WESM to be launched today in Mindanao

PAGADIAN CITY, 28 June (PIA) --- Some 11 years since its establishment in Luzon and over six years since taking a foothold in the Visayas, the Wholesale Electricity Spot (WESM) will come to Mindanao today,  June 28. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi waxed optimistic with the establishment of WESM Mi... Read more

SP approves Zamboanga del Norte’s GAD Code

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, June 27 (PIA)---Zamboanga del Norte has already its own Gender and Development Code.   This developed after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, in its regular session presided by Vice Governor Atty. Senen O. Angeles approved in the third and final reading P... Read more

City government, FOE distribute food packs to Marawi IDPs

By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, 27 June  (PIA) -- The Pagadian City government thru the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Western Mindanao Region distributed 176 family food packs consisting of rice, noodles and canned goods to internally displaced ... Read more

DOH-WASH bats for stringent measures vs diseases in evacs

ILIGAN CITY/Mindanao Hour, June 24 (PIA) - The Department of Health (DOH)-10 with its Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Task Force is looking at more stringent measures to address the increasing cases of infections and other common diseases in evacuation cen... Read more

Name-callers, PWD abusers may go to prison

By Dominic I. Sanchez ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 21 (PIA) – People who enjoy ridiculing and name-calling persons with disabilities (PWDs) can end up in prison, according to a local social welfare official here. “Please beware. You might end up somewhere,” warned Zamboanga PWD rights advocate a... Read more

Pagadian City marks 48th founding anniversary

    PAGADIAN CITY, 23 June (PIA) – In spite of the current  peace and order situation here in Mindanao, Pagadian City celebrated its 48th Founding Anniversary on Wednesday (June 21) carrying the  theme “PAGADIANON: Dakong Garbo ang Panaghiusa Alang sa Dakbayang Nagmalinawon ug Nagmala... Read more

Some events cancelled in Pagadian due to security threat

By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, 22 June  (PIA) – “Security threat cancelled some of the 48th Founding anniversary activities here,” disclosed Mayor Romeo Pulmones during the program today at the city gymnasium. Pulmones said clashes between the military and local terrorist group in M... Read more

Renal disease is tenth leading cause of death in PH

PAGADIAN CITY, 21 June (PIA) – Health statistics shows renal disease is the tenth leading cause of death in the Philippines. In Zamboanga del Sur, it ranks sixth among the top 10 leading causes of morbidity and number 10 in mortality, according to Dr. Ramon O. Blancia Jr., provincial health of... Read more

DA launches SAAD Project in Diwan

By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, June 20 (PIA) --- The Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) has launched the “SAAD SA DIWAN” (Diwan Integrated Welfare in Natural Agriculture) at Virginia Elementary School, Sitio Virginia, Diwan, this city.  ... Read more

Isabela IPs, 4Ps finish DSWD skills training

by Rene V. Carbayas             ISABELA CITY, Basilan June 20 (PIA) – Some 452 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous People (MCCT IPs) recently underwent skills training under DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Prog... Read more

Gov’t troops laud JFC for sending food packs on Father’s Day

By Gideon C. Corgue MARAWI CITY, 19 June  (PIA) – The Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) in Iligan City distributed 5,000 food packs to the Philippine Army and PNP personnel in Marawi City on Sunday, June 18, in time for the celebration of Father’s Day. The activity is part of JFC’s corpo... Read more

2 Abu Sayyaf, nahikayat ng military na sumurender

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan June 19 (PIA) – DALAWANG MYEMBRO NG ABU SAYYAF ANG NAHIKAYAT NA NAMAN PARA SUMURENDER SA MILITAR SA BASILAN. ISA SA ITO AY HINIHINALANG NAGING KANANG-KAMAY NI ASG SUB-LEADER NURHASSAN JAMIRI.   PINANGALANAN NI LTCOL. ANDREW BACALA JR, COMMA... Read more

ARMM launches reintegration program for Abu Sayyaf surrenderees

by Rene V. Carbayas   ISABELA CITY, Basilan June 19 (PIA) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has launched a reintegration program for some seventy-four surrendered Abu Sayyafs in Basilan recently.   While some military troops are battling head-on with Abu Sayyafs in ho... Read more

OWWA-9 releases P3.3 million death and burial benefits to 26 dependents

ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 19 (PIA) - - A total of P3,320,000 death and burial benefits was released by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA-9) to 26 dependents/beneficiaries of OFWs.   Two dependents received an amount of P220,000 while 24 received P120,000 each.   OWWA provid... Read more

DTI implements price freeze on basic, prime commodities in ZamboSur

By Gideon C. Corgue PAGADIAN CITY, 19 June  (PIA) – Following President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law declaration in the entire island of Mindanao on May 23, a price freeze on basic necessities and prime commodities has been automatically enforced in Zamboanga del Sur. Ma. Socorro M. At... Read more