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Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog’s house is not quite a palace

The residence of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog of Iloilo city on Thursday afternoon was the subject of initial inspection from a team of the National Bureau of Investigation.. Witness to the arrival of the inspection team include Ariel Castañeda, the head of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) of the […]

Corn farmers are getting small financing scheme thru credit card

Corn farmers are getting introduced to small financing scheme using the credit card. This came about with the collaboration of Monsanto Philippines and Metrobank with the launch of Dekalb Mlite, touted as the first credit card facility for corn farmers in the country.

The very ugly face of mining in the Philippines

After looking, staring at the images, what can one say, but that is the very ugly face of mining in the Philippines. So, indeed, you will be looking at the very ugly barren lands left behind or still being raped through surface mining in some parts of the country. This […]

Typhoon Auring makes second landfall in Bohol

In its recent update, the state weather bureau said typhoon Auring made a second landfall over Ubay in Bohol province. Residents of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 are warned of possible flash floods and landslides. Areas under TCWS No. 1 are Cuyo Island, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros […]

4 year old girl is latest collateral fatality in war on drugs in Negros

As the war on illegal drug enters the third month under President Rodrigo Duterte, dead bodies continue to be included in the on-going count of fatalities and collateral damage of the operation. In Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, a four year old girl is the latest inclusion to the body count. Althea […]

Three Bacolod policemen facing charges for pawning service firearm

What could be the reason why three Philippine National Police personnel of Bacolod Police Office had to pawn their service firearm issued by the government? This and some boiling questions will have to get prompt and fitting answer from Police Officers 3 Joel Gacho and Eugene Tamayo, and Senior Police […]

Cebu provincial jail warden resigns amidst controversies

CEBU CITY — The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center again grasped the news limelight, but on a different angle. The detention center in the premier city of the south used to be famous with the dancing inmates in years past. But a new series of controversies engulfed CPDRC which […]

Albuera mayor surrenders, son now on “shoot on sight” order

Alleged drug trafficker and coddler Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. of Albuera town, Leyte province has surrendered to police authorities. The mayor was the subject of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ultimatum on Monday, ordering him to surrender within 24 hours or ultimately confront with the “shoot on sight” directive to the police. […]

NGCP hits Leyte, Samar provinces with one-day power outage

Samar and Leyte provinces braced for a day-long power outage Saturday as the National Power Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) transfer transmission wires from emergency restoration system to permanent tower structure. The scheduled interruption starts from 6 AM to 5 PM said to hit the three provinces of Samar […]

These 3 PH islands made it to a New York magazine’s World’s Best list

In an annual survey conducted by New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine, readers were asked to rate destinations all over the world according to their activities, sights, natural attractions, beaches, food, friendliness and overall value. Results revealed that Palawan hurdled the top rank after receiving the highest score among readers […]

Comelec to hold special elections on May 14 for areas with voting failure

MANILA — A total of 52 clustered precincts from 11 towns, many in the Autonumous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Eastern Visayas will hold a special voting on Saturday, May 14. This was confirmed as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared failure of elections in 11 municipalities in the […]

Presidential candidates Poe, Binay clash over issue of corruption, citizenship

Leading presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe engaged Vice President Jejomar Binay in heated debate on Sunday over issue of corruption that tainted the candidacy of the vice president. During the second Presidential Debates 2016 held at the University of the Philippines (UP) Performing Arts Hall inCebu City, Poe was asked […]

Second round of PH presidential debates tonight at UP-Cebu auditorium

Are you watching the second round of the presidential debates? Today, March 20, the candidates will again have their verbal clash with one hour extension as compared to the last. The Visayas round still under the auspices of the Commission on Elections will happen at the auditorium of the University […]

Comelec to conduct mock elections in 20 cities and towns nationwide

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections on 13 February 2016 in 20 cities and municipalities nationwide, in preparation for the 9 May 2016 national and local elections. According to Comelec, the mock elections will test and ensure the adequate security, accuracy, system and functional capability […]

