Welcome Japanese friends

DPWH personnel on Tuesday install flags on of Philippines and Japan along JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City ahead of the visit of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday in the city. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

45 wheelchairs for PWDs, elderly

MAITUM, Sarangani (January 7, 2017) – A Department of Heath personnel assists a parent of one of the beneficiaries of the Handog Pasasalamat of the provincial government and the local government unit of Maitum Friday, January 6. The beneficiaries of 45 wheelchairs were persons with disability (PWDs) and senior citizens. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Tribal Chieftain, Two others killed in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY— A tribal chieftain of the Mandaya tribe and his two relatives were shot and killed by armed men who barged into a family compound in Caraga town, Davao Oriental, December 31, 2016. Police identified the victim as Datu Copertino Banugan, 53, his younger brother Ramon, 44, and another relative identified only as Benny, …

DOH : 60percent drop in firecracker-related incidents

MANILA, Philippines – The Health department recorded all time low fireworks-related incidents as Filipinos welcome 2017. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rossel-Ubial on January1, reported 350 cases “a 60 percent lower than the five-year average from 2011 to 2016.” She added “This is lower than the 5-year average of 2011-2015 and lower than in the previous …

ARMM okays P10.1B worth of infra projects in 2017

Cotabato City (December 16, 2016) – A total of P10.1 billion worth of infrastructure projects are expected to be implemented in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 2017. Governor Mujiv Hataman and regional legislators signed Public Works Act of 2017 on Thursday, December 15, that authorizes the appropriation of P10.1 billion for infrastructure …

DAR-ARMM confers 237 land ownership certificates to CARP beneficiaries in Siasi, Sulu

COTABATO CITY (December 26, 2016) – A total of 237 Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) were conferred today to beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the town of Siasi in Sulu. In a ceremony led by regional Agrarian Reform Secretary Amihilda Sangcopan, agrarian reform partners from Tulling Farm Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative …