DPWH explores options for CDO flood control project

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–The Department of Public Works and Highways in Region 10 (DPWH-10) said it will find another alternative to decongest flooding at Limketkai Center and divert rainwaters from upstream to a new subterranean drain, as a measure to avoid urban flooding in the future. This developed after the Limketkai Center management flatly denied …

Aussie tourist hurt in El Nido trekking mishap

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — A female Australian traveler suffered a 10-centimeter laceration on her knee after accidentally slipping on a shallow ascent of Taraw Cliff in El Nido town, northern Palawan. In a report released late Saturday evening by the Coast Guard Station (CGS) El Nido, the victim was identified as 24-year-old Australian national …

Duterte signs first oil exploration deal

DAVAO CITY (October 19) —President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the first-ever petroleum service contract under his administration, which would pave the way for the conduct of more oil exploration activities in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo in a Palace press briefing  Thursday confirmed that the President attended on Wednesday the Ceremonial Signing …

92,000 migratory birds documented in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (October 16)– Around 92,000 migratory raptors flocked and took temporary refuge for at least three weeks in the last two months at an emerging sanctuary in the coastal municipality of Glan, Sarangani province. Cornelio Ramirez Jr., executive director of the Sarangani Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC), said Monday the raptors were spotted …

Islamic scholars commend BOL passage, vow support

DAVAO CITY  (October 14)— The Islamic scholars from all over the country vowed to support the Bangsamoro Organic Law  (BOL),  as it commend the government for standing by its commitment in the quest for peace in Mindanao. In a statement,  the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP), a national network of Ulama and Ulama organizations …

Bukidnon town increases rice farmlands due to conversion

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–The National Irrigation Administration in Region 10 (NIA-10) said the Bukidnon town of Baungon has seen an expansion of rice farmlands in the last five years. Engr. Kienzel Glenn Carrillo, officer-in-charge of NIA-10’s Bubunawan River Irrigation System (RIS) office based in Baungon, said that land devoted to rice production in Baungon has …

Duterte, delegation safe after magnitude 5.8 quake in Indonesia

DAVAO CITY (October 11)— President Rodrigo  Duterte and the rest of the Philippine delegation  are safe in Indonesia,  after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake this morning. The earthquake affected the  coast of Java and Bali islands. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday  said Duterte and his entourage are safe and are all accounted for. Special …

MisOr town farmers slam South Korean TV for abuse claim

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–Farmers from the Misamis Oriental town of Claveria protested took to the streets here Wednesday to denounce what they said was the biased reporting of a South Korean television network. Genevieve Cababarros, secretary of Doalnara Restoration Society Philippines, said the Seoul-based JTBC Broadcasting aired a news segment in its August 25 and …

Megamouth, whale sharks resurface in Macajalar Bay

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — At least five whale sharks have been spotted by fisherfolk in the Macajalar Bay in parts of Talisayan, Misamis Oriental and the island province of Camiguin. Former Land Transportation Office-10 Director Oscar Salcedo has witnessed the sightings and posted it on his social media accounts on Sunday. He said he talked …

BFAR: Just enough fish supply in Northern Mindanao

Cagayan de Oro City (September 26) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) here in Northern Mindanao said that there is just enough fish supply in the region. BFAR regional Director Teoduro Bacolod, Jr. in a media briefing Tuesday afternoon, emphasized that the region is highly dependent on the supply from Zamboanga peninsula. …