North Cotabato prepares for Vaccine jab

DAVAO CITY — Preparations are underway in North Cotabato for the upcoming vaccination program. On Tueday,m February 23, health stakeholders met and disucssed measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. health authorities together with the different line agencies such as the Education Department, Bureau of Fire Protection, religious sector, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and other …

BOC seizes Php260M-worth of cigarettes and rice

DAVAO CITY — The Bureau of Customs Port of Limay and the composite team from Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), intercepted smuggled cigarettes in master cases bearing the “Mighty” and “Two Moon” cigarette brands and Premium Vietnam Rice loaded onto …

DILG intensifies vaccine information drive with LGUs, uniformed personnel

DAVAO CITY — Due to misconception and low acceptability among people, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched an intensified public information drive in partnership with local government units (LGUs) and the uniformed personnel, in order to generate demand and increase public confidence in the national vaccination program. DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan …

President has sole power to craft foreign policy-Duterte

DAVAO CITY — Contrary to the claim of Senator Panfilo Lacson that the Senate has a hand in crafting foreign policy, President Rodrigo Duterte has fended off criticisms saying neither the vice president nor senators have function in deals such as the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) arguing only the president has the sole power under …

Davao de Oro government denies lockdown in the province; its 2 COVID-19 UK variant patients in isolation

DAVAO CITY —CONTRARY to persistent rumors, the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro has assured there will be no lock down in the entire province, and that its two patients earlier declared by the Department of Health (DOH) as positive of COVID-19’s “United Kingdom variant” are asymptomatic and in strict isolation. The COVID-19 UK variant …

Iligan sikad-sikad drivers undergo surprise drug test, 2 found positive

AT LEAST 128 sikad-sikad drivers went to a surprise drug test conducted by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Iligan City last February 10. Upon the call of local authorities, the drivers were quick to gather at a gymnasium in Barangay Villaverde here believing that they would be attending just another meeting. …

PhilHealth to compensate those with Covid-19 vax side effects

MANILA – The state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) will compensate those who may experience adverse events following immunization (AEFI) for Covid-19 while a measure authorizing the creation and administration of an indemnification fund has yet to be passed, Malacañang said Monday. This, after a House of Representatives panel approved the proposed Emergency Vaccine Procurement Act …

Davao City starts registration for Covid-19 vaccine recipients

DAVAO CITY — The City government has started the registration of individuals who wants to avail of free COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, program head of the Davao City COVID-19 Vaccination Program said Davao residents may now sign up for a slot at their respective health districts ahead of the rollout of local vaccination process. …

PH remains neutral despite heightened geo-political tension-Duterte

DAVAO CITY –— President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he is in a tight balancing act insisting, however, that his government will remain neutral and his allegiance will be for the Filipino people in the midst of the tense geo-political environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Speaking during the inspection of newly delivered air assets to the …