Nilalayon din ng karaban na alamin ang mga pangunahing problema sa mga barangay upang mabigyan ng kaukulang solusyon ng pamahalaan,” sabi pa ni Ambas.

Ayon pa kay Ambas, isa sa mga nakitang problema sa barangay Cagsiay-3 ay ang kakulangan o kawalan ng farm to market road na siyang makakatu…

25,043 poor elderlies in NV receive pension from DSWD

Tagalog News: 180 pasyente, nakinabang sa surgical mission sa Surigao del Norte

LUNGSOD NG SURIGAO, Surigao del Norte, Setyembre 16 (PIA) -- Nasa 180 ang natulungan ng libreng operasyon ng ilang foundation katuwang ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Surigao del Norte at mga ospital.Sa unang dalawang araw ng surgical mission na isinagawa sa Surigao del Norte Provincial Hospital o SDNPH, umabot sa 54 na pasyente ang sumailalim sa major surgery para sa hernia, thyroid mass at iba pa. Animnapu’t limang pasyente naman ang sumailalim sa minor operation.Ayon kay Dr. Chrismar Mocorro, officer-in-charge ng SDNPH, wala nang binayaran ang mga benepisyaryo dahil sagot na ito ng social services fund ng provincial government office.“Layunin natin na matulungan ang mga pasyente kaya’t hanggang maaari ay wala silang dapat bayaran. Libre lahat kasali na ang medisina. Kakaiba ito sa lahat ng medical mission na naisagawa na dito sa amin dahil sa presensya ng pathologist kung saan yung mga reading ng masses gaya ng ceast at tumor ay malalaman natin agadkung ito ba ay malignant o hindi,” sab…

Army disarms MNLF men in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – Army soldiers in Maguindanao confiscated some 35 firearms from members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)-Nur Misuari faction as they marched toward the town of Buluan, Maguindanao, on Sunday.

“They (MNLF) did not resist when the Army asked them to turn in their guns to authorities,” said Lt. Colonel Edwin Alburo, speaking for the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, based in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

The MNLF group, numbering about 50 men, were from North Cotabato and Davao Region and were heading to the town of Buluan, where an MNLF peace rally was being held starting Saturday.

Alburo said the MNLF fighters--clad in fatigue uniform--peacefully handed over their guns to the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion at about 12:30 p.m.

This, after soldiers backed by armored personnel carriers, surrounded the Buluan gymnasium where the MNLF gathered.

The surrendered guns include 21 M16 rifles, three M14 rifles, one Ultimax rifle, three M4A1 Carbine rifle, two M30 Garand r…

CALABARZON GAD Council highlights awards at 8th RGADC Convention

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite Sep. 16 (PIA) – The 8thRegional Gender and Development Council (RGADC) Convention recently highlighted the RGADC- Calabarzon’s initiatives and efforts in the implementation of activities for GAD development that brought several awards of recognition for the council. 

These awards include the RGADC Trailblazer Award for being one of the first RGADCs to reorganize after the issuance of the Phil Commission on Women (PCW)-NEDA Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2016-01; the Outstanding Secretariat Award (based on the survey among members); and the Certificate of Recognition for being one of the pioneer partners of PCW (for RGADCs with partnership agreements with PCW) and the Women Lead Award for having women members comprising 40 percent of the total RDC members.

Stakeholders and GAD advocates not just from the region but also included, for the first time, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) offices from other regions participated in the event.

“In our…

Tagalog News: Batangas Women’s Cooperative, sumailalim sa entrepreneurship training

LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Set. 16 PIA) -- May 30 miyembro ng Batangas City Rural Improvement Club Marketing Cooperative (BCRICMC) ang sumailalim sa dalawang linggong mentoring ng Canadian Executive Services Overseas (CESO) kamakailan.

Ang CESO ay isang volunteer organization na nagbibigay ng libreng pagtuturo sa mga small and medium enterprises sa bansa. Ito ay rehistrado bilang national at international development charity na nagsimula ang operasyon noon pang 1967. Binubuo ang organisasyon ng mga Canadian volunteers na nakikipag-ugnayan sa pampubliko at pribadong sector upang makapagturo tungkol sa strategic planning, business development, accounting and finance, organizational development, community development, governance at production and operations.

Sinabi ni Chris Stoate, CESO volunteer advisor na layunin nilang maghanap ng mga paraan kung paano makakatulong sa mga kababaihan na maging matagumpay sa pagnenegosyo.

