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Nueva Vizcaya Suspected communist rebels burned a barge and other heavy equipment used by a Chinese company in its black sand extraction and dredging activities in Lal-lo town in Cagayan province on Monday morning, police said. Chief Inspector
PhilippinesLate in November last year, word circulated here that world boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao would be visiting the province of Nueva Vizcaya. When the day came on Nov. 29, fans cheered, mobbed and posed for photographs
Even the fragile islands in the Babuyan Channel along the country's northernmost coast are not spared from black sand mining. This, as an environmental group reported that clandestine black sand mining is also being conducted in the Babuyan group of
PhilippinesA total of 189 out of 638 examinees passed the Forester Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission announced Wednesday. Nelissa Maria Bueta Rocas of the University of the Philippines-Los Banos topped the exam, garnering
PhilippinesAt least 8,000 members of the United Methodist Church (UMC) are expected to attend Friday what retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno describes as the biggest gathering of UMC members since the denomination's centennial anniversary celebration
Nueva VizcayaGov. Luisa Cuaresma asked a town mayor to explain the alleged misuse of local funds in excess of P130 million, the town's share of taxes collected from an American power firm. Cuaresma also asked Mayor Jerry Pasigian of Alfonso Castaneda
Philippines The leader of an anti-mining group in Cagayan was arrested Thursday for posting an allegedly libelous account about a mining issue on her Facebook page in May last year. Esperlita Garcia said she was arrested at her home in Calayan,
Nueva VizcayaEnvironment advocates expressed dismay over some politicians' tack to ride on the antimining sentiment in the province in an apparent ploy to win votes in next year's elections. Tolentino Inlab, president of Didipio Earthsavers'
The provincial government here recently acquired P14.2 million worth of additional heavy equipment to fast track its implementation of numerous infrastructure projects. The heavy equipment, composed of a Grader, Loader, Transit Mixer and Bulldozer
A health officer here has encouraged the public to undergo early treatment of tuberculosis to avoid further complications. We should immediately undergo check up if we have worsening and prolonged coughs and fever to our health centers, said Dr.