Army seeks cooperation of Muslim clerics in fight vs. extremists

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on Army seeks cooperation of Muslim clerics in fight vs. extremists 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Oct. 5 — Military authorities and Muslim Religious Leaders (MRL) have formed an alliance of cooperation to get rid Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur of suspected jihadist and extremists.

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No illegal drugs found in Pangasinan fish cages

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on No illegal drugs found in Pangasinan fish cages 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Oct. 5 — There were no illegal drugs found in fish cages owned and operated by either Chinese or Taiwanese nationals in western Pangasinan.

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DA Eastern Visayas reports slight increase in H1 rice yield

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on DA Eastern Visayas reports slight increase in H1 rice yield 

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 5 — Total rice output for the first six months of the year in Eastern Visayas registered a 3.3 percent increase, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in its July round survey noted.

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Capitol eyes PHP10-M for more prison cells

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on Capitol eyes PHP10-M for more prison cells 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct. 5 — The provincial government of Bohol is willing to allocate PHP10 million for the construction of additional prison cells at the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) to address the concern on congested jails in the province in Barangay Cabawan here.

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PHP3.5-M for TESDA courses allocated for Bohol’s 3rd district

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on PHP3.5-M for TESDA courses allocated for Bohol’s 3rd district 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct 5 — The third district of Bohol province has been allocated PHP3.5 million for this year’s Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

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Development goals seen to help end poverty in Eastern Visayas

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on Development goals seen to help end poverty in Eastern Visayas 

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 5 –- The government is stepping up awareness drive on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Eastern Visayas as part of the month-long National Statistics Month (NSM) celebration this October.

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Special ecozone in Cotabato City eyed

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on Special ecozone in Cotabato City eyed 

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 5 — A proposed establishment of a Special Economic Zone in Cotabato City is underway.

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Army boss says peace talk, cease fire deal pave way for recruitment of reds

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on Army boss says peace talk, cease fire deal pave way for recruitment of reds 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 4 — A Philippine Army(PA) official here said the government’s peace process and ceasefire agreement with the New People’s Army(NPA) pave the way for recruitment activities by the rebels.

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Public order and safety member indicted after shabu buy-bust

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on Public order and safety member indicted after shabu buy-bust 

By Villamor Visaya Jr.

CITY OF CAUAYAN, Isabela, Oct. 4 (PNA) — Anti-drug agents on Monday have lodged charges against a Public Order and Safety Unit (POSU) member of the city government here after he was nabbed on Saturday night while allegedly selling a sachet of shabu to a poseur-buyer in a buy-bust at Victoria Hotel in Tagaran village here.

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LGUs to create inter-local environment zone to protect fishery resources

October 5, 2016 10:44 am· Comments Off on LGUs to create inter-local environment zone to protect fishery resources 

LAOAG CITY, Oct. 5 — At least 16 local chief executives from the coastal and mountainous municipalities of Ilocos Norte are enjoined to sign a covenant which aims to unify efforts for the protection of fishery resources here.

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