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  • Authorities capture Calbayog Jail five escapees, eleven still at large

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, April 24 (PIA) — With the joint manhunt operations conducted by Bureau of Jail and Penology, Philippine National Police based at Calbayog City, Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) 8, five escapees in Calbayog City Jail were captured in separate places and dates in Calbayog City, Samar recently.In a telephone interview with Calbayog City Police Chief Elmer Cinco, he said that manhunt operation still continues until all escapees will be back into the custody of the autho... Read Full Story - Authorities ...
  • Anti-rabies drive for Dagupan City’s community dogs

    DAGUPAN CITY, April 24 (PIA) – A total of 3, 283 dogs from 25 villages here were given free anti-rabies vaccination by the City Veterinary Office in line with the Dagupan government’s continuing drive for safe pet ownership. The free anti-rabies vaccination campaign dubbed as “Pet Ko, Date Ko” is part of the advocacy of Mayor Belen Fernandez to develop awareness among pet owners to be responsible pet lovers. Dr. Michael Maramba, city veterinary officer, said tha... Read Full Story - Anti-rabies ...
  • PNP advisory council supports police transformation, development

    SAN JOSE, Antique, April 24  (PIA6) - -  A multi-sectoral group  dubbed as Antique Provincial Advisory Council for Police Transformation and Development  (Antique PAC-PTD) was organized as an advisory body of  Antique Provincial Police Office   (APPO).In a meeting on Tuesday, PSSupt. Celestino M. Guarra, Jr. said Antique PAC-PTD is vital in carrying out PNP PATROL PLAN 2030.PATROL PLAN 2030 according to Guarra is a blue print of action of PNP’s Integ... Read Full Story - PNP advisory...
  • Solano  town exec optimistic on potable water project

    SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya, April 24 (PIA) – Mayor Philip Dacayo here is in high spirits over the on-going construction of  a P300 million potable water plant project . The project, which will be constructed in barangay Bagahabag here, will benefit 30,000 households of the municipality, Dacayo said. “We have already signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) regarding this project in February last year. This has long been a dream by Solanoans,” he said. He added... Read Full Story - Solano  ...
  • Sanctions sa HK sa PH, gitangtang na

    MANILA, April 24 (PIA)--Gitangtang na sa Hong Kong ang sanction ug black travel alert batok sa Pilipinas sa pagdawat niini sa apology kalabot sa dugoong bus hostage crisis sa Manila niadtong 2010.  Matud pa ni Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, nagtuo siyang ang bilateral relations tali sa Hong Kong ug Pilipinas magbaton og bag-ong chapter. Sa pagkab-ot sa pinal nga resolusyon sa krisis nga nakaingon sa tensiyon sa relasyon sa Manila ug Hong Kong, malaumon si Leung nga mag... Read Full Story - Sanctions sa...
  • Hiligaynon News: 1st SAR base pagatukuron sa Roxas City

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Abril 24 (PIA6) – Pagatukuron ang labing una nga Search and Rescue (SAR) base sang Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sa may Culasi Port sa Barangay Culasi diri sa syudad sang Roxas agud magserbe nga sentro sang search and rescue nga mga operation sa ti-on sang trahedya sa kadagatan ukon iban pa nga emerhensya sa kalalawran. Nahibaluan nga ginpangunahan nanday Sec. Joseph Emilio Abaya sang Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) kag Sec. Mar Roxas sa... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • LGU urged to seek help in returning IPs from Davao City

    TALAINGOD, Davao del Norte, April 24 (PIA) - At least 26 Datus representing the Council of Elders of the Ata-Manobo tribe in Talaingod convenes a Tribal Forum on monday April 21 at the Libulongan Center, JBL Village, this municipality primarily to take up initial steps in seeking intercession from other government agencies regarding the immediate homecoming of their brothers and sisters, who were heaved from Barangay Palma Gil to Davao City by an NGO. As reported by the MSWDO of Talain... Read Full Story - LGU urged to...
  • 7ID, may 118 bagong sundalo

    FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija, Abril 24 (PIA) -- 118 kalalakihan at kababaihan ang mga bagong miyembro ng 7th Infantry Division (7ID) ng Hukbong Katihan matapos magtapos sa walong buwang Basic Military Training at Scout Ranger Orientation Course. Sa kanyang mensahe sa mga nagtapos, sinabi ni 7ID Chief of Staff Colonel Ronald Villanueva na ang Sandatahang Lakas ay patuloy na umuusbong bilang isang propesyon na handang magbigay puri sa bansa. Hindi aniya madali ang pagiging sundalo p... Read Full Story - 7ID, may 118...
  • Cagayan priest celebrates 60th Sacerdotal Anniversary

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 23 (PIA) – Retired Rev. Msgr. Marcelo dela Cruz Bassig has celebrated the diamond Anniversary of his sacerdotal ordination yesterday held at Saint Peter's Metropolitan Cathedral here. The Thanksgiving Mass, presided by His Exellency Msgr. Sergio Utleg, the Archbishop of Tuguegarao, was offered and attended by some bishops, parish priests of the region, scholars of the celebrant and catholic devotees.... Read Full Story - Cagayan prie...
  • Hiligaynon news: Mison naghugot patuman sang mga mandu sang hold departure

    Manila, Abril 23 (PIA6) – Si Immigration Commissioner Siegfred B. Mison nagliwat nga ang mga tawo, labi nagid ang ara sa listahan nga ginadumili-an sa paghalin sa pungsod, ang pagapunggan, wala  sapayan nga ginpaseguro niya nga ang kinamatarong sang mga indibidwal paga-respetuhon.Si Mison nagsiling nga ang  Bureau of Immigration magapadayon sa pag-estrikto implementar sang mga mandu nga derogatory batok sa mga tawo katulad sang departure order (HDO), blacklist order (BLO), kag al... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon n...
  • Surigao City dad’s SLGPR highlights accomplishments on education

    SURIGAO CITY, Apr. 24 (PIA) – In his fourth State of Local Governance Performance Report (SLGPR), city mayor Ernesto Matugas highlighted his administration’s accomplishments on education, held Thursday at the city gymnasium. “In 2013, the city government appropriated P16 million from the Special Education Fund to support the education sector. This covers the honoraria of 86 school board teachers and 21 non-teaching staff, including the payment of their year-end benefi... Read Full Story - Surigao City...
  • Tagalog news:  Mga  rebel returnees ng Nueva Vizcaya, mbibigyan ng pondong pangnegosyo

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 23 (PIA) – Mabibigyan ng tulongg pondo ang mga  49 na dating rebelled o Rebel Returnees (RRs)  sa lalawigan  upang magamit nila itong capital sa pagpapatayo ng kanilang negosyong pangkabuhayan. Ayon kay Lita Tabudlo, hepe ng Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), prinoproseso na ng provincial government ang mga dokumento upang maibigay na ang P20,000.00 na pondo para sa bawat isang RR ngayongg taon. ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DOLE warns establishments recruiting minors

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 22 (PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 2 has urged public to help curb child labor and trafficking in persons by reporting establishments that recruit minors. Atty. Erwin Aquino, legal officer, said DOLE has a police power to close down any establishment that violating the child labor and trafficking in persons laws. However, Aquino said that thier manpower is very limited to watch out private establishments employing... Read Full Story - DOLE warns e...
  • Obama visit to strengthen PH-US ties, says Malacanang 

    MANILA, April 24 -- Malacanang said the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama on April 28 to 29 would help strengthen the longstanding ties between the Philippines and the United States. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. noted that Mr. Obama's visit will be the eighth by an American president.Coloma said the visit would provide the two leaders “an opportunity to exchange views and their strategic vision for the 2... Read Full Story - Obama visit ...
  • Andam na kasohan han DSWD an mga nahidadabi dida hin pagbaligya hin iginhinabang nga mga bugas

    MANILA, Abril 23 (PIA) – Ginpahayag han Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) kakulop nga andam na ini hin pagsalawad hin mga kaso kontra hadton mga nahidadabi dida hin pagbaligya hin bugas nga gindistribwer han ahensya komo hinabang para han mga nagpakatalwas han bagyo “Yolanda” ha Leyte. Nagsering hi DSWD Secretary Corazon J. Soliman dida hin usa nga press briefing nga ginbuhat ha Max’s Restaurant ha Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City nga an sako-sak... Read Full Story - Andam na kas...
  • 8ID gains significant score  vs. NPA rebels in 1st quarter 2014 

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, April 23 (PIA) – As the timeline of the 8th Infantry Division to accomplish its mission to create an environment conducive to peace and development for the whole of Eastern Vises is nearing, the troops expect strong resistance from the rebels to defend their dwindling strongholds.“But the rebels will not be able to stop the inevitable,” 8th Infantry Division (ID) Commander Maj Gen Jet B. Velarmino said.The 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army gained ag... Read Full Story - 8ID gains si...
  • Eastern Visayas celebrates Lenten peacefully, says PNP

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, April 23 (PIA)— Despite of the recent devastation brought by typhoon Haiyan or known as “Yolanda” in region 8, and still in search of more than thirty Tacloban City Jail’s escapees, Eastern Visayans still celebrated Lenten season peacefully.Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Office (RO) 8 Director Henry Losanes said in a phone interview that no reported major crimes or any related violence happened during the Lenten celebration in the whole ... Read Full Story - Eastern Visa...
  • CAB will not create Islamic state in Mindanao, says peace panel member  

    WAO, Lanao del Sur, April 23  -- Government peace panel member Senen Bacani has allayed fears of residents here that the envisioned Bangsamoro government will lead to the establishment of an Islamic state in Mindanao and that Christians would lose their lands to Muslims once the new region is in place. “The Bangsamoro will be part of the Philippines, it will not separate from the Philippines. Bangsamoro officials will report to the President of the Philippines. The laws... Read Full Story - CAB will not...
  • PH Consulate General reminds Filipinos in HK against money laundering

    MANILA, April 23 -- The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong organized on April 13, 2014, an anti-money laundering talk with Senior Inspector Herman Li of the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit, Narcotics Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force. The talk revolved around how Filipinos can avoid being victimized by money launderers. Li explained that a person can unwittingly get entangled in money laundering through the perpetrator using telephone deception, wherein a victim is tri... Read Full Story - PH Consulate...
  • Balikatan Exercises to start May 5

    QUEZON CITY, April 23 (PIA) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Armed Forces will begin this year’s Balikatan Exercises on May 5, 2014. The event will be formally opened at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The annual bilateral combined exercise will focus on Maritime Security, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR), and Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA).  According to AFP, staff planning exercises w... Read Full Story - Balikatan Ex...
  • 3ID opens jobs for civilian employees

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, April 23 (PIA6) -- The 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division, Philippine Army is opening an opportunity to the professionals in Western Visayas who want to join in the military organization as civilian employees. The Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, G1 of the Headquarters, 3ID, is hiring  two vacant positions for Administrative Officer II, one Psychologist I, one Nutritionist/Dietician and  two Administrative Aide IV, said 3ID Public Affairs Off... Read Full Story - 3ID opens jo...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PhilHealth distributes ID cards to 500 villagers

    BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 23 (PIA) – At least 500 ID health cards were distributed recently by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) at the municipal gymnasium here as it launched the  ‘Alaga Ka Para sa Maayos na Buhay’ program. The program, which will be implemented in partnership with the provincial government, is designed to provide quality health services to poor families in the province. The launching was witnessed by loc... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Authorities bust gun-running ring in Davao del Sur

    DAVAO CITY, April 23 (PIA) Authorities sued two respondents implicated in a gun-running ring in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur after their operation was busted in a raid conducted Tuesday. Senior Superintendent Joel Pernito, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit Eastern Mindanao identified the respondents as Walter Miano, alleged leader of the Miano Gun Manufacturing Selling and Gun-running Group and Jimmy Tondag. He said operatives arrested Miano by virtue of a search warra... Read Full Story - Authorities ...
  • Non-IDPs asked to leave evacuation centers in Zambo

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 23 (PIA)  - The evacuation centers and transitory sites in the city still hold thousands of internally-displaced persons (IDPs) from the siege last year, all needing limited services from both government and non-government humanitarian workers. However, it was discovered that many of those sheltering with the displaced persons are not legitimate IDPs. “Many persons, in fact around 400 families who are not IDPs are currently also sheltering at the shorel... Read Full Story - Non-IDPs ask...
  • BCPO to re-activate satellite firearm licensing office

    BAGUIO CITY, April 23 (PIA) - - Baguio City police chief  welcomed the  recent Supreme Court ruling stopping  the Philippine National Police from implementing several provisions of Republic Act (RA) 10591 or the Comprehensive  Firearms  and Ammunition Regulation Act of 2013 particularly the  centralized  firearms applications and renewals  at the police headquarters in Camp Crame. P/Sr.Supt. Rolando Miranda  expressed that with this &nb... Read Full Story - BCPO to re-a...
  • Spain's autonomy models to serve as inputs in crafting Bangsamoro law - solon 

    MADRID, Spain, April 23 -- Two senators and nine congressmen arrived in the Spanish capital Sunday, April 20, to attend a study visit program focused on the country’s autonomy models, in preparation for the deliberations on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law that will be submitted to Congress. "The study visit will provide us with a broader outlook on how Spain created its 17 autonomous regions. It will definitely help us in crafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law," Cagayan de Or... Read Full Story - Spain's auto...
  • NorthCot LGU expresses support for army troops

    KIDAPAWAN, North Cotabato, Apr. 23 (PIA)—The provincial government of North Cotabato, in its bid to strengthen peacekeeping efforts between the military and the government, expressed full support on the initiatives of the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. Governor Emmylou Mendoza, during the inauguration of the renovated clubhouse of the 6th ID in Camp Siongco, Awang of this town, lauded the 6th ID in its effort of safeguarding its areas of responsibility which include the... Read Full Story - NorthCot LGU...
  • CAB won’t create an Islamic state – Bacani

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  Apr 23 (PIA) --    The envisioned   Bangsamoro  government will  not lead  to the establishment of   an Islamic  state  in  Mindanao nor  will  Christians  lose  their  lands to  Muslims  once the new  region is in place,  government peace panel member Senen Bacani said.   “The Bangsamoro will be part of the Philippines, it will not s... Read Full Story - CAB won’t c...
  • Nueva Vizcayaofficials push for bus terminals

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 22 (PIA) – Officials of the provincial government here have asked Victory Liner, Inc. bus company to establish a terminal in the province for Novo Vizcayano commuters. In a letter sent  to the management of Victory Liner, Inc., Governor Ruth Padilla asked the company to consider the provincial board resolution 2014-1435 asking public utility bus companies to establish bus terminals in Bambang town. Victory Liner Inc. Legal Affairs Of... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • NegOr guv considers ex-rebel’s surrender a welcome dev't

    SIATON, Negros Oriental, Apr. 22 (PIA) – Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo considers the recent surrender of a former rebel to the government a welcome development to his administration. In a briefing yesterday at the headquarters of the Philippine Army’s 79th Infantry Battalion (IB) in Siaton town, Gov. Degamo said the surrender of Maribeth Lascunia, alias Raylin/Antonina, an alleged member of the PG Squad 1, alternate PG AYP Team and Head Technical of South Eastern Front of... Read Full Story - NegOr guv co...
  • DavNor DILG to Talaingod leaders: bring back evacuees, resolve internal crisis

      DAVAO DEL NORTE, April 22 (PIA) – “To bring back the indigenous people is not the solution of the problem, but it is the start of it.” Provincial Director Alex Roldan of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) made the statement during the Tribal Forum organized yesterday by the municipal government of Talaingod to further explore solutions to  the exodus of Ata-Manobo residents to Davao City. Roldan said this as he urged tribal leaders... Read Full Story - DavNor DILG ...
  • PNoy: Pang-hingusgi ang mga lihok pagpangita sa wala pa matestinge nga mga pasahero sa Etihad Airways

    MANILA, April 22  --  Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III mimando sa Department of Health (DOH) ug sa Inter-Agency Task Force MERS-CoV sa pagpaigting pa sa ilang mga paningkamot aron ma-contact ang kapin sa 200 ka mga pasahero sa Abril 15 nga Etihad Airways flight EY424 kinsa wala pa katestinge sa naasoy nga sakit. Si Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. miingon nga hangtud pagka alas 12 sa udto kagahapon, 247 sa 414 ka pasahero (o 59... Read Full Story - PNoy: Pang-...
  • Poor families, RRs, women, disabled persons get aid from Nueva Vizcaya PSWDO

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 22 (PIA) – The Provincial Social Wlefare and Development Office (PSWDO) here has recently provided initial assistance to Rebel Returnees (RRs), poor families, women and disabled persons as part of its mandate to provide relief and uplift the plight of poor Novo Vizcayanos. Lita Tabudlo, PSWDO chief bared that about  208 poor families in the province recently received various forms of assistance through their ‘‘Aid to Individual in ... Read Full Story - Poor familie...
  • NOLCOM pinarangalan ang Bulacan dahil sa aktibong kooperasyon sa Internal Peace and Security Operations

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Abril 22 (PIA) -- Pinarangalan kamakailan ng Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) ng Armed Forces of the Philippines ang lalawigan ng Bulacan dahil sa pagsuporta nito sa mga hakbangin tungo sa pangmatagalang kapayapaan. Personal na tinanggap ni Gobernador Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado ang pagkilala sa ngalan ng probinsya mula kay NOLCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. sa isang seremonya sa Camp Servillano Aquino kamakailan. Sa isang panayam, sinabi ni Alva... Read Full Story - NOLCOM pinar...
  • Olongapo donates motorcycles to local police

    OLONGAPO CITY, April 22 (PIA) -- The local government recently donated four brand new motorcycles to the Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) in a bid to improve its capabilities in the maintenance of peace and order. The motorcycles, which amounts to P407,000, were requested by OCPO Director Police Senior Supt. Pedrito Delos Reyes upon his assumption last January. “These motorcycles will be of great help to our patrol campaign and quick response time. We thank the city government ... Read Full Story - Olongapo don...
  • Vehicular accident tops monitored incidents  in 2012 -2013

     BAGUIO CITY, April  22 (PIA) --  Vehicular accident  was the top monitored incidents for the period  2012- 2013 in the Cordillera region.Angela Manansala of the  Office of Civil Defense OCD informed that for the period 2013, there were 57 total number of incidents monitored with  50  persons dead  and 217 injured.Of the 57 incidents, 35 were due to vehicular accidents resulting to the death of 27 persons  and injuries to 195.Other incidents moni... Read Full Story - Vehicular ac...
  • Talaingod Mayor asks help from Guv, Davao City Mayor for IPs return Davao Mayor to help return of IP evacuees

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, April 23 (PIA) – Talaingod Mayor Basilio Libayao has requested Governor Rodolfo del Rosario of this province and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City to mediate the return of the Ata-Manobos now being sheltered in a church in Davao City. The indigenous people from far-flung areas of Talaingod left their homes early this month due to military encounters with insurgents found establishing their lairs in the hinterlands of the municipality which borders with Bukidnon... Read Full Story - Talaingod Ma...
  • Two drowned in Cagayan during Lenten 

    BALLESTEROS, Cagayan, April 21 (PIA) - - Two individuals were recovered dead along beaches of Abulug town during the Holy week observance, Provincial Disaster Risk reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported. The victims were identified as Jennifer Barallo, male, 28 years old, and a resident of Cabaritan West this town. His body was recovered on the same date after municipal rescue members conducted search and rescue operations along the beaches of Abulug, the... Read Full Story - Two drowned ...
  • Police  reports a generally peaceful Holy Week in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY, April 22 (PIA) - - The Baguio City Police Office reported  a generally peaceful observance of Holy Week  in this  Summer Capital even with the influx of tourists and the  monstrous traffic. BCPO Director P/SSupt. Rolando Miranda, in an interview, bared  that 33 index crimes were recorded during the Holy Week, a 15% decrease in crime volume  compared to the 49 cases recorded during the same period last year. Of the 33 cases,  11 were ... Read Full Story - Police  ...
  • Tagalog news: Olongapo nagdonate ng motorsiklo sa kapulisan

    LUNGSOD NG OLONGAPO, Abril 22 (PIA) -- Nagdonate kamakailan ng apat na brand new na motorsiklo ang lokal na pamahalaan sa Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) upang mapabuti pa ang kakayahan nito sa pagpapanatili ng kapayapaan at kaayusan. Ang mga ito, na nagkakahalaga ng 407,000 piso, ay hiniling ni OCPO Director Police Senior Supt. Pedrito Delos Reyes pagkaupo nito sa pwesto noong Enero. Ani Delos Reyes, malaki ang maitutulong ng mga motorsiklo sa kanilang patrol campaign at quick resp... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DPWH-So. Leyte magpatuman sa right-of-way nga mga limit sa national roads

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, April 22 (PIA)  --  Ang Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ning lalawigan pursigedo nga manguha sa mga naka-ali sulod sa publiko nga agianan kon right-of-way sa mga dalang nasudnon aron mapalapdan kining mga dalana ug mamahimong luwas ang mga tawo ug mga sumasakay. Si District Engr. Margarita Junia, sa press conference/kapihan uban sa local media Martes sa miaging semana, mibutyag nga dunay imbentaryo sa road right-of-way (RROW) ang gihimo ... Read Full Story - DPWH-So. Ley...
  • Soldiers of 19th IB introduce organic farming technology to Kananga farmers to counter insurgency

    KANANGA, Leyte, April 22 (PIA) – The 19th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army is doing something out of the box. It is fighting poverty to eliminate insurgency.             Just before the Holy Week, the 19th IB conducted a one-day training on organic farming at its base camp at Barangay Aguiting, Kananga, Leyte.Lt. Col. Nedy Espulgar, commanding officer of the 19th Infantry Battalion said the training was participated ... Read Full Story - Soldiers of ...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PLGU gives cash incentive to 7 centenarians

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva  Vizcaya, April 22 (PIA) -  The provincial government here yesterday gave cash incentives to another batch of centenarians. The 7 centenarians are Patrocinia Bastero, 102 of barangay Buag, Benito Seguma, 101 of barangay Almaguer South, Pastor Gasmenia, Sr., 101 of barangay San Antonio South and Feliza Nonan, 106 of barangay Calaocan, all of Bambang town; Celestina Logan, 103 of barangay District IV and Manuela Tomas-Ravelo, 104 of barangay  La ... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Tagalog news: DOLE, pinagiingat ang mga Nobo Esihano laban sa illegal recruitment

    LUNGSOD NG CABANATUAN, Nueva Ecija, Abril 21 (PIA) -- Pinagiingat ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ang mga Nobo Esihano laban sa illegal recruitment. Sa isang panayam, pinayuhan ni DOLE Provincial Director May Lynn Gozun ang mga kalalawigan na huwag magaaplay sa anumang recruitment agency na hindi lisensyado ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, huwag makipagusap sa mga taong hindi otoridad ng licensed agency at huwag makipagtransaksyon sa labas ng licensed agency.&n... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Parole and Probation recruits probation aids

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 21 (PIA) - - Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) region 2 is recruiting volunteer probation aids to assist in overseeing activities of probationers, pardonees and parolees. Francisco Tomas M. Guzman, provincial administrator, said they need volunteers to supervise and assess the activities and behavior of convisted offenders who have given temporary freedom after serving minimum sentence in jail. He said volunteer... Read Full Story - Parole and P...
  • Tagalog News: Palasyo iniwan sa DOJ: Posibilidad na gawing state witness si Gigi Reyes

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 21 (PIA) - Iniiwan ng Malakanyang sa Department of Justice (DOJ) na pag-aralan ang posibilidad na gawing state witness si Jessica “Gigi” Reyes laban sa mga naisangkot sa multibilyong-piso na pork barrel scam. Sinabi ito ni Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. sa isang panayam sa media noong Linggo na inihayag sa radyo dzRB Radyo ng Bayan. “Ang Department of Justice po ang mayroong tungkulin na patuloy n... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • 200 individuals join 'Solidarity Walk for a Cause'

    DINAGAT ISLANDS, Apr. 21 (PIA) – Some 200 individuals composed of provincial and municipal employees, barangay officials, students, parents, teacher and civil society representatives joined the "Solidarity Walk for a Cause" held on Saturday at San Jose town, this province. The activity dubbed as “PNP All Out War Against Drugs” was spearheaded by the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Dinagat Islands Provincial Office. The activity aims to strengthen and w... Read Full Story - 200 individu...
  • More than 400 Novo Vizcayanos  get free medical, dental, surgical services

    ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya, April 21(PIA) –  A free medical, dental and surgical mission recently benefited more than 400 poor villagers of barangay Bone South here over the weekend. The one day activity conducted at a resort in sitio Ynordenan was  sponsored by the local government unit, Department of Health (DOH), Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH), Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines Ari-Tau Lodge #279 and Magat Lodge # 68, among others was offered as a holy ... Read Full Story - More than 40...
  • NegOr PPOC endorses province as “insurgency manageable”

    DUMAGUETE CITY, April 21 (PIA) --The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) has issued recently a resolution endorsing Negros Oriental as “Conflict Manageable and Development Ready” .With the security situation presented during the PPOC meeting, the province is considered as 'at a conflict-manageable level' where insurgency has dwindled in the past years due to the continuous decline of rebel armed movements in the affected areas.It is said that the communist party or the ... Read Full Story - NegOr PPOC e...
  • DND Sec to witness ‘peace declaration’ in NegOr on May 7

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, April 21 (PIA) -- About 500 local government officials, civil society and non-government organizations and other stakeholders are expected to participate in the grand ceremony of the joint declaration of Negros Oriental as “Conflict Manageable and Development Ready Province” on May 7.Shortly before the signing of the declaration, the army’s 302nd Infantry Brigade opens the event with a sky diving and band drill exhibition at 8:00am at the Pedice... Read Full Story - DND Sec to w...
  • Talaingod LGU pushes for welfare of IP evacuees

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, April 21 (PIA)---  The Municipal Government of Talaingod this morning set a  Tribal Forum at the Tribal Council in JBL, Barangay Sto. Nino to further look after the welfare of displaced Ata-Manobos. In a letter of invitation dated April 18, Municipal Mayor Basilio A. Libayao revealed the Tribal Forum as an offshoot to the lingering concern of the LGU over the Ata-Manobos who left  for Davao City from Sitio Nasilaban in early April due to military  operat... Read Full Story - Talaingod LG...
  • News Feature: Aklan barangay chosen site for GK houses

    KALIBO, Aklan, April 21 (PIA6) --  Soon, some 60 families in Barangay Fatima, New Washington, Aklan will have houses of their own for free which could withstand strong winds courtesy of the Gawad Kalinga (GK) Bayani Challenge. Bayani Challenge 2014 aims to gather 1 million volunteers to aid in nation-building efforts for disaster-stricken provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao. Gawad Kalinga, on the other hand, is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by restoring fi... Read Full Story - News Feature...
  • Army's 12th IB has new commanding officer

    KALIBO, Aklan, April 21 (PIA6) --  The 12th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army based at Camp Jizmundo, Libas, Banga, Aklan has a new commanding officer who was installed March 25 of this year.This new commanding officer is Lt. Col. Wilfredo V. Isaac, who hails from Manila and whose previous assignment was at the 11th IB in Negros Oriental. He replaced Lt. Col. Eduardo Gubat.Barely a month in his assignment as head of the 12th IB, Lt. Col. Isaac has started going around the provin... Read Full Story - Army's 12th ...
  • PCG-GenSan says deployed aluminum boats also for rescue

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 21 (PIA)---- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station-GenSan said recently-deployed aluminum boats are also for rescue operations. In mid-March, it has distributed seven aluminum boats with 40HP outboard motor to its sub-stations based here and Sarangani.  The boats, according to Lt. Jay Tarriela, station commander, Coast Guard Station here were obtained by the Department of Transportation and Communications to be assigned in different Coast Guard Statio... Read Full Story - PCG-GenSan s...
  • Cebuano news: Bukidnon PNP mimugna sa advisory council isip suporta pagsumpo sa kriminalidad, implementsyon sa PATROL 2030

    MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, April 21 (PIA)—Aron mas mapalapad ang mga pamaagi sa pagsumpo sa nagkataas nga kriminalidad, ang Philippine National Police (PNP) provincial office bag-ohay pa lang mi-organisa sa Provincial Advisory Council (PAC).Si Police Senior Superintendent Glenn dela Torre, Bukidnon police provincial director miingon nga ang PAC maoy magsilbing “advisory body” aron masuportahan ang kapolisan alang sa implementasyon sa PNP Integrated Transformation Program-Perfor... Read Full Story - Cebuano news...
  • Masbate, matiwasay sa panahon ng Semana Santa

    LUNGSOD NG MASBATE, Abril 21 (PIA) - Matiwasay at mapayapa ang naging kabuuang sitwasyon sa lalawigan ng Masbate nitong nagdaang Semana Santa.  Malaking tulong daw kasi ang isinagawang pagpapatrolya ng pulisya, sa pinagsanib na foot patrol at mobile vehicle patrol. Bahagi ito ng ipinapatupad na public safety measures sa panahon ng tag-init sa ilalim ng Oplan Summer Vacation o SumVac upang matiyak ang kaligtasan ng mga motorista, bakasyonista, turista at buong mamamayan ng Masbate.... Read Full Story - Masbate, mat...
  • PNP strengthens security preparation for Lent

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 21 (PIA) — The Police Regional Office (PRO), region 10, heightened its security alerts for the long vacation during the Lenten season on April 17-20, this year. All provincial and city directors were ordered to check and supervise their respective security preparations and plans, said Police Chief Superintendent Isagani F Genabe, Jr., PRO-10 Director. In line with this, 176 motorist assistance desks and 217 police assistance centers across northern Mind... Read Full Story - PNP strength...
  • Philippines-U.S. Bilateral Exercise Balikatan begins with community projects in Albay

    MANILA, April 21 --  The United States. forces began the first phase of Exercise Balikatan 2014 today, conducting preliminary work on community infrastructure projects in Legazpi City, Albay, a statement from the US Embassy in the Philippines said Balikatan is an annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise and humanitarian assistance engagement. It will take place in the Philippines May 5 to 16.    During Balikata... Read Full Story - Philippines-...
  • Pasay intensifies campaign vs “batang hamog”

     PASAY CITY, April 21, (PIA) - - The Pasay City government is once more on the war path against “batang hamog.” Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto directed the Pasay City Police force to renew and intensify its campaign against the notorious “batang hamog”  who have been victimizing motorists. The intensified campaign is also in line with the coming 23rd World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia this coming May 21 to 23.  The forum will be held at th... Read Full Story - Pasay intens...
  • Bukidnon PNP creates advisory council to help curb criminality, implement PATROL 2030

    MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, April 21 (PIA)—In a move to effectively deal with the increasing criminality, Philippine National Police (PNP) provincial office recently created the Provincial Advisory Council (PAC).Police Senior Superintendent Glenn dela Torre, Bukidnon police provincial director, said PAC shall serve as an advisory body to support them in the implementation of PNP Integrated Transformation Program-Performance Governance System (PNP-ITP-PGS) known as “PATROL Plan 2030.&r... Read Full Story - Bukidnon PNP...
  • PNP Bicol intensifies crackdown vs motorcycle theft

    LEGAZPI CITY, Apr. 21 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) here has urged anew collaboration and support from the community as they intensify their anti-carnapping campaign leading to the arrest of four suspects recently this month. PNP Legazpi chief Police Supt. Alex Pederio said the suspects were caught in separate incidents but the PNP has established their connection as part of a carnapping group operating in the province of Albay. “Four suspects were caught in ... Read Full Story - PNP Bicol in...
  • PDEA hails community participation against illegal drugs

