Surigao Sur town to open tourist destinations March 1

BUTUAN CITY – After nearly a year of temporary closure due to the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the local government unit (LGU) of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur is set to open its tourist destinations starting March 1. “This move is yet another attempt at reviving and revitalizing the tourism industry and economy in …

LGUs has the autonomy on setting requirements for travelers

DAVAO CITY — Every local government unit has the autonomy is setting the requirements for traveler in their area, this is the position of the Department of Tourism (DOT) which was released through a statement on February 27. The decision on the discretion of the LGU came up after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the …

BOC seizes Php260M-worth of cigarettes and rice

DAVAO CITY — The Bureau of Customs Port of Limay and the composite team from Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), intercepted smuggled cigarettes in master cases bearing the “Mighty” and “Two Moon” cigarette brands and Premium Vietnam Rice loaded onto …

LRY maintains leadership in bus company

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Despite the leadership challenge hounding the family-owned business, Leo Rey Yanson has once again prevailed as the leader of the Yanson Group of Bus Companies’ (YGBC) subsidiaries following the annual stockholders’ meeting of Rural Transit Mindanao Inc. (RTMI) held on Wednesday, February 10. RTMI is one of the seven YGBC subsidiaries …

50 new fishing boats raffled for Basilan fisher folks

ISABELA CITY, BASILAN — Fifty (50) new fishing boats were raffled to fisherfolks beneficiaries of Lukbuton Fish Squid Association today January 27, 2021 at the Covered Court, Barangay Lukbuton, this City. Ceremonial turn-over of the said fishing boats will be held on February 3, 2021 through a virtual (online) ceremony with the Vice President of …

Pork and meat prices continue to soar in Mindanao markets

DAVAO CITY — The Executive Order of President Rodrigo Duterte imposing a “mandated” price ceiling on selected pork and chicken products in the National Capital Region following the rising food prices has adversely affected the Mindanao markets. The EO did not sit well with Mindanao pork and meat vendors as Manila traders continue to haul …

14 Nocot towns grab DTI’s competitiveness index award

DAVAO CITY — The Department of trade and Industry (DTI) has awarded 14 towns of  North Cotabato as among the most competitive towns in the country. North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco attributed the province’s gains in the 2020 competitiveness index of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to its hardworking leaders and the people …

Duterte approves price cap on pork, chicken products in NCR

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday approved the recommendation to impose a “mandated” price ceiling on selected pork and chicken products in the National Capital Region following the rising food prices. Upon the recommendation of the Department Agriculture, Duterte signed Executive Order 124 to address significant increases in prices of basic necessities such as pork …

Davao City creates Task Force for its bus system

DAVAO CITY — Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has ordered the creation of an inter-agency task force for the Davao City High Priority Bus System (HPBS) Project. The order was contained in an  Executive Order (E.O.) No. 3 which seeks to ensure the successful integration and effective implementation of the HPBS project, and, to properly …