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  • Malacañang condemns assault on Filipina in Libya

    MANILA, July 31 --  Malacañang on Thursday condemned the kidnapping and rape of a Filipina nurse by youths in Libya. “Kinokondena po natin ang krimen na naganap laban sa isang mamamayan natin doon,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a press briefing at the Palace. According to reports, four Libyan youths kidnapped the Filipina nurse and brought her to an undisclosed place where she was assaulted by six men. She ... Read Full Story - Malaca&ntild...
  • Release of four policemen can lead to peace talks with reds--Palace

    MANILA, July 31 -- The Palace on Wednesday welcomed the release of four policemen who were abducted by communist rebels in Surigao del Norte, saying the act is a “groundbreaking event” that could lead to the resumption of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front (NDF).“This is a welcome development on the part of the NDF to release these four policemen. Certainly, we hope this is a groundbreaking event where the Communist Party of the Philippines -- National P... Read Full Story - Release of f...
  • 359 ARBs receive CLOAs

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 31 (PIA6) - - The Department of Agrarian Reform North Negros gave out Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) and loan support from the Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP) to agrarian reform beneficiaries.About 359 ARBs from 10 municipalities received their CLOAs dividing the 397.964 hectares of land holdings.The 10 municipalities and cities in North Negros Occidental include Escalante City, Toboso, Calatrava, Sagay City, Cadiz City, Manapla, Victorias City, E. ... Read Full Story - 359 ARBs rec...
  • Ilocos Sur, puntirya ng mga sindikato na nagtitinda ng  mga pekeng fertilizer

    VIGAN CITY, July 31 (PIA) – Nagbabala ang Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA)  sa mga magsasaka na makipagtulongan sa pamahalaan para malabanan ang mga sindikatong nagtitinda ng mga pekeng fertilizer  lalong-lalo na sa mga liblib na pook  sa  Ilocos Sur , ang pangunahing nagtatanim ng tabakong birhinya sa buong Pilipinas. Ayon kay FPA Provincial Director Rey Segismundo, puntirya ng mga sindikatong ito na nagmula sa ibang mga lalawigan sa Cagayan Valley  p... Read Full Story - Ilocos Sur, ...
  • Tagalog news: Payak ngunit makahulugan pagdiriwang ng Marinduque sa Labanan ng Paye 

    QUEZON CITY, Ika-31 ng Hulyo (PIA) Simple ngunit makahulugan ang gagawing paggunita ng mga taga-Marinduque ngayong araw sa mga magigiting na kawal ng Unang Republika na kalahok sa Labanan sa Paye noong Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano.Ang Labanan ng Paye ang isa sa mga bakbakan kung saan namayani ang mga kawal Pilipino sa  higit na armadong mga tropang Amerikano.Noong katanghalian ng ika-31 ng Hulyo, napaatras ng mga tauhan nina Kapitan Teofilo Roque at Tinyente Pedro Torres ang mga kabig ng Com... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Palace welcomes Vatican’s announcement of Pope Francis’ visit to Manila

    MANILA, July 31 -- Malacañang is looking forward to His Holiness Pope Francis’ four-day trip to the Philippines next year, which reportedly includes a visit to areas devastated by super typhoon "Yolanda," as well as the University of Santo Tomas.“The government joins the Filipino people in welcoming the Vatican’s announcement confirming that His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Visit to the Philippines on January 15 to 19, 2015,” Presiden... Read Full Story - Palace welco...
  • CSOs give aid to Day Care schoolers, pregnant women in Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 31 (PIA) – Civil Society Organizations (CSO) here recently provided assistance to 50 Day Care schoolers and 7 pregnant mothers in barangay Bonfal Proper in support of the Nutrition Month celebration. The free services offered were toothbrushes, toothpastes, vitamins and lectures on maternal child care and dental care. Day Care schoolers  also benefited  from the feeding program while pregnant mothers  also received  free gif... Read Full Story - CSOs give ai...
  • Tagalog news: VRH, nagsagawa ng earthquake drill

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , July 31(PIA) – Nagsagawa ng isang Earthquake Drill ang mga kawani ng Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) kahapon bilang paghahanda sa nasabing kalamidad. Ayon kay Dr. Joselito Gomzales , earthquake drill  coordinator, ang nasabing  programa ay taunang isinasagawa ng VRH upang  patuloy na  maturuan ang mga kawani nito sa tamang gawin at ipatupad na aksyon  sa oras ng earthquake. “Isa itong pagsasanay sa aming standard operatin... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • PNP Aglipay Advisory Council takes oath

    AGLIPAY, Quirino, July 31 (PIA)-- Members of the Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) of the Aglipay Police Station recently took their oath before Mayor Jerry T. Agsalda who is also the MAC chairman. The members are  Sangguniang Bayan Giovanni M. Eustaquio, Villa Santiago Barangay Captain Milagros V. Ramirez, Elderly representative Abner dela Cruz, Religious Sector representative Evangelist Ludivico Marquez and  Business sector representative Freddie Leano. Other members include... Read Full Story - PNP Aglipay ...
  • Sibugay PPO intensifies awareness on anti-kidnapping groups

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, July 31 (PIA) – To intensify public awareness on anti-kidnapping groups, the Provincial Police Office (PPO) here distributed  information, education and communication (IEC) materials on various  modus operandi and preventive tips to the vulnerable sector of the community, especially students. Police Chief Inspector Leo P. Castillo, provincial information officer of the PPO said the distribution of information materials is an initiative of the Philipp... Read Full Story - Sibugay PPO ...
  • Taguig intensifies anti-illegal drugs campaign; investigates alleged drug joints

    TAGUIG CITY, 31 July (PIA) – Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano ordered the city police to further investigate on the tagging of certain clubs in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as alleged drug joints. “We do not tolerate illegal drugs activities in Taguig so we are asking those in-charge of the investigations to inform us of the basis for such statement so we, in the local government, could take the necessary steps to address the situation,” Cayetano said. She instructed Ta... Read Full Story - Taguig inten...
  • DILG-13 engages community mobilizers to support GPB

    BUTUAN CITY, July 31 - The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 13 (DILG-13) has engaged four Community Mobilizers (CM) to assist Local Government Units, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and communities in the crafting of Local Poverty Reduction Plans (LPRAP) under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GBP).  Started in 2012, the GPB has put premium on people participation in local budgeting process and local governance. “Ako nalipay na ang mga katawhan,&nbs... Read Full Story - DILG-13 enga...
  • Forum on youth study slated

    BUTUAN CITY, July 31 – Recent study result of young people’s sexuality and health will be presented in a multi-sectoral gathering on Friday, August 1, this city. The Commission on Population (PopCom)-Caraga will facilitate a dissemination forum on the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFSS 4) which revealed the reproductive behavior of the youth aged 15-24 in the country, including Caraga Region. The result will be presented by the representatives of the Universit... Read Full Story - Forum on you...
  • Benguet town strengthens disaster preparedness program

    TUBA, Benguet, July 30 (PIA) - - The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) here  has intensified its program on disaster preparedness in line with this year’s theme of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran”. Clarita W. Lardizabal, Environmental Specialist 1 and the MDRRM officer –designate, said  this year’s celebration  is focused on upholding disaster... Read Full Story - Benguet town...
  • Army 36IB to mark 40th Founding Anniversary

    TANDAG CITY, July 30 (PIA) – The 36th Infantry (Valor) Battalion of the Philippine Army (PA) led by Lt. Col. (LTC) Anastacio Suaybaguio, Jr., with its headquarters located at Sitio Mambago, Barangay Dayo-an, Tago town in Surigao del Sur is set to mark its 40th Founding Anniversary on August 1, 2014. In a letter to Governor Johnny Pimentel, Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Suaybaguio, invited the province’s chief executive to grace the occasion and, at the same time, informed him as ... Read Full Story - Army 36IB to...
  • Isabela creates integrated security plan

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, July 30 (PIA) – This province has formally established its integrated security plan after the Isabela anti-crime task force member-agencies and non-government organizations convened recently on the formulation of the security plan. Ysmael Atienza, anti-crime task force vice-chairman, said the security plan includes anti-crime, anti-drug and anti-insurgency components aimed at maintaining the internal peace and security of the province. He said the establishm... Read Full Story - Isabela crea...
  • PRO-6 slates caravan for gun holders

    ILOILO CITY, July 30 (PIA6)—The Police Regional Office-6 will be the venue of a caravan for gun holders, slated August 11-15, to accommodate those who are applying for License to Own and Possess Firearms(LTOPF). Police Inspector Sheila Sangrines, public information officer, said that the LTOPF can only be secured at Camp Crame in Quezon City, but the PRO-6 is making it convenient for gun holders in the region with the caravan, where biometrics and photo capturing system will be done.&... Read Full Story - PRO-6 slates...
  • Cebuano News: President Aquino sertipikahan ang Bangsamoro Basic Law isip “urgent” nga balaod

    MANILA, Hulyo 30 (PIA) – Sertipikahan ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III ang Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) isip “urgent” kun dinali-an nga balaod, usa ka opisyal sa Palasyo miingon, sa milabay nga Domingo.“Prayoridad ni Presidente Aquino nga mahimo nang balaod ang BBL ug mamugna na ang Bangsamoro Transition Authority sa sunod tuig,” matud pa ni Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Hermino Coloma, Jr., atol sa usa ka press briefing sa Station d... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • GPH, MILF make ‘good progress’ in draft Basic Law

    MANILA, July 29 -- Government of the Philippines (GPH) chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferer on Monday said that the peace panels of the state and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  (MILF) are finding good solutions to the sticky issues on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). “We met over the weekend and made progress on two important articles pertaining to fiscal autonomy and the structure of the Bangsamoro government,” Coronel-Ferrer said, noting that the panels &ld... Read Full Story - GPH, MILF ma...
  • 4 policemen meet their families after 19 days of captivity

    KITCHARAO, Agusan del Norte, July 29 (PIA) - PO3 Vic Calubag Concon, PO1 Rey O’niel Morales, PO1 Joen B. Zabala and PO1 Edito F. Roquino finally met their families after being freed by the New People’s Army (NPA) on Tuesday. At around 3:58 p.m., said police officers were finally released after 19th day of captivity following a negotiation between the national government officials and the NPA-National Democratic Fund (NDF) - North Eastern Mindanao Region (NEMRC). The fo... Read Full Story - 4 policemen ...
  • PMA ‘Matikas’ class of 1983 leads the Army in Mindanao

    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, July 29 – All the four infantry divisions of Philippine Army in Mindanao are now being led by Generals belonging to Philippine Military Academy Matikas class of 1983. The 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division based at Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur which is in-charge of the western portion of Mindanao is under the command of BGen Gerry Barrientos who just took his post as the new division commander last July 2, 2014. Sixth Infantry (... Read Full Story - PMA ‘Matikas...
  • PDEA-6 warns Ilonggas: “Be wary of foreigner suitors, friends”

    ILOILO CITY, July 29(PIA)—Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-6 Director Paul Ledesma has warned Ilonggas, especially students, to be wary of foreigner friends and suitors. “They may pose as such but they may actually be members of international drug syndicates who intend to use these ladies as drug couriers,” Ledesma said in a media interview. Ledesma said that their monitoring reports revealed about foreigners, some enrolled in universities here, wooing Ilonggas, spe... Read Full Story - PDEA-6 warns...
  • PMA ‘Matikas’ class of 1983 lead Army in Mindanao

    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, July 29 – All the four infantry divisions of Philippine Army in Mindanao are now being led by Generals belonging to Philippine Military Academy Matikas class of 1983. The 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division based at Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur which is in-charge of the western portion of Mindanao is under the command of BGen Gerry Barrientos who just took his post as the new division commander last July 2, 2014. The 6th Inf... Read Full Story - PMA ‘Matikas...
  • President Aquino set to certify Bangsamoro Basic Law as urgent bill

    MANILA, July 28 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to certify the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent bill, a Palace official said on Sunday.“Ipinahayag ni Pangulong (Benigno) Aquino (III) na prayoridad ng pamahalaan na ganap na maisabatas ang BBL at maitatag ang Bangsamoro Transition Authority sa susunod na taon,” said Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Hermino Coloma, Jr., in a press briefing over radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.President Benigno ... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Novo Vizcayanos’ compliance to fire code improved - BFP

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 27 (PIA) – The compliance of business establishments to the implementation of the Fire Code has improved based on the recent report of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in the province. In a report during the recent Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting, the BFP bared that for 2012, they collected more than  P1.3 million fire code fees compared to the more than P1.8 million collection in for the year 2013. “There w... Read Full Story - Novo Vizcaya...
  • PDEA urges brgy officils to reactivate anti-drug bodies

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 26 (PIA) – Officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Cagayan Valley has recommended the reactivation of Barangay Anti-Drug Councils (BADAC) in the region to strengthen the campaign against illegal drugs. Juvenal Azurin, PDEA regional director said that through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), BADACs can be reactivated    to fully perform its role as an alli... Read Full Story - PDEA urges b...
  • 30 Filipino repatriates from Libya to arrive in Manila tomorrow  

    MANILA, July 28 -- Thirty (30) more Filipino repatriates from Libya are scheduled to arrive in Manila tomorrow at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. Twenty four (24) of them are set to arrive at 4:00 p.m. on board QR926, while the remaining six OFWs will arrive at 4:35 p.m. on board EK332. On July 27, 42 OFWs from Libya arrived in Manila at 10:10 p.m. on board EK334 while five OFWs arrived today at 4:35 p.m. on board EK332. Tomorrow’s arrivals wou... Read Full Story - 30 Filipino ...
  • July posts highest, costliest fire incidence in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, July 28 (PIA) – Aside from having the highest, the costliest fire incidences have also been posted during this month of July for the first half of 2014 in Surigao del Sur, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) under Acting Provincial Fire Marshall Insp. Rowella Dinolan. Senior Fire Officer 1 (SFO1) Rogelio Secarro, Operations Section chief of the BFP Provincial Office, bared that of the total five fire occurrences provincewide, three have broken out within this... Read Full Story - July posts h...
  • PNP reiterates readiness for SONA security in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, July 28 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Provincial Director P/SSupt. Narciso Verdadero  reiterated the readiness of the police in carrying out the security plan set for today in time for the scheduled State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III. He said that all units have also been reminded of maximum tolerance especially that protest rallies by some leftist groups are expected to take place. It will be recalled that last ... Read Full Story - PNP reiterat...
  • Youth leadership summit held in Abra upland town

    LACUB, Abra, July 28 (PIA) -- Thirty youth leaders from this upland town in Abra joined the Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) with the theme “Learn Today, Leaders for Tomorrow”  at  Brgy. Poblacion here last July 19-21.The YLS is one of the special projects of the Philippine Army that is an integral component of the Internal Peace and Security Program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.The YLS in Lacub was the 15th batch of the YLS in Abra conducted by the 41st Infantry Bat... Read Full Story - Youth leader...
  • Panabo mayor signs MOA on peace, dev't with 10th Infantry Division

    PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte - Mayor Atty. Jose L. Silvosa Sr. of Panabo City last week signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the 10th Infantry Division to continue their effort  to push for  development The MOA came  after the 10th Inf. Division declared Panabo City as peaceful, ready for development and free from the influence of insurgency,  Panabo City Information Officer Narciso Jadraque explained. During the MOA signing ceremony on July 21 Mond... Read Full Story - Panabo mayor...
  • Tagalog news:  Groundbreaking ng Romblon Prov'l Public Safety Company Sub-Office, isinagawa

    SAN FERNANDO, Romblon, Hulyo 28 (PIA) --- Ginanap ang ang Groundbreaking Ceremony at Time Capsule Laying para sa planong pagpapatayo ng Romblon Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) Sub-Office sa Sitio Talaba, Barangay Taclobo, San Fernando, Romblon kamakailan. Ang okasyon ay pinangunahan ni MIMAROPA Regional Director PCSupt. Dennis Jurilla Peña, sa paanyaya nina Cong. Eleandro Jesus “Budoy” Madrona at Gov. Eduardo “Lolong” Firmalo si PNP Regional Director P... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Decorated general assumes office as gov't ceasefire chief

    DATU ODIN SINSUAT, MAGUINDANAO, July 27 -- “I accept the challenge, your guidance and also your advice in pursuing the gains of the more than 14 years of legacy of the CCCH [Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities] for serving lasting peace for Mindanao,” Brigadier General Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. told his predecessor Brigadier General Edmundo Pangilinan. Galvez assumed last Monday the chairmanship of the government ceasefire mechanism. Pangilinan is now the command... Read Full Story - Decorated ge...
  • PDEA to inspect  Cagayan Valley hotels

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , July 26 (PIA)– Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will be conducting a surprise inspection among hotels in Cagayan Valley region in the wake of incidents showing that several hotels are now being used for illegal drugs. PDEA regional director Juvenal Azurin, in a recent meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) here said several hotels in Cagayan Valley are now being used for repacking and selling of illegal drugs. He... Read Full Story - PDEA to insp...
  • Cebuano News: Philhealth ALAGA KA caravan, gipahigayon

    ILIGAN CITY, July 27 (PIA)-- Ang PhilHealth ug Probinsya sa Lanao del Norte ubos sa pangagamhanan niini nagpahigayon sa ALAGA KA Member Data Record (MDR) pag panghatag didto sa Mindanao Civic Center sa Tubod, Lanao del Norte kaniadtong Hulyo 24, 2014.Samtang ang dakbayan sa Iligan usab nagpahigayon sa ALAGA KA caravan sa Hulyo 26 ug 27 (Sabado ug Domingo) sa Iligan City Plaza aron sa pag panghatag sa nahabiling MDR sa mga benepisyaryo sa tanang barangay ug pagpanghatag sa 2014 PhilHealth Identif... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • PMA entrance exam set on August 3

    ILIGAN CITY, July 27 (PIA)--The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) will conduct its annual entrance examination on August 3, 2014 in different testing centers nationwide. The PMA entrance examination is the first step in the admission as cadet to the prestigious and renowned Philippine Military Academy that is also the primary source of Armed Forces of the Philippines Officer Corps in all services (Army, Navy and Air Force). Once admitted, cadets will be free of high quality college edu... Read Full Story - PMA entrance...
  • Empowered grassroots implement 27M-worth projects in Caraga

    BUTUAN CITY, July 27 (PIA) - A total of 38 projects amounting to Php 27,080,000.00 were realized in 2013 through the active participation of the grassroots sector in Caraga with the inclusive growth-implementation strategy of the KALAHI CIDSS- National Community-Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). DSWD-Caraga regional director Minda Brigoli said that funding source of the said projects were from the Grassroots Participato... Read Full Story - Empowered gr...
  • POEA allows exemptions for OFW’s returning to Libya under certain skills

    MANILA, July 26 --  The country will continue to allow the processing and deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returning to Libya under certain skill categories, Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said. “The POEA Governing Board has approved Board Resolution No, 17 Series of 2014 allowing the processing and redeployment of OFWs under certain skill categor... Read Full Story - POEA allows ...
  • 11 beneficiaries get new houses  

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 26 (PIA6) - - House of peace.The provincial government through the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) and the 303rdInfantry Brigade turned over 11 houses to beneficiaries in Barangay Sta. Rosa in Murcia town.Brigade Commander Col. Jon Aying said that the 11 houses costs a total of 20,000 made of light materials like wood, amakan and nipa built by members of the army, auxillary forces and resident-beneficiaries, a show of true Bayanihan spirit.Dr.... Read Full Story - 11 beneficia...
  • DOLE-Caraga implements SPF 

    BUTUAN CITY, July 26 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga has been implementing its Special Project Fund (SPF) in support of the administration’s thrust to reduce poverty thru massive job generation. The department has P31.5-M budget in Caraga region through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Worker (TUPAD) and Government Internship Program (GIP) which are the only two components in the said program. Each district has a P... Read Full Story - DOLE-Caraga ...
  • 13 Filipino repatriates from Libya arrive in  Manila today 

    MANILA, July 25 -- Thirteen (13) overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Libya will arrive in Manila today, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. The first 10 OFWs are set to arrive at 4:30 p.m. on board EK332 while the three others will arrive at 10:10 p.m. on board EK334. This brings the total number of repatriated Filipinos from Libya to 533. Representatives from the DFA and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be at the airport to b... Read Full Story - 13 Filipino ...
  • PNP, AFP get security set for SONA sked in Caraga

    TANDAG CITY, July 25 (PIA) – Both the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Caraga region have already their respective security measures set for the July 28 schedule of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III. Surigao del Sur Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Provincial Director P/SSupt. Narciso Verdadero, for his part, said that it has always been a routine for them to stay in full alert status, conduct choke-and check... Read Full Story - PNP, AFP get...
  • PNP to hold One Stop Shop for firearm license, registration

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, July 25 (PIA) - - The Philippine National Police (PNP) will hold a One Stop Shop on License To Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) and Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence (PTCFOR) on September 2-4 at Police Regional Office (PRO) XI Covered Court, Camp Catitipan, Davao City. Police Supt. Ceazar Cabuhat, chief of the PRO XI Firearms and Explosive Division, announced yesterday (July 24) during the Information Caravan for LTOPF at Davao del Norte Provincial Police Barr... Read Full Story - PNP to hold ...
  • Pamana FMR  project  in Kalinga inaugurated

    PINUKPUK, Kalinga, July 25(PIA)-- The P20 million farm-to-market road funded by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) through the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan or PAMANA was recently inaugurated. Director Marilou Ibanez of OPAPP led national and local officials for the inauguration of the about three kilometer Allaguia farm-to-market road up to its boundary with Asibanglan. In her message, she told beneficiaries that government did not fail in its commitm... Read Full Story - Pamana FMR &...
  • PAMANA-ARMM MNLF beneficiaries participate in project planning

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 25 (PIA) – Around 21 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) from seven barangays in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur participated in the formulation of  management plans for the implementation of livelihood programs under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program. The participants also identified and listed down their counterpart activities as preparation for the delivery of their approved project items. The two-day Orien... Read Full Story - PAMANA-ARMM ...
  • Aquino to push Bangsamoro law with conviction

    MANILA, July 25  -- President Benigno Aquino III told members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Thursday that he will aggressively push for the enactment of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law in Congress. “I want to be able to push this [Bangsamoro Basic Law] with conviction,” Aquino said, adding that it is his obligation to the people who are yearning for peace in Mindanao. The meeting with the BTC came on the heels of reports that there co... Read Full Story - Aquino to pu...
  • NRCO awards 21 livelihood assistance to displaced OFWs

    BUTUAN CITY, July 25 (PIA) – The National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) awarded 21 livelihood assistance to the displaced Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were sent back home in the Philippines. The livelihood grants were given to financially aid the returning OFWs who have been maltreated and laid-off from work. Relative to this, DOLE-Caraga, in cooperation with NRCO and Regional Tripartite Wages and... Read Full Story - NRCO awards ...
  • Naga City Peace and Order Council magpupulong sa Hulyo 30

    LUNGSOD NG NAGA, Hulyo 25 (PIA) --- Nakatakdang magtipon-tipon ang mga miyembro ng Naga City Peace and Order Council (NCPOC) sa darating na Hulyo 30 upang pag-usapan ang naging assessment ng City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) noong nakaraang bagyong Glenda kung saan isa ang lungsod ng Naga sa mga lubos na nasalanta. Ang naturang pagtitipon ay papangunahan nina Alkalde John Bongat bilang chairman at ni Bise-Alkalde Nelson Legacion na siyang presiding officer . A... Read Full Story - Naga City Pe...
  • Tagalog news: Mga tanod sa Calapan, nagsanay sa pagsugpo ng krimen

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Hulyo 25 (PIA) -- Upang mas lumalim at maging aktibo ang mga barangay tanod pagdating sa usapin ng kapayapaan sa barangay, isinagawa ang Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) training sa Gaisano Capital Mall noong nakaraang buwan. Layunin ng pagsasanay na mas lumalim pa ang kaalaman ng BPAT na siyang magiging katuwang ng kapulisan sa pagsugpo ng krimen sa 62 barangays sa lungsod. Ayon kay Calapan Police Chief, P/Supt. Glicerio C. Cansilao, malaki ang kakul... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: I-Movers Project, Timbangan ng Bayan, magpapalakas sa karapatan ng mamimili sa Nueva Vizcaya  

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , July 24 (PIA) – Magiging mas makapangyarihan ang mga mamimili sa Nueva Vizcaya  dahil sa ipapatayong mga proyekto ng Department of Trade and Industry(DTI) sa 15 bayan dito. Ayon kay Ruben Diciano, tagapangasiwa ng DTI, magpapatayo sila ng I-Movers Project at Timbangan sa Bayan sa 15 bayan ng lalawigan upang  magabayan ang mga mamimili sa tama at de kalidad na produktong kanilang mabibili sa mga palengke. Ang I-Movers ay  acronym ng Improv... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: 38 Jueteng workers, sakote sa  kampanya ng Solano PNP

    SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya, July 24 (PIA) – 38 na manggagawa ng illegal na sugal  na Jueteng ang naaresto kahapon ng  mga kawani ng  Philippine National Police (PNP)  sa  iba’t-ibang barangay ng bayang ito. Ayon kay Police Chief Inspector Kevin BUlayungan, hepe ng PNP,  karamihan sa mga naaresto ay mula sa mga probinsiya ng Bicol, Pangasinan at Bulacan. “Ito ay bunga ng aming kampanya laban sa mga ipinagbabawal na sugal sa lalawigan, alinsunod... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news:  DTI, naglunsad ng I-Movers Project, Timbangan ng Bayan sa Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 24 (PIA) – Inilunsad kamakailan ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) dito ang I-Movers Project at Timbangan ng Bayan upang mabigyan ng tama at sapat na timbang at dekalidad na produktong mabibili ang mga mamamayan. Ani Ruben Diciano, tagapangasiwa ng DTI, ang I-Movers Project at Timbangan ng Bayan ay inilunsad sa bayan ng Kayapa, Aritao at Diadi. Ang I-Movers ay  acronym ng Improved Market Operations for Vigilant, Efficient and Responsive ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Cebuano News: Pulis Ozamiz nakahipos 11 ka armas, 600 ka sachet sa “shabu” sa kampanya batok malapason sa balaod 

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July  24 (PIA) – Mikabat sa 11 ka mga armas de fuego ang nasakmit sa Ozamiz City Police Station (CPS) ubos sa “Operation Kontra Boga-Bravo,” gikan Enero hangtud Mayo, ning tuig.                      Usa ka kampanya batok sa mga armas nga walay lisensiya o kaha wala ma renew ang mga lisensiya, ang operasyon miresulta sa pag-ares... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 14-day curfew imposed in waters off Sabah

    MANILA, July 24 --  The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed by local authorities at waters adjoining six Sabah east coast districts as part of efforts to strengthen security measures in these areas. The six districts where the curfew is in place include waters off Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Semporna, Kunak and Tawau,the DFA said. The curfew commenced on Saturday, July 19, from 6:... Read Full Story - 14-day curfe...
  • Cebuano News: ADAS exhibition ug conference midala’g kabibo sa  ekonomiya sa Pilipinas, matud sa Defense Secretary

    MANILA, Hulyo 24 (PIA) – Ang gipahigayon nga Asian Defense and Security (ADAS) Exhibition and Conference nga gipahigayon sa World Trade Center sa Pasay City, bag-ohay pa lamang, nakahatag kabibo sa eckonomiya sa nasud. Kini ang gipahayag ni Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, kinsa miingon nga ang maong panagtagbo nakahatag dugang kabibo sa ekonomiya sa Pilipinas gumikan ang mga nagpasi-ugda niini nakahimo sa tinun-anay nga kahigayunan aron ang mga kompaniya dinhi sa nasud makahimog ta... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino mibukas sa exhibit sa Asian Defense and Security 

    MANILA, Hulyo 24 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III ang mibukas sa bag-ohay lamang gipahigayon nga “Asian Defense, Security and Crisis Management (ADAS) Exhibition and Conference,” didto sa World Trade Center sa Pasay City.Kini, taliwala sa paninguha sa Pilipinas sa pagkab-ot sa katumanan sa punterya niini nga mabag-o ang kapabilidad sa pagdepensa sa nasud.Labing-una nga ADAS, dinhi sa nasud, kini nga kalihokan gilantaw nga maghatag sa mga misalmot nga mga kanasuran sa... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Gobyerno nadawat na ang nag-unang batch sa gipaabot nga duolan 51,000 ka mga riple

    MANILA, Hulyo 24 (PIA) -- Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III miingon nga nadawat na sa gobyerno ang unang batch sa mga riple nga M4 Caliber 5.56 mm, ug nagpaabot nga makompleto pagdangat ang duolan singkwenta e uno ka libo  (50,629) niini aron i-apud apud ngadto sa kasundaluhan sa katapusan sa tuig.“Gumikan sa patas, sihag ug walay tago-tago nga proseso sa pagpamalit sa mga riple, nakatigum kita’g kapin usa ka bilyon ka pesos (P1.2B), nga nagtugot kanato sa pagpalit ug dugang n... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Administrasyong Aquino mipalit mga barko, helicopter ug uban pang kagamitan alang sa Philippine Navy  

    MANILA, Hulyo 24 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III miingon nga duha ka dagkung barko ang napalit sa milabay nga upat ka tuig sa iyang administrasyon aron magamit sa Philippine Navy (PN). Ginama gikan sa gitawag nga “Hamilton Class Cutters,” nga mga barko ginganlan nga “Barko ng Republika sa Pilipinas (BRP) Gregorio del Pilar” ug “BRP Ramon Alcaraz,” matud sa Presidente. Samtang ang Aquino Administration usab nakaan... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Contentious issues in draft Bangsamoro Basic Law reconcilable -- GPH panel member

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 24  -- Government negotiators  are positive that the outstanding and contentious issues in the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) can be harmonized soon, noting that the indomitable commitment of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to arrive at a mutually acceptable bill is the key to overcome the difficulties currently being faced by the Parties. In a peace forum organized by the Ateneo de Zamboanga University o... Read Full Story - Contentious ...
  • Tagalog News: 26 Pilipino na inilikas mula sa Syria darating sa Biyernes

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hulyo 24 (PIA) - Iniulat ng Embahada ng Pilipinas na nasa Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic sa Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) na 26 Pilipino mula sa Syria, na nakinabang sa ilalim ng Mandatory Repatriation Program (MRP) ay darating sa Hulyo 25 sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) mga bandang 10:10 ng gabi (22.10H) sakay ng eroplanong Emirates Airlines Flight numero EK-334 mula Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UEA). Ito ay nagdala ng kabuuang bilang ng mga Pilipino... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • NCRPO readies 10,000 cops for PNoy’s SONA