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Tagalog News: Konsultasyon para sa IRR ng Batangas Transport and Road Usage Code, isinagawa

LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Set. 16 (PIA)- Nagsagawa kamakailan ng pagpupulong at konsultasyon ang pamahalaang panlalawigan kaugnay ng pagbabalangkas ng Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) ng Batangas Provincial Ordinance No. 008.

Mas kilala bilang Batangas Transport and Road Usage Code, ang ordinansa ay naglalayong maisaayos ang transportasyon, batas trapiko at paggamit ng lansangan sa buong lalawigan

Sinabi ni 5th District Board Member Arthur Blanco, may akda ng ordinansa, na mahalagang maipatupad na ang batas upang makapaghatid ng kaayusan sa mga lansangan sa lalawigan.

“Mas magiging madali para sa probinsiya ng Batangas na magkaroon ng kaayusan kung mas mabilis na maipapatupad ang batas. Kaakibat nito  ang pagdating ng mas maraming mamumuhunan na makakadagdag sa kita at pag-unlad ng ekonomiya sa lalawigan,” ani Blanco.

Ipinahayag naman ni Batangas City Councilor Nestor Boy Dimacuha na kakailanganin ang political will, barangay intervention at kooperasyon hindi lamang ng mga tagapagp…

Tagalog News: 200 PWDs sa Bauan, ipinagdiwang ang NDPR Week

LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Set. 16 (PIA)- Humigit kumulang may 200 Persons with Disability (PWD) sa bayan ng Bauan ang dumalo sa pagdiriwang ng ika-41 National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week noong ika-20 ng Agosto sa Bauan Municipal Lobby.
Tampok sa pagdiriwang ang forum ukol sa Universal Health Care Act na tinalakay nina Bb. Kris Dianne Ebe at G. Sherwin Solis, mga kinatawan mula sa Philhealth Batangas.

Ilan sa mga paksang napag-usapan ang mga kailangang datos para maging miyembro ang isang PWD, paano magagamit ang Philhealth ID at mga kalakip na benepisyo nito.
Sa mensahe ni Bauan PWD Committee Chairperson Mely Castillo, sinabi nito na isusulong niya ang panukalang pagkakaroon ng P500 honorarium ng mga coordinator sa bawat barangay.
Nagpahayag naman ng buong suporta si Vice Mayor Bojie Casapao at lahat ng konsehal ng bayan sa pagtulong sa mga taong may kapansanan. Kasunod nito ay namahagi ng wheel chair at saklay na magagamit ng mga PWDs.“Malaki ang pasasalamat ko at…

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Mon. Sep. 16, 2019

INQUIRER -- Sinos' arrest exposes cryptocurrency scamPHILIPPINE STAR -- Senate set to release 'GCTA for sale' reportMANILA BULLETIN -- 11 dead pigs with ASF found in QCDAILY TRIBUNE -- GCTA prostitutedMANILA TIMES -- Negros bans hogs, pork from LuzonMANILA STANDARD -- Trackers hunt down convictsBUSINESS MIRROR -- Peza investments up 8% amid tax-perk overhaulMALAYA -- High-profile inmates running NBP: Lacson
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Itogon remembers TD 'Ompong'

ITOGON, Benguet -- The mining community here commemorated the massive landslide that killed around a hundred people during the onslaught of typhoon "Ompong" (Mangkhut) on September 15, 2018 with a simple program and a traditional ritual to "silence" the spirits."We are conducting the ritual in observance of our cultural heritage in the Cordillera," Mayor Victor Palangdan told attendees here on Sunday."This is in respect to those who went before us and for the souls who still hunt the place and the lives of their relatives. Through this we ask for peace and tranquility of our souls and mind that we may live peacefully," Palangdan said.The local government of Itogon organized the “Pammakan", a native ritual that involves the butchering of animals for offering so that the spirits of those who have passed away would guide the town and prevent a repeat of the tragedy.Palangdan said after the onslaught of Ompong, the community learned its lesson …

Pasig rules Chooks-To-Go 3x3 Magiting Cup Leg 4

MANILA -- Equalivet Pasig claimed the championship of the fourth leg of the Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Magiting Cup after beating rival Balanga in the final, 21-18, on Sunday at the SM BF Parañaque Events Center.Dylan Ababou scored back-to-back two-pointers that broke a 16-all deadlock, while Leo de Vera sealed the win for Pasig, with the dagger free throw, with 52.6 seconds to spare as the club withstood Balanga's comeback from 5-11 down.Joshua Munzon, who sparked Pasig's early blitz that led to the 11-5 cushion, led the team with 12 points, while Ababou added four, all coming from the clutch deuces.De Vera only got three points, but his free throw for the finish mattered the most.JR Alabanza scored Pasig's other two points as his size turned out to be a nightmare for the small Balanga squad.Aside from the PHP100,000 cash prize, Pasig also booked a spot in the FIBA 3x3 Kaohsiung Challenger this weekend.Chris de Chavez put up six points for Balanga, which settled for the P…

