Regional fire chief sacked over Boracay quarantine breach

Regional fire chief sacked over Boracay quarantine breach

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año on Wednesday relieved  Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region 6 Director Fire Senior Supt. Roderick P. Aguto after one of his personnel broke quarantine protocols on Boracay Island by...
Aklan villages ‘cleared’ of illegal drugs

Aklan villages ‘cleared’ of illegal drugs

Five villages in the towns of Malay and Kalibo in the province of Aklan have been declared free from illegal drugs. As on Feb. 27, 11 barangays in Kalibo have been declared drug-free. Old Buswang, New Buswang and Bakhaw Norte met the parameters of the committee...
Ursula’s death toll rises to 47

Ursula’s death toll rises to 47

The number of casualties and damages that Typhoon Ursula left continues to rise according to disaster officials. 47 people were killed, nine remain missing, while at least 140 were injured, when Ursula’s  strong winds and heavy rains rampaged through the Visayas over...
Aklan is still ASF-free

Aklan is still ASF-free

The province of Aklan is still free from the deadly African swine fever (ASF), according to provincial veterinary quarantine officer Dr. Christine Lyn Melgarejo. The province has been consistent in implementing its strict biosecurity measures to control the influx of...