Duterte promotes motorcycle safety

DAVAO CITY  (December 10) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, December 7, emphasized the importance of road safety and safe motorcycle riding during the closing ceremony of the Motorcycle Riding Course (MCRC) and Motorcycle Riding Safety Training (MRST) held at Rancho Palos Verdes Clubhouse. “I am glad to join you today as we honor the graduating …

Imperatives

EVERY day, as many as 32 people are diagnosed with HIV-AIDS and yet, not enough is being done to address the epidemic. Worse, a majority of these new infection affects those 25 to 39 years old, considered to be the most productive years. The Department of Health (DOH) said the Philippines had one of the …

20K rebel returnees, IPs, PWDs get TESDA training

MANILA — More than 20,000 rebel returnees, indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities (PWDs), have received skills training from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) since 2016, an official of the agency said on Wednesday. Elmer Talavera, Executive Director of the National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD) at TESDA, bared …

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. …

Advocates warns on danger of online exposure on children

MANILA (November 27)– “Gadgets cannot replace the relationship between parents and children. Personal interaction is still the most important facet of parenting, ” Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) Executive Director Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy emphasized. Cajayon-Uy said that while social media provides connection and knowledge, it also has negative effects.  “Parents must ensure that …

ROTC revival gains support from Rep. Ruffy Biazon

DAVAO CITY (November 27)-  Congress representative Ruffy Biazon, senior vice chair of the  house national defense committee said that mandatory military training among students  will “inculcate patriotism, service and discipline among the youth. In a statement, Biazon said he joins President Duterte in his move to revive the ROTC.  As early as July 2016, Biazon …

SCot Guv Fuentes orders total trike ban on national highways

GENERAL SANTOS CITY  (November 27) —   The provincial government here has issued an prohibiting the operations of pedicab and tricycles on national highways. Yesterday, Fuentes said she issued an order on  November 22,  to the 11 city and municipal mayors of her province  based on the DILG pronouncement, banning tricycles to ply along national highways. …

Gov’t to release details on PH, China agreements

DAVAO CITY (November 21)-  Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has assured the public that the government will release the details of the agreements inked between the Philippines and China. Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a state visit to the Philippines on Wednesday as Filipino lawmakers pressed for the full disclosure on the new bilateral deals, including for …

Project Inclusion

GIVEN the right condition and proper support, persons with disability can contribute to the workplace and in the community. This is shown in the initiative of the private sector in coordination with local government units where support is provided through the access-to-work model which prepares job seekers and employers. In this scheme, education and advocacy …