PM Abe names and adopts rescued Philippine Eagle “Sakura”

DAVAO CITY — Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named and adopted the rescued Philippine Eagle “Sakura” (cherry blossoms) today, January 13, 2017. “Sakura”, estimated to be around two years old, according to Philippine Eagle Foundation Executive Director Dennis Salvador was rescued from Talaingod in Davao del Norte last December, 2016. To symbolize the adoption, …

Police officers told: No selfies with Miss U

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– No “selfies” as “Security is a priority” says Police XI regional director Manuel Gaerlan as he prohibits Police officers detailed to the Miss Universe Pageant contestants. Gaerlan instructed his personnel to ensure the safety and protection of the contestants as around 4,000 police personnel will be deployed in Davao City to provide …

Ombudsman dismisses 9 PDAF and Malampaya scam cohorts 

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from the service of nine executives from the National Council for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a Chief for Political Affairs for their involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Malampaya scams. Found guilty of Grave Misconduct and Conduct Prejudicial …

Puto and Suman for Prime Minister Abe and wife

DAVAO CITY— Davao will showcase it’s delicacies for the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife at the humble residence of President Rodrigo Duuterte in Doña Luisa this city tomorrow January 13, 2017. “We prepare light food, all authentic Davao indigenous delicacies, Suman, Puto and Salad for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his …

BFAR 11 confident to reach target production this year

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR 11) is confident that its target for fish production in the region for the year 2017 will be achieved amid challenges brought by the climate change and other factors that contributed to low productivity in the past years. The Bureau announced on public last January 2 that …

DOH : 60percent drop in firecracker-related incidents

MANILA, Philippines – The Health department recorded all time low fireworks-related incidents as Filipinos welcome 2017. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rossel-Ubial on January1, reported 350 cases “a 60 percent lower than the five-year average from 2011 to 2016.” She added “This is lower than the 5-year average of 2011-2015 and lower than in the previous …