Miss PH Earth 2016 beauties visit Bislig City

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 23 (PIA) – The Miss Philippines Earth 2016 queens visit the “booming city by bay” in Surigao del Sur – Bislig on March 22 to 24, 2017. The Miss Earth Foundation, Inc., in Facebook post, says that the environmental queens will visit the various tourist at... Read more

Caraga RLECC to go digital

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23 (PIA) – “The Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC) in Caraga is the first RLECC in the country to go digital, as we utilize various digital platforms in doing our communication operations.” This was the statement of regional director Abner Caga of the ... Read more

DOE to hold energy efficiency workshop

BUTUAN CITY, Mar 23 - The Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a Regional Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Minimum Energy Performance in the commercial and industrial sectors on March 29 and 30 at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City. The workshop is being organized by the DOE, in partnership with t... Read more

PNP foils NPA’s sinister plot in SurSur

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 23 (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Surigao del Sur had the belief that it foiled the evil plan of the New People’s Army (NPA) to “sow terror” after overrunning its position in Purok 1, Barangay Tambis, Barobo town, 105 kilometers, south, thi... Read more

RxBox paves new way for better health in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23  -- Caraganons living in rural and remote areas can now have better access to the government’s healthcare services and can even get advice from healthcare experts across the country. This is all thanks to the RxBox Telehealth Device, a life-saving health care technology that ... Read more

Butuanons to commemorate 496th first mass celebration in PH soil

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23 (PIA) – Butuanons will once again participate in the different lined-up activities for this year’s 496th commemoration of the first mass celebration in Philippine soil from March 28-31, 2017. On March 28, a Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at Bood Promontory and Eco P... Read more

Rise in teen pregnancy alarms health advocates

MANILA, Mar. 22 -- Teen pregnancy in the Philippines is on the rise , according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) which recently disclosed that at least one in 10 girls, 15 to 19 years old become pregnant.  This figure is up by 2.1 percentage points since 2003. According to UNFPA, th... Read more

Only 1 in every 10 Filipino meal planners read nutrition facts

MANILA, Mar. 22 -- A recent nationwide survey done by the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) in 2015 showed that only 10.0 percent or 1 in every 10 household’s meal planners read nutrition facts among those who read food product labels. Th... Read more

Caraga MSMEs undergo biz operations management training, consultancy

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 22 (PIA) -- Forty-five (45) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) all over the region went through a comprehensive training and consultancy on Business Operations Management on March 15-17 this city, as part of the Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program (MPEX) of the De... Read more

Bislig Mayor Librado, Japanese mayor sign MOU on organic farming

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 21 (PIA) – Local chief executives of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines and Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the promotion and development of organic agriculture. Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarr... Read more

DTI Surigao Norte intensifies enforcement of Price Act

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Mar. 21 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office has intensified its campaign on Republic Act No. 7581 otherwise known as the “Price Act" especially in San Francisco town. According to DTI provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan,... Read more

PNP Caraga’s manhunt Charlie intensified; 9 arrested

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 21 -- The Caraga Police arrested nine wanted persons including two most wanted persons who voluntarily surrendered in various parts of the region Friday. “The arrest of nine wanted persons is in line with Letter of Instructions ManHunt Charlie wherein the police apprehend pers... Read more

Caraga police nab drug pusher, recover abandoned lumber

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 21 -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Caraga and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 13 personnel arrested a suspected drug personality and seized 0.5 gram of shabu valued at P5,900 during a buy-bust operation Sunday. PNP Caraga Regional Director CSupt. Rolando Fel... Read more

Feature: 3 in every 5 Filipino adult women are apple-shaped obese

The recent survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST- FNRI) in 2015 showed that 57.9 percent or about 3 in every 5 Filipino adult women in the Philippines have high waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is an indicator ... Read more

Female NPA killed in Agusan del Norte

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Mar. 21 (PIA) – A female member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed following an encounter with goverment troopers under 29th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army (29IB) in Agusan del Norte on Saturday, Mar. 18. A report from the 401st Brigade, Philippine Arm... Read more