Private sector to join drug awareness drive

MANILA — Owners of private establishments will undergo workshops with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to help identify illegal drug peddlers renting spaces from them. This, as PDEA launched its advocacy program on Thursday, which seeks to promote a drug-free workplace such as in hotels, bars, restaurants, condominiums, subdivisions, and warehouses. “This comes after … Read More

Malacañang still supports Diokno on cash-based budgeting

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday reiterated its support for Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the latter’s push for a cash-based budgeting system from the current obligation-based approach. “Sa palagay ni Secretary Diokno iyon ang mas makakabuti sa ating mga projects (Diokno thinks it will be better for our projects),” Presidential … Read More

Ilocos Philippine Statistics Authority Office Announces Activities in National Statistics Month Celebration

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – – In celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month in October, the Ilocos office of the Philippine Statistics Authority, through the Regional Statistics Committee, established under the Regional Development Council 1 (RDC-1), announces its activities enjoining stakeholders to participate therein. With Memorandum Circular No. 2018-01 released on July 10, … Read More

NYC, TAYO call for more active youth participation in building a better Philippines

BAGUIO CITY — The National Youth Commission and the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO) Foundation call on the Filipino youth to actively participate towards community and nation building. During the TAYO Talks at Saint Louis University here, Cristabeth Madrigal of NYC outlined that aside from finding ways to be part of addressing the prevailing issues … Read More

Vizcaya gov bans tourists in cave attraction

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya — Governor Carlos Padilla here on Thursday has discouraged local and foreign tourists from visiting the world-class cave systems in Kasibu town following a recent bloody encounter between the New People’s Army (NPA) and government soldiers. Padilla ordered the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRMMO) and the Provincial Tourism Office to … Read More

Army strives to end recruitment of child soldiers

BAGUIO CITY — The National Police Commission in Cordillera highlighted the use of ‘whistle’ in crime prevention as it launched the observance of National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW). With the theme “Mamamayang Mapagmasid, Kapayapaan ang Maihahatid”, Napolcom – CAR spearheaded the NCPW 2017 launching during the September 1 Baguio Day Program at the Baguio Convention … Read More