Regions

Muslim leader slams BBL critics

March 5, 2015 10:36 pm

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: A prominent Muslim leader slammed on Thursday efforts of some sectors to discredit a proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which could end the war in Mindanao and serve as “roadmap to peace” for the region. Macabangkit Lanto, … Read more »

Coalition pushes historical tourism

March 5, 2015 10:36 pm

A coalition of government and private groups involved in the tourism industry in Palawan said the significant role of the province in liberation of the country from Japanese forces in World War II would boost its development as historical destination. … Read more »

WB boosts local carabao cross-breeding

March 5, 2015 10:35 pm

SAN AGUSTIN, ISABELA: The Wold Bank’s (WB) commitment to provide technical assistance through a newly developed feed component is energizing this town’s crossbreeding of carabaos and boosting its dairy industry. Local officials said the project is being done in collaboration … Read more »

ARMM planners hold first regional meeting

March 5, 2015 10:35 pm

COTABATO CITY: Planners from the different regional line agencies and the 118 municipalities of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have gathered in this city for a two-day congress to draw up mechanisms that will strengthen the collaboration between … Read more »

Mayor held on charges of murder

March 5, 2015 10:35 pm

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay: Former Lupi mayor Jovy Osabal and her husband radio broadcaster Joe Osabal have detained on murder charges after they surrendered on Thursday to a trial court judge, who issued a warrant for their arrest, officials said. The … Read more »

40,000 flee fighting in Maguindanao

March 4, 2015 11:01 pm

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: More than 40,000 people from eight towns have fled their homes to escape the fighting between government troops and the rebel Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), a senior official said on Wednesday. Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the … Read more »

P1.5 M marijuana bricks seized in San Fernando

March 4, 2015 11:00 pm

SAN FERNANDO, La Union: A joint police and anti-narcotics team seized dried marijuana bricks worth P12.49 in a buy-bust operation here on Wednesday, a top official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. Adrian Alvarino, PDEA regional director, said … Read more »

Duterte to solve drug problem – Ilonggos

March 4, 2015 11:00 pm

Iloilo City, Iloilo: People on the streets, taxi drivers, civic leaders and local politicians claim the Philippines needed a strong leader like Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte, who could solve the drug problem In the country. They said drug abuse … Read more »

3 villages get projects under new budgeting

March 4, 2015 10:59 pm

ROXAS, Isabela: The local government has completed construction of health centers and a water system to help uplift the lives of residents in three barangays in this town, a regional official of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) … Read more »

Norway commits full support for lasting peace in Mindanao

March 4, 2015 10:59 pm

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: Norway declared its full support to the peace process in Mindanao and said offered to take an active role in the decommissioning of weapons in the possession of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Erik Forner, Ambassador … Read more »