ARMM joins 18-day campaign to end violence against women

Cotabato City – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW), will conduct a series of activities and a forum promoting its advocacy drive to end violence against women (VAW). The VAW campaign is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 and is aimed at raising awareness …

The visitor

President Rodrigo Duterte had a special guest Monday afternoon, 28 November,  the  hour reports circulated he fainted. No! he didn’t faint! he  was busy entertaining one of his  special visitors, her name is Elizabeth Zimmerman, his ex-wife. Duterte ushered Elizabeth and her  friends to a Palace tour. Their marriage had been annulled but they remained …

2.5-hour travel  Bukidnon-Davao trip now  possible

Motorist travelling to Davao-Bukidnon route vice versa can now use the newly opened road via the   scenic view of Pantaron Range in San Fernando bukidnon. Last week personnel from Mindanao Development  Authority (MINDA) tried the exciting road   from Valencia, Bukidnon traversing the Valencia-Talaingod-Panabo Highway. Ses Desesto of Minda described the adventure as “very exciting… It …

4R home launched

The Duterte Cabinet Spouses Association launched 4R Home, a shelter program for drug users and pushers who want to mend their lives for good, on November 30, Andres Bonifacio Day, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. In partnership with the Metro Manila Mayor’s Spouses Foundation Inc. (MMMSFI), the Cabinet Spouses Association, led by its president Mrs. …

Mega rehab opens today

AFTER declaring total war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte inaugurates today a 10,000 bed capacity Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center  (DATRC) inside  a military camp in Laur, Nueva Ecija Province. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial hopes “It will really help the victims of the illegal drug trade. The patients are actually victims of the illegal …

Davao City’s slaughterhouse gets Double A classification

Davao City’s slaughterhouse has been certified as a Class AA facility by the National Meat Inspection Services of the Department of Agriculture, an official said. Dr. Cerelyn Pinili, head of the City Veterinarians Office, said the classification, which was released on November 24, qualifies all meat processed from the abattoir located in Maa to be …

Davao City assists farmers, fishers affected by drought

Thousands of farmers and fishermen affected by the El Niño phenomenon received assistance from the local government of Davao. The Davao City Social Services and Development Office said around 37,000 farmers and at least 927 fishermen were affected by the drought that hit the city early this year. Maria Luisa T. Bermudo, head of the …

Christmas comes early for 280 ‘Yolanda’ families

Two hundred eighty families received an early Christmas gift as Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino led the completion of all Yolanda resettlement sites so that typhoon victims could be transferred before Christmas. In a matter of two-and-a-half weeks, about 280 families, comprising the first batch of Typhoon Yolanda victims, have finally occupied their respective …

‘Very high’ optimism among Filipinos

Filipinos have a ‘very high’ optimism level under the Duterte administration. The 3rd Quarter 2016 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, conducted from September 24 to 27, found many Filipinos  anticipate an improved quality of life and better economy in the next 12 months. Net personal optimism posted a score of +43 as more respondents felt …