NPA leader arrested after failing to outsmart police with fake contact tracing system card

A WANTED platoon leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) failed to outsmart authorities when he was arrested for using fake COVID Contact Tracing System (CCTS), which he presented at a checkpoint in Bararangay Saravia of Koronadal City in South Cotabato province last April 15. The South Cotabato Police Provincial Office (SCPPO) identified the arrested …

University in Kabacan, Cotabato, offers medicine program

THE UNIVERSITY of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan town, Cotabato province, has finally got the green light from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to open up medicine program. “We’ve got the clearance from CHED after our university passed CHED’s requirements to open up medical courses,” said Marcos Moderin, Dean of USM’s College of Arts …

Swine repopulation starts in Kidapawan City to avert further meat shortage

DAVAO CITY — After incurring huge losses and with the recent shortage of meat in the markets, the city government of Kidapawan has started to repopulate the backyard swine raisers by providing piglets to farmers affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF). As of March 31, the city government has distributed some 258 in the …