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January 26, 2022 - Wednesday
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Davao City, Philippines

Provincial

'Odette' victims receive boats for livelihood from BFAR

A month after Typhoon Odette devastated Southern Leyte, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has begun distributing 15 fiberglass boats to fishermen in Maasin City to aid in their recovery.   Regional Director of BFAR 8 (Eastern Visayas) Juan Albaladejo said on Wednesday, Jan. 26, that fishermen from Asuncion, ...

RESTORING LIVELIHOOD. Some of the fiberglass boats distributed to typhoon-affected fishermen in Maasin City, Southern Leyte on Jan. 22, 2022. The Bure ...

Aira Miranda | 4 hours ago

Provincial

Iloilo cops cry injustice at Ombudsman's hands but apologize after PNP chief intervention

Gen. Dionardo Carlos, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), apologized to the Office of the Ombudsman for the outburst of two police officials in Iloilo over an alleged injustice in handling their cases. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Carlos said he had already talked with Capt. Charlie Sustento and Lt. Col. Jonathan Pinuel ...

GDM | 4 hours ago

Provincial

33 villages in 3 North Cotabato towns affected by ASF

The African swine fever (ASF) has infected hogs in 33 villages of three towns of North Cotabato, officials confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 26. Kabacan, Matalam, and M'lang have been recognized as the ASF-affected towns. At least eight communities in Kabacan town have been afflicted by hog disease. ...

Aira Miranda | 7 hours ago

Provincial

Pharmacy and Drive-thru Vaccination Sites launch in Baguio City

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said on Wednesday, Jan 26, that the government's Pharmacy and Drive-thru Vaccination Sites' launch would significantly help the Department of Tourism's (DOT) preparations for the country's possible reopening. Puyat joined the launch of the program in the country&r ...

GDM | 7 hours ago

Provincial

NHA releases P487-M shelter assistance for 'Odette' victims

The government has begun offering emergency shelter assistance to Typhoon Odette victims who were swept through the Visayas and Mindanao parts last December. "Ang NHA (National Housing Authority) naman ay kasalukuyang nag-i-implement ng emergency shelter assistance, sila ay nakapag-download na sa mga local government units ng PHP4 ...

Kristine Casampol | 1 day ago

Provincial

2 suspected bomb courier killed in Sultan Kudarat

The police announced Tuesday, Jan. 25, that two alleged bombers were slain during police operations along a national highway in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat.   According to Capt. Jetro Doligas, local police commander, the two gunmen disregarded police officers at an election gun ban checkpoint near the Sultan Kudarat-Maguindanao ...

HEIGHTENED ALERT. Police officers in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat conduct an inspection Monday night (Jan. 24, 2022) following the death of two suspected ...

Aira Miranda | 1 day ago

Provincial

NPA's second highest ranking commander falls in Bukidnon clash

LtGen. Greg T. Almerol, Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), describes the New People's Army (NPA) in Mindanao as "running like a headless monster" following the death of Pedro Codaste alias Gonyong/Serv, the NPA's second highest ranking commander in Mindanao, at the hands of combined military units on Jan. 21 in ...

Aira Miranda | 1 day ago

Provincial

P20-M shabu recovered from a vehicle aboard RoRo vessel

On Monday afternoon (Jan. 24), two suspects were apprehended while transporting three kilos of suspected shabu on board a roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel at Bredco port in the reclamation area here.   According to a report from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Western Visayas (PDEA-6), the suspects were identified as Asla ...

Aira Miranda | 1 day ago

Provincial

Red tide affects 8 Eastern Visayas bays

At least eight bays in Eastern Visayas have been hit by red tide this week, owing primarily to changing weather patterns, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.   Juan Albaladejo, Regional Director of BFAR Eastern Visayas, said the recent heavy rains spurred the drainage of ...

Aira Miranda | 2 days ago

Provincial

P9.7-M worth of smuggled cigarettes seized off Sulu

Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) personnel confiscated smuggled cigarettes worth P9.7 million near Sulade Island in Parang, Sulu province, according to a top NFWM official.   The contraband cigarettes were caught and seized Saturday, Jan. 22, around 8.4 nautical miles northwest of Sulade Island in Parang municipality, acco ...

Personnel of the Bureau of Customs and Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) conduct a joint inventory of the smuggled cigarettes at the Naval Station ...

Aira Miranda | 2 days ago