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 …

CDO wins ICT award for PWD online enlistment system

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–This city placed second in a national competition among local governments that have already integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) in government services. The “eGov Awards” recognized the city’s innovative “Persons With Disabilities (PWD) Online ID Registration” system, said Jong Pamisa, PWD online ID registration head, who received the award on October 12 …

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 …

UNHRC seat win means PH respects and protects human rights-Cayetano

DAVAO CITY (October 14) — The recent victory of the Philippines in winning another three-year term in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) means the international community is convinced that country respects and protects human rights. Outgoing Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a statement Saturday said,   “Our successful bid to keep our seat …

Despite opposition, Philippines wins seat at UN Human Rights Council

DAVAO CITY (October 13) — We Won! shouted the Philippine delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in New York, Friday, October 12. The Department of Foreign Affairs in a press statement said “The Philippines won its bid to keep its seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council during elections held in New …

Duterte sends aid to earthquake and tsunami victims in Indonesia

BALI, Indonesia — President Rodrigo  Duterte has extended assistance to the areas hit by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami last month in Indonesia. Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Tan Wee confirmed this during an interview with the media at Patra Hotel here on Wednesday, October 10. “As of today, I learned that our C-130 plane …

2019 aspirants start filing their COCs today

DAVAO CITY (October 11) –— Aspirants for the 2019 mid-term elections are expected to flock the offices of the Commission on Elections today, the first day for the filing of  Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) for the May 13, 2019 mid-term elections. The first day of COC filing is usually highlighted with gimmicks like street dancing, parade …

Cotabato, ARMM journalists mourn death of colleague

COTABATO CITY – Members of the Press in  Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and North Cotabato mourn the demise of a fellow journalist in a vehicular accident Monday afternoon in Matalam, North Cotabato. Manila Times provincial correspondent Mohammad “Moh” Saaduddin, 37, son-in-law of Manila Bulletin scribe Ali Macabalang, figured in a mishap along the national …

Davao gets P150-M China donation for school buildings

DAVAO CITY  (October 8)- The government of the People’s Republic of China, through its embassy in the Philippines, has donated PHP150 million for the construction of 13 school buildings in this city. The donation was given through the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance, which serves as a conduit between the Chinese government and the Department of Education …

MVPSF, ABAP donates P1M, boxing equipment to CDO Boxing Team

Cagayan de Oro (October 8)–  The Manny V. Pangilinan Sports Foundation (MVPSF) and Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) donated P1,000,000 worth of cash and boxing equipment to the Cagayan de Oro City boxing team. The CDO Boxing Team, received Boxing Gloves, Heavy Bags, Boxing Hand Wraps, Boxing Shoes, Punch Mitts, Sparring Headgear, Mouth …