Philippines Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:41 +0800Duterte appoints officer involved in frigate controversy as Navy chief
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has officially appointed Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad as the new flag officer in command of the Philippine NaThu, 18 Jan 2018 16:45:22 +0800Bongbong Marcos gets soft copies of ballot images in VP poll protest
MANILA, Philippines — Only soft copies of the decrypted ballot images will be released to the camp of former Sen.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:05:00 +0800'MediaQuest studying options for InterAksyon'
MANILA, Philippines —A change in strategy in TV5 Network Inc.'s digital news properties will not necessarily mean a shutdown of news website InterAksyon.com.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:04:00 +0800Spain names Madrid street after Dr. Jose Rizal
MANILA, Philippines — A street in Madrid, Spain has been renamed after Dr.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:55:00 +0800LIST: Price increases since TRAIN
MANILA, Philippines — Prices of basic commodities and goods are expected to increase this year after the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law was en
Philippines Bacolod Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:57:43 +0800‘Celebrations’ at SM City Bacolod
HAVE an event coming up? Preparing and planning for any event is quite stressful, most especially if the event is a wedding, debut or any big party, and even corporate affairs.
Whatever the occasion, however big the celebration – from creating a t...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:39:38 +0800Lawmaker sustains push for creation of housing department
NEGROS Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez continued to push for the creation of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development as he delivered his sponsorship remarks of House Bill 6775 on Wednesday.
The committee report on th...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:38:45 +0800Capitol names retired army official as consultant
AFTER his recent retirement from the military service, Major General Jon Aying was hired by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental as consultant on internal security and public safety concerns.
Aying’s consultancy, effective January 1 to De...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:37:50 +0800Bacolod biz one-stop-shop extended
THE Bacolod City Council approved the extension of the Business One-Stop-Shop and the deadline of payment for business permits from January 20 to February 28, 2018.
The extension, authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito, was approved during the regular...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:34:25 +0800Raps eyed against 5 village captains
BACOLOD City Executive Assistant Samuel Montoyo, member of Anti-Red Tape Act Core team, said he will file a disobedience complaint before the Office of the President against the five village chieftains.
Their villages failed to participate in the Bu...
Philippines Baguio Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:48:28 +0800Vinluan: Running injuries
RUNNING injuries occur whether individuals are under-exercised or to athletes who are in the level of running excellence. Injuries occur unexpectedly; even so that a revolutionary concept was developed by sports-oriented podiatrist in relation to leg...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:46:58 +0800Security measures in place for Caraa 2018
THE Department of Education (DepEd) assured delegates from the different provinces and lone city in the Cordillera security measures are in place when Abra hosts the largest sporting event in the region.
DepEd sports coordinator Agustin Gumuwang said...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:43:13 +0800Domondon: SMS and social media in war against drugs proposed
CITY Vice Mayor and Sangguniang Panlungsod Presiding Officer Edison Bilog has filed a proposed Resolution requesting the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA-CAR), through its Regional Director Edgar Apalla to ser...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:42:00 +0800Fernando: New
THE turn of calendar year always remind us of the concept of change and new.
Uncertainty oftentimes keeps us from doing something new. New means a lot of things. It can mean opportunity, relief, happiness, and blessings. It can also mean risks, doub...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:39:58 +0800PH-EITI conducts mine visit in Benguet
A MULTI-stakeholders group, representing the government, the extractive industry and the civil society recently visited a mine firm in Mankayan, Benguet.
The Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a multi-stakeholder organization t...
Philippines Cagayan-De-Oro Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:32:35 +0800The Sexy Chef
WITH food being a constant part of her day, it's definitely a wonder how Chef Audrey Ramos maintains her svelte physique. On top of that, she has this ethereal beauty that's more tempting than any of her plated creations. Some will probably surmise i...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:31:00 +0800Vugt: Jesus cures the leper
THE Gospel of today says Mk1:40-45: “A leper comes to Jesus and begged him, “If “If you want to, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I do want to; be clean.” The leprosy left the...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:28:55 +0800Owwa-Northern Mindanao chief: Women unfazed by reports of abuses in Middle East
THOSE who wish to work in other countries as household service workers must think twice before accepting employment in the Middle East following the death of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait last December, cautioned an Overseas Workers Wel...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:27:10 +0800DA-NorMin releases P6M for BUB projects
THE Department of Agriculture (DA)-Northern Mindanao has released P6 million to fund four of the six agricultural projects of the Bottom-Up-Budgeting (BUB).
