RT-PCR test required for patients referred to Davao City

DAVAO CITY — All patients referred to hospitals in Davao City besides Southern Philippine Medical Center (SPMC) are now required to submit results of their reverse transmission-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) taken within 24 to 48 hours to protect healthcare workers from unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. The requirement for RT-PCR test of patients is contained in …

DavNor Governor and farmers collaborate, rice farmers gets high price for Palay

DAVAO CITY — Rice farmers of Davao del Norte are now enjoying P16 per kilo of rice after the provincial government decided to facilitate and capacitate the rice farmers to attain a quality dried palay and sell the same to the National Food Authority This after, Governor Edwin I. Jubahib offered to intervene to buy …

BARMM provides P5-million assistance to Tawi-Tawi provincial health office

DAVAO CITY — The Bangsamoro government through the Ministry of Social Services and Development released P5-million financial cash assistance to the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of Tawi-Tawi. In a press statement, the BARMM stated that the fund will be used for the hospitalization, laboratory tests, and medicines of poor patients admitted at Datu Halun Sakilan …

Empleyado sa City Hall naghikog samtang gi-hearing sa utang

DAKDAYAN SA DABAW –— Usa ka employado sa lokal City Hall naghikog samtang gi-hearing sa opisina sa ilang barangay kapitan mga 3:00 kagahapon sa hapon. Sa report sa Marilog Pulis, giila ang biktima nga si Jake A. Pandian, auxiliay service worker sa lokal nga panggamhanan ug residente sa Barangay Malamba, Marilog District. Sa inisyal nga …

Gabby Lopez steps down as ABS-CBN Chairman

DAVAO CITY — Eugenio ‘Gabby’ Lopez III, the chairman emeritus and director of ABS-CBN Corporation resigned from the network  and other Lopez-owned companies on Thursday. Lopez tendered his resignation for personal reasons. He also resigned from Holdings Corporation, Sky Vision Corporation, Sky Cable Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, First Gen Corporation, and Rockwell Land Corporation. …

NBI lawyer, brother in BI face extortion, graft charges

DAVAO CITY — A lawyer of the National Bureau of Investigation and his brother who is an officer of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has been charged before the court for their alleged involvement in extortion activities dubbed as the ‘pastillas’ scheme. NBI Deputy Director and spokesman Ferdinand Lavin identified the NBI lawyer as Joshua …

Davao City limits alcohol serving

DAVAO CITY — The City Government of Davao will impose a ‘one strike rule’ on establishments caught violating the rule on serving alcoholic drinks. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has ordered the Vices Regulation Unit and barangay officials to monitor establishments for violations of the Executive Order 50-A issued on Sept. 22, 2020. Under the newly released …

Tagum City trader arrested for carnapping

DAVAO CITY —A businessman from Tagum City was arrested for allegedly carnapping a vehicle two years ago. Special operations group chief Police Major Milan Naz identified the businessman as Ernesto Aguimod Anong, a resident of Purok 8-C, Magdum, Tagum City, at Blk 10, Lot 10, Duranta St., RJP Village, Apokon, Tagum City. Anong was arrested …

Terrorism, weapons of mass destruction threaten world security-Duterte

DAVAO CITY— Terrorism remains a major threat to global security despite the current coronavirus pandemic, and the Philippines will work with its partners to boost security, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said on Tuesday. “As I said at the Aqaba Process, the Philippines will do everything and partner with anyone who would sincerely desire to protect …