P23M worth of illegal drugs and expired medicines burned

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Authorities here destroyed A total  of P23.6 million worth of illegal drugs evidence and expired medicines were burned Monday afternoon at the Holcim plant. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI regional director Antono Rivera said destroying the confiscated drugs which have been submitted as court evidence in  regions XI and XII is …

Davao City gears up for Pasko Fiesta 2017

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —The Pasko Fiesta sa Davao this year, will feature three new things—a 40 feet Christmas tree, street food fiesta and the Kan-anan sa Tribo which aims to promote indigenous foods and add color to the celebration. Pasko Fiesta spokesperson Orly Escarilla bared that the innovation will make the Dabawenyos enjoy the celebration …

EastMinCom open to local peace talks

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The new leadership of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) has recognized the localized peace talks between the city government and the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in Davao City. Newly-installed EastMinCom Commander Lt. Gen Benjamin Madrigal told Davao reporters he welcomes the initiative of Mayor Sara …

Mayor Inday wants IDPs from Marawi to stay in Davao while rehab is ongoing

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio wants the internally displaced persons (IDP) from Marawi City to stay in the city while the rehabilitation is still ongoing. Duterte-Carpio explained that she wants to make sure that these people will be stable upon their return to their city. “Sa pagka-karon, wala pay na put-up nga …

“We want to end the CPP-NPA” –  AFP Chief of Staff

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — After the success in battling the Maute Group in Marawi City, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will now focus on the fight against New People’s Army (NPA). AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Eduardo Año, during his visit at the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom), said more army battalions will be deployed in …