Fake cigarette distributors nabbed in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Police operatives arrested two alleged distributors of counterfeit cigarettes in separate operations over the weekend in the South Cotabato town of Polomolok. Chief Supt. Eliseo Rasco, Police Regional Office-12 director said in a report released on Monday that suspects Fajad Gawagay Matumadi, 18, and Mano Mila Compas, 51, were nabbed during …

Duterte to rice hoarders: Don’t push me to use emergency powers

DAVAO CITY (September 3) — President Rodrigo  Duterte on Sunday,  warned unscrupulous rice not to push him to use emergency powers against them. He asked traders not to hoard rice and  to stop their illegal activities, stressing that he won’t hesitate to carry out drastic measures to protect the consumers. In a media interview at …

DoTr, LGUs collaborate to fast-track Mindanao’s 1st train project

DAVAO CITY – The strong collaboration between the Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Local Government Units (LGU) in Davao region, particularly in the land acquisition phase, is seen to fast-track the multi-billion Mindanao Railway Project (MRP). MRP Deputy Project Manager Patricia Bello-Ruivivar said the involvement of the LGUs and other stakeholders will pave way …

Balaud nga magbutang og Timbangan ng Bayan aprobado na sa Kongreso

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (Agosto 30) — Gi-aprobahan na sa Kongreso sa ikatulong pagbasa ang balaud nga nagmandu sa pagbutang ug Timbangan ng Bayan sa tanang palengke sa tibouk kapupud-an aron malikayan ang tikas sa mga merkado. Sa boto nga 199-0, gi-aprobahan sa Kongreso ang House Bill 7857, nga gipasaka ni House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, magmugna …

Mactan-Cebu runway closed for 5 hours daily starting Sept. 1

CEBU CITY — The runway of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will be closed for five hours every day from September 1 to 21 to pave way for its rehabilitation works. GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), which is running the operations at MCIA, said Wednesday the MCIA runway will be closed for overlay works from …

Senators cite need for more runways, better passenger protection

MANILA – Several senators on Wednesday said the recent runway mishap that paralyzed the country’s premier airport highlighted the need to fast-track the construction of additional runways and other airports, as well as the need for better protection for passengers stranded during similar emergencies. Xiamen Air Flight MF8667 veered off Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (NAIA’s) …

Japanese firm invest P5-billion for ‘Kimchi’ processing plant in Maguindanao town

MATANOG, Maguindanao  (Aug. 29) –- – Residents here are excited on the upcoming employment opportunities as a Japanese investor engaged in  the processing of  “Kimchi” will pour  P5-billion capital investment. On August 21,  just in time for the celebration of Eud’ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice),   Kazuo Sato, senior consultant of Yokohama-based Global Trade Company Limited, …

Coast Guard seizes 22,000 packs of smuggled rice in Basilan

DAVAO CITY (August 29)— The Philippine Coast GuardSouth West Mindanao   intercepted a total of 22,000 sacks of smuggled rice at the vicinity waters off Tamuk Island, Basilan last Friday, August 24. In a report, the PCG  stated that Zamboanga stated packs of smuggled rice  were loaded in two vessels, M/L “Overseas” and M/L “Nadeepa”. The team sighted …

SAP Bong Go graces NoCot’s founding anniversary and Kalivungan Festival

DAVAO CITY  (August 27) — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence ” Bong”  Go  graced the  104th Foundation Anniversary of the North Cotabato Province and Kalivungan Festival at the Provincial Capital in Kidapawan City on August 26, 2018. In his message, Go stressed the importance of unity in achieving culture preservation as well as …

DOTr pushing for develop of new airports to decongest NAIA and Clark air traffic

DAVAO CITY (August 25) — — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is pushing for the development of other gateways to ease the air traffic at the  Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the Clark International Airport (CRK). The Transportation department  proposed to build  airport  in Bulacan and in Cavite. The  Bulacan International Airport was proposed …