    QUEZON CITY, 24 July (PIA) – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is all set for the President Benigno S. Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday, July 28, 2014. Some 10,000 personnel from the Metro Manila police force will be deployed to be supported by the National Support Units (NSUs), NHQ-PNP, PNP-Directorial Staff and from the different Police Regional Offices. The PROs will also deploy Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) to be on stand-by. &... Read Full Story - NCRPO readie...
  • U.S. government supports improving water supply services in MisOr

    MANILA, July 24 (PIA) – The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is bringing together more than 150 representatives of small-scale water service providers (WSPs) to attend a conference on "Accelerating Water Security and Climate Resiliency among Small Water Service Providers in Misamis Oriental.”  The conference, which runs from July 23-25, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City, is organized by USAID through its Water Security fo... Read Full Story - U.S. governm...
  • Army assures public safety; appeals public to remain calm, vigilant

    SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, July 24 (PIA) – With the recent atrocities committed by the communist rebels in the province, the 30th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army based in Placer town appealed to the public to refrain from further circulating frightening text messages, since these would cause undue panic and fear among the residents. The public is instead encouraged to forward these reports to the authorities who will verify their accuracy and perform appropriate measure... Read Full Story - Army assures...
  • Tagalog News: BI pinadeport ang pinagdudahang terorista

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hulyo 24 (PIA) - Ipinadeport ng Bureau of Immigration (BI) noong Martes ng gabi ang isang Australyano at pinagdudahang terorista na si Edward Cerantonio dahil isa siyang banyaga na walang dokumento dito sa Pilipinas. Sinabi ni BI spokesperson Atty. Elaine Tan na si Cerantonio alias “Musa Cerantonio” ay ipinabalik sa Australia dahil ang kanyang pasaporte ay kinansela ng kanilang Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sinabi ni Tan na inayos ng mga opisyal ng Embah... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Surigao Norte crisis committee extends SOMO to 72 hours

    SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, July 24 (PIA) – The Surigao del Norte Provincial Crisis Management Committee (PCMC) headed by Governor Sol F. Matugas has extended its Suspension of Military Operation (SOMO) to a period of 72 hours during their meeting held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, this province. PCMC spokesperson Atty. Premolito Plaza said the members of the PCMC with its utmost regard of the overriding and paramount consideration on the life and security of the four ca... Read Full Story - Surigao Nort...
  • Police nets 11 loose firearms, 600 sachets of “shabu” in anti-lawlessness campaign 

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July  24 (PIA) – At least 11 loose firearms were confiscated by the Ozamiz City Police Station (CPS) under “Operation Kontra Boga-Bravo,”  from January to May, this year.                                             A ca... Read Full Story - Police nets ...
  • PNP all set for INC centennial celebration on July 27

    QUEZON CITY, 24 July (PIA) – Days before the centennial celebration of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) on Sunday, July 27, the Philippine National Police is all set to provide security to ensure public safety. Some 3,200 police men and women will be deployed to provide security along with 200 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), 1,500 personnel from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and some 2,000 force multipliers. The grand celebration will be h... Read Full Story - PNP all set ...
  • Cebuano News: Pagmintinar sa kahusay, kalinaw sa Cagayan de Oro gihingusgan

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 24 – Gihingusgan karon sa kapolisan sa syudad ang paghatag og kapaseguroan sa katawhan. Kini ang pamahayag ni city police director S/Supt. Graciano Mijares, atol sa tigom sa komite sa police, fire and public safety ni konsehal Ramon Tabor kagahapon. Si Tabor mipadayag nga ang Bangsa-moro Agree-ment wala pa mahuman hangtod karon ug adunay pagsaulog sa pagtak-op sa Ramadan dugang pa sa State of the Nation Address (SONA) sa presidente sa umaabot Lunes, Huly... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Solons back police in keeping Oro’s peace, order

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 24 – The city council of Cagayan de Oro expressed full support to the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) in efforts to maintain the city’s peace and order situation. This, in the wake of robbery cases in the city such as the SM heist on Tuesday, at the E-games along JR Borja last July 21, and other incidents. Two more incidents were reported this morning, said Councilor Alden Bacal. According to councilor Ramon Tabor, chair of the committee ... Read Full Story - Solons back ...
  • RPOC welcomes appointment of Butuan dad as RPOC chair

    BUTUAN CITY, July 24 (PIA) – The members of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Caraga expressed their warm congratulations to Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. of this city, as the RPOC chair as per appointment by President Benigno S. Aquino III, during the RPOC meeting held on Wednesday at Dottie’s Place Hotel here. “Congratulations to our city Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr for being appointed by President Aquino as the chair of this council. We also welcome and congratulat... Read Full Story - RPOC welcome...
  • “Legal Aid Bonanza” launched in Valenzuela

    VALENZUELA CITY, 24 July (PIA)--Valenzuelanos may now get free legal advice from paralegal volunteers from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines or IBP – Bulacan Chapter by signing up for quarterly legal consultation events. This after Congressman Sherwin Gatchalian formally launched the “Legal Aid Bonanza” on July 18, a program that aims to provide free legal services to residents, inmates, and even local officials in Valenzuela City. The program is also open to prov... Read Full Story - “Legal Aid B...
  • AgNor guv to cops, PDEA: Intensify ‘war’ vs drugs

    BUTUAN CITY, July 24 (PIA) – Provincial Peace and Order Council chair and Agusan del Norte governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba on Monday ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) headed by PSSupt Rommel Francisco D Marbil and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) headed by regional director Erwin Ogario to work hand in hand in solving the drug problem of the province. Matba believes that her “Rebolusyon Kontra Druga” program will help solve the illega... Read Full Story - AgNor guv to...
  • DSWD files 8 cases of violation of Child Pornography Act

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 24 (PIA) -  The Department of Social Welfare and Development DSWD in Region 8 informed that at least eight cases of violation of RA 9775 or the Child Pornography Act has been filed  in the span of five years since the law was enacted in 2009. This was revealed by Ms. Ofelia O. Pagay SWO III and head of the Community Based Services Unit of DSWD 8. Republic Act 9775 or the Child Pornography Act is an act defining the crime of child pornography, prescr... Read Full Story - DSWD files 8...
  • DOLE, DSWD award Laundry Shop equipment, building to NAPUBKAY

    BUTUAN CITY, July 24 (PIA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga has awarded the amount of P143,700.00 for the materials and equipment to be used for the Laundry Shop Project to the Nagkahiusang Pubring Mangaykay (NAPUBKAY) in Barangay Doongan, this city, while the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) provided the amount of P481,752.00 for the building. NAPUBKAY is a group formed by the parents of the child laborers in barangay Doongan given the Laundry ... Read Full Story - DOLE, DSWD a...
  • New police chief assumes post

    SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, July 24 (PIA) – The Santiago City Police Office (SCPO) has a new police chief after S/Supt. Alexander Santos took the rein from outgoing chief S/Supt. Leon Rafael in a simple turn over ceremonies conducted recently. Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) director C/Supt Miguel Laurel, together with city officials and employees here, witnessed the turned-over ceremonies held at the SCPO. Rafael will now be assigned at PRO2 based in Tuguegarao City after serving SC... Read Full Story - New police c...
  • Tacurong holds 5-day fire volunteer training

    TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat,  July 24 (PIA) – At least  55  persons  here are undergoing  a  five-day  fire  volunteer  sponsored by the  city government  and  facilitated by the Tacurong Bureau of Fire Protection. The training  which is being  coordinated  by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC)   from July 21  to 25  involves   personnel of the City ... Read Full Story - Tacurong hol...
  • Tupi to implement P2.7-M worth of peace projects from DAR

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  July 24  (PIA) 12 – Nine  barangays  in nearby Tupi town are set  to  benefit  from  various projects as the  Department of Agrarian  recently approved the release  of  P2.7 M various  rural  projects. The barangays were adopted by DAR under its area component of the national government’s PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) program that aims to provide these barangays with ... Read Full Story - Tupi to impl...
  • Philippine government working hard to repatriate Filipinos from Libya

    MANILA, July 23 -- The Palace said the government is doing everything to help overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) who want to leave Libya because of the worsening security situation there. "Ginagawa ng Department of Foreign Affairs ang lahat ng makakayanan nito. Nagpadala na o nagtalaga na ng rapid response teams at pinagtutulungan ito ng lahat ng embahada ng Pilipinas sa Gitnang Silangan," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a p... Read Full Story - Philippine g...
  • Nueva Vizcaya disabled sector eyes aid from DOLE

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 23 (PIA) – Members of the disabled sector in the province are expected to receive livelihood assistance from the  Deparrtment of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here this year. Engineer Henry  Balangatan, DOLE district chief said that as their commitment and support to the 36th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation(NDPR) Celebration this month, they have submitted 137 business plans to the regional office for review and approval. O... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • DOLE Nueva Vizcaya posts 99% disposition of labor cases

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , July 23 (PIA)- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here has addressed  most of the labor disputes lodged before their office, DOLE officials here bared. Engineer   Henry Balangatan, DOLE district officer said that from January to June 2014, they were able to dispose 73 cases out of the 74 requests for labor dispute assistance through their Dispute Prevention and Settlement Program-Single Entry Approach (SEnA), thereby posting a 99 per... Read Full Story - DOLE Nueva V...
  • Aklanon News: Mga Pilipino sa Libya ginapauli eon it gobyerno

    MANILA, Hulyo 23 (PIA6) - - Ro gobyerno hay naga panawagan sa tanan nga mga Pilipino sa Libya nga mag-uli eon bangod sa grabe ag delikado nga  sitwasyon idto.Sa anang pagpahayag sa mga katapo it Malacanang Press Corps, si Presidential Communitions Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. naghambae nga ro Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) hay nagpasaka eon it Alert Level 4 sa Libya.Sa idaeom ku Alert Level 4, ro eagi-eagi nga pag pauli sa tanan nga mga Pilipino hay igapatuman.&... Read Full Story - Aklanon News...
  • DSWD calls on beneficiaries to be always alert  for impending  disasters

    TUBA, Benguet, July 23(PIA) -- Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman called on DSWD program beneficiaries to be  always ready in times of impending disasters and calamities. Soliman was in  town on Tuesday to turn over checks  for beneficiaries of DSWD programs. In her message, Soliman called on the public to  be always alert in times of disaster. She  urged the beneficiaries particularly the parent leaders of the... Read Full Story - DSWD calls o...
  • Cebuano News: Modernisasyon sa militarya alang lamang sa kalamidad ug pagpanalipud sa nasud, matud ni President Aquino

    MANILA, Hulyo 23 (PIA) – Si President Benigno S. Aquino III miingon nga ang modernisasyon kun pagbag-o sa gamit sa kasundaluhan nga iyang gisugdan sukad siya molingkud sa katungdanan, alang lamang sa kalamidad ug pagpanalipud sulod sa nasud. “Ang atong mga paningkamot nga mabag-o ang kapabilidad sa sektor sa seguridad mao nga makatubag kini sa mga panginahanglan alang sa atong kaugalingon kun ‘internal defense,’ ang Presidente miingon.  &ldqu... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DSWD-8 conducts 2 day Orientation on Child Pornography Act

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 23 (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 8 conducted a two day  Orientation July 21 and 22 for the familiarization of  Republic act 9775 or the Child Pornography Act. The first day was conducted for the  community based social workers , to center based social workers of DSWD and the Pantawid Pamilyang Filipino Program social workers  , the second  day was conducted for the  Local Government Unit social worke... Read Full Story - DSWD-8 condu...
  • DILG, OPAPP implement CLIP in Caraga

    BUTUAN CITY, July 23 (PIA) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga reported the status of the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) implementation in Caraga region, held on Wednesday during the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) meeting in one of the local convention centers here. “The implementation of the CLIP is based on the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2014-01 dated May 15, 2014 wherein DILG and the Office of the Presidential ... Read Full Story - DILG, OPAPP ...
  • PNP announces new requirements for firearm ownership

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, July 22 (PIA) - - Police Provincial Director, Police Senior Supt. Samuel Gadingan announced the new requirements for the registration and renewal of firearms registration. PSSupt. Gadingan said that any qualified person who wants to register their firearms or renewal of their existing registration must first secure License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) per  Republic Act 10951 or the Comprehensive Firearm and Ammunition Regulation Act. According to RA 10... Read Full Story - PNP announce...
  • News Feature: Meranaos Unite in Prayer for Gaza

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 23 (PIA) --- “How could innocent children die just like that? How could people lose their lives just like that?” This is the stand of Meranaos who gathered at the Peace Plaza of Mindanao State University (MSU) Main Campus on July 17 for a solidarity prayer rally for the people in Gaza. The rally was organized by the faculty of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) and Supreme Student Government (SSG) to express their prot... Read Full Story - News Feature...
  • Solon calls for public vigilance

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 23 -- As the Cagayan de Oro fiesta celebration is approaching, the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety, on Monday expressed concern over the peace and order situation of the city. In his special report during the City Council regular session presided over by vice mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, Councilor Ramon Tabor, chair of the committee, said there is no substitute to being prepared for the event or whatever may happen to the city as far as peace a... Read Full Story - Solon calls ...
  • Science chief reports on two-year performance of Project NOAH; 5,060 barangay flood hazard maps done through LiDAR technology

    MANILA, July 23 - Two years after the launch of the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards or Project NOAH in July 6, 2012 in Marikina City, the program has considerably made significant milestones in the area of disaster preparedness and mitigation. After the directive of President Benigno S. Aquino III for government to implement a comprehensive disaster preparedness and mitigation program that would allow warning agencies to deliver information on weather through early warning... Read Full Story - Science chie...
  • Government urges all Filipinos in Libya to return home

    MANILA, July 22  -- The government on Monday urged all Filipinos in Libya to return to the country due to the “extremely unstable political and security situation there.”In a statement sent to members of the Malacañang Press Corps, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised Alert Level 4 in Libya. Under Alert Level 4, a mandatory repatriation of Filipino citizens is in effe... Read Full Story - Government u...
  • Solon calls for holding of fire drills in schools

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 22 (PIA) -- The City Council committee on education, urges all private and public schools to coordinate with the nearest fire stations for the holding of fire drills and for the organization of volunteer fire brigades.  “Angayan lang mangandam kanunay ang matag tunghaan magamay o madako kini kung adunay mahitabong sunog ug ang pag-organize sa usa ka fire brigade dako ug ikatabang (It is just right for every school, big or small, to be prepared ... Read Full Story - Solon calls ...
  • Army musters troops for Task Force Sagip in response to typhoon Glenda

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 22 (PIA) – The Philippine Army has since placed on alert its disaster response and rescue units (DRRU) all over Bicol as the region braced for typhoon Glenda early last week while the same carried out relief operations to typhoon victims immediately the day after the devastation of the extreme weather system. Maj. Gen. Yerson Depayso, commanding general of the Army's 9th Infantry Division, told Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Bicol that the army regional ... Read Full Story - Army musters...
  • PNP confirms move to unmask identity of 'killed NPA rebels behind Prosperidad incident' buried in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, July 22 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur Officer-In-Charge (OIC) provincial director P/SSupt. Narciso Verdadero admitted that his office is trying to exert efforts to unmask the identities of buried New People’s Army (NPA) rebels slain in botched attack on July 15 in Prosperidad town, Agusan del Sur. Verdadero said that he was tipped by intelligence agents that some nine dead bodies believed to have been among those who participated during the attack in Prosperidad, have bee... Read Full Story - PNP confirms...
  • DENR, partners reaffirm commitment to cleaner air

    QUEZON CITY, July 22 (PIA) - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and clean air advocates have reaffirmed their commitment to improving the country’s air quality and achieving the goals of the clean air law. At the sixth annual Clean Air Forum held recently at the DENR’s head office in Quezon City, Undersecretary Analiza R. Teh said the government alone cannot solve the problem of air pollution and it needs to work with a diverse range of partners and ... Read Full Story - DENR, partne...
  • Tagalog news: Romblon Provincial Peace and Order Council, nagpulong

    ODIONGAN, Romblon, Hulyo 22 (PIA) --- Sa pangunguna ni Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo isang pagpupulong ang ipinatawag nito sa bumubuo ng Romblon Provincial Peace and Order Council upang himayin ang aspeto ng kaayusan at katahimikan na may kinalaman sa kapakanan ng mga mamamayan na ginanap kamakailan sa Romblon Provincial Government Sub-Office, Odiongan, Romblon. Kabilang sa mga tinalakay ay may kaugnayan sa pagmamasid sa masasamang element na banta sa seguridad, gawaing illegal, maayos na pak... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: Seguridad ng mga OFWs, paksa ng consultation forum sa Calapan

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Hulyo 22 (PIA) – Sapagkat marami sa mga OFW sa bansa ang sinasabing “undocumented” o walang mga legal na papeles, minarapat ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) sa pamamagitan ng National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) na isagawa sa MIMAROPA Region ang OFW–M3 (Mag-impok, Mag-negosyo Movement) Consultation Forum kamakailan. sa Layunin ng pamahalaang lungsod ng Calapan sa pagsasagwa ng forum ang mabigyang siguridad ang mga Overs... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DFA appeals to all OFWS remaining in Libya to return home immediately

    MANILA, July 21 -- The Department of Foreign Affairs strongly reiterates its call to all Filipino nationals in Libya to return home as soon as possible. DFA in a statement said Alert Level 4 has been raised due to the latest security developments in Libya, the increasing violence and lawlessness, the closure of major airports, the heightened security threat to Filipinos, particularly in Benghazi, where a Filipino worker was kidnapped on July 15 and  was confirmed dead Saturday. Th... Read Full Story - DFA appeals ...
  • DFA raises alert level in Libya

    MANILA, Juy 21  -- The Department of Foreign Affairs has raised Alert Level 4 (Mandatory Evacuation) in Libya in response to the extremely unstable political and security situation there. Under Alert Level 4, the Philippine Government undertakes evacuation of about 13,000 Filipino nationals there as soon as possible while no Filipino national will be allowed to travel to Libya, DFA said in a statement Filipinos in Libya are enjoined to contact the Philippine Embassy in Tripol... Read Full Story - DFA raises a...
  • Government imposes mandatory repatriation for Filipinos in Gaza Strip

    MANILA, July 21 -- The Philippine government is now imposing a mandatory repatriation of Filipino citizens in Gaza Strip, as the tension between Israel and Hamas escalates, a Palace Official said on Sunday. In a press briefing over radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., said the Department of Foreign Affairs has raised the warning to Alert Level IV. Under Alert Level IV a mandatory repatriation of Filipino citizen... Read Full Story - Government i...
  • PNP personnel recognized for bravery, dedication

    BUTUAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) – The Agusan del Norte Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) chaired by governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba on Monday has recognized several PNP personnel for their dedication and bravery to their jobs during the recent attack of the New People's Army (NPA) in the region. Governor Matba, during the council’s regular meeting, awarded certificates of commendation to the PNP personnel assigned at Kitch... Read Full Story - PNP personne...
  • PRO-ARMM police chief assures Basilan of police security amid rumors of firearms pullout

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, July 21 (PIA) – The Police Regional Office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-ARMM) has assured Basileños of full police security protection amidst reports of alleged pullout of long firearms under police custody in the island province of Basilan. During his visit to Basilan recently, Regional Director PCSupt Noel Orais Delos Reyes explained during a joint meeting of the Provincial Crisis Management and the Peace and Development Coordinating... Read Full Story - PRO-ARMM pol...
  • RDRRMC 2 braces for 'typhoon Henry'

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 21 (PIA) - - The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) Region 2 discussed today preparations of each member-agencies for typhoon ‘Henry’. PAGASA bureau chief Leo Bunyag reported that the typhoon’s track will pass by eastern seaboard of Cagayan Valley but will not landfall, unless it will suddenly change its direction. As of 11 AM today, Bunyag said the Batanes group of Islands and Cagayan province are already u... Read Full Story - RDRRMC 2 bra...
  • Tagalog News: Mga nasira ng Bagyong Glenda nagkahalaga ng 7.6 bilyong pesos

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hulyo 21 (PIA) - Ang kabuuang nasira ng bagyong Glenda sa imprastraktura at agrikultura ay umabot sa 7.6 bilyong pesos, ayon sa anunsiyo ng Malakanyang noong Linggo. Sinabi ni Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. sa isang panayam sa pamamagitan ng estasyon ng dzRB Radyo ng Bayan na kasama na ang presyo ng mga nasirang pampublikong gusali, paaralan at agrikultura. Ayon sa National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Tagalog News: Gobyerno ipinatutupad ang sapilitang paglikas para sa mga Pilipino na nasa Gaza Strip

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hulyo 21 (PIA) - Ipinatutupad ngayon ng pamahalaan ng Pilipinas ang sapilitang paglikas ng mga mamamayang Pilipino mula sa Gaza Strip, habang ang tensiyon sa pagitan ng Israel at Hamas ay umiigting, sabi ng isang opisyal ng Palasyo noong Linggo. Sa isang panayam sa estasyon ng radyo dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, sinabi ni Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., na itinaas ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ang babala sa Alert Level IV. Sa... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Cordillera DRRM Council OpCen on Blue Alert, calls on local counterparts to synchronized alert status

    BAGUIO CITY, July 21 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC has raised into Blue Alert  its  Operation Center as typhoon Henry continues to bring moderate to occasional heavy rain over the Cordillera provinces. As of 11am today, Typhoon Henry has intensified with maximum sustained wind of 130kph and gustiness of 160kph and continues  to move northwest (at 20 kph) toward extreme Northern Luzon. CRDRRMC chair and Office of Civil De... Read Full Story - Cordillera D...
  • Aussie dignitaries visit DFAT project in AgSur 

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, July 21 (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga has facilitated recently the high-level visit in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur of some Australian Government Representatives in the persons of Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia Maritime Division Allaster Cox of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and His Excellency Bill Tweddell, Australia’s Ambassador to the Philippines. According to Ambassador Tweddell, the purpose of t... Read Full Story - Aussie digni...
  • Makati Business Club throws support for Bangsamoro

     MAKATI CITY, 21 July (PIA)--The Philippine business community affirmed its strong support for the establishment of the Bangsamoro, which will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. “I assure you that we are very enthusiastic partners in the pursuit of lasting peace and development in the Bangsamoro,” said Ramon Del Rosario, Jr., Chairman of the Makati Business Club (MBC), during an executive briefing on the Bangsamoro attended by the heads of the Philippine Busi... Read Full Story - Makati Busin...
  • DFA raises alert level in Gaza Strip

    MANILA, July 20 -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised Alert Level 4 (Mandatory Repatriation) in Gaza in view of the threats to security posed by the Israel-Hamas conflict to Filipinos in the Gaza Strip. DFA said under this Alert Level, the Philippine Government implements mandatory repatriation of Filipino nationals. The Philippine Embassies in Cairo, Tel Aviv, and Amman are ready to repatriate Filipinos from Gaza in coordination with concerned authorities of Israel, Egypt, ... Read Full Story - DFA raises a...
  • Business community throw support for Bangsamoro

    MANILA, July 19 -- The Philippine business community affirmed its strong support for the establishment of the Bangsamoro, which will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. “I assure you that we [are] very enthusiastic partners in the pursuit of lasting peace and development in the Bangsamoro,” said Ramon Del Rosario, Jr., Chairman of the Makati Business Club (MBC), during an executive briefing on the Bangsamoro attended by the heads of the Philippine Busines... Read Full Story - Business com...
  • PH gov't expresses sympathy to families of Malaysia Airlines crash victims

    MANILA, July 19 -- The Philippine government is extending its deep sympathies to the families of three Filipinos and other passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday night.In a statement, Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said, “The Philippines joins the entire global community in expressing its deepest sympathies” to the families of the 298 people on board.Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in eas... Read Full Story - PH gov't exp...
  • Negrenses to expect a stronger 79th IB after Luzon training

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 18 (PIA) – Expect a stronger and more capable soldiers of 79th Infantry Battalion (IB)when they return to the province after an approximate three months of re-training in Luzon. This was the assurance of Brigadier General Francisco Patrimonio, Assistant Division Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division (ID) of the Philippine Army to Negrenses when he delivered his message during a send off ceremony for the troops of 79th IB at Dumaguete Airport today. The ... Read Full Story - Negrenses to...
  • Acting Thai Foreign Minister visits PH

    MANILA, July 18  -- Acting Thai Foreign Minister Sihasak Phuangketkeow met with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario on July 18 to discuss the current situation in Thailand, bilateral relations, and other issues of mutual concern. Acting Thai Foreign Minister Sihasak briefed the Secretary on the current political situation in Thailand and presented the three-step roadmap for the restoration of democracy in Thailand.  Secretary Del Rosario expressed hope for the suc... Read Full Story - Acting Thai ...
  • DSWD-13 conducts debriefing to victims of conflict

    BUTUAN CITY, July 18 (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga conducted Psychosocial Processing (PSP) to 30 civilians affected during the conflict in Brgy. Hamogaway, Baguyan City and Sta. Irene, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on Wednesday. These were the civilians composed of 15 adults, 11 of whom were female and 4 were male and 15 children (8 female and 7 male) of different ages who had unexpectedly suffered a trauma event as they had witnessed the exchange... Read Full Story - DSWD-13 cond...
  • Luzon consumers to face rotating brownouts - NGCP

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 18 (PIA) - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said consumers in northern and central Luzon should expect up to four hours of rotating brownouts while energy supply remains low. Lilibeth Gaydowen, NGCP's communications and public affairs officer for north Luzon, said load dropping was necessary to allocate available power and preserve the stability of the Luzon grid. "We cannot allow power supply to hit rock-bottom to avoid a grid di... Read Full Story - Luzon consum...
  • PNoy: Military modernization meant for disaster response and internal defense only 

    MANILA, July 18 --  President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday that the military modernization that he initiated when he assumed office is meant to upgrade the country for disaster response and internal defense.  “Our efforts seek to modernize the capabilities of our security sector is to address the needs in human disaster response arenas and for our own internal defense. None of these actions are meant to increase tensions in the region; rather, they are meant to add... Read Full Story - PNoy: Milita...
  • Center for Kalanguya tribe proposed

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 18 (PIA)  - A proposed bill seeking for the establishment of a Center for the Kalanguya tribe has been proposed here by lawmakers.  Lawmakers from Nueva Vizcaya, Pangasinan, Benguet, Nueva Ecija and Ifugao are pushing for the sub-regional Kalanguya Center under the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP). “This center serves as the nerve center to address the needs of Kalanguya tribe in Nueva Vizcaya,  Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva E... Read Full Story - Center for K...
  • 1st  inter-school anti-drug quiz bee held in Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 18 (PIA)  - To heighten the awareness and vigilance of the youth on the ill-effects of illegal drugs, the first inter-school quiz bee against illegal drugs was recently conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). The activity, held at the Function Room of the main capitol building,  was conducted in support of the 12th anniversary of the PDEA and campaign against illegal drug cases  involving  minors and students.&... Read Full Story - 1st  in...
  • Just compensation payment for lot affected by project okayed

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 18 – The City Council continues to act on the city’s obligations to lot owners whose properties are affected by projects. At the regular session this week presided over by vice mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas, the City Council enacted Ordinance No. 12809-2014, appropriating an amount from the item “Non-Office: Land Acquisition/Expropriation” in the 2014 Annual Budget to be made available for the full payment of the claim for just compensation of ... Read Full Story - Just compens...
  • COWD joins Urban Water Service sustainability forum in Japan

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 18 (PIA) – Co-organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and City of Yokohama, the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) joined the Third Executive Forum for Enhancing Sustainability on Urban Water Service in Asian Region on July 1-4, 2014 in Yokohama Japan. Chief executives of the Japanese water utilities, water industry leaders of urban water supply utilities and high officials of the government agencies from 12 Asian countries namely Banglad... Read Full Story - COWD joins U...
  • NPA Commander killed during failed IP community attack

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 18 (PIA) --  One of the 12 New People's Army (NPA) rebels killed during the failed attack at the Indigenous People’s (IP) Community in Brgy Sta. Irene, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur last July 15, 2014 was one of the high-ranking NPA leader in Agusan del Sur identified as Joseph Tajora Cainong also known as Ka Malik or Alas the Secretary of Guerilla Front 8, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee. Cainong was identified and confirmed by his rela... Read Full Story - NPA Commande...
  • DSWD-Caraga turns over new OSCA office to city gov’t

    BUTUAN CITY, July 18 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga turned-over on Friday the new building of the Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) situated at the back of the City Library at J. Rosales Avenue here. Pastor Charlie Prior, Moral Recovery Program head of the city government led the blessing of the new OSCA building at the same time the Geriacare Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center. Senior Citizens, city officials, and representative... Read Full Story - DSWD-Caraga ...
  • NYC: SK not abolished, window for reforms getting smaller

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 17 - The National Youth Commission calls the urgent need to pass the measures for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform pointing out that the window is getting smaller as COMELEC is set to hold elections as early as October of this year. Emphasized by Commissioner-at-Large Jose Rafael Cruz of the National Youth Commission (NYC) on the theme "Investing in Young People" of the just concluded World Population Day, "Even if there are disagreements o... Read Full Story - NYC: SK not ...
  • POEA Governing Board bans deployment of 'new hires' to Kenya

    MANDALUYONG CITY, 18 July (PIA)—The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board bans deployment of 'new hires' to Kenya in view of the continuing deterioration of the political and security situation in Kenya. “The deployment is in accordance with the Department of Foreign Affairs’ issuance of the Crisis Alert Level for Kenya from Alert Level 1, or Precautionary Phase, to Alert Level 2, or the Restriction Phase,” Labor & Employmen... Read Full Story - POEA Governi...
  • Zambo. Norte PDRRMC conducts simulation drill in Dipolog

    DIPOLOG CITY, July 18 (PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Zamboanga del Norte in partnership with the government agencies and private groups conducted recently a simulation drill here in support of the National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration. The drill, which aims to instill in the people the importance of disaster preparedness, was conducted at the city hall and at the Zamboanga del Norte Convention and Exhibition Center with th... Read Full Story - Zambo. Norte...
  • Low power supply in Luzon as storm "Glenda" exits PH

