Senate approves bill increasing maternity leave to 120 days

MANILA, Philippines – In celebration of the Women Month, the Senate approved on third and final reading a proposed bill granting 120 days of paid maternity leave. Obtaining 22 affirmative votes, the Senate Monday (March 6) approved Senate Bill 1305 otherwise known as the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Law. The bill seeks to increase maternity …

Women learn fishnet-making

Women participate in a 30-day training on fishnet/pokut making held at the Municipal Gymnasium beginning March 6. The program is funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority through the Local Government Unit of Maitum. The training aims to equip each participant with new knowledge and skills necessary for employment and provide them a stable source of income. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

PNP chief tells Mindanao sultans to replace political leaders involved in drugs

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (March 6) — Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa urged the Muslims leaders  to replaced leaders involved in illegal drugs. Dela Rosa who was guest to  the First Mindanaw Sultanate Summit on Peace and Security Saturday, March 4 thanked the Mindanao sultans and datus for not being involved …

54-year old British father raped 16-year-old lesbian daughter

UNITED KINGDOM— A 54-year old British father raped her 16-year-old  lesbian daughter after informing him she is a lesbian. The ordeal of the teenage girl as reported by The Mirror on March 3, 2017 stated the daughter confided to her father she was struggling with her identity, but instead of giving advice, he raped her …

A veteran Cebuano lawyer, does not want to be called ‘attorney’

DAVAO CITY , Philippines (March 1)– As a sign of protest over corruption in the judiciary, Cebuano lawyer Dionisio Cañete no longer wants to be called attorney, a petition granted by the Supreme Court recently. Cañete claims rampant corruption changes  decision at the judiciary, a practice he can no longer swallow. In his petition to …

Food sufficiency amid calamities, but not holocaust – Alonto

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (March 1) – A top agriculture official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao joined in the central government’s optimism on food sufficiency with the use of modern farming technology amid calamitous circumstances brought about by Climate Change. “We can do it with the huge budget of the Department,” said ARMM Agriculture …

71st Infantry Battalion, 5,000 Tagumeños Join Prayer for Peace

MAWAB, Compostela Valley Province – Army personnel from 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion participated during the Prayer for Peace Rally initiated by the City Government Unit of Tagum joined by religious, and youth sector at the City Hall Atrium, Brgy Apokon, Tagum City on Monday, February 27. Local city officials and employees were joined by leaders …

Peace Adviser confirms beheading of German hostage

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (February 27)— Presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza today confirmed the beheading of German hostage by the Kidnap for Ransom group. ” We grieve as we strongly condemn the barbaric beheading of yet another kidnap victim , German Juergen Gustav Kantner in Sulu,” Dureza in a statement said. Kantner and his female …