PHL donates $300,000 to Myanmar for Rakhine State

The Philippines has donated $300,000—around P15 million—to the communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte who was in Myanmar for a state visit turned over the symbolic check to State Counselor and Nobel Peace Price awardee Aung San Suu Kyi after their meeting at the …

Mayor dismissed over P18.9M radio deal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (March 20) — The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal from service of Lingig Municipal Mayor over over P18.9 “ghost” projects in his town. Lingig, Surigaro del Sur Municipal Mayor Roberto Luna Jr. was found guilty of grave misconduct and serious dishonesty over P18.9-million worth communication equipment from Philflex Trading and …

Ocular visit

Vice Premier Wang Yang (right) of the People’s Republic of China conducts a site inspection with National Economic and Development Authority-11 director Maria Lourdes Lim and other Chinese officials to the proposed Port and Coastal Development project at Sta. Ana Port in Davao City on Saturday. Newsline Photo

A solon from Bacolod wants probe in sugar importation: consumer watch plans Softdrinks boycott

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (March 19)— A lawmaker from Bacolod is asking Congress to investigate issues related to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) importation in his hometown. In a resolution filled by Bacolod representative Greg Gansataya of Bacolod, the lawmaker is asking the House Committee on Agriculture to start the probe which he want to lead …

Tribute to history

One of the eight floats that depict the history of Davao from the time of Datu Bago until the present day Davao rolls along San Pedro Street during 80th Araw ng Davao Parada Dabawenyo on Thursday, March 16. Newsline Photo

Mutya ng Dabaw

(L-R) Pag-asa ng Dabaw Marjorie Ormido, Diwa ng Dabaw Carly Jane Chua, Mutya ng Dabaw 2017 Reina Kobayashi, Sinag ng Dabaw Geanne Claire Lu and Patnubay ng Dabaw Angelique Pasion. Kobayashi outshined 28 other candidates during the coronation night on Wednesday (15 March 2017). Newsline Photo

503 farmers complete Halal production course thru School-on-the-Air program

Cotabato City – A total of 503 livestock raisers from Maguindanao were officially confirmed on Wednesday, March 15, as graduates of School-On-the-Air’s (SOA) course on Halal Production of Small Ruminants. The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAF-ARMM) partnered with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI)-12 in the implementation of …