Archdiocese of Davao-Army agree on resumption of Masses modalities

DAVAO CITY —The leaders of Archdiocese of Davao and the Task-Force Davao on Tuesday agreed to implement security and health protocols as church services will resume anytime this month. Task Force Davao Commander Colonel Consolito Yecla said the meeting involved the re-orientation of the leaders from the cities 43 parishes on the threat of terrorism …

Dead whale discovered floating in Surigao Sur

BUTUAN CITY – Residents of a fishing village in Hinatuan town, Surigao del Sur, found a floating dead whale Saturday morning. Surigao del Sur Provincial Police Office (SDSPPO) director Col. James Goforth said personnel of Hinatuan Municipal Police Office (HMPO) was alerted of the floating carcass discovered by fishermen at around 6:10 a.m. in Sitio Gacubay, …

Former rebels turn soldiers go back to school

DAVAO CITY — After years of holding firearms in the hinterlands, 14 former rebels turned soldiers, now hold pens to enrich themselves through Alternative Learning School (ALS) inside their camp in Barangay Dayoan, Tago, Surigao del Sur. The soldiers are members of Manobo and Mamanwa tribes from the different communities of Surigao,  used to fight …

After 15 years, couple decides to quit NPA

BUTUAN CITY — Too much exhaustion and disillusionment forced a couple in Surigao del Sur to finally leave the New People’s Army (NPA), armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) that they served for more than 15 years. The Army’s 75th Infantry Battalion, through its commanding officer, Lt. Col. Warren C. Munda, welcomed …

P2-M worth of marijuana plants uprooted in DavOr town

DAVAO CITY –Authorities uprooted and burned some 10,000 hills of fully-grown marijuana plants worth PHP2 million in Lombong Sitio Tagbaloyan, Barangay Tubaon in Tarragona, Davao Oriental on Thursday. In an interview on Friday, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region 11 Director Antonio Rivera said the marijuana was allegedly planted and cultivated by Melindo Malintad and his son Jurel. …