30,000 Davaeños from 35 barangays to undergo swab test-CHO

DAVAO CITY —  Over 30,000 individuals from at least 35 barangays which register high cases of Coronavirus-19  will undergo mass RT-PCR test or swab test in the city soon to prevent further escalation of Coronavirus disease, says City health Officer Dr. Josephine Villafuerte. Villafuerte in an interview with Newsline.ph revealed, “We are now having series …

Davao hospital locked down, 54 persons for Swab test

DAVAO CITY — The regional inter-agency task force here has ordered a lock on a local hospital starting 2 o’clock in the morning of November 23, after a medical frontliner tested positive for Coronavirus disease. This as 54 individuals who had close contact with the physician underwant swab test on Monday. Dr. Jojit Marbas, who …

Ex-Speaker Alvarez resigns from PDP-Laban joins Reporma

DAVAO CITY — Former House Speaker and Davao del Norte First District Representative Pantaleon D. Alvarez has tendered his resignation from the ruling party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN), and announced he is joining Reporma. In a press statement, Alvarez thanked PDP-Laban’s President, Senator Aquilino “Koko”Pimentel III, for allowing him to serve as the …

Davao QR registration for establishments resumes on Wednesday, Nov 11

DAVAO CITY —After a few days break, the City Government of Davao has announced on Monday, November 9, that the Safe Davao QR (DQR) registration for business establishments will resume on Wednesday, November 11. In a press statement released by the City Information Office, City Mayor Sara Duterte Duterte-Carpio said the registration for business will …

DepEd XI sets up mechanism to monitor attendance of learners

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Education regional office (DepEd-XI) is setting up a mechanism for community-based monitoring and learning help desk requiring class advisers to have a regular schedule of a compliance check of learners that will strategically and randomly monitor the attendance of learners. The establishment of the mechanism was the result of …

In fighting poverty, collaboration is necessary

DAVAO CITY — Often government programs and policies fail because government agencies and political leaders compete to earn recognition at the expense of their beneficiaries, says Davao del Norte Governor Edwin I. Jubahib. But not now — not in his province. Winning the fight against poverty and ending insurgency is a tough job for a local …

Livelihood Assistance Distributed to Help Beneficiaries start their small business

DAVAO ORIENTAL – In a bid to help individuals from the marginalized sector start up for their small business, the provincial government recently turned over cash assistance to identified beneficiaries from the province’s second district. A total of 65 beneficiaries have received cash assistance of P5,000 under the Nakakaisang Lingkod Bayang ng Davao Oriental (NLD) – …