QC buy-bust nets P27.2M shabu; alleged drug dealer killed

MANILA -- An alleged drug dealer was killed and PHP27.2 million worth of shabu were seized in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City on Sunday morning, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said.Eleazar identified the fatality as Edgardo Alfonso, resident of Pasig City, believed to have links with drug lords serving sentence at New Bilibid Prison.Operatives from the NCRPO Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU), Quezon City Police Disrict, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-NCR conducted the buy-bust around 5 a.m. in front of a gasoline station along P. Tuazon Ave., corner 18th Ave., in Barangay San Roque, Quezon City.Eleazar said the operation was immediately conducted after a police officer acting as a buyer was able to purchase one kilogram of shabu from Alfonso.After sensing that he was transacting with an undercover agent, the suspect drew his firearm and fired towards the operatives, resulting to an encounter and the killing of Al…

Marines, NGOs, GOs extend help to Maguindanao kids

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao -- More than 500 pupils from Pigcalagan Elementary School in Barangay Pigcalagan here have benefitted from the outreach program conducted jointly by the 1st Marine Brigade, local government officials and non-government organizations on Saturday (September 14).The activity, held inside the school premises, were parlor games, medical consultation, distribution of hygiene kits, dental kits, school supplies, and a feeding program, according to Aileen Kesa Marie Usob Hualde, executive director of Women Organization of Rajah Mamalu Descendants (WORMD).The activity was also initiated in partnership with Mayor Shameem Mastura, board member Sharifudin Mastura, the Philippine Dental Association-Cotabato Chapter, the Philippine Pharmacists Association and the Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.The beneficiaries were school children and the community surrounding the school.Marine health providers also extended health services to b…

Army deploys CST in San Fernando, Bukidnon

MARAMAG, Bukidnon, Sept. 14 (PIA) — Army’s 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion (88IB) recently deployed community support teams (CSTs) to various barangays in San Fernando, Bukidnon.Lt. Col. Franklin F. Fabic, 88IB Commander, said this is part of the army’s Community Support Program (CSP) that provides assistance in conducting community-based initiatives identified by the locals themselves in tandem with the local government.These teams will be stationed in San Fernando’s seven barangays namely Namnam, Magkalungay, Cawayan, Little Baguio, Tugop, Nacabuklad, and Halapitan.In a send-off ceremony during the convocation program at San Fernando town hall, Mayor Levi Edma warmly welcomed the troops.“As a public servant, my concern is the development, needs, and security of the people. I believe that in our cooperation with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and through Executive Order No. 70 of President Rodrigo Duterte, the empowered inclusiveness of the government to end local communist …

MARINA emphasizes sea passengers’ rights in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) -- The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) conducted an information awareness campaign at the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) in Cebu City to emphasize the rights of sea passengers in cases of canceled, delayed, and/or not completed voyages.Also discussed were the obligations of shipping operators in cases of trips at sea that cause inconvenience to the riding public as per MARINA Circular 2018-07.The information drive is in line with the campaign which MARINA had started in Batangas.MARINA Deputy Administrator for Operations (DAO) Nannette Villamor–Dinopol said the nationwide approach to information dissemination yields a better impact on stakeholders.Dinopol said now that it is ‘ber’ months, there will be an increase of travelers as people will take vacations or go back to their hometowns during the Christmas break. Along with MARINA, representatives from other government agencies such as Office of the Executive Secretary, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Phil…

3 ‘human traffickers’ arrested, 3 minors rescued in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY -- Police authorities in Parang, Maguindanao arrested on Saturday three men accused of human trafficking by a town police office in Bukidnon.Lt. Col. Ibrahim Jambiran, Parang police chief, identified the suspects as Reyndon Takbao, 20; Mary Ann Neri, 30; and Alexander Neri, 43, all of Kalilangan, Bukidnon.According to Jambiran, the Kalilangan municipal police office had coordinated with his office about the presence of the three suspects in his area of jurisdiction.“Immediately, we conducted a joint operation that led to the arrest of the suspects and the rescue of three minors,” Jambiran said.The three minors, aged 14, 15, and 16, respectively, are now reunited with their families in Kalilangan, Bukidnon.The suspects are currently detained at the Parang police custodial facility while charges for human trafficking are readied against them. (PNA)
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Franky Johnson wins FIBA 3x3 Sukhbaatar Challenger shootout

