Prayer rally asking Duterte not to accept VM Duterte’s resignation

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Barangay captains here will hold a prayer rally this afternoon to ask President Rodrigo Duterte not to accept the resignation of his son Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. Liga ng mga Barangay board member, Barangay Captain Robert Mendoza said they expect 3,500 participants most barangay leaders and their functionaries to attend the …

Authorities found 36 bodies inside NCCC Mall Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The bodies of the 36 trapped call center employees were found by rescuers   near a fourth floor   stairwell  of  the NCCC Mall Davao on Christmas day. Bureau of Fire regional director Senior Superintendent Rico Neil Kwan, of the Bureau of Fire Protection announced the sad news before the waiting family members …

Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City Vice Mayor

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte resigned as Vice Mayor of Davao this morning, December 25, 20017, during the special session. After he banged the gavel approving the  use of the remaining P80-million calamity fund of the city  for the victims of disaster in the city. Duterte asked Councilor Bernie Al-ag to preside …

Duterte and his people : The NCCC Mall Davao fire

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — It is a sad Christmas for Davao people. At 3:20 this morning, no less than President Rodrigo Duterte echoed to the families the briefing he got from the Bureau of Fire ground commander that  “Chances of survival is zero” for the 37 missing employees trapped inside the comfort room of the third …

Duterte to turn over 600 temporary shelters on December 27

MARAWI CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to turn over 600 temporary shelters in barangay Sagonsongan on December 27. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) will be distributed in four of the 11 areas identified for temporary shelters. National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino  P. Escalada Jr said  “The first 600 families will receive the temporary …

Vinta aftermath: 6,614 families flee homes as flashflood hit Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Some  6,614 families or 31,375 individuals affected by flood here. There no heavy downpour in the city area but Davao rivers started to swell afternoon Friday as rain waters from the neighboring provinces cascaded   after  tropical storm Vinta made a landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental. Davao was placed under storm signal …

PRRD leads commissioning of 2 ships to fight illegal fishing

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, December 21, led the commissioning of government ships BRP Lapu-Lapu and BRP Francisco Dagohoy, which are expected to help strengthen the state’s ability to combat illegal fishing and immediately respond to disasters. “Our activities today are proof of the government’s resolve to empower and protect our country’s farmers …

Vinta landfall: Lessons from Pablo make Davao Oriental folks conscious, safer

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The lessons of typhoon Pablo which hit their province on December 4,  2012,  placed Davao Oriental residents on a safer ground as tropical storm Vinta (Tembin) made a landfall in their area Friday dawn. The Provincial government of Davao Oriental listed some 3,379 families staying at the different evacuation centers as …