MisOr hosts 19th National ATOP Convention; offers immersion tours

Cagayan de Oro (October 3)–  The Province of Misamis Oriental offers an experiential learning tour dubbed as, immersion tours to the delegates of the 2018 Association of Tourism  Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) 19th National Convention, that will be held in this city from October 3 to 6. Arwin Paul Lingat, the chairperson of the …

Two killed in Lanao Norte encounter with government forces and Maute group

ILIGAN CITY (October 2) -Two were killed in the latest encounter with the government forces and the members of the Dawlah Islamiya/Maute Group, the morning of September 30, at Barangay Upper Dimayon in Tagoloan, Lanao del Norte. One of the fatalities was a soldier of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army identified as Staff Sergeant …

Maguindanao eyes more projects in conflict-affected areas

COTABATO CITY – The provincial government of Maguindanao will invest in infrastructure development in four adjoining municipalities being used as a breeding ground for violent extremism. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu said he was referring to the neighboring towns of Shariff Aguak, Pagatin (Datu Saudi), Mamasapano, and Salibo where the outlawed …

City Veterinarian’s Office of Davao conducts free spay and neuter services for female cats and dogs

DAVAO CITY (September 28) – The City Veterinarian’s Office (CVO) has conducted free spay & neuter services for female cats and dogs at the Davao City Police Office covered court on Thursday and Friday. CVO  animal disease and prevention control chief Dr. Gay Zaragoza-Pallar, said the activity aims to reduce the population of stray pets which may possibly …

MNLF member who was recruited by ISIS, registers at COMELEC for the first time

MUNAI, LANAO DEL NORTE (September 28) —– April of last year, he was fleeing his home in Barangay Gacap, Piagapo, Lanao del Sur to escape from a gunfight between the state forces and the Dawlah Islamiya group who started to encamp a portion of the said barangay. He fled, bringing his wife and two little children …

9th Malasakit Center in Davao to serve Mindanao clients

DAVAO CITY (September 25) —- The 9th Malasakit Center opened here yesterday. Secretary Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, the Special Assistant to the President said the center will cater to all Mindanao’ans needing medical  intervention. “This center will also serve the people from all over Mindanao, in our effort to reach out to help our people …

Itogon holds ritual for guidance as residents told to evacuate

ITOGON, Benguet — The municipal government of Itogon performed on Sunday the “pamakan,” an indigenous ritual calling on the ancestors for guidance, as its order for pre-emptive and forced evacuation in areas declared as danger zones in this mountainous town began on Saturday evening. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said the two pigs used in the …

From guns to goods, the other side of Philippine Army

DAVAO CITY (September 21)—  When people hear about military operations -war immediately comes into their minds. Soldiers carrying guns and canons.  traveling with truckloads of war provisions. But when  their Commander-In-Chief ordered them to help in the rescue and rehabilitation of the people hit by Typhoon Ompong-the guns they used to carry  turned goods-the truckloads …

Davao City sends humanitarian aid to typhoon victims

DAVAO CITY — Davao City has once again showed its readiness to help areas devastated by calamities as the city government on Monday pooled resources for 10,000 food packs for the victims of Typhoon Ompong. “Davao City and the Dabawenyos are always willing and ready to help other provinces in times of calamities,” Mayor Sara …

Typhoon Ompong destroys four houses in Lanao del Sur

Iligan City (September 15)–  Four houses were destroyed in Malabang town in Lanao del Sur as typhoon “Ompong” (International name: “Mungkhat”) started to swiftly move in Luzon, Friday night, September 14. Saripada Lucman Pacasum, Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, confirmed the report of the Police Regional Office – Autonomous Region …