LIPA CITY, Batangas -- Despite missing out on a playoff spot in the FIBA 3x3 Sukhbaatar Challenger, Isabela City will still walk away with some cash as Franky Johnson won the two-point shootout on Saturday.Johnson shocked hometown favorite Ulzii-Orshikh Myagmarsuren, 14-12, in the final to become the first Filipino to win the shootout in a 3x3 challenger held in Mongolia.Johnson won one million Tugrik (almost PHP19,500) in the contest.As a bonus, Chooks-To-Go decided to give Isabela City 60 points in the Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Magiting Cup for its stint in the Sukhbaatar Challenger. (PNA)
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Mendiola, Global Makati draw PFL clash

LIPA CITY, Batangas -- Mendiola and Global Makati finished their Philippines Football League (PFL) showdown tied, 1-1, as the former forced the draw at the Aboitiz Pitch here on Saturday night. Paolo Salenga thought he finally gave Global Makati only its second win of the season after drilling in a 37th minute penalty to put his club up, 1-0, even as his teammates' defense kept Mendiola at bay. However, Nimrod Balabat found a wide-open goal mouth after Jun Tripulca misread Ash Flores' move, and Balabat converted the 85th minute equalizer off the Flores feed. Mendiola is now in solo fifth place with 12 points, while Global Makati moved up to six points with the stalemate. (PNA)
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121 CIDG tracker teams to hunt down GCTA-freed convicts

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) is set to deploy on Thursday 121 tracker teams nationwide to lead the hunting down of the convicts released under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.CIDG Deputy Director, Brig. Gen. Bernabe Balba said each tracker team, composed of five personnel, will be deployed after the 15-day grace period set by the President Rodrigo Duterte for the voluntary surrender of such convicts."Meron na tayong mga organized na mga teams (and) even before the deadline, ay tumutulong na tayo na ma-locate at meron din namang nagsu-surrender. In fact, nakapagtala na tayo ng 47 surrenderers sa CIDG (We have already organized teams and even before the deadline, we are helping to locate these convicts and there were those who surrendered. In fact, we have already listed 47 surrenderers in the CIDG,” he said in a recent television interview.Balba noted these surrenderers have been already turned over to …

Cloudy skies, scattered rain showers on Sunday: PAGASA

MANILA -- Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over the archipelago due to southwest monsoon or habagat, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday.In its 5 a.m. broadcast, PAGASA said there are no more low-pressure areas within the Philippine area of responsibility but it warned the public against possible flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms.Light to strong winds will blow all over the country while coastal waters along all areas will be slight to moderate.Strong coastal waters are expected at the western part of South Luzon, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas and South Mindanao.The minimum temperature for the day is 22°C while the maximum temperature is at 34°C, PAGASA said. (PNA)
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Cebuano news: Army mipadala ug CST sa San Fernando, Bukidnon

MARAMAG, Bukidnon, Sept. 14 (PIA) — Ang 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion (8thIB) sa Philippine Army bag-ohay lang mipadala sa ‘Community Assitance Team’ para magserbisyo sa lungsod sa San Fernando ning probinsya sa Bukidnon.Si Lt. Col. Franklin F. Fabic, ang 88IB Commander, miingon nga kabahin kini sa ‘Community Support Program kon CSP’ nga gimbuhaton sa Philippine Army, diin ang mga grupo sa kasundaluhan motabang sa komunidad diha sa pagpahigayon sa mga kalihukan ug inisyatibo nga kinahanglan ipatuman sa ilang lugar. Kini pinaagi usab sa pakigtambayayong sa lokal nga kagamhanan.Kini nga mga ‘team’ sa sundalo didto i-‘assign’ sa pito ka mga lugar sa San Fernando partikular sa barangay Namnam, Magkalungay, Cawayan, Little Baguio, Tugop, Nacabuklad, ug Halapitan.Sa gipahigayon nga ‘send-off ceremony’ atol sa ‘convocation’ sa munisipyo, malipayon nga gi-‘welcome’ ni Mayor Levi Edma ang CST nga tropa sa kasundaluhan.“Isip alagad sa katawhan, responsibilidad nako ang mga butang nga dunay…