Philippine Military Academy’s ‘Top 6’ graduate for 2021 is from Oroquieta City

A 24-YEAR-OLD native of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental province, is the “Top 6” among 164 cadets of MASALIGAN (Mandirigmang Samahan ng Lakas at Sandigan ng Bayan) Class 2021 who will graduate from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) on May 10. Ranked 6 of the graduates is Cadet 1st Class Feljoy B. Ending, Bravo Company, a …

Viable, diverse, stable and safe – is this really too much for media to ask?

Viability, diversity, stability and safety are essential ingredients of any healthy information eco-system. How many media persons worldwide can say yes to all four? How far are individual professionals, news organizations, and the industry as a whole from achieving these? And at this time of global anxiety, economic turmoil, and future uncertainty, is it crazy …

QC drivers, OFWs get free jabs on Labor Day

MANILA – Overseas workers and other front-liners in essential sectors received a most fitting Labor Day gift on Saturday: Free inoculation against Covid-19. Quezon City was among the sites of simultaneous vaccinations as part of the celebration of International Labor Day. A total of 450 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and tricycle operators and drivers were chosen …

Surge of COVID 19 patients overwhelms Zamboanga de Norte hospitals

DAPITAN CITY – “Huot sa dughan maglantaw sa mga admitable nga di kasulod dayon sa hospital (It’s heartbreaking to see admittable (patients) who cannot immediately be accommodated in hospitals)…” This was all Doctor Philip Vargass Limsi, one of only two pulmonologists in Zamboanga del Norte province, could say as hospitals in the province have been …

Davao del Norte launches infor-service caravan among Ata-Manobo

IN YET ANOTHER attempt to stop the insurgency problem that persisted in the country for more than 50 years now, the Provincial Government of Davao del Norte has started its information and service caravan to the Ata-Manobo tribal communities that authorities see as continuously being under the influence of the communist’s New People’s Army (NPA).  …

Earth day 2021: Cimatu underscores individual actions to restore a healthy earth

DAVAO CITY — As the country celebrates Earth Day on April 22, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu emphasized the importance of having each Filipino play an active role to collectively make a substantial impact in addressing climate change and other environmental issues. With this year’s Earth Day theme “Doing …

DA-XI distributes corn seeds to farmers in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY –— The Department of Agriculture through the Corn Program has distributed bags of corn seeds in preparation for the wet planting season at Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. “The distribution of corn seeds to farmers under the corn seeds assistance program is in support of achieving food security and sufficiency in the country. Despite …

NoCot releases incentives and uniform for town BPAT

TULUNAN, NORTH COTABATO — The provincial government of North Cotabato has released the P 517,000 fund for the incentives and uniforms of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) for Tulunan town. Governor Nancy A. Catamco believes that BPAT members play vital role in their respective villages not only in the maintenance of peace and order …