    DAGUPAN CITY, July 17 (PIA) – Typhoon "Glenda" (international name: Rammsun) has exited the Philippines leaving mostly toppled power lines and uprooted trees which caused power outages in Luzon. As of Thursday, sections of Metro Manila, southern and northern Luzon continue to experience power outages due to insufficient power supply. In a statement, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said it has implemented emergency manual load dropp... Read Full Story - Low power su...
  • Hiligaynon News: NAPOLCOM pagabuksan aplikasyon sa pasinawan Agosto 11

    SYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Hulyo 17 (PIA6) - - Pagabuksan sang National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) ang ila On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) para sa mga aplikante sang Philippine National Police Entrance kag Promotional Examinations sumugod Agosto 11, 2014.Sumugod sang 2012, ginagamit sang NAPOLCOM ang OLEASS sa pagtalana sang pag-file sang aplikasyon para sa amo nga mga eksaminasyon. Ginapahanugutan sang sistema ang computer sa pagtalana sang petsa kag oras sa pagproseso san... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • SurSur chief PNP reiterates order for “tough” security

    TANDAG CITY, July 17 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Provincial Director P/SSupt. Narciso Verdadero has reiterated his order to all lower units to put up tough security measures following the yet fresh “Properidad” incident in Agusan del Sur where the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels pulled another major, but botched attack on Tuesday in Caraga, the second in a row, in just a span of five days. This time, 18 have been killed, 13 body counts belong ... Read Full Story - SurSur chief...
  • 7 soldiers wounded in Laak ambush

    COMPOSTELA VALLEY, July 16 (PIA) – Seven soldiers were wounded in different attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) in the municipality of Laak on Monday (July 14). Happened on almost the same time at around 8:20 - 8:25 in the evening in Laak, the NPA fired a section of the 46th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Inakayan and blasted using a landmine a troupe of the 25th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Ampawid while on their way to headquarters in Poblacion. The incidents wounded... Read Full Story - 7 soldiers w...
  • Solon hears from business sector on proposed law requiring security guards

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 16 – The city council committee on trade, commerce and cooperatives referred to the committee on police, fire and public safety the proposed ordinance mandating all high risk business establishments to hire or engage the services of security guards. This, after the committee, chaired by councilor Edna Dahino, yesterday discussed the proposed ordinance with representatives of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) and owners of business establishments s... Read Full Story - Solon hears ...
  • Tagalog news: Rescue Demonstration ng Mimaropa-RDRRMC sa Calapan, ipinagpaliban

    Quezon City, ika-16 ng Hulyo (PIA):  Ipinagpaliban ng Office of Civil Defense-Mimaropa ang pagsasagawa ng Rescue Capability Demonstration Rehearsal at Actual Drill dahil sa pagdaan ng Bagyong Glenda sa rehiyon. Sa demonstrasyon na idaraos sana sa pagitan ng ika-16 at ika-`17 ngayong Hulyo, ipapakita sana ang mga aksyon na pwedeng gawin ng mga ahensiyang kabilang sa Mimaropa Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (Mimaropa-RDRRMC) kapag nagkaroon ng aberya ang isang barko, sunog... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DOST to hold this year’s NST Week celeb

    BUTUAN CITY, July 15 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga is once again spearheading this year’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on July 24-28, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Manila. DOST-Caraga regional director Dominga Mallonga bared this year is the “Outcome 2: Enterprise Development Exhibits,” which shows appreciation of the programs and services provided by DOST regional offices particularly in the Community ... Read Full Story - DOST to hold...
  • PRO-9 chief visits Sibugay PPO

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, July 15 (PIA) – “Do your job, and know your job,” said Police Regional Office (PRO) Director Police Chief Superintendent Edgar Orduña Basbas to the police personnel of Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office (ZSPPO) during his recent visit here. According to Basbas, it is important for police personnel to know their role in the community, as they are vital in keeping its peace and order. He even emphasized that being true to one’s p... Read Full Story - PRO-9 chief ...
  • Cebuano News: 6-buwan nga amnesty sa loose firearms, gisugdan na sa PNP

    MANILA, July 14 (PIA)--Gisugdan na sa Philippine National Police (PNP) ang paghatag og unom ka buwan nga amnestiya sa loose firearms sa nasud agig pagsunod sa  Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Control o ang Republic Act 10591.Tumong niining mapa-rehistro ang mga dili lisensiyadong mga armas ug malikayan ang bug-at nga silot.Tungod niini, nanawagan ang PNP sa mga nanag-iya og mga unlicensed firearms nga pahimoslan kining maong higayon aron malikayan ang kalangan sama sa "Opl... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tagalog News: Malakanyang kinilala ang resolusyon ng senado ng America na itaguyod ang mapayapang kasunduan ng pandagat na pagtatalo

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hulyo 14 (PIA) - Kinilala ng Malakanyang noong Linggo ang resolusyon ng Senado ng Amerika No. 412 na nagtataguyod ng mapayapang kasunduan ng pandaigdigang teritoryo at pandagat na pagtatalo sa Rehiyon ng Asia-Pacific. Sinabi ni Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Hermino Coloma, Jr. sa mga mamamahayag na ikinalulugod ng Palasyo ang resolusyong ito ng Senado ng Amerika. Ang resolusyon ng Senado ng Amerika ay pinamagatang “Reaffirming the str... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • AFP modernization program underway, says military official

    LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, July 14 (PIA) – The modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is now underway, according to Major General (MGen.)Romulo Cabantac Jr., vice commander, Philippine Army (PA). In a media interview following the change of command ceremony over the weekend at the 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division here, MGen. Cabantac disclosed that that “the AFP has acquired new military hardware.” “When I attended the 67th... Read Full Story - AFP moderniz...
  • Ifugao guv reactivates PDRRM operation center

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 14 (PIA) - - Governor Denis Habawel ordered on Sunday the reactivation of   the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Operation Center (PDRRMOC) situated at the capitol compound here in view of the impending threat of tropical storm “Glenda”. All  PDRRM council members are directed to monitor the situation, undertake precautionary measures and appropriate actions.TS Glenda has entered the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday night ... Read Full Story - Ifugao guv r...
  • Malacanang acknowledges U.S. Senate Resolution that promotes peaceful settlement of maritime disputes

    MANILA, July 14 -- Malacanang acknowledged on Sunday the U.S. Senate Resolution No. 412, that promotes peaceful settlement of international territorial and maritime disputes in the Asia-Pacific Region. In a press briefing over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Hermino Coloma, Jr., told reporters that the Palace welcomes this US Senate Resolution.US Senate Resolution No. 412 is entitled “Reaffirming the strong support of the United States Govern... Read Full Story - Malacanang a...
  • DRRM teams conduct disaster campaigns, drills in Ilagan City

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, July 12 (PIA) – Rescue 831 of Isabela provincial government and the city’s disaster management team have conducted an information campaigns and drills to 27 barangays here on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). Francisco Estabillo, city DRRM officer, said Rescue 831 has conducted a disaster-related information campaigns to 27 barangays in the city and shared tips on how to be safe during calamities. The disaster management teams, Estabillo a... Read Full Story - DRRM teams c...
  • Abra intensifies disaster preparedness activities

    BANGUED, Abra, July 14(PIA) -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has intensified its program on disaster preparedness in line with the theme of this year’s observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran”. Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin directed the working committees in the PDRRMC to carry out all their planned activities that promote disaster preparedness starting ... Read Full Story - Abra intensi...
  • Phil Army’s ‘Project Shoebox’ gives joy to school kids

    MATI CITY Province of Davao Oriental, July 14 (PIA) — Kids from selected elementary schools around the province recently received shoe boxes filled with school supplies through the Philippine Army’s Project Shoebox. Some 6,450 pieces of donated school supplies, mostly donations coming from the National Bookstore Foundation and cargo firm 2GO express, were delivered to the poorest far-flung areas in the province, while some of thesupplies also reached the municipalities of Trento... Read Full Story - Phil Army’s ...
  • Army’s CMO officers undergo public affairs training

    DAVAO CITY, July 14 (PIA) – The Philippine Army has recently organized a public affairs training, aiming to capacitate newly-designated officers of the Civil Military Operations (CMO, S7) under the Eastern Mindanao Command. The Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for CMO, G7 of the 10th Infantry Division together with CMO Manila spearheaded the training in the city last week which involved 33 CMO officers from the different Infantry Brigades and Battalions of the 4th and 10th ID.&n... Read Full Story - Army’s CMO o...
  • NCRPO to put additional 346 rookies, NUPs in Makati City

    TAGUIG CITY, 14 July (PIA) - To further enhance the operational capability of the police unit, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is allocating 346 rookie police officers and four Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) crime registrars from its 2014 recruitment quota to the Makati City Police Station. Philippine National Police (PNP) public information chief Reuben Theodore Sindac said the troop upgrade is expected to significantly enlarge the Makati City Police Station from its prese... Read Full Story - NCRPO to put...
  • Nueva Vizcaya mine workers plant trees for Arbor Day

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 14 (PIA) – Mine workers in barangay Didipio in upland town of  Kasibu recently planted 1,000 trees in various parts of their community in support of the government’s Arbor Day. This was conducted through a  localized version of the government’s Arbor Day by the OceanaGold Sustainable Agroforestry Inc. More than 1,000 narra and mahogany seedlings were planted around school grounds and barangay sites in barangay Diddipio in Kasib... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Dagupan City PNP, pinarangalan bilang pinakamahusay na police station sa Pangasinan

    SIYUDAD NG DAGUPAN, Hulyo 14 (PIA) – Nasungkit ng Dagupan City Police ang parangal bilang pinakamahusay na police station sa Pangasinan sa City category na ipinagkaloob ng Provincial Police Office  sa pagdiriwang ng 19th Police Community Relations Month noong Lunes. Pinarangalan ang Dagupan PNP dahil sa mga matatagumpay nitong mga  community-related projects  tulad ng  pamamahagi ng mga wheelchairs  sa barangay; ang tuluy-tuloy na feeding program kasama ang Ci... Read Full Story - Dagupan City...
  • Nueva Vizcaya town gets  P1.4M classroom bldg., P20M pledge for flood control

    DUPA DEL NORTE, Nueva Vizcaya , July 14 (PIA)– The local government unit here recently received  a new classroom building and a funding allocation for the implementation and establishment of flood control projects. Barangay Lamo in this town  received a newly-completed  2 classroom building worth P1.4 million from the provincial government through its Special Education Fund (SEF) inorder to address the lack of classrooms  Lamo Elementary School (LES).  Th... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • DFA warns against internet love scams

    MANILA, July 14 – The Department of Foreign Affairs warns Filipinos against falling victims to internet scams, most of which involve asking for money on the pretext of love. DFA in a statement said the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has received and acted on complaints from victims who were scammed by supposed lovers they met through chatrooms and Facebook messaging. A Hong Kong-based Filipina told the Embassy that she met an alleged Ma... Read Full Story - DFA warns ag...
  • DFA raises Alert level 2 in Kenya, Gaza strip and Alert level 1 in  West Bank

    MANILA, July 13 --  The Department of Foreign Affairs has raised Alert level 2 (Restriction Phase) in Kenya in response to the deteriorating security situation there and in in the Gaza Strip  due to security threats posed by the Israel-Hamas conflict. Under Alert Level 2, Filipinos are advised to restrict movement and avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places. The Restriction Phase only allows returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with existing employmen... Read Full Story - DFA raises A...
  • GPH, MILF reach positive consensus on draft Basic Law

    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, July 13 -- Negotiators of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Friday announced the positive developments in the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as both sides reached significant consensus on the contents of the proposed bill that will serve as the legal foundation of the future Bangsamoro region in Mindanao. In a five-paragraph joint press statement, the parties expressed their satisfaction over the process of jointly ... Read Full Story - GPH, MILF re...
  • DFA raises alert level in Gaza Strip

    MANILA, July 13 -- In view of the growing threats to security posed by the Israel-Hamas conflict to Filipinos in the Gaza Strip, the Department of Foreign Affairs has raised Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation) in the Gaza Strip. The Philippine Embassies in Cairo, Tel Aviv, and Amman are ready to assist those who wish to leave Gaza. These Embassies continue to be in close contact with Filipinos in Gaza. Alert Level 1 (Precautionary Phase) remains raised in the West Bank and in s... Read Full Story - DFA raises a...
  • CV, CAR police regional offices vow partnership against crime

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 10 (PIA) – The Police Regional Office 2 (PRO-2) and the Police Regional Office - Cordillera Administrative Region (PRO-CAR) have strengthened its partnership and commitment against crime. During the Joint Anti-Criminality Coordinating Conference held here, both parties looked into the implementations of special laws, anti-carnapping, illegal drugs, illegal logging, cattle rustling and communist terrorist operating in the two regions. PCSUPT. Miguel ... Read Full Story - CV, CAR poli...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PLGU offcls open 2 classroom bldg.

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 11 (PIA) – Provincial officials and Department of Education (DepEd) personnel here recently inaugurated  a 2 classroom building in barangay  Lamo in Dupax del Norte town to boost the quality of education among  elemetary schoolers.    The more than P1.4 million project was built inside the Lamo Elementary School to address the need for additional learning centers. The fund used for the construction of the project came from t... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Cebuano News: Kapulisan sa Ozamiz nakadawat P6.14M nga kantidad sa‘admin support’ gikan sa siyudad

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Hulyo 12 (PIA) – Kapin sa unom ka milyon ka pesos (P6.14M) nga suporta administratibo ang nadawat sa Ozamiz City Police Station (CPS),gikan sa kagamhanan sa siyudad, pag-abot sa Hunyo, ning tuig.                   Niini nga kantidad, kapin sa duha ka milyon ka pesos (P2.40M) ang gipaagi sa duha (2) ka sakyanang pick-up ug tulo ka gatus ka libo ka pesos (P300,000) ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Ozamiz Police receives P6.14M in admin support from city gov’t.

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 12 (PIA) – Some P6.14 million in administrative support have been received by the Ozamiz City Police Station (CPS) from the city government, here, as of June, this year. Of this amount, P2.40 million was in the form of two units of pick-up motor vehicles while P300,000 was in the form of five units of motorcycle at P60,000, each, to augment the stations’ mobility, P/Supt. Michael CadioganBawayan, Jr., CPS Chief, said. Bawayan said about... Read Full Story - Ozamiz Polic...
  • Total deployment ban imposed on all OFWs bound for Afghanistan

    MANILA, July 12 --  Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz  announced that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board (GB) has ordered a total ban on the processing and deployment of all returning/vacationing overseas Filipino workers bound for Afghanistan, following the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) issuance of Crisis Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation Phase) for Afghanistan, which has been experiencing tension follow... Read Full Story - Total deploy...
  • P20M Flood control projects up for Dupax del Norte town

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva VizcayaJuly 11 (PIA) – A P20 million Flood Control Project (FCP) is set to be constructed in barangay Lamo in Dupax del Norte town this year  to address  flooding  caused by strong rains and typhoons. The P20 million allocation came from the provincial government and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Barangay Lamo in Dupax del Norte town has been tagged as flood-prone area by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Counc... Read Full Story - P20M Flood c...
  • Kalinga PPO bares Police Community Relations   Month activities

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga July 11 (PIA) – The Kalinga Provincial Police Office (KPPO), in partnership with key government agencies and private organizations, joins the  observance of  the 19th  Police Community Relations (PCR) Month  this July  with a  series of activities. Information Officer Loren Morron of the KPPO said the month-long celebration kicked off on July 7 with  a program highlighted with the awarding of certificate of appreciation to deservi... Read Full Story - Kalinga PPO ...
  • DTI, LPCC Iligan monitor market price, supply

    ILIGAN CITY, July 11 (PIA)—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Lanao del Norte Provincial Office, in coordination with the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) of Iligan City conducted a price and supply monitoring at the Pala-o Market,  Pala-o Bagsakan 2, and Central Market, this city on July 3, 2014. Products monitored mainly on rice, vegetables, eggs, sugar and oil, which were perceived of showing uptrend movement of prices for the past weeks. The results showed a sl... Read Full Story - DTI, LPCC Il...
  • Social media effective tool against crime says La Union police

    SAN FERNANDO CITY July 11 (PIA) - For the La Union PNP, a slightly higher crime volume in the province for the first semester at 2,512 compared to only 2,492 during the same period last year was a result of a new crime-monitoring system. Supt. Julius Suriben, San Fernando city's police chief, credits the power of technology and the social media which made it easier for the police to respond to crime incidents. Suriben, who was named the best Police Community Relations Officer for 2... Read Full Story - Social media...
  • AFP, PNP keep security measures in place in Caraga

    TANDAG CITY, July 11 (PIA) – Army 401st Brigade Commander Col. Gregory Cayetano said that security measures in his area of responsibility (AOR) covering the two provinces of Caraga region—Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur—are always in place. He issued the statement following the reported incident in Alegria town in Surigao del Norte after the municipal police station (MPS) was overrun by some 60 heavily armed New People’s Army (NPA) rebels believed to be membe... Read Full Story - AFP, PNP kee...
  • Joint Press Statement by the GPH and MILF Negotiating Panels

    July 11, 2014 Kuala Lumpur - Members of the Government of the Philippines and Moro Islamic Liberation Front Negotiating Panels today ended the special meeting on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law on a positive note. The Panels, during the four-day meeting, discussed the contents of the draft Basic Law as submitted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) and reviewed by the legal team of the Office of the President. They achieved modest progress and identified consensus language in t... Read Full Story - Joint Press ...
  • Army 401st Infantry (UNITY) Brigade to commemorate 42nd founding anniversary

    TANDAG CITY, July 11 (PIA) – The 401st Infantry (UNITY) Brigade of the Philippine Army (PA) under Col. Gregory Cayetano is set to commemorate its 42nd Founding Anniversary on July 12. The occasion that is going to take place at 7:00 p.m. will be held at Kalayaan Hall in its Headquarters at Barangay Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur with 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Commander M/Gen. Ricardo Visaya as guest of honor and speaker.  In his invitation to Surigao del Sur Governo... Read Full Story - Army 401st I...
  • OCD: Let's capacitate communities on disaster preparedness

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 10, (PIA) - - “The best strategy to ensure survival during disaster is to prepare and capacitate every individual on their proper response prior to any calamity that may hit their area,” civil defense regional director Norma Talosig said in a media interview. Talosig, who is also the chairperson of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), said taking from the experiences of other areas in the country, worst case scenari... Read Full Story - OCD: Let's c...
  • General Trias observes National Disaster Consciousness Month, 19th Police Community Relations Month

    TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, July 10 (PIA) -- The local government of General Trias launched last week the yearly observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month with this year theme: “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran.” In a simple ceremony held at the town plaza, General Trias Mayor Antonio Ferrer, Vice Mayor Maurito C. Sison and members of the Municipal Council (Sangguniang Bayan) led the yearly undertaking with the 30-second sounding of sir... Read Full Story - General Tria...
  • Extractive industry transparency conference set in Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 10 (PIA) – The  First Nueva Vizcaya  Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Multi-Stakeholder Conference will be conducted here this month to create awareness on the full disclosure of mining companies on their payments. Ronald Allan Barnacha, Bantay Kita national vice president said the conference is a prelude activity for the formation of a local EITI based in the province. “Though it is the mandate of the government to... Read Full Story - Extractive i...
  • Extractive industry transparency conference set in Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 10 (PIA) – The  First Nueva Vizcaya  Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Multi-Stakeholder Conference will be conducted here this month to create awareness on the full disclosure of mining companies on their payments. Ronald Allan Barnacha, Bantay Kita national vice president said the conference is a prelude activity for the formation of a local EITI based in the province. “Though it is the mandate of the government to... Read Full Story - Extractive i...
  • DOST installs 95 weather monitoring devices

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 10 (PIA)---The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) region 2 has already installed 95 weather monitoring devices along Cagayan River and in other strategic monitoring areas regionwide. John Michael Tumaliuan, project coordinator, said the devices include water level monitoring and rain gauges, which are established through the assistance of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (LDRRMCs). He added that DOST has partnered wi... Read Full Story - DOST install...
  • Population office steps up campaign on teen pregnancy prevention

    ROXAS, Isabela, July 10 (PIA) – The municipal population office of this town is conducting series of symposia in public secondary schools to prevent the incidence of teenage pregnancy among the youth. Eden Abanilla, Municipal Population Officer, said there is still a need to inform the students on the effects and consequences of teenage pregnancy despite the minimal incidence of teen pregnancies in the town. Abanilla said her office will make rounds of symposia in secondary schoo... Read Full Story - Population o...
  • Tagalog News: PNP Romblon, tatalakayin sa mga paaralan ang pag-iwas sa krimen

    ROMBLON, Romblon, Hulyo10 (PIA) --- Nagsasagawa ngayong Hulyo ang Philippine National Police (PNP) Romblon ng adbokasiya sa mga paaralan upang magsagawa ng symposium tungkol sa iba’t ibang uri ng krimen at pag-iwas na maging biktima nito. Sinabi ni Police Community Relations Officer, P/Insp. Ledilyn Y. Ambonan ng Romblon Police Provincial Office (RPPO), na sa kasalukuyan ay nagsasagawa ang mga kapulisan ng pagbisita sa mga paaralan upang magsagawa ng symposium tungkol sa iba’t i... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Cebuano News: Taga “CDP” gibansay alang Sa epektibong pamahayag

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 9, (PIA) –Gibansay sa kagamhanan ang mga sakop sa bahan nga natahasan sa mas gipalapad nga pagpakatap sa kasayuran kabahin sa mga proyekto sa goberno kalabut sa pagpatunhay sa kahusay ug kalinaw. Labing bug-at nga bahin sa bansay Julyo 8, mao ang paghipno sa programa alang sa epektibong comunikasyon kabahin sa Community Development Program (CDP) Purok Power Movement (PPM).Kapin sa kawhaan ka tawo nga sakop sa Kapitolyo sa Bohol ug mga community organi... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 27 repatriates from Libya arrive in Manila today

    MANILA, July 9 -- Twenty seven (27) more overseas Filipino workers from Libya are set to arrive in Manila today at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on board flight number EK332 at 4:35 p.m. This will bring the total number of Filipino repatriates from Libya to 515. This group of repatriates work for the Doosan, Daemyung, Sunchang-Hyundai, and Alnahr Companies. DFA and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) representatives will meet the repatria... Read Full Story - 27 repatriat...
  • CamSur, Naga City police offices launch PCR Month

    NAGA CITY, July 9 (PIA) --- The Philippine National Police provincial office in Camarines Sur and city police headquarters here launched separate activities in line with the observance of the 19th Police Community Relations (PCR) Month that aims to  strengthen its community-based programs and initiatives in their respective areas of jurisdictions. PNP Camarines officer in charge Police Senior Superintendent Primo Golingay led kick-off of the PCR Month commencing with the “Salubun... Read Full Story - CamSur, Naga...
  • Campaign against illegal drugs scores  in Ifugao

     LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 9 (PIA) - - The campaign against illegal drugs in the province has scored with the arrest of two alleged suspected drug personalities in this municipality last July 7. Joint elements of  Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Region II, PDEA Luzon Special Enforcement Team, Criminal Investigation Detection Group, Ifugao police office and other law enforcement entities arrested  Marlon Nadugo B... Read Full Story - Campaign aga...
  • New Panabo PNP Chief creates City Advisory Group

    PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte, July 9  – New Police Chief Superintendent Roderico A. Roy Jr. created on July 4, 2014 the Panabo City Advisory Group (PCAG), for Police Transformation and Development. The chief of police presented the Performance Governance System, or PGS, to the PCAG to orient the group on  programs, projects, and activities including the national budget given to the police. Citing limited  national budget and facilities, Roy lauded the support of th... Read Full Story - New Panabo P...
  • 62 brgys of Nueva Vizcaya tagged as moderately affected by illegal drugs

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , July 9 (PIA)– At least 62 barangays in this province have been put under the category of moderately-affected areas by illegal drugs, officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. Juvenal Azurin, PDEA regional director said the volume of affected barangays in the province accounts for 22.54 percent drug affectation. Moderately affected means that there is a presence of  drug pusher in a certain community, he added. Azuri... Read Full Story - 62 brgys of ...
  • DFA issues alert level 3 for Afghanistan

    MANILA, July 8 -- The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued Alert Level 3 (voluntary repatriation phase) for Afghanistan due to the heightened tensions in that country following the conduct of the presidential elections last June 14. Alert Level 3 is declared when violent disturbances or external aggression occurs in a limited area of a country. With this announcement, Filipinos in Afghanistan are strongly encouraged to volunteer to return to the Philippines, DFA said. The Philippin... Read Full Story - DFA issues a...
  • Human rights violations victims can now apply for claims

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 8 (PIA) -- With the support of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) regional office 10, the National Human Rights Victims' Claims Board will be processing the application for the recognition and reparations for Claims of Victims of Human Rights Violations (HRV) during the Matial Law period form September 21, 1972 to February 25, 1986. The application for claims started last May 12, 2014 and ends November 10, 2014. Failure of victims to file claims during the si... Read Full Story - Human rights...
  • DTI Sorsogon nagbabala sa mga negosyanteng mahuhuling magbebenta ng substandard raingears

    LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Hulyo 8 (PIA) -- Sa kabila ng mahigpit na pagbabantay ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaan sa mga pamilihan ay marami pa rin ang nagpapalusot at nagbebenta ng dekalidad na mga kapote o rain gears kaya muling nagbabala sa publiko ang Eco-Waste Coalition na maging mapanuri sa pagbili ng mga kagamitan ng mga anak lalo na sa kapote  ngayong panahon na naman ng tag-ulan. Sa kasalukuyan ay patuloy ang isinasagawang pag-iikot ng Department of Trade and Industry katuwang ang Burea... Read Full Story - DTI Sorsogon...
  • 2 Butuan IP villages benefit DSWD’s community-led projects

    BUTUAN CITY, July 8  (PIA) - Barangays Anticala and Pianing, specifically sitios Mahayahay and Catabwanan, of this city inaugurated recently the day care center projects, identified and implemented by ordinary citizens in the said barangay. “With the intervention of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga, these projects were made possible through empowering local citizens by letting them articulate the causes of their poverty problems and equipping them th... Read Full Story - 2 Butuan IP ...
  • AgSur intensifies removal of illegal structures along Maharlika highway

    PATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, July 8 (PIA) - The provincial government of Agusan del Sur, thru its organized Squatting and Resettlement Task Force (SRTF) discussed last week issues and concerns confronting the on-going clearing operations of the Maharlika Highway from Butuan City to Davao provinces brought about by the residents occupying the road-right-of-way. Provincial Correctional and Civil Security Office and SRTF chief Josefina Bajade said slight commotions were observed in B... Read Full Story - AgSur intens...
  • PNP condemns the killing of Impasugong town mayor

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 8 – The leadership of Police Regional Office (PRO), region 10, condemned ambush killing of Impasugong town mayor Mario T. OKinlay. The Philippine National Police (PNP) will not stop until justice will be served, according to police chief superintendent Isagani F. Genabe Jr, regional director, PRO-10. The Special Investigation Task Group-Okinlay (SITG-Okinlay) is continuously conducting further investigation to identify other culprits in this incident. A ... Read Full Story - PNP condemns...
  • PNoy okays appointment of Gov. Defensor as new RPOC chair

    ILOILO CITY, July 8 (PIA6) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has approved the appointment of Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. as the new Chairperson of the Western Visayas Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC).The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VI revealed in a press report that Governor Defensor is replacing the outgoing head of the Council, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.Earlier, Governor Defensor was appointed by DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to be... Read Full Story - PNoy okays a...
  • Feature: Friendly La Union cops bag nat'l award in community relations

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 8 (PIA) - Ask any La Union resident about the conduct of the provincial police and they will answer the same: courteous and responsive. Ester Rosario Capistrano, a retiree and a resident here, said she was pleased with the response when she asked for police assistance. “La Union police are courteous and responsive. I sought for their help one time when I had a run in with an establishment owner. The police responded well so I am happy they’re always ... Read Full Story - Feature: Fri...
  • Roxas to PNP: Intensify campaign vs. hoarders, price manipulators

    MANILA, July 8 (PIA) -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has directed the Philippine National Police to intensify its campaign against hoarders of rice and other basic commodities, with the end in view of breaking cartels possibly responsible for the soaring cost of food. Roxas, at the same time, lauded the efforts of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group for the series of successful operations that led to the discovery of more than 170,000 bags of rice fr... Read Full Story - Roxas to PNP...
  • New Tabak commander bares division’s plan of action

    LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, July 8 (PIA) – Newly installed commander of the Philippine Army’s (PA) 1st Infantry ‘Tabak’ Division, Brigadier General Gerardo F. Barrientos Jr., presented his plan of action during the change of command ceremony held Wednesday at the division grandstand in Barangay Pulacan this town. Barrientos said his leadership will be anchored on the army’s banner program - the Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) - and the army’s tra... Read Full Story - New Tabak co...
  • NCRPO celebrates Police Community Relations Month

    TAGUIG CITY, 8 JULY (PIA) – National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Police Director Carmelo E. Valmoria led the kick-off ceremony for the month long celebration of the Police Community Relations (PCR) Month this July,  With the theme, “Pinaigting na Samahan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya para sa patuloy na Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran ng Sambayanan” the celebration focuses on the importance of enhancing police image, gain the trust of the public in protectin... Read Full Story - NCRPO celebr...
  • Dads express sorrow for tragic demise of Impasug-ong mayor

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 8 - Through Resolution No. 11720-2014, the 17th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas expressed the city’s deepest sorrow for the tragic demise of mayor Mario T. Okinlay of Impasug-ong, Bukidon. The town mayor of Bukidnon was killed during an ambush at barangay Bontongon in Impasug-ong. In the resolution, legislators cited his highly commendable and exemplary devotion to the public. The late mayor was also a true partner o... Read Full Story - Dads express...
  • PUJs, taxi cabs urged to comply with Traffic Code

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 8 – Cagayan de Oro City Council committee on public utilities reminds operators of public utilities jeepneys  that the plate numbers and the names of operators must be printed  in “bold” figures at the back side of the driver’s seat or front seats of PUJs and motorela units. Councilor Alden Bacal, member of the committee said this is required under Section 114 of Ordinance No. 10551-2007, otherwise known as the Traffic Code of Caga... Read Full Story - PUJs, taxi c...
  • NRCO-Caraga continues to provide livelihood assistance, skills training to OFWs

