Troops raid island near Sabah border

April 30, 2016 10:44 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Marines who swooped down on an island off the southern Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi near the Sabah border on Friday recovered an arms cache and rescued 10 people who were victims of human trafficking, a military spokesman said. … Read more »

El Niño dries up water systems in Ilocos Norte

April 30, 2016 10:43 pm

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte: Farmers and local officials in the province have expressed alarm on the lingering effect of El Niño that has caused water and irrigation systems to dry up. The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) has confirmed that the … Read more »

Cloud seeding in Cebu slated

April 30, 2016 10:43 pm

CEBU CITY: A team from the Bureau of Soil and Water Management of the Department of Agriculture from Manila arrived in Cebu Thursday to conduct cloud seeding in the provinces of Cebu and Bohol which are experiencing a prolonged dry … Read more »

Albay to prioritize kamote industry

April 30, 2016 10:43 pm

LEGAZPI CITY: The Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) through its Investments in Rural Enterprises and Agriculture and Fisheries Productivity (I-REAP) component is helping Albay develop its sweet potato (kamote) industry into a priority rural enterprise. “We are now having our … Read more »

Explosion reported in Lamitan City

April 30, 2016 10:42 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police reported an explosion late Friday in Lamitan City in the restive Muslim autonomous region in southern Philippines. Police said the explosion occurred at a multi cab parked in front of the Evangelical Church in Maligaya Village. The … Read more »

Cordillera has 906,162 registered voters for May polls

April 30, 2016 10:42 pm

BAGUIO CITY: The Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Cordillera said on Saturday the region has 906,162 registered voters for the May 9, 2016 polls. Benguet has the most voters with 204,497 followed by Abra with 156,968; Baguio with 147,794; Kalinga with 121,375; … Read more »

Bishop urges government to provide workers good jobs locally

April 30, 2016 10:41 pm

BALANGA CITY, Bataan: Bataan Bishop Ruperto Santos on Saturday called on the government to generate more good and meaningful jobs for its citizens locally so Filipino will not have to seek work abroad. “Filipinos should work abroad by choice and … Read more »

2 terrorists killed in Sarangani

April 30, 2016 1:26 am

KIDAPAWAN CITY: Two members of the Ansarul Khilafah in the Philippines (AKP), supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) caliphate were killed after an elite police team stormed the group’s hideout on Thursday in a remote village … Read more »

Ilocos Norte posts lowest poverty rate

April 30, 2016 1:24 am

ILOCOS NORTE registered the lowest poverty incidence rate in Region 1 at 15 percent, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), which local officials attributed to the aggressive programs of the provincial government under Gov. Imee Marcos with focused on … Read more »

Iloilo detainees allowed to vote

April 30, 2016 1:24 am

ILOILO CITY: Detained prisoners awaiting final decision by the court are allowed to vote in the synchronized May 9 elections. City Comelec chief, lawyer Joemar Betita, said that in Iloilo City alone, there are more than 500 voters composed of … Read more »