Department of Tourism

  LAOAG CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is endorsing a village-initiated tourism project to invite more investors and tourists in Burgos town, one of Ilocos Norte’s major tourist destinations and home to the largest wind farm in Southeast Asia. In Poblacion, village officials are pushing for the development of an Amianan tourism village, covering … Read More

3 solons endorse impeach rap vs Comelec chief

MANILA — A former congressman and a lawyer on Wednesday filed an impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista before the Office of the Secretary General at the House of Representatives. Former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras and lawyer Ferdinand Topacio sought the removal of Bautista from his post on the grounds of … Read More

4 die, 3 survive in Zambo landslide

ZAMBOANGA CITY  — Four people were buried alive while three others survived in a landslide caused by heavy downpour in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, a police official said Wednesday. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 information officer, identified the fatalities as: Jeffrey Lamparas; Sannylito Tuquib, 21; Danilo Balicoco, 53; and Adrian Ledesma, 30, … Read More

Magnitude 5.1 quake destroys houses in Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY–  A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Albuera, Leyte Wednesday morning, damaging several houses, local authorities reported. The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported that at least 56 houses were slightly damaged in Altavista village in Ormoc City. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the earthquake with tectonic origin, was five kilometers … Read More

PH Navy gets new radar system from US

  MANILA — The Philippine Navy’s (PN) maritime domain awareness capability got a much-needed boost as it formally accepted a US-donated tethered aerostat radar system (TARS) Tuesday. Capt. Lued Lincuna, Navy spokesperson, said the 28-meter TARS was handed over by US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission to the Philippines, Michael Klescheski, to PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral … Read More

Flights to/from Hong Kong cancelled Wednesday due to bad weather

MANILA — Due to inclement weather in Hong Kong, three airlines have cancelled their Manila-Hong Kong-Manila (MNL-HKG-MNL) flights scheduled Wednesday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said. These flights are: Cathay Pacific (CX) 900 MNL-HKG CX 904 MNL-HKG Philippine Airlines (PR) 300 / 301 MNL-HKG-MNL PR 306 / 307 MNL-HKG-MNL PR 310 / 311 MNL-HKG-MNL PR 318 / … Read More

Dismissed teacher, cohort nabbed in drug bust

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Police anti-drug operatives arrested a dismissed public school teacher and his cohort in a buy-bust operation in Koronadal City on Monday night. Chief Insp.  Jomero Sentinta, deputy chief of the Koronadal City police station, identified the suspects as former high school teacher Cyrus Calixtro of Barangay Zone II and Winston Rivera … Read More