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Monday, February 20, 2017
RESIDENTS of Buenavista town in Bohol and nearby towns better learn welding now. This, after Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, Second District) met with the top executive of a company planning to establish a shipyard in Buenavista town. The company executive, Aumentado and Buenavista Mayor Ronald Lowell  Tirol have discussed possibilities...
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is closely monitoring four other recruitment agencies believed to be engaged in illegal activities in Central Visayas. This, after DOLE-7, together with the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-7) operatives, successfully entrapped an agency in Lapu-Lapu City for violating laws. Three personnel of Feljobs...
THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is contemplating on seeking an extension of the 72-hour temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by a court against a former mayor of Tuguegarao City. A 72-hour TRO filed by NGCP was issued to Deltra Multi Corp., represented by its president   Delfin Ting,...
CLARK FREEPORT—An executive order establishing the Korean Office of Pampanga and the hotline numbers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Counter Intelligence Task force were among the measures adopted to address the apprehensions of the Korean community here and in adjacent cities. “We have at least 12,000 Kapampangans working in...
MORE than 3,800 families in Agusan del Sur and North Cotabato affected by flooding in January received relief packages from AboitizPower and the Aboitiz Foundation in partnership with Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative (Aselco) and Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco-PPalma). Officials and volunteers from the four groups and the local government...
LEGAZPI CITY—Six hotels and restaurants in Camarines Norte have committed to employ the first batch of beneficiaries of the Department of Labor and Employment’s program that seeks to eliminate child labor in small-scale mining sites in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte. Raymond Escalante, public information officer of DOLE-Bicol, said the program’s...
BUSTOS, Bulacan—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to build a 24.61-kilometer arterial road that will link the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) with the Maharlika Highway, also known as the Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway, which traverses the central part of Luzon. The arterial road will complete the remaining...
MALINAO, Albay—A police chief here has found a way to make passing motorists smile on Valentine’s Day. Instead of a ticket for traffic violations, the motorists got a heart and a flower made of colored paper. Municipal judge Samuel Buendia was among the motorists greeted by the police, led by...
ON February 2 the US Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with Xavier Science Foundation (XSF), launched the Women Organizations Managing Agri-based Networks for a Sustainable Society (WOMAN) project at a ceremony in Iligan City. This two-year initiative aims to reduce poverty in Lanao del Norte by helping rural women...
LAOAG CITY—At least 23 transmission lines of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) are expected to be completed by July, this year. Due to scouring of the Santa Maria River during the onslaught of Typhoon Ineng that toppled NGCP transmission lines, the operator of the country’s electricity superhighway...
THE government said on Tuesday it has completely restored power in Surigao del Norte while it was also working to bring back water in the affected areas, three days after the powerful earthquake shook the province and left it in shambles. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)...

Cebu City to mark 80 years

THE Cebu City government, led by Mayor Tomas Osmeña, is set to celebrate the city’s 80th Charter Day on February 24, with the theme “Tomorrow Must Be Better Than Today”. The weeklong activities began on February 13, and are being spearheaded by different agencies and departments. The Arts Week, spearheaded by...
THE uplift of the standard of living of the country’s indigenous peoples (IPs) is one of the targets of the government, while non-governmental organizations, civic associations and other private entities have joined forces not only to improve the IPs’ lives, but also to integrate them into mainstream society. The SM...
CLARK FREEPORT—A holistic approach to rehabilitating drug dependents should be followed rather than mere detention and seminars, which are not enough to reform them. Gov. Lilia Pineda said during a dialogue with the Capampangan in Media Inc. (Cami) at the Bale Balita here on Friday, after inducting the new set...
THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has sent emergency responders and medical teams to give medical assistance to the people of Surigao City, after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook the province last Friday evening. “Our sympathy goes out to Surigao City. During these tough times, we assure aid and proper responses are...
CEBU City commuters will have the chance to ride the hybrid-electric train for free starting February 15. City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the free ride was offered by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). “We didn’t ask for it so it is best to make as much use of it as...
By Joey Pavia / Correspondent BAGAC, Bataan—Photos of the country’s old churches first exhibited in Madrid, Spain,  are now at the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar here. Jose Rizalino Acuzar and his wife Tess, who own Las Casas, and the Ortigas Foundation represented by Chari Montilla and Ignacio Ortigas led the opening...
KAGAN Sultan Abdul Mawla Camamara III of Davao City was chosen via consensus by reigning sultans in the Davao region as the Prime Sultan (equivalent to king or president) of the Sultanate of Region 11, also known as the Davao region. The other sultans reigning in the provinces of Region...
THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) on Monday said it will temporarily close the Tagaytay surveillance radar from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 6 to 11 for maintenance and upgrade. The maintenance will covers the overhauling of antenna and replacement of its drive motor and rotary...
THE Scrap the Mining Act Network (SMAN) welcomes the order of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) closing down 23 mining firms and suspending five mining operations. All government agencies should cooperate and ensure the implementation of this order, SMAN said. It also encouraged Environment Secretary Regina Paz L....