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, April 18 (PIA) – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)  hailed the contribution and participation of civilians to end the proliferation of illegal drugs in the region. PDEA regional director Juvenal Azurin commended the community’s participation during anti-illegal drug operations which led to the neutralization and confiscations of illegal drugs in the region. He said the civilian populace has been awakened and no... Read Full Story - PDEA hails c...
  • PNoy: Death of MILF members in Basilan clash has no effect on Bangsamoro agreement

    MANILA, April 19 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said Wednesday that the death of four members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in an encounter with the military in Basilan will have no effect on the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). “Iyong napatay na miyembro nila (MILF) ay hindi nandoon sa engkwentro bilang miyembro ng MILF kundi dahil mga kamag-anak ng mga Abu Sayyaf na hinahabol. Mas personal rather than political or ideological,” President Aquin... Read Full Story - PNoy: Death ...
  • LTO on alert this Holy Week

    SAN ISIDRO, Isabela, April 17 (PIA) – The Land Transportation Office – Law Enforcement Unit in San Isidro district office will be working even on Holy Week  to ensure the safety of devotees and summer travelers here. Joel Andes, law enforcement unit chief, said all LTO enforcers under his district will be deployed along Maharlika Highway here to check the conditions of vehicles plying the national roal this Lenten season. “We are on alert this Holy Week... Read Full Story - LTO on alert...
  • AFP conducts peacekeeping effort for Lent in Caraga

    TANDAG CITY, April 18 (PIA) – Army 401st Brigade Commander Col. Gregory Cayetano said that conducting peacekeeping effort during Holy Week Celebration is part of their job, linking it to Operation Plan (Oplan) Semana Santa. Cayetano, whose area of responsibility (AOR) covers the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur, pointed out that they are under the order to continue to keep an eye on the New People’s Army (NPA), who, he hinted, may launch an attack at any time... Read Full Story - AFP conducts...
  • Ilocos policemen bike through Stations of the Cross

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, April 17 (PIA) – At least 120 police officers and bike enthusiasts pedaled their way last Saturday, April 12 from the Camp Florendo here passing through three towns where 14 Stations of the Cross were set up for the Lenten observance. Chief Supt. Moro Virgilio Lazo, acting police director for Ilocos, led police and civilian bikers from Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan and La Union in completing the Stations of the Cross, a tradition among Catholics during the Ho... Read Full Story - Ilocos polic...
  • Kinaray-a News: Publiko ginpahanumdum kang San Jose PNP nga magmangin alerto sa kapanahunan kang Semana Santa, malawig nga bakasyon

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Abril 17 (PIA6) - - Ginpanawagan kang tagdumarahan kang San Jose Police Station ang publiko nga magmangin mahinalungon, mabinantayon ilabi ron gid sa kadya nga malawig nga pagbakasyon kang pagpamalandong sa Semana Santa. Ginpahayag ni PSupt. Jose Roy M. Torrechilla, hepe kang  San Jose Police Station nga sanda magapahamtang kang mga Police Assistance Desks sa mga strategic nga mga lugar para sa seguridad kang mga pumoluyo kag para makabulig sa mga motorista nga ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Cauayan Rescue 922 eyes Gawad Kalasag hall of fame award

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 15 (PIA) - - The Cauayan City Rescue 922, in a bid to grab the hall of fame, has vied for the third time in this year's Gawad Kalasag award for Best Government Emergency Management Service Provider category in the national level. The rescue team, which defeated Isabela province in the regional level,  has snatched the national championship award for the same category for two consecutive years. Philip Labug... Read Full Story - Cauayan Resc...
  • Agencies ensure safe travel this Lenten Break

    ILOILO CITY, April 17 (PIA) – The Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and sister agencies have instituted measures to keep commuters safe and comfortable as they head to their destinations this Lenten break. LTFRB-6 Director Romulo Bernardez said in radio interviews that their personnel are all deployed to conduct rigid check up of public utility vehicles in terminals to determine their road worthiness. Bernardez said LTFRB will impound public jeepneys and buses not ... Read Full Story - Agencies e...
  • DOH: bathing and hand-washing help prevent diarrhea

    QUEZON CITY, April 17, (PIA) --- The Department of Health - Regional Office IV-B has issued directives that will initiate control and preventive measures to avoid further occurrence of diarrhea in some towns of Romblon. These preventive measures included the cleaning and chlorination of water tanks and wells, collection of specimens for laboratory examination and water sampling. The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit IV-B (RESU IV-B) reported a total of 176 diar... Read Full Story - DOH: bathing...
  • Police use horses and bikes to patrol tourist spots in Itogon

    ITOGON, Benguet, April 16 (PIA) --  Visitors to this  mining  town are   assured of their  safety and security  by policemen  in horses and bikes. Police Chief Inspector Fernando Botangen said that the Itogon police will be using their newly acquired horses and bicycles for the maintenance of peace and order and the safety particularly at the tourist areas in the municipality. According to Botangen, the “tourist horses” were purchased... Read Full Story - Police use h...
  • Laoag PNP, disaster team on full alert for Holy Week

    LAOAG CITY, Apr 16 (PIA) – The Laoag City police have started keeping watch of the city’s peace and order in line with the observance of the Holy Week. Police Supt. Jeffrey Gorospe, city PNP chief, said uniformed policemen have been deployed around destination areas where droves of tourists usually flock. “We have established motorists' assistance posts in main tourist destinations such as in Fort Ilocandia in Barangay Calayab and Sand Dunes in Barangay La Paz,&rd... Read Full Story - Laoag PNP, d...
  • Pangasinan waters now red tide-free

    DAGUPAN CITY, April 16 (PIA) – Pangasinan waters are now free from the toxic red tide. In its bulletin dated April 10, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said shellfishes harvested from the coastal waters of Bolinao and Anda in Pangasinan are now safe for human consumption. Director Nestor Domenden of BFAR in the Ilocos said residents are now allowed to gather, transport and market shellfishes from Pangasinan’s coast. He said BFAR will continue coordi... Read Full Story - Pangasinan w...
  • Police force firms up security plan this holy week

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, April 15 (PIA) - The ilagan city police office has finalized its security plan for the observance of Lenten season to ensure the safety of Ilaguenos, motorists and tourists here. One of the security plan which is already in place is the establishment of road safety marshal and assistance hub in two strategic areas along the national road adjacent to the north star mall and at the new public market of the city. Police Supt. Victor Valdez Jr, Ilagan c... Read Full Story - Police force...
  • Army calls on insurgents in NegOr to give in peacefully

    DUMAGUETE CITY, April 16 (PIA) --The army’s 302nd Infantry Brigade has called on the remaining New People’s Army forces in Negros Oriental to surrender peacefully and leave the armed struggle.With the army’s continuous Bayanihan and combat operations as counterinsurgency plan, deputy commander Col Christopher Estella of 302nd Infantry Brigade said the New People’s Army forces has reduced and weakened in the  province.Col. Estella said the internal peace and security ... Read Full Story - Army calls o...
  • PRO-7 on alert against big-time criminal groups during Holy Week 

    CEBU CITY, April 16 (PIA) – Monitoring against entry of big-time criminal groups to Central Visayas especially in Cebu is being strengthened by the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) of the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) this the Holy Week break.“We are closely coordinating with other intelligence units in our continuous monitoring against criminal groups that want to disrupt peace and order during the Holy Week,” said Police Senior Inspector Ma. Theresa Macatangay of the RID... Read Full Story - PRO-7 on ale...
  • DILG gears up security, safety preparations for Holy Week

    QUEZON CITY, April 16 -- With the expected exodus of people to the provinces and other places of interest during Holy Week, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on all local chief executives to convene their respective local peace and order councils to ensure the safety and security of the populace in churches, plazas, malls, and transport terminals. In a directive to provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, and punong barangays, DILG Secretary Mar R... Read Full Story - DILG gears u...
  • Cebuano News: Ozamiz CPS gibutang sa heightened alert panahon sa Semana Santa

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Apr. 16 (PIA) – Gibutang sa gitawag nga heightened alert ang Ozamiz City Police Station (CPS), atol sa hataas nga bakasyon dala sa Semana Santa gikan sa Abril 17-20, ning tuig. Ang OCPS, usab, mipakatag sa sakop nga pulis diha sa mga dapit nga daghang tawo ug nagpahiluna sa gitawag nga police assistant desk sa mga dagkung establisamento sa siyudad sulod sa nasangpit nga panahon, matud pa ni P/Supt. Michael Cadiogan Bawayan, Jr., Chief of Police sa... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 87th IB commander encourages media to promote peace

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, April 16 (PIA) — “In peace, everybody wins. Every Filipinos deserve better and peaceful life.”These were uttered by 87th Infantry Battalion Commander Antonio Dulnuan Jr. as he encouraged media partners to pass peace during the media forum held at 87th IB camp, Calbiga, Samar on April 14, Monday.“Peace cannot be achieved through fear and violence, it can only be attained through understanding,” Dulnuan expressed.Recently, the New People’... Read Full Story - 87th IB comm...
  • Cebuano News: PCG nanguna pagpahimutang sa Passenger Assistance Center sa Pantalan sa Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Apr. 16 (PIA) – Ang Philippine Coast Guard, Ozamiz City (PCG-Ozamiz) Station, ang nanguna sa pagpahimutang sa Passenger Assistance Center (PAC) kalabot sa pagsaulog sa Semana Santa, sa Pantalan sa Ozamiz. Ang PAC, kansang katuyoan mao ang pagseguro sa hapsay nga pagpadagan sa operasyon sa mga pasilidad sa sakyanang-pangdagat ug luwas ug haruhay nga pagbiyahe sa mga pasahero niini, ang gipahimutang sa Department of Transportation and Communication ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Ozamiz City Police Station heightens alert during Holy Week

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Apr. 16 (PIA) – The Ozamiz City Police Station (CPS) has been placed under heightened alert during the long vacation on April 17-20, brought about by the Holy Week, this year. The OCPS, here, has also increased its presence in places of convergence and established police assistant desks in key establishments of the city, during the long weekend. “We have deployed our public safety forces to heighten security in malls, bus terminals, seaport ... Read Full Story - Ozamiz City ...
  • Army calls for a peaceful Holy Week observance

    Army calls for a peaceful Holy Week observance  SAN JOSE,Antique, April 16 (PIA) – As the nation observes the Holy Week, the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division (3ID) calls on the members of New People’s Army (NPA) to take advantage of this and spend the time with their families, embrace peace and turn their backs from violence and armed struggle. This will also serve as their chance to spend a week of peace, freedom and tranquility in our country particularly in... Read Full Story - Army calls f...
  • San Jose PNP calls on public to be more vigilant, safe

    SAN JOSE, Antique, April 16 (PIA 6) - - The San Jose Police Station has reiterated its call to the public to be more vigilant especially during summer vacation and observance of the Lenten season. PSupt. Jose Roy M. Torrechilla, head of the  San Jose Police Station said that in order to ensure the public’s safety “we will establish in strategic places the Police Assistance Desks which aims to assist and ensure safe travel of motorists and commuters to their respective desti... Read Full Story - San Jose PNP...
  • Balingasag milkfish remains safe

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 16 (PIA) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource (BFAR) officials, investors and the media convened on Tuesday, April 15, in Balingasag town and feast on freshly harvested milkfish to show to the public that it is safe for consumption amidst the presence of algal blooms both in the coasts of Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental provinces. Balingasag town is the region’s biggest supplier of milkfish, known locally as bangus. Alexis S. Qui... Read Full Story - Balingasag m...
  • Bulacan, titiyakin ang ligtas na byahe ngayon Semana Santa

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Abril 16 (PIA) -- Nakahanda na simula ngayong araw ang “Oplan: Lakbay Alay” o SUMVAC 2014 ng lalawigan sa pangunguna ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) upang magkaloob ng tulong sa mga dadagsang motorista at maglalakbay pauwi sa mga probinsya biang paggunita sa Semana Santa. Ayon kay Gob. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, titiyakin ng Oplan Lakbay Alalay ang seguridad ng mga biyahero upang walang nang alalahanin pa sa kanil... Read Full Story - Bulacan, tit...
  • 44 scholars complete TESDA training under Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, April 16 (PIA) --- A total of 44 scholars in the province have completed skills training offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) under the Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program. Datu Omar Shariff Jaafar, executive director of TESDA in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said the 44 graduates undertook programs in baking and pastry, dressmaking, electrical installation and maintenance, computer hardware servicing and automot... Read Full Story - 44 scholars ...
  • DTI, LGU intensify price hike monitoring during holy week

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 16 (PIA) - To continue to protect the existing local consumers and thousands of potential Catholic pilgrims and tourists for the Panaad 2014, the Department of Trade and Industry, Camiguin Provincial Office spearheaded the conduct of Operation Timbangan last week in 91 stalls at the Mambajao Public Market and vicinity stores.    This activity was undertaken in cooperation with other government agencies that formed the enforcement team, such as the Mambaja... Read Full Story - DTI, LGU int...
  • Environmental health body calls for control in quality, rise of street foods

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 16 (PIA) — Concerned on the hygienic standard of foods sold and consumed in the streets of the city, the Regional Inter Agency Committee on Environmental Health (RIACEH), in a resolution, urged the local government to control the proliferation of street foods. RIACEH members expressed these concerns in their recent meeting, presided by the Department of Health 10 (DOH 10) regional director and RIACEH chairman, Aristides Conception Tan. The committee lik... Read Full Story - Environmenta...
  • PCG leads in setting-up a Passenger Assistance Center in Ozamiz Port

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Apr. 16 (PIA) – The Philippine Coast Guard, Ozamiz City (PCG-Ozamiz) Station, has taken the lead in setting-up the Passenger Assistance Center (PAC) relative to the observance of the Holy Week, in the Port of Ozamiz. The PAC, which aims to ensure the orderly operation of sea transport facilities and safe/convenient travel of the seafaring public, is put up by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) at the different seaports of the cou... Read Full Story - PCG leads in...
  • Tagalog News: GSCPO isinegurong mahigpit ang seguridad para sa Semana Santa

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Abril16 (PIA)---Sineguro ng General Santos City Police Office (GSCPO) na mahigpit ang seguridad na ipapatupad nito upang maging maayos at ligtas ang publiko ngayong Semana Santa.Ayon kay P/Supt. Rolly Octavio, GSCPO deputy director for administration, ang buong pwersa ng pulis at mga estasyon nito ay nakalagay mula noong Linggo pa sa "heightened alert" para sa Semana Santa.  Ito’y alinsunod na rin sa direktibang ibinaba ni Philippine National Police Dire... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • CAAP, MARINA say all systems go

    ILOILO CITY, April 16 (PIA) --- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) in Western Visayas assured that all systems are in place to ensure a safe and convenient observance of the Holy Week.This is in line with the Oplan Ligtas Biyahe of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) that has instructed all transport agencies to take necessary measures to ensure security at terminals and stations, quick response capabilit... Read Full Story - CAAP, MARINA...
  • PA to NPAs: Observe peace during Holy Week

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, April 16 (PIA6)- The Philippine Army is calling on members of the New People’s Army to embrace peace in the observance of  Holy Week.Public Affairs Office head Major Ray Tiongson of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division said that this Lenten season is a time for the members of the NP to spend with their families and embrace peace and turn their backs from violence and armed struggle.“This will also serve as their chance to spend a week of peace, fr... Read Full Story - PA to NPAs: ...
  • DILG clears IP issue on budgetary constraints

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 14 (PIA) – A Cagayan Mayor may subject himself to administrative liabilities after he withheld the salary of an Indigenous Peoples representative since January this year. Officer-In-Charge Regional Director Marlo Iringan of the Interior and Local Government department said that as a rule, a public official or employee does not have vested right over his salary unless it is already earned or accrued. Last week, Ex-Officio Sangguniang Bayan memb... Read Full Story - DILG clears ...
  • Military troops clash with ASGs in efforts at flushing out lawlessness in Basilan

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, April 16 (PIA) – Military troops conducting combat operations have encountered early Friday morning an undetermined number of Abu Sayyaf Group led by Furuji Indama at Unkaya Pukan town in Basilan. The Western Mindanao Command based in Zamboanga City said that as per report from the operating units on the ground, there were undetermined number of casualties from the enemy side while eighteen  wounded in action from the government side, who were imm... Read Full Story - Military tro...
  • Four soldiers wounded in pursuit operations vs arsonists

    DAVAO CITY, April 16 (PIA) Four government troops were wounded as they continued to run after the group of rebels who were believed to be behind the razing of several mining equipment in Barangay Masara, Maco, Compostela Valley last Thursday. Captain Ernest Carolina, public affairs officer of the 10th Civil-Military Operations Battalion said members of the 1001st Infantry Brigade engaged more or less 30 heavily armed rebels at 4:50 pm Tuesday in a firefight that lasted for 45 minutes. ... Read Full Story - Four soldier...
  • Tagalog news: 'Pulis sa Barangay' paiigtingin, ayon sa bagong hepe ng PNP-Marinduque

    BOAC, Marinduque, Apr 15 (PIA): Sisikapin ng bagong Provincial Director ng PNP-Marinduque na palakasin ang programang Pulis sa Barangay sa buong lalawigan. Ang programa ay magsisiguro ng mas madalas na presensya ng mga pulis sa mga lansangan. Sa kanyang pagtanggap sa tungkulin, inihayag ni Police Senior Superintendent Lorenzo Holanday Jr. na nais niyang mapalalim pa ang ugnayan ng pulisya sa mga sibilyang na kanilang nasasakupan. Paiiralin din ni  PD Holanday ang cluster... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • President Aquino, PNP discuss security for World Economic Forum, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

    MANILA, April 15 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday presided over the Philippine National Police (PNP) Command Conference at the PNP General Headquarters in Camp Crame on Monday to discuss security preparations for the Holy Week and two international events to be held in the country. The Philippines is set to host the 23rd World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia on May 21 to 23, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, slated to be held in November 2015. ... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • PNoy meets with Philippine National Police for Holy Week preparations

    MANILA, April 15 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday met with members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday to go over the security and safety preparations for the Holy Week.During a command conference at Camp Crame, PNP Chief Alan Purisima informed President Aquino that they are on heightened alert status.Purisima said the PNP has increased police presence in places of convergence by deploying public safety forces.“We have heightened security in malls, bus termin... Read Full Story - PNoy meets w...
  • Pay tribute to human rights victims in schools, communities

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, Apr 15 (PIA) – An official of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said school and village officials should start paying tributes to rights victims during the Marcos regime to ensure that the Martial law teachings are kept alive. Myrna Jimenez, project manager of the Martial Law Files, said if the late President Ferdinand Marcos is honored in his home province of Ilocos Norte on his birth anniversary, then equal accolade should be given to victims of atrocities duri... Read Full Story - Pay tribute ...
  • Cardinal Quevedo sees lasting peace in Bangsomoro agreement

    LAOAG CITY, April 15 (PIA) – Cotobato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo said the newly-signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) was a solution to the decades–long peace crisis in Mindanao. Quevedo, who was interviewed during a recent visit in his home province of Ilocos Norte, said he saw the truthfulness of national government officials in crafting the agreement.“If this is properly implemented, it will attain its ultimate objective – to institutiona... Read Full Story - Cardinal Que...
  • Claims board gives Martial law victims 6 months to file compensation claims

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, Apr 15 (PIA) – Victims of human rights violations under the Marcos regime were given six months or until November 12 to file their compensation claims from the P10 billion-Marcos ill-gotten wealth that the government set aside for victims. The Human Rights Victims' Claims Board will start processing petitions for compensation claims of victims of human rights violation during the Marcos regime on May 12. Lawyer Jacqueline Mejia, claims board member, said th... Read Full Story - Claims board...
  • LTO, LTFRB inspects buses in north and south terminals 

    CEBU CITY, April 15 (PIA)---Transport officials conducted surprise inspections in two major bus terminals in Cebu to ensure safe travel for passengers this Holy Week. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional director Ahmed Cuizon said, his office conducted he surprise inspection along with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) personnel headed by its regional director Arnel Tancinco. Ahmed said the activity formed part of the nationwide Oplan Ligtas Byahe-Se... Read Full Story - LTO, LTFRB i...
  • San Jose PNP assures maximum police security

    SAN JOSE, Antique, April 15 (PIA 6) - - The San Jose Municipal Police Station  will ensure maximum police presence during the observance of Holy Week.“The PNP’s security preparations are already in place and I have already instructed my personnel to be on alert especially on Holy Thursday and Good Friday,” said PSupt. Jose Roy M. Torrechilla, head of the  San Jose Police Station.PSupt. Torrecilla said in a PIA interview that they have  received instructions from ... Read Full Story - San Jose PNP...
  • All systems go for DOTC’s Oplan Ligtas Byahe:Semana Santa ‘14

    MANILA, April 15 -- The government’s transportation office is all set for its Oplan Ligtas Byahe: Semana Santa 2014. The said program has started last Friday (April 11) and will run until Monday (April 21). DOTC’s all attached agencies are implementing a 24/7 operations and have set up helpdesks at major transport terminals. For the air sector, Civil Aeronautics Board Documentation and Ground Assistance roving teams are positioned to handle passengers’ questions and c... Read Full Story - All systems ...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino nakigpulong sa kapolisan isip pagpangandam sa seguridad sa Semana Santa

    SIARGAO ISLANDS, Abril 15 (PIA) - Nakipagkita si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III sa mga miyembro sa Philippine National Police (PNP) kagahapon, adlaw'ng Lunes aron makigpulong kalabot sa seguridad ug kaluwasan isip pagpangandam alang sa Semana Santa. Atol sa usa ka command conference nga gipahigayon didto sa Camp Crame, Si PNP Chief Alan Purisima mipahibalo kang Presidente Aquino nga sila anaa sa “heightened alert status.” Sumala pa ni Purisima nga ang PNP gipataas-an ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DILG orders LGUs to gear up security, safety preparations for Holy Week

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, April 15 (PIA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on all local chief executives to convene their respective local peace and order councils to ensure the safety and security of the populace in churches, plazas, malls, and transport terminals.This directive is line with the expected exodus of people to the provinces and other places of interest during Holy Week.DILG Director Pedro Noval Jr. said in a directive to provincial governors, city... Read Full Story - DILG orders ...
  • Cebuano News: President Aquino nakigtagbo sa PNP kalabot sa mga pangandam sa Semana Santa

    MANILA, Abril 15 (PIA) – Nakigtagbo si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III sa mga membro sa Philippine National Police (PNP), kagahapOng adlawa, aron repasohon ang mga pangandam niini kalabot sa kinatibuk-ang seguridad ug kaluwasan sa katawhan sa Semana Santa.Atol sa command conference nga gipahigayon sa Camp Crame, si PNP Chief Alan Purisima mIpahibalo kang Presidente Aquino nga anaa sa gitawag nga heightened alert status ang tibuok PNP.Matud pa ni Purisima nga ang  PNP midugang sa gita... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Pangulo Aquino nakigkita han Philippine National Police para preparasyon han Semana Santa

    MANILA, Abril 15 (PIA) – Hi Pangulo Benigno S. Aquino III en nakigkita han mga myembro han Philippine National Police (PNP) dida han Lunes para pag-estudyohan an mga preparasyon para han seguridad para han pag-obserbar han Semana Santa.Dida hin usa nga command conference ha Camp Crame, nagpasabot hi PNP Chief Alan Purisima kan Pangulo Aquino nga hera en ha pagkayana makusog nga nakaalerto.Sering ni Purisima nga ginpakurokusgan han PNP an era presensya ha mga ginsusulong nga mga lugar pinaa... Read Full Story - Pangulo Aqui...
  • Police in C. Visayas ready for Holy Week

    CEBU CITY, April 15 (PIA) -- Police assistance desks have been set up and more police deployed to areas of convergence since last week as part of the security measures by the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) to ensure peace and order in observance of the Holy Week.Senior Supt. Edward Carranza, chief of the Regional Directorial Staff of PRO-7 said they are on heightened alert and that police visibility is strengthened in areas like bus terminals, seaports, airports and churches.  “A memo... Read Full Story - Police in C....
  • Cebuano News: Oplan Semana Santa ipalihok sa mga tinugyanan sa balaod

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Abril 15 (PIA) -- Agi ug pagpangandam sa umalabot nga kasaulogan sa semana santa, ang mga ahensyang gitugyanan sa pagbantay sa kahusay ug kalinaw sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete ug probinsya sa Negros Oriental sama sa Highway Patrol Group, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Ports Authority, Philippine National Police ug Philippine Army ipaubos sa red alert status aron maseguro nga mabantayan pag-ayo ang mga katawhan ug ang mga simbahan sa pagsaulog sa semana santa. Gipaubos sa red ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Kinaray-a News: BFP nagapadumdum sa publiko sa paghalong sa paggamit kang kandila

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Abril 15 (PIA6)  - -  Ang Bureau of Fire Protection nagapadumdum sa publiko sa paghalong sa paggamit kang kandila ilabi na gid kadya nga Semana Santa tungod nga kun dya mapabaya-an pwede mangin tuna-an kang sunog.Suno kay SFO2 Alex L. Ortiaga , Municipal Fire Marshall ka San Jose Fire Station nangin tradisyon run dya ka mga Kristyano ang paggamit kang kandila sa ti-un kang pag prosisyon, ukon sa pagpangamuyo sa balay kag simbahan, sa karsada nga gina-agyan kang prosi... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • DENR Bicol warns vs.forest fire this summer

    LEGAZPI CITY, Apr 15 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Bicol region warns against forest fire this summer following the recent recorded forest fire incidents in Mt. Banahaw, Laguna and San Cristobal, Quezon in the previous months this year. DENR Bicol director Gilbert Gonzales said while the region is experiencing the summer heat there is a possibility of forest fire in some areas thus the need for the public to be more cautious. Gonzales a... Read Full Story - DENR Bicol w...
  • LTFRB to transport operators: get special permit for out-of-line trips

    NAGA CITY, April 15 (PIA) --- With the expected influx of passengers to and from Bicol region this Lenten break, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board or LTFRB has urged public transport operators and drivers to apply for special permit for routes out of their regular areas of operation. LTFRB Bicol regional director Roel V. Alsisto said the agency has issued the advisory in the wake of anticipation that more colorum buses and other public conveyances to ply out of their ... Read Full Story - LTFRB to tra...
  • Hiligaynon news: Preparasyon para sa 2 ka pangkalibutan nga hiwaton sa PHL gintalakay

    Manila, Abril 15 (Pia6) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III  nagpanguna sa sinapul sang Philippine National Police (PNP) sa PNP General Headquarters sa  Camp Crame sang Lunes agud magtalakay sang mga preparasyon sa seguridad para sa Semana Santa kag sa duha ka mga pangkalibutan nga hitabu nga hiwaton sa pungsod.Ang Pilipinas natalana sa pagtagbalay sang ika 23 nga World Economic Forum (WEF) sa East Asia sa Mayo  21 tubtub  23, kag sang  Asia-Pacific Economic Coop... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon n...
  • DENR Bicol nagbabala laban sa sunog sa kagubatan ngayong tag-init

    LUNGSOD NG LEGAZPI, Abril 15 (PIA) – Nagbabala ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol sa mga insidente ng sunog sa kagubatan ngayong tag-init matapos ang nangyaring sunog sa bukid ng Banahaw at San Cristobal sa mga probinsiya ng Laguna at Quezon. Ayon kay DENR Bicol director Gilbert Gonzales habang nakararanas ang rehiyon ng tag-init hindi malayo ang posibilidad na magkaroon ng sunog sa kagubatan kaya’t mas nararapat na maging ang publiko ay kailangang ... Read Full Story - DENR Bicol n...
  • OCD-CAR on alert this Holy Week;  advises vacationers to prioritize safety

    BAGUIO CITY, April 15 (PIA) - - With more  people  expected to go home to their provinces or have a vacation in tourist destinations  this Holy Week , Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera  reiterates its advice the public to always prioritize safety in planning their vacations or when visiting  to tourists destinations even as it  heightens its alert to respond to any emergency that may arise. Regional Director Andrew Alex Uy  said starting tomorrow ... Read Full Story - OCD-CAR on a...
  • Negotiations ongoing for release of captured soldier

    DAVAO CITY, April 15 (PIA) Mayor Rodrigo Duterte affirmed negotiating with the rebels for the release of a soldier abducted in Barangay Andap, Laak, Compostela Valley in April 4. He said the wife of the soldier has sought his intervention for the freedom of her husband. Duterte said the negotiation is still going on with the rebels also presenting their demands to him. “We are in thick of the negotiation.  The rebels also ask a lot from me but not money,” he said.... Read Full Story - Negotiations...
  • PRO-10 heightens operations against criminalities

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 15 (PIA)—The Police Regional Office (PRO)-10 directed anew all its city and provincial units to do operations against all forms of criminality. According to Police Chief Superintendent Isagani F. Genabe, Jr., PRO-10 regional director, the movement is part of the thrust of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in serving and protection the society. Further, he said this is at par with PNP’s strategic focus named Competence Organizational Discipline ... Read Full Story - PRO-10 heigh...
  • Holy Week security plan in full swing-DCPO

    DAVAO CITY, April 16 (PIA) The Davao City Police Office has implemented its security plan for the Holy Week since Monday for the safety of residents and to reduce the crime incidents during the celebration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao, director of the DCPO said a total of 1,000 policemen will be deployed in various places of worship, malls and thoroughfares and public convergence to ensure the security and safety of the res... Read Full Story - Holy Week se...
  • Conflict-affected families in NorthCot town receive relief assistance

    MAGPET, North Cotabato, Apr. 15 (PIA)—   Families  affected  by the  recent  conflict  here have  received  relief assistance from the provincial government. Cynthia Ortega, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center (PDRRMOC) said that   relief goods were  distributed to 107 families in Barangay Manobisa and 82 families in Barangay Amabel. “The residents of both villages have e... Read Full Story - Conflict-aff...
  • AFP confirms burning incident in SurSur; eyes NPA

    TANDAG CITY, April 15 (PIA) – Army 401st Brigade Commander Col. Gregory Cayetano has not yet kept the New People’s Army (NPA) off the hook for the alleged burning of a backhoe at around 9:30pm, Sunday in Purok 1, Diversion Road, Barangay Poblacion Barobo, Surigao del Sur.  Cayetano said that he wants first to talk with the owner of the heavy equipment which according to Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Police Provincial Director Supt. Ramir Perlito Perlas, is owned by L. C... Read Full Story - AFP confirms...
  • Palace says visit of US President an opportune time to strengthen ties with our ally

    MANILA, April 14 -- Malacanang said on Sunday that the forthcoming visit of United States President Barack Obama is an opportune time for the Philippines to further strengthen its ties with our ally. “Ang nakatakdang pagdalaw ni Pangulong Barack Obama ay magsisilbing magandang pagkakataon para palakasin at gawing higit na matibay pa ang masinsin na pakikipag-ugnayan ng Pilipinas sa Estados Unidos," Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in  press briefi... Read Full Story - Palace says ...
  • Tagalog News: Malakanyang pinayuhan ang mga Pilipino na pag-ibayuhin ang pag-ingat habang ginugunita ang Semana Santa

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 14 (PIA) - Pinayuhan noong Linggo ng Malakanyang ang mga Pilipino na maggugunita ng Semana Santa na pag-ibayuhin ang pag-iingat, lalo na sa pagbibiyahe sa panahon ng mahabang bakasyon. Sinabi ni Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. sa isang panayam sa media sa pamamagitan ng dzRb Radyo ng Bayan na ang institusyon ng pamahalaan gaya ng Department of Transportation at Communications (DOTC) at ang Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) ay naka-alerto para tumu... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Tagalog News: Palasyo sinabing ang pagdalaw ng Pangulo ng Estados Unidos ay pagkakataon para palakasin ang tali sa ating kaalyado