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins. Happening now are the opening salvo of all five presidential, vice presidential and senatorial teams and candidates for the May 9, 2016 elections. Five separate proclamation rallies are being held on strategic places around the country, also based on political preference and […]

Bicolana lass reigns as Cebu’s Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen

A Bicolana stunner from Placer town of Masbate reigns as Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen. Cynthia Thomalla, the fairest of all contenders is a tourism student. The lucky lady also won eight special awards including Miss Photogenic, SM Sinulog Festival Queen, Miss OLX Philippines, Miss Kokuryo Cosmetics, Yamaha Rev Queen, Miss […]

Canadian, Filipina wife face charges for ‘bitbit bala’ in Dumaguete

Dumaguete City — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Command (AVSECOM) has filed a formal complaint against a Canadian national and his Filipina wife for allegedly bringing in a live bullet inside their baggage at the Dumaguete airport on their way to Cebu last week. Local AVSECOM head Police […]

Get to know the new National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines has come up with identifying more national cultural treasures and cultural treasures, the latest batch in 2015. The National Museum (Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution which serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections […]

These Eastern Visayas towns are in the watchlist areas on May 2016 elections

The general elections is more than four months away. This early, security authorities are quick to pin point possible local hot spot areas in the Eastern Visayas region. The Philippine National Police (PNP) has tagged towns in Eastern Visayas as election watchlist areas for the May 9 elections because of […]

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, […]

49 million Filipinos seen born from 2010 up to 2045

Pro-creative Philippines will have added 49 million to its burgeoning population between 2010 up until the year 2015. Yes, the county’s population is expected at 142 million by 2045, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Here are the regions with high population growth rate: 1 Autonomous Region for Muslim […]

Mactan-Cebu airport get award for best transport deal in Asia Pacific

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal Passenger Building project, has received an international recognition from a reputable press institution. Thomson Reuters’ Project Finance International (PFI) hailed the public-private parnership project that was awarded to GMR Infrastructure and Megawide Consortium as the “2015 Best Transport Deal” in Asia-Pacific (APAC) last December […]

List: All 144 Philippine cities annual regular income for FY 2014

The Philippines has a total of 145 cities, either highly urbanized, independent or component as of December 2015. Of these local government units, 41 registered a regular annual income of P1 billion and above. In the lead pack include Quezon, Makati, Manila, Pasig and Davao. Fifty four cities registered an […]

Here’s the last weather situation advisory before new year 2016

Yes, this is the last weather situation advisory before the new year of 2016 kicks in. And the prospect is not much desired. Expect cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers in some parts of the country on New Year’s eve due the presence of northeast monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and […]

After typhoon ‘Nona,’ four provinces still in blackout

After the passage of Typhoon ‘Nona,’ still four provinces are waiting for the full power restoration. On Wednesday, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said Aurora, Northern Samar, Nueva Ecija and Sorsogon still have blackouts. Power was lost in Aurora on Thursday, affecting the towns of Dingalan, San Luis, […]

Power grid enforce interruptions in towns affected by ‘Nona’

Power grid enforce interruptions in towns affected by ‘Nona.’ Six provinces had power interruptions on Monday as the typhoon heads towards Eastern Visayas. On Monday the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said that Albay, Camarines Norte, Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Sorsogon had power outages due to […]

Typhoon ‘Nona’ makes landfall in Batag Island of Northern Samar

Typhoon ‘Nona makes landfall in Batag Island of Northern Samar PAGASA said typhoon Nona hit land in Batag Island in Northern Samar around 11 a.m. Typhoon “Nona” maintained its strength and made the landfall as it continues to move westward, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said […]

CamSur, Albay suspends classes for Monday as typhoon Nona approaches

The provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur have declared class suspensions in all levels effective on Monday, Dec. 14, as the severe tropical storm “Nona” continues to threaten the Samar provinces and the Bicol Region. Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Villafuerte posted a memorandum announcing the province-wide suspension of classes in […]

Low pressure area may intensify to tropical cyclone east of Mindanao

The low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility is expected to enter and intensify into tropical depression within the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Friday. The LPA was spotted some 1,700 km east of Mindanao. Once it enters the PAR […]