    BUTUAN CITY, July 7 (PIA) – “Along with our partner government agencies under the Department of Labor and Employment, we in the National Reintegration Center for the Overseas Filipino Workers are also providing livelihood assistance and skills training to OFWs in Caraga region.” This was the statement of Labor and Employment Officer Nancy Jacinto of National Reintegration Center for the Overseas Filipino Workers (NRCO) Caraga during a press conference on Monday with the me... Read Full Story - NRCO-Caraga ...
  • Officials push for regional center's fire station

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 7 (PIA)----The provincial board here has urged the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to establish a fire sub-station at the regional government center (RGC) to immediately respond to government offices, infrastructures and houses here during fire incidents. Board member Mila Catabay-Lauigan, in a board resolution, emphasized that the regional government center at Ba... Read Full Story - Officials pu...
  • 52 OFWs from Libya arrive in Manila today

    MANILA, July 7 -- Fifty two (52) overseas Filipino workers from Libya are scheduled to arrive in Manila today at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. The first batch composed of 44 repatriates will arrive at 4:35 p.m. on board flight EK332. The second batch composed of 8 repatriates is scheduled to arrive at 10:10 p.m. on board flight EK334. This brings the total number of Filipino repatriates from Libya to 488.  While Libya ... Read Full Story - 52 OFWs from...
  • Government confiscates 4,000 metric tons of NFA rice from private trading company

    MANILA, July 7 -- The government’s effort in battling overpricing, manipulation and cartel-like activities has led to the confiscation of an estimated 4,000 metric tons of rice, a Palace official said on Sunday. Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., said the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) has seized this much from three out of 12 warehouses they investigated.“Tatlong bodega ang natag... Read Full Story - Government c...
  • 4 Oclock habit panawagan sa publiko ng City Health Office

    LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Hulyo 7(PIA) -- Sa pagpasok nang tag-ulan ay mahigpit na nagbabala sa publiko si City Health Office chief Dr. Edgar Rebustillo lalong lalo na sa mga magulang  na huwag hahayaan ang kanilang mga anak na magtampisaw at maglaro sa mga ilog baha dahilan maaring makakuha ang mga ito ng ibat-ibang uri ng sakit. Sinabi pa ni  Rebustillo sa panahon ng tag-ulan ay nauuso ang dengue at ang sakit na Leptospirosis, ang liptospirosis ay isang sakit na nakukuha mula sa ihi ... Read Full Story - 4 Oclock hab...
  • 64 OFWs from Libya arrive in Manila

    MANILA, July 7 -- Sixty four (64) overseas Filipino workers from Libya arrived in Manila last Saturday, July 5, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. The first batch composed of 20 repatriates arrived at 4:35 p.m. on board flight EK332. The second batch composed of 44 repatriates arrived at 10:10 p.m. on board flight EK334. Representatives from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration briefed the repatriates upon their arrival. Th... Read Full Story - 64 OFWs from...
  • New commander assumes post at 1st Tabak division

    LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, July 7 (PIA) – Major General (MGen.) Felicito Virgilio M. Trinidad Jr., commanding officer of the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army (PA) has formally turned-over the command to Brigadier General (BGen.) Gerardo F. Barrientos Jr. in a change of command ceremony held last July 2 at the Division Grandstand, Camp Cesar Sang-an, Upper Pulacan this municipality. Presiding during the turnover rites was Army’s vice commander MGen. Romulo M. Cabn... Read Full Story - New commande...
  • Tagalog news: Nueva Vizcaya BFP, patuloy ang pagbibigay ng medical, rescue services

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 7 (PIA) – Patuloy ang pabibigay ng medical at  rescue services ng Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) sa mga biktima ng kalamidad at aksidente sa lalawigan. Ayon kay Provincial Fire Marshall Apolonio Diaz, mula January-June 2014, nakapagtala sila ng 22 medical responses at 15 rescue responses  sa iba’t-ibang bayan sa lalawigan. “Ang ibig sabihin po nito, yung mga vehicular accidents at iba pang related medical incidents ay nir... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • PDEA renews call to public on transporting illegal drugs

    QUEZON CITY, 7 JULY (PIA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reiterated its advisory to the public involving the recruitment, arrest, detention and conviction of Filipinos used as drug couriers caught transporting illegal drugs abroad, particularly in China. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. again issued the warning in response to the news surrounding the alarming rate of Filipino nationals arrested for drug trafficking in Guangzhou, China. “... Read Full Story - PDEA renews ...
  • Jan-April drew highest number of fire incidents in Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya ,July 7 (PIA) – The Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) here has tagged the first four months of each year as fire-prone months due to the highest number of fire incidents listed  by the agency. Provincial Fire Marshall Apolonio Diaz said that  the month of January in 2013, February in 2013 and March this year registered  the highest number of fire incidents such as 7 in 2012,  in 2013 and  9 in April this year. The fire incidents wer... Read Full Story - Jan-April dr...
  • Nueva Vizcaya dads seek PhilHealth memberships for village guards

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 7 (PIA) – Local lawmakers here have recently asked  local government units in the province to allocate funds for the membership  of  several ‘barangay tanods’ or village guards to the PhilHealth program.Vice Governor Epifanio LD. Galima, Jr. said the move was made by the provincial board through a resolution urging the local government units in Nueva Vizcaya to allocate funding for the payment of Philhealth contributions o... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Nueva Vizcaya police nets  400 violators of VISA ordinance

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 6 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) in the province has apprehended 400 motorcycle owners and operators in various municipalities for violating the Verification of Identity and Sticker Authenticity (VISA) ordinance.   Police Senior Supt. John Luglug, officer-in-charge of the  Nueva Vizcaya  Police Provincial Office (NPPO) said  the violators committed the following violations: no car registration, no plate number, no driver... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Vehicular accidents top Index crimes for Jan-June 2014 in Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , July 6 (PIA)– Deaths caused by vehicular accidents topped the number of Index Crimes (crimes against persons) in the province from January to June this year. In a report by the Philippine National Poice (PNP),  there were 210  incidents of vehicular accidents or physical injury followed by theft with 10 incidents, robbery-15, carnapping with 12, rape with 11 and  murder with 8 incidents. “Out of the 210 cases of physical injury, 100... Read Full Story - Vehicular ac...
  • Tagalog news: 173 katao sa Nueva Vizcaya, huli sa Smoke-Free Ordinance

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 6 (PIA) – May 173 na katao sa lalawigan ang nahuli ng mga alagad ng Philippine National Police (PNP) mula January – June ngayong taon. Ayon kay Police Sr. Supt. John Luglug, officer-in charge ng PNP Nueva Vizcaya, karamihan sa mga nahuling public smokers ay mula sa mga bayan ng Bagabag, Diadi, Aritao, Dupax del Sur at Solano. Dagdag ni Luglug na sa buwan ng Abril ang naitalang may pinakamaraming  violators na nahuli na nasa 48 habang 9 la... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PLGU teaches gov’t workers on search, rescue

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 6 (PIA)  – The provincial government  here has  conducted a provincewide   search and rescue skills empowerment seminar to raise the level of awareness and capabilities of government agencies to respond during the onslaught of disasters and  calamities.Through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) the  “First Responder Basic Life support Seminar with Water Search and Rescue” has be... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • PDEA reiterates advisory on drug couriers

    QUEZON CITY, July 6 -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reiterated its advisory to the public involving the recruitment, arrest, detention and conviction of Filipinos used as drug couriers caught transporting illegal drugs abroad, particularly in China. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. again issued the warning in response to the news surrounding the alarming rate of Filipino nationals arrested for drug trafficking in Guangzhou, China. “As of... Read Full Story - PDEA reitera...
  • Tagalog news: 143 families, target ng Sta. Fe LGU para sa Core Shelter Project

    STA. FE, Nueva Vizcaya, July 6 (PIA) – Isasailalim sa Core Shelter Project ng pamahalaan ang may 143 na pamilya sa bayang ito upang mabigyan sila ng disente at ligtas na tahanan. Ayon kay Mayor Liwayway Caramat, ito ay ipapatayo ng local government unit ang mga bahay katuwang nito ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa iba’t-ibang barangay. Ang mga mabibigyan ng libreng bahay ay mga mamamayan na naninirahan sa mga barung-barong lamang. “Ito ay... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • CHO bares zero dengue case for past 2 months

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 3 (PIA) - - This city has been dengue-free for the months of May and June this year, City Health Officer Dr. James Guzman said. The City Health Office (CHO) here, he said recorded the last two cases of dengue in April while 34 cases in the first quarter of this year. He said the ‘zero case’ in the last two months may be attributed with the long dry season experienced in the province where there were no stagnant waters here.... Read Full Story - CHO bares ze...
  • Cebuano News: PDEA: “fly-high” makamatay

    BOHOL, July 5 (PIA) – Wala pa gani mabuntog ang illegal nga drugas ilabi na sa labing sikat nga shabu, may lain na usab nga gi-abusuhan nga drugas ang naglibot ug nagpatuskig sa party circles.Ang nakaparat pa, matud sa Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, ang bag-ong drugas nga gihinganlan og fly-high, superman o party, gisagolsagol nga shabu, mga sekswal nga tambal pagpa-lagsik sama sa Viagra, Cialis ug ecstasy.Ang Viagra, Cialis ug ecstasy maoy kasagarang tambal sa kinataw nga dili na mag... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Phil army forms Joint Task Force vs armed groups

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 5 (PIA) – The Philippine Army (PA) has recently formed the  Joint Task Force Ifugao to address the frequent movement of armed groups along the boundary of Nueva Vizcaya and ifugao. Lt. Col. Eugene Mata, commanding officer of the army’s 6th Infantry Division, said the task force is intended to go after the armed groups who usually use the N.V.- Ifugao boundary as entry and exit points to Ambaguio, Villaverde and Bagabag towns. “The g... Read Full Story - Phil army fo...
  • Nueva Vizcaya cops to implement PATROL 101

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 5 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) here will be implementing the PATROL 101 program to further enhance and improve their anti-criminality approach. Police Senior Supt. John Luglug, Officer-In-Charge of the Police Provincial Office said that with the PATROL 101 program, anti-criminality efforts will be more responsive to the public. “It will maximize police visibility on the ground and decentralizes the formulation and implementatio... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • RDRRMC-Mimaropa, magdaraos ng rescue capability demonstration sa Calapan City

    QUEZON CITY, ika-5 ng Hulyo (PIA) Sa mga darating na araw, susubukan ng mga ahensiya ng Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council - Mimaropa, kasama ang Sandatahang Lakas at iba pang opisina na nasa uniformed services, ang kanilang kakayahan at kasangkapan sa pagsagip.Ilan sa mga itatampok sa rescue capability demonstration na idaraos ng RDRRMC sa Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) sa lungsod ng Calapan ay ang paglilipat ng mga pasahero mula sa mga distressed vessel papuntang pi... Read Full Story - RDRRMC-Mimar...
  • Australia, Phl ink agreement to continue fight against human trafficking

    MANILA, 4 July (PIA)—Australia yesterday finalized a formal arrangement with the Government of the Philippines to commence the Australia Asia Program to Combat Trafficking In Persons (AAPTIP), in the Philippines. Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell and Usec. Jose Vicente Salazar of the Department of Justice (DOJ), who is also the Undersecretary-in-Charge of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) on Thursday formally signed the Memorandum of Subsidiary ... Read Full Story - Australia, P...
  • Solon proposes drugs summit to unite enforcement, prosecution

    BOHOL, July 4 (PIA)-- In a recent Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting held in Catigbian, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Bohol showed the province may have stellar accomplishments in apprehending drug characters, but has less than desirable performance in keeping these people in jails. PDEA said Bohol recorded 32 apprehension but in its decided cases, it only scored 2 convictions, 6 acquittals and 3 dismissals.This has scored massive demoralization in the... Read Full Story - Solon propos...
  • Police arrests 56 violators of illegal gambling

    SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya, July 4v(PIA) – At least 56 persons have been arrested by police authorities here this morning due to the operation of illegal numbers game or ‘Jueteng’ in this town. Police Chief Inspector Kevin Bulayungan, chief of police said the arrested persons were caught in a certain place and involved in ‘Jueteng’ activities. He said they have intensified their campaign against illegal numbers game after receiving complaints from members of th... Read Full Story - Police arres...
  • Iguig town to hold Minabbanga Festival

    IGUIG, Cagayan, July 3 (PIA) – The Local Government Unit here is now preparing series of activities catering to both old and young ones for the week-long Minabbanga Festival as the town marks another commemorative year of merry-making on July 19-25. Mayor Judithas Trinidad said this year’s celebration is far different from previous years as it highlights the town’s Minabbanga Festival Dance. “There will be 15 elementary and four secondary schools to compete in t... Read Full Story - Iguig town t...
  • DPWH-led transport summit up vs. road accidents in Cagayan Valley

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 4 (PIA)  – A regionwide transport summit will be conducted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in a bid to address road accidents along  the national and local  roads. Governor Ruth Padilla, Economic and Development Committee chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC) said the plan was reached during the recent meeting of the RDC inorder to address the increasing number of road accidents in the region. &ldquo... Read Full Story - DPWH-led tra...
  • Cebuano News: DENR 10 mihimo sa imbestigasyon mahitungod sa aksidente sa Initao-Libertad Landscape and Seascape

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 4 (PIA) - Nagpahigayon og imbestigasyon and Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Rehiyon 10 (DENR 10) mahitungod sa nahitabo nga aksidente didto sa Initao-Libertad Protected Lanscape and Seascape sa Initao, Misamis Oriental. Si Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan nagkanayon nga gikinahanglan masuta ang nahitabo nga aksidente nga mikalas sa duha ka kinabuhi. Gibutyag ni Director Tawantawan nga gisirado una ang maong protected area ug dlili pasudlan sa m... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Proposed law requiring security guards in high-risk establishments under study

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 3 -- The proposed ordinance mandating all high-risk business establishments in the city to hire, or engage the services of security guards is now under study. The ordinance was filed by councilor Ramon G. Tabor, chair of the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety, and councilor Edna Dahino, chair of the committee on trade, commerce and cooperatives to strengthen the city’s peace and order drive. The authors noted that some establishment... Read Full Story - Proposed law...
  • Tagalog News: DSWD, JICA pinag-ibayo ang paghahanda laban sa sakuna sa Pilipinas

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hulyo 3 (PIA) - Sa pagsisikap na mapaghandaan ng bansa na matugunan ang epekto ng pag-iba ng klima, ang National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), sa pamamagitan ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Office of Civil Defense, at ng  Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ay nagpalabas ng Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Capacity Enhancement Project (DRRM-CEP). Isa sa mga konkretong nagawa ng kooperasyon ay ang p... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • 10th ID counts on convergence of LGUs, NGAs to end insurgency

    COMPOSTELA VALLEY,  July 03 (PIA)--- The 10th Infantry “Agila” Division  of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counts on convergence of efforts of  the national line agencies and the local government  to  end insurgency. In a press conference at Camp Manuel Yan in Mawab, Compostela Valley,  10th Inf. Div. commanding general Maj. Gen.  Ariel Bernardo  described as “whole of government approach” the  convergence of&nb... Read Full Story - 10th ID coun...
  • Cagayan Valley PNP picks Nueva Vizcaya’s PCR as region’s best

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 3 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Cagayan Valley has awarded the PNP Police Community Relations (PCR) in this province as best for two consecutive years.   The  Dupax del Sur town Police Station was also adjudged as the Best Municipal Police Station in PCR Activities while the Diadi town police station was recognized as Best LGU in PCR Activities for CY 2013.PCR chief Vilma Galiste said the awarding of PCRs in the region will be... Read Full Story - Cagayan Vall...
  • Guv wants PRO-7 to help Bohol become drugs-free

    BOHOL, July 3 (PIA) –He has barely warmed his seat as the region’s top crime buster, and Police Chief Superintendent Prudencio Bañas now has a mission, handed to him in his first official visit to Bohol. Installed only last June 11, PCSupt Bañas told media in a press conference after a courtesy call with Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto, that his instructions are to make Bohol a pilot area in successful anti-illegal drugs campaign. “The desire of the governor... Read Full Story - Guv wants PR...
  • Zambo. City solon tackles Bangsamoro issues with city council

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 3 (PIA) - Zamboanga City first district Representative Celso L. Lobregat emphasized that there are certain issues in the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that need to be scrutinized and made known to the public prior to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Congress.Lobregat, who was invited to speak on his position on the Bangsamoro agreement during the city council’s regular session yesterday (July 1), emphasized several issues including the asser... Read Full Story - Zambo. City ...
  • Ifugao town implements 'no wearing of helmet policy’

     LAMUT, Ifugao, July 3 (PIA) - - The local government unit here  has started implementing  the ‘no wearing of helmet policy’ in the municipality for the general welfare of the residents. Through Executive Order Number 18, all motor cycle riders are required to unhelmet themselves when within the town proper, barangay communities, government and private compounds and buildings in Lamut. Mayor Mariano Buyagawan, Jr. said that lawless elements riding on motorcyc... Read Full Story - Ifugao town ...
  • DSWD to LGUs: Follow standards in constructing evacuation centers

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan,  July 2 (PIA) - - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office has urged Local Government Units (LGUs) to follow strictly the recommended requirements for the construction of evacuation centers. Frank Lopez, head of the disaster management unit, said there are many LGUs that are now constructing their own evacuation centers in preparation for any worse case scenario. "LGUs must ensure correct partitions and facility re... Read Full Story - DSWD to LGUs...
  • Cebuano News: Konseho nangusog mamintinar kahusay, kalinaw sa dakbayan

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 3 (PIA) – Ang konseho sa ubos ni Bise Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas nangusog nga padayong mamintinar ang kahusay ug kalinaw sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro. Sa sesyon niadtong Lunes hiniusang gisagop ang Resolusyon No. 11714-2015 nga naghangyo sa Philippine National Police (PNP) sa kauluhan ug sa rehiyon 10 nga i-uli o mapabilin ang mga dagko’g kalidad nga armas nga gi-isyu ngadto sa mga sakop sa Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO). Si Kons... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Sta. Fe LGU  implements sanitation facilities to villagers

    Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya, July 3 (PIA)  - The local government unit here is providing free toilets for the villagers to enhance and improve proper sanitation in its environment. Mayor Liwayway Caramat said they are providing free toilet bowls to 217 households through their Municipal Health Office (MHO). Though proper waste management, she said is only concentrated to the town’s main barangays, they are exerting efforts to reach out to  263 families outside the poblacion.... Read Full Story - Sta. Fe LGU ...
  • Army expects more rebels to surrender

    GUIPOS, Zamboanga del Sur, July 3 (PIA) – With the Gun for Peace Program of the government now, the Philippine Army has expressed optimism that more New People’s Army (NPA) rebels would surrender to avail themselves of the incentives. Under this program, any NPA member who will surrender shall receive cash incentives for the firearms they will bring along. It was learned that for M-16  rifle, the government will pay P58 thousand and for 1 AK, P48 thousand. Lt. Col... Read Full Story - Army expects...
  • Bantay Bayanihan CSOs vow support for ‘Normalization in Bangsamoro’

    DAVAO CITY, July 3 (PIA) – Selected Mindanao civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in Bantay Bayanihan gathered in Davao City for a seminar-workshop for Normalization in the Bangsamoro last June 26-28. Kathline Anne Sigua Tolosa of the Security Reform Initiative (SRI), convener and Bantay Bayanihan National Secretariat said that Bantay Bayanihan conducts parallel efforts to better understand and accompany the peace process in the light of the positive developments between th... Read Full Story - Bantay Bayan...
  • Tagalog news: Panawagan ng coast guard sa kumunidad: tumulong pangalagaan ang mga lighthouse

    ERMITA, Maynila, Hul 2 (PIA) - Umaapila ang mga opisyal ng Philippine Coast Guard sa mga mamamayan na tumulong sa pangangalaga ng mga lighthouse."Wag sirain, importante ang mga lighthouse sa mga mangingisda at sa mga barko," pakiusap ni Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog (CGDSTL) Operations Officer Laurence Tamayo sa isang panayam.Sa ulat na nakuha ng CGDSTL mula sa Occidental Mindoro, pinasok at ninakaw umano kamakailan ang mga dalawang solar panel ng Light House Dongon Point sa Sa... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Phl Air Force chief highlights rescue, relief efforts in 2013

    CLARK AIR BASE, Pampanga, July 2 (PIA) -- Philippine Air Force (PAF) Commanding General Lieutenant General Jeffrey Delgado highlighted Tuesday its significant accomplishments last year on the aspect of rescue and relief specifically at the height of Super Typhoon Yolanda and the Bohol Earthquake. “In 2013, we flew more than 39,000 flying hours; as well as carried more than 144,000 persons and six million kilos of freight across the country as part of combat, combat support, combat ser... Read Full Story - Phl Air Forc...
  • Ramadhan, season of peace, grace -- Deles

    ‎MANILA, July 2 -- As Ramadhan starts, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles said that this Holy Month is "important not only for Muslims, but for all Filipinos."‎ “Certainly, this is a season of grace where people take it upon themselves to sacrifice and cleanse, to think of others' suffering, and to strive to live on this earth pleasing Almighty God," Deles said. "‎Let us respect the season and altogether ask that t... Read Full Story - Ramadhan, se...
  • Tagalog News: Tips para matiyak na certified ang LPG tank

    LUNGSOD NG DAGUPAN, July 2 (PIA) – Pinaalalahanan ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ang publiko na siguraduhing pasado sa quality at safety requirements ang gamit nilang tangke ng liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) upang matiyak na ito ay ligtas na gamitin. Ayon kay DTI Provincial Director Peter Mangabat, may mga ilang tips upang malaman kung pumasa ang gamit na LPG sa quality at safety requirements. Una, bawat tangke ay may nakaukit na permanenteng marka sa kwelyo (collar).&n... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Application for Police Executive Service exam ends on July 31 – NAPOLCOM

    QUEZON CITY, 2 July (PIA) - The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has announced that the filing of applications for the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) written examination for Police Commissioned Officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be until July 31, 2014. “The PESE, which has two phases – Written Examination and Panel Interview, contains analytical questions on police leadership and police values in order to get the best future leaders or the cr... Read Full Story - Application ...
  • PNoy praises PAF members' professionalism, dedication during anniversary celebration

    MANILA, July 2 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III led the celebration of the 67th anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) in Pampanga, recognizing the professionalism and dedication to service of its uniformed men and women. In his message during the event that was held in Clark Air Base in Pampanga on Tuesday, the President said the reforms and modernization initiatives in the Air Force have been made possible by the support of the PAF leadership.At the same time, he praised the PAF ... Read Full Story - PNoy praises...
  • Impasugong, Bukidnon mayor killed in ambush

    MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, July 2 (PIA)—Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong town in Bukidnon province died few hours after he was ambushed by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels shortly before 9:00 a.m, Wednesday.Police Chief Inspector Edwin Mondalo, chief of operations and planning at Bukidnon Police Provincial Office, said the ambush happened in Kinapuntan, barangay Bontongon.Okinlay was driving a motorcycle while his staff were on a convoy of four-wheeled vehicles when attacked by three ... Read Full Story - Impasugong, ...
  • DFA raises alert level 2 in  Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone due to Ebola virus outbreak

    MANILA,July 2 -- Due to the developments in the Ebola Virus outbreak in Western Africa, the Department of Foreign Affairs has raised the crisis alert level to Alert Level 2 (Restriction Phase) in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Under Alert Level 2, Filipinos in these countries are instructed to restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places, and take extra precautions. Furthermore, only returning overseas Filipino workers (balik manggagawa) with existing employ... Read Full Story - DFA raises a...
  • PDEA leaks presence of lethally mixed “fly high” drug

    BOHOL, July 2 (PIA) – Not done with eliminating illegal sex enhancements and shabu, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is again confronting another head-ache-- a drug that sends a user on a sexual “flying high” for five days!PDEA-7 director Espiridion Javier told the joint Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) and Regional Development Council meeting recently in  that the illegal substance is a dangerous cocktail of viagra or cialis, ecstasy and... Read Full Story - PDEA leaks p...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino nanawagan sa mga lider sa frat nga undangon na ang hazing

    MANILA, Hulyo 2 (PIA) – Nanawagan si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, sa milabay nga Martes, sa mga lideres sa mga fraternity nga undangon na ang pagpanakit kun hazing sa ilang mga hanay.  “Buot ko manawagan sa mga magulang kun mga “Kuya” sa nagkalain-laing fraternity, nga bisan pa man ug naka-agi sila sa hazing, nga dili ba panahon na nga mahimo kamong mas maaktibo pa ug segurohon nga maundang na kining hazing?” matud pa sa Presidente sa interview atol sa sel... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino mitambong sa ika- 67 nga kasumaran sa Philippine Air Force

    MANILA, Hulyo 2 (PIA) – Mitambong si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III sa ika-67 ka tuig nga kasumaran sa Philippine Air Force (PAF) didto sa Clark Air Base sa Angeles, Pampanga, sa milabay nga Martes. “Ang Commander-in-Chief mihatag sa iyang pasalamat ngadto sa mga sakop sa PAF ug misaad nga ang dugang nga mga kapabilidad nga gihimo sa iyang administrasyon ang gitumong aron mahimong epektibo sa ilang trabaho ang mga kasundaluhan ug matubag nila ang mga hagit nga dala sa ilang mg... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tagalog News: Pangulong Aquino nananawagan sa mga pinuno ng mga fraternity na ihinto ang hazing sa kanilang hanay

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hulyo 2 (PIA) - Nanawagan ang Pangulo noong Martes sa mga pinuno ng mga fraternity na ihinto na ang hazing sa kani- kanilang hanay. “Gusto kong manawagan sa mga nakakatanda nitong iba’t ibang fraternities na kahit naranasan ninyo ang tulad nito, hindi ba panahon na na maging aktibo kayo na gawing ihinto itong hazing?" sabi ng Pangulo sa isang interview sa pagitan ng selebrasyon ng ika-67 anibersaryo ng Philippine Airforce at Air force City, Clark Air Ba... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Cebuano News: PNP-10 mipasidungog kang Parojinog sa iyang kampanya batok sa tanang ilegal nga kalihokan sa Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Hulyo 2 (PIA) – Gipasidunggan sa Philippine National Police, region 10 (PNP-10), si mayor Reynaldo O. Parojinog, Sr., dinhi, sa usa ka Plaque of Appreciation, sa pag-ila sa iyang kampanya batok sa tanang ilegal nga kalihokan sa siyudad ug sa iyang makabuhong nga suporta ngadto sa City Police Station (CPS).                         &nbs... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Nueva Vizcaya hospital eyes P50M fund from DOH

    BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 2 (PIA) – The Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital (NVPH) in barangay San Antonio North here is expected to boost its health services with a P50 million pledge from the  Department of Health (DOH) for the construction of  an additional  building. Governor Ruth Padilla said the pledge from the DOH came during her recent meeting with Secretary Enrique Ona, saying that the funding assistance is already included in the agency’s 2015 budget ap... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • PLGU, DSWD, MLGU build shelters for Nueva Vizcaya calamity victims

    KASIBU, Nueva Vizcaya , July 2 (PIA) – At least 60 housing units will be constructed for typhoon victims in barangay Alloy here  this year. The housing units will serve as  safe and decent abode for the families who were displaced by recent  typhoons that struck the province. Governor Ruth Padilla said the provincial government will be pouring P1.2 million funding assistance for the  full completion of the housing units under the CORE Shelter Assistance Projec... Read Full Story - PLGU, DSWD, ...
  • CDP-PPM troops in villages stymies rebs’ reclaim plot

    BOHOL, July 2 (PIA) –"They are hurting." Thus implies 2nd Special Forces Battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel Julius Tomines, at the report that progressive peasant groups allied with Hugpong sa mga Mag-uumang Bol-anon (HUMABOL) are now incessantly demanding the removal of army development workers deployed in some barangays in Bohol. The demands for removal of troops are mostly in barangays which have been tagged as either insurgency affected or influenced and where l... Read Full Story - CDP-PPM troo...
  • Tagalog News: Aquino magsumite ng minumungkahing Bangsamoro Basic Law sa kongreso pagkatapos ng SONA, sabi ng Palasyo

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hulyo 2 (PIA) - Sinabi ng Malakanyang noong Lunes na isusumite ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III ang minumungkahing Bangsamoro Basic Law sa kongreso para maratipikahan pagkatapos niyang magbigay ng kanyang Ulat sa Bayan (SONA) sa Hulyo 28. Sa isang panayam sa media, inihayag ni Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda ang kanyang kumpyansang isabatas ng kongreso ang nasabing panukalang batas. “Palagi naming sinasabi na isusumite ng Pangulo ang Bang... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • All set for Disaster Consciousness Month in Cauayan City

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, July 1 (PIA) – The city government here has lined up several activities in line with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July. Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy said that the city's Rescue 922 will lead this year's observance in coordination with the local police, fire and barangay officials to effectively alert the people on disaster preparedness. Dy said that there will be a series of trainings and eme... Read Full Story - All set for ...
  • PNP-10 awards exec for campaign against illegal activities in Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 2 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police, region 10 (PNP-10), has given mayor Reynaldo O. Parojinog, Sr., a Plaque of Appreciation for his campaign against all forms of illegal activities in the city and for his unwavering support to the City Police Station (CPS).                                ... Read Full Story - PNP-10 award...
  • 64th Araw ng Diffun celebration opens today

    DIFFUN, Quirino, July 2 (PIA)—Various activities have been lined up for the opening salvo of the 64th foundation anniversary celebration and Pammadayaw festival of Diffun today, July 2 at the Delfin V. Vaquilar Stadium here. The celebration will be held from July 2-5 and it carries the theme, “Makakalikasang  Mamamayan, Dangal ng Bayan.” After the ecumenical services at 7:00 AM, the opening program will immediately follow and it  will be graced by Engr. Perl... Read Full Story - 64th Araw ng...
  • BJMP Quirino strengthens security measures

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, June 30 (PIA)-- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) here said it  constantly updates and strengthens its security measures which resulted to zero escape  and jail disturbance incidents for the period covered. Continuous implementation of the  Inmate’s Welfare and Development Programs and Services like the provision of basic services on  livelihood such as carpentry works, wood carving and gardening; literacy program through the A... Read Full Story - BJMP Quirino...
  • Aquino to submit proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to Congress after SONA, says Palace

