ARMM joins 18-day campaign to end violence against women

Cotabato City – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW), will conduct a series of activities and a forum promoting its advocacy drive to end violence against women (VAW). The VAW campaign is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 and is aimed at raising awareness …

2.5-hour travel  Bukidnon-Davao trip now  possible

Motorist travelling to Davao-Bukidnon route vice versa can now use the newly opened road via the   scenic view of Pantaron Range in San Fernando bukidnon. Last week personnel from Mindanao Development  Authority (MINDA) tried the exciting road   from Valencia, Bukidnon traversing the Valencia-Talaingod-Panabo Highway. Ses Desesto of Minda described the adventure as “very exciting… It …

Mega rehab opens today

AFTER declaring total war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte inaugurates today a 10,000 bed capacity Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center  (DATRC) inside  a military camp in Laur, Nueva Ecija Province. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial hopes “It will really help the victims of the illegal drug trade. The patients are actually victims of the illegal …

Davao City’s slaughterhouse gets Double A classification

Davao City’s slaughterhouse has been certified as a Class AA facility by the National Meat Inspection Services of the Department of Agriculture, an official said. Dr. Cerelyn Pinili, head of the City Veterinarians Office, said the classification, which was released on November 24, qualifies all meat processed from the abattoir located in Maa to be …

Davao City assists farmers, fishers affected by drought

Thousands of farmers and fishermen affected by the El Niño phenomenon received assistance from the local government of Davao. The Davao City Social Services and Development Office said around 37,000 farmers and at least 927 fishermen were affected by the drought that hit the city early this year. Maria Luisa T. Bermudo, head of the …

‘Very high’ optimism among Filipinos

Filipinos have a ‘very high’ optimism level under the Duterte administration. The 3rd Quarter 2016 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, conducted from September 24 to 27, found many Filipinos  anticipate an improved quality of life and better economy in the next 12 months. Net personal optimism posted a score of +43 as more respondents felt …

Mayor Sara apologizes to mother of child abuse victim

Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte apologized to the mother of the 2-year-old boy who died following severe physical abuse at the hands of his guardians. “I asked for forgiveness because had we known, maybe we could have saved him,” the mayor told the media after the burial of Jhon Earl Cagalitan Wednesday afternoon. Duterte …