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ILOILO City is extending its lockdown to April 30 following confirmed local transmission cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Jerry P. Treñas announced...
EIGHT medical facilities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are being positioned as testing laboratories for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),...
THE Kiangan Billeting Center inside the police national headquarters has been temporarily converted as a quarantine facility for officers who are considered patients under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM) for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
THE Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the food resiliency protocol endorsed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for faster movement of major food commodities to Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.
SEVERAL LOCAL governments around the country — mostly major cities, provinces, and even some municipalities — have declared a community quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus that has infected 140 Filipinos as of March 15.
THE BUREAU of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ (BFAR) Zamboanga Peninsula regional office is preparing to implement the government’s new fisheries management strategy with the sardine fishing season opening March 1.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE (IP) communities in Dakeol Forest have been assured of livelihood support as protective measures are put in place with the planned declaration of part of the woodland as critical habitat.
A MONITORING station will be constructed at the Bubunawan Irrigation Intake Facility in Bukidnon to improve data gathering and flood forecasting for the Cagayan de Oro River Basin.
FOUR PROVINCIAL road projects with a combined P93.7 million budget were simultaneously launched Friday in Mt. Province under the Department of Interior and Local Government — Conditional Matching Grants to Provinces (DILG-CMGP).
SIQUIJOR’S Butterfly Sanctuary and Bandilaan Mountain View Park will soon be more accessible with the concrete road along Barangay Calunasan in the town of Maria.
THE BAGUIO City government is “inclined” to approve the proposed extension of the Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition by another month in consideration of the impact of the novel coronavirus threat, Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said in a statement posted on Saturday.
THE DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) has ordered the suspension of all national and regional activities as well as field trips and other off-campus activities to minimize the risk of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) spread.
BOHOL — popular for its chocolate hills, tarsier, beaches, and peanut kisses — is celebrating the Ubi Festival this week in honor of the province’s inconspicuous high-value crop, the yam.
GENERAL SANTOS City Mayor Ronnel C. River assured public utility drivers and operators of an inclusive modernization program following Tuesday’s turnover of the first batch of modern jeepneys that will be deployed in the city.
FORTY-FIVE-year-old Melodina Hugo is the go-to person when family members and relatives, especially those from the remote Paquibato district, get seriously sick and need to be brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City, the biggest government-owned hospital in Mindanao.
COTABATO GOVERNOR Nancy A. Catamco has ordered local government units (LGUs) and the Provincial Rehabilitation Task Force to fast-track the completion of data on affected families and damages from the series of earthquakes last year to pave the way for the recovery program’s implementation.
IN UNDER a minute of the earth’s shaking, the people of Balutakay, a coffee-farming village at the foot of Mt. Apo, saw their homes, warehouse, and processing center sustain severe damage.
AN INITIAL P300 million fund from the national government for the purchase of the land where the new Zamboanga City airport will be built is ready for release, Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar announced Tuesday.
LOCALIZED initiatives are being rolled out to assist overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families amid tension in the Middle East.
ZAMBOANGA CITY Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar wants the water supply distributor to defer its proposed rate hike and first reassess its operations.
THE PROVINCIAL government of Lanao del Sur, which covers Marawi City, announced on Thursday that peace and security measures such as the ban on carrying firearms remains in place despite the end of the martial law declaration effective January 1.
THE GOVERNMENT and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the lead communist group in the country, have announced a ceasefire from December 23 to January 7 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays, and pave the way for the resumption of peace talks.
THE BANGSAMORO Transition Authority’s Special Committee on Marawi will hold a series of public hearings starting January to put together a report intended to help improve the slow implementation of the rehabilitation plan for the city that was devastated in 2017.
MARITIME AUTHORITIES from neighboring Asian countries are meeting in Manila on Dec. 18–19 to tackle security in the Sulu and Celebes Seas, where the Abu Sayyaf terror group is the biggest threat, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).
THE LUBI Plantation Resort, one of the joint ventures of Torre Lorenzo Development Corp. and Dusit International in Davao, has opened additional facilities as it officially received on Dec. 1 its Dusit Thani mark, the Thai hotel group’s high-end and full-service brand.
THE MILITARY’S Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) has been reporting on the continued turn over of loose firearms in Lanao del Sur province, with the latest on Nov. 18 involving 44 weapons, including two homemade Uzis and a sniper rifle.
MINIMUM WAGE rates in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are set to increase with the approval of the new regional government’s first wage order on Nov. 13.
COMMEMORATION ACTIVITIES will be held on Nov. 8 in Tacloban City, one of the areas hardest hit by super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in 2013, in remembrance of the more than 7,000 who died during one of strongest tropical cyclones in history.
THREE RESOLUTIONS calling for emergency financial assistance and other development programs for former combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were proposed during the Bangsamoro Transition Authority’s (BTA) 21st session last Friday.
TORRE LORENZO Development Corp. (TLDC) President and Chief Executive Officer Tomas P. Lorenzo likes to tell the story of how most everyone thought him “buang,” meaning crazy in Visayan, when he first started talking about developing top-end facilities in Davao City for business and leisure travelers.
DAVAO CITY -- Torre Lorenzo Development Corp. (TLDC) and Dusit International are embarking on their fourth project in the Davao Region, a Dusit Princess hotel in the city.
AN INITIAL 5,000 metric tons (MT) of rice from Mindanao will be shipped to Papua New Guinea following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between farmers’ groups represented by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and PNG’s Central Province government.
HONG KONG’S Maritime Museum gives a glimpse of China’s trading prowess in the centuries when seafaring was the order of the day, and how its rules back then controlled foreign merchants.
THREE DAYS after the May 13 midterm elections, troops under the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) seized firearms and other weapons in Talitay, Maguindanao in an operation intended to contain the escalation of conflict between the private armed groups (PAGs) of vice-mayoralty candidates Montasir Sabal and Suraida Ameril.
THE NATIONAL Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Thursday said it is preparing to ask for calamity fund assistance from the Office of the President for the restoration of at least five Churches that were damaged by the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook parts of Luzon last Monday.
THE INDEPENDENT Third-Party Monitoring Team (TPMT) of the Bangsamoro peace process, in its 5th Public Report released on Tuesday, said the “immediate rehabilitation” of war-torn Marawi City is one of the crucial components in the region’s transition under the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).
UNIFRUTTI TROPICAL Philippines Inc., one of the country’s major banana growers and exporters, has signed a $19-million loan agreement with the Development Bank of...
UNOFFICIAL AND partial results released by the joint military-police-Commission on Elections (Comelec) monitoring office indicate a majority support for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), but new areas joining the new region are limited.
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