Iligan Catholics celebrate ‘politician-free’ fiesta

ILIGAN CITY — For 11 years now, the Catholic church here has not allowed politicians to take part in the “Pakanaug” rite, which is part of the city’s traditional religious event to start the nine-day novena for the annual fiesta celebration on September 27. Monsignor Rey Pati-an, rector of St. Michael’s Parish, said the absence …

Davao City sends humanitarian aid to typhoon victims

DAVAO CITY — Davao City has once again showed its readiness to help areas devastated by calamities as the city government on Monday pooled resources for 10,000 food packs for the victims of Typhoon Ompong. “Davao City and the Dabawenyos are always willing and ready to help other provinces in times of calamities,” Mayor Sara …

Duterte gives P18-M cash incentives to Asian Games medalists

DAVAO CITY (September 13) –— It was a big   day at Malacañang Palace for the Filipino athletes who won medals in the recent Asian Games, no less than the President  handed out more than P18 million as a reward for their efforts in Asian Games held  in Palembang-Jakarta last month. The Philippine team  bagged a total …

Young’s Town sardines wins international award

DAVAO CITY (September 6) —  Young’s town, a product of Maunlad Canning Corporation won the International Food and Beverage Quality award in Madrid, Spain. The prestigious award, given by the international business group Global Trade Leaders’ Club, aims to recognize businesses worldwide for product excellence and contribution to their respective countries’ development. The Senate Wednesday …

Lady in viral ‘Kiki Challenge’ video says sorry to MMDA

MANILA – The lady, who was shown in a viral video dancing the “Kiki Challenge” along Epifanio delos Santos Ave. (EDSA), apologized to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday. The lady, identified as Micha Anne Gabuten, met with MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago to extend her apology. “The girl on the viral video had …

SAP Bong Go graces NoCot’s founding anniversary and Kalivungan Festival

DAVAO CITY  (August 27) — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence ” Bong”  Go  graced the  104th Foundation Anniversary of the North Cotabato Province and Kalivungan Festival at the Provincial Capital in Kidapawan City on August 26, 2018. In his message, Go stressed the importance of unity in achieving culture preservation as well as …

Duterte offers free trip to China and Hongkong for women rebel returnees

DAVAO CITY (August 24)— President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday  promised to send women rebel returnees to China and Hongkong,  to see for themselves how former communist countries changed and  transformed their economies  which  benefited the people. In his speech during the 12th founding anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) in  Camp Panacan this city,  …

74 Zambo inmates to get free major surgery

ZAMBOANGA CITY —  Seventy four inmates from Zamboanga City Reformatory Center (ZCRC) will undergo a major surgery for free at the  state-owned Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) anytime this month. The inmates underwent screening and became the   beneficiaries of  the  free surgical mission which will be conducted  this month. Dr. Joji Sese, ZCMC Department of …

Presidential car museum opens in Quezon City

MANILA — The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Quezon City (QC) government inaugurated on Sunday the Presidential Car Museum inside the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, NHCP Chairman Rene Escalante, NHCP Acting Executive Director Ludovico Badoy and QC Mayor Herbert Bautista led the ceremonial ribbon-cutting to …