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PHP19-M poverty alleviation projects up in N. Cotabato’s remote town

KIDAPAWAN CITY, May 25 (PNA) — More than PHP19 million worth of various infrastructure and electrification were turned over by provincial officials over the weekend in Banisilan, North Cotabato aimed…

DENR-Bicol seeks expansion of protected forest reserve in Catanduanes

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, May 24 (PNA) -– Unknown to many, Catanduanes, the smallest Bicol province sitting on a 182,300-hectare landmass measured as the 12th largest Philippine island,…

Batangas Sea, most diverse spot in the planet: expert says

By Robert Maico MABINI, Batangas, May 24 (PNA) — Dr. Chris Meyer, marine biologist and Smithsonian scientist, together with Dr. Rusty Brainard, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, US National Oceanographic and…

Quirino town bans smoking in public places

DIFFUN, Quirino, May 24 (PNA) — The municipal government of Diffun in Quirino province has enacted an ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places and conveyances here. Diffun Mayor Marlo Guillermo…

MILF: Private sector vows to pour Php16-B investments in Muslim Mindanao

By Edwin O. Fernandez COTABATO CITY, May 23 (PNA) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Saturday said that the country’s private sectors will invest in Muslim Mindanao badly…

Master Development Plan of Baguio Centennial Park up for discussion

BAGUIO CITY, May 23 (PNA) — The Baguio City Council in will finally discuss the proposed Master Development Plan (MDP) for the Baguio Centennial and Botanical Park (BCBP), formerly known…

Dagupan mayor hails approval of revised CLUP

DAGUPAN CITY, May 23 (PNA) — Mayor Belen Fernandez hailed the approval of the revised Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of Dagupan by the Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) of…

DTI Cebu monitors prices, safety of school materials as classes opening nears

CEBU CITY, May 23 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu office is monitoring various establishments in the province for prices and safety of school materials in…

Info drive on drug use, abuse prevention needed, says DepEd

By Villamor Visaya Jr. REINA MERCEDES, Isabela, May 23 (PNA) — Education Department Undersecretary Alberto Jesus Muyot on Friday appealed to school officials and other stakeholders to actively work for…

Camp John Hay rising as eco hub

BAGUIO CITY, May 23 (PNA) — “Camp John Hay is fast becoming an economic hub” and John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC) President Eloise Agbayani assures transparency and integrity in running…

Maguindanao farmers get PHP1.8M worth of agri aid

COTABATO CITY, May 23 (PNA) — Farmers in Maguindanao are expected to be more productive with the assistance extended them by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Autonomous…

Mactan airport to give 100 percent discount for airline operators to lure more flights

CEBU CITY, May 22 (PNA) — The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) will give incentives of up to 100 percent discount in fees to airlines to attract more flight routes….

Sec. Roxas orders rollout of Oplan Lambat-Sibat in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 22 (PNA) — Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II ordered police units here and other parts of Region 12 to begin the rollout of…

SSS covers 500 MAGROW banana growers in Comval town

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, May 22 (PNA) — Five hundred members of Maragusan Multi-purpose Cooperative (MAGROW) in Maragusan town, Compostela Valley province will soon be covered by the Social…

DENR, LGU strengthen environmental regulations in Batanes amid influx of tourists

By Lilybeth G. Ison BASCO, Batanes, May 18 (PNA) — With the influx of foreign and local tourists in the country’s northernmost islands group, the Department of Environment and Natural…