Security measures are already in place for the feast of the Black Nazarene this week, according to the Philippine National Police-10 (PNP-10). PNP-10 said they expect a huge crowd at the Jesus Nazareno parish, and will be deploying police officers around the church and in areas where the “traslacion” (procession)...
The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) on Saturday projected it would take two days to control the fire which broke out at the toy department’s strockroom on the third floor of Metro Ayala Cebu just as the mall was about to close Friday night. Employees and...
The replacement of resigned Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is ready to take new responsibility as the second top leader of the city. Councilor Bernard Al-ag, who is currently the Acting Vice Mayor after VM Duterte took a leave of absence following the announcement of his resignation last December 25, is...
A councilor here is planning to create a Facebook page that will encourage netizens to file complaints against abusive tricycle and e-trike drivers in this resort island. Malay Councilor Maylynn Graf, chair of the Committee on Environment, said posted complaints would be referred to the respective enforcement agencies. Graf said that...
Personnel of the Antique Provincial Police Office (APPO) are in high morale as they perform their duties as they are set to receive double pay starting this January. Senior Police Officer I Rhia May Sandoy said Wednesday increased take-home pay would help her defray her daily household expenses and settle...
As the demand for meat products in Negros Occidental eventually decreases after the holidays, prices are also expected to go down, according to the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO). Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said that prices usually drop during the first week of January due to lower demand. The decrease in celebrations...
The 13th Bacolaodiat Festival, city’s celebration of the Chinese New Year, will be held on February 15 -18 in various festival sites around Bacolod. The festival, whose name comes from “Baco” for Bacolod and “Lao Diat,” a Fookien word for celebration, will highlight the Foo Dogs as a symbol of...
The City Permits and Licensing Division is expecting a 20 percent increase in business permits applications for 2018. Division head Stela Rose Rayos made the projection as the Business One-Stop-Shop for the processing of business permits opened on January 3 at the Bacolod City Government Center. The service, which provides easier,...
The Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) is seeking a PHP37.84 million budget to carry out a massive rehabilitation program of abaca farms in Eastern Samar province until 2021. Of the total funding requirement, PHP7.55 million is meant for treatment of abaca diseases, PHP13.05 million for replanting, and PHP12.09 million...
The city government has unveiled an enhanced Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) that will allow the issuance of business permits in two hours or even less. Dubbed as FAST, which stands for Friendly, Accessible, Simple and Timely, the new system was formally rolled out on Wednesday with the start...