• 29 July 2016
PASIG CITY, July 29 - To ensure that drug surrenderees are provided with appropriate interventions, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will mobilize its city and municipal field officers across the county in organizing barangay-based volunteers to take the lead role in the anti-illegal drug campaign.DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno said that the profiling of the drug dependents will be the first step towards the whole-of-government approach in the rehabilitation and treatment of thousands of drug dependents across the country.“The President hates drug addicts and drug lords but at the same time he loves them. The policy of the administration is not about killing them but to help them,” Sec. Sueno said.During the inter-agency task force meeting held at the DILG-NAPOLCOM center held Tuesday morning, DILG Undersecretary John R. Castriciones said that the involvement of DILG city/municipal local government operations officers (C/MLGOOs) in the government’s anti-drug campaign is very crucial to the succeeding steps in the government’s drug rehabilitation program.“The C/MLGOOs will do the profiling of the drug surrenderees using the approved template in orde ...Read more

Luzon grid still on yellow alert

 CENTRAL  29 July 2016
QUEZON CITY, July 29 (PIA) -- The Luzon grid is again placed under yellow alert today and this will continue until eveningAccording to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Luzon grid will be on yellow alert from 10 am to 1 pm due to lower reserves but will be shifted to red alert ...Read more

Low pressure area in Eastern, Samar now a tropical depression

 CENTRAL  29 July 2016
QUEZON CITY, July 29 (PIA) -- The Low Pressure Area (LPA) East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "Carina".According to PAGASA, at 10 am today, the eye of the storm was estimated at 195 km East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.It has maximum sustain ...Read more