Tag: Regions

‘Local pols behind DPWH graft’

Credit to Author: JAIME G. AQUINO, TMT| Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:40:40 +0000

DAGUPAN CITY: Members of the House of Representatives themselves visit the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to expedite release of funds for infrastructure projects in various congressional districts across the country. Then, according to a watchdog based in Pangasinan province, these “so-called representatives of the people” will just have to wait a while for […]

Fisheries bureau, USAID to battle illegal fishing

Credit to Author: Leander C. Domingo, TMT| Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:33:12 +0000

IN a move to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the country, the United States and Philippine governments brought together 135 participants from various sectors to measure and understand IUU fishing at a national level in a two-day online workshop that ended on Thursday. John Law, US Embassy-mission deputy chief, said the exercise […]

LSIs push Covid cases up – DoH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 16:34:03 +0000

MAJORITY of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in Negros Occidental were attributed to locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and other inbound travellers that were heading home from different parts of the country, the Department of Health (DoH) said. DoH Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the increase in provincial cases was due to homeward-bound […]

Afp sends medical team to Bacolod

Credit to Author: Eugene Y. Adiong| Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 16:33:34 +0000

BACOLOD CITY: A team of 12 doctors, nurses and medical aides from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Central Command arrived in Bacolod City on Friday to reinforce efforts of the local government to curb the rising cases of coronavirus infections in the province. The AFP medical team will fill in the gap left […]

SNAP welcomes new batch of BRIGHTS scholars

Credit to Author: Leander C. Domingo, TMT| Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 16:32:27 +0000

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela: A renewable energy company has reaffirmed its commitment to support education in its host communities in the provinces of Benguet, Isabela and Ifugao as it welcomed 12 incoming college freshmen students to the Bridging Gaps in Higher Education through Tertiary Scholarships (BRIGHTS) program. Joseph Yu, SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) president and chief […]

Sulu rejects martial law proposal

Credit to Author: Al Jacinto, TMT| Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:29:04 +0000

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Sulu has rejected fresh proposals to place the province anew under martial law following the recent twin suicide bombings in the capital town of Jolo that killed and wounded dozens of people, mostly civilians. Gov. Sakur Tan, who called a multisectoral meeting on Wednesday to discuss the security situation listened to participants and […]

El Nido town reopens for tourism

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:28:03 +0000

PALAWAN, voted as World’s Best Island in 2020 by Travel + Leisure, awaits visitors once more as it reopens its doors to tourism. Now under the modified general community quarantine and with the support of the Department of Tourism (DoT) and municipal government, luxury chain El Nido Resorts is the first to receive the DoT […]

Police capture Abu Sayyaf leader

Credit to Author: Al Jacinto, TMT| Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:27:11 +0000

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces captured a notorious Abu Sayyaf subleader, whom police said was plotting terror attacks in the Zamboanga Peninsula in southern Philippines. BGen. Jesus Cambay Jr., regional police chief, said Jamiul Nassalon was tracked down in his hideout in Caliran village in Zamboanga Sibugay’s Mabuhay town on Wednesday. “Presently, Jamiul Nassalon is in […]

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