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 …

Duterte meets Chinese and Russian leaders

LIMA, Peru — President Rodrigo Duterte had a hectic schedule before the formal opening of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting when he made two separate bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jin Ping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The President first met with Chinese President Xi who requested for the meeting to …