Malacanang appoints new Associate Justices for Court of Appeals

Malacanang appoints new Associate Justices for Court of Appeals Malacanang on Friday released several appointment papers for various positions in the Judiciary. President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Gabriel Robeniol and Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig as Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals. Robeniol took over Isaias Dicdican while Fiel-Macaraig replaced […]

Cebu is richest province with P28.181-B equity in 2014

The Commission on Audit on its 2014 annual financial report has tagged Cebu the richest province of the country. Cebu has an equity of P28.181 billion. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said he was glad about the province doing well in equity and assets based on the report. “Well, that […]

Manifesto listing seen as cause of long wait in Boracay ports

[flexiblemap title=”Boracay Island” address=”Boracay, Malay, Aklan” region=”Western Visayas, Philippines” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”12″] . The mandatory manifesto listing for boat passengers in Boracay was seen as the primary cause of long queues in the island. Prompted by the problem, the Boracay Redevelopment Task Force has ordered the management of Aklan […]

PAL confirms cancellation of over 300 more flights due to APEC

More flights were cancelled by flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday in view of preparation for the upcoming 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting. PAL said that these cancellations were added in view of the latest information on the movements of world leaders and economic ministers […]

Caritas Internationalis spends P3.2B for ‘Yolanda’ victims

An official of the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA) of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said the Catholic charity group Caritas Internationalis has spent more than P3.2 billion in assistance of victims of super typhoon Yolanda for the last two years. Of the P3.2 billion allocated […]

Tacloban City commemorates 2nd year of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’

Two years today, after super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ ravaged mostly areas in the Eastern Visayas region, the people of Tacloban City and nearby towns will commemorate the event with a string of activities on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The city government of Tacloban urged survivors to join the Sunday commemoration of […]

Nigeria funds potable water system for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines Buba Tekune led last Thursday the inauguration ceremony of the water supply project for calamity devastated-families relocated in the resettlement site of Ridgeview Park in Tacloban City, almost two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda leveled the area. […]

APEC prep spurs cancellation of over 200 PAL flights

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Saturday announced it has cancelled a total of 211 flights from Nov. 15 to 20 in preparation for the 2015 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting next month. Of the 211 flights, 115 were domestic flights while 96 were international flights. These cancellations come after the Manila […]

Chinese consul general wounded, 2 more dead in Cebu City shooting

Two Chinese consular officials in Cebu were killed while the consul general was wounded in a shooting incident inside the Lighthouse Restaurant along General Maxilom, Cebu City at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. A Chinese retired consular official and his spouse was taken into police custody immediately after the shooting. The […]

More roads will get name after Cory, Ninoy and Kokoy Romualdez

MANILA, May 28 – More roads are due to be named after former President Corazon C. Aquino and other past politicians.. This development was known as the Senate committee on public works has bills seeking to name the circumferential road in Iloilo City as President Cory C. Aquino Avenue, and […]

Holy Week for prayer not for vacationing – Cebu Archbishop

CEBU CITY, March 29 — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has reminded the faithful to pray during the Holy Week instead of going into outing or vacationing. “We have 52 weeks in a year, one is intended for the observance of the Holy Week. This period of the year is dedicated […]

Megaworld to convert canefields as future Bacolod upscale lifestyle, business districts

BACOLOD CITY, March 21 — This Visayan city is the target of a P35 billion real estate investment project. The biggest real estate investment in Negros Occidental so far, Megaworld Corporation’s development projects are expected to create new business districts and 250,000 jobs in the next 10 years. Megaworld senior […]

DILG awaits position paper on one island region from Negros governor

BACOLOD CITY, March 16– The landmass of the country has limited prospect of increasing, with China continuously chipping away a wide swath of Philippine territory in the South China, yet more local governments get created, like new cities, towns, provinces and now a proposed Negros Island Region, favoring an opportunity […]

