PHILIPPINES NEWS AGENCY

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Ivan Soriano of General Santos City and Jaysever Abcede of Valencia City will be fighting against each other for the interim Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight title on December 16 at the Makati Cinema Square Boxing Arena in Makati City. Soriano (16W-1L-1D, 8 KOs), a former interim…

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Will Asia get to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup? This will be known on December 9 when the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announces the winner between the joint bids by Argentina/Uruguay or the Philippines/Indonesia/Japan on the other hand. According to the report from the FIBA website, candidates Philippines/Indonesia/Japan will…

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan: The Department of Health (DOH)-Mimaropa office is optimistic that the province of Palawan can attain its target of being malaria-free by 2020, said regional director Eduardo Janairo, a medical doctor. Janairo, who was in the city for the National Malaria Awareness Day-9th Malaria Congress, said last…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Councilor Charlie Mariano of this city’s first district stepped down from office after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) affirmed in finality his disqualification. Lawyer Stephen Roy Cañete, first district election officer, on Tuesday served the Writ of Execution to Mariano during the City Council’s regular session. It stated…

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The Department of Health (DOH) and mental health advocates have expressed hope that the recent approval of the Comprehensive Mental Health bill by the House of Representatives would pave the way for its immediate signing into law. “We welcome this development as it shows that legislators also put mental health…

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Instead of the traditional classroom Christmas party, public schools in Northern Mindanao have been encouraged to hold community outreach, especially for displaced residents of Marawi City. Allan Farnazo, Department of Education (DepEd-10) director, said public schools should try to opt for an “alternative Christmas celebration” where…

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CALAMBA CITY, Laguna: Police have arrested two suspected thieves in connection with two robbery incidents here last week. Senior Police Officer 1 Nicanor Panghulan said that cases of theft were filed with the Chief City prosecutor Miguel Noel Ocampo last Friday against Marlon Toledo Imperial, of Barangay Uno, and a…

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BOCAUE, Bulacan: Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado has instructed the Provincial Pyrotechnics Regulatory Board (PPRB) to bring to the grassroot level pertinent information on implementation of Executive Order (EO) 28, which strictly regulates the use of fireworks in the country. Alvarado, also PPRB chairman, over the said it is important to explain…

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DAVAO CITY: The communist New People’s Army (NPA) is earning up to P1 billion from money extorted from agricultural and mining operations in the operational area of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom). Eastmincom commander, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, over the weekend said the estimated amount is based on intelligence information…

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The government is looking into measures that will will make the Philippine health sector climate-smart. There is urgency for such measures as the sector is both driver of and threatened by climate change, said Climate Change Commission (CCC) Vice-Chairperson Emmanuel de Guzman. “Climate change is a health concern,” he said…

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