Category: Local News

The Quezon City local government will regulate operations of provincial buses in the city through an ordinance that is awaiting approval by the city council. The ordinance is designed to decongest traffic along EDSA, a major road that is being shared by six cities in Metro Manila including Quezon City. Under the resolution, the provincial…

ZAMBOANGA CITY: An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bomb expert died when a bomb he was carrying accidentally exploded while he was evading government forces in the hinterlands of Basilan, Col. Cirilo Tomas Donato said. Donato, the Philippine Army’s 104th Infantry Brigade commander, added that the incident happened at about 10 a.m. on Thursday in Barangay…

Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna: Police Regional Office 4-A’s (PRO4A) massive campaign against various criminal activities in the region resulted in the confiscation and surrender of 536 loose firearms from June to August 22, 2016. Also recovered were 487 bullets and two hand grenades. Regional Director Valfrie Tabian said along with the firearms, 303 persons were…

Ombudsman fights for fiscal autonomy to use savings

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Moraleson Thursdayasked Congress to allow her office to use its savings generated from the previous appropriations to augment its expenses. During the hearing before the appropriations committee deliberating on the Ombudsman’s proposed P2.299 billion budget for 2017, Morales insisted on her office’s fiscal autonomy as enshrined in the Constitution. She asked Congress…

Piñol vows rice self-sufficiency to aid farmers vs climate change

Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny”Piolon Thursdaysaid the Duterte administration would push for rice self-sufficiency in a bid to help farmers from the ill-effects of climate change.   During the House of Representatives budget hearing of the proposed P50.6 billion budget of the DA and its attached agenciesfor2017,Piol said the country should not rely on…

Suspected drug pusher nabbed in Quirino

CABARROGUIS, Quirino—A 32-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday following a buy-bust operation in Nagtipunan town.   Marivic Sablan, who allegedly operates with the aliases Maribel Begonia and Shy, has been under surveillance for drug trafficking, said Senior Insp. Alex Orbillo, Nagtipunan police chief.   Sablan was caught with two sachets of alleged shabu (methamphetamine) and…