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 14 (PIA) - Sinabi ng Malakanyang noong Linggo na ang darating na pagbisita ng Pangulo ng America na si Barack Obama ay pagkakataon para sa Pilipinas para lalong palakasin ang tali sa ating kaalyado. “Ang nakatakdang pagdalaw ni Pangulong Barack Obama ay magsisilbing magandang pagkakataon para palakasin at gawing higit na matibay pa ang masinsin na pakikipag-ugnayan ng Pilipinas sa Estados Unidos," sabi ni Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. sa isan... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • BCPO advises public not to broadcast vacation plans on social media

    BAGUIO CITY, April 14 (PIA) -- The Baguio City Police Office is cautioning the public  to refrain from posting unnecessary things  or social plans   like vacation in the social media that would endanger their safety and their properties. BCPO OIC - acting director PSSupt. Rolando Miranda said that the public should not  broadcast their vacation plans or update their social media accounts if ever they are leaving town to avoid   the risk of   thei... Read Full Story - BCPO advises...
  • QPPO’s Oplan Sumvac to secure travelers, tourists

    AGLIPAY, Quirino, April 14 (PIA)—The Quirino Police Provincial Office (QPPO) is now implementing a security plan called Operation Plan (Oplan) for summer vacation (SumVac) to ensure the safety of Lenten devotees and summer travelers here. Police Senior Inspector Maritess Monteclaro, said the province is generally peaceful but they still  need to prepare so that they can immediately respond to any untoward incident on the roads and in places like... Read Full Story - QPPO’s Oplan...
  • Cebuano News: Malakanyang mitambag sa mga Filipino nga magbantay pag-ayo samtang magsaulog sa Kuaresma

    MANILA, Abril 14 (PIA) – Gitambagan sa Palasyo sa Malakanyang ang mga Filipino kinsa magsaulog sa Kwaresma nga dugangan ang ilang pagbantay, ilabi na kung sila mobiyahe gumikan sa hataas nga bakasyon. Kini ang giluwatan ni Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., atol sa usa ka panagbagat kauban ang sakop sa prensa nga gisibya sa kahanginan pinaagi sa kahimanan sa dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, bag-ohay pa lamang. Matud ni Coloma ang mga ahensiya sa gobyerno, sama sa Depart... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Commuters safety assured with "Oplan Ligtas Biyahe"

    SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA) – The local Disaster Risk Reduction Council (DRRMC) in the province and municipalities are carrying out ‘Oplan Ligtas Biyahe’ in support to the program of the national DRRMC to ensure safety among commuters.Provincial DRRM Officer Broderick Train said they already launched the monitoring in major road networks and places of convergence of people this Holy Week.Likewise, Municipal DRRMCs are implementing Oplan Ligtas Biyahe in their locality and ready to ... Read Full Story - Commuters sa...
  • BFP reminds  public to be careful with candles

    SAN JOSE, Antique  (PIA)  - -  The Bureau of Fire Protection is reminding the public to be careful in their use of candles especially this Holy Week because it can cause fire.SFO2 Alex L. Ortiaga , Municipal Fire Marshall of San Jose Fire Station said it is a common practice among Christians to light candles during procession, in prayers, be in church , in roads where processions are held, in the stations of the cross or in households.This should be used with caution because when ... Read Full Story - BFP reminds ...
  • Kapalong PNP culminates  first LGU SWAT  course

    KAPALONG, DAVAO DEL NORTE, April 14 (PIA) - The Philippine National Police of Kapalong headed by Police Chief Inspector Carl Omar H. Fiel had its culmination  program for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Training Course last April 13, 2013 at the Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology  ground. 25 PNP personnel underwent rigid training for 40 days starting in January on special techniques and weaponry response to different tactical situations ... Read Full Story - Kapalong PNP...
  • 13 rebels yield in Compostela Valley

    DAVAO CITY, April 4 (PIA)- A total of 13 rebels yielded to the military in Barangay Cabinuangan, New Bataan, Compostela Valley in a reception headed by Lt. Colonel Michael Logico, commanding officer of the 66th Infantry Battalion Saturday, following a six-hour travel from a far-flung barangay in Davao Oriental. He said the rebels surrendered due to the unbearable hardships in the mountain, missing their family and loved ones, wanting a new life. Logico assured the rebels that their rig... Read Full Story - 13 rebels yi...
  • Kinaray-a News: Antique DRRMCs nagapatuman ‘Oplan Ligtas Biyahe’

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Abril 14 (PIA6) – Ang local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) sa probinsya kag sa mga kabanwahanan nagpatuman kang ‘Oplan Ligtas Biyahe’ suporta sa tinutuyo ka panguluhan nasyonal nga may siguridad ang pagbiyahe kang tanan.Hambal ni Provincial DRRM Officer Broderick Train naumpisahan run nanda ang pagmonitor ka mga mayor nga karsadahon kag mga lugar nga raku ang tawo nga nagatipon kadya nga semana santa.Ang mga Municipal DRRMCs nagpatuman... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Kinaray-a News: Kapulisan kang San Jose handa sa pagpaluntad kalinong, katawhayan sa Semana Santa

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Abril 14 (PIA6) - - Ginpasarig kang San Jose Municipal Police Station  ang pagbantay kag pagpaluntad kang kalinong kag katawhay sa panahon nga ginasaulog ang Semana Santa. “Nakaplastar ron ang mga security preparations kang PNP kag nakatau ron ako instruksyon sa akon mga tinawo nga mangin alerto ilabi ron gid sa Huebes Santo kag Biyernes Santo,” pahayag ni  PSupt. Jose Roy M. Torrechilla, hepe kang San Jose Police Station. Ginpabutyag ni PSupt. ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Hiligaynon News: PNP nakahanda na para sa Semana Santa

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Abril 14 (PIA6) – Nakahanda ang kapulisan para sa Semana Santa sini nga tuig. Ginpahayag ni Western Visayas Police Regional Director Josephus Angan nga nakahanda na ang pwersa sang kapulisan sa bug-os nga rehiyon agud mapasiguro ang kalinong, katwahay kag siguridad sang mga pumoluyo sining semana santa. Suno sa iya nga ginhatagan na niya sang direktiba ang tanan nga mga Police Provincial Office sa bug-os nga rehiyon sa pag-implementar sang ila tagsa ka m... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Cebuano News: NegOr andam na nga mahimong "conflict manageable, development ready"

    DUMAGUETE CITY, April 14 (PIA) --Sa paningkamot nga makab-ot ug mapalig-on ang kahimtang sa kahusay ug kalinaw sa Negros Oriental, himoon ang hiniusang pagdeklara nga "Conflict-Manageable and Development Ready" ang probinsya karong umalabot April 28 didto sa Perdices Memorial Coliseum ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete. Sumala pa sa Deputy Commander sa 302nd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army nga si Col Christopher Estella ang padayon ang Oplan Bayanihan ug military combat operations  ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Gov't steps up anti-dengue battle in public schools

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, April 14 (PIA) – To reduce dengue incidence in public schools, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Ilocos and the Department of Education (DepEd) partnered in distributing Ovicidal Larvicidal (OL) Trap kits in selected schools in the region. Edwin M. Dilim, project assistant, said OL trap is a device composed of a strip of lawanit board immersed in an ordinary tin can (regular-sized evaporated milk) painted black with larvicide solution... Read Full Story - Gov't steps ...
  • PNP is set for Holy Week

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, April 14 (PIA6) – The Philippine National Police is ready to ensure peace and order situation during this Lenten season.Western Visayas Police Regional Director Josephus Angan disclosed that they have put in place their security plan for the celebration this year.He said that he had already instructed the police provincial offices throughout the region to have their respective security plan to ensure public safety as well as peace and order.Angan said that police assista... Read Full Story - PNP is set f...
  • OPAPP to asses PAMANA project implementation in Sorsogon

    SORSOGON CITY, April 14 (PIA) – Four barangays in the municipalities of Juban and of Gubat, Sorsogon are due for an executive visit by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) starting today April 14 until April 16. In a letter sent by Director Maria Eileen A. Jose of the OPAPP’s PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) and Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) Coordinating Unit to Sorsogon Governor Raul R. Lee, she said that OPAPP As... Read Full Story - OPAPP to ass...
  • 5ID cavalry troop is best unit for separate company category

    CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, Gamu, Isabela, April 14 (PIA) – The 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army (5ID-PA) First Armored Cavalry Troop was adjudged as Best Unit for Separate Company category in a search conducted by the Philippine Army. Army Sergeant Louie Tamayo of 5ID-PA armored cavalry troop based here, said that they emerged as best among the seven armored cavalry troops in the country with an over-score of 70.18% for the fisrt quarter. "We... Read Full Story - 5ID cavalry ...
  • Seguridad sa Semana Santa kasado nA

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, April 14 (PIA)-Tiniyak ng Philippine National Police (PNP) na kasado na ang seguridad ng mga deboto at turista sa lalawigan kaugnay ng pagdiriwang ng Semana Santa ngayong Linggo. Ayon kay P/Sr. Supt. Eduardo G. Chavez, naglatag na umano sila ng security plan upang mabigyang proteksyon ang publiko na dadagsa sa mga paliparan, daungan at bus terminals. Maglalagay din umano sila ng Police Assistance Centers sa ilang lugar sa lalawigan particular na sa mga simbahan pati... Read Full Story - Seguridad sa...
  • Armed men torch construction equipment in Surigao Sur

    TANDAG CITY, April 14 (PIA) - Three unidentified gunmen have been linked to be behind the burning of a backhoe owned by L. C. Ting Construction based in Butuan City at around 9:30pm, Sunday in Purok 1, Diversion Road, Barangay Poblacion, Barobo, Surigao del Sur, according to Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Police Provincial Director Supt. Ramir Perlito Perlas. He said that initial investigation revealed that the suspects, who fired their firearms several times after the incident, were spo... Read Full Story - Armed men to...
  • GPH panel holds 1st ever consultation on Bangsamoro outside Manila and Mindanao, calls on people's support

    NAGA CITY, April 13 -- The Government of the Philippines (GPH) in talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) engaged Bicolanos in this city in its first ever consultation on the Bangsamoro outside Metro Manila and Mindanao after the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). “At the end of the day, the meaning of (the peace process) is what it is to the ordinary child in Mindanao. And that is a chance to go to school, a chance to have equal opportuni... Read Full Story - GPH panel ho...
  • PH participates in 8th Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative Ministerial Meeting

    MANILA, April 13 -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario led the Philippine delegation at the 8thNon-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) Ministerial Meeting held  April 12, and hosted by the Government of Japan. The NPDI is a ministerial-level, cross-regional group formed within the framework of the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon). NPDI seeks to realize the vision of a “world free from nuclear weapons” through advanci... Read Full Story - PH participa...
  • PH embassy in Beijing reminds Filipinos in China to comply with visa conditions

    MANILA,  April 12 --  The Philippine Embassy in Beijing has initiated an information campaign  reminding all Filipinos in China to observe and comply with the conditions and restrictions of their visas to avoid arrest, prosecution, detention, deportation and eventually blacklisting in their host country.  The campaign was a response to the new report that about 200 foreigners were expelled from China in 2013.  Out of this number, 48 or 24% are Filipinos. The Fi... Read Full Story - PH embassy i...
  • Cagayan PLGU to construct six evacuation centers in coastal towns

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 8 (PIA) - - The Cagayan provincial local government will be constructing six evacuation centers along the coastal towns here. Bonifacio Cuarteros, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) head, said the provincial officials have approved the proposed P5 million fund per evacuation center as the province's disaster preparedness plans. The budget, he added was derived from the calamity fund of the province. ... Read Full Story - Cagayan PLGU...
  • Cebuano News: Firetruck idonar pabor sa CdeO

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 12 – Konsiderahon sa Komite sa  police, fire and public safety sa konseho ni Konsehal Ramon Tabor ang deed of donation nga gipirmahan sa Unitop General Merchandise Inc. nga girepresentahan sa ilang presidente nga si Ricardo Brito. Kini kalabot sa ilang idonar nga fire truck pabor sa kagamhanan sa dakbayan aron magamit sa Bureau of Fire Protection diha sa ilang operasyon. Ang nasangpit nga firetruck adunay plakang ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • City councilor pushes additional police officers in Cauayan

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, April 11 (PIA) – City councilor Alejandro Uy here has proposed an additional police force guarding the city after the alarming number of crimes recorded for the last two weeks. Uy made his proposal during the recently conducted regular session of the city council where he cited the alarming crimes killing at least three people here. “We have only 107 police officers in the city and we are indeed short of police ... Read Full Story - City council...
  • Disaster response council activated for Lent, summer break

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union April 12 (PIA) - Member-agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council in Region 1 are all beefed up for the observance of the Lenten break. The council members will be monitoring beach resorts and road networks to prevent drowning and vehicular mishaps during the week-long observance of Lent. Director Melchito M. Castro, of the Office of Civil Defenese and RDRRMC Chair, asked members to activate their operations centers and send in... Read Full Story - Disaster res...
  • Cebuano News: Gobyerno molantaw sa mga gikataho nga prostitusyon sa mga evacuation center

    MANILA, Abril 11 (PIA) – Gimonitor karon sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ang kahimtang sa nagkalain-laing mga evacuation center sa nasud aron maseguro ang kaayuhan sa mga bakwit, matud pa sa Malakanyang, bag-ohay pa lamang. Adunay taho nga adunay nikuyanap nga prostitusyon sulod ug palibut sa mga evacuation camp sa Zamboanga City, gumikan kay gilantaw kini sa mga bakwit nga usa ka paagi nga makigbisug sa kinabuhi. “Gibantayan karon sa DSWD a... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • NegOr to be declared "conflict-manageable, development-ready”

    DUMAGUETE CITY, April 11 (PIA) --- With the continued strengthening of peace efforts in Negros Oriental, a joint declaration of "Conflict-Manageable and Development Ready Province" will be held on April 28 at the Perdices Memorial Coliseum, this city.  According to Deputy Commander Col. Cristopher Estella of the 302nd Infantry Brigade, with the Oplan Bayanihan and military combat operations, the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) forces continue to dwindle fast.  A ... Read Full Story - NegOr to be ...
  • BJMP official mourns death of comrade shot dead in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, April 11 (PIA) – Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Tandag City Main Jail Warden Inspector Diosdado Sombrio expressed grief over the death of his comrade, Lianga District Jail Warden Inspector Danilo Uy. Uy together with Jail Officer 1 (JO1) Jonas Tering were on board a motorcycle driven by the latter when fired upon by three unidentified gunmen at around 10:20 yesterday morning while on their way back to the jail facility, Sombrio confirmed.  The two, he ... Read Full Story - BJMP officia...
  • Warden shot dead, buddy injured in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, April 11 (PIA) – A manhunt operation is still ongoing against three gunmen who shot and killed a district jail warden while injuring a buddy at around 10:20 a.m., Thursday in Lianga town, Surigao del Sur, 90 kilometers south of this city. Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Police Provincial Director Supt. Ramir Perlito Perlas identified the victims as Lianga Jail Warden Inspector Danilo Uy y Yolin, 48, married, a resident of Cabacan, North Cotabato and his subordinate, Jail Officer ... Read Full Story - Warden shot ...
  • Tagalog News: Usapan hinggil sa pagpababa ng panganib tuwing may sakuna sa pakipagtulungan ng Estados Unidos ginaganap

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 11 (PIA) - Ginaganap sa kasalukuyan sa tanggapan ng Department of Foreign Affairs sa pamamagitan ng enhance defense cooperation ng Pilipinas at Estados Unidos kasali na ang pagpababa ng panganib tuwing may sakuna at ang pamamahala rito, sabi ng Malakanyang noong Huwebes. “May bagong konsepto ng hindi tradisyonal na depensa at kasama na rito ang pagpababa ng panganib at pamamahala kungsaan ang pwersang pangdepensa ng mga bansa sa ating rehiyon ay ipinakita ang kan... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  •  Murder charges filed  vs.  massacre suspect in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY, April 11 (PIA) -- The Baguio City Police Office filed five murder charges against the prime suspect in one of the heinous crimes committed in the city in recent years. The BCPO has taken in custody of  Philip Tolentino Avino, the suspect of the brutal killing of five individuals including three children at the fourth floor of Chan Building, 3rd Kayang Street in Barangay Kayang, Hilltop last  April 6. BCPO acting director Senior Superintendent Rolando Miranda said... Read Full Story -  Murder...
  • Cebu police ready for Holy Week, vacation months

    CEBU CITY, April 11 (PIA) --- Security measures are now in place in Cebu province in view of the upcoming Holy Week period.  In yesterday's Talakayan sa Isyung Police (TSIP) forum at the Police Regional Office (PR0-7), police officials assured the public that it's all systems go when it comes to safety and security concerns for the whole province and the surrounding islets. P/SSupt. Edwardo Carranza, Regional Chief Directorial Staff, said starting ... Read Full Story - Cebu police ...
  • Hiligaynon News: PNP nagpasiguro sang siguridad sa Capiztahan

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Abril 11 (PIA6 (PIA6) – Ginpasiguro sang pamunuan sang Philippine National Police ang kalinong kag katawhay sa pagsaulog sang Capiztahan. Suno kay Capiz Police OIC Director Ulysses Caton nga nakahanda ang kapulisan para sa lima ka adlaw nga kahiwatan diri sa probinsya para sa ika-113 ka tuig nga anibersaryo sa pagtulod sang gobyerno sibil sang Capiz. Ang Capiztahan, nga magapakita sang  nanarisari nga mga hilikuton, and nagsugod Abril 11 kag magatak... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • BFP-Kalinga to watch over Chico River this Holy Week

      TABUK CITY, Kalinga, April 11(PIA)—The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Kalinga is ready to provide “river watch” during the Holy Week.Sonny Esteban of BFP Provincial Office informed members of their trained rescue teams will be deployed at sites along the Chico River  here  where the public love to go   for picnics and fun  during the season.According to Esteban, the BFP teams are trained in rescue operation and provision of first aid care i... Read Full Story - BFP-Kalinga ...
  • Abra PDRRMC, OCD  hold disaster risk reduction & management summit

    BANGUED, Abra, April 11(PIA) - -  The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera Administrative Region (OCD-CAR) conducted on Thursday a  provincial summit on DRRM in continuing efforts to  make local government officials and the people understand and appreciate  disaster preparedness and responsiveness. The summit provided the local DRRM Councils information and knowledge on the v... Read Full Story - Abra PDRRMC,...
  •  Cops to secure fire-razed area

    DAVAO CITY-  The City Government of Davao is deploying about 50 policemen with possible reinforcements to secure the fire-raze community in the city. A fire which occurred in the evening of April 4 razed houses in the coastal communities of Barangays 23-C, 21-C and 22-C devastating about P15-million worth of property, the affected area is estimated to be around six to seven hectares. Retired General Francisco Villaroman chief of the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSCC)... Read Full Story -  Cops t...
  • Observe Holy Week solemnly, priest reminds parishioners

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, April 11 (PIA) –The Our Lady of the Pillar church parish priest has reminded parishioners to observe the Holy Week solemnly as the Lent season draws to a close. Reverend Father John Arthur Bartolome, during his Sunday homily, reminded the parishioners to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ during the Lenten season. "There is a need to inculcate in the hearts and minds of the parishioners the significant of ... Read Full Story - Observe Holy...
  • PDEA-Caraga arrests drug den owner, visitants

    BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 11 (PIA) – Through an implementation of search warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 4 of this city, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Special Enforcement Teams of the Caraga Phillippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested the drug den owner and visitants at about 5:20pm of April 5, 2014 at T. Calo Street, Purok 6, Brgy. Limaha, this city. PDEA authorities positively apprehended Rey Cesar Verdad Y Calo, male, married, 49 yrs. old, joble... Read Full Story - PDEA-Caraga ...
  • Ilonggo Muslim Community welcomes CAB for a peaceful Mindanao

    ILOILO CITY, April 11 (PIA) --- The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that was signed March 27 this year would pave way for Muslims and non-Muslims to travel and live in Mindanao worry-free.Sammy Hajimanan, spokesperson of the Iloilo City Muslim Community said that armed conflicts and wars were reasons they decided to leave Mindanao and bring their families and resettle in Iloilo and in other provinces in Western Visayas some years back.“We had to sacrifice being away from ou... Read Full Story - Ilonggo Musl...
  • Spy gadgets, para hiton kampanya kontra terorismo

    MANILA, Abril 11 (PIA) – Ha butnga hiton mga aligasyon nga nanmalit an gobyerno hin spy gadgets agud tiktikan iton mga kakontra hiton  administrasyon Aquino, ginklaro han Malacañang dida han Huebes nga an mao nga mga kagamitan en gagamiton para hin lain la nga katuyo-anan. Dida hin usa nga media briefing ha Malacañang, ginpahayag ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. nga an panmalit han mao nga kagamitan en ha pagkati... Read Full Story - Spy gadgets,...
  • NV multi-sectoral agencies pledge support for risk reduction management

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 10 (PIA)---Multi-sectoral agencies and civil society organizations here recently threw their support for the government’s risk reduction management program. The support came during the conduct of the two-day risk reduction management summit at the Ammungan Hall in the provincial capitol attended by local chief executives, national and local government agencies and civil society organizations. Evaliza Agamata, provincial risk reductio... Read Full Story - NV multi-sec...
  • Triumphs in the peace table: Women in negotiations reveal how they do it 

    MANILA, April 10 -- The historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last March 27 would speak how far the Filipino women have gone from working behind the scenes to driving the negotiation process. Despite the challenges of discrimination and stereotyping most of them have faced sometime in their lives, the women in the peace table have much to draw their strength an... Read Full Story - Triumphs in ...
  • United States reiterates commitment to help Phl vs threats, calamities

    PILAR, Bataan, April 10 (PIA) -- United States reiterated Wednesday its commitment to help ally and former colony, the Philippines against threats and during calamities. “As shown in history and present until this very day, we can and will continue to work together shoulder to shoulder to improve each other’s military and our nations as a whole. As typhoon Yolanda demonstrated, when our nations’ soldiers and civilians were together, we are prepared to react and respond to ... Read Full Story - United State...
  • Army celebrates Araw ng Kagitingan, pays tribute to soldiers died in combat

    CAMP OSITO BAHIAN, Malaybalay City, April 10—Philippine Army’s 403rd Infantry “Peacemaker” Brigade on April 9 joined the nation in celebrating the 72nd “Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor).”Invited by Brigade Commander Col. Francisco L. Pabayo, Police Senior Superintendent Robert Roy Bahian—son of the late Lt. Col. Osito Bahian—graced the event.In his speech as guest of honor, Bahian said it is but fitting to honor war veterans as their sacrifices an... Read Full Story - Army celebra...
  • Cebuano News: PAMANA padayon pa alang sa tuig 2015

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 10 (PIA) – Ang rehiyonal nga buhatan sa Departamento sa Agrikultura nakighiusa sa laraw sa gobyerno sa pagsulbad sa mga dapit sa Mindanao nga adunay mga panag bingkil pinaagi sa programa sa PAMANA. Ang PAMANA o Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Malinawon ug Mapiskay na Dakbayan) usa ka programa sa gobyerno alang sa kalinaw ug kalamabuan sa komunidad diin kini makarespondi ug maglig-on sa kalinaw, kausaban ug pag-uswag sa mga dapit nga adunay panagbingkil (CAs ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Priest calls for volunteers to keep Calvary Hills

    IGUIG, Cagayan, April 8 (PIA) –  Few more days before the Lenten Season, Reverend Father Carlos Evangelista, parish priest of St. James Apostle called for volunteers  to help maintain the cleanliness of the Calvary Hills here. In his recent Sunday homily, Evangelista sought the help of the residents here to help keep the cleanliness of the church particularly the premises of the Calvary Hills this Lenten season. "As early as now, ... Read Full Story - Priest calls...
  • CCPD, BUPPFALUC to hold Coconut Farmers Consultative Assembly

    BUTUAN CITY, April 10 (PIA) – The Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) in partnership with Bishops–Ulama-Priests-Pastors-Farmers And Lumad Conference (BUPPFALUC) will be holding the Coconut Farmers Consultative Assembly on the Utilization of the Coco Levy Funds on April 20-21, 2014 at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Pastoral Center in Ampayon, this city. The arrival of the participants will be on April 20 at 3:00-6:00 p.m. The program will start at 7:00 p.m. CCPD Co... Read Full Story - CCPD, BUPPFA...
  • Ipapatupad ang agarang pagrisponde ng PNP sa mga krimen sa Ilocos Sur

    Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Apr 10 (PIA) – Ipinag-utos kamakailan sa mga miyembro ng Philippine National Police sa Ilocos Sur ang agarang pagresponde sa mga iniulat na krimen. Ayon kay Senior Supt. Nestor Felix, PNP provincial director, dapat rumisponde ang mga pulis sa mga napaulat na krimen sa loob lamang ng limang minute kung kinakailangan. “Dapat mabilis ang aksyon sa mga iniuulat na krimen. Kung maaari sa loob lamang ng limang minuto aksyon agad,” ani Felix. Ito ang... Read Full Story - Ipapatupad a...
  • Cebuano News: Security providers sa Dgte gia-awhag pagkuha ug mayor's permit

    DUMAGUETE CITY, April 10 (PIA) -- Security providers sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete gi-awhag pagkuha ug mayor's permit. Mao kini ang awhag ni Edward Du sa Negros Oriental Chinese Chamber of Commerce Inc. (NOCCI) atol sa gihimong tigum sa mga miyembro sa City Peace & Order Council (CPOC) sa milabayng semana didto sa buhatan ni Dumaguete City mayor Sagarbarria. Matud pa ni Du importante nga mokuha ug permit ang mga security providers aron ma susi ang background ug ang ngalan sa mga tag... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Panabo celebrates Araw ng Kagitingan

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, April 10 (PIA) – Panabo City joined yesterday the 72nd anniversary celebration of the Araw ng Kagitingan with a wreath laying activity at the City Parks and Plaza. In his speech delivered by Vice Mayor James Gamao, Mayor Jose Silvosa, Sr. reminded the public of the sacrifices demonstrated by the veterans during the World War II. “This day symbolizes the success of our fellow countrymen in their collective efforts to free our country from tyranny,” May... Read Full Story - Panabo celeb...
  • Samal City beefs up security for Holy Week

    ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, April 11-- To maintain peace and order and to ensure the safety and security of church goers and tourists coming in Samal Island during the Holy Week Exodus, the local government of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) called a series of meeting with security agencies from the government and private agencies in preparation for the upcoming Semana Santa and to unify efforts and resources for the event. Joining the management system meeting... Read Full Story - Samal City b...
  • BFP Aglipay vows strict enforcement of fire code

    AGLIPAY, Quirino, April 10 (PIA)—To sustain the zero incidence of fire here, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has been continuously inspecting establishments and public buildings and premises to determine whether the fire safety precautions are observed. Municipal Fire Marshal Donato A. Navan said  the routine inspection in his area of responsibility is aimed at  determining  the presence of any fire hazard and to check or test their fire protection an... Read Full Story - BFP Aglipay ...
  • Orientation on ISO Certification set for Caraga Contractors

    BUUAN CITY, April 10 (PIA) – The ACE Training Services based in Cagayan de Oro City, a provider of affordable with quality training and consultancy services is set to hold a Two-Day Orientation/Awareness Seminar on International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certification on April 11-12, 2014 at the Karaga Hotel, this city. ACE Training Services has partnered with the contractors in Caraga region for this seminar to ensure them (contractors) to become ISO certified as a respo... Read Full Story - Orientation ...
  • Security providers in Dgte urged to get mayor's permit

    DUMAGUETE CITY, April 10 (PIA) -- The business sector in the city through the Negros Oriental Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (NOCCI) urged security providers operating here to secure mayor's permit. Edward Du of NOCCI during the regular City Peace & Order Council (CPOC) meeting held  at the city mayor's office recently said the security providers should be regulated by the city government by securing mayor's permit.  Currently, there are 60 securi... Read Full Story - Security pro...
  • Pagadian veterans commemorate ‘Araw ng Kagitingan’

    PAGADIAN CITY, April 10 (PIA) – “Araw ng Kagitingan” commemorates the heroism of Filipino and American soldiers who fearlessly fought against the Japanese forces when the later occupied the Philippines in World War II, according to District Commander Caludio F. Porio of the 1st Zamboanga del Sur Veterans District. “Araw ng Kagitingan” should be a very important event for every Filipinos because it reminds us of our duty to fight for the liberty of our country a... Read Full Story - Pagadian vet...
  • Vice-mayor says signing of GRP-MILF pact, dialogues paves the way for lasting peace

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 10 -- Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas is expressing hopes that the historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and continued dialogues will end the armed conflict in Mindanao and bring lasting peace. “Nothing is impossible when people are willing to come to the negotiating table and are committed to fulfill the agreement,” he added a... Read Full Story - Vice-mayor s...
  • NCMF, AFP partners for youth peace camps in Mindanao

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 10 (PIA) - The two-day peace camp ended Tuesday where the participants expressed their appreciation for being able to attend such an event.One youth leader-participant said his experience during the camp is one that he will carry on and remember for a long time.Participants did not only enjoy meeting with youth representatives from other provinces but were also equipped with the tools and knowledge on disaster preparedness and response, and got oriented on climate change.Th... Read Full Story - NCMF, AFP pa...
  • PH-US to resume talks on enhanced defense cooperation; humanitarian assistance and disaster response recognized as key provisions

    MANILA, April 10 --  The Philippines and United States Negotiating Panels are set to resume discussions here on the proposed agreement on enhanced defense cooperation seen to further strengthen and reinvigorate the security partnership of the two treaty allies and to increase their capabilities to respond to natural and man-made calamities. Both panels will meet on Thursday and Friday (April 10 to 11, 2014) for the eighth round of negotiations. Defens... Read Full Story - PH-US to res...
  • BFP sets up “Lakbay Alalay” 2014

    SORSOGON CITY, April 10 (PIA) – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) central station here has stepped up measures in time for the observance of Lenten season and summer vacation (SUMVAC) this year by setting up motorist assistance dubbed as “Lakbay Alalay”. BFP City Fire Marshal SInsp Walter B. Marcial said he had directed his operation and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel to set up the “Lakbay Alalay” starting April 1 to render assistance to motorists ... Read Full Story - BFP sets up ...
  • President Aquino leads 72nd ‘Araw ng Kagitingan’ celebration in Bataan

    MANILA, April 10-- President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday led top government officials, foreign dignitaries, and surviving World War II veterans in the celebration of the 72nd Araw ng Kagitingan at the Dambana ng Kagitingan in Mt. Samat, Pilar, Bataan. In his speech, President Aquino gave tribute to the Filipino World War II veterans, saying they best exemplify patriotism, heroism and sacrifice for country. “Perhaps if one asks the current generation about the meaning of sacri... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Motorists’ assistance center now in place in Cabugao for Lenten break

    Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, April 9 (PIA) – The town has started gearing up for the droves of tourists who will troop to tourist sites during the Lenten break. Motorists’ assistance was set in place through the Oplan Summer Vacation Tourist Assistance Center (Oplan SUMVAC). Chief Insp. Willian N. Nerona, the town’s police chief, said the center will operate 24 hours to ensure smooth traffic flow and hassle-free observance of the Holy Week. The center ensures high police... Read Full Story - Motorists’ a...
  • Japan reiterates support for lasting peace in Mindanao

