Former speaker Alvarez launches nationwide voters’ education campaign

TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE – The voter’s education campaign for the 2022 Presidential elections has kicked off here on Sunday with former Speaker and current Davao del Norte First District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez leading the advocacy. In his speech, Alvarez said, he is not pointing to any candidate nor endorsing one in his campaign …

Mga Kongresista nga nalambigit sa korapsyon gi-nganlan ni Duterte

DAKBAYAN SA DAVAO— Bisan pa man wala pay klarong ebidensya ginganlan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang mga pangalan sa mga Kongesista nga nakasulat sa listahan sa Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission’s (PACC) nga nalambigit kuno sa korapsyon. Gihimo ni Duterte ang pag-anunsyo una niya gisugdan ang iyang public address sa telebisyon niadtong Lunes sa Gabii, Disyembre 28,2020. …

Illegal drugs trade soar amidst pandemic

Each day,  one can see police reports involving suspected illegal drug traders or death among the ranks. This happens in almost all areas in the country, especially Mindanao. Notwithstanding, stories of anti-illegal drugs operation that continue to hit the headlines in social media posts, from weeds to meth in the region and ecstasy to valium …

P7-B worth of illegal drugs destroyed before Duterte’s eyes

DAVAO CITY —Authorities destroyed on Thursday some P7,51-billion worth of confiscated illegal drugs before President Rodrigo Duterte, making it a milestone in the government’s fight against the proliferation of illicit narcotics. A total of 1,333 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu), liquid shabu, marijuana, liquid marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, and other dangerous substances were destroyed through thermal …

Medical team arrives in Davao to help curve rising Covid-19 infection

Davao City — The government has sent a 25-person medical team to Davao City to help President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s home city address the rising coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, said National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. Reporting to President Duterte during a Cabinet meeting about government’s response on COVID-19, Galvez said …

When caroling is no longer essential for Christmas

“Merry Christ mas to you, Merry Christmas to you…Ayooo!” Those were the voices right at our doorstep, making us happy as during the yuletide season reminds the Christian world of Christ birth. Growing up with toddles and adults singing Christmas song at your doorstep always remind us that Christmas is kids and those once a …

Duterte appoints DavNor poll exec who rose from the rank as Comelec commissioner

DAVAO CITY – “I was and until now still in a state of disbelief” says Davao del Norte provincial election supervisor, lawyer Aimee Ferolino-Ampoloquio on Friday. The then rank-and-file employee of the Commission on Election in the first district of Davao City has been named by President Rodrigo Duterte as Commissioner of the Commission on …

Medical student who endures brain tumor now a doctor, brother too

DAVAO CITY — “This is God’s Grace,” says Gail Vergara Ontal, the mother of Dr. Merthyll  Gail  Ontal and Jayvee Ontal who passed the recent medical board examinations. The gift of life given to Merthyll “is really the greatest gift God gave us,” Mrs. Ontal told Newsline.ph. Merthyll underwent surgery right after passing Physical Therapy …