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Regional Updates (08/13/20)

Baguio gov’t, transport group oppose new taxi licenses MAYOR BENJAMIN B. Magalong has reiterated his opposition to the issuance of new taxi franchises in Baguio,...

Regional Updates (08/12/20)

Over 1,200 apprehended in QC for violating health protocols MORE THAN 1,200 people were rounded up in Quezon City on Wednesday for violations of health...

Regional Updates (08/11/20)

LRT-1 operator cuts over 100 jobs due to low ridership LIGHT RAIL Manila Corporation (LRMC), the private operator of LRT-1, is letting go of...

Regional Updates (08/09/20)

PHIVIDEC steel mill construction to open up to 30,000 jobs CONSTRUCTION OF the integrated steel mill inside the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental, expected...

Regional Updates (08/05/20)

Power utilities warned against billing woes during strict lockdown POWER DISTRIBUTION utilities were warned against issuing bills that may spur another shock from customers in...

Regional Updates (08/04/20)

Medical community offers to help DoH with contact tracing, telemedicine THE MEDICAL community has offered to help the Department of Health (DoH) in improving the...

Regional Updates (08/03/20)

Dingalan town to be developed as next ‘tuna capital’ THE TOWN of Dingalan in Aurora province is being eyed as the country’s next ‘tuna capital’...

Regional Updates (08/02/20)

FERRY SERVICES along Pasig River will resume operations Monday, Aug. 3, with the rides still free although passenger capacity will be limited to 50%.

Regional Updates (07/30/20)

MWSS directs Maynilad, Manila Water to extend grace period for bills THE METROPOLITAN Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Regulatory Office has ordered Maynilad Water Services,...

Regional Updates (07/29/20)

New bird flu case detected in Pampanga ANOTHER case of bird flu, involving the highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N6), was detected in an egg-producing...

Regional Updates (07/28/20)

DENR recovers another wetland in Boracay ANOTHER wetland in the island of Boracay has been recovered from illegal occupants and is being set up for...

Regional Updates (07/27/20)

Container COVID lab A containerized RT-PCR laboratory for testing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been set up at the Bohol Medical Care Institute compound, and...

Regional Updates (07/26/20)

Cebu Pacific appeals for standard airport regulations from local governments BUDGET CARRIER Cebu Pacific has called for common protocols from local governments hosting airports, citing...

Regional Updates (07/23/20)

Bird flu outbreak in Nueva Ecija contained — DA THE bird flu outbreak in a quail farm in the town of Jaen, Nueva Ecija on...

Regional Updates (07/22/20)

Police to track down cops, military involved in KAPA COPS, MILITARY and other government workers involved in the alleged investment scam of Kapa-Community Ministry International...

Regional Updates (07/21/20)

DAVAO City recorded a P6.12-billion revenue collection in the first half of 2020, up 10.7% from P5.53 billion in the same period last year, due mainly to business permit renewals which were collected in January.

Regional Updates (07/16/20)

ZAMBOANGA DEL Sur is proposing three priority projects for boosting its aquaculture sector, including labelling for its dried fish products to expand its market.

Regional Updates (07/14/20)

Cops to face charges over death of 4 soldiers in Jolo shooting THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will soon file a case against the...

Regional Updates (07/13/20)

THE ILOILO Provincial Health Office is rolling out a program that will help medical frontliners deal with “quarantine fatigue” as residents stranded in other parts of the country may be allowed to start returning again by July 16.

Regional Updates (07/12/20)

BAGUIO CITY is launching on Monday, July 13, a cashless payment system for public transportation, including jeepneys, taxis, and UV Express, through a partnership with SquidPay Technology Inc.

Regional Updates (07/09/20)

Iloilo oil spill clean-up almost done — Coast Guard CLEAN-UP operations on the oil spill from a power barge off Iloilo City is almost done,...

Regional Updates (07/08/20)

Quezon City mayor positive for coronavirus, asymptomatic QUEZON CITY Mayor Maria Josefina “Joy” G. Belmonte has tested positive for coronavirus, but is asymptomatic and will...

Regional Updates (07/07/20)

FOUR PEOPLE on board a training aircraft were rescued after their plane made an emergency landing on water just off the seawall of Sinunuc Boulevard in Zamboanga City on July 7.

Regional Updates (07/06/20)

BUSINESSES IN Mindanao welcomed the recent government order for shipping companies to offer a discount of at least 40% on food cargo, but said more long-term policies are needed to help producers bring their goods to the local market.

Regional Updates (07/05/20)

THE HUNDRED Islands National Park in Alaminos City is among the latest tourism sites to reopen for the local crowd as the government banks on domestic travelers to help bail out the industry that is among the most affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Regional Updates (06/30/20)

SOME MANILA-bound international flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) are being diverted to Cebu due to “quarantine processing limitations” at the country’s main gateway in the capital.

Regional Updates (06/29/20)

A HALT on the return of stranded residents to their hometowns has been enforced in more areas in the Visayas and Mindanao to manage the increasing number of coronavirus patients in localities with limited facilities.

Regional Updates (06/25/20)

JEEPNEYS WILL first be checked for road worthiness before being granted a permit to resume services, according to Palace Spokesperson Harry L. Roque.

Regional Updates (06/24/20)

QUARANTINE PASSES in Cebu City, which gives residents permit to go out and purchase essential items, have been suspended effective 10 p.m. Tuesday as local and national officials rush to contain the surge in coronavirus cases.

Regional Updates (06/22/20)

Bohol holds ceremonial reopening of tourism in COVID-free Panglao; airport still closed A CEREMONIAL reopening of tourism establishments in Panglao was held June 22, but...

Regional Updates (06/21/20)

Customs bureau gets rid of uncertified medicines, food to free up storage space UNCERTIFIED medicines, chemicals and food products confiscated by the Bureau of Customs...

Regional Updates (06/17/20)

Peacebuilding org supports registration of online businesses to help entrepreneurs in informal economy, protect consumers INTERNATIONAL Alert Philippines backs the government’s campaign to register online...

Regional Updates (06/16/20)

PRIVATE hospitals in Metro Cebu are increasing their bed allocation for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients as severe cases in the highly-urbanized area continue to swell.

Regional Updates (06/15/20)

GROUNDBREAKING for the bridge connecting Samal to mainland Mindanao, supposedly set in July, has been moved to the last quarter of the year, according to the island city’s mayor.

Regional Updates (06/10/20)

DAVAO City-based food manufacturer Eng Seng Food Products has committed to expand in areas identified as pilot sites for the government’s Balik Probinsya program that aims to encourage people to return to their home provinces and boost development in the countryside.