    PILAR, Bataan, April 9 (PIA) -- Learning valuable lessons from history, Japan has shifted gear from being a Philippine adversary to an ally in pursuing peace and prosperity, particularly in Mindanao. In his speech during the 72nd Araw ng Kagitingan rites today, Japanese ambassador Toshinao Urabe said that the two nations are now strategic partners sharing common values. "We are proud of and are committed to continue our contribution in peacekeeping efforts in Mindanao. Japan ... Read Full Story - Japan reiter...
  • Gov't sees growing legion of peace campaigners for Bangsamoro pact--Deles

    BULUAN, Maguindanao, April 9 -- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles has expressed confidence that the five provinces in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will stick it out in the envisioned Bangsamoro region, saying the government is expecting a growing legion of peace advocates campaigning for the entrenchment of the Bangsamoro government.“I think we can be confident about the results of the plebiscite… What we expect is palaki ng pal... Read Full Story - Gov't sees g...
  • Ifugao PPOC seeks  help of National Road Board for road safety measures Ifugao PPOC seeks  help of National Road Board for road safety measures

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, April 10PIA) - - The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC)  is seeking the help  of the National Road Board(NRB)  for the installation of roads signage and construction of super elevation to help ensure the safety of commuters in the province. Through Resolution No. 2014 – 01, the PPOC   requested NRB  through Executive Director Rodolfo Escalona to assist in the installation of road signages and construction of super elevation by appro... Read Full Story - Ifugao PPOC ...
  • Lanao Norte legal office continues to assist concerns of community members

    TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, April 9 (PIA) – Now on its fourth year, the Provincial Legal Office (PLO) of Lanao del Norte continues to implement the Barangay Legal Awareness Program (BLAP) under the ‘Kabarangayan Sigurado’ program of Governor Khalid Dimaporo.BLAP was conceived after it was observed that aside from the usual dental and medical needs of residents, there is also a need to address legal concerns at the barangay level, explained PLO head Atty. Jonathan Puno.Part of the s... Read Full Story - Lanao Norte ...
  • Gov’t gives access to partner countries, multilateral agencies on content management of FAiTH website

    MANILA, April 9 -- To further enhance transparency mechanisms in government, 64 partner countries and seven multilateral organizations will be given access to the content management system of the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) website, Malacañang announced on Monday. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a statement, called this development “a significant step forward” in the Aquino administration’s commitment to build back better communities devastat... Read Full Story - Gov’t gives ...
  • 44th, 102nd IB spearhead ‘Youth Leadership Summit’

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, April 9 (PIA) – The 44th Infantry Battalion spearheaded the conduct of Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) together with the 102nd Infantry “Igsoon” Brigade last April 5 at the 102nd IB headquarters in Barangay Sanito, this municipality. Some 47 participants composed of youth leaders and students from the different barangays of Kabasalan town attended the activity. Topics discussed the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Inter... Read Full Story - 44th, 102nd ...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PLGU gives cash incentive to Palarong pambansa medalists

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 8 (PIA) – Two Novo Vizcayanos Palarong Pambansa medalists recently received cash incentive from the  provincial government here. The incentive was given as the provincial government revived the sports ordinance designed to provide cash incentive among athletes who have shown prowess and grabbed medals in the national and international games. Governor Ruth Padilla  gave the checks amounting to P15,000.00 and P5,000... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • NOLCOM celebrates 27 years of public service, nation building

    CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, April 9 (PIA) -- Public service and nation building emerged as the soul of the 27th Founding Anniversary of the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. NOLCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, Jr. said that this year’s theme “Dalawampu’t Pitong Taong Bayanihan, Tungo sa Kapayapaan, Kaunlaran at Kasaganahan” highlighted the transformation of armed forces’ campaign goals, gearing toward lasting pea... Read Full Story - NOLCOM celeb...
  • Senate readies for lengthy debates over Bangsamoro Law – Guingona

    LEGAZPI CITY, April 9 (PIA) – The road to peace is indeed long, winding and circuitous as Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona admits that lengthy and spirited debates can be expected once the Bangsamoro Basic Law reaches the upper house for its passage. “I am sure that the entire process will not be easy as the senate expects lengthy debates on the matter and I even expect that appeals will be filed in the Supreme Court,” Guingona told the Sorsogon local media in a ... Read Full Story - Senate readi...
  • Cebuano News: Kasabutan sa GRP-MILF, tulay sa kahusay, kalinaw

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 8 (PIA) -- Dako ang paglaum ni Bise Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas nga mahimong tulay sa pagkab-ot sa tiunay nga kahusay ug kalinaw ang pagpirma sa Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) tali sa gobyerno ug Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Dugang niini, ang padayon nga sultihay makatabang usab nga mahunong ang panagbangi dinhi sa pulo sa Mindanao, sumpay sa bise mayor. Matud niya nga wala'y di mahimo kun ang tanan andam nga magtambayayong ug m... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Kalinga  police  forms  anti-criminality task force

     TABUK CITY, Kalinga, April 8 (PIA) - - The Kalinga Provincial Police Office (KPPO) recently organized the Oplan Kalinga Task Force for the joint operations of the Philippine National Police, Army and national support units to intensify the campaign against criminality in the province.KPPO OIC Senior Superintendent  Victor Wanchakan during the briefing said “the Oplan sets the guidelines and procedures relative to the efficient and effective intensified anti-criminality campaign,... Read Full Story - Kalinga &nbs...
  • Palace vows to solve slaying of journalist

    MANILA, April 8 --- The Palace on Monday vowed to solve the slaying of journalist Rubylita Garcia in Cavite. "We extend our condolences to the family of the late Rubylita Garcia and we promise that we will pursue this heinous death," Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a press briefing in Malacanang. Citing information from the Philippine National Police, Lacierda said investigators have already produced an artist's sketch of the gunman “through the statem... Read Full Story - Palace vows ...
  • PH,Palau hold first technical meeting on exclusive economic zone boundaries

    MANILA,  April 8 – Atty. Gilberto G.B. Asuque, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan and Mr. Fritz Koshiba, Senior Adviser to the President of the Republic of Palau and Chairman of the Palau Territory and Boundary Task Force, exchange the signed Record of Discussion on the First Technical Meeting on Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Boundaries between the Philippines and Palau. The two officials led their respective countries’ delegations to the... Read Full Story - PH,Palau hol...
  • Cebuano News: Konsehal naninguha mahitsasan ang Women Children Protection Desk

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 8 (PIA) -- Si Konsehal Edna Dahino, chairman sa komite sa women and family relations, naninguha nga mahitsasan sa gikinahanglang gamit ang buhatan sa Women Children Protection Desk (WCPD). Kini human ang konsehal mipahigayon ug pagsusi sa WCPD sa napulo ka presinto sa Cagayan de Oro Police Office (COCPO). Ang WCPD namugna niadtong tuig 1997 pinasubay sa Memo Circular 97-110 sa National Headquarters sa kwerpo sa kapulisan. Tumong niini nga mapan... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tagalog News: Palasyo nangakong lutasin ang pagpaslang sa mamamahayag

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 8 (PIA) - Ipinangako ng Palasyo noong Lunes na lutasin ang ginawang pagpaslang sa mamamahayag na si Rubylita Garcia ng Cavite. “Iniabot naming an gaming pakikiramay sa pamilya ng namayapang si Rubylita Garcia at ipinangako namin na ipagpatuloy ang paglutas ng karumaldumal na krimen na ito,” sabi ni Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda sa isang panayam sa media sa Malakanyang. Tukoy ang impormasyon mula sa Philippine National Police sinabi ni Lacierda ... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • DOJ trains students, police officers on anti-trafficking law

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, April 7 (PIA) - - The Department of Justice (DOJ) region 2 has conducted a series of trainings with some police officers and students in different towns and schools in the region. Atty. Rodolfo Manaloto, prosecutor, said the training team of DOJ has accomplished 21 trainings with students, police officers and representatives of regional line agencies last year and in the first quarter of this year to capacitate them on the provisions of the human trafficking in pe... Read Full Story - DOJ trains s...
  • DavNor tightens security for PRISAA 2014

      DAVAO DEL NORTE, (PIA) – The provincial government here has imposed tight security in all vicinities utilized for the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) National Games from  April 6 to April 12 During the press conference at Big 8 Hotel, Governor Rodolfo del Rosario said that he tasked the provincial police to enforce stringent security measures in the venues of the PRISAA games including the schools, where the players and coaches were billeted. I... Read Full Story - DavNor tight...
  • Abra mayor commends police for apprehending drug pusher

     SAALAPADAN, Abra, April 8 (PIA) -- Mayor Nenita M. Cardenas commended the local police for apprehending a drug pusher as she appealed  for the cooperation of  to save their children from the dangers of illegal drugs.Cardenas commended their local police headed by Senior Inspector Ricky Dangioan, for nabbing  one  Jerome Ballacillo,  from Licuan-Baay but  married in  Maguyepyep, here.In his report, Dangioan said they confiscated  10 sachets of shabu v... Read Full Story - Abra mayor c...
  • LBC staff recognized for turning over marijuana package to cops

     TABUK CITY, Kalinga, April 8 (PIA) - -  Jessie T. Bona, an employee of the LBC Express Padala of Tabuk City was  recognized  by the Kalinga Provincial Police Office (KPPO) during the monthly Distinguished Guest Program for submitting a marijuana package to the police. Based on  police reports, two  women  tried to send a package  to a certain Rodney Formaran of barangay 5, Coron, in Palawan last March 14.  Bona  asked the suspects... Read Full Story - LBC staff re...
  • Tagalog news: 2 Atleta ng Nueva Vizcaya, tumanggap ng insentibo mula sa PLGU

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 9 (PIA) – Tumanggap ng insentibo ang dalawang atleta ng probinsiya kamakailan  mula sa provincial government bilang premyo sa kanilang pagkakuha ng medalya sa Palarong Pambansa. Tinanggap nila John Ivan Jovinal na gold medalist sa larong high jump ang P15,000.00 na insentibo haban Sports  P5,000.00 naman kay Marc Kevin Labog na sumungkit ng bronze medal sa larong chess mula sa Palarong Pambansa. Personal na binigay ni Gov. Ruth Padilla an... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Deles urges strengthening of ASEAN peace institute towards collective prosperity, security 

    MANILA, April 8  -- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Monday called for the strengthening of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) to become “a strategic force not only for peace, but for human freedom, common prosperity, and collective security in the region.” Deles addressed international delegates in her keynote speech at the Symposium on Peace Processes and Initiatives, organized by the AIPR at the Peninsula ... Read Full Story - Deles urges ...
  • Fire sets Cagayan building ablaze

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 7 (PIA) – A three-hour fire gutted two second floor offices of a building within the provincial government compound Saturday evening in what is called the biggest fire incident ever to hit the provincial government in recent years.  Dr. Mildred Abella, Provincial Agriculturist and whose office possibly suffered the most damage said all office records were razed to the floor as virtually nothing was salvaged.  “It’s unfortunate that the ... Read Full Story - Fire sets Ca...
  • Deles lauds all-out support of Maguindanao LGU to peace process

    BULUAN, Maguindanao, Apr. 8 (PIA)   --    Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Quintos Deles cited the unflinching support of the Maguindanao provincial government to the  peace  process, particularly to the  newly-signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).Deles was  here  as the   guest of  honor of the  "Ka-PEACEtahan ng Maguindanao"   kanduli  hosted   by  Gov. Esmael ... Read Full Story - Deles lauds...
  • Bayanihan outreach program held in Zambo. Norte’s southernmost towns 

    DIPOLOG CITY, April 8 (PIA) –The 101st Infantry Brigade and the 10IB Tabak Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in partnership with the provincial government of Zamboanga del Norte, the office of Congressman Isagani S. Amatong of the province’s third district, and the municipalities of Siocon, Sibuco, Sirawai and Baliguian conducted a five-day Bayanihan outreach program last April 2-6. The program sought to extend basic government services to the greater nu... Read Full Story - Bayanihan ou...
  • Zambo youth tackles peace, disaster preparedness in peace camp

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 8  (PIA) – About 80 young leaders composed of out-of-school youth (OSY) and students from local schools and universities here are attending a peace camp initiated by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), in coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), from April 6-8 at the Girl Scout Camp in Abong-Abong.  Yusuf Morales of the NCMF’s Bureau of Peace and Conflict Resolution (BPCR) said that they will be orienting the yo... Read Full Story - Zambo youth ...
  • Talaingod ready to assist bakwits

    TALAINGOD, DAVAO DEL NORTE- The municipal government of Talaingod in Davao del Norte is ready to assist evacuees (bakwits) who were displaced by recent clashes between the Philippine Army and New People’s Army guerillas. Talaingod Mayor Basilio Libayao said that help is being readied as the town council has declared a State of Calamity with funds allocated to help the displaced persons which is estimated to number 2,352 individuals. Vice-Mayor Francisco Gepulla Jr. said that an a... Read Full Story - Talaingod re...
  • Anti-smoking operation nets over 500 tobacco billboard ads in Nueva Vizcaya town

    SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya, April 7 (PIA) – A confiscatory operation for prohibited advertisements, posters and billboards on  smoking  was recently conducted in this town. The operation which were recently conducted by joint forces of the Philippine National Police and local officials resulted in the confiscation of  more than 500 advertisements and billboards promoting smoking in near public places this town. The operation ‘baklas’ (confiscation) was  ... Read Full Story - Anti-smoking...
  • Palasyo mipahayag nga ang rehibilitasyon sa dakbayan sa Zamboanga  nagpadayon 

    PAGADIAN CITY, April 8 (PIA) Ang Malakanyang mihatag kaseguruhan sa mga mulupyo sa dakbayan sa Zamboanga nga ang kagamhanan mihimo sa ilang kabahin pag-rehabilitate sa mga naapektuhang komunidad sa gubat. Kini mao ang reaction ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. sa mga taho nga ang United Nations ang nahikurat sa kahimtang sa mga namakwit sa dakbayan sa Zamboanga. Sa press briefing nga gipalanog sa dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, si Coloma nagkanay... Read Full Story - Palasyo mipa...
  • Tagalog news:OPAPP, nagbigay ng oryentasyon sa OccMin hinggil sa programang kapayapaan

    MAMBURAO, Occidental Mindoro, Abr 6 (PIA) – Nagpadala ng kinatawan ang Office of the Presidential Adviser of the Peace Process (OPAPP) upang magbigay ng oryentasyon hinggil sa Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) sa mga nagbabalik- loob na mga rebelde o former rebels. Si Christopher Asuzena ng OPAPP ang nagsibing resource person ng paksa sa CLIP, ang programa ng pamahalaan na nagbibigay ayuda sa mga nakatalaga ng programa ng lokal na pamahalaan para sa mga dating rebelde.&nb... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Bagong kumander ng 7ID, iniluklok

    FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija Abril 7 (PIA) – Iniluklok na kamakailan ang bagong pinuno ng 7th Infantry Division- Philippine Army na tubong San Fernando, La Union at mula sa Philippine Military Academy “Matikas” Class ng 1983 na si Brigadier General Glorioso Miranda. Ayon sa bagong upong kumander, marami mang pagkakaiba ang bawat tao sa paniniwala, propesyon,  at pamumuhay ay may pagkakapareho-pareho din sa mithiing kaunlaran at kapayapaan. Bago maupo bilang ... Read Full Story - Bagong kuman...
  • Gov't finding ways to improve benefits for war veterans -- Palace

    MANILA, April 7 -- The government continues to find ways to improve the benefits for Filipino war veterans and their families, Malacañang on Sunday said. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio 'Sonny' Coloma, Jr.  reported that the Department of National Defense (DND) through the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) in 2013  was able to pay  total administrative disability (TAD) arrears amounting to P2.877-bi... Read Full Story - Gov't findin...
  • Baguio police ready for the influx of tourists  this summer

    BAGUIO CITY, April  7 (PIA) - - With the exodus vacationers in this mountain resort city this summer, the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) activated “Implan Summer Vacation”.Baguio City police  chief, Senior Superintendent Rolando Miranda  formed 27 police assistance desk positioned strategically in most visited tourist destinations in the city.A   total of 359 volunteers  who are provided with uniform,  will augment the regular police force of the ... Read Full Story - Baguio polic...
  • Suspected NPA rebels torch mining firm, trucks in Agusan

    BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 7 (PIA) – Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members raided the Phil Alstron Mining Corporation compound in Purok 4, Brgy. Tagmamarkay, Tubay town in Agusan del Norte at around 1:50am on Saturday, April 5, 2014, revealed police report. According to PInsp Roderick Aranas of Tubay Municipal Police Station, the front portion of the two dump trucks and side portion of the backhoe and a mining firm’s building were partially burned. A single ‘Sunriser... Read Full Story - Suspected NP...
  • Tagalog News: Ikinalulugod ng Malakanyang ang suporta ng CPP-NPA-NDF sa West Philippine Sea

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 7 (PIA) - Ikinalulugod ng Malakanyang ang sinabi ng Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army- National Democratice Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) ang kanilang suporta sa pag-angkin ng bansa sa pinagtatalunang langkay ng mga isla na nasa West Philippine Sea. Sinabi ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. noong Linggo sa isang panayam sa media na pinarinig sa pamamagitan ng dzRB Radyo ng Bayan na pinuri ng Malakanyang ang s... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • PRO-10 intensifies efficiency, quality service among police officers

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 7 (PIA) – Police Regional Office (PRO)-10 gears up for the strategic focus of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Competence Organizational Discipline Excellence Development-Professionalism (CODE-P 2013) and beyond. Hence, PRO-10 continues to recognize every week laudable achievements of its police officers who displayed the highest commitment to duty worthy of emulation. According to Police Chief Superintendent Isagani F. Genabe Jr, regional direct... Read Full Story - PRO-10 inten...
  • Police assures security for 2014 Capiztahan

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, April 7 (PIA6 (PIA) – Security plans for the upcoming 113th foundation anniversary of the establishment of the civil government of Capiz is already in place.Capiz Police Director Ulysses Caton of the Philippine National Police said that the police is now ready to ensure the peace and order situation for the province’s celebration dubbed as Capiztahan which will run from April 11 to 15 this year.During the recent press conference called by the One Capiz Foundation a... Read Full Story - Police assur...
  • PNP-Kalinga braces for Oplan Sumvac 

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, April 7 (PIA)  - - The Philippine National Police-Kalinga braces for  the expected  volume of travelers  during the Holy Week and  summer vacation. Provincial Director SSupt Victor Wanchakan informed part of the operation plan (oplan) for summer vacation (SumVac)  includes putting-up of assistance kiosks at strategic points along major roads in the province. Lakbay Alalay, according to Wanchakan, is an inter-agency project nationw... Read Full Story - PNP-Kalinga ...
  • PNP-PRO6 proposes 3 ‘transformation’ projects

    ILOILO CITY, April 7 (PIA6) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Regional Office-6 here seeks to gain more strides forward in the pursuit of its transformation program in Western Visayas with the support of stakeholders under the framework of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for Police Transformation and Development.To do this, PNP-PRO6 proposed three projects that focus on personnel capability enhancement, mustering community support for it, and police-community relations... Read Full Story - PNP-PRO6 pro...
  • Mobile civil registration project to help 100,000 Haiyan survivors restore their civil documents

    PALO, Leyte, April 7 (PIA) - DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman  is set to lead in the launching on April 7 of the Mobile Civil Registration Project that is envisioned to help Haiyan survivors restore their civil documents. Ms. Leslie Wright of UNDP informed the Philippine Information Agency said the launching which will be held at the Tierra de Milagros, Barangay Arado, Palo, Leyte will help about 100,000 typhoon Yolanda survivors restore their civil registration documents which were destro... Read Full Story - Mobile civil...
  • Public warns over online selling, buying of “fly-high” tablets

    QUEZON CITY, 7 April (PIA) – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed concern over the selling and purchasing of illegal drugs online. PDEA chief Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said that the ongoing online selling and purchasing of “fly-high” tablets that contain methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and ecstasy (party drug) can also send dangerous drugs to an address virtually anywhere in the world. PDEA made the disclosure after the arrest of a male Indian... Read Full Story - Public warns...
  • Cebuano News: PDEA, nipasidaan batok sa gibaligyang fly high tablet sa internet

    MANILA, April 07 (PIA)--Nipasidaan sa publiko ang Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) batok sa nikatap nga gibaligyang bawal nga tambal nga fly high sa internet. Kining maong tambal adunay sangkap nga methamphetamine hydrochloride nga hingpit nga gibawal sa nasud tungod sa makadaot nga epekto niini sa katilingban. Una nang nasakmit sa PDEA ug Bureau of Customs (BoC) ang may 500 kabuok nga fly high sa post office sa Manila nga giingong gikan sa Netherlands. Matud pa sa tigpam... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Makati warns public anew of scam solicitations

    MAKATI CITY, April 7 (PIA) -- Makati police chief S/Supt. Manuel Lukban, Jr. is once again warning the public of an ongoing scam that allegedly uses the name of their city mayor. Lukban said the suspects, who have been reportedly posing as Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay to solicit donations from companies and establishments, have apparently been opening multiple bank accounts in branches of various banks all over Metro Manila, which they use to attempt to milk money... Read Full Story - Makati warns...
  • Reg’l Youth Advisory Councils to participate in 2014 Nat’l Summit on Teen Pregnancy

    BUTUAN CITY, April 7 (PIA) –The Regional Youth Advisory Councils nationwide are set to participate in the 2014 National Summit on Teen Pregnancy on April 24-25 at the Subic International Hotel, Subic Freeport Zone, Subic, Zambales. The National Youth Commission (NYC), Department of Health (DOH), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Inter-Agency Group on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) are the ones organizing said summit. According to ASec. Percival V. Cenda&nt... Read Full Story - Reg’l Youth ...
  • City exec supports police, PDEA against anti-illegal drug campaign

    SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, April 7 (PIA) – The local chief executive of this city has expressed his full support to the police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) against illegal drugs. City mayor Joseph Tan made his support after PDEA agents and police force conducted an anti-illegal drug operations in an urban barangays here where they nabbed illegal drugs pushers and users. Tan condemned the people who are involved in illegal drug trade as they are destroying ... Read Full Story - City exec su...
  • Gov't. line agencies lauded for help in peace and dev't. efforts

    DAVAO CITY, April 8 (PIA) A top officer of the 10th Infantry Division lauded members of the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies (ARENA) for the synergy shared gearing towards the peace and development in Davao Region. Speaking during the 2nd Quarter Flag-ceremony of all line-government agencies at the People’s Park, Major General Ariel Bernardo, commander of the 10th Infantry Division urged all agencies to continue the push for peace and development through ac... Read Full Story - Gov't. line ...
  • Anti-trafficking council conducts 13 rescue operations last year

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 7 (PIA) - -  Operatives of the Inter-Agency Council against Trafficking (IACAT) in region 2 has conducted 13 rescue operations on trafficked persons last year all over the region. Atty. Rodolfo Manaloto, prosecutor from the Department of Justice, reported that members of the council composed of  DOJ, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine National Police, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and other part... Read Full Story - Anti-traffic...
  • Gov Padilla pushes  for cultural dances in public events

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 7 (PIA) – There is a need to show more cultural dances and songs in public events and programs in the province inorder to preserve and promote the Filipino culture especially among the youth, Governor Ruth Padilla here said Monday. Padilla, acknowledging a cultural dance number by the employees of the Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) during a regular flag raising program at the provincial capitol said she will be collaborating with the official... Read Full Story - Gov Padilla ...
  • TAGALOG News: DTI, hinimok ang mga negosyante na ibigay ang tamang sukli sa mga mamimili

    DAGUPAN CITY, Abril 6 (PIA) – Hinimok ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ang mga negosyante na protektahan ang karapatan ng bawat mamimili sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng tamang sukli sa publiko. Ayon kay Director Peter Mangabat ng DTI- Pangasinan, binigay ng ahensya ang paalala o notice sa mga malalaki at maliliit na negosyante dahil sa pinaigting nitong layunin na protektahan ang publiko laban sa mga mapaglinlang o hindi magandang ugali sa pagnenegosyo . Sinabi ni Mangab... Read Full Story - TAGALOG News...
  • Search continues for Chinese tourist, Filipino hotel employee from Sabah

    MANILA, April 6 -- Security forces from the Philippines are conducting search and rescue operations in Mindanao following a kidnapping incident in Sabah, Malaysia, the Palace said on Saturday. On Wednesday, a Chinese tourist and a Filipino hotel employee were abducted by gunmen in Sabah, Malaysia, known for its natural attractions and scuba diving sites. The Armed Forces of the Philippines is conducting search and rescue operations in “probable areas”  in Basulta (Basi... Read Full Story - Search conti...
  • Nueva Vizcaya officials push  one-stop-shop scheme for drugs, medicines among LGU-run hospitals

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 4 (PIA)  – Provincial officials here are pushing for a one-stop-shop style of hospital pharmacies in a bid to provide common drugs and medicines available to hospital patients. The proposed measure involves the stocking of common drugs and medicines among public hospitals managed by the provincial government here. The measure is aimed at addressing the problem on insufficient drug and medicine supply among the public hospitals in the prov... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Palace hopes Santiago-Ferrer meeting could thresh out legality issue on CAB

    MANILA, April 6 -- The Palace said it hopes Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago could meet government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer to discuss the legality of the newly signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).While Senator Santiago said she supports the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, she’s worried about its constitutionality. The senator also said she wanted to ensure the CAB could pass the constitutionality test which is why she is questioning its legali... Read Full Story - Palace hopes...
  • PH pursues legal, peaceful means in WPS maritime dispute, says DFA

    MANILA, April 5 – The Philippines will continue to use legal and peaceful means in defending its position on the West Philippine Sea, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). “By going to arbitration, the Philippines has signaled its fidelity to international law,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario said in a statement released yesterday. “The Philippines, at this point, will not be able to reply to detailed questions regarding its submissio... Read Full Story - PH pursues l...
  • Nueva Vizcaya implements P3.5M water works project

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 3 (PIA) -  A P3.5 million project designed to improve the delivery of potable water system in the province has been completed by the provincial government. The project which will benefit subscribers in Solano and Bayombong towns was completed in March 19, 2014 involved the improvement, rehabilitation and expansion of pipelines of the  Barobbob reservoir in barangay  Masoc in this town, said Danilo Dominguez, PWWS officer-in-... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Malacanang defends constitutionality of Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

    MANILA, April 5 -- The Palace on Friday defended the constitutionality of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). “The instruction of the President in negotiating for the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro was to make sure that it will be within the parameters of the Constitution. We believe certainly that the CAB can withstand constitutional scrutiny, judicial scrutiny,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told reporters during a press briefing.Reacting... Read Full Story - Malacanang d...
  • DTI to business retailers : Give exact change

    DTI to shop owners: Give exact changeBy Venus May SarmientoDAGUPAN CITY, Apr 5 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry  (DTI) is putting a stop to the business practice of shortchanging the public each time they make a purchase. Director Peter Mangabat of DTI- Pangasinan said a notice was given to retailers asking them to give exact change whenever a customer buys an item. The move was DTI’s commitment to protect the consumers against deceptive sales and prac... Read Full Story - DTI to busin...
  • Kinaray-a news: Kapulisan sa Antique nagapamatok sa iligal nga pasugal

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Abril 5 (PIA6) - - Mga kapulisan sa Antique nagapabaskug kang andang kumpanya kontra sa iligal nga pasugal. Dya pagkatapos nga ginporma ang Anti-Illegal Gambling Task Force ni Antique Police Provincial Office (APPO) Director, Police Senior Supt. Celestino B. Guara, Jr. Ang paghimo kang task force alinsunod sa Special Orders Number 30 nga ginpetsahan kang Marso 25, 2014 kang APPO, sa diin ang pito ka miyembro nga grupo nga ginapangunahan ni Police Senior Inspecto... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a ne...
  • New 5th ID commander vows to involve stakeholders for peace, security 

    CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, Gamu, Isabela, April 4 (PIA) – The newly-installed army division commander of the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army vowed to involve all stakeholders in the society to maintain and preserve peace and security in its area of operations. Major General Benito Antonio De Leon made his intention during the turn over of command here yesterday.  De Leon said the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) &n... Read Full Story - New 5th ID c...
  • 73 new police officers pass RTS training

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, April 4 (PIA) – At least 73 new police officers will be joining the police force after passing the training prescribed by the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC). The police officers have undergone a one-year rigid training at the Regional Training School (RTS) 2 based at Minante 1, Cauayan City, Police Chief Inspector Telesforo Malillin said.  He added that the 30 graduates hailed from region 1, while 28 from Region 2 and 15 from Co... Read Full Story - 73 new polic...
  • Tagalog news: Mga resolusyon para sa kaligtasan at seguridad ng OrMin, naipasa

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Abr 4 (PIA) – Tatlong ordinansa ang naipasa ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) sa kanilang pinakahuling sesyong isinagawa sa Batasang Panlalawigan sa lungsod ng Calapan. Una dito ay ang pag-apruba sa Resolusyon Bilang 2098-2014 na humihingi ng tulong kay PSSupt. Ronaldo Faustino De Jesus, Provincial Director ng Philippine National Police (PNP) na magtalaga ng 24/7 checkpoints sa iba’t ibang estratehikong lugar sa lalawigan.  Ito ay upang maiwasan o ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • PDEA busts 5 suspected drug pushers 

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 2 (PIA) - -Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) region 2 arrested five suspected drug pushers in a buy-bust operations condcuted in Sanchez Mira here and in Santiago City in Isabela yesterday. Juvenal Azurin, regional director, said the arrest of the suspects is part of PDEA's effort to run after drug pushers in region 2 and rid the region of drug addiction. "Two drug operatives were dis... Read Full Story - PDEA busts 5...
  • Army troops in NegOr kills 2 rebels, recovers 5 firearms

    NEGROS ORIENTAL, April 4 (PIA) -- Two of the five members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encountered with army troops of 79th Infantry Battalion yesterday at sitio Makasakasa, Barangay Balayong, Pamplona town, Negros Oriental. Army information officer Capt. Crescencio Gargar said the firef fight ensued for 20 minutes with running gunbattle as the enemy withdrew towards different directions leaving behind two dead and one injured rebel companions. In a press... Read Full Story - Army troops ...
  • PH, Singapore agree on enhanced defense, security cooperation

    MANILA, April 4 -- The Philippines and Singapore agreed on a greater defense and security cooperation after President Benigno S. Aquino III and visiting Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam met in Malacanang on Thursday. President Aquino said the enhanced defense and security cooperation includes high-level military training, and educational and intelligence exchanges between the two countries. The Philippines has proposed the holding of a Defense Dialogue to further strengthen this... Read Full Story - PH, Singapor...
  • Tagalog news: Panukala sa kasaganaan ng gamot sa mga ospital sa Nueva Vizcaya, nasa third reading na

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 4 (PIA) – Nasa third at final reading na sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) ang panukalang magbibigay ng sapat at saganang gamot sa mga pampublikong ospital sa lalawigan na pinamamahalaan ng provincial government. Ayon kay board member Pepito Balgos, author ng nasabing panukala, kasalukuyan na rin ang kanilang pakikipagpulong sa mga doctor ng mga PLGU hospitals sa Nueva Vizcaya upang mapag-aralan ang pagpapatupad sa nasabing panukala sa pamamagitan ng Dru... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Pangasinenses praise PNoy for the Bangsamoro peace pact