According to Assistant City Agriculturist Bart Fuentes of Agricultural Productivity Office, t...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:25:01 +08004Ps beneficiaries to get P200 more
BENEFICIARIES of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will get P200 more monthly subsidy.
“This is to help the "poorest of the poor" adjust to the expected increase of prices of the basic commodities following the implementation of the new...
Philippines Cebu Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:40:22 +0800Heavy traffic in Mandaue on January 19
COMMUTERS, brace for a whole day heavy traffic in Mandaue City on Friday, January 19.
Glenn Antigua, chief for operations of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team), said people who will pass Mandaue must expect heavy traffic due to the seve...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:38:28 +0800PRO-Central Visayas Director Espino relieved from post
POLICE Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas Director Jose Mario Espino has been relieved from his post effective Thursday, January 18.
He is reassigned to PRO-Northern Mindanao.
Chief Superintendent Robert Guzman Quenery from PRO-Cagayan Valley is E...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:52:29 +0800Man shot by 2 motorcycle-riding men
A 27-YEAR-OLD man landed in the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, January 17, after he was shot by two motorcycle-riding men in Sitio Guiwanon in Barangay Poblacion, Compostela, Cebu.
Jefredo Morillo Bataluna suffered multiple gunshot wounds in differ...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:16:29 +0800Drug-laced drinks? Cebu City hall, PDEA to monitor music fest
TO ensure there will be no unruly behavior during a music and arts festival on Saturday, the Cebu City Government and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 7 and the Cebu City Police Office will help secure the event.
They’re responding to report...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:08:14 +0800Cebuano speaks out vs corruption
PHILIPPINE Typhoons member OJ De Los Santos has finally spoken on the controversy that’s been hounding the Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF).
“I’m sure that a lot of you in the karate community are aware of the issue that’s going on. Five ...
Philippines Davao Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:47:43 +0800Crime lab to serve Mindanao's DNA test needs
THE Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO) said that its new building comes equipped with modern deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) equipment and that they will be using this by the end of this month, to serve the DNA tests requirements for crime scene inv...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:47:01 +0800No water for 24-96 hours in Davao City
THERE will be water interruption in various areas of Davao City starting 10 a.m. on Friday, January 19. The interruption is estimated to last 24 hours to 96 hours.
The Davao City Water District (DCWD) apologizes for the inconvenience and explained th...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:46:22 +0800NTC eyes closure of 30 radio stations in Davao Region
THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is set to recommend the closure of around 30 radio stations in Davao Region for violating provisions in the communications and broadcasting laws.
These radio stations also lack the necessary permits to...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:45:44 +0800CebPac flight delayed by woman's bomb joke
A CEBU Pacific aircraft bound for Manila was forced to cancel its flight on Tuesday evening after a passenger allegedly cracked a bomb joke while inside the aircraft at Davao International Airport (DIA).
Police Regional Office (PRO) spokesperson Poli...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:44:55 +0800Ordinance for bldg height limits now for deliberation
THE Davao City Council has taken its first step in passing an ordinance on limiting building heights last Tuesday after it passed on first reading the resolution of the Davao City Local Zoning and Review Committee (LZRC) asking the council to amend p...
Philippines Dumaguete Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:15:29 +0800Tracking device now required in Tañon Strait commercial fishing boats
COMMERCIAL fishing vessels in the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) are now required to install the Vessel Monitoring Measures (VMM) transponder as required by law under Republic Act (RA) 10654.
