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NBI SEIZES P5-M ‘HOT’ LUMBER IN BULACAN

'HOT' LUMBER. Personnel of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Bulacan examine the illegally cut lumber worth approximately PHP5 million inside a[...]

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SOLON SURVIVES CHOPPER CRASH IN TARLAC

November 23, 2018 - 5:37 PM

MANILA — A helicopter carrying House deputy minority leader Anthony Bravo of COOP-NATCCO party-list crashed in Crow Valley, Tarlac on Thursday afternoon. Bravo’s chief-of-staff, Rene Buenviaje, confirmed that the lawmaker only suffered some bruises. Also, among the passengers was former House Secretary General Cesar Pareja, who said he only suffered minor scratches. Pareja said one crewman […]

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PALACE DECLARES NOV. 23 HOLIDAY IN BENGUET

November 22, 2018 - 6:39 PM

FOUNDATION DAY.  Benguet province is holding a month-long, though simple, celebration of its 118th foundation day on Nov. 23, 2018, which was declared by Malacañang as special non-working holiday. (PNA File Photo) BAGUIO CITY — Malacañang has declared Nov. 23 a special non-working holiday in Benguet Province to celebrate the 118th foundation day of the country’s top vegetable-producing […]

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NEDA-CORDILLERA DRAFTS CARRYING CAPACITY STUDY FOR BAGUIO

November 22, 2018 - 6:40 PM

aerial view of Baguio City’s central business district taken from Dominican Hill (PNA File Photo) BAGUIO CITY — The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) office in Cordillera is in the process of drafting a study determining the actual carrying capacity of Baguio City amid issues of environmental “degradation” and possible “closure for rehabilitation” recently hounding the Summer […]

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DICT VOWS TO PUT UP WEB-BASED MARKETING HUB IN ILOCOS NORTE

November 22, 2018 - 6:38 PM

LAOAG CITY–The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has vowed to put up a Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) hub in Batac City to help local entrepreneurs develop their technical skills on web-based marketing of their products. Emmy Lou Delfin, Officer-in-Charge, Division Chief of the DICT ICT Industry Development Bureau, in her visit to the […]

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NORTHERN PALAWAN CLASSES CANCELLED DUE TO ‘SAMUEL’

November 21, 2018 - 5:01 PM

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Classes in kindergarten and elementary schools have been cancelled in northern Palawan municipalities in preparation for the expected crossing of Tropical Depression Samuel, an education official said Wednesday.   Classes in all levels have been suspended in the municipalities of Cuyo, Magsaysay, Agutaya, and San Vicente as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, […]

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POLICE URGED TO OBSERVE AUSTERITY IN CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS

November 21, 2018 - 5:03 PM

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – Chief Supt. Edward E. Carranza, director of Police Regional Office in Calabarzon (PRO4), is urging policemen in the Calabarzon region to observe austerity and celebrate a simple yet meaningful Christmas Season. Carranza led the ceremonial lighting of Christmas lights at the headquarter grounds here Monday night following the yearly Filipino […]

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205 ‘TOKHANG’ SURRENDERERS IN BULACAN AUG.-NOV. THIS YEAR

November 21, 2018 - 5:03 PM

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — A total of 205 drug personalities in this province have voluntarily surrendered from Aug. 1 to Nov. 12 this year. Data from the Bulacan Police Provincial Office showed that the top three police stations in this province with the highest number of “Oplan Tokhang” surrenderers are the City of San Jose […]

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SOLAR PANELS, BATTERIES STOLEN FROM 7 PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN PALAWAN

November 21, 2018 - 5:01 PM

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – Undetermined units of solar panels and deep cycle batteries used to power up computers were stolen from seven elementary and secondary public schools in two municipalities in southern Palawan. Grace Estefano, information officer of the local Department of Education (DepEd), said Tuesday night that they are now seeking an investigation, with […]

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PUERTO PRINCESA THANKS PRRD FOR ULTIMATUM VS. PALECO

November 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Nov. 10, 2018, that he will expropriate the Palawan Electric Cooperative (Paleco) if it fails to resolve the power crisis in the province before the end of the year. (File photo)   PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — The Sangguniang Panlungsod approved two measures here Monday that support President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning to […]

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SENATE OKS PALAWAN SPLIT INTO 3 PROVINCES

November 21, 2018 - 4:59 PM

(Rappler photo credits)   The Senate today approved on third and final reading a bill dividing Palawan – the country’s largest province into three new provinces, namely Palawan Del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan Del Sur. House Bill No. 8055 was sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, and […]

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P50-M BATAAN DRUG TREATMENT AND REHAB CENTER INAUGURATED

November 20, 2018 - 6:25 PM

PILAR, Bataan — More drug surrenderers are expected to receive help in leading new lives with the inauguration on Monday of the newly-constructed Bataan Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center at the foot of historic Mt. Samat here. Dr. Elizabeth Serrano, chief of hospital, said the center was built through funds from the Department of Health (DOH) […]

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15 FINISH DICT’S RURAL IMPACT SOURCING IN ILOCOS NORTE

November 20, 2018 - 6:20 PM

GRADUATION. Ilocos Norte’s first batch of graduates from the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) program pose for posterity with their mentors and local officials at the Provincial Capitol session hall on Nov. 19, 2018.  (Photo by Leilanie G. Adriano) LAOAG CITY—Fifteen trainees from Ilocos Norte graduated on Monday from a […]

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PALAWAN GOV’T DISTRIBUTES 2.4K SOLAR HOME SYSTEM UNITS

November 20, 2018 - 6:20 PM

SOLAR HOME SYSTEM DISTRIBUTION. Photo shows some of the recipients of the solar home system units in Rizal town, northern Palawan, on Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo by Palawan Provincial Information Office) PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – The provincial government’s solar home system (SHS) distribution program continues in Palawan with 2,467 units recently handed out to residents in Rizal […]

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478 PASSENGERS STRANDED IN BICOL PORTS DUE TO ‘SAMUEL’

November 20, 2018 - 6:21 PM

LEGAZPI CITY — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Bicol on Monday canceled the trips of sea vessels, grounding 478 passengers, 112 cargo trucks, passenger buses and cars in the ports of Masbate, Sorsogon, and Albay, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol reported on Tuesday. The OCD report said ports authorities enforced the “no […]

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PALWAN BRACES FOR SAMUEL

November 20, 2018 - 6:17 PM

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — All municipal disaster risk reduction and management offices (MDRRMOs) in Palawan are ready to respond to any situation that may be caused by Tropical Depression Samuel, particularly in the Calamianes Islands Group, a provincial government official said on Monday. Palawan’s Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) chief, Jerry Alili, […]

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NEW CENTRAL LUZON POLICE DIRECTOR ASSUMES POST

November 20, 2018 - 6:15 PM

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Chief Supt. Joel Coronel assumed his new post on Tuesday as acting regional director of the Police Regional Office 3 (Central Luzon), replacing Chief Supt. Amador Corpus. Coronel, who belongs to Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class ’87, was the chief of Manila Police District prior to his new assignment. Corpus, on the […]

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