    MANILA, July 1 --  Malacanang said on Monday that President Benigno S. Aquino III will submit the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to Congress for ratification after he delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28.In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda expressed confidence that Congress will enact the bill into law. “We have always stated that the President will submit the Bangsamoro Basic bill after the SONA. The President will certify it as urg... Read Full Story - Aquino to su...
  • Antonino urges Mindanao execs to submit viable tourism dev’t proposals

    TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, July 1 (PIA) – Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chair Luwalhati Antonino urged local chief executives in Mindanao to come up with viable eco-tourism development proposals, which can be pushed by MinDA for possible funding from the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) board. Speaking at the opening ceremonies of the 54th founding anniversary of Surigao del Sur held here recently, Antonino said that MinDA can help lob... Read Full Story - Antonino urg...
  • LTO,PNP Ifugao clarify  concerns on  implementation of traffic laws

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 30 (PIA)- -  The Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Philippine National Police clarified concerns  towards an effective  and continuous implementation of traffic laws  in a recent Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting here. LTO -Ifugao Chief Frederick Kimmayong  clarified that       the three-month deputization of policemen  as LTO agents  was made when former General Arturo Lomibao took over as... Read Full Story - LTO,PNP Ifug...
  • IP representative assumes seat in Santiago City SP

    SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, July 1 (PIA) – A mandatory representative of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) groups here has assumed its post as additional member of the city’s Sangguniang Panlungsod. Resurrecion T. Ponce, who was elected by at least 70 IP organizations here, took oath earlier before Mayor Joseph Tan at the city hall here. Ponce will represent the IP groups in the city, an entitlement and function mandated in Section 16 of Republic Act 8371 otherwise known as The Indi... Read Full Story - IP represent...
  • Phl Air Force to have new fighter jets beginning 2015- PNoy

    CLARK AIR BASE, Pampanga, July 1 (PIA) -- President Benigno Aquino III announced Tuesday that territorial defense and disaster response capabilities of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) shall be reinforced with the arrival of new fighter jets which the government purchased from South Korea. “Sa susunod na taon, inaasahan nating mapasakamay na ang dalawa sa 12 FA-50 lead-in fighter trainer. Target pong makumpleto ang delivery ng mga ito pagdating ng 2017. (Next year, we shall have two out... Read Full Story - Phl Air Forc...
  • Claims board to answer queries about HR compensation

    NEGROS OCC., July 2 (PIA6)--Human Rights Victims Claims Board chairperson Lina Sarmiento will meet the local press today, July 2, at the Governor’s Office, Provincial Capitol.HR Board Member Chito Gascon joins Sarmiento in the press conference in this provincial intake operations campaign schedule that aims to promote justice in the society and seek out human rights victims during the martial law years.Victims of various sorts of atrocities will receive financial compensation after a thoro... Read Full Story - Claims board...
  • Nueva Vizcaya cops ask more funds for big gains vs. illegal drugs

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 1 (PIA) – More funds for big accomplishments against illegal drugs, this was the proposal made by several police officials here during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting yesterday at the Ammungan Hall here. They also lamented the use of small amount of money  provided by local chief executives for their anti-drug buy-bust operations, even forcing them to shell out from their own pocket to go after drug pushers in the province.&nbs... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • DOH declares Catanduanes ‘Filariasis-Free’

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, July 1 (PIA) - The Department of Health (DOH) has declared Catanduanes as Filariasis-Free province. DOH Bicol regional director Gloria J. Balboa has announced the declaration during a meeting with local chief executives, municipal health officers, barangay health workers, and other stakeholders in Catanduanes on June 20, 2014 at Rhaj Inn here Balboa said that the achievement manifested a milestone for Catanduanes being the fourth province in Bicol to eliminate Filar... Read Full Story - DOH declares...
  • POEA bans deployment of newly-hired workers to Iraqi Kurdistan Region

    MANDALUYONG CITY, 1 July (PIA)--The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board (GB) has temporarily suspended the processing and deployment of newly-hired workers bound for the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, also the Chairman of the POEA Governing Board in a statement said, “The POEA Governing Board has decided to suspend, for the meantime, the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region because of the growi... Read Full Story - POEA bans de...
  • PNP now uses social media to discipline men 

    CEBU CITY, July 1 (PIA)---The Philippine National Police reminds all policemen  to conduct themselves properly as they are now acting on violations posted in social media networks.In a Memorandum issued by Directorate for Police Community Relations head PCSupt Danilo Contantino, all police personnel are reminded to promote the culture of professionalism at all times.This after, the PNP had acquired photos captured by netizens and posted in social media, including that of the organization ow... Read Full Story - PNP now uses...
  • PhilHealth musters 80% membership coverage in Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 1(PIA) – The PhilHealth here has already  accommodated 80 percent membership coverage in the province through the Alamin at Gamitin ang PhilHealth Benefits para sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya or ALAGA KA program and those sponsored by the local government units. “There is a very good data for our  continuing  effort in bringing 100 percent insurance membership to Novo Vizcayanos by 2016,” said Joseph Guerrero, PhilHealth off... Read Full Story - PhilHealth m...
  • Visayas contributes communication plans for PAMANA                                                    

    Central Visayas, July 1 (PIA) ----- The Visayas Island established its contribution to the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program of the government through the creation of its regional communication plan for peaceful and developed community.PAMANA is a government’s program on promoting peace, unity and development, specifically in conflict affected and vulnerable areas in the whole country.Recently the PAMANA Capacity Building and Communication Workshop for Government Information ... Read Full Story - Visayas cont...
  • FORGE, PIACAT tie up to address human trafficking issues

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 1 (PIA) --The Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors, Inc. (FORGE) met recently with the members of the Provincial Interagency Council Against Trafficking (PIACAT) in Negros Oriental to address issues on human trafficking.FORGE is a non-government organization providing social services to the urban poor communities, families, women and children in Metro Cebu. It is currently starting a project called Integrating Child Trafficking Prevention in the Transport and Tourism Sectors ... Read Full Story - FORGE, PIACA...
  • DTI warns against using LPG-filled butane canisters

    DAGUPAN CITY, July 1 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has warned consumers against buying butane canisters filled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). DTI Provincial Director Peter Mangabat said butane canisters are not designed for LPG storage and may pose danger to users and households. “Butane canisters are made of tin, not refillable and cannot be filled with LPG. These canisters may explode and may result to loss of life,” he said. Mangabat ... Read Full Story - DTI warns ag...
  • Tagalog news: Safety joint inspection team, bibisitahin ang mga establisimyento sa lungsod ng Batangas

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 1 (PIA) --Sinimulan na ang paglilibot ng  safety joint inspection team (SJIT) ng pamahalaang lungsod sa mga establisyamento upang malaman kung ang mga ito ay ligtas para sa publiko at kung ang mga ito ay tumutupad sa batas. Ang nasabing team ay binubuo ng  Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Office of the City Veterinarian and Agricultural Services (OCVAS), City Health Office (CHO), City Engineer’s Office (CEO) at City Environment Office (CENRO). ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Increase physical injury reports in Bohol may scare off investors?

    BOHOL, July 1 (PIA) – The increase number of physical injury cases in Bohol may scare off investors or the province might be misunderstood as investor-friendly.State provincial prosecutor Macario Delusa reiterated a request to the Police to categorize and segregate cases of physical injuries as these  seemingly harmful incidents might be misconstrued as dangerous for business and that investors might think Boholanos are troublesome.In a recent Provincial Peace and Order... Read Full Story - Increase phy...
  • Tagalog news: PCA, sisikapin mapigilan ang pagkalat ng cocolisap sa Mimaropa 

    QUEZON CITY, June 30 (PIA): Magpupulong sa Hulyo 1 ang mga opisyales ng Philippine Coconut Authority – Regions I-III & IV-B at ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Oriental Mindoro para talakayin ang kampanya kontra sa cocolisap. Target ng PCA na mapigilan ang pagkalat ng cocolisap na Aspidiotus rigidus na siyang nanalasa sa mga niyugan ng Calabarzon.Napaulat na mayroong cocolisap na nakita sa mga niyugan ng Baco, Mansalay, San Teodoro, Bulalacao at Socorro subalit nilinaw ni PCA-R... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • PNP cites decrease on crime incidents in 2Q

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – The Philippine National Police(PNP) has noted a decrease in the number of crime incidents for the 2nd quarter of this year in the province. Police Senior Supt. John Luglug, officer-in-charge of the police provincial office said the first quarter registered a total of 641 crime incidents, which is lower  by 555 incidents or 46.40 percent compared to the 1,196 incidents for the same period last year.  He said their anti-criminality efforts will ... Read Full Story - PNP cites de...
  • ISELCO I to consumers: Use electricity wisely

    ALICIA, Isabela, June 30 (PIA) – The Isabela Electric Cooperative (ISELCO) – I has advised power consumers to use electricity wisely due to the threat of power shortage in the coming days. ISELCO I general manager Virgilio Montano made the call to the power consumers in his area as the water level in the Magat dam continue to drop due to the absence of rain in its watershed areas in the past few weeks. Besides providing irrigation water to at least 80,000 heactare... Read Full Story - ISELCO I to ...
  • DENR-7 to file case vs violators of RA 9147 in Talisay City 

    CEBU CITY, June 30 (PIA) --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) will file a case tomorrow against two persons for violating Republic Act Number 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.  According to DENR-7 Information Officer Dr. Eddie Llamedo, the violators were caught in possession or collecting ten birds mostly endangered and endemic of various species without permit. This came after a buy bust operation coming fro... Read Full Story - DENR-7 to fi...
  • IGaCoS PNP, DepEd sign MoU on Pulis Gabay Patrol

    ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, June 30 (PIA) - In order to address the need of the children to be equipped with knowledge against their vulnerability to various abuses, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Department of Education (DepEd) in the Island Garden City of Samal forged a partnership through a program dubbed as “Pulis Gabay Patrol” last June 23. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  by the PNP and DepEd at the Office of the Schools Division Superintenden... Read Full Story - IGaCoS PNP, ...
  • Army trains new CAFGUs in Kalinga

            TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 30 (PIA) -- The Philippine Army stationed in the province is set to train this week about  120 applicants to the Civilian Auxiliary Force Ground Unit (CAFGU) to beef-up its counter-insurgency force.77th Infantry Battalion (IB) Commander Col. Francisco Milliari reported the training will take place at their camp in Barangay Bantay, here.As part of the screening, the Army took the background investigation of each of the applicants to ... Read Full Story - Army trains ...
  • PCCI appeals to defer implementation of JAO on colorum vehicles

    MANILA, June 30 - The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country's largest business organization, strongly recommends the deferment of the implementation of the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2014-01 increasing the fines and penalties for colorums, among other violations, expressing serious concern over its timing and adverse effects.The JAO, issued by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Tran... Read Full Story - PCCI appeals...
  • PNP to implement Final Gun Amnesty next month

    BANGUED, Abra, June 30(PIA) -- The Philippine National Police(PNP) will formally implement  the Final Gun Amnesty (FGA) of 2014 in compliance with Republic Act 10591 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Law on Gun Control next month. In line with this, PNP members are directed to conduct continuous information campaign on the FGA program. The FGA was crafted to effectively conduct a comprehensive accounting inventory, registration, and recording of firearms with expired or un renewed l... Read Full Story - PNP to imple...
  • PNP sets traffic rerouting for Our Lady of Visitation feast 

    GAMU, Isabela, June 30 (PIA) – The Gamu Police Station will implement a traffic rerouting to avert congestion of vehicles during the feast of Our Lady of Visitation on July 2. Police Senior Inspector Calixto Labang, Gamu chief of police, said the traffic rerouting will start at the barangay hall of Guibang here and will exit at the boundary highway of barangays Guibang and Upi on the morning until evening of the feast of Our Lady of Vi... Read Full Story - PNP sets tra...
  • Police busts robbery group

    TAGUM CITY, JUNE 30—Improved police response netted in results in Tagum City when  two robbery suspects were shot dead by the elements of the Tagum City Police Office after they were cornered meters away from the establishment they robbed along Apokon Road at around 2 PM Saturday. The police identified one suspect, as Michael Glenogo Padernal while the identity of the other killed robber is still unknown as of this writing. The tandem got away four pay-to-cash cheq... Read Full Story - Police busts...
  • Kinaray-a News: Gin-warningan kang pulis ang mga computer shops nga nagalalis sa ordinansa

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 30 (PIA6) - - Gin-warningan kang San Jose Municipal Police Station ang anum  (6) ka mga internet shops rudya sa San Jose bangud sa paglalis ukon pagbayular kang  Municipal Ordinance nga nagadumili sa mga estudyante sa pagsulod sa mga computer/internet shops sa mga ginpahamtang nga mga oras. “Makasarig ang mga ginikanan nga ang anda mga kabataan rudyan sa sulod kang anda klase kag wara ron rudto sa mga  internet shops bangud amon ginapabasku... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • BFP Quirino intensifies fire safety and awareness campaigns

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, June 30 (PIA)—The Bureau of Fire Protection here has been continuously conducting fire prevention campaigns in the community through its Ugnayan sa Barangay program to provide   fire  prevention information and fire safety consciousness to the community. Provincial Fire Marshal CInsp. Michael C. Castillo said they are continuously inspecting establishments and  visiting the barangays and schools to  educate the public on fire prevention to avo... Read Full Story - BFP Quirino ...
  • Quirino PPSC requests for 4-wheel patrol vehicle, rescue and communication equipment

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, June 30 (PIA)—To effectively carry out its plans and programs to address CNN or CPP/NPA/NDF threats, the PNP-Philippine Public Safety Command here has requested the provincial government to provide four-wheel patrol vehicle saying that the Toyota Hilux 4x2 vehicle issued to the QPPSC is not suited to the rough and rugged terrain of far-flung barangays of the province. The PPSC assessed that the CNN in the area has remained its passive stance as indicated by ... Read Full Story - Quirino PPSC...
  • Cebuano News: Ang nasud nanginahanglan sa dugang kapolisan ug kasundaluhan, matud ni Presidente Aquino

    HEROSHIMA, Japan, Hunyo 30 (PIA) – Adunay panginahanglan nga uswagan ang gidaghanon sa kapolisan ug kasundaluhan matud ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III.                          Kini ang gibutyag sa Presidente kinsa miingon nga ang duha ka gatus ug kingkwenta ka libo (25,000) nga gidaghanon sa kapolisan ug kasundaluhan, sukad sa EDSA People Power Revolution s... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Solon wants answers to summary killings

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 30 -- “Let’s look into this. I want concrete answers.” Thus stressed councilor Ramon G. Tabor, chair of the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety, as he called on the Cagayan de Oro Police Office (COCPO) to probe and provide answers to incidents of summary killings in the city. He said thorough investigations as to who are behind this should be done. The councilor noted that the recent victim, whose body was recovered ... Read Full Story - Solon wants ...
  • Bugo traffic law up for review

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 30 – The City Council committee on barangay affairs is now reviewing Barangay Ordinance No. 001-2014 of barangay Bugo entitled “An integrated traffic ordinance in Barangay Bugo.”  The ordinance prohibits public utility jeepneys (PUJ) drivers and operators from installing sound devices inside their units using MP3, Cellular Phones, CD’s DVD and other types of sound operated by amplifier with speakers, woofers, sub-woofer, twitters and ot... Read Full Story - Bugo traffic...
  • ARMM urged to help 2013 Zambo siege victims

    JOLO, Sulu, June 30 (PIA) – Sulu Vice Governor Abdusakur M.  Tan urged the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARRM) government to provide assistance to the victims of the September 2013 Zamboanga siege. In a press release, Sulu OIC information chief Sonny Y. Abing reported that Governor Tan appealed to ARMM through Dr. Sharifa Pearlsia Alih-Dans, assistant secretary, DILG-ARMM and Manuel Luis M. Ochotorena, executive director of the Office of Civil Defense-Autonomous Regi... Read Full Story - ARMM urged t...
  • Cebuano News: Reporma sa kapolisan ug militarya gipatuman alang sa kaluwasan sa publiko, matud ni Presidente Aquino

    HIROSHIMA, Japan, Hunyo 30 --  Si President Benigno S. Aquino III miingon nga ang mga reporma sa nasud karon kabahin sa pagpatuman sa balaod, ingon man, sa militarya, gihimo alang sa seguridad sa publiko.Sa interbiyu kauban ang mga membro sa Philippine media sa milabay nga Martes, ang Presidente miingon nga samtang adunay mga isyu sa mga pamaagi sa kapolisan sa paghimo nila sa ilang trabaho, aduna usab sila’y mga maayong nahimo.Usa sa reporma sa puwersa sa pulis mao ang pagdugang sa i... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Palace welcomes statement of U.S. Ambassador regarding new Chinese map

    MANILA, June 29 -- Malacanang welcomed the statement of US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg who said China’s ten-dash line map has no basis."Ganyan din po ang aming paniniwala and we welcome the statement from Ambassador Goldberg," Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday."Adding another dash to the nine-dash line does not add any whit of legitimacy to its claim and for that particular reason, we h... Read Full Story - Palace welco...
  • Tagalog news: ‘ Munisipyo sa Brgy’ Project,  tagadala ng  LGU services sa mga taga Sta. Fe

    STA. FE, Nueva Vizcaya , June 29 (PIA) – Patuloy ang pagtanggap ng iba’t-ibang serbisyo ang mga mamamayan sa bayang ito mula sa isinasagawa nitong ‘Munisipyo sa Brgy’ Project. Ayon kay mayor Liwayway Caramat, 74 pamilya na hindi nakakatanggap ng libreng serbisyo mula sa local government unit ang naabot ng nasabing programa sa 16 barangay. Dala ng nasabing proyekto ang mga frontline services ng pamahalaang local na idinadala buwan-buwan sa mga barangay ng St... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Quirino PPO reports increase in crime rate, crime solution efficiency

    CABARROGUIS, QUIRNO, June 29 (PIA)—In the  report of the Quirino Police Provincial Office during the 2nd quarter meeting of the peace and order committee over the weekend, crime incidents in the province had increased as compared to the same period  last year. From April 1 to June 27, 2014, QPPO recorded a crime volume of 233, higher by 106 or 83.46 percent compared to the  127 in the same period last year. The increase in crime volume was because of the inclusion ... Read Full Story - Quirino PPO ...
  • San Jose PNP warns defiant computer shops

    SAN JOSE, Antique, June 29 (PIA6) - - The San Jose Municipal Police Station warned six (6) internet shops here for violating  a Municipal Ordinance which prohibits students from entering computer/internet shops during  regulated hours. “Parents can now be assured that their children are studying in their school and not wasting time playing games in internet shops because we are intensifying our monitoring and inspections of these shops to make sure that the operators are fol... Read Full Story - San Jose PNP...
  • 32 Filipino repatriates to arrive from Libya today

    MANILA, June 28 --  Thirty two (32) Filipino repatriates from Libya are scheduled to arrive today at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on board flight number EK 332 at 4:35 P.M. This batch of repatriates are employed by the Tripoli Carpet Factory. The company processed the exit visas and shouldered the cost of the plane tickets of the Filipino workers, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Representatives from the DFA and the Overseas Workers... Read Full Story - 32 Filipino ...
  • SCPO seeks LGU assistance for additional patrol cars

    SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, June 27 (PIA) – The Santiago City Police Office (SCPO) is seeking the intervention of the city government here to provide patrol vehicles for the city police to effectively carry out its mandate in maintaining peace and order in the city. Police Senior Supt. Leon Rafael raised his concern when one of its three existing patrol cars encountered mechanical problem which is now considered unserviceable. Rafael said that there are only three patrol cars of the ... Read Full Story - SCPO seeks L...
  • AFP enhances ROTC to increase enrollees

    CAMP GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City, June 28 -- In an effort to enhance the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Program and increase the number of its enrollees, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) conducted the ROTC Commandants’ Symposium, Thursday at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club. The AFP through the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Reservist and Retiree Affairs, J9, invited officials from the Department of Education, Commission on Higher... Read Full Story - AFP enhances...
  • La Union higher crime index due to traffic accidents - PNP

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 28 (PIA) – The La Union provincial police reported a higher index crime for the first quarter compared to the same period last year saying the increase was due to the high number of traffic accidents that resulted in injuries. Senior Supt. Ramon Rafael, La Union police director, reported a total of 447 index crimes for the first quarter of 2014 or higher than the 175 crimes reported during the same period last year . Index crimes refer to murder, homicide,... Read Full Story - La Union hig...
  • Cagayan’s dad wants guidebook for disaster response

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 26 (PIA) - - Cagayan governor Alvaro T. Antonio ordered members of the Provincial Disaster Risk reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) to create a policy handbook for disaster response in the province. He said all government line agencies that are mandated to help during disaster operations and civil society organizations that are willing to augment forces and assistance must be specifically determined in the guidebook as well as their responsibilities... Read Full Story - Cagayan’s da...
  • China’s new official map violates international law, says Palace

    MANILA, June 27 --  China’s newly unveiled official map, which includes an expanded claim in the South China Sea, violates the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a Palace official said on Thursday.China appears to have extended its maritime claims from the original nine-dash line to a ten-dash line, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said during a press briefing. “To put it simply, dinrowing lang nila ‘y... Read Full Story - China’s new ...
  • Expert urges human trafficking education among children

    DAVAO CITY, June 27 (PIA) – A foreign expert in fighting human trafficking urged parents to educate their children especially from the broken families on the harm of human trafficking. Rolando Lopez, former special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and founder of Orphan Secure, raised the call during a recent two-day training on combating human trafficking and cybercrime for police officers in the region. With the alarming state of human trafficking world-wide, Lopez e... Read Full Story - Expert urges...
  • Establishment of halfway house for abused children  in  Benguet pushed

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 27 (PIA) - - The provincial government is pushing for the establishment of a halfway house to cater to abused children with the alarming cases reported in the province. The   Office of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development  during  recent  Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting  reported  a total of 97 child abuse cases in the province  for the  period January to May 2014. This capital town registered  ... Read Full Story - Establishmen...
  • PNP solicits community support as it celebrates 19thPCR  Month

     BANGUED, Abra, June 26(PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP)  here is soliciting sustained community support and participation in their various programs  in celebration of the 19th Police Community Relations (PCR) Month. A kick-off ceremony will be held on June 30 which will be highlighted  with the  presentation of awards to outstanding PNP units, individuals, as well as socio-civic groups and organizations. Other activities lined up for the month... Read Full Story - PNP solicits...
  • Deles lauds Norway, international community for "indispensable role" in PH peace process

    OSLO, Norway, June 26 -- “The world came to our aid in many ways—through political support, development programs, technical assistance and, most of all, nurturing the trust and confidence that drove both sides to cross the Rubicon and forge an enduring peace,” Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles shared during a high-level press conference held in this Scandinavian country as part of Oslo Forum 2014. Deles was referring to the "indispe... Read Full Story - Deles lauds ...
  • OCD-CAR starts  capacitating RDANA  teams

    BAGUIO CITY, June 26 (PIA) -- Lessons learned from the  ‘Yolanda experience’ prompted the Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera Administrative Region to  strengthen  the local disaster risk reduction and management councils (LDRRMCs) in the region by forming and capacitating Rapid Disaster Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) Teams. Around 50 participants from the region were trained on Basic RDANA on June 17-19, 2014 at the Ridgewood Residences in Baguio Ci... Read Full Story - OCD-CAR star...
  • RDC-Caraga works out resolutions for region’s peace and order

    SURIGAO CITY, June 26 (PIA) – The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) chaired by Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol Matugas has continuously taken several steps to address problems on peace and order of the region. In the 79th RDC Meeting held on Thursday at the provincial convention center here, crime incidence in Surigao del Norte and Surigao City has brought concern which need mediation from the proper authorities. Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office was already directed ... Read Full Story - RDC-Caraga w...
  • PRO7 intensifies anti-drug campaign

    CEBU CITY, June 26 (PIA) --- The Police Regional Office (PRO-7) has maintained that the illegal drugs problem in the region is still manageable in the wake of their intensified anti-drug operations.  Records from the Regional Operations Division showed that from January to June this year all units under the region were able to file 1,229 drug-related cases in court.   Said number is 93 percent higher than last year's accomplishment which was only 636.  PRO-7 was... Read Full Story - PRO7 intensi...
  • New police station inaugurated in Cauayan City

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, June 26 (PIA) – The newly-constructed city police station here was inaugurated recently as part of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) vision of upgrading the physical facilities of every police station nationwide. The new building, located at barangay Cabaruan this city, was realized through the joint resources of the PNP and the city government of Cauayan. Police Supt. Mariano Rodriguez, city police chief, said the new station is a standard-type ... Read Full Story - New police s...
  • Catbalogan pushes for "Manageable Conflict-Affected and Development Ready City"                                                                                    

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, June 26 (PIA)--During the recent City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) Meeting held on June 23, 2014 , CPOC Chair Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, representatives of various sectors agreed and voted for the declaration of Catbalogan as a "Manageable Conflict-Affected and Development Ready Area" as endorsed by the 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army. Commanding Officer LTC Glenn Jun C Calambuhay of the 43rd IB, 8th Infantry Division , Philippine Army stated the follo... Read Full Story - Catbalogan p...
  • LGUs, police urged to step up hiring of force multipliers

    VALENZUELA CITY, 26 June (PIA)--Former Valenzuela City Mayor Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian pressed on local government units or LGUs to do their part in keeping their bailwicks safe by adding “force multipliers” to current police corps. "We need to put more boots on the ground. Police visibility does not only prevent crimes from happening, it also makes people feel secured,” Gatchalian explained. “We can improve our police-to-population ratio to reac... Read Full Story - LGUs, police...
  • OCD lauds Isabela PDRRMC's disaster preparedness

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, June 25 (PIA) – The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) - 2 chief has lauded the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) of Isabela for its effective disaster preparedness program. Director Norma Talosig made the appreciation during the provincial government’s 2014 disaster risk reduction and management summit held at the provincial capitol here on June 24-25, 2014. Talosig said her office is witness how the provincia... Read Full Story - OCD lauds Is...
  • Power interruption slated in Bitano, Tabaco substations on June 27

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 26 (PIA) -- The Albay Power and Energy Corp (APEC)  has issued a notice of power interruption for Feeders 1, 2  and 4 of Bitano Substation from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm and Feeder 3 of Tabaco Substation from 8:00am to 5:00pm. APEC customer relations officer Jane Rogando said power interruption in Bitano is due to installation of power fuse and 69KV disconnect switch and energization of 5MVA Nippon Koei Transformer. In Tabaco, said interruption is due to transfer ... Read Full Story - Power interr...
  • DDB, PDEA say no to legalization of marijuana

    QUEZON CITY, 26 June (PIA) – “No to Marijuana Legalization!” This is the stand and call of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) in observance of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT) Thursday, June 26, 2014. This event will be observed simultaneously by all U.N. member countries. According to DDB, the lead agency in this observance, this year’s observance will be highlighted by a mountain climbing/hiking in Tanay, Rizal today, June 26.... Read Full Story - DDB, PDEA sa...
  • Govt allocates P289M for Kalabugao Plain road concreting project

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 25 (PIA) – Road less travelled no more as the government is set to allocate P289 million for Kalabugao Plain, traversing Damay-Kalabugao, road concreting project by 2015. During the Regional Peace and Order (RPOC) peace convergence visit on June 18-19, Atty. Rene K. Burdeos, regional director, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), region 10, and head of the Secretariat for RPOC-10, bared that the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Pe... Read Full Story - Govt allocat...
  • New citizen crime-watch rolls out in Ilocos Norte’s streets

    LAOAG CITY, June 25 (PIA) – Cognizant of the citizens’ role in crime prevention, the Philippine National Police has created an innovative approach to crime prevention through a citizens' crime watch. The Motorcycle Anti- Street Crime Operatives BPATS (Barangay Peace Action Teams) Anti-Street Crime for Direct Operations (MASCOBADO) involves civilian motor riders who will assist the local police keeping peace and order in the community. Senior Superintendent Antonio P. Me... Read Full Story - New citizen ...
  • 32 Batangas fishermen rescued off Bolinao waters

    SAN FERNANDO CITY June 25 (PIA) – Some 32 fishermen whose boat encountered mechanical failure while sailing on rough waters off Bolinao bay on June 24 have been brought to shore and given medical treatment in a local hospital in Bolinao. Melchito Castro, Office of Civil Defense director in the Ilocos, said the fishermen were sighted by Bolinao resident Daniel Del Tierro who was sailing 51 nautical miles off Bolinao on Tuesday afternoon. Quoting a report from the Bolinao police, C... Read Full Story - 32 Batangas ...
  • President Aquino meets with Japanese Prime Minister Abe

    TOKYO, Japan, June 25 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Tuesday at the Prime Minister’s Residence here to discuss various issues aimed at further developing the bilateral relations between the Philippines and Japan.Prime Minister Abe said it is his great pleasure to see President Aquino for the fourth time following their last meeting in December 2013, when the latter participated in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Japan S... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Feature: A Gateway towards Empowerment

    BUTUAN CITY, June 25 (PIA) - The women of barangay Sta. Cruz in the municipality of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur used to work at the farms if not at home doing household chores. But not anymore this time. At 2012, 25 of them decided to participate in the Self-Employment Assistance sa Kaunlaran (SEA-K) under the Sustainable Livelihood Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development forming the Sta. Cruz SEA-K Association or the Sta. Cruz SKA. After thorough sessions and trainings... Read Full Story - Feature: A G...
  • PDEA-13 seeks public's help in fight vs illegal drugs

    BUTUAN CITY, June 25 (PIA) - "We all want to eliminate illegal drugs in our community, therefore it is a great challenge for us to take action. Let's all be responsible. If you know or have monitored people using or selling illegal drugs report it immediately to us so we can then give appropriate response." This was the statement of regional director Erwin Ogario of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during his interview over Power FM – the Philippine Inf... Read Full Story - PDEA-13 seek...
  • Level of enforcement against drugs intensified – PDEA

    PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, June 25 (PIA) - The level of enforcement against the proliferation and distribution of illegal drugs in the province of Agusan del Sur and the entire Caraga Region has increased although the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has no base records on whether the distribution and the use of illegal drugs has decreased. “In partnership with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army, we have raided plantations of marijuana in... Read Full Story - Level of enf...
  • ASG member collared;crackdown vs. bandits continues

     ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 25 (PIA) – Combined elements of military and local police arrested another member of the Abu Sayyaf in Tumalutap, Sacol Island yesterday, June 22,at around 2:30 a.m. Task Force Zamboanga Chief Col. AndrelinoColina identified the terrorist as Sattar Abdulla, arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest for taking part in the 2002 kidnapping of six (6) Jehovah’s Witness members in Patikul, Sulu. Colina also said that Abdulla is a known financier of the... Read Full Story - ASG member c...
  • Ifugao RTC Judge reminds witnesses of their civic duty to testify in court

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 25 (PIA)- - The presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court   Branch 14 here reminded witnesses of their civic duty to testify in court in order to help in the speedy and effective administration of justice. Judge Romeo Habbiling  made this reminder following his order for the dismissal of a case  involving  suspected communist rebels Grayson Naogsan and 17 other co-accused due to the failure of the Prosecution to present its evidence because of... Read Full Story - Ifugao RTC J...
  • OWWA Bicol sinigurong nakikipag-ugnayan sa OFWs sa bansang may alert level

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 24 (PIA) – Pinawi ni Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Bicol regional director Jocelyn Hapal ang pangamba ng mga may kapamilya na nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa sa pagsiguro sa kanilang kaligtasan at kahandaan ng pamahalaan na tugunan ang ano mang uri ng kagipitan na maganap sa mga bansang may nakataas na security alert levels. Sinabi ni Hapal sa programa sa radyo na “Aramon Ta Daw (Ating Alamin)” ng Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Bicol na... Read Full Story - OWWA Bicol s...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino mitudlo sa bag-ong Sandiganbayan Justice

    MANILA, Hunyo 25 (PIA) – Gitudlo ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III si Theresa Dolores Gomez Estoesta isip bag-o nga Associate Justice sa Sandiganbayan, matud pa ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. sa milabay nga Lunes.Gipulihan ni Gomez-Estoesta si Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang, kinsa natudlo usab nga  Presiding Justice sa Anti-Graft Court.“Ang katudloan ni Gomez-Estoesta gipirmahan kaniadtong Hunyo 20, 2014 ug naduso na kini ngadto... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • OWWA Bicol assures close monitoring of OFWs in countries with alert levels

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 24 (PIA) – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Bicol regional director Jocelyn Hapal has allayed fears of families with relative working overseas assuring them of the latters' safety and that the government is prepared to respond to any emergency situation that may arise in countries with declared security alert levels. Hapal said during a recent radio program “Aramon Ta Daw (Let Us Know)” of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Bicol t... Read Full Story - OWWA Bicol a...
  • President Aquino's visit to Japan aims to enhance Philippine-Japanese relations, says official

    HIROSHIMA, Japan, June 24 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III's visit to Japan Tuesday, June 24 will further enhance the relations between the two countries in terms of trade and investment, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges, a Philippine diplomat has said. Charge d’ Affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo Gilberto G.B. Asuque said in an interview with Radio TV Malacanang in Tokyo last week that Filipino skilled workers, caregivers, and nurses in Japan contribut... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Philippine-Japan defense tie-up contributes to regional peace, embassy official says

    HIROSHIMA, Japan, June 24 -- Defense and security collaborations between the Philippines and Japan have continued to contribute to regional peace and stability, a Philippine diplomat has said.The two countries have made arrangements for their key agencies to conduct dialogues on a regular basis, Charge d' Affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo Gilberto G.B. Asuque said in an interview with Radio TV Malacanang last week. Asuque said both countries have joint bilateral meetings ... Read Full Story - Philippine-J...
  • Tagalog News: Pilipinas at Hapon nakapag-ambag sa kapayapaan ng rehiyon, sabi ng isang opisyal ng embahada

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hunyo 24 (PIA) - Ang pinagsamang depensa at seguridad sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at Hapon ay patuloy na nakapag ambag sa kapayapaan at tatag sa rehiyon, sabi ng isang diplomatiko ng Pilipinas. Gumawa ng pagsaayos ang dalawang bansa para sa kanikanilang nangungunang ahensiya na magsagawa ng pag-uusap sa regular na paraan, sabi ni Charge d' Affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo Gilberto G.B. Asugue sa isang panayam sa radyo at telebisyon ng Malakanyang noong n... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Government sets aside P8.8-M for President Aquino’s working visit to Japan

    MANILA, June 24 -- The government is spending around P8.8 million for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s working visit to Japan, which is expected to build a stronger alliance between the two Asian neighbors, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Tuesday. President Aquino left this morning for Tokyo via chartered flight accompanied by Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Del Rosario, Secretary of Defense Voltaire Gazmin, Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima... Read Full Story - Government s...
  • DOST USec inspires PSHS scholars to strive & pursue their goals in life

    BUTUAN CITY, June 24 (PIA) – “Scholars of the Philippine Science High School get the best education. It takes perseverance and hard work for students to survive and surpass all the challenges in PSHS.” This was the statement of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Prof. Fortunato T. Dela Peña who reached out to the 72 scholars and inspired them to strive hard in their studies and pursue their goals in life, during the opening of the Philippine ... Read Full Story - DOST USec in...
  • Cebuano News: PLEB alang sa 2 Oro district gimugna

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 24 (PIA) – Ang konseho sa syudad ubos ni Bise Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas mimugna sa People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) alang sa duha ka distrito sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro. Sa sesyon niadtong Lunes nga gidumala ni Konsehal Ramon Tabor, gipalabang ang Ordinance No. 12800-2014 nga nagmugna sa PLEB alang sa una ug ikaduhang distrito sa syudad. Ang maong lakang nunot sa Section 43 sa Akta Republika 6985 o’ Department of Interior and Local... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • SP creates PLEB in 2 districts

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 24 – Through Ordinance No. 12800-2014, the 17th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas during its regular session yesterday presided over by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor created the People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) each for District 1 and District 2 of Cagayan de Oro. This is in line with Section 43 of RA 6985, otherwise known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990 as amended by RA 8551, which provides t... Read Full Story - SP creates P...
  • Rescue 922 trains emergency medical volunteers

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, June 23 (PIA) – The Cauayan City’s Rescue 922 has conducted a six-day emergency medical responders training to rescue volunteers who have joined the city’s rescue unit. Rescue 922 head Ronald Viloria, said the training, which started today, aims to equip volunteers on hands-on medical response to save victims of natural or man-made calamities. Viloria said there are some15 volunteers who attended the training to learn the right me... Read Full Story - Rescue 922 t...
  • DOLE announces resumption of OFW deployment to Thailand

    MANILA, June 23 --  The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday announced that the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has approved and issued a resolution allowing the resumption of the processing and deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW)—both vacationing and new hires—to Thailand. Under Republic Act No. 10022, the POEA Governing Board—after consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs ... Read Full Story - DOLE announc...
  • DavOr identifies strategies to achieve long-term peace

    DAVAO CITY June 23, 2014 (PIA) —Determined to put an end to the seemingly ceaseless insurgency problems that continuously bug most areas inthe south eastern corridors,the province of Davao Oriental recently explored strategies that would help it achievelong and lasting peace. In a workshop on Whole Government Approach last June 16, Monday at the Pinnacle Hotel in Davao City, which was facilitated by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP), the peace corrid... Read Full Story - DavOr identi...
  • DFA raises crisis alert level 2 for Iraqi Kurdistan region

    MANILA, June 23, --  In view of the growing security threats in and around Kurdistan, the Department of Foreign Affairs has raised crisis alert level 1 for the Iraqi Kurdistan Region to Alert Level 2 (Restriction Phase). Filipinos in Kurdistan are instructed to restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places, and take extra precaution. The DFA continues to closely monitor the political and security developments in Iraq. (DFA)... Read Full Story - DFA raises c...
  • DTI-Abra warns public against  text scam

    BANGUED, Abra, June 23(PIA) - -  “Don’t be a victim of text scam!” The Department of Trade and Industry warns the general public from text messages they receive from unknown sources informing them of their alleged winnings of big amounts in cash or in kind. “Do not believe in text messages that you receive from ordinary cellphone numbers and never give out any amount in cash or in kind to anyone or to any bank account that your texter is demanding from you.&rdqu... Read Full Story - DTI-Abra war...
  • DILG brings P15M SALINTUBIG project to Quezon town

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 23(PIA)  - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will be implementing the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) project to the municipality of Quezon. Mayor Aurelio Salunat said the P15 million project will be implemented in all the barangays of their town to provide safe and potable drinking water for the villagers. “We are now waiting for the release of the fund which is expected this year. This will really... Read Full Story - DILG brings ...
  • LGU Quezon eyes P12.5M support fund for covered court project

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 23 (PIA) -  The municipality of Quezon is set to receive funding  assistance for the completion of their Multi-Purpose Covered Court (MPCC) project. Mayor Aurelio Salunat said Governor Ruth Padilla and Representative Carlos Padilla have pledged P2.5 million and P10 million respectively to help them in completing their project. “We are very grateful to the pledges from our  governor and congressman because finally, we can have enough f... Read Full Story - LGU Quezon e...
  • Cebuano News: CCTV dinha sa juvenile and female dormitory sa City Jail gisuportahan

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 23 (PIA) – Hugot nga gisuportahan sa  komite sa police, fire and public safety sa konseho ang sugyot sa City Jail Juvenile and Female Dormitory diha sa barangay Lumbia ning syudad nga mabutangan sa closed-circuit television (CCTV) ang maong pasilidad. Sa tigum sa komite, ubos ni Konsehal Ramon Tabor, dili palang dugay, si J/Supt Erwin Ronquillo mipasabot nga aduna nay kasamtangang nakainstalar nga CCTV su... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Konsehal miawhag sa PUV drivers pagsunod sa balaod

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 23 (PIA) – Si Konsehal Candy Darimbang, chairman sa komite sa turismo sa konseho, hugot nga mihangyo sa mga taxi operator pag-require sa ilang mga driver pagsuot sa gilatid nga uniporme subay sa balaod. Kini human nadawat ni Darimbang ang taho nga adunay mga driver nga gasuot lang ug porontong, magsando, sleeveless t-shirts ug mag-tsinelas lang samtang namasahero. Matod ni Darimbang nga kini nakalapas sa Ordinance No. 10551-2007 ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: ‘Aksidente dili kapugngan’

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 23 (PIA)– Dili nato mapugngan ang aksidente, apan mahimo natong ma-minimize ang damyos sa kinabuhi ug sa mga kabtangan. Kini ang panahom ni Konsehal Alden Bacal atol sa tigom sa komite sa turismo sa konseho sa miaging semana nga gidumala ni Konsehal Lourdes Candy Darimbang samtang gituki ang mga lakang nga maghatag sa hingpit nga kasiguruan sa mga outfitter ug ang gisugyot nga  kausaban sa ordinansa ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Police body backs kitchen project at Lumbia city jail

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 23 – The implementation of the kitchen project at the Cagayan de Oro City Jail Female Dormitory is being supported by the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety. During the committee meeting Wednesday, Councilor Tabor, chair of the committee, encouraged J/Insp. Catherine C. Cardaño to pursue the project phase by phase. This, upon noting from the City Budget Office that the amount of P176,000 is already available for the purp... Read Full Story - Police body ...
  • Another Samar town declared as manageable conflict- affected and development ready

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, June 23 (PIA)—Paranas (Samar) town was declared Monday as Manageable Conflict- Affected and Development- Ready Area by a joint resolution of the local government unit and the army. Mayor Felix Babalcon, Jr and two army officials Lt Col Antonio Dulnuan of the 87th Infantry Battalion and BGen Wilson Leyva of the 801st  Infantry Brigade signed the Memorandum of Agreement to sustain peace and usher in development. The MOA stated that ‘the threat pos... Read Full Story - Another Sama...
  • Malacanang says government continues efforts to curb trafficking in persons

    MANILA, June 22 -- Malacanang on Saturday said the government would further strengthen its efforts to combat human trafficking after the country retained its Tier 2 status in the United States’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.In an interview with the state-owned radio station dzRB Radyo Ng Bayan, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the TIP Report cited the country’s gains in curbing human trafficking and the areas that need to improve.“… ... Read Full Story - Malacanang s...
  • PRO-2 chief lauds unity of police, local officials in upholding peace, order 

    SAN MATEO, Isabela, June 20 (PIA) – Police regional office (PRO) 2 chief Miguel De Mayo Laurel has lauded the unity shown by local and police officials in maintaining peace and order here. Laurel,  in his visit here recently, appreciated the joint effort of local officials led by mayor Crispina Agcaoili and San Mateo Police Station head Chief Inspector Pilarito Malillin for a peaceful San Mateo. Laurel said the peace and order of San Mateo cannot be achieved b... Read Full Story - PRO-2 chief ...
  • Malacanang urges Filipinos in Iraq to heed government call for mandatory evacuation

    MANILA, June 21 -- The Palace has advised Filipinos in Iraq to follow the government advisory on mandatory evacuation to ensure their safety, as the situation in that country continues to deteriorate."We urge all Filipinos in the danger zones to heed the call for mandatory evacuation for their own welfare and safety," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a statement on Friday.Coloma said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised ... Read Full Story - Malacanang u...
  • Hiligaynon News: Roxas City PNP nagpanagtag regalo sa isla sang Olotayan

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hunyo 21 (PIA6) – Lima ka gatos ka mga regalo ang ginpanagtag sang Roxas City Police Station sang Hunyo 18 sa mga eskwela kag pumoluyo sang isla nga barangay sang Olotayan diri sa syudad sang Roxas. Ang pagpanagtag sang regalo sa pagpanguna ni Supt. Julio T. Gustilo nga hepe sang RCPS ang ginlakipan sang pagpakaon sa mga eskwela sang Olotayan Elementary School sang masustansya nga sopas subongman pagpaninlo sa maputi nga baybayon sang isla. Ginpahayag ni... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Health workers promote traditional medicines in Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 20 (PIA)  - Health workers here continue to promote the traditional medicines  in the province as an effective alternative medicine for  several illnesses, especially among the poor. “Application of traditional medicine has been   taught among our BHWs and  as such, this is being promoted among the villagers,” said Dr. Edwin Galapon, provincial health officer. The PHO, he added advocates traditional medicine which... Read Full Story - Health worke...
  • Roxas City policemen give gifts to islanders

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 20 (PIA6) – Five hundred gift packs were distributed by policemen of the Roxas City Police Station (RCPS) last June 18 to the pupils and households of the island barangay of Olotayan here. The gift-giving was complemented by a supplemental feeding activity for Olotayan Elementary School pupils who were given a break to indulge in cups of nutritious soup and bottled drinking water. RCPS chief P/Supt. Julio T. Gustilo, Jr. led the outreach initiative which h... Read Full Story - Roxas City p...
  • ICPO notes drop in city’s crime volume

    ILOILO CITY, June 20 (PIA6) --- The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) noted a decrease in the crime volume or the number of crimes recorded for the first quarter of 2014.In a media interview, ICPO Public Information Officer P/SSupt. Gilbert Gorero said that the drop in the crime volume is the result of the active participation and involvement of the public in the campaign against criminality.According to the ICPO, 5,129 crimes were recorded in the 1st quarter of 2014, down 24 percent from the 6,8... Read Full Story - ICPO notes d...
  • AFP, PNP to monitor implementation of OPAPP livelihood assistance

     TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 20(PIA) - - The Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) council assigned the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to monitor the implementation of projects provided by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) here. Complaints of alleged irregularities prompted the body to compose a monitoring team to check on those who just receive financial assistance for micro business but never inv... Read Full Story - AFP, PNP to ...
  • March for peace now in NegOcc's fifth district

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, June 20 (PIA6) - - It’s the turn of southern Negros particularly of the Fifth District covering the towns of Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Isabela, Binalbagan, Hinigaran and the city of Himamaylan to hold the “Marching for Peace, Serving the countryside” and Bayanihan.The barangays in the Fifth District included in the activities are Puso, La Castellana; Quintin Remo, San Agustin, Isabela; Biao, Binalbagan; Carabalan and Buenavista of Himamaylan City.The Phi... Read Full Story - March for pe...
  • RCPC on alert against rice black bug infestation

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, June 19 (PIA) – The Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC) based in Isabela is now closely monitoring all municipalities regionwide against the possible rice black bug infestation. Minda Flor Aquino, RCPC agriculturist, said the RCPC is already preparing measures and strategies to prevent the infestation of rice black bug in the region. “We are on alert since the rice black bug is already present in regions 3 and 1 and it is possible that it can reach&... Read Full Story - RCPC on aler...
  • World Vision launches book drive in Bukidnon

    DON CARLOS, Bukidnon, June 20 (PIA)—As the world celebrates World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) in June 12, the World Vision launched a book drive in Don Carlos, Bukidnon.The book collecting event will run for weeks up until July 30 to gather more used or new books from generous individuals or groups. Every book donated will be handed over to Learning Resource Centers (LRCs) established in two profiled barangays of Don Carlos municipality, namely Sinangguyan and Maray-maray.Steve Francis... Read Full Story - World Vision...
  • DOTC to transport groups: Follow traffic rules, have nothing to fear

    MANILA, June 19 --  "If you are not violating traffic rules and regulations, you have nothing to fear," the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said  in response to the transport caravan organized by several transport groups today,  “We issued the revised fines and penalties to better ensure road discipline and safety for the public. If these groups are not violating traffic rules and safety measures, then what are they protesting ... Read Full Story - DOTC to tran...
  • PNP runs after ‘jueteng’ operators

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 19 (PIA) - - The Philippine National Police (PNP) here are now running after illegal numbers game operators, specifically ‘Jueteng’ all over the region. The developed after the raid conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation-Manila in Lasam town where some individuals involved in the jueteng operations.. Regional director Miguel De Mayo-Laurel, in a media interview, reminded the chiefs of police (COPs) that the ‘one... Read Full Story - PNP runs aft...
  • DFA raises crisis alert level 4 for Iraq

    MANILA, June 19 -- Due to the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Iraq, the Department of Foreign Affairs has raised the crisis alert level for all areas in Iraq to Alert Level 4 (Mandatory Repatriation) except for the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, which remains under Alert Level 1 (Precautionary Phase). Kurdistan remains relatively calm and stable. Under Crisis Alert Level 4, the Philippine Government undertakes mandatory evacuation procedures at government expense. Filipinos in Ira... Read Full Story - DFA raises c...
  • NOLCOM commander visits army camp

    GAMU, Isabela, June 19 (PIA) – The Newly-installed Northern Luzon Commander visited the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army in Gamu town on June 17, 2014. NOLCOM commander Major General Felicito Virgilio Trinidad, Jr., who first paid a courtesy call to Isabela Governor Faustino G. Dy III at the capitol, was welcomed by the army troops of the 5th Infantry Division. Trinidad will be in command for the 5th and 7th Infantry Divisions, the northern Luzon naval force ... Read Full Story - NOLCOM comma...
  • Nueva Vizcaya’s provl capitol is country’s 1st Red Orchid Awardee

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 19 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday handed to this province the Red Orchid Award for the full compliance of its provincial capitol, the seat of governance on the provisions of the Tobacco Regulation Law or Republic Act 9211. The 2014 RED ORCHID Award was given to this province for garnering 100 percent score and the first awardee in the entire country, said Dr. Edwin Galapon, provincial health officer, The award was given by the DOH ... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Gov’t completes P62-M projects in conflict-affected, vulnerable towns

    KORONADAL CITY,  South Cotabato,   June 19 (PIA) --  The  government, through the Department of Social Welfare and  Development  (DSWD) has  recently finished  and  turned over P62-million  worth of  peace projects  in three   conflict-affected and  vulnerable municipalities in North Cotabato, an official of the agency reported.    Bai Zorahayda T. Taha, regional director of DSWD 12 , said that the amo... Read Full Story - Gov’t comp...
  • Cebuano News: Konsehal nangusog mahunong giingong pagpangotong sa pipila ka mga pulis

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 19 (PIA) – Ang komite sa police, fire and public safety sa konseho ubos ni  Konsehal Ramon Tabor  nangusog nga maimbistigahan ug mahatagan sa pagtagad sa kapolisan ang mga giingong pagpangotong sa pipila ka sakop sa kapolisan. Sa tigum sa komite kagahapon, si Konsehal Roger Abaday kinsa mao'y mitaho sa milabayang sesyon sa konseho sa maong giingong pagpangotong sa pipila ka sakop sa kwerpo, mibutyag nga hangtod karon aduna pay iyang nadawat... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Palace: PH will stick to diplomatic, legal options in resolving WPS row 

    MANILA, June 19 -- The Philippines will focus on diplomatic, legal and political tracks in pursuing its claim in the West Philippine Sea, even without China’s cooperation in the arbitration case filed by the Philippine government, the Palace said on Tuesday."We prefer to focus on diplomatic, political, and legal options that lead the way towards the peaceful settlement of disputes," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr said in a press briefi... Read Full Story - Palace: PH w...
  • Police committee backs installation of CCTVs at male, female jail

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 19 – The proposal to install closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) at the Cagayan de Oro City Jail Juvenile and Female Dormitory in Barangay Lumbia is being supported by the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety. During the meeting this morning, J/Supt. Erwin Kenny P. Ronquillo said there are already CCTVs installed in the premises but there is still a need for more to secure the outer premises. According to the jail warden, this will prevent t... Read Full Story - Police commi...
  • Isabela cops get communication equipment from power firm

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 19 (PIA) – Police stations in nearby Cordon town and Santiago City recently received various communication equipments from Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc. (SNAP-Magat) to boost their law enforcement campaign. PNP-Cordon received four units of Ultra High Frequency (UHF) hand-held radios while PNP-Santiago City received a set of desktop computer and public address system in a separate turn-over ceremonies. Cordon Vice Mayor Charlita Mariano acknowledged the... Read Full Story - Isabela cops...
  • NYC: Go Negosyo Act is a win for the Filipino youth 

    MANILA, June 19 - The Go Negosyo Act aims to reduce poverty through the development of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The latest version of the bill included a youth representative in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council - a multi-sectoral body tasked to promote the growth of MSMEs. “We see youth entrepreneurship as an effective mechanism in reducing poverty. The youth’s participation in the Council gives us a direct hand in achi... Read Full Story - NYC: Go Nego...
  • Cebuano News: Crisis alert level 4, gi-isa sa DFA sa Iraq

    MANILA, June 20 (PIA)--Pugsanon nang paulion sa nasud ang mga Pilipino nga tua sa Iraq.Kini human gi-isa sa Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sa crisis alert level 4 (mandatory repatriation) ang Iraq tungod sa nagka-grabeng kagubot ug nagkasaka nga hulga sa terorismo didto.Matud pa ni Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Undersecretary Charles Jose, ipatuman ang mandatory repatriation sa mga Pinoy sa Iraq bisan pa magdumili ang uban niini. Apil sa crisis alert level 4 ang tibuok Iraq gawas na lan... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Govt to increase police visibility, enforce gun-control measures to address criminality: Palace

    MANILA, June 18 -- Malacanang said Tuesday that the government will address criminality by increasing police visibility and strictly enforcing gun-control measures. “We note the directives issued at a Command Conference yesterday (Monday, June 16) by the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to increase police visibility through intensified patrols and checkpoints, stricter enforcement of gun-control measures, neutralization of guns-for-hire and implementation of search warran... Read Full Story - Govt to incr...
  • UP Prof: 'China challenging UNCLOS'

    MANILA, June 18 --China’s snub of the Philippine arbitral claim on the West Philippine Sea and its slew of building projects on disputed reefs in the area are “a serious and belligerent violation of” the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), of which it is a member, according to an outspoken Filipino legal academic at an international law conference in Tokyo. Speaking at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of International law at the Chuo University La... Read Full Story - UP Prof: 'Ch...
  • PH upholds UNCLOS as platform for peaceful settlement  of maritime disputes

    MANILA, June 18 -- The Philippines called on the meeting of state parties to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in New York last week to preserve the integrity of the Treaty and the institutions created under it, particularly those established for the peaceful settlement of disputes. The Philippine delegation to the 24th Meeting of the State Parties to UNCLOS emphasized that the “rights and duties of State Parties go hand in hand” and all State Parties are &ld... Read Full Story - PH upholds U...
  • 28 Filipino repatriates from Libya arrive today

    MANILA,  June 18 – Twenty eight (28) overseas Filipino workers from Libya will arrive in Manila today, June 18, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 at 4:35 P.M. on board EK332. These Filipinos are employed in Doosan Heavy Industries Construction, Hyundai E&C Al Khalij Power Plant Project, and Mafaza Free Zone Company, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. This brings the total number of repatriated Filipinos from Li... Read Full Story - 28 Filipino ...
  • Tagalog News: Palasyo sinabing seryoso sila sa pagharap ng kriminalidad sa bansa

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hunyo 18 (PIA) - Sineguro ng Malakanyang na ang pamahalaan ay nagtatrabaho para malutas at maiwasan ang mga mangyayaring kriminalidad sa bansa. ”Ang masasabi ko ay sineseryoso ng Pangulo at siya mismo ang nangangatawan pagdating sa kriminalidad at mga pangyayaring may kaugnayan sa pulisya,” sabi ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. sa isang panayam sa media noong Lunes. Sagot ni Coloma sa mga tanong sa sag... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Task Force Davao assures its readiness against terror threats

    DAVAO CITY, June 18 (PIA) The chief of the Task Force Davao assured the readiness of the soldiers in guarding the city from terror threats following reports of threats in other areas in Mindanao. Colonel Macairog Alberto, commanding officer of the Task Force Davao said that troops are put in high visibility to deter terror groups to enter the city. He said the checkpoints put in place in strategic areas are indicators of readiness. Alberto said threats are prevalent in Cagayan de ... Read Full Story - Task Force D...
  • Bataan villages bag top honors in National Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, June 18 (PIA) -- Two villages in Bataan bagged the National Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award (LTIA) after garnering high marks in their respective categories. Winners were Cataning in Balanga City (component city category) and Kitang II/Luz in Limay town (1st to 3rd class municipality category). Moreover, East Bajac-Bajac in Olongapo City was adjudged first runner up in the highly urbanized city category. “LTIA is an award system designed b... Read Full Story - Bataan villa...
  • Pacific Partnership 2014 kicks off today in Tacloban and Palo

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, June 18 (PIA) - In order to enhance cooperation and goodwill between allied countries, the Pacific Partnership 2014 Civic Action Programs is set to kick off today, January 18, in the Municipality of Palo, Leyte and in this city. Some of the activities of the Joint Task Force Pacific Partnership 2014 include the groundbreaking of four engineering projects in Tacloban and  Palo, Leyte. According to Major Amado C. Gutierrez, Chief, Public Affairs Office, 8th Inf... Read Full Story - Pacific Part...
  • Nueva Vizcaya eyes fund for IP culture development

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 18 (PIA) – Reeling off from the success of the recent Indigenous People’s Summer Workshop for Children (IPSWC), governor Ruth Padilla said she will allocate more funds for the development of IP culture in the province. “I will be allocating more funds for our 2015 budget for our IP development programs, projects and activities so that there will be a sustained action,” Padilla said. The governor said she was overwhelmed on the... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Spiritual Tabligh gathering to gather 1,000 followers in Zamboanga

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 18 (PIA) - Approximately 700 to 1,000 followers of the Tabligh Islamic Religious Movement coming from the neighboring towns and this city will converge here for a gathering that aims to promote renewed spiritual cleansing on June 23-24. Professor Jawali Mandain in a press conference Monday said that the two-day assembly will be held in Masjid Lanjang in barangay Recodo and will have participants from Sibuco, Sirawai and Siocon in Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibuga... Read Full Story - Spiritual Ta...
  • Oro dads want measures to secure whitewater rafters

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 18 -- “In occurrence of this nature, protocol has to be adopted.” This was stressed by councilor Ramon Tabor, chair of the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety, in his reaction to the special report of councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang, chair of the committee on tourism, during the regular session on Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas. This is in relation to the tourism industry of the city and incident that ha... Read Full Story - Oro dads wan...
  • Palace says government is seriously addressing crimes in the country

    MANILA, June 17 -- Malacanang has assured that the government is working to solve and prevent crimes from happening in the country."What I can say is that the President takes a very serious and hands-on attitude when it comes to crime and police matters," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. told reporters during a press briefing on Monday.Coloma was answering questions on the administration's response to the spate of crimes occurring in the ... Read Full Story - Palace says ...
  • Strengthened juvenile justice welfare system affirmed

    Strengthened juvenile justice welfare system affirmed QUEZON CITY, June 17, (PIA) - - In a simple ceremony this morning (June 16), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) signed the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9344 as amended by Republic Act 10630 also known as an "Act Strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in the Philippines, amending for the purpose Republic Act 9344, othe... Read Full Story - Strengthened...
  • Ifugao PPOC adopts 2014 Integrated Area and Community Public Safety Plan

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 17 (PIA)- - The province adopted the 2014 Integrated Area and Community Public Safety Plan (IACPSP) in a  recent meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC).The plan was unanimously approved by the members after its presentation by Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Provincial Directo Rosario Dumelod.It is the product of the workshop of the PPOC Technical Working Group in which various programs, projects and activities were lined up to addre... Read Full Story - Ifugao PPOC ...
  • DOST installs 29 rain gauges in Isabela 

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, June 17 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here has installed 29 automatic rain gauges in different parts of Isabela. Engr. Marceo Miguel, DOST-Isabela chief, said the automatic rain gauges are installed in major bridges in Isabela and some at municipal and city halls which costs at least P60,000.00 to P65,000.00 pesos per unit. "The data that will be sourced from the rain gauges will be used by local risk reduction a... Read Full Story - DOST install...
  • Former rebel, now partylist rep calls for transparency

    BACOLOD CITY, June 17 (PIA6) - - Former rebel leader known as Carapali Lualhati and now recently sworn Representative of Abang Lingkod Joseph Stephen Paduano was guest of honor during the 116thIndependence Day celebration in Bacolod City.In his message, Paduano reminded public employees and officials to be transparent and practice accountability in all government offices.“Lead by example for leadership is not imposed, not dictated but rather we earn the respect of our peers through practic... Read Full Story - Former rebel...
  • Army to focus on info drive to win peace

    CAMP PANACAN, Davao City, June 17 (PIA) A top officer  of the 10th Infantry Aguila Division ordered the newly-designated commanding officer of the 10th Civil Military Operations Battalion to focus more on the information operation as one component in winning the peace in the region. Major General Ariel Bernardo, commander of the 10th ID said information operations is best realized as the soldiers continue to engage with all stakeholders in the delivery of basic services to the communit... Read Full Story - Army to focu...
  • Cebuano News: Lakang malikayan aksidente sa river rafting gihingusgan

