Provinces

PGMA, others greet VG Lilia Pineda on her birthday; robust Pampanga, healthy Kapampangans pushed

By CLAIRE MORALES TRUE, Managing Editor CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga –  Pampanga Vice Governor Lilia Garcia Pineda, popularly known as “Nanay Baby,”  celebrated her 73RD birthday last February 21 at Royce Hotel and Casino, Clark Freeport Zone. Among her many guests…

Special election to replace Teves in Negros Oriental scrapped

DUMAGUETE CITY/MANILA – In a sudden twist, the Commission on Elections has scrapped the special elections to replace expelled congressman Arnulfo Teves Jr. upon advice of the House of Representatives. In the meantime, the House designated Speaker Martin Romualdez as…

THE OUTSIDER (Melandrew T. Velasco): SMC-PLEX, a game changer infra project in Pangasinan

Pangasinan, the third largest province in the Philippines, received a major boost recently from San Miguel Corporation Infrastructure with the signing of a joint venture agreement for an expressway project costing P34 billion. Being a native son of Pangasinan, I…

Quezon City still richest PHL city and LGU with P443-B in assets; Cebu, Rizal and Batangas are richest provinces

By Jennifer T. Santos QUEZON CITY — For the third straight year, Quezon City under Mayor Joy Belmonte emerged as the wealthiest city and local government unit in the country in terms of asset in 2022, data from the Commission on…

Mayon, Bulusan volcanoes heighten grumblings

DARAGA, Albay– An increase in eruptive activity has been observed in Mayon Volcano by the  Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). “Mayon Volcano showed increased eruptive activity, which included ashing and volcanic earthquakes happening together,” Phivolcs Director Teresito Bacolcol said, Meanwhile, …

Pangasinan Governor Guico unveils projects at group rites in California

By Art Gabot Madlaing BURLINGAME, California –  Pangasinan Gov. Ramon “Mon Mon” Guico III disclosed major projects province wide during the United Pangasinanes of America, Inc. (UPAI)  installation of officers, inaugural banquet and ball last Saturday, April 15, at the Hilton Hotel…