The VMM transponder is a vessel tracking device t...Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:34:52 +0800DILG serves dismissal order to suspended Negros Oriental guv
TWO ranking provincial officials of Negros Oriental went up the ladder by way of succession after the Ombudsman’s dismissal order was served to Governor Roel Degamo early morning Tuesday, December 19.
Department of Interior and Local Government (DI...Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:30:55 +0800 Dumaguete imposes 'Discipline Zone'
THE Dumaguete City Government is bent on implementing and establishing a “Discipline Zone” from the city boundary with Sibulan town up to the downtown area of the capital.
A dry run was conducted on December 19 by a composite team of the city po...Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:17:09 +0800CSC Negros Oriental now accepts nominees for 2018 outstanding gov't workers
THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Negros Oriental has announced the start of the search for the 2018 outstanding government workers.
CSC Provincial Director Gina Crucio urged Negrrenses to nominate deserving government officials and employees to ...Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:16:28 +0800Negros Oriental’s Sidlakan Star search is on
THE Negros Oriental Tourism Unit has announced the start of its 7th Sidlakan Star season for the search of aspiring rising star talents.
This year’s Sidlakan Star auditions will start on December 26 at 7 p.m. at Freedom Park stage in Dumaguete City...
Philippines Headlines Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:45:22 +0800Bongbong Marcos gets soft copies of ballot images in VP poll protest
MANILA, Philippines — Only soft copies of the decrypted ballot images will be released to the camp of former Sen.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:05:00 +0800'MediaQuest studying options for InterAksyon'
MANILA, Philippines —A change in strategy in TV5 Network Inc.'s digital news properties will not necessarily mean a shutdown of news website InterAksyon.com.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:22:15 +0800CMFR: Filipino, US journalists stand in solidarity vs attacks on press freedom
MANILA, Philippines — Filipino journalists have expressed support for their counterparts as the American press faces attacks from US President Donald Trump.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:00:19 +0800Lawyers of Tiamzon couple to appeal arrest order
MANILA, Philippines — Lawyers of alleged communist rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon said that they will appeal an order to arrest the couple, who were Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:45:50 +0800Chinese ship ‘Kexue’ to conduct research in Philippine waters
MANILA, Philippines — China will deploy its most sophisticated research ship to study Philippine waters, including the potentially resource-rich Benham Rise
Philippines Iloilo Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:36:44 +0800January 12 afternoon classes in Iloilo City suspended
ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III has issued an Executive Order (EO) suspending classes in all levels in public schools on Friday afternoon, January 12.
The suspension is in line with the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2018 opening salvo that will resul...Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:19:58 +0800Disaster council wants Panay River Basin project fast-tracked
MEMBERS of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) saw the need to fast-track the implementation of the Panay River Basin Development Project to address the flooding problem in Capiz.
The council during emergency meeting ...Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:19:30 +0800Capiz allots P10.9-M aid to farmers affected by ‘Agaton’
THE Provincial Government of Capiz will prioritize the provision of financial assistance to farmers “heavily affected” by Tropical Depression Agaton.
Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) officer Esperidion Pelaez said T...Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:41:51 +0800Firework display areas in Guimaras set
GUIMARAS Governor Samuel Gumarin have designated areas in the five municipalities of the province for the staging of community fireworks display on New Year's Eve.
Gumarin has invited the public to witness the spectacle that will be held at the Provi...Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:49:41 +0800Iloilo tops Excell Awards for 4 consecutive years
ILOILO province again received the highest recognition in the Excellence in Local Governance (Excell) Awards of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Western Visayas.
The province was conferred the Plaque of Sustainability “for...
Philippines Manila Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:45:48 +0800PHLPost issues Mama Sita commemorative stamps
TERESITA "Mama Sita" Reyes commemorative postage stamps were recently issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), gathering Mama Sita family and relatives, stamp collectors, and distinguished guests in an intimate and formal launch in Manila C...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:26:45 +0800Duterte inaugurates OFW Bank
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, January 17, led the ceremonial opening of the Overseas Filipino Bank in an effort to respond to the financial needs of Filipino migrant workers and their families.
The Overseas Filipino Bank, a savings bank of ...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:05:51 +0800Senate-House summit proposed before con-ass
THE Senate and the House of Representatives must sit down and talk to end the political bickering over the mode of amending the 1987 Constitution, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said.
He proposed a summit to allow the two Houses of Congress to iron out d...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:10:09 +0800PNP clarifies: Reshuffle not related to Duterte's anti-corruption drive
PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) spokesperson Dionardo Carlos clarified Thursday, January 18, that the mass reshuffle of senior police officials is a regular procedure caused by the retirement of some officers.
Carlos said the reshuffle is not in any...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:58:58 +0800Empedrad is new Navy chief
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad as the new flag officer in command of the Philippine Navy.
Malacañang on Thursday, January 18, released Duterte’s January 16 letter to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, endorsi...
Philippines Nation Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:55 +0800Mayon lava flow advances 3 kilometers from crater
MANILA, Philippines — Lava flow in Mayon Volcano's Miisi Gully has advanced to approximately three kilometers from the summit crater, the Philippine InstitutThu, 18 Jan 2018 09:40:48 +0800DA chief Piñol named chair of PDP-Laban in North Cotabato
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800Man hacks pa to death
SANTIAGO, Isabela, Philippines — A farmer was allegedly hacked to death by his son in Echague, Isabela on Tuesday.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800Tacloban airport closed for repairs
MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) ordered yesterday the temporary closure of the Daniel Z.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800Pampanga town copchief held for extortion
MANILA, Philippines — The police chief of Sasmuan, Pampanga was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly extorting money from an operator of an amusement park.
Philippines Pampanga Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:18:46 +0800Viray: Oratory is a dying art
ORATORY is the art of making speeches to produce a response from the audience. The orator wants to persuade his audience to think or feel in a certain way.
I mourn the death of oratory among our statesmen.
Philippine history is replete with the orati...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:18:27 +0800Sasmuan town police chief arrested for extortion
THE police chief of Sasmuan town was arrested by the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) on Tuesday for allegedly extorting money from a “peryahan” (carnival) manager operating within his jurisdiction.
Pampanga ...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:18:05 +0800San Fernando joins zero waste month celebration in Dumaguete
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A delegation from the City Government of San Fernando are in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental for the celebration of Zero Waste Month from January 16 to 19 upon the invitation of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:17:40 +0800Porac police get new assault rifles
PORAC -- The Municipal Government of Porac, led by Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz and Vice-Mayor Dexter David, led the turnover of new high-powered assault rifles to the local police.
The officials turned-over 20 units M4 Carbine Assault Rifles worth P80...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:17:27 +0800SSS implements electronic collection system
CLARK FREEPORT --- The Social Security System (SSS) has started implementing its electronic collection system (e-CS) to provide real-time posting of contributions in various branch teller facilities and other payments channels.
Philippines Pangasinan Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:10:19 +0800Vivant subsidiary gets 5-year lease on Bauang, La Union plant
Vivant Corporation subsidiary, 1590 Energy Corp (1590 EC), secured the right to operate and maintain the 215-MW diesel bunker-fired power plant located in Bauang, La Union for five years.
The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) awarded the lease...Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:22:00 +0800Ilocos police to pursue internal cleansing, anti-drug war
INTERNAL cleansing and intensified campaign against illegal drugs were identified by Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula, Police Regional Office (PRO)-Ilocos director, as among his top priorities for 2018.
Superintendent Ferdinand de Asis, PRO-Iloco...Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:21:19 +0800Girl drowns in Pangasinan pond
MALASIQUI, Pangasinan -- A child died and another was still undergoing treatment after they drowned while swimming in a fishpond in Barangay Aliaga, Malasique, Pangasinan, around 4 p.m. of January 8.
The fatality was identified as Adriele Justine Poq...Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:05:06 +0800Dagupan continues dynamic growth in 2017
DAGUPAN CITY -- When it rains, it pours.
Such aptly applies to what is happening today in Dagupan -- a city in the northern Philippines that reached its 75th year of cityhood in 2017 -- with its unprecedented economic development.
