PDEA declares Malasiqui in Pangasinan drug-free

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan — The municipality of Malasiqui on Friday joined eight other towns and one city in Pangasinan province officially declared as drug-free by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Malasiqui has 73 barangays, at least 61 of which were drug-affected. Malasiqui Police deputy chief, Insp. Dennis Ballitoc, said the municipality already complied with all the … Read More

7th Diskwento Caravan opens in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — Discounted goodies with 10 percent to 50 percent off their prices are up for grabs at the three-day “Sari-Sari Bonanza Diskwento Caravan” at the Baguio Convention Center starting November 17. Rice, grocery items, basic commodities, Noche Buena products, household and gift items, and other dry goods, including locally produced items, can be purchased … Read More

Villar Opens Philippines’ First Regional Evacuation .Center

BACNOTAN, La Union – Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar led the inauguration of the DPWH-funded P36-million regional evacuation center–the first of its kind in the Philippines– in the village of Agtipal here yesterday. The evacuation center sits on a 3,090.57-square meter lot donated by the local government of Bacnotan headed by … Read More

DOJ Baguio reports 99% disposition of cases

BAGUIO CITY — The City Prosecutor’s Office under the Department of Justice (DOJ) has reported a 99.94 percent accomplishment rate in the disposition of cases from January to September this year. City Prosecution service chief, Atty. Elmer Manuel Sagsago, in a report submitted to the city on Monday, said “we have a very high accomplishment … Read More

Pangasinan thanks BFAR for P15-M equipment, boats

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Governor Amado Espino III on Tuesday thanked the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for turning over to Pangasinan fishermen PHP11.8 million worth of post-harvest facilities and equipment and another Php3.8 million worth of fishing boats. Espino specifically thanked BFAR National Director Eduardo Gongona and Regional Director Nestor Domenden for these … Read More

DOST to hold Nat’l Inventors Week in Isabela

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will celebrate this year’s National Inventors Week (NIW) in the province of Isabela, specifically in Cauayan City, on November 20-24. Director of the DOST office in the Cagayan Valley region, Sancho Mabborang, said the department, its Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), the Filipino … Read More