Archdiocese of Davao-Army agree on resumption of Masses modalities

DAVAO CITY —The leaders of Archdiocese of Davao and the Task-Force Davao on Tuesday agreed to implement security and health protocols as church services will resume anytime this month. Task Force Davao Commander Colonel Consolito Yecla said the meeting involved the re-orientation of the leaders from the cities 43 parishes on the threat of terrorism …

Trike driver rescues passengers of crashed trainer plane off Zamboanga shore

DAVAO CITY  — A tricycle driver and his friend who was traveling to have his motorbike repaired rescued the four passengers of a trainer plane which crash-landed near the sea wall of Barangay Sinunuc Boulevard in Zamboanga City at around 9:45 am on Tuesday. Mufri Yusop, 24, a Tausug, in an interview with Newsline Tuesday …

Villagers under hard lockdown in Davao knocking hard for compassion and support

DAVAO CITY – When news broke off that Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Saturday afternoon placed Barangay 23-C under hard lockdown as coronavirus cases snowballed, some residents sneaked out in the guise of buying essentials and never returned home. “The situation in this barangay is very severe. This has been the subject of several meetings.  We advise …

Davao region’s new Covid-19 cases, mostly from LSIs and ROFs

DAVAO CITY –— The recent spike of new Coronavirus -19 cases are mostly from locally stranded individuals or from returning overseas Filipinos, a trend which local government units accept as reality but they embrace their constituents because they have the facility. Aside from the considered hotspots in the previous reports, there are towns and villages …

TF-Davao and PDEA net P.8-million bust in a day

DAVAO CITY — The massive intelligence and inter-agency collaboration in the fight against illegal drugs in the city have yielded P801,800 worth of confiscated drugs in two separate operations today, June 29. Task Force Davao Commander Consolito Yecla told Newsline, at around 1:45 in the afternoon on Monday, personnel of the composite team from task …

Exit Visas, loans and cases among the challenges besetting OFW repatriation – Bello

DAVAO CITY — It might just be as easy as ABC if one says the Philippine government repatriates thousands of its overseas Filipino workers, but the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is facing a lot of challenges in the process from the lack of exit visa, to unpaid loans and to other cases that …