Authorities found 36 bodies inside NCCC Mall Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The bodies of the 36 trapped call center employees were found by rescuers   near a fourth floor   stairwell  of  the NCCC Mall Davao on Christmas day. Bureau of Fire regional director Senior Superintendent Rico Neil Kwan, of the Bureau of Fire Protection announced the sad news before the waiting family members …

Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City Vice Mayor

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte resigned as Vice Mayor of Davao this morning, December 25, 20017, during the special session. After he banged the gavel approving the  use of the remaining P80-million calamity fund of the city  for the victims of disaster in the city. Duterte asked Councilor Bernie Al-ag to preside …

Pope Francis offers prayer to victims of Typhoon Vinta

DAVAO CITY Philippines — Pope Francis offered prayers for victims of Typhoon Vinta. In his weekly Angeus prayer Sunday, Pope Francis said “I wish to assure my prayers for the population of Mindanao in the Philippines, which has been struck by a storm that has caused numerous victims and much destruction.” “May the merciful Lord …

Duterte and his people : The NCCC Mall Davao fire

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — It is a sad Christmas for Davao people. At 3:20 this morning, no less than President Rodrigo Duterte echoed to the families the briefing he got from the Bureau of Fire ground commander that  “Chances of survival is zero” for the 37 missing employees trapped inside the comfort room of the third …

28 employees missing in the 14-hour Davao Mall fire

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — At least 28 people were reported  missing when fire of still unknown origin gutted one of the city’ prime mall, the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall at  the corner of Maa and MacArthur Highway here. Some reports however indicated, there are 23 persons missing. The exact number of missing persons …

Duterte to turn over 600 temporary shelters on December 27

MARAWI CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to turn over 600 temporary shelters in barangay Sagonsongan on December 27. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) will be distributed in four of the 11 areas identified for temporary shelters. National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino  P. Escalada Jr said  “The first 600 families will receive the temporary …