DavOr alert up due to low pressure

MATI, DAVAO ORIENTAL  (January 20)—   The provincial government here convened the members of the  Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) Sunday noon  for a Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) as the  Low-Pressure Area (LPA)  has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility midday Sunday. PDRRMC Chairman Governor Nelson Dayanghirang has raised a “blue alert status”  which …

NHA provides housing units for GenSan fire victims

DAVAO CITY (January 18) — The National Housing Authority  (NHA) has allowed 30 of the 191  families from Purok Islam, Barangay Dadiangas South,  whose houses were razed by the  December 28 , 2018 fire. The families affected were informal settlers, they were  provided temporary shelter at the gymnasium of the Ireneo Santiago National High School. …

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake shakes up Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (January 16) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake  shook up  the province of Davao Oriental province early this morning. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) revealed that earthquake at 4:03 a.m., some 127 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso town. Phivolcs said it was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 114 kilometers. …

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., …

P350-M drug rehab center in Sarangani unveiled

GENERAL SANTOS CITY–The government of China and the Department of Health (DOH) unveiled on Monday the newly-completed P350 million Soccsksargen regional drug treatment and rehabilitation center in the Sarangani town of Alabel. Representatives from the Chinese Embassy in Manila formally turned over to DOH officials the three-hectare modern rehabilitation facility, which was completed nine months …

Puerto Princesa vows to conserve Philippine cockatoo

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Penal authorities, village leaders, and conservationists renewed here Friday a memorandum of agreement designed to protect the critically endangered Philippine cockatoo inside the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF). The covenant covers the conservation, protection, management, and preservation of the bird species’ known nesting and foraging grounds in 10 barangays …

Huge 500-kg saltwater crocodile caught in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Wildlife authorities in Palawan have caught a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) measuring 15.6 feet in Balabac, days after a fisherman was attacked and killed by a crocodile last month. Experts from the Palawan Wildlife Reserve and Rescue Center (PWRC) “extracted” the saltwater crocodile in Barangay Malaking Ilog at 2 p.m. …

Sarangani unveils 16th MunaTo Festival today

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Sarangani province’s rich indigenous culture and heritage will take center stage anew as it formally unveils today,  Nov. 28, the famed MunaTo Festival 2018. Michelle Solon, chair of the Sarangani Provincial Tourism Council, said Tuesday they have lined up bigger and grander activities to spice up the annual celebration, which is …