What is Press freedom?

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Press freedom is defined in many ways and its appreciation by the public has changed. According to merriam-webster.com, it is “the right of newspapers, magazines, etc., to report news without being controlled by the government.” The legal definition also stated that it is “the right to publish and disseminate information, thoughts, …

Gov’t puts up P700M state of the art Media Hub in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Mindanao will soon have a state-of-the art, government-owned media hub as Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar led the groundbreaking ceremony of the P700 million Mindanao Media Hub along Carlos P. Garcia Highway in Davao City. In an interview, Andanar said the facility will …

NHA, Pag-Ibig Signs P1B MOA for AFP/PNP

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The National Housing Authority (NHA) and Housing Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) along with Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the housing the AFP-PNP housing in Davao City. The signing was led by NHA general manager Marcelino Escalada, HDMF chief executive …

Largest antenna in PH to built in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– The Department of Science and Technology in Davao Region (DOST-11) will build the largest tracking antenna in the Philippines in Davao City as part of its strong commitment in providing innovative solution through research and development. DOST Davao Region director Anthony Sales said the facility is covered by a Memorandum of Agreement …

Stop private-led water drilling, Davao dads urged

DAVAO CITY, Philippines –The Davao City Water District (DCWD) on Wednesday asked the City Council here to look into the ground drilling activities of private individuals and entities for commercial purposes. Lawyer Bernard Delima, spokesperson of the water firm told the  City Council Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, to stop all drilling operations because …

Communists want coalition government-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Communist party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP/NDF) want a coalition government says President Rodrigo R.  Duterte Friday night, December 15. In his speech before the members of the Davao media, Duterte revealed based on the  information he got from the documents submitted while the peace talks with the rebels …

Davao City Aborts local talks with rebels

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The Davao City government has aborted the localized negotiation between the local government and New People’s Army (NPA) two days after President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared the rebel groups as terrorists. In a press briefing, Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio explained that members of Davao City Local Peace Committee (DC-PEACE) decided to discontinue …

DOE gears for smart grid tech

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The Department of Energy (DOE) is gearing for smart grid market technology on power sector in the country to empower electricity consumers using the information communication technology gadgets. Smart grid refers to a class of technology people are using to bring utility electricity delivery systems into the 21st century, using computer-based …