UP Resilience Institute integrates UP NOAH, to launch on June

QUEZON CITY, May 23 (PIA)--The revitalized University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI), with the integration of the UP National Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center as its core component, will formally be launched on 23 June 2017 as a proactive hub providing benchmark innov... Read more

DENR unveils Museum of Philippine Biodiversity

Director Mundita Lim gives welcome remarks for the launching of biodiversity museum. QUEZON CITY, May 23 (PIA)—The Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) thru its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) unveiled Monday the highly anticipated museum dedicated to enhancing the appr... Read more

Drug offender minors should be handled properly - JJWC

QUEZON CITY, May 23, (PIA) - - The Juvenile Justice Welfare Council (JJWC) urged law enforcement officers to properly handle minors involved in drug-related offenses. JJWC Executive Director Atty. Tricia Clare A. Oco said Republic Act 9344 as amended by R.A. 10630 should be the guiding principle ... Read more

Davao City has 910 new police volunteers

DAVAO CITY May 23 (PIA)- About 910 police volunteers completed their week-long basic training at the Davao City Police Office headquarters yesterday (May 22).   These volunteers underwent basic training course included self-defense skills, assisting in police patrols, spotting suspicious indi... Read more

Capitol joins press freedom week celeb this May

CAPITOL COMPOUND, Misamis Oriental, May 23 -- The Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental joins with the members of the Fourth-State in celebrating the 35th Press Freedom Week on May 22-27, 2017.   Governor Bambi Emano on Monday extended his congratulations to all the media practitioners in... Read more

DSWD holds filmmaking tilt

DAVAO CITY May 23 (PIA)- The Department of Social Welfare and Development has launched a filmmaking contest to highlight the department’s different programs.   The DSWD Film Festival will center on the theme “DSWD: May Malasakit” (DSWD has compassion) and is open to students, film enth... Read more

PPAN 2017-2022 aims for high reduction in prevalence of all forms of malnutrition

QUEZON CITY, May 23 (PIA) - -The Philippine Plan of Action (PPAN) for Nutrition 2017-2022 which was officially set in motion last May 2, 2017 in Iloilo City, aims for high reduction in the prevalence of all forms of malnutrition.   In her keynote speech, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary ... Read more

Australian Embassy joins in nationwide ‘Brigada Eskwela’

MANILA,  May 23 (PIA) – To help prepare for the opening of classes in June, the Australian Embassy in the Philippines has joined the Department of Education (DepEd) in the annual ‘Brigada Eskwela.’   Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely joined parents and other stake... Read more

Pontevedra residents avail of emergency employment

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, ROXAS CITY, Capiz, May 23 – Residents in some barangays in Pontevedra town benefited from the short-term emergency employment program   of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Recently, DOLE Capiz was able to release P291,150.00 in check to the beneficiaries of th... Read more

Measures to curb timber poaching up

ILOILO CITY, 23 May (PIA)—The Regional Anti-Illegal Task Force is proposing measures to regulate forest products that are consigned to furniture establishments in Western Visayas.   This, according to the task force, in the wake of timber poaching and illegal transport of forest products to fur... Read more

DSWD releases P2.2M for Antique’s centenarians

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE  (PIA) - - A total of 22 centenarians in the province received P100,000 each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development in compliance to Republic Act 10868 or the “Centenarians Act of 2016.” The turn over ceremony was led by Regional Director Rebecca Geamala of D... Read more

Hiligaynon news:  DENR nagbukas sang  Museum sang  Philippine Biodiversity

QUEZON CITY, Mayo 23 (PIA6) – Ang Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) paagi sa iya  Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) nagbukas sang Lunes sang madugay na nga ginahulat nga  museum nga ginahalad sa pagpaayo sang  mangaranon nga biological diversity sang pungsod. Si BMB Dir... Read more

DOH rolls ‘Usapang HIV/AIDS’ forum in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, May 23 (PIA) - The Department of Health in Region I rolled out its health forum dubbed ‘Usapang HIV/AIDS’ in Pangasinan Friday, May 19 to address the growing number of HIV cases in the region and help reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections among at-risk ... Read more

Eco-tourism, mangrove park site soon to rise in Bauang town

BAUANG, La Union, May 23 (PIA) – A site for an eco-tourism and mangrove park will soon rise in Parian Oeste and Pudoc villages, here. Engr. Rainier Calica, municipal administrator of Bauang, said the tourist development plan dubbed as ‘Project Bakawan: Eco-Tourism and Mangrove Park’ is aim... Read more

Mayor Beng warns trikes to stop overcharging

By Dominic I. Sanchez, with reports from Kimberly Yusay ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 23 (PIA) – In a press conference yesterday (May 22), Mayor Maria Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar called on tricycle drivers to stop overcharging passengers, especially tourists. The mayor has personally been made... Read more