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 17 – Si Konsehal Ramon Tabor, chairman sa komite sa police, fire and public safety, sa sesyun sa konseho niadtong Lunes nga gidumala ni Bise Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, misugyot pagkuha ug serbisyo sa mga eksperto nga makatabang diha sa pag-ila sa mga geohazard zones aron dili na mausab ang nahitabong aksidente sa river rafting. Mahinumduman nga usa ka turista ang nakabsan sa kinabuhi human naaksidente samtang nag-river rafting. Si Tabor mipasabot nga pinaa... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DOH leads observance of Kidney Month, pursues healthy lifestyle to prevent kidney disease

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 17 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) regional office here has commenced with its campaign  in time for the obervance of National Kidney Month this June to raise awareness among all Filipinos that kidney disease is common, that often it is without symptoms, that it can be prevented and that it can be treated if diagnosed early. This year's observance carries the theme "A helathy lifestyle makes your kidney smile". DOH Bicol stressed that preve... Read Full Story - DOH leads ob...
  • PNP chief orders intensified anti-crime campaign

    QUEZON CITY, 17 June (PIA) – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima ordered an intensified anti-crime campaign. Purisima directed all Police Regional Offices to strengthen the investigative capability of lower police units down to the precinct level to ensure successful prosecution of cases that will lead to higher rate of conviction of criminal offenders particularly in drug cases and an intensified 24/7 mobile checkpoints. During the Command Conference held at the... Read Full Story - PNP chief or...
  • Search for Best Barangay for Rabies Prevention set

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, June 17, (PIA) -- The provincial government of Catanduanes, through the Provincial Rabies Control Committee (PRCC), will conduct a the 2014 Search for the Best Barangay for Rabies Prevention, Control and Elimination Program. According to provincial veterinarian Jane C. Rubio, the province of Catanduanes has been targeted for the declaration as Rabies-free province by year 2015 (National declaration) and 2016 for International declaration. As a requirement two years befor... Read Full Story - Search for B...
  • Measures for successful rescue of children up for talks

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 17 – The City Council committee on social services will convene on Thursday, June 19, 2014 to discuss measures for effective and successful rescue operation of children.  The discussion will cover the report of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD) on the recently conducted rescue operation in one of the barangays in the city involving a one year and 3month old baby allegedly maltreated by his drug – dependent father. The ... Read Full Story - Measures for...
  • La Union police invests on youth education

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 16 (PIA) – The La Union police continues its outreach program to address the needs of poor students in the province. Through the Batang Mahirap: Edukasyon Mo, Sagot Ko program, the La Union Police Provincial Office (LUPPO) provided free school supplies to 29 select grade school pupils from various towns. Sr. Supt. Ramon Rafael, La Union police director, said the program is PNP’s impact project to underscore the importance of educating schoolchildren.... Read Full Story - La Union pol...
  • Police beefs up anti-drug campaign

    SAN ISIDRO, Isabela, June 16 (PIA) – The San Isidro Police Station has intensified its anti-drug operations to prevent cases of illegal drug-related criminalities here. San Isidro Police Station chief Senior Inspector Ruby Capinpin said the town is just adjacent to the city of Santiago which is tagged by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as the drop-off point of illegal drugs in the region. “We do not want the town of San Isidro to be infiltrated by illegal... Read Full Story - Police beefs...
  • DENR  recognizes Nueva Vizcaya cops on illegal cutting campaign

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 16 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here has recognized its partners in the police sector for their assistance on the implementation of illegal cutting law in the province. Through certificates of appreciations, the DENR gave recognition to the following police officials: Police Chief Inspector Rafael U. Pagalilauan of  Bambang Police Station, PCI Warlito Jagto of , Aritao Police Station, PCI Orlando M. Tacio of &nb... Read Full Story - DENR  r...
  • Bagabag town starts cadastral survey project

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 16 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) here has started a cadastral survey project in a bid to properly delineate this town’s political boundaries between its barangays and adjacent municipalities. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Marlon Agnar said the project will take three to four months to fully complete the delineation of the municipalit... Read Full Story - Bagabag town...
  • Naga City, Cebu activates SWAT unit

    NAGA CITY, June 16 (PIA)--TWENTY young and able-bodied policemen will soon compose the pioneering batch of the City of Naga’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.The creation of an elite SWAT is another initiative of Mayor Valdemar Chiong to effectively confront rising levels of crimes that may go with the urbanization and increasing population of this young industrial city.The City of Naga now earns the distinction as the first among the LGUs to have its own elite anti-crime unit... Read Full Story - Naga City, C...
  • Ifugao consumers warned against unscrupulous sellers

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 16 (PIA)- - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here warned consumers and other gullible individuals  in the province about unscrupulous vendors selling products and other goods door to door. DTI Provincial Director Valentin Baguidudol said they received some reports about this kind of activity in which the sellers dupe the buyers or their consumers into buying their underweight or defective products .These sales persons  allegedly   identify ... Read Full Story - Ifugao consu...
  • PAMANA set to start peace road

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, June 16 (PIA6) - - Former members of the armed group Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Bongcayao Brigade who have   long returned to the folds of the government will now have better road access to their settlement area.The local government of San Carlos and the PAMANA program or the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan of the Office of the Presidential Assistant on the Peace Process is set to start the road project as a commitment of the national government to continue peace ... Read Full Story - PAMANA set t...
  • Hiligaynon news: Customs nagkuha sang smuggled nga ahos

    Manila Hunyo 16 (Pia6) – Ang Bureau of Customs (BOC) nagkuha sang mga smuggled nga ahos  nga ginpasulod sa pungsod paagi sa  Port of Batangas  sang Miyerkoles sa padayon nga pagbantay sang ahensya batok sa ilegal nga pagsulod sang mga produktong agrikultura sa Pilipinas.Ang ahos nga ginsulod sa mga  10  ka kilo nga mga sulodlan naghalin kuno sa Taiwan,  nga ara sa duha ka 40-foot container vans nga nag-abot halin sa Hongkong sang Hunyo 1. Ginabulobanta nga ang... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon n...
  • PDEA backs bill on mandatory drug testing for inmates, suspects

    QUEZON CITY, 16 June (PIA) – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) supports a proposed bill that would seek mandatory drug testing for all convicts, parolees, probationers and arrested personalities who are under the influence of illegal drugs. PDEA chief Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. recently expressed the agency’s support to House Bill (HB) 2777, an act endorsed and approved by the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chaired by Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr. “HB 2777 aims... Read Full Story - PDEA backs b...
  • Northern Samar marks 49th Founding Anniversary

    CATARMAN, Northern Samar, June 16 (PIA) – In line with this year’s anniversary celebration of the foundation of the province of Northern Samar, a four-day affair will run for its 49th province’s birthday, starting today. The celebration highlights its theme “One province, One People: Reshaping the Future through CHANGE.”  This almost-weeklong-celebration will kick off with the opening of Agri-Eco-Tourism Exhibit at Sacred Heart Plaza, Solidarity ... Read Full Story - Northern Sam...
  • Join Marian Voyage 2014, Archbishop Utleg urges devotees

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 15 (PIA) – Archbishop Sergio L. Utleg of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao called on the youth and the community to participate during the Marian Voyage of Peace and Love on June 26-29. The event, organized by the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao in cooperation with the Cagayan North Convention and Visitors Bureau (CNCVB), will be one of the highlights of this year's Aggao nac Cagayan celebration. The various natural calamities that the coun... Read Full Story - Join Marian ...
  • AgSur guv reiterates request for more PNP personnel

    PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, June 16 (PIA) - Governor Adolph Edward urges the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) to reiterate the request for more police personnel for Agusan del Sur noting the unusual increase in crime volume this year compared to last year on the same period from January to May. According to Philippine National Police (PNP) report, the total crime volume from January to May this year reached to 1,161 cases, an increase of 839 cases compared to last year which ... Read Full Story - AgSur guv re...
  • Malacanang urges Filipinos in Iraq to return to the country

    MANILA, June 16 -- Malacanang urged on Sunday Filipino overseas workers in Iraq to voluntary repatriate themselves as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised the crisis alert to Alert Level 3. “Hinihimok ang mga Pilipinong nakahimpil sa maligalig o mapanganib na lugar na bumalik sa Pilipinas at ang kanilang pagbiyahe ay sasagutin ng pamahalaan,” said Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., during an aired press briefing over radio... Read Full Story - Malacanang u...
  • Philex Mines pays P188.6 M environmental fines

      TUBA, Benguet, June 15 (PIA) --The Philex Mining Corporation may soon be resuming its full operations after the mining firm paid P188.6 million to the Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB)  as part of  its  environmental obligation to the government in line with 2012 tailings dam leak accident at its Padcal mine site in Benguet. Philex officials led by its chairman,  businessman Manuel Pangilinan, paid on June 6  the full amount to the PAB which are fines c... Read Full Story - Philex Mines...
  • DFA announces travel exemptions for returning OFWS to Libya  

    MANILA, June 15 -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) approved travel exemptions for some overseas Filipino workers  (OFWs) who have existing  and valid contracts with their employers in Libya. DFA in a statemet said this is in consultation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)DFA said overseas Filipino workers falling under the following categories a... Read Full Story - DFA announce...
  • Palace assures farmers land distribution will continue despite expiration of CARP

    MANILA, June 15 --The Palace made an assurance on Saturday that land acquisition and distribution will continue despite the expected expiration of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Law this month.Some farmer groups said that the expiration of the law will affect land distribution in the country and especially poor farmers who rely on parcels of land they till.In a radio interview Saturday over state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Presi... Read Full Story - Palace assur...
  • 200 Novo Vizcayanos  benefit from medical mission

    KASIBU, Nueva Vizcaya, June 14 (PIA) – At least 200 villagers from various barangays of this town recently received free health services provided by the local government and the Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH). “This activity was conceived and conducted to prevent the spread of any disease or illness within our municipality, specially that rainy season is fast approaching,” said Dr. Lucena Caldito, head of the Kasibu Municcipal Hospital (KMH). Medical ... Read Full Story - 200 Novo Viz...
  • Kinaray-a News: DENR  nagapatigayon pagpatitulo ka lote ka eskwelahan kag opisina ka gobyerno

    SAN JOSE, Antique,  Hunyo 14 (PIA6)  - - Ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources nagapatigayun kang pagpatitulo ka mga lupa ukon lote nga ginapanag-iyahan ka gobyerno parehas kang eskwelahan, barangay, munisipyo kag mga opisina ka gobyerno.Suno kay Engr. Mamerto D.Caballero, Chief, Survey Division, DENR 6, ang DENR nagatinguha gid nga mapadali ang pagpatitulo ka mga lupa nga ginapatindugan ka opisina ukon istruktura ka gobyerno.Gani, ang DENR nakipag-partner sa Department o... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • DFA raises crisis alert level 3 for Iraq

    MANILA, June 14 -- The Department of Foreign Affairs has raised the crisis alert level for all areas in Iraq to Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation)  due to the deteriorating situation  except for the Iraqi Kurdistan region which remains under Alert Level 1 (Precautionary Phase). Kurdistan remains relatively calm and stable. Filipinos in Iraq are enjoined to volunteer to return to the Philippines at government expense, DFA said in a statement. The DFA is send... Read Full Story - DFA raises c...
  • ZamboSur police chief urges Filipinos to value, preserve country’s independence

    By Gideon C. CorguePAGADIAN CITY, June 14 (PIA) – Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Director Sofronio Ecaldre reminded all Filipinos in yesterday’s 116th Independence Day celebration all Filipinos to honor the sacrifices made by the country’s forefathers to attain independence. “We are here to celebrate Independence Day because we value the independence won for us by our brave forefathers from foreign colonizers. The independence that we enjoy now, we owed it ... Read Full Story - ZamboSur pol...
  • Task force created for slain Pangasinan town mayor

    LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, June 14 (PIA) – A special task force was created to look into the murder of Urbiztondo Mayor Ernesto Balolong, Jr. and two others who were gunned down last on June 7. The police has arrested two suspects, farmer Eduardo De Guzman, 65, and mechanic Marito Sarmiento, 38, both residents of Brgy. Salomague Norte, Bugallon. The task force was formed following the order of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas for the police to go after Balolong’... Read Full Story - Task force c...
  • PNoy visits wake of murdered Pangasinan town mayor

    URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan, June 14 (PIA) - President Aquino motored to this town yesterday and comforted the family of murdered town Mayor Ernesto Balolong, Jr. Balolong, the President’s political ally and close associate, was murdered on June 7 across his house and on the eve of his wedding anniversary. The police arrested two suspects on Saturday. The President arrived in a helicopter in San Carlos City and was driven on a motorcade to the wake at 1:45 p.m. here where dozens of th... Read Full Story - PNoy visits ...
  • Chatto challenges Boholanos to fight criminality

    BOHOL, June 13 (PIA) – Bohol governor Edgar Chatto challenges Boholanos to take responsibility to report crimes and must cooperate to sustain peace and order in the province.“Each one should take responsibility and must not wait for other people to report crimes,” Chatto said in a radio program “Kita ug ang Gobernador.”Chatto who is known for being soft-spoken and well mannered has clearly lost his cool due to the murders of police officers in the province who are v... Read Full Story - Chatto chall...
  • DSWD Caraga holds 1st Caraga Day Care Workers Summit

    BUTUAN CITY, June 13 (PIA) – Highlighting the commitment of the national government and local government units in strengthening day care service, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga Field Office held the first Caraga Day Care Workers Summit on June 4–5, 2014 at Sanchez Gym, Caraga State University, Ampayon, this city. Anchored on the theme: “The role of day care workers in developing a poverty and disaster resilient Filipino children,” the ... Read Full Story - DSWD Caraga ...
  • Nueva Vizcaya day care schoolers get free school supplies

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 13 (PIA) – Indigent pupils of a day care center in barangay Upper Magsaysay here yesterday received free school supplies from the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines (F&AMP) Magat Lodge No. 68. Dr. Joselito Gonzales, worshipful master  said the day care center has been chosen by the organization for various assistance under the “Adopt a School” program. “This is a yearly  activity which is intended to hel... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • DENR steps up efforts for titling of gov't sites, properties

    SAN JOSE, Antique  (PIA)  - - Based on record, a lot of government sites occupied by school buildings, barangay/municipal hall, government offices and other government structures don’t have Land Titles.“This is the reason why, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources forged partnership with concerned government agencies to work for the titling of these government sites,” said Engr. Mamerto D. Caballero, Chief, Survey Division, DENR 6.We are doubling our eff... Read Full Story - DENR steps u...
  • Agricultural productivity, answer to poverty, injustice

    NEGROS OCC., June 13 (PIA6)--Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he is focusing on achieving food security to strengthen the government’s fight against poverty and injustice that has now become the new battle for Filipinos.During the 116th Independence Day Celebration at the Provincial Lagoon and Park, the governor said the country’s heroes 116 years ago fought for Filipinos to gain political freedom from oppression of foreign colonizers.Now, he said there is ... Read Full Story - Agricultural...
  • In ‘daang matuwid’ we can attain true independence, says MTCC Judge

    DIPOLOG CITY, June 13 (PIA) – “I am sure that if we follow the ‘daang matuwid’ envisioned by our President, it is certain that we can attain the true independence,” said Judge Jose Rene G. Dondoyano of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) of Dapitan City who served as guest speaker during the 116th Philippine Independence Day celebration here yesterday. The said celebration is well attended by the officials and employees from the city government of Dipolo... Read Full Story - In ‘daang ma...
  • NEDA Caraga drafts RDP 2013-2016 ComPlan

    BUTUAN CITY, June 13 (PIA) – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Caraga, as the secretariat of the Regional Development Council (RDC), drafted the Communication Plan (ComPlan) for the Revised Caraga Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2013-2016 to serve as a guide in implementing interventions that will ensure that the goal of the Caraga RDP is received, understood, and acted upon by the target audiences. “The objective of the ComPlan is to communicate to the Cara... Read Full Story - NEDA Caraga ...
  • MMDA chair asserts country’s claim over disputed islands in West Phl Sea

    MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, June 12 (PIA) -- Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino asserted Thursday that the disputed islands over the West Philippines Sea, that is currently the subject of an arbitration case, belongs to the country. “Bago pa man ang United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, nakasaad na sa Kasunduan sa Paris noong 1898, at mga Saligang Batas ng 1899, 1935 at 1987 na ang Ayungin Shoal, Malvar Reef, Mabini Reef at Bajo de Masinloc ... Read Full Story - MMDA chair a...
  • AFP keeps eye on NPA on independence day celebration in Caraga

    TANDAG CITY, June 12 (PIA) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has continued to keep an eye on possible atrocities that might be launched by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels especially during the 116th Philippine Independence Day celebration on June 12. Army 401st Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Gregory Cayetano, whose area of responsibility (AOR) spans over two provinces of Caraga region—Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur, admitted that rebels had been quite act... Read Full Story - AFP keeps ey...
  • PNP assures security on Independence Day

    MANILA, June 12 -- The Philippine National Police will hold simultaneous flag-raising ceremonies in all police camps around the country in celebration of the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence Day today. At the PNP National Headquarters (NHQ) in Camp Crame, members of the PNP Command Group and Directorial Staff will lead Independence Day rites with a flag-raising ceremony to be attended by police personnel from NHQ-based Units and Offices. Similar cer... Read Full Story - PNP assures ...
  • NCRPO deploys 1,000 cops for Independence Day celebration

    QUEZON CITY, 12 June (PIA) – Some 1,000 police personnel from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) are deployed to provide security coverage and traffic assistance during the various activities in Metro Manila in celebration of the 116th proclamation of Philippine Independence.               Vice President Jejomar C. Binay is the Guest of Honor and Speaker at the Rizal Park in Manila. According to ... Read Full Story - NCRPO deploy...
  • Cebuano News: Prinsipyo sa balaod ang mosubay sa natural nga dagan sa kaso, matud sa Palasyo

    MANILA, Hunyo 12 (PIA) – Ang publiko angay nga motugot nga mosubay sa natural nga dagan sa balaod, kun judicial process, ang napulo ka bilyon ka peso (P10B) nga Pork Barrel Scam, ang Palasyo miingon sa milabay nga Martes."Atong tamdan nga kining gitawag nga judicial processes ang ipatuman sa Ombudsman, usa ka gawasnon nga Constitutional Body, ug sa  Sandiganbayan nga nasakop usab sa gawasnon ug co-equal nga ehekutibong-sanga sa gobyerno. Busa ato kining tugotan nga mosubay sa nat... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • PH, Cyprus sign on MOU political consultations

    MANILA, June 12 -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario, on behalf of the the Philippine Government, signed on June 11 the Philippines-Cyprus Memorandum of Understanding on Political Consultations. Non-resident Ambassador Pantelakis Eliades of Cyprus signed for his government. Ambassador Eliades, who is based in Nicosia, Cyprus, had just presented his credentials to President Aquino as non-resident Ambassador to the Philippines in a ceremony on June 10 at Mala... Read Full Story - PH, Cyprus s...
  • Bureau of Immigration warns foreign fugitives

    CITY OF MANILA, June 12, (PIA) -The Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued a warning to all foreign fugitives hiding in the country that their days are numbered. BI in a statement said,  it has recently forged an agreement with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to recognize Interpol travel document (ITD), a form of e-passport booklet or e-ID Card. “This agreement will help the BI in going after foreign criminals hiding in the Philippines. Taking them ... Read Full Story - Bureau of Im...
  • Tagalog news: Pagsugpo sa droga, paksa ng symposium sa Banton, Romblon

    BANTON, Romblon, Hunyo 11 (PIA) ---  Isinagawa ang Anti-Drug Abuse Symposium kamakailan para sa Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs) ng Brgy. Togbongan, Banton, Romblon kamakailan. Kasama rin upang lumahok sa symposium ang mga opisyal ng barangay.  Sa pamumuno ni Police Inspector Edwin A. Bautista, OIC, Chief of Police ng Banton MPS, matagumpay na naisakatuparan ang isang araw na symposium kaugnay sa pag-iwas sa mga ipinagbabawal na gamot. Ang tumata... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Observe sanctity of Marian Voyage, organizers urge pilgrims

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 11 (PIA) – Members of the Cagayan North Convention and Visitors Bureau (CNCVB), who led this year's Marian Voyage have appealed to hundreds of Marian devotees regionwide to maintain the solemnity and sanctity of the event. Caridad Esquibil, Chairman of CNCVB,said the event aims to allow devotees all over the world to have an opportunity to pray together to God through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, under her dif... Read Full Story - Observe sanc...
  • 14 Marian images to highlight Aggao Nac  Cagayan

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 11 (PIA) - - The convergence of the fourteen miraculous images of the Blessed Virgin Mary will highlight the celebration of the 431st Aggao Nac Cagayan on June 26-29, 2014. Caridad Esquibil, chairperson of the Cagayan North Convention and Visitors Bureau (CNVB) and the lead organizer, said the 2014 Marian Voyage of Peace and Love will be coming on June 26. "All of them will be welcomed at the St. Peter’s Cathedral f\through a mas... Read Full Story - 14 Marian im...
  • Cebuano News: Ordinansa sa Parking Area hugtanong i-implementar sa Surigao City Public Market

    SURIGAO CITY, Hunyo 11 (PIA) - Ordinansa sa parking area diha sa merkado publiko, hugtanong i-implementar sa buhatan sa City Public Market. Kini ang gipamahayag ni Albert Lustiva ang Market Supervisor I diha na sa City Public Market. Sumala ni Lustiva nga ang maong balaod nakabasi na sa Ordinance No. 362, Series of 2003 na kon diin adunay pagabayran o parking rates sa tanang klase sa sakyanan nga mupahilona gawas o kilid sa merkado. Sumala pa niya ang mga mosunod mao ang pagabayar... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Kalinga police  nabs drug dealer

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 11 (PIA) - - The Kalinga Provincial Police Office (KPPO) reports its biggest haul of suspected methamphetamine drug, popularly known as ‘shabu’ as a result of a search warrant.Based on  police report, a search warrant was served at around 3:30 PM of June 9, 2014 at the resident of suspect identified as  Albert Sinumlag alias Amboy, 48, of Anunang, Rizal, Kalinga for  violation of Republic Act 9165, also   known as the Comprehensive D... Read Full Story - Kalinga poli...
  • Hiligaynon News: Mga nagapanag-iya sang matag-as nga kalibre sang armas luthang ginsekyar

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hunyo 11 (PIA6) – Ginsekyar sining karon lang sang mga katapu sang kapulisan ang 40 tanan nga mga nagapanag-ia sang matag-as nga kalibre sang armas luthang angut sa kampanya sini kontra sa indi mga lisensyado nga armas pinaagi sa ila Oplan Katok. Ginpahayag ni Capiz PNP Information Officer Donna Asmod nga ang mga katapu sang the Capiz police’s Firearms Explosives Security Agency Group Services (FESAGS) ang personal nga nagpadulong sa mga nagapanag-... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Transition commission presents highlights of draft Bangsamoro Basic Law

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, June 11 (PIA) --- Sector representatives here in the province were informed of the salient features of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC). Talib Abdulhamid Benito, member of the BTC, discussed the important features in a forum dubbed “Presentation of the Highlights of the BBL” conducted by the Mindanao Civil Society Organizations Platform for Peace at the Academic Complex of the College of Law of Mind... Read Full Story - Transition c...
  • CDA-CAR issues public advisory vs. fraudulent group enticing investors

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 11 (PIA) - -  The Cooperative Development Authority – Cordillera(CDA-CAR) issued a public advisory against  a group  of people  introducing themselves as cooperative  and recruiting  individuals to become members  and  collecting deposits or investments promising high returns. CDA Director Franco Bawang, Jr issued the call to caution  unassuming individuals people being victimized by this fraudulent group  go... Read Full Story - CDA-CAR issu...
  • Soliman appeals to public: stop pitting me against the Sen. Santiago

    QUEZON CITY, June 11, (PIA) - - Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman has appealed to the general public especially the media to stop pitting her against the Senator Mirriam Santiago. In a statement, Soliman said she appreciates Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s diligence in strengthening the democracy of our country and respects her opposition to her recommendation for confirmation to the Senate plenary of the Commission on Appointment (CA). “I ... Read Full Story - Soliman appe...
  • Dipolog readies for 116th Independence Day celebration

    DIPOLOG CITY, June 11 (PIA) – The city government here gears up for the 116th Independence Day tomorrow (June 12). The Independence Day program, which will be held at the Plaza Magsaysay, will start with a flag raising ceremony to be followed by a foot parade from the plaza to Dipolog Boulevard. Judge Jose Rene G. Dondoyano, presiding judge of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) in Dapitan City will serve as keynote speaker. He will talk on the theme, “Pagsunod sa Ya... Read Full Story - Dipolog read...
  • 53 Filipino repatriates from Libya arrive today

    MANILA, June 11 -- Fifty three (53) Filipino workers from Doosan Company (Korea) in Libya will arrive today, June 11, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Terminal 1, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The first batch, composed of twenty (20) Filipinos, will arrive at 4:30 P.M. on board Emirates Airlines Flight EK332. The second batch composed of thirty three (33) OFWs from the same company is also scheduled to arrive in Manila today at 1... Read Full Story - 53 Filipino ...
  • Novo Vizcayanos plant 1,000 seedlings vs. climate change

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva  Vizcaya, June 11 (PIA) – Novo Vizcayanos from various sectors here recently planted some 1,000 tree seedlings as highlight of the Climate Change Advoacy Campaign launching in barangay Magsaysay here yesterday. The assorted tree seedlings were planted by more than 300 participants from the government sector, academe, military and civic organizations who joined the tree planting activity which is part of the provincial launching of the Climate Change Advocacy... Read Full Story - Novo Vizcaya...
  • Gov. Padilla, vows support to climate change advocacy campaign

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva  Vizcaya, June 11 (PIA) – Governor Ruth Padilla  has vowed her full support to the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resorce (DENR). “I am pledging my commitment  to be a co-partner of the DENR and PIA. This is one of the facets of my advocacy on protecting the environment,” she said. Padilla also recommended the involvement of the E... Read Full Story - Gov. Padilla...
  • Filipina peace builders all set for London's Global Summit Against Sexual Violence in Conflict

    MANILA, June 11 --  “We are ready to share our experiences in the hopes of inspiring similar stories of success for our sisters—our peers—involved in peace tables around the world.” Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles expressed this sentiment in her brief address during a recent cocktail reception co-organized by the embassies in the Philippines of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Australia. The event was held in honor of... Read Full Story - Filipina pea...
  • PH Consulate General launches information campaign on HK Firearms and Ammunition ordinance

    MANILA, June 11--  The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong SAR has initiatied an information campaign reminding all Filipino travelers transiting or entering Hong Kong as visitors, workers or residents to avoid bringing restricted or prohibited materials, particularly stun devices like stun guns, tear gas, bullets, extendible batons, flick knives, and knuckle busters, in their hand-carried or checked-in luggage. Bringing such devices into the territory has been outlawed and ... Read Full Story - PH Consulate...
  • Korean soldiers cited for their help in Yolanda affected areas in Leyte

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, June 11 (PIA) –-The Philippine government through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has recognized the commitment of the Korean government for their invaluable support and assistance to the rehabilitation program in Yolanda affected areas in Leyte. More than 200 members of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces Joint Support Group  (ARAW troop) led by Col. Lee Chulwon were given recognition last Tuesday during the Bakas Paranga... Read Full Story - Korean soldi...
  • Task Force-kontra disgrasya sa lansangan, nabuo sa Ilocos Sur

    VIGAN CITY, June 10  (PIA) – Dahil sa sunod-sunod na aksidente sa national highway sa Ilocos Sur, bumuo ang provincial government ng Task Force Kontra Disgrasya sa lansangan para maproktektahan ang mga motorista. Ayon kay Gob. Ryan Singson, ang naturang Task Force na suportado ng Sangguniang Panglalawigan ay binubuo ng iba’t-ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan tulad ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Land Transportation Office (LTO) , Highway Patrol Group, nongovern... Read Full Story - Task Force-k...
  • PRO-COR commits to strengthen efforts vs criminality in Kalinga  

     TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 10 (PIA) - -  Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO-COR)  regional director, Chief Superintendent  Isagani Nerez called on all policemen in Kalinga  to serve well the people as he committed   more resources  to better the peace and order situation of the province. Nerez called on the Kalinga Provincial Police Office (KPPO) and all the chiefs of police to formulate their plans to justify the provision of equipments and ... Read Full Story - PRO-COR comm...
  • City Mayor cites modern tech in solving high-profile crime

    DAVAO CITY-  Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City cited modern technology as a key in helping solve a high-profile robbery homicide case involving a local businessman. “The use of technical apparatus was very spectacular.” Mayor Duterte said during a press conference held last Monday (June 9) describing the process in which the police pieced together the crime, which led to the apprehension of the suspects. Ramon T.Y. Garcia, a businessman who owns the popular Nanay Beb... Read Full Story - City Mayor c...
  • DOH-FDA warns public vs purchasing medicines online

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 10 (PIA) – The Department of Health Food and Drug Authority (DOH-FDA) warns the public from buying medicines online stressing the risk it poses on the safety, efficacy and quality of medicines sold. “Buying medicines online is also very risky. The DOH-FDA cannot assure the safety, efficacy and quality of medicines sold through this medium as they can be compared to a drug outlet not supervised by a registered or licensed pharmacist,” DOH Bicol director G... Read Full Story - DOH-FDA warn...
  • 24 DavSur former rebels get P1.5M livelihood assistance

    DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, June 10 (PIA) – Some 24 former rebels (FRs) from the New People’s Army in Davao del Sur received on Monday livelihood assistance worth P1.560 million from the government under the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP). Each FR accepted a check amounting to P65,000 from Davao del Sur Governor Claude P. Bautista who was assisted by Col. Ronald Villanueva, commander of 1002nd Infantry Brigade, 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, during... Read Full Story - 24 DavSur fo...
  • Tagalog news: Bagong kumander ng NOLCOM, nais ang patuloy na kolaborasyon sa iba’t ibang sektor upang matamo ang makatarungan, pangmatagalang kapayapaan

