Canada vows to take back all trash from PH soil by end of June at their expense

DAVAO CITY (May 24) — The Canadian government has vowed to remove all trash from the Philippine soil by the end of June at their expense. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, in a statement on Thursday announced that they already contracted a company which will bring back the trash to their country. …

Senator-elect Bong Go rushes to Caloocan fire victims after proclamation

DAVAO CITY (May 22) — Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go headed to the fire victims of Barangay 49, District 2 of Caloocan City right after the proclamation rites in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) today in Pasay City riding his motorcycle and wearing a simple red polo shirt. Few analysts remarked about Go’s informal attire, …

19 hurt in NoCot highway mishap, victims just visited Asik-asik falls

COTABATO CITY — At least 19 persons were injured in a vehicular crash in Alamada, North Cotabato on Monday, the provincial police office said. Reports reaching the office of North Cotabato police director, Col. Maximo Layugan, indicated that the highway crash occurred near the Army’s Camp Paulino Santos in Barangay Dado, Alamada town at past 10 …

Motorboat with 49 passengers bound for island hoppinng sinks, all passengers safe

DAVAO CITY (May 22) – A motorboat carrying 49 people sank when they were about to leave Sta. Ana Wharf Sunday morning, but prompt rescue operations saved everyone and no one was hurt. At about 7:55 in the morning Sunday, May 19, MV Sam Christopher, an inter island motorboat was carrying 35 adults and ten …

Woman selling ‘child porn’ arrested in DavNor

DAVAO CITY- A suspected cyberpornographer who engages in child porn was arrested on May 6 in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte. The operation was conducted by the the Women and Children Protection Center-Mindanao Field Unit (WCPC-MFU) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) based in Zamboanga City in coordination with the Department of Justice-Inter-Agency Council Against …

Reelectionist municipal Mayor converts campaign materials into school bags

DAVAO CITY (May 18) — Reelectionist Mayor Junaflor Cerilles of Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, has launched a project of converting election materials and convert the same into school bags. On May 15, Cerilles, on her facebook account called on volunteers to help in collection election materials “Good morning sa tanan taga Dumalinao! I am looking …

PNPA cadet dies of heatstroke while training

MANILA — A cadet of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) died while undergoing summer training program within the school’s vicinity in Silang, Cavite due to heatstroke. Lt. Col. Byron Allatog, PNPA spokesperson, identified on Thursday the victim as Cadet 4th Class Al Rasheed Pendatun Macadato, 21, a native of Kalilangan, Bukidnon. Macadato was doing a …

Palace supports recall of PH diplomats from Canada over garbage issue

DAVAO CITY (May16) — Malacañang on Thursday, May 16, expressed support to the order of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. to recall Philippine diplomats from Canada following the latter’s failure to remove shipping containers with household garbage dumped in the Philippine soil. “That order of the recall is to persuade …

P78-M needed to haul garbage into Korean vessel: BOC

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT) District port on Friday reported that the Ministry of Environment in South Korea is now willing to have the 50,000 tons of garbage dumped at Phivedec Industrial Estate premises in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental Province shipped back to their country. …

Duterte lauds HUDCC for ‘sturdy’ housing units in Marawi City

DAVAO CITY (April 25) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte commended the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) for building resilient housing units for the victims of Marawi siege in 2017. During the briefing in Pampanga Tuesday, HUDCC chairman Eduardo del Rosario was absent but his staff gave update about the plan of the agency …