Anak sa kandidato pagka-Mayor nadakpan sa buy-bust

DAKBAYAN SA ZAMBOANGA (Enero  6) —  Anak sa kandidato pagka-mayor dinhi sa dakbayan  nadakpan nga naghupot ug illegal nga druga balor  PHP100,000, niadtong Biernes, , Disyembre 4, alas 2:30 sa kahaponon. Sa taho nga gipagawas sa Philippine News Agency (PNA), giila ni   Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer,  ang suspetsado nga …

DOH to drugstores: Give discount on diabetes, hypertension meds

MANILA — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday called on drugstores and pharmaceutical companies to sell diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension medications at a discounted price. This, after the Department of Finance announced that such medicines will be exempted from value-added tax starting Jan. 1, 2019. This in line with the implementation of Section …

75 deaths due to ‘Usman’ still being validated: NDRRMC

DAVAO CITY (January 1) — The National Disaster Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is still verifying reports that floods and landslides, triggered by inclement weather caused by Tropical Depression Usman, have so far caused the death of 75 persons in Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas. Verification is being conducted by the Management of …

CDO’s ‘Hapsay Kable’ trims 238-km dead wires, cables in 2018

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (January 1)  — A total of 238 kilometers of dead wires and cables were untangled and cleaned up by the city’s Task Force “Hapsay Kable (cables in order)” throughout the year of 2018 or an additional of 104 more kilometers since its last report in June. According to Teodoro Buenavista Jr., …

Lider sa NPA hit squad sikop sa Agusan Norte

DAKBAYAN SA SURIGAO (Enero 1)—  Nadakpan sa  mga otoridad ang lider sa Special Partisan Unit (SPARU) sa New People’s Army  (NPA), didto sa Barangay Tagcatong, Carmen, alas 4:30 sa buntag niadtong Domingo, Disyembre 30. Sikop si Joaquin Madrinian, iladong lider sa Sparu unit  sa NPA  dinhi sa probinsya og nalambigit sa ubay-obay nga kaso pagpamatay, …

Authorities declares “lockdown” in Cotabato; blast claims lives of two, wounded 27 others

DAVAO CITY (December 31)–  Authorities have declared Cotabato City under “lockdown” when an improvised explosive device (IED) claimed the lives of two people and wounded 27 others in a Monday afternoon explosion in front of South Seas Mall in Cotabato City. Initial reports  indicated that the IED exploded at 2:15 p.m in front of South …

Duterte leads Christmas gift-giving to soldiers

DAVAO CITY (December 25)  —President Rodrigo Duterte made the Christmas of soldiers belonging to the  10th Infantry Battalion memorable, when he led the the Christmas gift-giving last Sunday, December 22. Duterte went to  Camp General Manuel Yan Sr., Barangay Tuburan in Mawab, to express his gratitude to the  division for securing his hometown Davao City,  …

Duterte appoints former Air Force Chief to head PCA

DAVAO CITY  (December 25) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, December 21, announced the appointment of retired Philippine Air Force Chief Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. to head the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), as Congress crafts law for the return of the multi-billion Coco Levy Fund to Filipino coconut farmers. In his speech during …

President Duterte calls for unity and reconciliation as nation celebrates Christmas

DAVAO CITY (December 25)–  President Rodrigo Duterte calls on for compassion, kindness, unity and reconciliation as the nation celebrates the Christmas season. “The Philippines has long been divided by poisonous nay murderous politics that festered decades of indifference, neglect and corruption. As the New Year ushers in, it is high time that we set aside …