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Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao has vowed to support the zero open defecation program of the Department of Health (DOH) with the purchase of more sanitary toilets. Cadiao, who received a mandate for another term as governor of the province, said in an interview Tuesday that she will give priority to the zero open defecation program in barangays as part...
Rice black bugs or locally known as “atangya” were monitored in nine towns in Iloilo province, according to the latest report of the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO). Elias Sandig, assistant provincial agriculturist, on Tuesday said there were sightings of rice black bugs in the towns of Sara, San Dionisio, Concepcion, Ajuy, Lemery, San Rafael, Calinog, Banate and Passi City. The advent...
Palawan's capital city of Puerto Princesa will host the National Finals of the Batang Pinoy, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced on Tuesday. PSC Chairman William "Butch" Ramirez said the Batang Pinoy national secretariat will meet with Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron on May 23 to finalize the details of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the tournament, which was...
The transition team formed by outgoing Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. has begun preparing for the change of leadership in the provincial government on June 30. Acting Provincial Administrator Lucille Gelvolea said the governor issued the directive to create a transition team first week of May to ensure a smooth and orderly transfer of power and responsibilities to the...
Royal Air Philippines has launched its newest flight, the Cebu-Davao-Cebu route on Monday, with optimism it would continue to hit an all-time high load factor of 80 percent. Eduardo Novillas, Royal Air chief executive officer, said the airline's maiden flight from Cebu with 87 passengers on board was "selling like hotcakes". Royal Air will fly Cebu-Davao-Cebu four times a week on...
The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu (BOC-Cebu) will soon dispose of seized pornographic items smuggled from China, a customs official said. BOC-Cebu District Collector Elvira Cruz said the owner identified as Coleman Timothy Philip did not declare the items he was carrying when he arrived at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). BOC X-ray Inspection Project examiner, Hevelyn Marzado, conducted...
A central school in the municipality of Lambunao does not only physically prepare its school for the formal opening of classes this June 3. Instead, its “Brigada Eskwela”, an annual school maintenance program, is laced with other activities to prepare its pupils in their academics, as well as their health aspect. Dr. May Jenny Arceña, Principal II of the...
Candidates and volunteers from various sectors in Negros Occidental, including this city, have initiated separate “Oplan Baklas” activities to take down campaign materials used for the May 13 elections. On Monday morning, members of the Eagle Scouts Organization of Negros Occidental from the Pontevedra National High School removed campaign materials in Pontevedra town as part of their community service activities. Over...
The second largest electric utility in the country serving eight cities and municipalities in Metro Cebu has upgraded its northern town substation to meet the growing demand for electricity in the northern part of its franchise area. In a statement, Visayan Electric Co., Inc. (VECO) Reputation Enhancement Department manager, Quennie Sanchez-Bronce, said its Consolacion substation that was inaugurated last...
The outgoing director of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 6 (Western Visayas) stressed the importance of a modernization program to boost the bureau’s firefighting capabilities. Serving the bureau for thirty years and eight months, Fire Senior Supt. Alan Aladano, who will retire from his post, said the modernization program would address the challenges on lack of equipment faced by...
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