Bodies of 4 family members killed in CDO fire found

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Firefighters on Saturday retrieved four bodies belonging to a family that was burned when a fire broke out in an urban village here three days ago.

DENR seizes over 4K board feet of illegal lumber

More than 4,000 board feet of premium hardwood lumber worth some PHP250,000 were seized Thursday by the joint anti-illegal logging operatives of the regional and provincial offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Pampanga and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Angeles City.

18 new infections recorded in Bataan

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Eighteen new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), including three children and four teenagers, were reported in this province, raising the total number of infections to 541.

Lapu-Lapu City ready to shift to modified GCQ

Lapu-Lapu City is now ready to transition from the current general community quarantine (GCQ) to modified GCQ, Mayor Junard Chan on Friday said.

Cotabato mayor appeals to ‘close contact’ of Covid-19 patients

Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi has appealed to persons who had close contact with two health front-liners of the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center here, who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), to report to health authorities.

Army seizes containers of ammonium nitrate in Agusan Sur

The Army’s 23rd Infantry Battalion seized several containers of ammonium nitrate, a bomb-making material, believed to be owned by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in a remote area in the Agusan del Sur town of speranza.

Drug peddler killed in Nueva Ecija

A suspected drug peddler, who is included in the local police’s watch list, was killed in a shootout with anti-narcotics operatives in Barangay Bantug, Science City of Muñoz in the province on Wednesday night.

San Fernando City logs 18 new Covid-19 cases

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The City Health Office here reported 18 new confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases as of Wednesday. This brought the total number of cases to 165…

Bicol Region records 40 new coronavirus cases

The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) regional office for Bicol on Thursday reported 40 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the total number of active cases to 431.

Covid-19 cases in Tarlac climb to 125

TARLAC CITY, Tarlac – Six new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) were reported in this province, bringing the total number of infections to 125 as confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday.

DOH exec cites more research on newborn screening

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite — As the newborn screening (NBS) procedure is still considered new in the country’s health system, a Department of Health (DOH) official urged NBS implementers to…

Sta. Rosa, Laguna honors 1st Filipino soprano recording artist

STA. ROSA CITY, Laguna – Mayor Arlene Arcillas on Tuesday led city officials and constituents in paying homage to the country’s first soprano recording artist Maria Evangelista Carpena, whose century-old…

Banana group fears spread of Panama disease

DAVAO CITY — The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) is fearing for the possible spread of Fusarium wilt in banana plantations in Davao del Norte if biosecurity installations…

Cavitex-C5 Link Expressway toll collection starts Oct 24

MANILA — Toll fees will be collected for the first 2.2 kilometers of the Cavitex-C5 Link Expressway starting October 24. This, after the Toll Regulatory Board approved the collection of…

‘First-of-a-kind’ command center to rise in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — The city government is awaiting the release of a PHP200-million grant from the Office of the President (OP) to establish a state-of-the-art and first-of-a-kind integrated command center,…

3 Cordillera LGUs fail road clearing assessment

BAGUIO CITY — Three local government units (LGUs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) failed the road clearing assessment of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Engineer…

Magalong welcomes filing of charges vs. ‘ninja’ cops

BAGUIO CITY — Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Monday welcomed the filing of charges against policemen allegedly involved in the reselling of seized illegal drugs in Pampanga six years ago. Former…

Cagayan Valley unaffected by transport strike

SANTIAGO CITY — The transport strike in Cagayan Valley hardly made a dent in the passenger utility jeep operations on Monday as almost no one among the operators and drivers…