MinDA chief underscores construction players’ role in rebuilding Marawi

PARAñAQUE CITY, Philippines —-Mindanao Development Authority Chairman Datu Abul Khayr Alonto urges the construction industry players of the country to be the government’s partners in the reconstruction of the city. In a speech delivered during the recently concluded ASEAN + 6 Construction Forum, Alonto said that one of the agency’s priorities for the long-term development …

Gardenia bakery expanding food business

  MANILA, Philippines — Gardenia Bakeries Philippines is expanding its product portfolio with the introduction of the Gardenia Malaysia’s Delicia chocolate spread. In a statement Tuesday, Gardenia Philippines President Simplicio Umali Jr. said the company’s introduction of Delicia spreads in the local market is its initial step to expand to other food business. “We are gradually …

PH chairs 14th BIMP-EAGA tourism meet in Malaysia

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Philippines through the Department of Tourism (DOT) chairs the 14th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Joint Tourism Development (JTD) Cluster Meeting on 23-27 October 2017 in the Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia. “We are now on our second year of Chairmanship of the Cluster and the meeting will provide us an …

Prelates urge faithful: Remain vigilant vs terrorism

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Catholic Church officials called on the faithful to remain vigilant despite the government’s declaration that Marawi City is free from terrorists. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on the Laity (CBCP-ECL) Chairman Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the fight against the extremists are not only with the Maute group but other groups …

Bautista vacates Comelec post Monday

MANILA, Philippines —  Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista is officially out of the Commission on Elections. He left his office Monday afternoon, October 23, 2017. Bautista’s resignation took effect when Malacañang accepted his resignation which stated “effective immediately.” The Comelec chair tendered his  resignation October 11, 2017 which could have been effective on …

Students may now avail or fare discounts on weekends, holidays

MANILA, Philippines — Students are now entitled to fare discounts even during weekends and holidays, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said. This as the LTFRB issued an order stating that students may avail of the twenty percent discount from Monday to Sunday, including summer breaks and holidays starting October 28. “Students can avail …

Scout Rangers and their last 7 days in Marawi battleground

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Stories about the Marawi siege will now form part in the world history. Brave and Courageous Filipino soldiers literally  crashed the terrorists  and put an end to  the planned establishment of  Islamic State in Asia here in  Mindanao. The Marawi crisis did not only define the strong leadership of the 16-month …

Military operations in Marawi ends-Lorenzana

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) — MARAWI is  free from terrorist now, after 154 days of battle. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana the end “of all combat operations in Marawi City,” the announcement means termination of all military operations in the area which is now under the government control. The Marawi siege started morning of May 23 …