Duterte’s net satisfaction rating soars to record-high ‘excellent’

MANILA — Public satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte’s work performance reached a fresh record-high in the September to December 2019 period, according to the latest survey released by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Monday. The December 13 to 16 poll by SWS revealed that 82 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with Duterte’s performance, while …

500 DavOr job order employees undergo drug test

MATI, DAVAO ORIENTAL— Some 500 job order employees of the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental underwent a mandatory drug testing on the Monday, January 20, at the Provincial Capitol. Of the 2,500 job order employees, 500 underwent the test which was facilitated by the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) in partnership with the Philippine Drug …

Duterte asks Congress to hasten P30-B fund for Taal rehab

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to speed up the crafting of a plan that will fund the rehabilitation of communities devastated by the eruption of Taal Volcano. In his speech before the survivors, Duterte said “Hintayin na lang natin ‘yung ano. I will ask Congress to expedite. That will cover …

PNP Chief Gambo formally takes oath

DAVAO CITY —Newly-appointed Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa formally took his oath before President Duterte in Batangas during his visit to the province. Duterte also led the donning of rank for the new PNP chief, promoting him to police lieutenant general. Duterte first announced the designation of Gamboa as …

Pujada Bay’s ‘beauty and cleanliness surprise foreign validators

MATI CITY, Davao Oriental — The two foreign validators for the Most Beautiful Bays in the World (MBBW) Club were astounded at the beauty of the Pujada Bay here, as they conducted ground validation on the possible inclusion of the bay to the MBBW. MBBW founder and manager Bruno Bodard and MBBW treasurer Guy Ettiene …

23 barangays represented in bigger, bolder Mutya ng Tagum City search

TAGUM CITY— For the first time since its inception in 2013, the Mutya ng Tagum City pageant will be featuring 23 contestants representing each of the 23 barangays of the city in its 2020 edition. This, after the local government of Tagum’s City Tourism Office managed to get the nod of the 23 Barangay Captains …

Over 800K households assessed in Davao Region for ‘Listahanan 3’

DAVAO CITY — Over 838,589 households in Davao Region have been assessed by theDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Listahanan program since its launching in October 2019. Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is an information management system implemented by DSWD that identifies who and where the poor are in …