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‘LA PRESA’ IN BAGUIO STILL CLOSED TO TOURISTS

A checkpoint to ensure no tourist will enter the protected forest reserve of Mt. Sto. Tomas in Tuba Benguet. (Photo by[...]

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PANGASINAN INFO OFFICERS URGED TO FIGHT FAKE NEWS

February 22, 2019 - 6:29 PM

The officers of PaGIOA during the Tongtongan ed PIA on Wednesday. (Photo by Hilda Martin Austria) DAGUPAN CITY — Government information officers are urging their local counterparts to work with them in providing people accurate, timely and relevant information. Oscar Navata, president of Pangasinan Government Information Officers’ Association Inc. (PaGIOA), said the unity among information officers in […]

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PH FIRST VOLCANO MONITORING STATION ESTABLISHED NEAR TAAL

February 22, 2019 - 6:25 PM

DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change and PHIVOLCS Executive Director Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. (2nd from left) and Tanauan City Mayor Jhoanna Corona-Villamor (3rd from left) lead national and local officials in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the inauguration of the country’s first solar-powered  state-of-the-art borehole broadband seismometer monitoring station near the […]

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CENTRAL LUZON COMMUNITY-WIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL HELD IN BULACAN

February 22, 2019 - 6:23 PM

QUAKE DRILL. Angat, Bulacan Mayor Narding De Leon (center) leads the ceremonial pressing of the button to signal the start of the conduct of the 2019 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill held at the covered court of Barangay Sto. Cristo, Angat, Bulacan on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Photo courtesy of PIA Bulacan) ANGAT, Bulacan — The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and […]

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DAGUPAN TARGETS TO VACCINATE 12,000 CATS, DOGS

February 22, 2019 - 6:17 PM

DAGUPAN CITY — The City Veterinary Office (CVO) here has already vaccinated 2,000 pet cats and dogs in 10 barangays of the city since January 1 this year, out of its 12,000 targets to prevent the spread of rabies virus. City veterinarian Dr. Daniel Paolo Garcia said they have already surveyed about 10 barangays in the […]

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CALABARZON RIVERS UP FOR MASSIVE CLEANUP ON MARCH 1

February 22, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Barangay Maliksi III’s polluted river and its environs in Bacoor City, Cavite   CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — Following the success of the massive cleanup activities of Manila Bay and its environs last month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 4-A (Calabarzon) and its field units will conduct another cleanup of the region’s polluted river […]

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NEW NLEX ROAD TO SHORTEN TRAVEL BETWEEN NORTHERN LUZON AND MANILA

February 21, 2019 - 12:13 PM

NEW NLEX ROAD. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar explains the new security measures inside the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 during the final inspection of the project on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  (Photo by Manny Balbin)  CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — Motorists from Central and Northern Luzon going to Manila are set to experience shorter travel time […]

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BICOL STUDES REJECT LOWER AGE OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY

February 21, 2019 - 11:59 AM

LEGAZPI CITY —- A bill in Congress that seeks to lower the age for criminal liability from 15 years old to 9 years old was rejected by finalists in the search for “10 Outstanding Students for Bicol” or TOSB. The finalists, who were selected by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and AKO Bicol Partylist representatives […]

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NO POLL BETS AS GRADUATION RITE SPEAKERS: DEPED

February 21, 2019 - 11:55 AM

LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Education (DepED) regional office here is discouraging school heads from inviting politicians, especially those who are running in the May 13 mid-term elections, as guest speakers in the upcoming graduation ceremonies. In an interview on Wednesday, DepEd Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad said a graduation rite should be simple but meaningful […]

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FOREST FIRE IN BENGUET TOWN KILLS 5

February 21, 2019 - 11:52 AM

BAGUIO CITY — A total of five persons died after a forest fire broke past noon Wednesday in a town in Benguet, an official said. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said the blaze at Barangay Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet happened a little past 12 p.m. He said town police only informed him of the forest fire around 4 […]

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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN YIELDS PHP1-BILLION RECORD REVENUE FOR CLARK AIRPORT

February 20, 2019 - 7:02 PM

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, PAMPANGA — The Clark International Airport’s (CRK) stellar revenue performance for 2018 is credited to the continuing regional development campaign of the Duterte administration. Yesterday, the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) announced it generated a total of PhP1.07 billion in revenues for 2018, a milestone record in the agency’s history. Net profit […]

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VILLAR VOWS SUPPORT FOR LA UNION’S SILK INDUSTRY

February 20, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Sen. Cynthia Villar has pledged support for the silk industry in La Union Province. Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, stressed the need to support the industry given the shortage in the supply of native fabric in the country. The Nacionalista Party Senator also noted that there are wide areas cultivating mulberry […]

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SUSPECTED ACTIVIST LEADER IN PANGASINAN SHOT DEAD

February 20, 2019 - 3:39 PM

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan — An activist leader allegedly affiliated with Anakpawis party-list was shot dead here Monday evening. Supt. Marceliano Desamito Jr., chief of the Bayambang Police Station, said the victim, Roberto ‘Ka Bobby’ Mejia, was riding his tricycle after selling his farm produce at the Bayambang Public Market, when killed by still unidentified men. “The victim […]

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AURORA MARKS 40TH FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY

February 20, 2019 - 3:35 PM

BALER, Aurora — Residents on Tuesday celebrated the 40th Foundation Day of the province and the 131st birth anniversary of the late former First Lady Doña Aurora Aragon-Quezon in a simple yet meaningful way. With the theme “Sulong Aurora sa Matatag at Maginhawang Dekada,” the event had Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as guest of […]

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ILOCOS TOWN EYES 200-HECTARE GARLIC EXPANSION

February 20, 2019 - 3:21 PM

LAOAG CITY — Farmers in Piddig, Ilocos Norte are set to plant more garlic this year as the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 1 committed to deliver needed support system on garlic production. Engr. Eduardo Guillen, former Piddig mayor and consultant to the Office of the Mayor, said Tuesday the town is ready to consolidate […]

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BAGUIO CITY LAUDS DENR ACTION TO SAVE ‘DYING’ PINE TREES

February 20, 2019 - 2:42 PM

A portion of the pine forest inside Camp John Hay in Baguio City. (PNA file photo) BAGUIO CITY — The city government has welcomed the order of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to conduct an eco-system research to extend the life of pine trees, which are abundant in the city. “We welcome and appreciate the concern raised by […]

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BAGUIO SMOKE-FREE TF, EXECS DESTROY P150-K SEIZED CIGARETTES

February 19, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Authorities lead the destruction of sacks of cigarette packs, worth around PHP150,000, seized in 2018 during the implementation of City Ordinance 34 series 2017 or the “Smoke-free Baguio”. (PNA photo by Liza T. Agoot) BAGUIO CITY–The Baguio smoke-free task force and city officials destroyed some PHP150,000 worth of cigarettes confiscated during operations from establishments to implement the […]

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