Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City up for demolition

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The 84-year-old  St. Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City,    will be among the structures up for demolition should the government start to rehabilitate the war-torn city. The Catholic Bishop Conference  of the Philippines (CBCP),   website reported that  Bishop Edwin dela Peña of Marawi, has given his consent for the demolition of …

Davao City’s new IP rep from Bagobo-Klata tribe

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – — Davao City has a new Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representative (IPMR) after members of the Bagobo-Klata tribe chose their representative to the city council. The 31-year-old registered nurse Bae Cherry Ann Ortiz-Codilla was selected by the majority of her tribe to represent the IP sector in the city council. Codilla bested …

ARMM sends over 400 delegates to Palarong Pambansa 2018

Cotabato City,, Philippines — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, through the region’s Department of Education (DepEd), sends over 400 student-athletes in this year’s Palarong Pambansa to be held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21. DepEd-ARMM Secretary Rasol Mitmug, Jr. said that the department is giving importance to sports as it is another way …

Bico, Binignit and Champurado for Biernes Santo

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — When  Catholic faithfuls  observe the tradition of fasting during the Semana Santa or Holy Week, you can see  delicacies like biko, Binignit (ginataan) and Champurado on top of the table these days. Those observing the Holy Week, go for alternative food to fill their stomach. The Holy Week is observed to  …

Mexican triathlon star Mauricio Mendez wins IRONMAN 2018 Davao

Davao City. Philippines — Mexican triathlon star Mauricio Mendez bested hundreds  of participants to win the IRONMAN  2018 Davao . At 10:03 in the morning Sunday, March 25, 2018, the 23 year old triathlon star  reached the finishing line at the Azuela Cove Soccer Field in Lanang, Davao City. Mauricio achieved first big successes on …

PH divorce bill passed on second reading

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The House of Representatives passed on second reading Wednesday, March 13, the proposed Absolute Divorce Act of 2018. The proposed law authored by Albay Congressman Edcel Lagman states that an absolute divorce is judicially pronounced after a permanently broken marital union or marriage. It states “Once the absolute divorce becomes effective, …

Tacurong City to host Philippine Bird Festival

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — The city government here is preparing for this year’s 12th Philippine Bird Festival, come May 10 to 12, 2018. The festival is aimed at increasing the awareness of the people in conserving and preserving the winged-creatures. Tacurong is the only city in the region which maintains a bird sanctuary, witih more …

Dubai authorities urge Filipinos to help combat human trafficking 

  Dubai, UAE – The Dubai Police has conducted its first ever human trafficking awareness forum at the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates on Monday, February 26. The forum conducted by 1st Lt. Rashid Nasser Ali of the General Department of Human Rights at the Dubai Police, is part of the …