Army official denounces as ‘terroristic act’ killing of 3 soldiers, 1 civilian in Lanao del Norte

Joint Task Force ZamPeLan Commander Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio denounced as a ‘terroristic act’ the killing on Thursday, Jan. 14, of three unarmed soldiers and one civilian in Lanao del Norte. Western Mindanao Command Chief Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., said the three soldiers, Corporals Albert Saura, Bryan Binayog and PFC Albert Soriano, of the …

Survey says Roque is most approved cabinet member

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that he welcomed the latest survey of Pulse Asia, conducted last November 23-December 2, 2020, showing him as the most approved member of the Cabinet. “This recognition would serve as a source of inspiration for me to work doubly hard in advocating real, positive change that …

Davao City opens hotel-type COVID treatment facility

DAVAO CITY – The city government announced on Monday the opening here of a hotel-type quarantine facility or Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) for patients who are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms of the Covid-19 and who do not want to be admitted in a government facility but can afford to pay the cost …

DPWH employee gunned down in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – An employee of the Department of Public Works and Highways – Region 12 (DPWH-12) based in Koronadal City was shot dead on Monday by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants along the highway in Barangay Pingguiaman, Datu Odin Sinsuat town in the province of Maguindanao. Datu Odin Sinsuat chief of police Major Romel dela Vega …

126 students granted scholarship by MOST-BARMM

COTABATO CITY – The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOST-BARMM) has granted P40,000 worth of scholarship to 126 students across the region. Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, MOST Minister Aida Silongan, and Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal on Thursday, Jan. 7, led the oath-taking of the …

DOLE-XI grants P10.683-M TUPAD fund to DavNor

TAGUM CITY – Davao del Norte Provincial Governor Edwin Jubahib received P10,683,060 from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Region XI as a new fund for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers or TUPAD Program on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Lawyer Jason Balais, Director II of DOLE-XI personally handed over the fund to …

DAR-13 gives land to 1,583 ARBs in Caraga

DAVAO CITY —Despite the threat posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) last year, the Department of Agrarian Reform – Caraga (DAR-13) director Leomides Villareal reported on Thursday a high accomplishment on their distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) in the region. Villareal said DAR distributed 2,562 hectares of agricultural land to 1,583 …

Gov’t troops recover IED in Maguindanao town

COTABATO CITY – While conducting clearing operations on Monday, government troops recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao. “Troops of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion were conducting clearing operations when they discovered an IED made of 105mm projectile in Barangay Salman of the municipality of Ampatuan,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan …