Discovering Sulu village: ‘Pearl of the Sulu Sea’

Cotabato City  –- The recently concluded  Pakaradjaan 2018 in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) showcased the culture and best practices among people from  region’s five provinces. ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman,  said the  mounting of the ARMM villages is not just for fun, but more significantly, to let other people understand the …

Newsline story opens development for Mandaya kids, community

CAGARA, Davao Oriental (Jun 25) — The wonders of technology. Yes, through the social network, Facebook, we found the video showing school children riding on a  ‘Rattan Cable’ just to go to  school. For several times, the plight of the Mandaya kids in Butay has been reported by news agencies and emotions heightened every time …

Go instantly acts on kids going to school on ‘rattan’ cable in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (June 22)—Schoolchildren of Butay Integrated School, in Barangay Pichon, Caraga Davao Oriental, do not mind riding an improvized “Rattan” cable to cross the river just to attend school. The village of Butay is the education hub for about 300 Mandaya learners who defy fear just to attend their daily classes. Schoolchildren need to …

Bukidnon Airport to rise soon in Don Carlos

DAVAO CITY (June 22) — The government  will soon construct an airport in Don Carlos Bukidnon.  The airport  is listed  among the  flagship projects of President Rodrigo Duterte. The proposed  airport has 2.65-kilometer runway and capable of handling Airbus 320 and 330, and Boeing 727 and 737 planes. Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said lot acquisition  …

Duterte to ‘tambays’ : Don’t loiter

DAVAO CITY (June 21) —  “It’s discipline” says President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday as he emphasized ‘Istambays’ will not be arrested but he said they should not loiter around. In many urban areas, ‘Istambays’ stay along alleys and narrow streets until  wee hours, others having drinking spree while some just spend time talking, a …

246 priests, religious leaders seek permit to own, carry firearms

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it has so far received 246 requests for firearms licenses from religious leaders. In a press briefing in Camp Crame, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde noted that the number is composed of 188 applications from Catholic priests while the rest were filed by pastors and …

P6.8-M ‘shabu’ seized from lady teacher, 3 others in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao–A team of anti-narcotics operatives, police and military personnel arrested on Friday a Maguindanao lady public school teacher and three other cohorts during a drug buy-bust operation, an official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) said. PDEA-ARMM Director Juvenal Azurin identified the suspect as Salama Diwa Talib, …