    DAGUPAN CITY, April 4 (PIA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III heaped praises from Pangasinenses after the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was inked on Thursday. Dagupan City Councilor Jose Netu Tamayo said the signing of the agreement was an outstanding achievement for PNoy. “The signing of the Bangsamoro Agreement is a great signal for peace with our Muslim brothers and a big breakthrough of our ... Read Full Story - Pangasinense...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PVET neutralizes 5,953 dogs on rabies infection

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 3 (PIA)  – At least 5,953 dogs have been vaccinated by the Provincial Veterinary (PVET) office here as part of its provincewide campaign  on rabies prevention and control in the province. Dr. Cristopher Seraspi, provincial veterinarian said that their dog vaccination activities started in January this year were conducted in support of the Rabies Awareness Month. “We are also doing this regularly and continuously to ensure ... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • NCRPO receives motorcycles from PCCCII

    TAGUIG CITY, 4 April (PIA) – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) received motorcycles donated by the Philippine Chinese Chambers Of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PCCCII). NCRPO chief Carmelo E. Valmoria received the brand new motorcycles from PCCI representative Mr. Jose G. Go during the turnover ceremony yesterday at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. Valmoria thanked the PCCI for supporting NCRPO in all their undertakings through the years. He also highly appreciated... Read Full Story - NCRPO receiv...
  • DavNor LGU assists displaced families in Talaingod clash

     DAVAO DEL NORTE – The Provincial Government of Davao del Norte has released family food packs to Ata-Manobo families who were displaced by the ongoing military operation in Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod town. Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Arlene Semblante reported that some 557 families or 2,395 individuals were affected by the encounter. The Lumads (Indigenous Peoples) come from the sitios of Bagang, Nalubas, Basakan, Saso, Laslakan, Sambulong... Read Full Story - DavNor LGU a...
  • Hiligaynon News: BFP: Mag-andam sa sunog sini nga summer

    SYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Abril 4 (PIA6) - - Ginapanawagan sang Bureau of Fire Protection 6 ang publiko nga magpabilin nga ma-inamdamon sini nga summer bangud sa nabalhag nga pagsaka sang pagluntad sang sunog sa rehiyon.Ginpakita sang datus sang BFP 6 nga ang numero sang insidente sang sunog sa Kabisayaan Nakatungdan ang nagsaka sang 56.9 porsyento nga may 566 ka insidente sa nahauna nga tatlo ka bulan sang sini nga tuig 2014, ipaanggid sa 322 sa amo man nga tion sang nagligad nga tuig.Ginapakita... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Cebuano News: Gobyerno, padayong bukas pagpakigsulti kauban sa NDF

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Abril 4 (PIA) – Magpabiling bukas ang gobyerno sa pagpakigsulti kabahin sa kalinaw kauban ang gitawag nga mga 'communist insurgents,' partikular sa National Democratic Front (NDF). Kini alang niadtong mga sakop sa NDF nga buot magsugod sa mga imporml nga mga pakighinabi sa bulan sa Mayo, matud pa ni Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., kaniadtong milabay nga Domingo.“Magpadayong bukas ang atong gobyerno sa pagpakig estorya ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tagalog News: Mga Embahada ng Pilipinas sa Damascus at Beirut, IOM inilikas ang 37 Pilipino mula Syria

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 4 (PIA) - Noong Marso 6, ang mga embahada ng Pilipinas sa Damscus, Syria at Beirut, Lebanon kasama ang suporta ng International Organization for Migration (IOM) na nasa Damascus at Lebanon sa uulitin ay matagumpay na nagsagawa ng paglilipat pauwi sa Pilipinas ng isa pang grupo ng 37 Pilipino mula sa Syria. Ang IOM ay siyang nagbigay ng pamasahe sa eroplano, panlupang transportasyon at pagkain ng mga inilikas. Isang kuponan mula sa embahada ng Pilipinas na kasama sina V... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Cebuano News: Duha ka rebelde patay sa enkwentro sa Pamplona, NegOr

    NEGROS ORIENTAL, Abril 4 (PIA) -- Duha sa lima ka miembro sa New People's Army (NPA) ang patay sa hitabong enkwentro sa mga sundalo sa 79th Infantry Battalion sa Philippine Army pinangulohan ni LtCol Harry Pascua niadtong Abril 3, 2014 didto sa Sitio Makasakasa, Barangay Balayoang, Pamplona, Negros Oriental.Matud ni Captain Cresencio Gargar ang tigpamaba sa grupo sa military nahitabo ang pagbinaylo-ay ug bala sulod sa 20 minutos nga mikalas sa sa kinabuhi sa duha ka NPA nga naila lamang sa n... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • LGU-Butuan to commemorate this year’s 'Araw ng Kagitingan'

    BUTUAN CITY, April 4 (PIA) – The city government here through Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr is set to commemorate this year’s Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, with a program to be held at the Veterans Monument, City Library Compound. During the program, a wreath-laying activity will be conducted to be led by the following officials: Veterans Federation of the Philippines Regional Vice President Hadji Andres Atega; City Vice Mayor Angelo Calo; Agusan del Norte 1st District Congres... Read Full Story - LGU-Butuan t...
  • Rebels killed, wounded in an encounter with Army troops 

    Central Visayas, April 4 (PIA) --- Armed Forces of the Philippines –Central Command (AFP-CentCom) reported an encounter between the 79th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army and some NPA rebels, 6:30 a.m. (April 3) with two rebels killed and one wounded at Barangay Balayong, Pamplona, Negros Oriental.  The wounded rebel is yet to be indentified.AFP-CentCom also reported  that while the platoon minus of Charlie Company, led by 1LT JOHN TUMAMAO of the Philippine Army... Read Full Story - Rebels kille...
  • WCPD Dumaguete reports high incidents of women abuse in 2013 

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Apr. 3 (PIA) – The Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) of the Dumaguete City Police noted an increase in the number of reported cases on physical abuse against women in 2013.  SPO1 Jinky Alalong, WCPD Chief of the City PNP disclosed in a Kapihan Forum here that cases of physical abuse against women rose to 283 last year with 91 persons arrested, 17 cases filed to court and seven respondents who undergone inquest. The figure is 153 case... Read Full Story - WCPD Dumague...
  • NegOr PDRRMC facilitates SAR training for PNP SCOUT

    DUMAGUETE CITY, April 2 (PIA)  The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) has facilitated a five-day Special Counter-Insurgency Operations Unit Training or (SCOUT) for the 129 policemen of the Philippine National Police in the province. The participants were subjected to a short course on Search and Rescue (SAR) Training at the Senator Lorenzo Teves Aqua Center, Dumaguete City. PDRRMC executive officer Adrian Sedillo said the province assisted in the s... Read Full Story - NegOr PDRRMC...
  • Canada’s ‘Kindness in Action’ provides free dental services to Diffun residents

    DIFFUN, Quuirino, April 3 (PIA)—The ‘Kindness in Action', a non-profit organization of dentists, doctors and hygienists from Canada, in collaboration with the local government unit here conducted a 3-day dental mission at Delfin V. Vaquilar gymnasium last March 31-April 2, 2014. The group, headed by Drs. Bill Sharun and Brenda Nobles, has provided free basic dental care such as pain relief, prevention of diseases, cleaning, filling and cleaning to  h... Read Full Story - Canada’s ‘Ki...
  • PH ready for any backlash from filing of case against China

    MANILA, April 3 -- The government is prepared to face any backlash following its filing of a case against China in an international court over the dispute of the two countries in the West Philippine Sea, the Palace said on Wednesday. “We will protect our national interest, which includes the economy,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said during a press briefing in Malacanang. “It is the duty of government to promote the welf... Read Full Story - PH ready for...
  • Oplan No Mercy Sita ng PNP, nagresulta sa pagkakaimpound ng 179 motorsiklo

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Abril 3 (PIA) -- Umabot sa 179 motorsiklo ang naimpound ng Philippine National Police (PNP) Bulacan sa ilalim ng Oplan: No Mercy Sita nito o kampanya laban sa motorcycle riding criminals (MRCs). Ayon kay Provincial Director Police Senior Superintendent Joel Orduna, nahuli ang mga ito dahil sa iba’t ibang paglabag sa batas trapiko tulad ng pagmamamneho ng walang suot na helmet at hindi kumpletong papeles. Sa ilalim ng Oplan No Mercy Sita, bumuo ang Bul... Read Full Story - Oplan No Mer...
  • Tagalog News: Pilipinas handa sa anomang kalalabasan mula ng maghain ng kaso laban sa China – Palasyo

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 3, 2014 (PIA) - Handang harapin ng pamahalaan ano mang kalalabasan mula ng ito ay magsampa ng kaso laban sa China sa isang pangmundong korte dahil sa hidwaan ng dalawang bansa sa West Philippine Sea, sabi ng Palasyo noong Miyerkoles. “Ipagtanggol natin ang ating pambansang interes, kasama na ang ekonomiya,” sabi ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. sa isang panayam sa media sa Malakanyang. “Tungkulin... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • PIA’s AFEBS gains support from RDRRMC Caraga members

    BUTUAN CITY, April 3 (PIA) – The Advance Forward Emergency Broadcasting System (AFEBS) initiated by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga through regional director Abner Caga has gained appreciation and support from the member-agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) chaired by Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga regional director Liza Mazo during its full council meeting held in one of the local convention centers here. PIA-Caraga dep... Read Full Story - PIA’s AFEBS ...
  • DOH contains measles outbreak in La Union town

    SANTOL, La Union, April 3 (PIA) – Two young children have died from a measles outbreak in an outskirt village here as health officials work on containing the spread of the disease. Dr. Rosario Pamintuan, chief of the Department of Health-Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit head, said 17 residents mostly children in Barangay Tubaday in Sitio Pisnadan were down with measles. “We have provided treatment on affected children,” Pamintuan said. Pamintuan said ... Read Full Story - DOH contains...
  • Cebuano News: Pilipinas andam sa mga reaksyon sa gihimong pagpasaka ug kaso batok sa China: Palasyo 

    SURIGAO DEL SUR, Abril 3 (PIA) - Ang gobyerno sa Pilipinas andam sa pag-atubang sa mga reaksyon human sa gihimong pagpasaka ug kaso batok sa China ngadto sa internasyonal nga korte kalabot na sa panagbangi sa duha ka mga nasud sa West Philippine Sea, sumala pa sa Palasyo niadtong Miyerkules. "Panalipdan nato ang nasudnong interes, nga naglakip sa ekonomiya (We will protect our national interest, which includes the economy)," si Presidential Communications Operations... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • BFP warns dealers on selling fire protection paraphernalia

    SORSOGON CITY, April 3 (PIA) – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in this city warned dealers and the public in general on rampant selling of any fire protection appliance or equipment in Sorsogon City. This following two separate complaints just recently from victims of fraud dealer of fire protection paraphernalia selling them products using the name of the Bureau of Fire Protection to convince them. “To ensure safety of all, I would like to call the attention of the gen... Read Full Story - BFP warns de...
  • Zambo. Norte holds PPOC meeting

    DIPOLOG CITY, April 3 (PIA) - The Zamboanga del Norte Peace and Order Council (ZNPPOC) has recently convened at the Top Plaza Pension here to update its members on the peace and order situation of the province. Police and military top brass in the province together with provincial chiefs of the different line agencies, city and municipal mayors, board members, non-government organizations (NGOs), religious leaders and people’s organizations (POs) participated in the said meeting,... Read Full Story - Zambo. Norte...
  • Tagalog news: 88 loose firearms, nakumpiska ng Batangas PPO

     LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Abril 3 (PIA) --Inihayag kamakailan ng Batangas Police Provincial Office (BPPO) na may 88 loose firearms ang nakumpiska ng kanilang mga tauhan mula sa may 86 katao sa unang kwarter ng taon. Sinabi ni BPPO provincial director PSSupt.Omega Jireh Fidel, na ito ay umpisa lamang ng kanilang mas pinalawak at pinalakas na kampanya sa mga nagkalat na loose firearms sa lalawigan. “Mas pinag-iibayo naming mga kapulisan ang pagsawata sa pagkalat ng mga armas na it... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • NGO spearheads social media campaign for Earth Day celebration on April 22

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, April 3 (PIA) - The Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. is spearheading a social media campaign for this year’s Earth Day celebration on April 22.Dubbed as HUGaTREE, the idea is simple.  Supporters of the cause will just post online a picture of themselves hugging a tree. They could post it on Facebook, on their own blog, on Twitter, or wherever so long as it can be seen by the public online.To generate bandwagon effect and to monitor the success of the campaig... Read Full Story - NGO spearhea...
  • Army 5th Infantry Division to welcome new commander tomorrow

    CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, Gamu, Isabela, April 3 (PIA) – The soldiers of Camp Melchor dela Cruz will welcome tomorrow morning the new commanding general here in a turn-over ceremony to be held inside the camp. Army 1st Lieutenant Charmaign Leonero, public affairs chief of 5th Infantry Division, said the army officials and soldiers of the army division will be welcoming the newly-assigned commanding general who will officially assume the army leadership in the said ca... Read Full Story - Army 5th Inf...
  • DFA undersecretary underscores rule of law at ASEAN senior officials meeting in Myanmar

    MANILA, April 2 --  Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Evan P. Garcia renewed the call for the Rule of Law at the recently concluded ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from March 29 to April 01. He noted that the Philippine submission on 30 March 2014 of its memorial to the Arbitral Tribunal of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) manifested our commitment to a peaceful and durable means towards a lasting solution to the disputes in th... Read Full Story - DFA undersec...
  • Pangulo Aquino gintagan pasidungog outstanding policemen

    Manila, Abril 2 (PIA)  – Hi Pangulo Benigno S. Aquino III dida han Martes en nagpresentar hin mga pasidungog ngadto hin 37 nga mga meyembro han Philippine National Police (PNP) ha pagrekognisar han era waray wantas nga didikasyon ngadto ha serbisyo dida han kanan yana nga tuig Araw ng Parangal sa Kapulisan nga gindumara ha Camp Crame, Quezon City.An mga ginpasidunggan en pinangunahan ni PNP Deputy Chief for Administration, Deputy Director General Felipe Rojas Jr., nga gintagan han Spe... Read Full Story - Pangulo Aqui...
  • Bangsamoro deal a model for conflict-affected countries -- Nonviolent Peaceforce

    COTABATO CITY,  April 2 (PIA) --    Countries  suffering   from   internal armed  conflicts  could look  up to the Philippines, according  to   a  global  nonpartisan  unarmed peacekeeping  organization. Nonviolent  Peaceforce  said in a statement that the newly-signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro   between the  Government and the  Philippines (GPH) and t... Read Full Story - Bangsamoro ...
  • 16 inmates escape in Calbayog City Jail break

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, April 2 (PIA)— Authorities in Calbayog City are trying to hunt down the inmates who escaped from Calbayog City Jail at 9:30 in the morning, today, April 2.Calbayog City Chief of Police Elmer Cinco in a phone patch with the Philippine Information Agency confirmed the Jail Break in the city, saying this happened while the inmates were having Bible Study.He added that Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) immediately called the Calbayog City PNP station for augme... Read Full Story - 16 inmates e...
  • PAMANA Projects turned over in Lanao Month of Peace

    BACOLOD, Lanao del Norte, April 2 (PIA) - The ceremonial turn-over of PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) projects to Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) returnees and communities in Bacolod highlighted the culmination activity of Lanao Month of Peace dubbed “Panagtagbo sa Kalinaw” (Convergence for Peace) in March. Projects worth P26 million include farm-to-market-road, farm equipments and livelihood program are directly turned-over to the local government unit (LGU), said... Read Full Story - PAMANA Proje...
  • AFP intensifies operations vs NPA in Surigao Sur

    TANDAG CITY, April 2 (PIA) – The 36th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army in Surigao del Sur has pre-empted the New People’s Army (NPA) from conducting further massive offensives and other related activities in Surigao del Sur to highlight their 45th anniversary celebration on March 29.    Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Anastacio Suaybaguio, Jr. said that his troops have intensified military operations in order to achieve their bid to suppress whatever plans the reb... Read Full Story - AFP intensif...
  • Tagalog news: P4.6M halagang Ibaan Municipal Police Station, pasisimulan na

    IBAAN, Batangas, Abril 2 (PIA) --Nagdaos ng groundbreaking ceremony bilang hudyat ng pagsisimula sa itatayong bagong Ibaan Municipal Police Station (MPS) kamakailan ang pamunuan ng Philippine National Police (PNP) sa bayang ito. Ang pondo ng naturang proyekto na nagkakahalaga ng P4.6 milyon ay magmumula sa lokal na pamahalaan ang 14 porsyento (P644,000.00) habang ang 86 na porysento (P3,956,000.00) ay manggagaling sa PNP. Mayroong kabuuang 2... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • PNP calls for stronger synergy in addressing insurgency

     LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 2(PIA) - -  A Philippine National Police official  called for stronger synergy  in addressing the insurgency problem in the country. Police Director Manuel Barcena, the incoming PNP Executive Director on Communist  Insurgency,  made the call when he graced the flag raising ceremony of the Police Regional Office – Cordillera(PRO-Cor) at Camp Bado Dangwa  here on  Monday.“Let us continue working for peace and str... Read Full Story - PNP calls fo...
  • Tagalog News: Hindi na kailangan ang UN peacekeepers sa West Philippine Sea, sabi ng Palasyo

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 2, 2014 (PIA) - Sinabi ng Malakanyang noong Martes na hindi na kailangan na tumawag sa United Nations (UN) na mamagitan sa nagaganap na teritoryong pandagat na hidwaan laban China sa West Philippine Sea. Sinabi ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. na walang katiyakan na ipadala ang UN Peacekeepers papunta ng West Philippine Sea kahit na sa nangyari kailan lamang malapit sa pinagtalunang Ayungin Shoal. “Titi... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Cebuano News: Ang laraw Bangsamoro Basic Law sa gihapon nagpadayon: Palasyo

    SURIGAO DEL SUR, Abril 2 (PIA) - Ang pasiunang kopya nga laraw sa Bangsamoro Basic Law sa gihapon nagpadayon bisan pa kon ang Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) mipakyas sa ilang mga gisugyot nga tagal sa pagsumiter sa pasiunang kopya sa laraw niadtong Marso 31, sumala pa ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr niadtong Martes. “Nagpadayon ang proseso sa pag-estudyo nga mogiya sa pagsumite sa pasiunang kopya sa laraw sa Bangsamoro... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 6th SF, Subanen Tribe celebrate 1st year anniversary of “Peace Covenant”

    R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay, April 2 (PIA) – The first year anniversary of the “Peace Covenant” between the 6th Special Forces Battalion of the Philippine Army (PA) and the Subanen Tribe was commemorated on March 31 at the Tiling Tribal Hall also known as the House of Elders in Barangay Malubal, this municipality. The “Peace Covenant” was signed on March 14, 2013 by Fernando “Timuay Nanding” Mudai, elder of the “Seven Rivers” of the Suba... Read Full Story - 6th SF, Suba...
  • DOST says 'imagination' is remedy for disaster readiness

    MANILA, April 2 (PIA) -- Imagine.  Dr. Renato U. Solidum, director of the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Institute of  Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) said imagination is the best remedy in battling fierce disasters which seem commonplace nowadays even outside the Philippines.“Possible future hazards and its effects in localities and the whole region must be imagined to craft and implement appropriate solutions. You have the most impo... Read Full Story - DOST says 'i...
  • President Aquino says he has an obligation to defend country's sovereignty

    MANILA, April 1 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said he has an obligation to defend the country's sovereignty adding other countries should recognize the Philippines's rights to defend its own interest in West Philippine Sea.In an interview during the graduation rites at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in Silang, Cavite, the President said his government is not challenging China or initiating a provocation.But he said he believes that China should recognize the coun... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • PDEA, Benguet school  ink MOA to intensify campaign vs illegal drugs

     LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 1 (PIA)-- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency PDEA) - Cordillera  and the Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) in this capital  recently signed a memorandum of agreement in line with efforts to  intensify the government’s campaign against illegal drugs and other related activities especially within educational institutions. The MOA was inked between PDEA regional director Ronald Allan DG Ricardo and CCDC  school registra... Read Full Story - PDEA, Bengue...
  • Ante-post mortem to be conducted by NBI

    TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE, APRIL 1(PIA) - An ante-post mortem identification or matching phase to surviving family member of those reported missing after typhoon Yolanda will be conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation(NBI)  this was revealed by Dr. Nicasio Botin, heading the group from NBI Disaster Victims Identification team.The ante-post-mortem identification is  to be conducted after the observance of Holy Week and will last for about six weeks for the gathering of DNA samples.... Read Full Story - Ante-post mo...
  • PNoy tells PNPA grads: ‘Serve with utmost dedication’

    MANILA, April 1 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said he expects the new graduates of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) "Mandilaab" 2014 will serve the people with justice, integrity and dedication when they go outside the academy. In his message during the graduation rites in Camp Castaneda in Silang, Cavite, the President said he hopes the new police, jail, and fire officials will shun corruption and will serve their "bosses" with utmost dedication. &quo... Read Full Story - PNoy tells P...
  • Tagalog News: Pangulong Aquino sinabing may obligasyon siyang ipagtanggol ang soberanya ng bansa

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Abril 1, 2014 (PIA) - Inulit na sabihin ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III angkanyang obligasyon na ipagtanggol ang soberanya ng bansa at dinagdagang dapat na ang ibabang bansa ay kilalanin ang karapatan ng Pilipinas para ipagtanggol ang sariling kapakanan sa West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Sa isang panayam noong ginanap ang pagtatapos sa Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) sa Silang, Cavite, sinabi ng Pangulo na ang kanyang administrasyon ay hindi nag... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Feature: Womanhood personified

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, March 31 (PIA)---Before the  so-called  women’s liberation movement came in vogue,  a young Ibanag  woman have broken the proverbial  yoke of submissiveness to men. Today, she never regretted such decision and instead, went on her way to rub the feelings to other  women she vowed to protect. For Atty. Mila Catabay-Lauigan, she has learned as early as when she was in the grades that men and women should be on equal footing- a beli... Read Full Story - Feature: Wom...
  • NPA in Northern Mindanao diminishing

    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, April 1 — The Army’s 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division’s intensified “Bayanihan” operations resulted to a series of successful encounters all over its area of responsibility.The 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) troops encountered on March 3, 2014 at 1:10 p.m. some NPA rebels at Barangay Basak, Lantapan, Bukidnon. This clash resulted to the death of one NPA and the recovery of one AK47 rifle.In a separate incident, soldier... Read Full Story - NPA in North...
  • “Don’t go near power lines, towers,” – NGCP warns public

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, March 31 (PIA) – Villagers all over the country have been advised not to go near power lines and towers  to prevent themselves from being electrocuted and possible power interruptions. This was reiterated by the officials of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) as it issued  warning on the dangers posed by their power transmission lines and towers if they attempt to breach Right of Way (ROW) near them. “Transmission lin... Read Full Story - “Don’t go ne...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino nag-ingon nga siya adunay obligasyon sa pagpanalipod sa soberanya sa nasud

    SURIGAO DEL SUR, Abril 1 (PIA) - Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III misubli sa iyahang obligasyon sa pagpanalipod sa soberanya sa nasud ug sa ubang mga nasud sa pag-ila sa katungod sa Pilipinas sa pagpanalipod sa kaugalingon nga interes sa West Philippines Sea (South China Sea).Sa usa ka interview atol sa gradwesyon sa Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) nga gipahigayon didto sa Silang, Cavite, ang presidente miingon nga ang gobyerno sa Pilipinas wala naghagit sa China o makabuhat ug usa ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Aquino commends lady officer, 37 policemen during PNP awards rites

    QUEZON CITY, April 1 (PIA)--A lone lady officer was among the 38 members of the Philippine National Police awarded for their outstanding contribution to peace and development by defending the country from its enemies, keeping the streets safe from drugs and leading search, rescue and retrieval operations in typhoon and earthquake-ravaged areas despite the danger they faced. The heroic act of Police Inspector Marjorie Lubo Manuta, one of the 20 Tacloban police personnel who reported for work... Read Full Story - Aquino comme...
  • Informants receive P3.5M reward from PDEA

    QUEZON CITY, 1 April (PIA) – Five civilian informants recently received over P3.5 million cash rewards from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) under the PDEA: Operation Private Eye (OPE). PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said OPE is a citizen-based information collection program of the PDEA, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and various non-government organizations involved in the battle against illegal drugs. “OPE is a reward and incentiv... Read Full Story - Informants r...
  • 102nd IB, IPHO conduct free medical-dental services in Sibugay

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, April 1 (PIA) – The 102nd Infantry “Igsoon” Brigade conducted a total of six medical and dental outreach services all around Zamboanga Sibugay province from February to March in coordination with the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO). This was disclosed by Captain Marcel S. Jumawan, Civil Military Operations Officer of 102nd IB, in an interview with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA). Jumawan said the outreach program also i... Read Full Story - 102nd IB, IP...
  • Deles hopes peace deal with MILF will ‘find its way into people’s lives’

    MANILA, March 31 -- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Friday expressed hopes that the highly acclaimed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Thursday will create a big difference in the lives of people, especially those in conflict communities. “We’ve always said that signing a peace agreement is a big achievement,... Read Full Story - Deles hopes ...
  • Gobyerno, padayon nga mogamit sa diplomasya ug malinawon nga pagsulbad sa West Philippine Sea

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, March 31 (PIA) --- Gitun-an na karon ni Presidente Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III ang himuong mga lakang sa gobyerno sa paglisud-lisod sa Chinese Coast Guard sa civilian ship nga naghatud og supply sa BRP Sierra Madre sa Ayungin Shoal. Matud pa ni Kalihim Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma Jr. sa Presidential Communication Operation Office (PCOO), dili matay-og ang gobyerno sa padayon nga paggamit og diplomasya ug malinawon nga pagsolbad sa hisgotanan sa We... Read Full Story - Gobyerno, pa...
  • Isabela police on full alert security level

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, March 27 (PIA) – The Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) alert level has raised as the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) celebrated its 45th anniversary on March 29, 2014. The full alert status placed all police stations to expand their police intelligence operations and in establishing checkpoints to obstruct any move of the rebels to sow terror in the province. Police Superintendent Manuel Bringas, IPPO p... Read Full Story - Isabela poli...
  • DILG urges barangay officials in Daet to establish VAW Desk

    DAET, Camarines Norte, March 31 (PIA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial office here has urged officials of the 25 barangays of Daet to put up a Violence Against Women (VAW) Desk that will provide needed interventions and services to ensure protection of the rights of women in the barangay level. Maridel C. Verossa of DILG Camarines Norte explained during the Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) Training Seminar pursued the provisions of Republic... Read Full Story - DILG urges b...
  • Deles hopes peace deal with MILF will ‘find its way into people’s lives’

     Manila, March 31, (PIA)--Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles  expressed hopes that the highly acclaimed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Thursday will create a big difference in the lives of people, especially those in conflict communities. “We’ve always said that signing a peace agreement is a big achievement, but it only marks... Read Full Story - Deles hopes ...
  • Local price council monitors prices of goods in Tacloban City

    PALO, Leyte, March 31 (PIA) – The local government of Tacloban City together with the Tacloban City Local Price Coordinating Council recently conducted a joint monitoring of stores in the City in order to ensure that prices of bring down the prices of basic needs and prime commodities. The activity focused on the requirement for all stores to place price tags or price lists on items being sold which would inform the consumers the prices of products and have better choice in choosing w... Read Full Story - Local price ...
  • LEYECO II has energized 100% of the barangays within its coverage area

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 31 (PIA) – The Leyte II Electric Cooperative (LEYECO II) has meet the march 31 deadline imposed by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to energize all barangays within the coverage area of the electric cooperative. Based on LEYECO II’s restoration update dated March 30, 2014, all the one hundred ninety six (196) barangays within the coverage area of LEYECO II which includes the City of Tacloban and the municipalities of Babatngon and Pal... Read Full Story - LEYECO II ha...
  • Gobyerno abri la gihapon para hin huro-himangraw ngadto han mga NDF

    MANILA, Marso 31 (PIA) – An gobyerno en abri la gihapon para hin huro-himangraw pangkamurayawan ngadto han mga insurhensiya nga mga komunista, kun diin ha pagkayana anNational Democratic Front, en gusto makigdumara hin huro-himangraw yana nga Mayo, sering ni Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. dida han Domingo. “Napabilin nga abri an aton gobyerno ha mga huro-himangraw nga may kalabutan han,” sering ni Coloma dida ha dzRB Radyo ng Bayan dida hin usa nga live press... Read Full Story - Gobyerno abr...
  • Calixto commends Pasay City Police force's timely response on SM MOA robbery incident

    PASAY CITY, March 31, (PIA)- -  Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto commends Pasay City Police Force and the National Capital Region Police Force (NCRPO) for exemplary performance in connection with the Sunday’s (March 30) robbery incident at SM MOA Department Store. Calixto said that the fast response of the Police Assistance Desk assigned to SM MOA thwarted the plans of the alleged members of the “Martilyo Gang while the immediate and timely response of the Pasay police off... Read Full Story - Calixto comm...
  • Cebuano News: Hangyo sa crime laboratory giduso

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 31 (PIA) – Giduso sa Komite sa panalapi sa konseho ubos ni Konsehal President Elipe ngadto sa Local Finance Committee ang hangyu ni P/Supt. Roque Marban, acting regional chief sa  Regional Crime Laboratory 10 nga magahinanan ug pundo alang sa ilang CrimeLab. Kini aron mapangitaan ug pundo ang maong buhatan. Sa tigum nga dili palang dugay, si Marban mipasabot nga ang suporta nga&n... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Antique goes all-out against illegal gambling

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Mar 31 (PIA) – Law enforcers in the province of Antique has hardened its teeth against illegal gambling.This was after an Anti-Illegal Gambling Task Force was formed by the Antique Provincial Police Office (APPO) Director, Police Senior Supt Celestino B. Guara Jr.   The creation was in pursuant to Special Orders Number 30 dated March 25, 2014 of the APPO, in which a seven man team led by Police Senior Inspector Sherlock C Gabana will intensify the campaign to c... Read Full Story - Antique goes...
  • Peace, love and harmony make it happen, says PNP Iligan chief

    ILIGAN CITY, March 31 (PIA)—Two occasions coincided with the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on March 27, 2014.These occasions are the 'Lanao Month of Peace' in the Province of Lanao del Norte and the 'Iligan Week of Peace' celebrated for the whole month of March and in the last week of March, respectively, said  P/SSupt Gerardo M. Rosales, city director, Iligan City Police Office-Philippine National Police (ICPO-PNP).“The even... Read Full Story - Peace, love ...
  • 26 Filipinos to arrive home from Syria

    MANILA, March 31 -- Twenty-six (26) Filipinos are scheduled to arrive from war-torn Syria today, March 31, in line with the Philippine Government’s Mandatory Repatriation Program (MRP). The repatriates will be arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal I at 4:00 p.m. on board Qatar Airways flight QR 926. Upon their arrival, the number of Filipinos repatriated from Syria since March 2011 will reach 5,275. Of that number, 2,248 were repatriated via Lebanon through the c... Read Full Story - 26 Filipinos...
  • PDEA, USDEA to host international anti-drug forum

    QUEZON CITY, 31 March (PIA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in cooperation with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (USDEA) will host the International Drug Enforcement Conference-Far East Regional Working Group (IDEC-FERWG) meeting. The gathering of high-level drug law enforcement officials from the Far East and the Pacific areas will be held on April 1-3, 2014 at the Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque City. “The goal of the IDEC-FERWG meet... Read Full Story - PDEA, USDEA ...
  • Basilan Bishop urges Bangsamoro stakeholders to uphold respect for religion