Antique guv Cadiao “cries” for slice of tourism pie

ILOILO CITY, March 12 — Antique guv “cries” for slice of tourism pie, well not literally. The province of Antique appeals to the Department of Tourism (DOT) for a chance to show-off its natural and man-made tourism attractions which remained in oblivion. “Kami naman,” said newly installed Antique Governor Rhodora […]

DENR6 targets massive greening program in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Feb 23 — Identified areas of mangroves along riverbanks, coastal zones and public lands in all provinces of Western Visayas are up for a massive tree planting and greening program. The regional offfice here of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR VI) is now ready to […]

Dumaguete City needs supplemental budget for burial assistance

The city government of Dumaguete has extended a total of P2 million in burial assistance to 400 beneficiaries from last year and part of 2013, resulting in depleted funds for the same purpose for the current year. Depeltion of funds is being attributed to a spike in the number of […]

Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm

Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm. MANILA, Jan. 25 — A mining corporation received a favorable Supreme Court tax ruling on unpaid claim for refund amounting to over P3 million. The case pertains to the complaint filed by Taganito Mining Corporation against the Bureau of Internal […]

Will Pope Francis return for 51st Intl Eucharistic Congress in Cebu 2016?

Will Pope Francis return for 51st Intl Eucharistic Congress in Cebu 2016? MANILA, Jan. 19 — The Philippines will host the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu on January next year. Will the Pope come again? It is the big hopeful question of Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. Minutes […]

Pope Francis arrives safely in Manila from Tacloban

Pope Francis arrives safely in Manila from Tacloban. Pope Francis now back at Apostolic Nunciature MANILA, Jan. 17 — Pope Francis, one of Christendom’s most popular figures, arrived at the Apostolic Nunciature in Taft Avenue, Manila at 2: 55 p.m. after an almost five-hour visit in Tacloban City and Palo, […]

“Amang” cuts short Pope Francis Tacloban Apostolic visit

PALO, Leyte, Jan. 17 — Stormy weather cuts Pope Francis visit in Leyte, skipping lunch with disaster survivors. The pontiff arrived at the Archbishop Residence around 11:40 a.m., but went down around 12:10 p.m., skipping the meal and briefly blessed the Pope Francis Center for the Poor before heading to […]

Watch Pope Francis meets with families of the survivors of typhoon Yolanda

Watch Pope Francis meets with families of the survivors of typhoon Yolanda. Sharing here the official Vatican live stream coverage of the Papal visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines on Day 3 at Palo, Leyte. The live stream coverage will capture public appearances of the Holy Father’s Papal visit. […]

Watch Pope Francis celebrate Holy mass in Tacloban airport

Watch Pope Francis celebrate Holy mass in Tacloban airport. Live stream coverage of the Papal visit, Pope Francis in the Philippines. Day 3, in Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte. Sharing here the official Vatican live coverage of the first Papal Visit to the Philippines of Pope Francis. The live stream […]

Pope Francis to bless center for the poor in Leyte

Pope Francis to bless center for the poor in Leyte. PALO, Leyte, Jan. 14 – The P60 million Pope Francis Center for the Poor in this town is now ready for the Pope’s blessing on Saturday. The blessing of the 1,414.60 square meter-facility around 3:00 p.m. will be witnessed by […]

Areas in Visayas, Mindanao on blackout as New Year 2015 kicks in

MANILA, Dec. 31 -– On the eve of new year 2015, not all Pinoys will get to flick the switch to light the tradtional noche buena festivities. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines reported that parts of Visayas and Mindanao still have blackouts as of Wednesday due to Tropical […]

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Cebu provincial jail warden resigns amidst controversies

CEBU CITY — The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center again grasped the news limelight, but on a different angle. The detention center in the premier city of the south used to be famous with the dancing inmates in years past. But a new series of controversies engulfed CPDRC which […]

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Tacloban city now open for land traffic via San Juanico and Bicol

After being hit hard by Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan), Tacloban City is now accessible by land, a Malacañang official said Sunday. Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras said at a media briefing in Roxas City in Capiz that Tacloban City can now be reached via the San Juanico Bridge […]

Corn farmers are getting small financing scheme thru credit card

Corn farmers are getting introduced to small financing scheme using the credit card. This came about with the collaboration of Monsanto Philippines and Metrobank with the launch of Dekalb Mlite, touted as the first credit card facility for corn farmers in the country.

