163 Filipino seafarers onboard cruise ship ‘Viking Sky’ safe-DFA

DAVAO CITY (March 25) — The 163 Filipino seafarers aboard cruise ship ‘Viking Sky’ are safe, this was the assurance of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sunday. The Viking Sky was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew members. The report said the crew issued a mayday call. Fearing the ship would run aground, they managed …

Bukidnon retailer adopts solar-powered rooftops

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Homegrown NVM Mall in Valencia City, Bukidnon, will become the first shopping center in the province to have a solar energy system installed on its rooftop. In a public disclosure Tuesday, NVM said the installation of its 100-kilowatt solar-power rooftop is slated for completion in June 2019 and full commissioning and …

Nearly 1K families flee as TD ‘Chedeng’ hits Davao Region

DAVAO CITY –- Tropical depression “Chedeng” has forced almost 1,000 families or over 4,000 individuals from 19 barangays in Davao Region to evacuate to safer places on Monday evening. “Chedeng” also damaged the Nasipit Bridge in Barangay Central, Tarragona, Davao Oriental which remains not passable to all types of vehicles due to scouring, making the bridge …

Classes suspended all over Southern Mindanao due to Chedeng

DAVAO CITY (March 19)— Political leaders in almost all areas of Southern Mindanao issued an order for the suspension of classes in all levels both in pubic and private school due to Typhoon Chedeng since yesterday until today. Chedeng is now considered a Low Pressure area as it weakened after the landfall at 2:00 am …

Typhoon Chedeng weakens after its landfall in Davao Occidental at 5:30 am today

DAVAO CITY (March 19) — Typhoon Chedeng changed its route, has made a landfall over Malita at 5:30 in Davao Occidental. It was weakened into Low Pressure Area at 5:30 am. The PAGASA in its latest weather advisory has lifted Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals. However, scattered to at times widespread moderate to heavy rains will …

BREAKING! Davao City orders pre-emptive evacuation affecting 16 low-lying areas

DAVAO CITY (MARCH 18) — The Davao City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office operation center has advised the residents from the 16 villages situated in the low-lying areas of the city to conduct a pre-emptive evacuation as Typhoon Chedeng affects the city. On it’s official page, the city government stated “CDRRMO-OPCEN advises everyone to …

Davao del Norte suspends classes in all levels due to Typhoon Chedeng

DAVAO CITY (March 18) —The provincial government of Davao del Norte suspends the classes in all levels as Tyhoon Chedeng affects the province. Governor Anthony del Rosario ordered the suspension following the storm signal issued by PAGASA. Earlier on, Island Garden City of Samal Mayor Al David Uy this afternoon ordered the suspension of classes …

DENR shuts down 1,800 gold processing plants in Diwalwal to save Naboc River

DAVAO CITY (March 18)  — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has closed 1,761 on its second day of serving the Cease and Desist Order (CDO) to all illegal ball mills, rod mills and Carbon-in-pulp (CIP) operating in Mt. Diwata, Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province. The three-day operation dubbed as “Lihuk Alang sa Naboc” …