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, March 31 (PIA) – Basilan Bishop Martin S. Jumoad, DD appealed to Bangsamoro stakeholders to uphold the respect for religion and other cultures in Basilan. The Basilan Bishop made the appeal as the government was about to forge the final peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) with the historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) in Malacañang palace yesterday. “We welcome the signing of the ... Read Full Story - Basilan Bish...
  • Health office beefs up drive vs summer diseases

    SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, March 26 (PIA) – While the City Health Office here is stepping up its drive against the prevention of summer diseases, residents are advised to observe proper hygiene to avoid afflicted with diseases. Juleta Oscoro, city health nurse, said the city health office has conducted last week the first round of massive information drive to prevent the occurrence of the common summer-related diseases. Among the most common summer diseases, she ... Read Full Story - Health offic...
  • Misamis Oriental solon cites women’s roles to dev’t

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 31 (PIA) – Strong she may be but she is also a mother, a wife, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, a friend. A mother who is the light  of our homes, the nurturing hand that wipes tears, the core and heart of a family and  the source of our strength to bounce back despite all the adversities that come our way. Thus said Misamis Oriental Second District Representative Juliette T. Uy in her speech, as guest of honor and speaker, during the Women&r... Read Full Story - Misamis Orie...
  • PH submits Memorial on maritime dispute to seek just, durable solution  

    MANILA, March 31 – The Philippines yesterday submitted its official position officially called a “Memorial” on the West Philippine Sea, which is a subject of maritime dispute with China. The Memorial was submitted to the Arbitral Tribunal that is hearing the case it brought against the People’s Republic of China under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in January 2013, said Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F del Rosario. In a statement read befo... Read Full Story - PH submits M...
  • Tagalog news: CDRRMC nagsagawa ng water search and rescue training

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS Marso 31 (PIA) –Nagdaos ng water search and rescue (WASAR) training ang city disaster risk reduction and management council (CDRRMC) noong Marso 3-9 sa barangay Sta. Clara sa lungsod na ito. May 13 kawani ng ilang mga nasyonal at lokal na ahensiya at volunteers ang nagtapos sa pitong araw na pagsasanay na pinangasiwaan ng Philippine Coast Guard. Sinabi ni CDRRM chief Rod Dela Roca, na mula sa 40 na sumailalim sa pagsasanay, &... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • UNAIDS urges APEC leaders to sustain response vs disease

    LEGAZPI CITY, Mar 31 (PIA) –-The United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) has urged leaders in Asia and the Pacific Region to increase funding support in sustaining AIDS response and address its impact on developing countries. Dr. Ma. Elena Borromeo, UNAIDS regional investment and efficiency advisor in Asia and the Pacific, said there is a downward trend of funding from external development partners. “Given the magnitude of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) epidemic in the reg... Read Full Story - UNAIDS urges...
  • Rebel returnees yield firearms to 4ID

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 31 (PIA) – A total of 69 assorted firearms from 72 former rebels were yielded to army's 4th Infantry Division (4ID) on Thursday, March 27 in its ceremony dubbed “Pagababalik-Loob II.” These 72 former rebels were regular New People’s Army (NPA) members while others were members of the Milita Ng Bayan (MB) operating in the mountains of Caraga and Region 10. Of these returnees, 48 come from Bukidnon, 18 from Agusan del Sur, three from Suri... Read Full Story - Rebel return...
  • PH to push through memorial filing with arbitral tribunal, says Palace

    MANILA, March 30 -- There is no turning back in the Philippines’s filing Sunday of a written pleading against China’s claims over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the Palace said on Saturday. “In all of this, the Philippines will always do what is right. The government will always do what is right for our country and for our countrymen,” Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan. Asked if the Phil... Read Full Story - PH to push t...
  • Waray news: Palasyo nagpasalamat kan Prime Minister Razak han iya kakomitido ngadto han kamurayawan

    MANILA (PIA) – Nagpagawas an Malacanang han iya pagpasalamat ngadto kan Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak ha bulig han Malaysia pagpasilidad han hurohimangraw parti pangkamurayawan ha butnga han gobyerno ngan han Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) nga nagresulta han nakatalaan nga pirmahay han pinal nga ginkasarabutan ha butnga han duha nga panig. An Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) en nagpasamwak han pag-atinder ni Prime Minister Razak ha luyo han nagpapadayon nga krisi... Read Full Story - Waray news: ...
  • Waray news: Gobyerno napabilin nga komitido nga magkaada hin kamurayawan ha butnga han CPP-NDF-NPA has luyo han mga magpaka-urolang

    MANILA, March 30 (PIA) -- An gobyerno Aquino en napabilin nga komitido pagtapos han ngatanan nga mga kasamok dinhi ha nasud samtang eni en nagpirma han makasaysayan nga peace deal ha butnga han Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) yana nga semana. Dida hin usa nga pakigharampang ha mga taga-media didto ha Malacanang dida han Martes, hi Peace Adviser Teresita Deles en nagsering nga en gobyerno en padayon nga masuporta han kamurayawan lab-i na ha butnga han Communist Party of the Philipp... Read Full Story - Waray news: ...
  • Tagumeño Muslims hail signing of Bangsamoro comprehensive agreement

    TAGUM CITY- Muslims in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley gathered in the city’s Rotary Park grounds last March 27 to show support to the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in Malacañang between the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, citing that such document will pave the way for “total peace” in Mindanao. At least 300 Muslims showed their support by holding a rally in support to the historic peace deal that aim... Read Full Story - Tagume&ntild...
  • Palace asks naysayers to give peace a chance in Mindanao

    MANILA, March 30 -- The Palace told naysayers to give peace a chance in Mindanao after the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) this week.In a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday, Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said those doubting the peace pact should look into the documents agreed by both sides. “We invite you to look at the annexes or the documents that we have ... Read Full Story - Palace asks ...
  • Sering ni Pangulo Aquino pagbalik han hurohimangraw pangkamurayawan madepende ha Komunista nga mga rebelde

    MANILA, Marso 29 (PIA) – Nagsering hi Pangulo Benigno Aquino III dida han Lunes nga an pagbalik han hurohimangraw pangkamurayawan ngadto han mga Komunista nga mga rebelde en madepende ha era pagsugot pagbalik ngadto ha negotiating table.Dida hin usa nga panmakiana han mga reporter kasunod hin usa nga okasyon ha Malacanang, waray tagi hin kunsiderasyon ni Pangulo Aquino nga an aresto ni Benito ngan Wilma Tiamzon, mga magkusog nga mga lider han Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) ngan N... Read Full Story - Sering ni Pa...
  • ‘We must close the gap between Mindanao and the rest of Filipino society’ – PNoy

     MANILA, March 29 -- President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday reiterated his appeal to Filipinos to help the Bangsamoro people overcome the challenges of peace and development, stressing the need to close the gap between Muslim Mindanao and the rest of the Philippines. “For generations, fellow Filipinos in the region were embroiled in a cycle of poverty, injustice, and violence. The huge imbalance between Muslim Mindanao and the rest of the country served to b... Read Full Story - ‘We must clo...
  • BCWD now 40 years of service, continues to hold community activities

    BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 29 (PIA) – On its 40th anniversary celebration, the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) has lined-up several activities for its concessionaires from March 22 to April 5, 2014. To jumpstart the celebration, a motorcade will be conducted on Tuesday, April 1, 8:00 a.m. and assembly area will be at the Libertad Sports Complex, this city. Also, a bloodletting activity will be conducted on the same day at the BCWD Training Hall, in coordination with the Philippine Natio... Read Full Story - BCWD now 40 ...
  • Dagupan creates first responders to disasters

    DAGUPAN CITY, March 29 (PIA) – The city government has organized its first responders which are relied upon to act on the ground when disasters strike. The Public Alert and Response Management Center (PARMC) office, located at the third floor of the newly-built City Engineering Office, was formally opened earlier this month. Mayor Belen Fernandez said the center gives her more confident to respond to disasters which can be called upon anytime. “The ability of our PARMC... Read Full Story - Dagupan crea...
  • PNoy: Government determined to protect gains of Mindanao peace process

    MANILA, March 28 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to protect the gains of the Mindanao peace agreement and warned those planning to derail peace in the region that they will suffer the consequences of their actions.“May this also stand as a warning to those who wish to derail our path to a final, lasting peace—to those who wish to sow divisiveness for self-interest, and to those who continue to wield arms to pursue their own agendas: So many people have suffered for so l... Read Full Story - PNoy: Govern...
  • Political groups express support for Bangsamoro peace deal

    QUEZON CITY, March 28 – Other political entities outside Mindanao, and who are also engaged in peace negotiations with the Philippine government, have expressed support for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) yesterday. “It is a milestone in our nation’s history that shall be remembered as a day when the whole country stood up for peace in the Southern Philippines,” Mayor Gabino P. Ganggangan, mayor and secretary-general of the Cor... Read Full Story - Political gr...
  • NFNL kicks off sports fest 2014

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 28 (PIA) - The Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL) recently kicked off its annual sports festival at the Naval Station Ernesto Ogbinar (NSEO) Grandstand here. Commander Nodolfo V. Tejada said the conduct of the yearly competition is one of the much awaited events among NFNL officers and personnel. “Aside from the health benefits we can have, the sports competition is an opportunity to cultivate unity and cooperation among us,” said Tejada. ... Read Full Story - NFNL kicks o...
  • Thousand stakeholders express support to Bangsamoro peace agreement   

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, March 28 (PIA) --- Thousands of Bangsamoro supporters including members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the two Lanao provinces converged Thursday, March 27, at Plaza Cabili in Banggolo, this city.  Carrying colorful placards and streamers with phrases like "Allah is Great!", "Long live Bangsamoro!", and "We support the peace agreement", they expressed their all-out support to the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement... Read Full Story - Thousand sta...
  • Lanao del Sur celebrates signing of comprehensive peace agreement   

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, March 28 (PIA) --- Employees of the provincial government of Lanao del Sur and national line agencies in the province joined the entire Bangsamoro people in the celebration for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).  The provincial government has set up a large TV screen inside the capitol grounds so that government employees and other peace stakeholders in the province can witness, through live streaming, the historic signing of... Read Full Story - Lanao del Su...
  • Women make history in signing of GPH-MILF comprehensive peace deal

    MANILA, March 28  -- Three days before Women’s Month comes to an end this March, the whole world on Friday witnessed for the very first time a woman chief negotiator signing a major peace agreement that will put an end to more than four decades of armed fighting in southern Philippines. This milestone happened under an administration whose peace process office chief is another woman. Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles, who’s currently at the helm of the Office ... Read Full Story - Women make h...
  • PMA demolishes illegal structures inside the military camp

    BAGUIO CITY, March 28 (PIA) -- At least 46 illegal structures within the Fort del Pilar military reservation were dismantled on Monday last week with the utmost respect of the rights of the affected illegal settlers. Philippine Military Academy  Public Affairs Office chief, Major Agnes Lynette Flores,  said the academy through its Task Group Anti-Squatting pursued with its scheduled dismantling of the illegal structures in the contested lots within  the Fort Del Pilar militar... Read Full Story - PMA demolish...
  • PNP-7: Over 400 persons rescued from human trafficking in CV since 2011

    CEBU CITY, March 28 (PIA) --- A total of 403 persons were rescued from human traffickers by various police units in Central Visayas from 2011 until March this year, according to Police Regional Office (PRO-7). Of the total arrested, 54 are minors.  During the presentation of its accomplishment report in the campaign against human trafficking, PRO-7 reported that since 2011 until present, a total of 30 operations have been conducted resulting to the arrest of 56 human tra... Read Full Story - PNP-7: Over ...
  • Tagalog News: Ang kasunduang pangkapayapaan sa Mindanao ay maaring maging modelo para sa iba, sabi ni Prime Minister Najib

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Marso 28, 2014 (PIA) - Sinabi ni Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak na ang nilagdaang Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) ay maaring maging modelo sa iba pa na gustong tapusin ang hidwaan sa mapayapang paraan. Sa kanyang mensahe noong nagkaroon ng seremonya sa Malakanyang pagkatapos ng lagdaan ng CAB, sinabi ni Prime Minister na ang magandang Palasyo kung saan itinakda ang lagdaan ay tamang tama na ang40 taon na hidwaan ay natapos naat sinimulan ang bagon... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Kinaray-a News: Pagsaulog kang ‘National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAWC’ ginaduso

    SAN JOSE, Antique,  Marso 28 (PIA6) - -  Ang  Sangguniang Panlalawigan kang Antique nagaduso sa pagsaulog kang ‘National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children’ suno sa ‘Republic Act 10398’.Si SP Member Egidio P. Elio, M.D.  nagpatawag kang paghinun-anun sa SP Committee on Women and Children para sa pagdihon kang ordinansa sa pagsuporta sa RA 10398 nga naga deklarar sa petsa kang November 25  kada tuig bilang ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • NGAs and LGU officials in Camarines Norte urges women to empower themselves

    DAET, Camarines Norte, March 28 (PIA) – The national government agencies and local government unit officials here have urged women to empower themselves because they are protected by the Republic Act 9262 or the Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC). This was during the “Talakayan sa PIA” conducted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Camarines Norte Information Center in connection with the Women’s Month Celebration with the theme “Juana, ang... Read Full Story - NGAs and LGU...
  • CBA lauds signing of Bangsamoro agreement

      BAGUIO CITY, March 28 (PIA) -- The Cordillera Bodong Administration (CBA) is one with the nation in celebrating the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).After 17 years of peace talks between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippine government, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday led the signing of the CAB aimed at ending decades-long conflict that claimed the lives of hundreds of people in Muslim Mindanao.This will pave the wa... Read Full Story - CBA lauds si...
  • PNoy leads signing of Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

    MANILA, March 27 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III led Thursday the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) aimed at ending decades-long conflict that claimed the lives of hundreds of people in Muslim Mindanao.The President and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak witnessed the signing of agreement at the Kalayaan grounds in Malacanang, Thursday.In his message prior to the signing, the President said he will aggressively push for a just and equitable Bangsamoro... Read Full Story - PNoy leads s...
  • Mindanao peace pact could serve as model to others, says PM Najib

    MANILA, March 27 -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the recently signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) could serve as a model to others wanting to end conflict through peaceful dialogue.In his message during a toast in Malacanang after the signing of the CAB, Prime Minister Najib said the beautiful Palace setting for the signing is fitting that 40 years of conflict has now come to an end and begins a new era that ushers progress and justice in the Bangsamoro.&ldq... Read Full Story - Mindanao pea...
  • Malaysian PM Najib to witness historic signing of Bangsamoro peace agreement 

    MANILA, March 27  – Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak will undertake a working visit to the Philippines on 27 March 2014, upon the invitation of President Benigno S. Aquino III, in order to witness the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Prior to the signing ceremony, Prime Minister Najib will meet with President Aquino, to briefly discuss matters of mutual concern between the Philippines and Malaysia. M... Read Full Story - Malaysian PM...
  • CAB signing to be held at Palace grounds; over a thousand to attend

    MANILA, March 27 -- Over a thousand people are expected to attend the historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro today at the Malacanang Palace grounds. In a press briefing in Malacanang on Wednesday, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said a big tent will be erected at the Kalayaan grounds where the signing will take place. “The reason for holding it there, outside of the Palace itself, is that we had to find a place within the grounds to accommodate ov... Read Full Story - CAB signing ...
  • Bangsamoro peace pact a major contribution to country, world – GPH

    PASIG CITY, March 27 -- Nine years after the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement signed a landmark peace deal which officially ended almost three decades of fighting in the Indonesian province of Aceh, the Philippines will follow with another peace deal that seeks to close one of the deadliest and longest-running armed conflicts in this part of Asia. Following 17 years of hard negotiations, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) wil... Read Full Story - Bangsamoro p...
  • AFP-CentCom maintains red alert status amid arrest of NPA leaders in Cebu

    CEBU CITY, March 27 (PIA) – Armed Forces of the Philippines – Central Command (AFP-CentCom) Commanding General Maj. Gen. John Bonafos said the whole of the Visayas Region is still on red alert status since Saturday, following the capture of two top leaders of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Cebu.Bonafos told reporters during a press briefing this morning at the Public Information Office of the AFP-CentCom in Camp Lapulapu the red alert status “is to pre-empt any untoward i... Read Full Story - AFP-CentCom ...
  • Ilagan muslim community lauds peace agreement 

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, March 27 (PIA) – The Ilagan Muslim Association here has expressed their elation and support to the peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) due for signing today at Malacanang. Hadji Abdul Pandag, president of Ilagan Muslim Association, said the effort of the government leaders and MILF is a good move between the two groups which he said will be the start of attaining peace in Mindanao. Pandag said he... Read Full Story - Ilagan musli...
  • Muslim community supports Bangsamoro peace agreement

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, March 27 (PIA) - - The Muslim community here has expressed gladness for the signing of the Bangsamoro peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) after long years of negotiations. Tuguegarao Muslim Community president Hadji Abdul Gapor de Datu said they have been praying for a peaceful Mindanao which finally came into signing. The framework agreement features political settlement between the government and the MILF. Und... Read Full Story - Muslim commu...
  • DOT accredits hotels, restaurants for safety

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 27 (PIA) – In contrast to the notion that accredited hotels and restaurants are expensive, the Department of Tourism (DOT) region 10 assures accreditation of tourism establishments are done to make sure tourists are safe and secure. DOT Regional Director Catalino Chan III during a press conference here said, “Dili mabayran ang safety sa tourist.” (No money can pay a tourist’s safety.) Through DOT’s accreditation be... Read Full Story - DOT accredit...
  • LGU-GenSan hosts Kanduli for Peace in support of CAB signing

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, March 27 (PIA)--- The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) is a victory, said City Mayor Ronnel Rivera. “The CAB is a victory--- it is everyone’s victory. It is a victory not only for the Bangsamoro, but for all of us who work for peace,” he said. The signing of the CAB between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be done at around 4:00pm today, March 27 at the Malacanang Palace. ... Read Full Story - LGU-GenSan h...
  • PNP Compostela creates advisory council

    COMPOSTELA VALLEY, March 27 (PIA) ---- The province of Compostela Valley now has a civilian body tasked to looked into the way the police operates and how its elements carry out expected duties especially while on duty. The Compostela Valley Police Provincial Office (CVPPO) organized on March 25 (Tuesday) the Provincial Advisory Council which formed part of institutionalizing the Performance Governance System (PGS) that the Philippine National Police intended to implement  down to ... Read Full Story - PNP Composte...
  • US Drug Enforcement Admin cooperates drug investigation in PH

    MANILA, Mar. 27 (PIA) – The United States (US) Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) interacted and worked closely with the Philippines’ three primary law enforcement agencies, namely Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP), and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on significant investigation of drug syndicates and other illegal drug smuggling cases. DEA has sponsored law enforcement infrastructure project... Read Full Story - US Drug Enfo...
  • Luistro: Education sector, an active participant in the peace process

    PASIG CITY, March 27 (PIA)—The Department of Education (DepEd) has emphasized the role of education on the peace process. “DepEd has always advocated peace. Even before peace process, we put “zone of peace” banners in our schools to emphasize our support to the process,” Education Secretary Armin  Luistro in a statement said. Luistro added that students were the first affected by any armed conflict due to cancellation of classes and disruption of the ... Read Full Story - Luistro: Edu...
  • PRO7 on track with 'Most Wanted Person' target for 2014 

    CEBU CITY, March 27 (PIA)---Police Regional Office (PRO-7) claims hitting halfway this year’s target for the campaign against 'Most Wanted Persons' (MWP’s).In yesterday's Talakayan sa Isyung Polis (TSIP) Forum at Camp Sergio Osmena, Police Regional Office 7 regional director PCSupt Danilo Constantino said they are on track with the performance compliance in their campaign against MWP’s.“For this year January until March 26, we apprehended 26 out of the 47 MWP ... Read Full Story - PRO7 on trac...
  • CV police on full alert starting tom, today

    CEBU CITY, March 27 (PIA) – Starting today the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) elevates the present heightened alert status to full alert in Central Visayas as the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) will mark its 45th founding anniversary on Saturday, March 29. This came after the capture of two top NPA leaders over the weekend in Cebu.PRO-7 Regional Director Gen. Danilo Constantino said since Last Monday noon, the police is already on heightened alert... Read Full Story - CV police on...
  • ‘Asin’ checkpoint  men stops non-iodized salt cargo in Nueva Vizcaya

    STA. FE, Nueva Vizcaya, March 25 (PIA) – Operatives of the Asin’ checkpoint  in barangay Poblacion here yesterday stopped the distribution of a non-iodized salt supply in the province and Cagayan Valley region. The Isuzu Forward vehicle which contained the bags of salt was stopped at 3:56 p.m. Monday after it yielded result of  low iodine content. “The salt only contained 6.5 Tart Per Million (TPM) Iodine content compared to the required 25 TPM and... Read Full Story - ‘Asin’ check...
  • Army celebrates 117th anniversary

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, March 26 (PIA)—The 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based in Catbalogan, Samar marked their 117th Anniversary through a static display of their warfare equipment at the Catbalogan City Plaza during the weekend. The photo and static display gave the public a view of their equipment, vehicles, paraphernalia, photos and other items aimed at reaching out to the public their "Bayanihan" activities of the division. The public was also ... Read Full Story - Army celebra...
  • CIDG Abra  ups case  tracking to speed-up dispensation of justice

    BANGUED, Abra, March 26 (PIA) -- The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Abra had assured Abrenios  to  track cases for more speedy resolution of cases.In an interview with PSI AngelitoDangli, CIDG- Abra provincial head , he said they themselves can file cases for as long as they have the evidences that merit the filing of formal charges against criminals especially those that  involve  heinous crimes and murder cases.Dangli explained they can appeal cases thru... Read Full Story - CIDG Abra &n...
  • Army declares 3 island towns of Samar peaceful and ready for development

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, March 26 (PIA)—Peace is finally coming to Samar. With three island towns initiating the trend, army officials believe it won’t be long before the whole province will be declared as “peaceful and development ready”. Yesterday, the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army led by its Commanding General Jet Velarmino convened Almagro Mayor Kathleen Prudenciado, Sto Nino Mayor Lilia Conejos and Tagapul-an Mayor Vicente Limpiado to the even... Read Full Story - Army declare...
  • ARMM tributes Cardinal Quevedo as Man of Peace in Muslim Minadanao

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, March 26 (PIA) --- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) paid tribute to Orlando Cardinal Quevedo on Tuesday, March 25, hailing the first-ever cardinal from Mindanao as a “Man of Peace in Muslim Mindanao” for his contribution to the advancement of peace in the region.Cardinal Quevedo, 75, is a highly respected leader in Mindanao, largely recognized for promoting trust and understanding among its diverse population.He is one of the 19 bishops from... Read Full Story - ARMM tribute...
  • LTO to deputize PNP, TMU as local traffic enforcers

     PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte, March 25   (PIA)– Due to the worsening traffic congestion, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will deputize police and Traffic Management Unit (TMU) personnel  to enforce traffic regulations. Ramon Sawan, Panabo city administrator, said that the city government requested the LTO the deputization because the city does not have traffic enforcers. Sawan said that motorists in the city, based on his observations, tend to ignor... Read Full Story - LTO to deput...
  • No room for landmine use under the CARHIHL

    DAVAO CITY, Mar 25 (PIA) A former government peace panel chief negotiator in the talks with communist rebels asserted that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian forged in 1998 clearly bans improvised land mines in the conduct of war. Former Justice Secretary Silvestre Bello III, former chief government peace negotiator told reporters following a forum on the CARHRIHL at the Ateneo De Davao University,  that it is clear in the interna... Read Full Story - No room for ...
  • GPH, MILF all set for March 27 signing of comprehensive peace agreement

    MANILA, March 26 -- All is set for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on March 27, according to the head of the peace panel of the Philippine government (GPH). “There is no turning back…The peace train is on track,” said Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Chair of the government’s peace panel in talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). “Its design is complete.”  In a press briefing yesterday in Malacanang, ... Read Full Story - GPH, MILF al...
  • Tagalog News: GENSAN PROTECTOR, ipapatupad ng LGU GenSan

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Marso 26 (PIA)---- Ipinahayag ni City Mayor Ronnel Rivera ang kanyang planong pagpapatibay ng seguridad sa lungsod sa nakaraang City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) kamakailan lamang.Sa iprenisentang proposal, tinaguriang ito GENSAN PROTECTOR or General Santos Peace Reinforcement Operations Towards Effective Community Over-all Response.Ayon kay City Administrator Atty. Arnel Zapatos ang nasabing inisyatibong proposisyon ay mahalaga dahil ito ay magiging katuwang ng mga pulis ... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • 102nd Brigade celebrates 117th Philippine Army Day

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, March 26 (PIA) – The 102nd Infantry “Igsoon” Brigade of the Philippine Army successfully celebrated the 117th Philippine Army Day on March 22 with bloodletting, boodle fight and static display activities held at its headquarters in Barangay Sanito this municipality. With the theme, “Serving the people, securing the land,” military personnel, Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA), reservists, ROTC cadets of Kabasalan Institute of Technology an... Read Full Story - 102nd Brigad...
  • Sulu creates Metro Jolo Task Force to curb criminality, lawlessness

    JOLO, Sulu, Mar 26 (PIA) – A task force aimed to address security concerns in the province of Sulu will be deployed in Jolo, Indanan and Patikul (JIP) or Metro Jolo, the provincial information chief said. In a press release, Sonny Y. Abing III, OIC Provincial Information Officer said that the Philippine National Police-PRO ARMM made the announcement after a recent meeting with Sulu Gov. Abdusakur “Totoh” A. Tan II at the Provincial Capitol. During the  meeti... Read Full Story - Sulu creates...
  • Plano laban sa kriminalidad, kahandaan sa bakasyon, semana santa inilahad ng NCPO

    LUNGSOD NG NAGA, Marso 26 (PIA) --- Inilatag ng  tanggapan ng kapulisan sa lungsod na ito ang Local Anti-Criminality Action Plan (LACAP) at mga plano nito sa nalalapit na summer vacation at semana santa sa mga kasapi ng Naga City Peace and Order Council sa ginawang regular na pagpupulong kahapon sa Bicol Science and Technology Centrum dito. Kabilang sa mga itinakdang programa ng Naga City Police Office (NCPO) ay ang pagtatalaga ng mga checkpoints at chokepoints sa mga stratehikong luga... Read Full Story - Plano laban ...
  • Tagalog news: Sibuyan District Jail, bagong taguri sa Cajidiocan District Jail 

    CAJIDIOCAN, Romblon, Mar 26 (PIA) --- Pinagtibay ng lagda ng kalihim ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) na si Sec. Mar Roxas ang pagpapalit ng pangalan ng Cajidiocan District Jail bilang Sibuyan District Jail. Noong nakaraang taon isinulong ni District Jail Warden SJ03 Armando R. Mapola sa mga miyembro ng Sangguniang Bayan ng mga munisipalidad ng San Fernando, Cajidiocan at Magdiwang na magkaroon o gumawa sila ng resolusyon na pumapabor sa pagpalit ng pangalan ng nasabing... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • OPAPP gives livelihood aid to four rebel returnees

    GUIHULNGAN CITY, Negros Oriental, Mar. 25 (PIA) – Four former rebels who recently returned to mainstream society received P65, 000 livelihood assistance from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPPAP), according to a report from the Philippine Army.  The cash assistance was given to the former members of the rebel group New People’s Army (NPA) to ensure their successful reintegration to the society and improve their socio-economic status. The forme... Read Full Story - OPAPP gives ...
  • Continuation of the peace negotiation with the communist rebels, urged

    DAVAO CITY, Mar 25 (PIA) The former chair of the government peace panel negotiating with the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front-New People’s Army urged the government to pursue the negotiations with the communist movement now that the its top leaders are already in its custody. Atty. Silvestre Bello III, former justice secretary and chair of the government of the Republic of the Philippines peace panel during the Arroyo Administration said the government can ... Read Full Story - Continuation...
  • RPOC 7 peace council okays plea for more narc chemists

     TAGBILARAN CITY, March 25 (PIA) –The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in Central Visayas assented to the Bohol provincial peace council in ruling for additional chemists at the police and government narcotic agency to expedite resolution of drug related cases. In its meeting at the Bohol Tropics Resort recently, police regional Director Danilo Constantino who took notice of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Special Action Committee (SAC) recommendation to... Read Full Story - RPOC 7 peace...
  • 150 dog owners in Nueva Vizcaya get free anti-rabies vaccines

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, March 24 (PIA)  – At least 150 dog owners in barangay Salvacion here   recently received free anti-rabies vaccine shots in support of the Rabies Awareness Month. The activity, sponsored by the the members of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines (F&AMP) Magat Lodge No. 68 in collaboration with the barangay council is an annual project being implemented in support of the Rabies Awareness Month this March. “This is a yea... Read Full Story - 150 dog owne...
  • Gov’t urges unity for success of comprehensive peace deal with MILF

    MANILA, March 25 -- Government of the Philippines (GPH) chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer on Sunday called on all stakeholders to support the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that will be signed with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on March 27 (Thursday) in Malacañang. ‎ “Peace requires a lot of hard work.  Peace requires unity in purpose and cooperation. Kailangan po natin ang tulong ng lahat (We need everyone’s help),” sh... Read Full Story - Gov’t urges ...
  • Waray News: Kaaresto han magti-ayon nga Tiamzon, daku nga biksal tipakadto han kamurayawan

    MANILA, Marso 25 (PIA) – An kaaresto han mga lider han New People’s Army (NPA) nga hira Wilma ngan Benito Tiamzon en usa nga daku nga kontribusyon ngada han mga panlimbasog han gobyerno nga matuldokan an insurhensiya ha nasud, sering ni Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista dida han Domingo. Gindayaw gihapon ni Bautista an AFP unit ngan han kasugbong nga kapulisan tungod han ira malamposon nga operasyon nga nagresulta han kaaresto han mag... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • Anti-rabies drive up in Pangasinan

    DAGUPAN CITY, Mar 25 (PIA) –  The Pangasinan  Veterinary Office has targeted young children as primary recipients of its information drive against rabies.  In 2013, Pangasinan listed 32 cases positive of rabies. Four incidents were already recorded since January in the cities of San Carlos and Urdaneta and Malasiqui town. Dr. Eric Perez, provincial veterinarian, said young children must be taught to protect themselves because they were found to be vulnerable to ani... Read Full Story - Anti-rabies ...
  • City dad pushes for BADAC support

    BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 25 (PIA) -- City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. met recently with PCSupt Dominador E. Aquino, Jr., regional director of the Police Regional Office 13, to discuss on the existing security issues in a brief dialogue at the City Mayor’s Office.           Throughout the dialogue, Amante was keen on establishing a cooperative effort with the Philippine National Police to address a number of concerns including motorcyc... Read Full Story - City dad pus...
  • Tagumeños advocate for peace through fun run

    TAGUM CITY—More than 4,000 runners took their advocacy to the streets and showed support to peace through the Run of Peace held last March 22, 2014 in Tagum City as organized by the City Government led by Mayor Allan L. Rellon in partnership with the 1003rd Infantry (Raptor) Brigade, 10ID, Philippine Army. Now on its 3rd installment, the Run of Peace aims to advocate peace and promoting the healthy practice of jogging and walking in Tagum City, where many fun runs are held year-round ... Read Full Story - Tagume&ntild...
  • UNHCR, IOM delivers 100 chainsaws to typhoon survivors in Ormoc City