These Eastern Visayas towns are in the watchlist areas on May 2016 elections

The general elections is more than four months away. This early, security authorities are quick to pin point possible local hot spot areas in the Eastern Visayas region. The Philippine National Police (PNP) has tagged towns in Eastern Visayas as election watchlist areas for the May 9 elections because of […]

Canadian, Filipina wife face charges for ‘bitbit bala’ in Dumaguete

Dumaguete City — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Command (AVSECOM) has filed a formal complaint against a Canadian national and his Filipina wife for allegedly bringing in a live bullet inside their baggage at the Dumaguete airport on their way to Cebu last week. Local AVSECOM head Police […]

NGCP hits Leyte, Samar provinces with one-day power outage

Samar and Leyte provinces braced for a day-long power outage Saturday as the National Power Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) transfer transmission wires from emergency restoration system to permanent tower structure. The scheduled interruption starts from 6 AM to 5 PM said to hit the three provinces of Samar […]

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins. Happening now are the opening salvo of all five presidential, vice presidential and senatorial teams and candidates for the May 9, 2016 elections. Five separate proclamation rallies are being held on strategic places around the country, also based on political preference and […]

Bicolana lass reigns as Cebu’s Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen

A Bicolana stunner from Placer town of Masbate reigns as Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen. Cynthia Thomalla, the fairest of all contenders is a tourism student. The lucky lady also won eight special awards including Miss Photogenic, SM Sinulog Festival Queen, Miss OLX Philippines, Miss Kokuryo Cosmetics, Yamaha Rev Queen, Miss […]

Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm

Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm. MANILA, Jan. 25 — A mining corporation received a favorable Supreme Court tax ruling on unpaid claim for refund amounting to over P3 million. The case pertains to the complaint filed by Taganito Mining Corporation against the Bureau of Internal […]

Three Bacolod policemen facing charges for pawning service firearm

What could be the reason why three Philippine National Police personnel of Bacolod Police Office had to pawn their service firearm issued by the government? This and some boiling questions will have to get prompt and fitting answer from Police Officers 3 Joel Gacho and Eugene Tamayo, and Senior Police […]

Tacloban City commemorates 2nd year of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’

Two years today, after super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ ravaged mostly areas in the Eastern Visayas region, the people of Tacloban City and nearby towns will commemorate the event with a string of activities on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The city government of Tacloban urged survivors to join the Sunday commemoration of […]

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Holy Week for prayer not for vacationing – Cebu Archbishop

CEBU CITY, March 29 — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has reminded the faithful to pray during the Holy Week instead of going into outing or vacationing. “We have 52 weeks in a year, one is intended for the observance of the Holy Week. This period of the year is dedicated […]

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4 year old girl is latest collateral fatality in war on drugs in Negros

As the war on illegal drug enters the third month under President Rodrigo Duterte, dead bodies continue to be included in the on-going count of fatalities and collateral damage of the operation. In Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, a four year old girl is the latest inclusion to the body count. Althea […]

Get to know the new National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines has come up with identifying more national cultural treasures and cultural treasures, the latest batch in 2015. The National Museum (Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution which serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections […]

These Eastern Visayas towns are in the watchlist areas on May 2016 elections

The general elections is more than four months away. This early, security authorities are quick to pin point possible local hot spot areas in the Eastern Visayas region. The Philippine National Police (PNP) has tagged towns in Eastern Visayas as election watchlist areas for the May 9 elections because of […]

Three Bacolod policemen facing charges for pawning service firearm

What could be the reason why three Philippine National Police personnel of Bacolod Police Office had to pawn their service firearm issued by the government? This and some boiling questions will have to get prompt and fitting answer from Police Officers 3 Joel Gacho and Eugene Tamayo, and Senior Police […]