Teeners charged for 2019 Viga robbery

Unidentified suspects took dry goods such as T-shirts, slippers, flashlights, fishing lines and basketballs from inside the store and then also carted away an electric fan, P350,000 cash, 727 British pounds, and US$600 in different denominations.

DBP inks pact with DepEd on fund management

DBP President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel G. Herbosa said that under the Memorandum of Agreement with DepEd, the bank shall act as depository for funds earmarked for school operating budget and program funds.

LANDBANK offers expanded calamity rehab program for hog raisers, agri-enterprises, small farmers and fishers

MAKATI CITY — As a direct response to the recent typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic activity that devastated various parts of the county, as well as the African Swine Fever (ASF)…

RDC Chair eyes boost in Bicol region’s economy for 2020

Rosal cited the opening of the Bicol International Airport (BIA) and the resumption of the Philippine National Railways (PNR), along with the strengthening of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and agriculture sector as key drivers to boost local and national economy.

ARDCI Microfinance, Inc. conducts relief ops in areas affected by Taal volcano eruption

The ARDCI Microfinance, Inc.’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Coordinator along Operations Heads (OH) and other ARDCI staff brave the ash fall in various areas of Batangas and some parts of Cavite to provide necessary goods for aggrieved ARDCI members affected by the eruption.

The zombie film in Mikhail Red’s mind

It is nothing totally new to him because as early as age 15 when he studied under Marilou Diaz-Abaya, he would fancy doing zombie films using ketchup as make-believe blood. “So when I was given the opportunity to do a big, studio-funded zombie film, I jumped at the idea. It took a year and a half to prepare and shoot it but it is all worth it. This is the big zombie movie I’ve always wanted to do when I was younger. I started by planning the mechanics and then choosing the cast and closely working with the creative team.”

Music-making around volcano country

I’ve always been fascinated by Taal Volcano which I could see every time I visit what then was known as the Taal Vista Lodge. In 1995, I brought Licad and cellist-husband Antonio Meneses to perform in one of the functions rooms. It has a view of Taal Volcano seen from the glass partition. I actually imagined a volcano acting up when they played the Shostakovich sonata.

No schooling, promotion for obese police officers

Those who are not within the ideal BMI range are either told to reduce their weight by two kilos a month or increase their weight to be eligible for schooling and possible promotion, Catanduanes Police Provincial Director Col. Paul F. Abay said.

Crime incidents down by 10% in 2019 – PNP

Police Provincial Director Col. Paul Abay disclosed in his command’s accomplishment report for the past year that overall, crime incidents in the island province decreased from 1,121 in 2018 to 1,011 in 2019, or a drop of 10.89%.

Gov. Cua heeds DILG order, ends 5-day Capitol impasse

Wednesday last week, Cua’s lawyer, Atty. Maria Nympha Mandagan, sent a letter to the DILG regional and provincial offices informing that her client would assume his duties and responsibilities as governor of Catanduanes effective that day.