    ORMOC CITY, Leyte, March 24 (PIA) – The UN Refugee Agency and the International Organization for Migration, recently delivered 100 chainsaws in Ormoc City, in order to help provide durable and sustainable solutions to thousands of people left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan.Ms. Caroline Blay, head of UNHCR Office in Ormoc City during the handover ceremony at Sabin Resort said the chainsaws were donated by Swedish power tool producer Husqvarna to assist in salvaging coconut trees cut down by the... Read Full Story - UNHCR, IOM d...
  • ARMM prepares to welcome signing of Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro 

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, March 24 (PIA)---  The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is preparing to welcome the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) come March 27 with meaningful activities across the region. ARMM Executive Secretary Laisa Alamia said there will be “a celebration of peace in the Bangsamoro.” Large screens will be set up inside the ARM... Read Full Story - ARMM prepare...
  • AFP condemns attack to its peace team in Ifugao

    ASIPULO, Ifugao, March 24 (PIA) - - The Armed  Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has condemned the atrocity  committed to its Peace and Development Team (PDT) by alleged  rebel  group in barangay Camandag in this municipality last week. Lt. Col. Eddie Pilapil, commanding officer of 54th Infantry Battalion (IB),  said  the enemy intends to disrupt the soldiers’ activity to deny the people of Camandag the peace the long desired.  The Army he said is &nbs... Read Full Story - AFP condemns...
  • 5 NVizcaya  towns eyes skills registry project

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva  Vizcaya , March 21 (PIA) – Five more municipalities in this province are expected to  receive the Skills Registry System (SRS) project from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). “We are now conducting orientation sessions among  the LGU and barangay officials of the municipalities concerned in preparation for the 5th wave of the SRS launching program,” Engineer Henry  Balangatan, DOLE district chief said. He said the... Read Full Story - 5 NVizcaya &...
  • 4ID needs more male applicants as candidate soldiers

    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, March 24 --- Army’s 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division is now accepting and processing more male applicants for Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) starting on March 24-28. The division requires additional quota of 150 candidates for this quarter. Qualified applicants must be natural born Filipino, at least five feet in height with ages from 18 to 26 years old on the start of training and must not be 27 years old on or before the da... Read Full Story - 4ID needs mo...
  • Arrest of CPP leaders not illegal, says GPH Peace Panel  

    MAKATI CITY, March 24 – The arrest of communist leaders Wilma Austria Tiamzon and Benito Tiamzon on March 22 was not illegal, and did not violate the JASIG or the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees. In a statement released yesterday, the Peace Panel of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) said the JASIG signed by the GPH and the CPP-NPA-NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front-New People’s Army) in 1995 was not violated as the Tiamzons ... Read Full Story - Arrest of CP...
  • DFA lowers crisis alert level for Bangkok from 2 to 1

    MANILA,  March 24 -- In view of the Thai Government’s decision to lift the state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas effective 19 March 2014, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F del Rosario lowered the Crisis Alert Level from 2 to 1.  Under Alert Level 1, Filipinos in Bangkok and the concerned areas, namely Nonthaburi Province, Lad Lum Kaew District of Pathumthani Province, and Bang Phli District of Samutprakan Province, are advised to take necessary precaution... Read Full Story - DFA lowers c...
  • Peace Advocates to hold a forum on CARHRIHL in Davao City

    DAVAO CITY, Mar 21 (PIA) Peace advocates in Davao Region will discuss the impact of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law sixteen years after it was forged by the government and the communist movement in a forum at the Ateneo De Davao University on March 25. Professor Gail Ilagan, convenor of the  Bantay-Bayanihan cited the need to expound further the agreement to the community since the document remains not very well understood.... Read Full Story - Peace Advoca...
  • Tagalog News: Pamahalaan, handang ipagtanggol ang mamamayan sa gitna ng bantang paghiganti mula sa CPP/NPA

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Marso 24, 2014 (PIA) - Handang depensahan ng Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas (AFP) ang mga sibilyan sa gitna ng posibleng pag-atake bilang paghiganti mula sa mga miyembro ng Communist Party ng Pilipinas pagkatapos maaresto ang dalawa nilang matataas na lider na sina Benito at Wilma Timson sa Cebu noong Sabado. “Batid naming palagi, at buo ang aming pagkabatid sa posibleng paghiganti, at ang ating sandatahang lakas ay palaging handa para ipagtanggol ang populasyon,&... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Gobyerno, andam sa posibleng pagpanimalos sa NPA

    MANILA, Mar. 24, 2014 (PIA) --- Andam ang gobyerno sa posibleng pagpanimalos o pag-atake sa New People’s Army (NPA) human nasikop sa militar sila Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Austria ug lima pa ka rebelde sa Cebu niadtong Sabado. Matud pa ni Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, wala nila igsapayan ang himuong lakang sa NPA tungod sa pagkasikop sa mga lider niini. “We are fully aware of the possibility and again we are ready to protect the citizenry, our population, and the armed... Read Full Story - Gobyerno, an...
  • Lallo official orders inspection of buildings, century old church 

    LAL-LO, Cagayan, March 20, (PIA) - - An official of this town has ordered the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and municipal engineering office to conduct an inspection of all old high-rise buildings and century-old churches to evaluate their safety against fire and capacities to withstand earthquakes and typhoons. Vice Mayor Florence Oliver B. Pascual, during the visit of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and members of the Regional Disaster Risk ... Read Full Story - Lallo offici...
  • GPH, MILF to ‘hit the ground running’ in implementing Bangsamoro pact

    MANILA, March 24 -- Three days before the historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels returned from an executive session held in Kuala Lumpur citing readiness to “hit the ground running” for the implementation of the agreement that will pave way for the creation of the envisioned Bangsamoro political entity by 2016. In an interview over DZXL on... Read Full Story - GPH, MILF to...
  • Coast Guard bares early preparation for Holy Week, summer vacation

    MANILA, 24 March (PIA) – Few weeks before Holy Week, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) bared security measures in all ports and ferry terminals. PCG chief Vice Admiral Rodolfo D. Isorena directed all coast guard units to prepare for the expected influx of passengers this summer and during Holy Week. Isorena said all coast guard units are mandated to be on heightened alert during the observance of Holy Week. He also advised all personnel to ensure that all maritime activities are m... Read Full Story - Coast Guard ...
  • Tagalog news: 2,800 na graduating students ng Nueva Vizcaya, sumailalim sa labor education ng DOLE

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , March 21 (PIA) – Sumailalim sa isang labor education ng Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) kamakailan ang may 2,800 na graduating students sa kolehiyo mula sa  iba’t-ibang  paaralan ng lalawigan bilang paghahanda sa haharapin nilang hamon sa paghahanap ng trabaho. Ayon kay Engineer Henry Balangatan, tagapangasiwa ng DOLE district office dito,  ang mga nabigyan ng counseling at labor education orientation ay mga estudyanteng ma... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Slain rebels dragged by their comrades

    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, Mar. 24 (PIA) -- Soldiers from the Army’s 26th Infantry “Ever Onward” Battalion encountered ten communist rebels at Sitio Nakadayas, Brgy Mahagsay, San Luis, Agusan del Sur on March 19, 2014 at around 11:55 a.m. Soldiers from 26th Infantry “Ever Onward” Battalion conducted combat patrol following a military intelligence and information provided by civilians in the area. The troops stormed the rebel hideout near A... Read Full Story - Slain rebels...
  • High ranking NPA member in region 8 surrenders to 34IB

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 24 (PIA)— Some members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in region 8 continues to signified their intention to return to the folds of the government as another NPA and member of the Communication staff of Santiago Salas, spokesperson in Eastern Visayas Regional Party Committee surrendered to the 34th Infantry Battalion on March 19, 2014.  Certain aka “Marivic”, a member of the communication staff of Salas surrendered to Lt Col Rodrigo Ilustri... Read Full Story - High ranking...
  • Military to pursue modernization plans for minimum credible defense, says Palace official

    MANILA, March 23 -- The Aquino administration will continue to adhere on strengthening the country's military to attain what it called minimum credible defense, a Palace official said on Saturday. A security expert said China is strongly after the Ayungin Shoal (Thomas Shoal) all because it is after a bigger catch that is Recto Bank (Reed Bank). "The President's position has always been to strengthen our Armed Forces -- para magkaroon tayo ng minimum credible defense postu... Read Full Story - Military to ...
  • Women collaborate for International Women’s Month celeb

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, March 23 (PIA6) - - Artists, tourism officers, government workers, students and entrepreneurs – all women, collaborate to celebrate the International Women’s Month. An exhibit called Inspiring Change and a premier screening in Negros Occidental of a documentary Girl Rising are all part of the celebration at the Negros Museum through the collaboration of The Dream Project PH, Arti Kuriti, Galleria Verde, Public Affairs Office, Provincial Tourism Office and... Read Full Story - Women collab...
  • 8ID troops encounter NPA three times, seize one NPA camp in Samar

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 23 (PIA)—Troops of 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, under 87th Infantry Battalion seized one New People’s Army (NPA) camp in Motiong Samar.87th IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Antonio Dolnuan based in Barangay Polangi, Calbiga, Samar reported that recently, his troops encountered NPA two times in Motiong, Samar that resulted to seized one NPA camp that has eleven makeshift bunkers, one multi- purpose hall, one kitchen, three guard house and the recov... Read Full Story - 8ID troops e...
  • 5 towns declared manageable conflict areas, dev’t ready as Army continues peace efforts in Samar Island

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 23 (PIA)—With the Army’s unwavering peace efforts in Samar Island, another five towns in 19 remaining towns in Northern Samar have been declared as Manageable Conflict Affected (MCA) and Development Ready Municipalities (DRM) recently.The municipalities declared by Provincial Peace and Order Councils (PPOC) were the towns of Lavazares, Rosario, San Jose, Bobon and Catarman all in Northern Samar.Local officials and security forces signed the declaration on ... Read Full Story - 5 towns decl...
  • 4ID troopers apprehend illegal logging in AgSur

    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, Mar. 23 (PIA) -- Troops from the 3rd Special Forces Battalion under the Operational Control of the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division together with Rosario Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer confiscated illegally cut logs “Lawaan” at Barangay Anoling, Rosario, Agusan del Sur on March 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Nemesio De Paz, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Rosario, Agusan del Sur accompanied... Read Full Story - 4ID troopers...
  • Barangay support  in  campaign  vs  illegal  recruitment  sought y in Ifugao

     LAGAWE, Ifugao, March 22 (PIA)- - Strong barangay support and cooperation  is being sought  in the government's  campaign against illegal recruitment which continues to victimize hapless individuals of their hard-earned money for non-existent  jobs.The call was made to all the barangay  captains  and law  enforcers  during a three-day seminar held  recently  at the provincial   Capitol spearheaded by t... Read Full Story - Barangay sup...
  • Government, MILF gear up for historic signing of final peace deal

    MANILA, March 22  --  The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have firmed up preparations for the historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on March 27 at Malacañan Palace. GPH chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said that the CAB signing seals the partnership for peace and prosperity between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. “This partnership is based on our shared aspir... Read Full Story - Government, ...
  • DPWH-4th LED conducts more projects for road maintenance, public safety

    ORMOC CITY, Leyte, March 22 (PIA) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Leyte Fourth Engineering District (4th LED), through the efforts of its head District Engineer Lino Francisco C. Gonzalez, is currently conducting a number of projects for the purpose of road maintenance.   Engr. Gonzalez disclosed that among these projects include: the repainting of Simangan Island along the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road; the installation of warning signs along the Libungao... Read Full Story - DPWH-4th LED...
  • Macatol Bridge along Palompon-Isabel-Merida-Ormoc road undergoes repair

    ORMOC CITY, March 22 (PIA) – With a contract cost of Php12,393,885.09, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Leyte Fourth Engineering District (4th LED) is currently conducting rehabilitation, reconstruction, replacement, and retrofitting on the Macatol Bridge situated along Palompon-Isabel-Merida-Ormoc Road.District Engineer Lino Francisco C. Gonzalez informed that during the repair of the bridge soil consultants were required for the purpose of soil exploration for t... Read Full Story - Macatol Brid...
  • 402nd Brigade, PA celebrates 117th Founding Anniv

    BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 22 (PIA) - In time with the 117th Founding Anniversary celebration, the 402nd Brigade, Philippine Army conducted on Saturday the bloodletting activity, photo exhibit, and ‘Small Unit Tactics’ (SUT) demonstration held at the Robinsons Place' Atrium, this city. Said activity was also in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Agusan del Norte - Butuan City Chapter, Philippine Information Agency (PIA), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines... Read Full Story - 402nd Brigad...
  • Cebuano News: Mga Kagay-anong PMA-yers gipasidunggan sa konseho

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 22 (PIA) -- Hiniusang gipasidunggan sa konseho ubos ni Bise Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas ang pipila ka kagay-anon nga nahimong top students sa Philippine Military Academy (PMA) – Batch 2014. Sa Resolosyon Nos. 11636-2014 ug 11637-2014 nga gisagop sa konseho, mainitong gidayeg ug gipahalipayan sila si 2Lt.  Liza Jumawid Dango kinsa nakakuha sa ikaduhang highest honor kon Salutaturian ug Ensign Greg Philip Monsalud nga anaa sa ika siyam nga dapit sa PMA S... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Konsehal miawhag sa katawhan pagtaho sa masaksihang kahiwian sa kapolisan

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 22 (PIA) -- Si Konsehal Ramon Tabor, chairman sa komite sa police, fire and public safety sa konseho, hugot nga miawhag sa katawhan pagsumbong sa mga pulis nga nakitang mihimo sa kahiwian. Ang paggamit sa cellphone sa katawhan usa sa mga epektibong lakang aron masumpo na ang mga gireklamong pagpangilkil sa pipila ka mga pulis, pamahayag ni Tabor atol sa tigom sa iyang komite niadtong Huwebes uban sa kadagkoan sa Cagayan de Oro Police Office (COCPO). Mahi... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Konsehal miawhag sa mga negosyante magmatngon kontra sunog

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 22 -- Si konsehal Edna Dahino, chairman sa komite sa commerce, trade and cooperative, miawhag sa mga tag-iya ug tigdumala sa establisamento nga magmatngon kanunay aron malikayan ang mga panghitabo sa sunog. Kini ang panawagan sa konsehal nunot sa pagsaulog sa tibouk nasud sa Fire Prevention Month ning bulan sa Marso nga nagsentro sa temang “Isulong ang Kaunlaran, sunog iwasan, kaalaman  pag-iingatan.”  Matud ni Dahino nga kinahangla... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Church, military and police join forces to sustain peace and advocate progress in Abra

     BANGUED, Abra, March 21 (PIA)-- In continuing efforts to sustain peace and promote  progress in the province,  representatives of the  Church, the military and the Philippine National Police  signed a  memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Church-Military-Police Action Group (CMPAG) last  March 20.The primary goal of the MOU is for the CMPAG to operate and maintain security and peace keeping strategies in the province.The MOU was signed by Bishop Leopoldo ... Read Full Story - Church, mili...
  • TFZ chief: IDPs can no longer stay in mangrove, danger areas

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 21 (PIA) - Internally-displaced persons (IDPs) who have lost their homes in the mangrove areas of Leha-Leha, Layag-Layag, Sumariki and Sumatra during the height of the September 2013 siege will not be able to go back and stay there t anymore. Task Force Zamboanga (TFZ) commander Col. Andrelino Colina has made this clear during an information caravan held at the Talon-Talon Elementary School on March 15. “No-build zones ang mga areas na ito (Th... Read Full Story - TFZ chief: I...
  • DSWD emphasizes law protecting women, children on Women’s Month

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 21 (PIA) -- With this year’s theme, “Juana, Ang Tatag Mo Ay Tatag Natin Sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong, the Women’s Month celebration was highlighted with the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) emphasis on Republic Act 9262, otherwise known as the “Anti-Violence against Women and their Children.”During a press conference on March 20, 2014, here, the DSWD revealed that women and their children are usually the victims of ... Read Full Story - DSWD emphasi...
  • 4ID conducts grand dialogue to strengthen peace in Cdo

    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, March 21 --- Army’s 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division is conducting a series of Grand Dialogue with its Bayanihan Alert for Peace and Development Team to strenghten peace and security development in this city. This will be a series of activities headed by the Bayanihan Alert for Peace and Development Teams which are deployed at the following barangays with the corresponding schedule and venues: Covered Court of barangay Lapasan on March 20, 2014 at... Read Full Story - 4ID conducts...
  • Rotary Foundation funds water system project for 200 schoolers in Nueva Vizcaya

    SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya, March 20 (PIA) –The Rotary Foundation has approved the funding of a water distillation system project for the elementary schoolers of Baguinge Elementary School (BES) in barangay Comonal here. The $35,000.00-worth water distillation project will benefit more than 200 school children of BES, according to Engineer Narciso Salunat, Rotary Club of Vizcaya president. “This project will be implemented this year because we have been informed o... Read Full Story - Rotary Found...
  • NYC supports the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

    QUEZON CITY, March 21 -- The National Youth Commission (NYC), as the voice and advocate of the Youth, strongly supports the soon to be signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) alongside its nascent promise to end the decades-long hostilities and violence in Mindanao. "The Commission trusts that this agreement will bring about substantial growth and improvement in the South, most especia... Read Full Story - NYC supports...
  • Panabo to put up P 5-M fire sub-station

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, Panabo City, March 21 – The Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) Panabo City Station will put up another fire sub-station in Barangay Nanyo worth P 5-million. In a phone interview, Fire Insp. Vilner Avillon, city fire marshal, said BFP Panabo is projecting to open the sub-station at the end of the year. The sub-station of the city will strategically be located adjacent to the Barangay Hall of Nanyo, TADECO Road to provide access for  far-flung barangays of Pa... Read Full Story - Panabo to pu...
  • PA shares one-day subsistence allowance with Yolanda victims

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, March 21 (PIA6) – Members of the Philippine Army will share their subsistence allowance to Yolanda victims in Capiz.Information Officer Major Ray Tiongson of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division disclosed that the personnel of their Division will sacrifice their one-day subsistence allowance to help in the rebuilding of schools in Capiz.Aside from the repair of school facilities which will be done through Bayanihan system, the generated amount will also be u... Read Full Story - PA shares on...
  • Kinaray-a News: Publiko ginpaandaman batuk sa pagpalupad kang burador marapit sa linya kang kuryente

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Marso 21 (PIA6) - - Nagpanawagan ang National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) sa publiko ilabi ron gid sa mga kabataan nga indi magsipal marapit sa mga linya nga may mataas nga boltahe kang kuryente kadya nga summer. Ginpabutyag ni NGCP spokesperson Atty. Cynthia Alabanza sa panahon nga ginhiwat ang media briefing in San Jose kadya lang nga ang mga kabataan sa panahon kang bakasyon nagasiripal (play) kang pagpalupad kang burador (kites) gani nga importante gid ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Interfaith leaders discuss peace with int’l. peace advocate

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 21 (PIA) - Local interfaith leaders recently met with Italian Professor Alberto Quattrucci, an international peace advocate, in a peace forum held at a local hotel here. Dubbed “Peace Efforts in the World and the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement in Mindanao,” the forum sought to discuss and share ideas about attaining lasting peace in Mindanao. Professor Quattrucci, who comes from Rome, shared his many experiences in having dialogues among separatist gr... Read Full Story - Interfaith l...
  • BFP Quirino bares plans, programs for 2014

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, March 21 (PIA)—To fully attain its vision to become a modern fire protection agency, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here is working out for the upgrading of its equipments, establishment of one fire station per municipality and for the provision firefighting equipments and apparatus to all its personnel. In the first quarter meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council recently, Provincial Fire Marshal Michael C. Castillo said only the Aglipay and Cabar... Read Full Story - BFP Quirino ...
  • Coast guard Surigao celebrates 46th Founding Anniversary

    SURIGAO CITY, Mar. 20 (PIA) – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station - Surigao del Norte celebrated recently its 46th Founding Anniversary at Gateway Hotel, this city. This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme, “Sama-samang Kooperasyon ng mga T.A.O. (Taong gobyerno, Ang mga mananakay at mamahayag, Operators ng mga sasakyang pandagat) ang susi sa siguradong maayos, matapat na serbisyo at ligtas na pagbiyahe sa karagatan.” PCG-Coast Guard D... Read Full Story - Coast guard ...
  • Marinduque legislators to help improve legal assistance for detainees and jail conditions

    BOAC, Marinduque, Mar 21 (PIA) – Detainees in the Provincial Jail in need of legal assistance may look forward to some relief in the future as local lawmakers promised to bring in more lawyers to look into their cases. Marinduque Representative Regina Reyes and Vice Governor Romulo Bacorro made the announcements in an out-reach mission they held recently at the Provincial Jail. The mission was the Sanggunian Panlalawigan’s (Provincial Council) response to the pleas and requ... Read Full Story - Marinduque l...
  • NYC discusses Mindanao Youth Agenda to Caraga RYAC members

    BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 21 (PIA) – In time with the first quarter meeting of the Regional Youth Advisory Council (RYAC) held on Thursday at the Department of Education (DepEd) Caraga regional office, this city, the National Youth Commission (NYC) discussed the Mindanao Youth Agenda and presented some situation analysis on the youth. Earl Saavedra, Commissioner for Mindanao of NYC bared that the youth, as defined by Republic Act 8044 otherwise known as the Youth in Nation Building Act a... Read Full Story - NYC discusse...
  • Army recovers one M16, kills one NPA after a bloody encounter in Samar

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, March 21 (PIA) – Members of the  87th Infantry Battalion encountered some rebels at Barangay Canlobo, Pinabacdao, Samar on March 20, 2013 at 11:00 in the morning. In a press release penned by Capt Amado Gutierrez, it bared that troops of the 87th IB, 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army based at Barangay Polangi, Calbiga, Samar, were verifying an information provided by a concerned civilian about the presence of NPA rebels in their barangay when the troo... Read Full Story - Army recover...
  • MNLF’s ‘Top 90’ joins Jabidah commemoration rites in Corregidor

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, March 20 (PIA) --- Surviving members of the Moro National Liberation Front’s (MNLF’s) ‘Top 90’ set foot in the island of Corregidor on Tuesday, March 18, to join the commemoration this year of the incident that prompted them to mount a revolution against the government in the early 1970s - the Jabidah Massacre. The ‘Top 90’ is MNLF’s first batch of 90 fighters that trained in guerilla warfare in Jampiras Island in Malaysi... Read Full Story - MNLF’s ‘Top ...
  • 5 North Samar towns declared as manageable conflict affected and dev’t ready municipalities

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 20 (PIA)—With the Army’s continued peace efforts in Samar Island, another 5 in 19 remaining towns in Northern Samar were declared as Manageable Conflict Affected (MCA) and Development Ready Municipalities (DRM) recently. The municipalities declared by Provincial Peace and Order Councils (PPOC) were the towns of Lavazares, Rosario, San Jose, Bobon and Catarman all in Northern Samar. Local officials and security forces signed the declaration on Mar... Read Full Story - 5 North Sama...
  • Lal-lo town constructs new municipal disaster office

    LAL-LO, Cagayan, March 20 (PIA) - - To fully execute the mandates of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Lal-lo on disaster risk reduction and management, LGU officials here has prioritized the construction of the new municipal disaster office to house its manpower and equipment . Engr. Leopoldo Colosaga, designated Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO), said the local officials allocated a total of P2.2 million pe... Read Full Story - Lal-lo town ...
  • Housing project for displaced families in Zambo to start end of March

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 19 (PIA) -- The city government of Zamboanga has formally endorsed the housing plan for the displaced families here to the National Housing Authority (NHA) to have it started by the end of this month or middle of April, Engr. Rodrigo S. Sicat, city planning officer, said in a press briefing. “The city government has approved the design of the first phase of Mariki Village consisting of 520 housing on stilts; 172 loftable duplex units for Paniran resettlement... Read Full Story - Housing proj...
  • Drug-free clearance for incoming college students, PDEA proposes

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, March 18 (PIA) –All incoming freshmen college students should secure clearance from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as a requirement for entering Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Assistant Regional Director Atty. Sherwin Closa proposed during the recently conducted Regional Peace and Order Council first quarter meeting held in Cauayan City. The issuance of PDEA clearance to incoming college students, Closa said&nbs... Read Full Story - Drug-free cl...
  • Siquijor joins nationwide EQ drill

    SIQUIJOR, March 20 (PIA)--- Siquijor province joined yesterday’s nationwide earthquake drill that was simultaneously done at 9:00 a.m. The earthquake drill at the provincial capitol was spearheaded by the  Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) with volunteers composing the ProSERVE. Municipal DRRMCs likewise led the same exercises in each town and schools. The ex... Read Full Story - Siquijor joi...
  • Dumaguete school kids perform "Duck, Cover, Hold" at EQ drill

    DUMAGUETE CITY, March 19 (PIA) -- Some 1,107 grades 1 to 6 schoolchildren of Dumaguete City Elementary School performed the "Duck, Cover, Hold" during the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill here.  Randy Saldua, action officer of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC), facilitated and started the drill at exactly 9:00 o'clock in the morning. A one-minute ringing of the bell sounded to prepare the school children and the teachers to evacuate... Read Full Story - Dumaguete sc...
  • Tagalog News: Malalaking pangalan na nagtatago, malapit nang maipasok sa kulungan, sabi ni Pangulong Aquino

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Marso 20, 2014 (PIA) - Determinado ang pamahalaan para madakip ang mga matataas sa lipunan na nagtatago at maaring umasa ang publiko na sila ay makukulong sa lalong madaling panahon, sabi ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino noong Miyerkoles. Ang mga security officials ay nagpupumilit na makita ang paraan para madakip ang mga nagtatago na umiiwas sa pag-aresto, sabi niya, at alam niyang itinaas ng pamahalaan ang pabuyang pera para pasiglahin ang publiko na magbigay ng im... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Tagalog News: Pangulong Aquino sinabing hindi niya prioridad ang pulitika

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Marso 20, 2014 (PIA) - Sinabi ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino na kanyang ianunsyo ang mga itatayang kandidato ng administrasyon para sa 2016 na halalan sa tamang panahon pero sa kasalukuyan, isinentro muna niya ang sarili sa pamamahala sa gobyerno para mapabuti ang kalagayan ng mga tao. Ang mga pulitiko ay nagsimula nang magsitayo para sa pambansang halalan dalawang taon mula ngayon. “Ianunsyo ko sa tamang panahon. Pero sa ngayon, syempre naka-focus tayo ... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • OCD trains studes, teachers on quake's evacuation procedures

    LALLO, Cagayan, March 20 (PIA) - - The Office of Civil Defense in partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of La-lo has conducted an earthquake drill with almost 2,000 students, teachers and officials of Lal-lo National High School here yesterday. Regional Director Norma Talosig said the drill aims to educate and capacitate the students, teachers and other officials of the school on the correct evacuation procedures on actual earthquake scenario to avoid loss of lives.&nbs... Read Full Story - OCD trains s...
  • Kalibo to lead commemoration of Aklan's 19 Martyrs

    KALIBO, Aklan, March 20 (PIA6) --  The municipality of Kalibo will be leading the 117th commemorative anniversary of the 19 Martyrs of Aklan on March 23 of this year. The activities lined up by LGU-Kalibo include a Thanksgiving Mass at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral, a Civic Military Parade and a Commemorative Program at the 19 Martyrs Shrine . Kalibo mayor William S. Lachica said the 19 martyrs of Aklan and the local martyrs and patriots represesent the strength of will and c... Read Full Story - Kalibo to le...
  • Baguio schools show readiness in  earthquake drill

     BAGUIO CITY, March 20(PIA) -- The Cordillera Risk Reduction and Management Council(CRRMC) reported that most schools in Baguio City have high awareness to respond during earthquakes. Despite the mix reactions and response of students during the conduct of the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill at the University of the Cordilleras and at the Rizal High School, the CDRRMC noted that the school officials and the students have very high awareness of the earthquake disast... Read Full Story - Baguio schoo...
  • Dagupeños know the drill

    DAGUPAN CITY, March 20 (PIA) – To a city who lost its residents and whose landscape was altered by the July, 1990 killer quake, even a mock drill should be taken seriously.  Dagupan was one of cities in northern Luzon which suffered a number of fatalities when the killer quake struck on July 16, 1990 that also caused huge damage to the city’s infrastructures. "This unforgettable event has taught us a lesson that preparedness is a key to reducing disaster risks and... Read Full Story - Dagupe&ntild...
  • Livelihood options necessary to counter human trafficking, says Puerto Galera mayor

    CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Mar 19 (PIA) – Mayor Hubbert Christopher A. Dolor of Puerto Galera Dolor said the provision of livelihood options is necessary especially for those who are potential victims of human trafficking in his town. In a recent consultation dialogue of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Mimaropa with Stairway Foundation, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the municipal government of Puerto Galera, it was found ... Read Full Story - Livelihood o...
  • OCD says prevention, mitigation and preparedness essential to reduce and manage disaster risks

    Quezon City, Mar 18, (PIA) - Spending time and resources to  prevent, mitigate and prepare for calamities would be a better investment for local government units (LGUs) than concentrate all efforts to strengthen emergency responses,  a ranking officer of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)said.  While it is alright for LGUs to purchase rescue equipment or hold training for WASAR (water search and rescue) and other similar emergency response activities,  OCD - Mimaropa Dire... Read Full Story - OCD says pre...
  • PNP, CIDG investigate  killing of  a family in upland Abra town

    BANGUED, Abra, March 18(PIA) -- The Abra Police Provincial Office (APPO) and the Criminal Investigation  and  Detection Group (CIDG) are now  investigating  the   case of the killing of the Ligiw family from Sitio Sucao, Brgy. Dominglay, Licuan-Baay. Ama Licuben Ligiw, 68 years old, and his two sons, Eddie, 35,and Freddie a.k.a. Fermin, 30, and a former rebel  who surrendered in March 2011, went missing since March 3, 2014. Their bodies were recovered... Read Full Story - PNP, CIDG in...
  • La Trinidad town remains peaceful 

    LA TRINDAD, Benguet, March 19 (PIA) - -This capital town remains to be  peaceful despite the constant increase in population and economic development. This is the general assessment of the municipal police office head, Chief Inspector Byron Allatog, which he attributes to the effective implementation of peace and order programs by the police. One of  the strategies is  the bicycle patrol which the community considers as very effective because police can easily penetrate ... Read Full Story - La Trinidad ...
  • Daughter  follows footsteps of  Medal of Valor awardee - father

    FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, March 19 (PIA) - - Following the footsteps of her  Medal of Valor awardee father,  newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Precious Jewel Forrosuelo is joining the Philippine Army. Forrosuelo  is  a member of  the  223-strong Philippine Military Academy  SIKLAB DIWA (Sundalong Ikarararangal ng Lahing Bayani sa Diwang Wagas) Class of 2014  who graduated  last Sunday, March 16 at  Fort del Pilar here. She is one of  t... Read Full Story - Daughter &nb...
  • Region 1 disaster council all set for nationwide earthquake drill

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 19 (PIA) – The government’s earthquake-readiness plan is again placed on litmus test as the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council leads a simultaneous drill in 16 regions across the country today. The Bicol University in Legazpi City was identified as the drill’s ceremonial venue. The drill simulates a magnitude 6.7 Sorsogon earthquake with a fire scenario as a secondary hazard. It is the first quarter drill for 2014. In Regi... Read Full Story - Region 1 dis...
  • Panay Victory Day should inspire national pride in the youth

