Customs destroys smuggled cigarettes in CDO

DAVAO CITY – The Bureau of Customs-Port of Cagayan de Oro (BOC-CDO) destroyed some 1,700 cases of smuggled cigarettes worth PHP50 million in Bukidnon. In a press statement on Thursday, the BOC said the cases containing 85,000 reams of “Two Moon,” “Mighty,” “Marvel” and “Royal” brands, were condemned inside the facility of Terra Cycliq Corporation …

PH Red Cross prepares for possible lockdown

DAVAO CITY— Despite the increasing number of the contagious Delta Variant of Covid-19 in the Philippines, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues the operation of its isolation facilities and emergency field hospitals (EFH) but it prepares for a possible lockdown. Red Cross chair and Chief executive officer Senator Richard Gordon,  has ordered the deployment of …

Duterte inaugurates P1.4-B bridge

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration Thursday of the P1.4 billion Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge Project, an important infrastructure project aimed at decongesting Metro Manila’s major thoroughfare. Speaking during the inauguration rites in Makati City, President Duterte expressed his gratitude to the Chinese government for financing the project. “The P1.46-billion funding that they have …

Duterte reports massive infra dev’t during his term

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte reported to the nation that massive infrastructure development is taking place during his term. In his 5th State of the Nation Address on Monday, Duterte said increased government spending on infrastructure development fueled by a comprehensive tax reform program enabled the government to build critical infrastructure projects that benefit …

640 BPAT members receive Financial Assistance thru TUPAD Program

ARAKAN, COTABATO – The Government thru the strong collaboration of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XII, Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of Magpet, Municipal Police Station (MPS) of Magpet and Army’s 72nd Infantry “Gabay” Battalion awarded Financial Assistance worth 5,000 pesos each to 640 members of Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT) from the …

Agri chief urges BFAR to work harder, further boost fishery share in agri GDP

DAVAO CITY –— Agriculture Secretary William Dar challenged the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) workforce to work harder to produce long-lasting results and increase the contribution of the fishery sector to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). He posed the challenge to dozens of officials and staff of BFAR, led by Director Eduardo …

PRRD legacies: Fight for migrants’ rights, broadened ties

MANILA – Openly denouncing the Kafala system and pioneering the adoption of Global Compact for Migration (GCM) proved that the country has been a leader in advocating migrants’ rights in the international arena. At a pre-State of the Nation Address forum on Wednesday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the country was “at the forefront …