71st Infantry Battalion, 5,000 Tagumeños Join Prayer for Peace

MAWAB, Compostela Valley Province – Army personnel from 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion participated during the Prayer for Peace Rally initiated by the City Government Unit of Tagum joined by religious, and youth sector at the City Hall Atrium, Brgy Apokon, Tagum City on Monday, February 27. Local city officials and employees were joined by leaders …

Peace Adviser confirms beheading of German hostage

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (February 27)— Presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza today confirmed the beheading of German hostage by the Kidnap for Ransom group. ” We grieve as we strongly condemn the barbaric beheading of yet another kidnap victim , German Juergen Gustav Kantner in Sulu,” Dureza in a statement said. Kantner and his female …

Pres. Duterte declares Jan. 25 as day of national remembrance for SAF 44

MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Proclamation No. 164 declaring January 25 of every year as a day of national remembrance for the heroic sacrifice of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers killed in Mamasapano encounter in 2015. The 44 elite forces of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were part of …

‘Selfie’ with the President

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte grants a photo opportunity with guests during the launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City on February 24, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Duterte signs P1,000 SSS pension hike

MANILA, Philippines (February 26) — Pensioners can now enjoy the additional P1,000 Social Security System (SSS) pension hike for retirees. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the executive order implementing the increase on Tuesday February 22. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea issued a memorandum to SSS Chair Amado Valdez and SSS President Emmanuel Dooc regarding the proposed increase …

DVO-Gensan-Bitung sea route set on April

DAVAO CITY, Philippines- (February 26)–The Philippines and Indonesia prepares for the launching of the Davao-Gensan-Bitung route come April 28. Ma. Lourdes G. Monteverde, the President of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) in a media forum revealed “The rates have been given to different cargo trading groups and shipping agencies. Both …

Hidden getaway

HIDDEN GETAWAY. Local tourists enjoy the crystal clear water under the shades of century-old mangrove trees of Bong Feo resort in Barangay Lago, Glan, Sarangani province during the weekend. Just a 30-minute ride from General Santos City, this mangrove surrounded resort is a perfect getaway for family and backpackers. (Cocoy Sexcion for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Multipurpose NBI clearance available soon

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (February 22)-The multipurpose National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance “for whatever legal purpose”  will soon be available. This, as the Department of Justice announced that  NBI clearance which is always required in many government transactions, like getting employment, passports, police clearance and  other legal purposes will be made available soon. House Speaker …