    ILOILO CITY, March 19 (PIA6) – The deeds, heroism and selfless love of country of the fallen soldiers during World War II should instill among the young people today a sense of national pride and unity.While they ride on the tides of change, today’s generation of Filipinos should look back and learn from the lessons of fighting for freedom which their elders have done, according to Ernesto G. Carolina, Administrator of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).Carolina was the gu... Read Full Story - Panay Victor...
  • Cebuano News: DepEd-Tangub mipahigayon sa usa ka summit kabahin sa paggama sa safety plan

    TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental, Mar. 19 (PIA) – Gipahigayon sa Department of Education, Division of Tangub City (DepEd-Tangub), ang gitawag nga Summit on the Formulation of Barangay and City-Wide Safety Plan, niadtong milabay nga Marso 17. Gihimo aron makagama ug plano alang sa kaluwasan sa mga residente, ilabi na sa mga estudyante, gikan sa nagkalain-laing tipo sa kadaot, sama sa kriminalidad, kahusay ug kalinaw, illegal nga sugal, ilegal nga druga, ug uban pa, lakip na ang mga natu... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Pannakasipot ti peke a pestisidio, naipakat iti Ilocos Sur

    VIGAN CITY, March 19 (PIA) – Nakaru ti epektona kadagiti kataltalonan nangruna iti salun-at ti tao no saan a malapdan ti panagraira iti pannakailako ken pannakausar dagiti peke ken maiparit a pestisidio ken ganagan iti Ilocos Sur. Kinuna ni Rey Segismundo, regional director ti Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) iti Region 1, nga adda dagiti mannalon nga agar-aramat pay laeng iti Thiodan a napartuat iti Malaysia, a nabayagen nga imparit ti gobierno ti Amerika ken dadduma pay a pa... Read Full Story - Pannakasipot...
  • Kampanya laban sa krimen, pinaigting sa Ilocos Sur

    VIGAN CITY, March 19 (PIA) – Mananaig ang proseso ng hustisya sa sinumang sangkot sa krimen maski sila ay kamag-anak at kaibigan, ayon kay Gobernador Ryan Singson ng Ilocos Sur. “Hindi uubra ang kumpare system kahit kamag-anak man o kaibigan, kung labag sa batas ang kanyang ginawa dapat maaresto at kung  mapatunayang nagkasala, dapat makulong,” ito ang idiniin ni Gob. Singson sa pakikipanayam ng media sa Kapitolyo. Iniutos din Singson ang all out war kontra sa kr... Read Full Story - Kampanya lab...
  • Cebuano News: Konseho mitamod sa misalmot sa Fire Brigade Brgy Competition

    CAGAYAN DE ORO, March 18 (PIA) – Si Konsehal Edna Dahino, sakop sa komite sa police, fire and public safety sa konseho, mipasalamat sa mga barangay nga misalmot sa gipahigayong Volunteer Fire Brigade Barangay Competition niadtong Marso 15, ning tuig diha sa Limketkai Center Grounds. Kini gilangkoban sa barangay  Lapasan, Camaman-an, Bulua, Tablon, Kauswagan,  Bulua, Patag, Balulang, Barangay No. 7, 9 ug 23. Si Dahino malaumon nga ang maong  kompetisyon makadugang s... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PLGU gives P.1M incentive each to 9 Novo Vizcayano centenarians

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, March 17 (PIA)  – Nine Novo Vizcayano centenarians received a cash incentive from the provincial government here this morning  after passing the  screening process for the Centenarian Ordinance which covers elderlies who have  reached the age of 100 and above. The first batch of awardees with  P.1 million incentive each were Maria Dugay of barangay Bonfal Proper in this town (born in June 7, 1907); Leuterio Genato of baranga... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • DILG-2 pushes local integration program for rebels

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, March 18 (PIA) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) region 2 is pushing the implementation of Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) for rebels who wanted to surrender in the folds of law. DILG-2 OIC-Regional Director Marlo Iringan said the integration program is under the Office of the Presidential Assistant on the Peace Process (OPAPP) which involves in peaceful solutions to attain lasting peace. Iringan said ... Read Full Story - DILG-2 pushe...
  • GPH, MILF mapirma kumprehensibo nga kasarabutan para kamurayawan ha Marso 27

    COTABATO CITY, Marso 18 – Hi Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles en nagkumpirma dida han Biyernes ngan an Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) ha butnga han Government of the Philippines (GPH) ngan han Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) en pipirmahan han Marso 27. “Katapos hin 17 katuig nga ginpanigurohan nga mga negosasyon, ha katapostaposan umabot gihapon ha punto nga nagkaada hin pagka-arasya nga magpapahamtang hin madig-on nga kamura... Read Full Story - GPH, MILF ma...
  • Waray News: Wara pagbabag-o san presyo san bag-o nga plaka san LTO, sayo la nga pagbayad para liwnan la an daan nga plaka

    MANILA, March 18 (PIA) – An Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) ngan an Land Transportation Office (LTO) nagkaklaro san diri pala maiha nga report nga nagsusugad nga an bag-o nga lisensya nga plaka in mas mahal kaysa san presyo yana. An bag-o nga lisensya plaka pareho ta an baraydan: P450.00 para sa 4-wheeled nga sarakyan nga P120.00 sa motorsiklo. Mao man lat ini an kabaraydan yana. Sanglit diri tama an ginsusugad nga mas mahal na yana. Adton bag-o nga nagtatagyaun ... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • City Fire Marshall aims near-zone fire incidence in Maasin City this year

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, March 18 (PIA) – As the year 2014 rolls in, there has been no reported fire incidence that the Maasin City Fire Department has responded to, so far.According to Maasin City Fire Marshall Inspector Kenith N. Casas of the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP), the city fire department aims to attain near zero-fire incidence in Maasin City this year, in an interview at Action Center Kapihan sa PIA, Wednesday, atthe Senior Citizen's Office in Maasin City in time ... Read Full Story - City Fire Ma...
  • PopCom-13 to launch U4U Teen Trail Initiative in Butuan

    BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 18 (PIA) – The Commission on Population (PopCom) Caraga is set to launch its new program dubbed “U4U Teen Trail Initiative” on March 26, 2014 at the Covered Court of Agusan National High School (ANHS), this city. “The U4U is an initiative which aims to deliver critical information to Filipino teens aged 10-19, to prevent teen pregnancy, and reduce the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections through online and mobile platforms,” revealed ... Read Full Story - PopCom-13 to...
  • Tagalog News: Palasyo binaybay ang mga benepisyo ng pagtaas ng presensiya ng pwersa ng Amerika sa Pilipinas

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Marso 18, 2014 (PIA) - Sa pagselyo ng kasunduan ng pagtaas at painog-inog na presensiya ng pwersa ng Amerika sa Pilipinas ay magdadala ng malawakang benepisyo para sa bansa, sabi ng isang opisyal ng Palasyo. Ang kasunduan, na pinalutang mula sa kasalukuyang kasunduan kasama ang US kagaya ng Visiting Forces Agreement at ng Mutual Defense Treaty, ay seguradong makakatulong sa Pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng paglipat ng teknolohiya at pagharap sa mga trahedya, sabi ni Presiden... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Cebuano News: Mag-amping pag gamit sa mga electrical gadgets aron malikayan ang sunog

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Marso 18 (PIA) -- Ang dili hustong pag gamit sa mga de kuryenteng kasangkapan ug mga appliances ang usa sa mga hinungdan sa sunog sumala pa ni Negros Oriental Fire Marshal William Tacaldo sa gipahigayon nga Kapihan sa PIA forum sa Bethel Guesthouse agi ug pagsaulog sa Fire Prevention Month karong bulan sa Marso.Kinahanglan nga tangtangon sa mga  outlet ang appliances ug uban pa nga de kuryenteng kasangkapan sama sa battery charger ug mga voltage regulator human ug gamit aron... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • LTO deputizes 69 Abra policemen to help implement traffic rules

    BANGUED, Abra, Marrch 18 (PIA) -- Sixty nine Philippine National Police personnel were deputized to help the Land Transportation Office (LTO) – Abra District Office to implement  traffic rules especially in main roads and access roads in this capital town. The deputization of the PNP personnel is in line with efforts  to reduce traffic violations usually committed by tricycle drivers and to maintain smooth flow of traffic in the province. According to LTO... Read Full Story - LTO deputize...
  • 40 police officers undergo stress management seminar

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato, Mar. 18 (PIA)  -- At  least   40  police  officers  from  across  SOCCSKSARGEN Region   recently took a two-day  seminar  where they  were  taught  how to manage  stress. PSInsp. Aldrin  Martin Gonzales, chief of  the Public  Relations  Office of the  Police Regional Office (PRO 12,  said  participants   were  taught ... Read Full Story - 40 police of...
  • PNP-Tacurong gets new patrol car from Fil-Chinese Chamber

    TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat, Mar 18 (PIA)  —The Sultan Kudarat Tacurong Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FCCCII)  turned  over  a  new patrol car   to the Tacurong City Police Station  to  help  boost  the  latter’s operations, according to the city  government’s  information office. The new  patrol car, a  multicab fabricated into  a  patrol mobile, &nb... Read Full Story - PNP-Tacurong...
  • Authorities recaptures 3 escapees at Tacloban City Jail

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 17 (PIA)--  A jail officer in Leyte, a  province devastated by typhoon Yolanda, has warned all escapees to return to the folds of the law as they are hunting down the remaining escapees who are still at large. In a telephone interview with Jail Chief Inspector Rill Sonon, jailwarden of the Tacloban City Jail, he made emphasis that manhunt operation will not be stopped unless and until all escapees will be back into the custody of the authorities. T... Read Full Story - Authorities ...
  • DepEd-Tangub holds formulation of barangay, city-wide safety plan confab

    TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental, March 18 (PIA) – The Department of Education, Division of Tangub City (DepEd-Tangub), conducted a Summit on the Formulation of Barangay and City-Wide Safety Plan, March 17.                                    Done to come-up with a safety plan for the residents, especially the... Read Full Story - DepEd-Tangub...
  • Army brigade beefs up disaster risk reduction operations

    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, March 17 (PIA) – The  Philippine Army's 502nd Infantry Brigade of 5th Infantry Division based in Echague town has strengthened its disaster risk reduction operations through the army’s conceptualized “Oplan Lifeguard” to save lives, protect properties and minimize damages in disaster-affected areas. The 502nd Army Infantry Brigade assistant commander Col. Reynaldo Labanen reported during the regional peace and order... Read Full Story - Army brigade...
  • NOLCOM inks MOA with PIA Region 3 for partnership in DevComm

    CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac, March 18 (PIA) -- Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 3 for partnership in development communication. Under the MOA; which was signed by NOLCOM Commander Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. and PIA Regional Director William Beltran with NOLCOM Chief of Staff Colonel Jesus Sarsagat, PIA Regional Planning Officer Carlo Lorenzo Da... Read Full Story - NOLCOM inks ...
  • CHR warns Martial Law victims in CL vs persons who collect fees for filing of compensation claims

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, March 18 (PIA) -- Commission on Human Rights (CHR) warned Monday families of victims as well as survivors of Martial Law abuses in Central Luzon against persons claiming to be legitimate representatives of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) and charge fees for filing of compensation privileges under Republic Act 10368 otherwise known as “Martial Law Victims’ Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013.” “We advise survivor... Read Full Story - CHR warns Ma...
  • DTI rolls out consumer rights seminar

    DAGUPAN CITY, Mar 17 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has rolled out a series of seminars in Pangasinan to inform the public of their consumer rights under the Consumer Act of the Philippines.  Director Peter Mangabat of DTI-Pangasinan said the conduct of Consumer Education and Advocacy seminar is part of the agency’s consumer welfare program. “A well- informed consumer is the best protected consumer,” Mangabat said. Students of ... Read Full Story - DTI rolls ou...
  • PRO Mimaropa has new Regional Director

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Mar 17 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Regional Office (PRO) Mimaropa has a new regional director effective today. Police Chief Superintendent Dennis Jurilla Peña assumed his post as PNP Mimaropa Regional Director after the relinquishment of command took effect early this morning. In a formal ceremony held at Camp Efigenio C. Navaro in barangay Suqui, this city, outgoing Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Melito Man... Read Full Story - PRO Mimaropa...
  • PNP seeks aid of advisory council to monitor transformation goal

    BANTAY, Ilocos Sur, March 17 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police said a multi-sectoral council will help monitor the implementation of the PNP’s transformation agenda, the Police Patrol 2030. Senior Supt. Nestor Felix, newly-assigned Ilocos Sur police director, said officers and members of the Provincial Advisory Council (PAC), composed of multi-sectoral groups, were formally inducted to office in a simple ceremony at the Makatarungan Hall at the Camp President Quirino, Banta... Read Full Story - PNP seeks ai...
  • 2  Kalinga sub-tribes agree for peaceful resolution of conflict

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, March 17 (PIA) - - The tribal conflict between the sub-tribes of Mabongtot and Lubuagan this province mediated by a sectoral team was solved with both tribes agreeing on the cessation of hostilities.In a conflict mediation process held last week at the Kalinga Police Provincial Office   here  brokered by government, religious sects and neutral tribe representatives, both tribes agreed and bind themselves to support a peaceful resolution of their conflict.The s... Read Full Story - 2  Kali...
  • Ifugao Police  reports accomplishments in PPOC meeting

    Ifugao Police  reports accomplishments in PPOC meetingLAGAWE, Ifugao, March 17 (PIA)- - The conduct 2,693 Police Integrated Patrol System (PIPS) activities resulting to the arrest 20 individuals and  recovery of four  firearms highlighted the  accomplishment of the Ifugao police in the first two months of the year. New Police Provincial Director  Senior Superintendent Johnny Taguiling Colinio  reported during the recent Provincial Peace and Order Council (... Read Full Story - Ifugao Polic...
  • Presidente Aquino otro nga ginpahamtang an saad nga modernisasyon sa depensa ngan pangabuhian san mga sundalo

    BAGUIO CITY – Si Presidente Benigno C. Aquino III nagpatapod san mga myembro san pwersa armada san gobyerno sin suporta basi magkayaon sin gamit ngan kabatiran para sa epektibo nga pagbuhat san trabahuon ngan obligasyon.Ini an mensahe san Presidente durante san pagtapos san Philippine Military Academy san Domingo nga adlaw nga an gobyerno maaram san panginginahanglan san mga sundalo ngan ginbubuhat an ngatanan para mapaupay an kahimtang.An karuyag naton: tagan sin kusog an mga sundalo nga ... Read Full Story - Presidente A...
  • Medair launches drones to map Yolanda devastated areas in Leyte

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 17 (PIA) – Medair, an international NGO currently helping in the recovery and rehabilitation of Haiyan-hit areas, is using drones to make new maps for Tacloban and other hard-hit areas in Leyte.Mr. Joel Kaiser, emergency response officer of Medair told the Philippine Information Agency that Taloban City and Leyte have maps which anyone could Google, but these were made before the Yolanda onslaught.On Saturday, Medair send off one small, lightweight drone in the ... Read Full Story - Medair launc...
  • DSWD 2 chief graces Quirino Women’s Congress

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, March 16 (PIA)—The 2014 Quirino Women’s Congress, the highlight of the month-long  celebration of Women’s Month here was held last week with  the newly installed regional director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as guest speaker. Director Remia T. Tapispisan, in her message, has stressed that women of today are already mainstreamed in the development unlike before that they were only confined at homes doing househo... Read Full Story - DSWD 2 chie...
  • Enact traffic laws to avert physical injuries, peace and order council pushes LGUs

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, March 17 (PIA) –With the increasing number of physical injuries involving motorcycle riders, the Cagayan Valley regional peace and order council (RPOC) will pass a resolution urging local government units and law enforcement agencies to heighten the implementation of traffic laws and regulations in the region. In a report presented by Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) during the council’s regular meeting presided over by its chairman Quirino Governor Jun... Read Full Story - Enact traffi...
  • Caraga RDRRMC enjoins LGUs to participate in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake drill

    BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 17 (PIA) – The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) chaired by Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga regional director Liza Mazo enjoins local government units (LGUs) through its local DRRMCs to participate in the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on March 19, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in their respective area of responsibility (AOR). “This is in response to OCD Memorandum dates February 26, 2014 wherein all Local DRRMCs ar... Read Full Story - Caraga RDRRM...
  • Gov’t troops vows to wipe out lawlessness in South PHL

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Mar 17 (PIA) – The combined elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are now intensifying their operations against lawlessness in southern Philippines with the apprehension and neutralization of suspected Abu Sayyaf members. The Western Mindanao Command based in Zamboanga City reported that a suspected member of Abu Sayyaf was killed with undetermined number wounded during an encounter with the government tro... Read Full Story - Gov’t troops...
  • Tagalog News: Gobyerno at MILF lalagda sa malawakang kasunduan sa Marso 27

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, Marso 17 (PIA) - Kinumpirma ni Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles noong Biyernes na ang Malawakang Kasunduan ng Bangsamoro o Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) sa pagitan ng pamahalaan ng Pilipinas at ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ay lalagdaan sa darating na Marso 27. “Pagkatapos ng 17 taong marubdob na negosasyon, sa huli, tayo ay darating sa isang pampulitikang kasunduan na siyang magseselyo ng matatag na... Read Full Story - Tagalog News...
  • Stakeholders’ Consultation-Forum on Migration, Peace set in Butuan

    BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 17 (PIA) – The Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions, Incorporated (MMCEAI), a rights-based, service organization based in Davao City for migrants – active and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their immediate families and communities, is set to hold a one-day Stakeholders’ Consultation-Forum on Migration, Peace and Development on March 27, 2014 at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, this city. “Moving along the framework t... Read Full Story - Stakeholders...
  • Veterans remembered on 69th Liberation of Panay

    ILOILO CITY, March 17 (PIA) --- Some 600 veterans from the islands of Panay, Guimaras, and Romblon will take part in the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the Liberation of Panay on March 18, 2014 at Balantang Shrine, Jaro district here.Mary Lou Sumbing, Community Affairs Officer IV of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol, said that this year’s commemoration has the theme “Balik Tanaw sa Sakripisyo ng Beterano, Gabay sa Landas ng Pagbabago”.The ceremonies will start at 7:30 am ... Read Full Story - Veterans rem...
  • DOLE, OSHNet to conduct occupational safety training to mining industry 

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, March 14 (PIA) - - Atleast 40 participants from the mining industry regionwide will attend the five-day occupational safety training on March 17-21, 2014 to be held at Ivory Hotel here. The activity will be spearheaded by Cagayan Valley - Occupational Safety and Health Network (CVOSHNet) in partnership with Department  of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) Manila.&... Read Full Story - DOLE, OSHNet...
  • Five rebels  yield  in CAR

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 17 (PIA - -- Five members of the New People's Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to the members of the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO-COR) and Philippine Army to rejoin mainstream society recently. Chief Superintendent Isagani Nerez, Regional Director of the PRO-COR, said that the rebels have decided to “give-up arms due to the hardship that they have experienced inside the rebel movement.” According to the rebel returnees, they were ... Read Full Story - Five rebels ...
  • Immigration bureau says there is no such thing as “Offloading Policy”

    MANILA, March 17 (PIA)--The Bureau of Immigration recently clarified issues surrounding its strict implementation of departure formalities to Filipinos bound for international destinations, following several reactions that several Filipinos get offloaded for no apparent reason in international airports. BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison, in a statement said the Bureau and Inter-Agency Council against Trafficking (IACAT) has come up with a set of clear-cut rules under the Guidelines on Departur... Read Full Story - Immigration ...
  • DAR turns over P8-M irrigation project to Cagayan farmland

    IGUIG, Cagayan, March 16 -- One hundred twenty (120) hectares of rain-fed farms are expected to become more productive as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)   recently turned over an  P8-million worth of communal irrigation system (CIS) to the  Garab Irrigation Association’s (IA) in Iguig, Cagayan.           DAR 2 Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson in a statement said the project through the DAR’s ... Read Full Story - DAR turns ov...
  • PRO2 chief visits city police station, assesses operational capability

    SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, March 14 (PIA) – The newly-installed Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) director C/Supt. Miguel Laurel has made his first visit to Santiago City Police Office (SCPO) Thursday to assess the operational capability of the said police station. In a conference held inside the SCPO with the police personnel, Laurel emphasized his drive against illegal drugs in the region through the intensified police operations to neutralize illegal drug trade. Laurel&nb... Read Full Story - PRO2 chief v...
  • VP Binay,1BAP’s free medical, dental mission benefits Novo Vizcayanos

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, March 16 (PIA) – The free medical and dental mission conducted  yesterday in 7 towns here by 1BAP (Una ang Barangay Ating Paunlarin), a party-list group and Office of Vice President Jejomar Binay in coordination with the local government units benefited more than a thousand poor Novo Vizcayanos. The free medical and dental missions which were conducted  simultaneously in the towns of Bagabag, Solano, Bayombong, Bambang, Dupax del Sur, Arit... Read Full Story - VP Binay,1BA...
  • Tagalog news: 24 wanted persons, huli matapos ang kampanya ng PNP Romblon

    ROMBLON, Romblon, Marso 16 (PIA) – Naging puspusan ang kampanya ng PNP Romblon na mahuli ang mga kriminal na nagtatago sa batas kung saan ipinag-utos ni PSSupt. Danilo M. Abadiano, Provincial Director ng Romblon Police Provincial Office upang tugisin ang mga wanted persons sa lalawigan. Mula sa ulat ng Periodic Area Commander Report na nakalap ni PO2 Jackie Fojas (IRS) PNCO Intel Research Section, umabot na sa kabuuang bilang na 24 ang mga nahuli at naipasok sa seldang wanted person s... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • GPH, MILF to sign comprehensive peace pact on March 27

    COTABATO CITY, March 15 – The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be signed on March 27. “After 17 long years of arduous negotiations, we are finally arriving at a political settlement that will seal enduring peace and progress in Mindanao,” Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles said Friday. “The signing of the CAB is expe... Read Full Story - GPH, MILF to...
  • NSPDF-TFGG trains local third party monitor of 3 towns in Northern Samar beneficiaries of OPAPP-PAMANA projects

    CATARMAN, Northern Samar, March 15 (PIA) – The Northern Samar Peace and Development Forum-Task Force on Good Governance (NSPDF-TFGG), a partner of OPAPP-PAMANA as Third Party Monitor,  trained its local counterpart in three towns of Northern Samar - Silvino Lobos, Mondragon and Lope de Vega- beneficiaries of road network worth P394.5 Million.Fr. Fred I. Placa, Diocesan Pastoral and Social Action Director and also the chairman of NSPDF-TFGG spells out the need for a third party monitor... Read Full Story - NSPDF-TFGG t...
  • Cebuano News: Pagpalisensya sa armas 

    TAGBILARAN CITY, March 15 (PIA)— Mas lisud na ang pagpalisensya sa armas nga mobuto karon. Kini tungod kay duha na ka butang ang gikinahanglan alang sa pagpabag-o sa lisensya sa armas, matud ni Police Regional Director Danilo Constantino.Kon kaniadto, simple lang mga lisensya ang gikinahanglan, karon, pangayo-an na ang usa ka tag-iyahag pusil sa laing lisensya: ang lisensya sa pagpanag-iya ug paghupot sa armas. Kini human matud pa, namatikdan sa Campo Krame, nga daghang rehistrad... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • BFP estimates P75M fire losses

     ILOILO CITY, March 15 (PIA6) - - Estimated cost of fire damage in Western Visayas for the period January to March 10 this year now stands at P75,372,849.00 posting a 152 percent increase as compared with the same period last year. This is based on data obtained from the BFP Regional Headquarters which also showed that   occurrence of fire in the region rose by 12 incidents, from 322 recorded in January to March last year to 334 of the same period this year. BF... Read Full Story - BFP estimate...
  • Kidnapped teacher freed after 3 months of captivity

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Mar. 17 (PIA) – Cathy Mae B. Casipong, the 23-year old public elementary school teacher kidnapped a week before Christmas last year, is now reunited with her family after three months of captivity. Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar presented Teacher Cathy to the media last March 12, hours after her release in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Province. “With God’s grace, the city’s cooperation, with the police and military authorities,... Read Full Story - Kidnapped te...
  • Government backs 3,000 new PNP recruits with P942M release

    MANILA, March 14 -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported the release of P942 million for the hiring of 3,000 more police officers for the Philippine National Police (PNP) this year, in line with the Aquino administration’s bid to strengthen the PNP’s law enforcement capabilities. Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio Abad reported that the fund release was charged against the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF) under the 2014 General Approp... Read Full Story - Government b...
  • Nueva Vizcaya school board okays raise in SEF teachers’ pay

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, March 14 (PIA) – The Provincial School Board (PSB) recently increased  the honoraria of teachers paid through the Special Education Fund (SEF) to boost their morale and enthusiasm on the delivery of quality education in rural communities. The move came as the PSB recognized the need to increase the SEF teachers  honoraria, considering  their  lowly plight amid the increasing prices of basic commodities. From P6,500.00 a month,&nb... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Daet Lions Club donates container van for PNP Sub-Station 3

    DAET, Camarines Norte, March 14 (PIA) – The Lions Club of Daet has donated a container van to house the Police Sub-Station 3 at the Central Terminal, Diversion Road during in a groundbreaking held here recently seen to aid maintaining peace and order situation in this town's commercial center. Daet Mayor Tito Sarion said that several establishments will soon rise in the town's Central Terminal, including hotel, gasoline station, government office and other business industry.&n... Read Full Story - Daet Lions C...
  • 127 former CPLA members to start work as forest guards

     BONTOC, Mountain Province, March 13(PIA) - -   One hundred  twenty seven former members of the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) are set to start work next week as forest guards  for the National Greening Program (NGP) under  the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). DENR provincial office Forest Management Specialist Christopher Bosaing said their office is finalizing the contract of service of the former rebels in time for their emp... Read Full Story - 127 former C...
  • DFA statement on China’s allegation that the PH agreed to pull out of Ayungin Shoal

    The BRP Sierra Madre, a commissioned Philippine Naval Vessel, was placed in Ayungin Shoal in 1999 to serve as a permanent Philippine Government installation in response to China’s illegal occupation of Mischief Reef in 1995.  This was prior to the signing of the Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea in 2002.The Philippines reiterates that Ayungin Shoal is part of its continental shelf over which the Philippines has sovereign rights and jurisdiction.(dfa.gov.ph)... Read Full Story - DFA statemen...
  • DTI supports Fire Prevention Month, conducts seminar on safety of electrical appliances

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, March 14 (PIA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office here conducted on March 13 its second leg of the seminars on standards of electrical supplies and materials in support to the observance of the Fire Prevention Month this March. According to DTI Catanduanes provincial director Hegino Baldano, the seminar aims to instill awareness among consumer on safety in the purchase and use of electrical appliances and materials to prevent fire and related ... Read Full Story - DTI supports...
  • NCRPO chief lauds newly trained police

    QUEZON CITY, 14 March (PIA) - National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Carmelo E. Valmoria lauded 289 men and women of the Metro Manila police force who successfully completed different trainings recently. Valmoria assured that the newly-trained officers will increase the level of competency, excellence and organizational development of the NCRPO. He added that the newly-trained police officers will serve as an additional asset and driving force to combat criminal elements in Met... Read Full Story - NCRPO chief ...
  • Improper use of electrical gadgets among causes of fire

    DUMAGUETE CITY, March 14 (PIA) -- "Improper use of electrical gadgets and appliances are among the common causes of fire".Provincial Fire Marshal of  Negros Oriental, CINSP William Tacaldo Jr, bared this during a Kapihan sa PIA held recently in observance of Fire Prevention Month at Bethel Guesthouse, Dumaguete City.Improper use of electrical gadgets such as  battery charger, voltage regulator including appliances are among the causes of fire. "We should not leave t... Read Full Story - Improper use...
  • Philippine, U.S. Marines train together in Palawan

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, March 14 (PIA) – Marine personnel from the United States of America and the Philippines recently launched the first field training exercise portion of the Philippine Marine Engagement Program (PMEP) at the 3rd Marine Amphibious Brigade Headquarters in this city. PMEP is a regular bi-lateral training program between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) with the goal of creating a PMC unit capable of amphibious operations and improvi... Read Full Story - Philippine, ...
  • National Archives of the Philippines issues guidelines to facilitate systematic records recovery after disaster

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 13 (PIA) – The National Archives of the Philippines through Executive Director Victoria Mapa Manalo has issued Memo Circular No. 001 series of 2014 on the guidelines on records recovery and disposal measures.The Memo is addressed to all heads of Departments, Agencies and Instrumentalities of the National Government including government owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions, constitutional bodies, local government units, state/local... Read Full Story - National Arc...
  • Fire Code awareness in Nueva Vizcaya improving - BFP

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, March 13 (PIA) – Awareness on the Fire Code among Novo Vizcayanos has improved over tha last five year here according to the officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). Fire Code is a  set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes, among others. “We now have 85 percent compliance in Nueva Vizcaya as far as the implementation of the Fire Code is concerned,&rd... Read Full Story - Fire Code aw...
  • PNP, PDEA ink agreement to boost anti-illegal drugs ops

    QUEZON CITY, 13 March (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) recently signed an agreement to boost government efforts against illegal drug operations in the country. PNP chief Alan Purisima and PDEA chief Arturo Cacdac, Jr. signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to harmonize anti-drug operations and mobilize various sectors to help crush the drug menace. Under the agreement, the PNP shall collaborate with PDEA through the ... Read Full Story - PNP, PDEA in...
  • 750 School children benefit from water distillation project

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, March 12 (PIA)  - At least 750 elementary schoolers are expected to benefit from the water distillation system project recently completed by power firm SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP)- Magat in Ramon, Isabela With the Barangay Local Government Unit of General Aguinaldo, SNAP-Magat jointly established the water distillation system project in General Aguinaldo Elementary School (GAES) as part of its Corporate Social Respnsibility (CSR) program to address the n... Read Full Story - 750 School c...
  • Coast Guard deploys 20 new speedboats in southeastern Mindanao

    DAVAO CITY, Mar 3 (PIA) The Philippine Coast Guard South-eastern Mindanao District formally presented 20 speedboats to be used in its search and rescue, law-enforcement and oil-spill control functions. Commodore George Ursabia, Jr., commander of the Philippine Coast Guard in the South-eastern Mindanao District  said the six-meter- aluminum speed boats were initially acquired from the Department of Transportation and Communication for deployment. He said seven of the speed boats wi... Read Full Story - Coast Guard ...
  • Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines to bring advocacy in Davao del Sur

    DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Mar. 13 (PIA) – Following the recent landmine explosion incidents owned by the communist rebels in the towns of Bansalan and Matanao in Davao del Sur, an advocacy campaign against the use of landmines in war fares is being pushed by the Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines (PCBL) in the province. The group proposed this Tuesday to the provincial government of Davao del Sur and to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Region XI, to extend their advocacy effo... Read Full Story - Philippine C...
  • PHO bares zero death in 221 Dengue cases

    BORONGAN CITY, EASTERN SAMAR, March 13 (PIA) –  There had been 221 cases of Dengue in 12 of the 22 municipalities and one city here, from December 2013 to February 28 this  year, so reported the Provincial Health Office(PHO), but of this number, there had been zero death. Unlike in previous years, when a number of deaths from Dengue  had been reported, hospital personnel are now   happy at the negative reports and they attribute this  to the control measu... Read Full Story - PHO bares ze...
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