Bong Go helps Bulacan fire victims

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on January 19 personally visited Sitio Bukid in Barangay Tabing Ilog, Marilao, Bulacan to assist and check the welfare of the victims of a major fire incident on January 14. “You know, life is harder these days. Last month, there was a typhoon, flooding, and now we have this fire […]

LGU mulls case vs UK balikbayan

BACOLOD CITY: Five Negrenses might face legal action from the provincial government for their failure to disclose that they returned from the United Kingdom, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Wednesday. He bared that the five returning overseas Filipinos allegedly did not tell authorities that they came from the UK before going back […]

Tawi-Tawi nickel island mined out

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A satellite photo of the southern Philippine island of Tumbagaan in Tawi-Tawi’s Languyan town shows the devastation caused by nickel mining there. The Google Maps photo accessed by The Manila Times shows about 90 percent of the island had been mined. But the different shades of colors of the island, which was once […]

Villar lauds ‘clean’ Region1 officials

URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan: Secretary Mark Villar on Monday commended officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 1, headed by Regional Director Ronnel Tan, for their outstanding performance in the implementation of various infrastructure projects within their respective jurisdictions. The DPWH chief made the statement during the inauguration and blessing of […]

Olongapo police chief sacked

OLONGAPO CITY: Col. Randy Arceo, Olongapo City Police Office director, has been relieved of his official duties effective January 15 because police officers under his lead were allegedly involved in a shabu factory. Police Regional Office 3 Director BGen. Valeriano de Leon announced this on Friday, as the suspects were under his command. De Leon […]

All of Cagayan to gain from P500-M vaccines

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: Governor Manuel Mamba on Friday said he is willing to allot a P500-million budget for the purchase of vaccines for all Cagayanos with no prioritization as protection against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Once the Covid-19 vaccine is available in the country, he added, the provincial government will purchase enough for all […]

Davao gets P40-M grant for affected workers

DAVAO CITY: The city government here is opening over 6,000 slots for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) program for Dabawenyos who are out of work following the implementation of the anti-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) measures. The slots for Tupad were opened after the city received a P40-million grant from the Barangay Ko, […]

President stops mine operations in Tawi-Tawi

President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended all mining operations on an island in Tawi-Tawi province in southern Mindanao that has been “completely devastated” because of quarrying activities, according to a Malacañang official. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles on Tuesday said Duterte issued the directive to government agencies during a full Cabinet meeting on Monday after he […]

Sulu bars Malaysians from Sabah

SULU Gov. Sakur Tan has barred travellers from Malaysia and locked down his province to prevent the entry of the new strain of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) following the emergence of a new strain of the virus in Sabah. Tan said he temporarily closed the province to civilians coming from Sabah to pre-empt the […]

Bong Go helps vendors in Misamis Oriental

THE Office of Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on January 6 extended assistance to some 200 public market vendors in Opol, Misamis Oriental. The market vendors received meals, food packs, masks, face shields and vitamins. Go’s team ensured that the relief activity was conducted in compliance with the necessary health and safety protocols to avoid […]

Iconic Philippine Eagle Pag-asa passes away

DAVAO CITY: The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) announced the passing of 28-year-old Philippine eagle Pag-asa on Jan. 6, 2021 at 8:03 p.m. PEF Executive Director Dennis Salvador said Pag-asa succumbed to infections associated with Trichomoniasis and Aspergillosis, which are both fatal to raptors. He added that treatment was done over a week ago, but Pag-asa […]

Go aids workers in Davao City

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go ended 2020 giving aid to over 300 workers in Davao City as he urged employers to keep workplaces safe and implement proper health protocols. The senator and his team spent Rizal Day at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City, distributing relief supplies to workers, who […]