Under the adminis...Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:47:48 +0800LTFRB suspends 7 Partas buses over deadly Christmas Day mishap
MANILA -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered the preventive suspension of a bus firm that figured in a Christmas Day road accident in Agoo, La Union for its failure to submit footages of the incident from its...
Philippines Regional Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:28:29 +0800Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic
WASHINGTON -- The descriptions are haunting.
Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins.
A century after one of history's most catastrophic disease ...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:16:51 +0800Splash brothers rain 3's in win vs Bulls
STEPHEN Curry and Klay Thompson made it rain from downtown to snap the three-game winning streak of the Chicago Bulls, 119-112.
Chicago started off with season high 40 points in the first quarter alone, like beasts in the paint and fast breaks.
Chica...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:11:40 +0800China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite
BERLIN -- China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms.
The European Space Agency said it has teamed up with China's National Space Center to conduct ground tests on two complem...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:01:23 +0800Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans
HONG KONG -- David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.
If only it were as simple as that.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:50:41 +0800Police arrest German who allegedly sought to abuse children
BERLIN -- German police have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion that he planned to travel to the Philippines to sexually abuse children.
Prosecutors said the German man had used an online messaging service to communicate with Filipino citizens a...
Philippines Tacloban Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:44:22 +0800Bodies of Tacloban landslide victims retrieved
THE bodies of four people buried by rain-induced landslides in Tacloban City's Quarry district were retrieved Monday night, January 15.
The two-day retrieval operation concluded around 6 p.m. Monday after the recovery of the last two bodies buried by...Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:36:37 +0800Soldier hurt in Northern Samar clash
A SOLDIER was wounded in a firefight between government troops and communist rebels on the outskirts of Lope De Vega, Northern Samar, on Sunday afternoon, January 14.
The Philippine Army identified the wounded soldier as Corporal Artemio Bendo. He wa...Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:50:52 +0800Pagasa warns of flooding in Eastern Visayas
THE state weather bureau issued on Monday, January 15, a flood warning over Eastern Visayas due to heavy rains caused by the tail-end of a cold front.
In its flood advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administra...Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:40:41 +0800Wall crumbles in Tacloban; 1 dead, 3 missing
(UPDATED) - One person has been confirmed dead while search and retrieval operations are ongoing for three other people believed to have been buried after a concrete perimeter wall collapsed following incessant heavy rains in Tacloban City Saturday n...Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:01:46 +0800Over 1,700 'endo' workers regularized in Eastern Visayas
MORE than 1,700 workers in Eastern Visayas were regularized in 2017, as the National Government stepped up its drive to end labor-only contracting or “endo,” the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said on January 10.
Of the number, 1,009 b...
Philippines Zamboanga Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:44:34 +0800Abu Sayyaf man involved in kidnapping arrested
POLICE have arrested an alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member charged with kidnapping in downtown Zamboanga City, an official disclosed Wednesday.
Chief Inspector Hazel Fernandez, Police Station 4 chief, identified the arrested suspect as Puyat Saiya...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:43:51 +0800Tropical Storm 'Vinta' affects sardines production
AN OFFICIAL of the Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) expressed apprehension that there will be less production of sardines as an aftermath of Tropical Storm "Vinta" that hit the country last month.
This apprehension was shared by BFAR As...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:43:21 +0800Sta. Cruz Island marks increase in visitors
STA. Cruz Island had experienced a 61 percent surge in visitors in 2017, registering the highest increase in island guests since 2012.
Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said that 62,703 visitors went to the Sta. Cruz Island in 2017...Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:07:28 +0800Molave town village chief shot dead
MOTORCYCLE-riding gunmen have shot and killed a village official in Molave town in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported on Tuesday.
Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula, said the shooting around 2...Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:06:54 +08001 killed, 2 hurt in Manukan highway accident
ONE person died while two others, including a child, were hurt in a highway accident in Manukan town, Zamboanga del Norte province, the police reported Tuesday.
The Zamboanga del Norte police identified the fatality as Calvin Santander, 57, who died ...