    CAMP AQUINO, Lungsod ng Tarlac, Hunyo 10 (PIA) -- Hinimok ng bagong upong kumander ng Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) na si Major General Felicito Virgilio Trinidad Jr. ang iba’t ibang sektor- mula pambansa at lokal na pamahalaan hanggang civil society organizations at pribadong sektor na patuloy na suportahan ang Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sa pagtamo ng makatarungan at pangmatagalang kapayapaan sa Rehiyon Uno, Dos, Tres, at Cordillera. Sa kanyang mensahe sa idinaos na turn... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Marian Voyage brings 14 images of Virgin Mary in Cagayan

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 10 (PIA)---The Archdiocese of Tuguegarao, in cooperation with the Cagayan North Convention and Visitors Bureau (CNCVB), is organizing the 2014 Marian Voyage of Love and Peace on June 26-29, 2014 here. Blessida Diwa, regional director of the department of Tourism (DOT) said the event will be in line with the celebration of the 431st Aggao nac Cagayan. To disseminate the information to the general public, Diwa organized a special Tipon-Tipan on June 11... Read Full Story - Marian Voyag...
  • Isabela gov't commends E.O. 18 implementers

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, June 10 (PIA) – The provincial government here has recognized law enforcement agencies which were tasked to implement Executive Order No. 18 issued by Governor Faustino G. Dy III earlier. Jessie James Geronimo, provincial information officer, said among the agencies recognized during the Flag Raising ceremony on June 9, 2014  were the Isabela Police Provincial Office, Land Transportation Office and Liga ng mga Barangay... Read Full Story - Isabela gov'...
  • New NOLCOM Commander seeks continued collaboration with various stakeholders in pursuit of just, lasting peace

    CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, June 10 (PIA) -- Newly-installed Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) head Major General Felicito Virgilio Trinidad Jr. called on various stakeholders- from national and local government to civil society organizations and the private sector to continue supporting the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in pursuit of a just and lasting peace in Regions 1,2, 3, and Cordillera. “Anchored on the whole of nation approach, we shall continue to collaborate with our sta... Read Full Story - New NOLCOM C...
  • Bautista lauds Catapang for accomplishing an ‘insurgency-free’ Northern Luzon

    CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, June 10 (PIA) -- Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista lauded Monday erstwhile Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) head Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. for being able to accomplish the decades-old dream of having all provinces in Regions 1,2, 3 and Cordillera be declared insurgency-free. “With General Catapang at the helm of NOLCOM, Northern Luzon was declared peaceful and ready for further development. By his... Read Full Story - Bautista lau...
  • Army troops in Surigao Norte recover 4 AK-47 rifles

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 9 (PIA) -- Troops of 30th Infantry “Python” Battalion (30IB) recovered four AK-47 rifles after a clash against more or less 20 members of Sandatahang Platun Pampropaganda 16 (SPP16C) at the vicinity of Brgy Cambuayon, Bacuag, Surigao del Norte at 10:40 a.m., Sunday.   A platoon from 30IB led by CPT Reynaldo B Guillermo were conducting combat operations when they encountered more or less 20 members of the SPP16C at the vicinity of Brgy Cam... Read Full Story - Army troops ...
  • Tagalog News: Pilipinas at Vietnam maglalaro bilang magkaibigang bansa sa Spratleys

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Hunyo 9 (PIA) -  Magsisimula ang paglalaro ng Pilipinas at Vietnam sa Spratleys sa darating na Linggo, kung saan ang pinagsamang tropa ng Pilipinas at Vietnam ay ang magkatunggali, sabi ng Malakanyang. Sinabi ni Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. na “sila ay hindi naman maglalaban sa isa’t isa sa idaraos na mga palaro na kung saan magkakasama ang mga Pilipino at Vietnamese sa mga pangkat na maglalaro. Hindi ito Philip... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • 19th Caraga Business Conference set in Tandag City

    BUTUAN CITY, June 9 (PIA) – The Tandag Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated (TCCII), in coordination with the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur and the Provincial Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council will be hosting the 19th Caraga Business Conference on June 27, 2014 at Villa Maria Luisa Hotel in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. According to TCCII president Emma Guerra, the one-day conference carries the theme, “Agri-Fishery and Tourism: Gearing Up... Read Full Story - 19th Caraga ...
  • Tagalog news: Bagong Hall of Justice building, ipapatayo sa Nueva Vizcaya

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 9 (PIA) – Magpapatayo ng bagong Hall of Justice building ang provincial government dito para sa mga kawani ng Regional Trial Court (RTC) sa loob ng provincial capitol sa bayang ito. Ayon kay Governor Ruth Padilla, hinihintay na lamang nila ang disenyo para sa bagong ipapatayong  Hall of Justice building upang maumpisahan na ito sa lalaong madaling panahon. “Nakahanda ang ating pondo para sa pagpapatayo ng bagong Hall of Justice building n... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DSWD warns public against text scams using Pantawid program

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN, June 8 (PIA)---The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office II has advised the public against text scams using the name of its Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps). Maricel B. Asejo, information officer, said a text message saying “Congratulations, from President Noy-Noy Aquino Foundation 4Ps Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, your sim # won P950,000 as second prize winner in the Handog Pangkabuhayan raffle promo per DTI Permit No... Read Full Story - DSWD warns p...
  • CHO steps up MERS monitoring to returning OFWs 

    SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, June 9 (PIA) – The Santiago City Health Office (SCHO) is closely monitoring returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) here to ensure that they are not carriers of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus (MERS-COV) disease. Edgar Ramoncito Bayang, City Assistant Health Officer, said they sought the assistance of local officials of the 37 barangays here to immediately report all returning OFWs from Middle East in order to monit... Read Full Story - CHO steps up...
  • Youth, business sector satisfied with Zambo police, says survey

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 9 (PIA) - In a recent survey conducted by the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Research Center (ARC), it was learned that the youth and the business sector are generally satisfied with the local police’s services, though “there are several areas needing immediate attention.” During a press conference held at City Hall Tuesday (June 3) AdZU professor and research specialist Gerald Ebal revealed that the local police have garnered a “relatively ... Read Full Story - Youth, busin...
  • Zambo. Norte guv appointed as new RPOC-9 chair

    DIPOLOG CITY, June 9 (PIA) – Zamboanga del Norte Govenor Roberto U. Uy has recently been appointed as the new chair of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)-9 to steer it in addressing the peace and order issues and concerns in Zamboanga Peninsula. Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas personally handed the appointment to Governor Uy during his visit here last May 30, the opening day of the weeklong “Saulog” (celebration) festival commemorating the 62nd f... Read Full Story - Zambo. Norte...
  • Kalahi-CIDSS scales-up with 1,119 completed community sub-projects in Caraga

    BUTUAN CITY, June 9 - A total of 1,119 sub-projects were completed from 2003-2013 implementation of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), an anti-poverty project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). This project covered 42 municipalities/cities in Caraga region which are the following: Agusan del Norte - Carmen, Jabonga, Kitcharao, Las Nieves, RTR, Butuan City, Cabadbaran City, and Santiago;&nb... Read Full Story - Kalahi-CIDSS...
  • PNP Catanduanes slates implementation of gun licensing amnesty program

     VIRAC, Catanduanes, June 9, (PIA) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) provincial office here has reiterated the implementation of the Final General Amnesty 2014 starting July and will last for six months. According to P/SSupt. Adelio Benjamin G. Castillo, PNP Catanduanes officer in charge, the gun amnesty will allow holders of unlicensed firearms and expired license to register their guns and avoid stiffer penalties. Pursuant to Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearm... Read Full Story - PNP Catandua...
  • NGCP sets power outage to six Isabela towns tomorrow

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, June 9 (PIA) – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has set a nine-hour power interruption tomorrow affecting six northern Isabela towns. Lilibeth Gaydowen, NGCP north Luzon corporate communications and public affairs officer, said the power interruption will start at 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon. She said the parts of Isabela Electric Cooperative (ISELCO) II the service areas particularly the towns of Sto... Read Full Story - NGCP sets po...
  • Army 67IB to conduct Area Clearing Validation in SurSur town

    TANDAG CITY, June 9 (PIA) – The Army 67th Infantry Battalion under Lt. Col. Michael Banua is set to conduct an Area Clearing Validation (ACV)  at 1:00 p.m. on June 10 at the Municipal Social Hall of Lingig, Surigao del Sur.  The activity aims to get “an honest to goodness validation and assessment of the peace and order situation of the whole municipality” through a plenary discussion which is in line with the Peace and Development Outreach Program (PDOP) that th... Read Full Story - Army 67IB to...
  • Deles optimistic on the passage of the Bangsamoro law

    COTABATO CITY, June 9 --Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Quintos Deles on Friday evening expressed optimism anew on the enactment of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by Congress before a historic international conference on interreligious and intercultural dialogue for peace here. “Our political roadmap is firmly in place and we are fully confident that we are installing a process which will ensure, within an acceptable and doable timeframe, that the BBL which will be enact... Read Full Story - Deles optimi...
  • Govt forces, police nabs suspected top NPA leader in NegOr

    TANJAY CITY, Negros Oriental, June 9 (PIA) – Joint forces of government troops and members of  the Tanjay City Police nabbed a suspected leader of the rebel group New People’s Army (NPA) in a checkpoint in Barangay Tugas recently. A report from the 3rd Infantry Division (ID) of the Philippine Army disclosed that the alleged NPA leader was identified as alias “Pediong” or “Nasyo” and was arrested 7:50 p.m. Friday, June 6,  by the soldiers of Phil... Read Full Story - Govt forces,...
  • PDEA supports Bill on mandatory drug testing for suspects, prisoners

    QUEZON CITY, June 8 -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) supports a proposed bill that would seek mandatory drug testing for all convicts, parolees, probationers and arrested personalities who are under the influence of illegal drugs. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. in a statement said the agency supports House Bill (HB) 2777, an act endorsed and approved by the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chaired by Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr. “HB... Read Full Story - PDEA support...
  • Cebuano news: AFP nakigtagbo sa bag-ong misurender nga mga rebeldeng NPA

    CAMP OSITO BAHIAN, Malaybalay City, June 5 — Si General Emmanuel Bautista, ang Chief of Staff sa Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), nakigtagbo niining Hunyo 5, sa bag-ohay pa lang misurender nga mga rebeldeng New People’s Army (NPA) sulod sa kampo sa 403rd Infantry “Peacemaker” Brigade sa Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.Ang mga opisyal sa army miingon nga kining 54 ka mga rebelde nga misurender pinaagi kang 8th Infantry Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Romualdo Raymund Landingi... Read Full Story - Cebuano news...
  • 22 Novo Vizcayanos complete cultural visit to Japan

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 7 (PIA) –  Twenty-two villagers in this town recently completed a cultural trip to Japan through a sisterhood pact. The 9-day cultural visit was made upon the invitation of Mayor Mansana Miura of Gonohe, a town in Sannohe District, Aomori Perfecture. The Bayombong delegation was composed of the members of the  Bayombong-Gonohe Sisterhood Association (BGSA), a private organization established in 1993, the year that both ... Read Full Story - 22 Novo Vizc...
  • PIA, media to spearhead Independence Day celebration

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 7 (PIA) - - Members of the Informers Club Media Association Inc. (i-Club), through the leadership of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) regional office, will spearhead the commemoration of the 116th Philippine Independence Day here on June 12. Purita S. Licas, regional director and i-Club chairperson, said it has been four years since PIA and i-Club took the lead in the celebration of Independence Day. “We will join the rest of the country in c... Read Full Story - PIA, media t...
  • Peace adviser reiterates commitment to complete peace, dev’t projects in Cordillera

    MANKAYAN, Benguet, June 7 -- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles recently reiterated the government’s commitment to deliver the promises of the peace pact in Cordillera through a series of visits and dialogues in Benguet and Abra. Deles visited community development sites in Manabo, Abra, and Mankayan, Benguet—taking note of the success of the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) projects in the said areas. On Sunday, June 1, the peace advise... Read Full Story - Peace advise...
  • IPPO checks operational readiness of police stations

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, June 6 (PIA) – The Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has started to visit the police stations in the province to check their operational readiness in suppressing criminal activities in Isabela. IPPO chief Senior Superintendent Sotero Ramos Jr. has started to visit the police station of Mallig yesterday and will be followed by other police stations in Isabela in the coming days. Ramos said the IPPO is conducting inspections to check the readin... Read Full Story - IPPO checks ...
  • Cagayan Valley power firm supports DepEd’s ‘Brigada Eskwela’

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 6 (PIA) – Power firm SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) provided augmentation support of its resources to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) ‘Brigada Eskwela’ program. ‘Brigada Eskwela’ of the National School Maintenance Week received assistance from SNAP from May 19 to 24 through a series of clean-up activities in its host schools. Rhoda Santos, SNAP Corporate communications Manager said their  volunte... Read Full Story - Cagayan Vall...
  • Cebuano News: Pag-empleyo’g mga abugado alang sa tigpatuman sa balaod giawhag

    CAGAYAN DE ORO, June 6 (PIA) – Ang konseho sa syudad sa Cagayan de Oro hugot nga mihangyo sa mayor pag-empleyo ug bisan duha ka abogado nga manlaban sa mga polis ug traffic enforcer kinsa gipasakaan ug kaso gumikan sa paghimo sa ilang mga opisyal nga tahas. Sa sesyon sa konseho, ubos ni Bise Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas,  niadtong Lunes, Hunyo 2, gisagop ang Resolusyon No. 11703-2014 alang sa maong katuyoan. Si Konsehal Zaldy Ocon, kinsa mao'y miduso sa maong resolusyon, mibu... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Nueva Vizcaya jail chief bares livelihood projects for inmates

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 6 (PIA) – Jail inmates here are spending their quality time for the production and creation of various products as a source of their income. Retired Colonel  Fernando Pasion, officer-in-charge of the  Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Jail (NVPJ) said they are presently offering various livelihood projects for the inmates inorder to put their quality time into productive use. These livelihood projects, Pasion said focuses on the production of ... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Gov. Padilla vows scholarship for Isinai youths

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 6 (PIA) – Governor Ruth Padilla here recently vowed scholarship slots for members of the Isinai tribe in the province. The pledge was made during the closing program of  the recent First Isinai  Summit in Dupax del Sur town. Padilla said the scholarship grant will come in the form of studies on Anthropology. ‘Isinai’  is one of the nine tribes in Nueva Vizcaya where most of the members thrive ... Read Full Story - Gov. Padilla...
  • Nueva Vizcaya lawmakers okay health consignment system ordinance

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 6 (PIA) – The provincial board  here  recently approved an ordinance designed to address the insufficiency of drugs and medicines in public hospitals in the province. Board member Pepito Balgos, author of the ordinance said the Nueva Vizcaya Health Consignment System, other wise known as Ordinance No. 20147-096  aims to provide sufficient supply of drugs and medicines needed by various patients in local government-run hospitals. ... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • New Task Force Davao chief to focus on training and equipment 

    DAVAO CITY, June 6 (PIA) The newly installed commanding officer of the Task Force Davao mulled of conducting more training to its personnel and acquiring new equipment to enhance its anti-terror and security capabilities. Colonel Macairog Alberto, commanding officer of the TF Davao said the training will include proper appreciation on terrorism and improvement of equipment. “Our personnel have to be trained in proper handling of inspection and manner of dealing with the public,&r... Read Full Story - New Task For...
  • Curfew for minors in effect

    CAGAYAN DE ORO, June 6 – The Curfew Law for minors has been implemented in the city starting June 1, 2014. This was announced by councilor Teodulfo Lao in his special report during the City Council regular session Monday, June 2, presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas. According to councilor Lao, the basis of this is Chapter 108, Section 485 of the 1994 City Codified Ordinance of 1994. He said the Cagayan de Oro Peace Development and Security Council (CPDSC) initiated... Read Full Story - Curfew for m...
  • Another dead body of NPA killed in Surigao Norte clash recovered

    SURIGAO DEL NORTE, June 6 (PIA) – The troops of 30th Infantry (Python) Battalion, 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division, Philippine Army based in Sta. Cruz, Placer who were in pursuit operations in connection with their recent encounter with more or less 20 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on the morning of May 29, 2014 at Mt. Taglintian, Brgy Tagbuyawan, Mainit, this province have recovered another one dead body of NPA killed lying on a dead river, approxi... Read Full Story - Another dead...
  • Marinduque seeks to turn over provincial jail over to BJMP

    BOAC, Marinduque, June 6 (PIA):  Provincial Administrator Eleuterio Raza recently bared plans of the province to turn over the management and facility of the provincial jail to the Bureau of Management and Penology (BJMP). The Provincial Government wanted a humane facility that will house local detainees.  Raza said Governor Carmencita Reyes and BJMP-Mimaropa personnel head Ruel Rivera have started discussions about the proposed transfer.  The transfer will, likewise, enable ... Read Full Story - Marinduque s...
  • Illegal drugs continue to proliferate in NegOr

    DUMAGUETE CITY, June 5 (PIA) -- The Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office-Provincial Anti-Drug Special Operations Task Group (NOPPO-PAIDSOTG) through SPO4 Mariel Abierra's team apprehended six persons for violation of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.In a recent Negros Oriental Drug Abuse and Prevention Council (NORDAPC) meeting held at the Capitol Bldg., SPO4 Abierra informed that for the month of May 2014 they apprehended six drug cases and ... Read Full Story - Illegal drug...
  • iFight campaigns to eliminate human trafficking in NegOr

    DUMAGUETE CITY, June 5 (PIA) -- The Visayan Forum in Negros Oriental campaigns for support and commitment to eliminate human trafficking and modern day slavery in Negros Oriental through iFight.iFight is a platform for individuals and institutions to become fighters against human trafficking.Romulado Seneris, Policy Officer of Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc. in a joint meeting with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) at Bethel GuestHouse last week bared that Negros Oriental is identified a... Read Full Story - iFight campa...
  • AFP welcomes new NPA surrenderees

    CAMP OSITO BAHIAN, Malaybalay City, June 5 — General Emmanuel Bautista, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), made his rounds in 403rd Infantry “Peacemaker” Brigade army camp in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, June 5, to meet the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who recently surrendered.The 54 rebels, who surrendered through AFP’s 8th Infantry Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Romualdo Raymund Landingin, are former members of Guerrilla Front 34 led by a c... Read Full Story - AFP welcomes...
  • Hiligaynon News: Kapulisan nagpahamtang sang assistance desk sa pagbukas sang klase

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hunyo 5 (PIA6) – Ginpasiguro sang kapulisan sang Capiz ang masangkaron nga pagbantay sa mga buluthuan sa probinsya angut sa pagbukas sang klase sining Hunyo. Suno kay Capiz Police Provincial Director Ulysses Caton nga ginmanduan niya ang tanan nga mga hepe sang kapulisan sa Capiz sa pagpahamtang sang mga kapulisan malapit sa mga pribado kag pampubliko nga mga buluthuan agud masiguro ang kalinong kag katawhay ilabi na sa pagsugod sang klase. Maluwas diri,... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Feature: Patrol 117 in Cagayan Valley

    When something’s bad in the neighborhood, who do you wanna call? It’s Patrol 117, the national and official emergency hotline number of the Philippines. Institutionalized through Executive Order No. 266 signed for the President by Executive Secretary Alberto Romulo in 2003, the government admitted that the threat to peace and order posed by criminality and other public disturbance requires the dedicated efforts of both government and the public sector. Regional Director Eng... Read Full Story - Feature: Pat...
  • OIC delegation lauds GPH efforts to improve MNLF communities

    BONGAO Tawi-Tawi, June 5 -- A delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) lauded on Wednesday here the Government of the Philippines (GPH) for its continuing efforts to improve the plight of Muslims in the Southern Philippines in line with the implementation of the 1996 (MNLF) final peace agreement. Around a dozen envoys visited three projects implemented by the government for MNLF communities und... Read Full Story - OIC delegati...
  • AFP shares same view with PNP on bulk of explosive chemicals, devices seized in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, June 5 (PIA) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has expressed the same view with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Surigao del Sur about the bulk of explosive chemicals and other devices seized in Barangay Liatimco, Lianga town over a week ago.  Lt. Col. Ignatius Patrimonio, Commander of the 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion (2SRB), whose headquarter in Barangay St. Christine lies in the same town with the barangay where the rare “finds” were seiz... Read Full Story - AFP shares s...
  • Kinaray-a News: NGCP nagpa-athag kang pamaa-gi sa siguridad kag pagpangandam sa linya kang kuryente

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 5 (PIA6)  - - Ang National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)nagpa-athag kang mga pama-agi sa pagpangandam sa linya kang kuryente sa mga komunidad kun sa diin napatindug ang anda pasilidad.Suno kay Rhegan Alcantara, Corporate Affairs Field Officer ka NGCP sa andang pagbisita sa Igbonglo Elementary School, San Jose sa pagpanagtag ka mga bag kag gamit sa pag-eskwela nag-apilar sa mga ginikanan kag kabataan nga hindi magsipal sa idalom kang linya kang kuryente.... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • PRO 12 bares crime prevention, public safety measures

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, June 5 (PIA)—In line with their  efforts  to strengthen security in all areas of SOCCSKSARGEN region, the Police Regional Office (PRO 12) disclosed its target hardening measures. Police Senior Supt. Florendo Quidilla, Jr., chief of the Regional Operations and Plans Division of the PRO 12 said that their measures are divided into two, the crime prevention programs and the public safety and security services. “Under the crime and prev... Read Full Story - PRO 12 bares...
  • Cebuano News: President Aquino gipasidunggan ang mga Outstanding Policewomen sa nasud

    MANILA, Hunyo 5 (PIA) – Gipasidunggan ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III ang napulo ka mga Outstanding Policewomen sa tuig 2013, atol sa usa ka seremonya nga gipahigayon sa President’s Hall sa Palasyo sa Malaca?ang sa milabay nga Martes.Sa iyang pakigpulong, si President Aquino mi-ila sa talagsaon nga didekasyon ug kaakuhan sa nasangpit nga mga Babayeng Pulis sa pagtuman sa ilang katungdanan pagsilbi sa katawhan.“Tinuod kamo nga bantayog o mga sumbanan sa may labing maaay... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Korean Araw Forces to commemorate war anniversary

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, June 4 (PIA) - The Korean Araw forces  is set to commemorate  Korean war anniversary in Leyte a day earlier of June 25 the Korean war anniversary. This was revealed by Chulwun Lee, the commanding general of the Korean Araw forces based in Government Center, Palo, Leyte. The Korean forces has always emphasized that their presence here in Leyte is a way of repaying  the blood shed by Filipino Korean war veterans  and their sacrific... Read Full Story - Korean Araw ...
  • Palace encouraged by allies' support regarding South China Sea issue

    MANILA, June 4 --  The Palace said it is encouraged by the supportive statements of the country’s allies on the importance of seeking a peaceful settlement to the disputes in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea)."We note that in the 13th Asia Security Summit, held over the weekend in Singapore, the participants affirmed the importance of respecting the rule of law as the key to regional stability," Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma,... Read Full Story - Palace encou...
  • PNP-13 to conduct disposal, burning of worn-out PHL flag

    BUTUAN CITY, June 4 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga will be conducting the disposal/burning of worn-out flag on June 6, 3:00 p.m. at the regional headquarters building, Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Brgy. Libertad, this city. “This has reference to Section 14 of Republic Act 8491 otherwise known as ‘Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines’ that requires proper disposal of worn out flag through a ceremonious burning of the same,” bared PNP-Caraga ... Read Full Story - PNP-13 to co...
  • Tagalog news: Mahigit 200 shooters dumalo sa 1st Gov. Padilla Cup

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , June 4 (PIA) – Mahigit 200 na shooters and dumalo at sumali sa isinagawang 1st Governor Ruth Padilla Cup kamakailan sa Batara Firing Range sa barangay La Torre sa bayang ito. Ayon kay William Gurat, isa sa mga coordinators ng nasabing kompetisyon sa panunudla, nagagalak ang buong pamahalaan ng provincial government dahil sa ipinakitang suporta ng mga gun enthusiasts mula sa Nueva Vizcaya at sa ibang rehiyon. “Ang nasabing kompetisyon ay hindi lama... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • RDRRMC-IX convenes in Pagadian

    PAGADIAN CITY, June 4 (PIA) –The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC)-IX recently held a meeting to assess the actions taken by its member-agencies after the September 2013 Zamboanga siege at the Four Queens Resort this city. Dr. Emilia Vasquez-Julhajan, Office of the Civil Defense (OCD)-IX regional director and RDDRRMC chair said  the meeting was called in preparation for the visit of  Secretary Voltaire Gazmin of the Department of National Defense t... Read Full Story - RDRRMC-IX co...
  • NGCP to parents, children:  Avoid playing under power lines

    SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA)  - - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has embarked on safety campaign measures in communities hosting the NGCP transmission lines.Rhegan Alcantara, Corporate Affairs Field Officer of NGCP during his recent visit to Igbonglo Elementary School for the turnover of schools supplies to pupils appealed to the children and their parents to avoid playing under the power lines.He said power lines of NGCP are instrumental in bringing electricity to the A... Read Full Story - NGCP to pare...
  • Police, military urges Sky Eye to file charges vs captors

    DAVAO CITY, June 4 (PIA) Police and military authorities urged the owner of the Sky Eye, the firm contracted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 11 to conduct aerial survey on the National Greening Program plantations to file charges formally against the rebels who abducted five of its personnel. Lt. Colonel Jacob Thaddeus Obligado, outgoing commanding officer of the 10th Civil-Military Operations Battalion said the idea of not filing charges against the rebels following ... Read Full Story - Police, mili...
  • Solon wants parents to be involved in curfew law

    CAGAYAN DE ORO, June 4 -- The City Council committee on police, fire and public safety, on Monday called on parents of young children to be involved in the implementation of the city’s curfew law. This is in reaction to the special report of Councilor Teodulfo Lao during the recent City Council regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas regarding the Juvenile Justice Law and the curfew ordinance, which was implemented starting June 1. According to Councilo... Read Full Story - Solon wants ...
  • Isabela PDRRMC prepares for rainy season

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, June 4 (PIA) – Isabela provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) has already outlined different preparations for the onset of rainy season. This after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) predicted that in the next few weeks the rainy season will occur in the country. During the PDRRMC meeting, Atty. Noel Manuel R. Lopez, provincial administrator, said the council has started prepar... Read Full Story - Isabela PDRR...
  • DFA appeals to Pinoys in Libya to avail of the Phl govt’s repatriation program

    PASAY CITY, June 4 (PIA)--The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday called on all Filipinos in Libya to avail themselves of the repatriation program of the Philippine government before the civil war there worsens. DFA spokesman Charles Jose said that, "since raising the Crisis Alert to Level 3, which is a call for voluntary repatriation, only 51 Filipinos have expressd the desire to return." Jose said that the situation in Libya "is very volatile and it's con... Read Full Story - DFA appeals ...
  • ARMM implements P2-B dev't projects in conflict-stricken areas

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, June 4 (PIA) --- More than P2 billion worth of development projects is being implemented by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to help foster peace and reduce poverty in some of the conflict-affected communities in the region through the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) program. Dong Anayatin, PAMANA-ARMM program manager, said PAMANA is intended to contribute to lasting peace in the region through poverty reduction and the improvement of local... Read Full Story - ARMM impleme...
  • Cops, assistance desks ensure safety of students

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 4 (PIA) – Police officers have been deployed in school premises in Capiz amidst opening of classes June 2.Capiz Police Provincial Director Ulysses Caton has directed all the chiefs of police in Capiz to ensure that police officers are being deployed at school premises to ensure peace and order situation, said Capiz PNP Information Officer Donna Asmod.Caton, she said, has personally conducted an inspection in all schools to check the establishment of the Police Assis... Read Full Story - Cops, assis...
  • DOTC: Colorum buses to be slapped with P1-M fine

    DOTC-LTFRB-LTO issue Revised Penalties for Road Transport Violations MANILA, June  4 --  The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will be issuing Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2014-01 or the revised schedule of fines and penalties for violation of laws, rules, and regulations governing land transportation today June 4,  in a bid &... Read Full Story - DOTC: Coloru...
  • President Aquino honors Outstanding Policewomen

    MANILA, June 4 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III honored the country’s Ten Outstanding Policewomen for 2013 during a ceremony held at the President’s Hall of Malacanang Palace on Tuesday.In his speech, President Aquino recognized the exceptional dedication and commitment of policewomen in performing their duties and serving their countrymen.“Tunay po na kayong mga awardees ay bantayog ng pinakamabubuting katangian ng Pilipino, at nagsisilbing mukha ng pagbabagong tinatamasa na... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PDRRMC alerted over PHIVOLCS’ advisory on earthquake

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 3 (PIA) -  Members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council(PDRRMC) were recently alerted in the wake of an advisory from the Philippine Institute of Vulcanology and Seismology(PHIVVOLCS) on a possible occurrence of earthquake in Cagayan Valley. Evaliza Agamata, provincial disaster risk reduction management officer also issued a general advisory on the precautionary preparedness measures before during and after an earthquake. ... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • MisOr dad reminds teachers, students against bullying

    MISAMIS ORIENTAL, June 3 – If bullying is practiced at an early age, this will foster domestic violence. Thus underscored Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano during his visit on June 2 to public schools in the province in time of the opening for the school year 2014-2015. Gov. Emano encourages teachers to constantly remind students and pupils not to bully one another. “Akong paghangyo kaninyo mga maestra og maestro nga palihug ipasabot sa atong mga estu... Read Full Story - MisOr dad re...
  • DENR urged to coordinate with PNP during field work

    COMPOSTELA VALLEY, June 3 (PIA)--- Compostela Valley Police Provincial Office (CVPPO) chief appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 11 to do the necessary coordination with the police as well as with the military  when its project contractors to do community work especially in  far-flung areas. CVPPO police director,PS Supt.  Abraham Rojas made the call in the light of the recent abduction of four personnel of SkyEye which DENR Regional Executiv... Read Full Story - DENR urged t...
  • Filipina kidnap victim now under PH Embassy care

    MANILA, June 3 -- The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur took over the care of Ms. Marcy Dayawan, a Filipina receptionist at the Singamata Resorts off Semporna in Sabah, who was abducted with Chinese tourist Gao Hua Yun on April 2, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Monday. She was turned over to Embassy officials Sunday evening, June 1, and is expected to return to the Philippines shortly. During the hand-over, Malaysian police authorities told Embassy off... Read Full Story - Filipina kid...
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