Provincial News

Educators increase access to schools; donate bikes to students living in far-flung areas in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Nov 12 — The Philippine Educators Association of CESOs and Eligibles, Inc. (PEACE) handed over 18 bicycles to students of Lusaran National High School in support of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Pedals and Paddles Project, a campaign to bring boats and bikes to schoolchildren in far-flung areas aiming to boost access to education. DepEd statement released yesterday quoted Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC as saying that the department remains committed to […]

3,000 civilian joins Laoag City volunteerism movement

LAOAG CITY, Nov. 11 (PIA) – Some 3,000 volunteers vowed to make a difference in the first Civilian Volunteers Formation, Agserbi 24/7 (CVF, Agserbi 24/7) on Oct. 27 at the Laoag City open court. Myleen Pascual, Community Affairs Division head, said volunteers were mostly from the civilian group consisted of youth, non-government organization and some media practitioner. “We have about 3,000 volunteers who registered for the first day and we are still counting because the […]

Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council, pinagtibay sa Tarlac

  TARLAC – Pinagtibay ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Pangasinan ang Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council o BADAC upang puksain ang ipinagbabawal na gamot sa lalawigan ng Pangasinan.Ayon sa pinagtibay na Provincial Resolution, bubuuin ang BADAC sa may 1,300 mga barangay sa lalawigan upang palakasin ang kampanya laban sa ipinagbabawal na gamot. Ito ay sa pakikipagtulungan ng Municipal Anti Drug Abuse Council at ng Provincial Anti Drug Abuse Council at PNP.Ayon sa may akda ng pinagtibay na […]

President Aquino says Mindanao to have energy surplus by 2015

DAVAO CITY, Nov 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday said Mindanao is looking at full recovery in terms of power, with the region set to have an “energy surplus” by 2015. “In fact, the region might even have power security ahead of Luzon,” the Chief Executive said during his speech at the Philippines Development Forum on Bangsamoro held here. He noted that by next year, several major power plants will finally come […]

PNoy: Mindanao, on the cusp of profound transformation

DAVAO CITY, Nov 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday said that Mindanao is “on the cusp of a profound transformation,” as he cited the major developments in the region. In his speech during the 2014 Philippines Development Forum on Bangsamoro here, President Aquino said the people of Mindanao had been deprived of opportunities and had suffered injustice for many years. “Now, however, as Mindanao is becoming an increasingly stable environment, we can […]

Mayon evacuees sent home starting this week; alert level 3 still on

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 5 (PIA) — Families displaced by the  the recent unrest of Mayon Volcano were sent home this week following significant decrease of abnormal activities of volcano in the past days, yet residents living within the 6-kilometer danger zone (PDZ) will have to stay in evacuation center.  Albay Gov. Joey Salceda issued the directive during the joint conference of the officials of Bicol Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and Albay Provincial Disaster […]

DOTC preps Laguindingan Airport for night landing

With all air navigation and airfield ground lighting systems at the Laguindingan Airport installed and tested, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) are aiming to begin night landing operations at the Northern Mindanao gateway within this month. “We are happy to announce that the Laguindingan Airport is now equipped for night landing operations. We hope to activate evening flights by the end of November in […]

Pangasinan’s employment service office receives nat’l award anew

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan Oct. 31 (PIA) – The Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) of Pangasinan was recognized anew by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as the 2013 National Best PESO for the 1st Class Provincial Category. Alex Ferrer, chief of PESO Pangasinan, received the award during the 14th National PESO Congress held recently at the General Santos City with the theme “PESO for the ASEAN Integration, 2015 and Beyond.” PESO Pangasinan was adjudged by […]