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Naga City tops HIV-AIDS cases in Bicol Region

Naga City tops HIV-AIDS cases in Bicol Region

CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Naga City tops the number of HIV-AIDS with 71 cases; with Iriga City having 10 cases; Baao , 6; and reported cases in Calabanga,…

Probe on Catanduanes mega shabu lab “done in a hurry”

Probe on Catanduanes mega shabu lab “done in a hurry”

VIRAC, Catanduanes – The House committee hearing on the controversial mega shabu lab which was raided in Catanduanes and which moved the House of Representatives to launch an inquiry has…

Murder of village chief in Sorsogon adds EJK list

Murder of village chief in Sorsogon adds EJK list

By Angel De Mesa SORSOGON, 18Aug2017 – Killing of a village chief Wednesday night in Sorsogon City adds another victim of Extra Judicial Killing (EJK) this month here in the…

Taytay slums get cheap water thru Urban poor agency, Manila Water assistance

Taytay slums get cheap water thru Urban poor agency, Manila Water assistance

MANILA – “With this project, urban poor communities in Taytay, Rizal can now escape the recurring burden of unjust, expensive water rates.” This was the statement of Presidential Commission for…

Protecting environment, awareness, prosecution of cases much to be desired

Protecting environment, awareness, prosecution of cases much to be desired

By Elmer James Bandol MANILA — Environment literacy, awareness and strategic legal remedies are much to be desired behind environmental cases experienced in the country today. These came out during…

Small Town Lottery in Albay losing heavy in operation

Small Town Lottery in Albay losing heavy in operation

By Manly M. Ugalde LEGAZPI CITY, Albay — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office-revived Small Town Lottery (STL) is reportedly not making money as a result of uncontrolled proliferation of bookies…

“Not taking” chances”: Agriculture Usec Cayanan regrets avian influenza outbreak in Pampanga

“Not taking” chances”: Agriculture Usec Cayanan regrets avian influenza outbreak in Pampanga

By Elmer James Bandol MANILA — If more than 200,000 heads of poultry would be culled, or burned to ashes since the outbreak of avian influenza (AI) last week, an…

Kabataan Partylist warns of underfunding, budget cuts on State schools in proposed 2018 budget

Kabataan Partylist warns of underfunding, budget cuts on State schools in proposed 2018 budget

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Having attained victory for the passage into law the free tuition bill, or free access to tertiary education. Youth party Kabataan Partylist…

Ex-Cebu mayor faces graft for unliquidated cash advances

Ex-Cebu mayor faces graft for unliquidated cash advances

CEBU CITY – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing before the Sandiganbayan of four counts of Failure to Render Accounts (Article 218 of the Revised Penal Code)…

Twilight shootout in Ligao City: drug watch village official dead in buy-bust

Twilight shootout in Ligao City: drug watch village official dead in buy-bust

LIGAO CITY, Albay – A barangay chairman, who was a drug watch personality, was shot dead in a shootout with police operatives during a buy-bust operation. Killed was Orlando Rebutiaco…