Davao City Council to discuss measures in disposing single-use face masks

DAVAO CITY — The City Council here is set to define modalities on the disposal of single-use face masks. Councilor Mary Joselle Villafuerte, the Chairperson of the Committee on Health, in an interview with the city government-owned DCDR said she is proposing an ordinance which will define the proper disposal of single-use masks that contain …

Air Force personnel on chopper crash identified

CAUAYAN CITY — The four people who died on board a Philippine Air Force (PAF) Huey helicopter which crashed at the Cauayan Air Station here on Thursday night have already been identified. The victims were identified as Captain Christopher Cesar Urbano, the pilot in command, and Captain Fiorelio Bernardo, his co-pilot. Their bodies were retrieved …

Immigration arrests American pedophile in Pampanga

DAVAO CITY — Personnel from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested on July 6, a suspected American pedophile wanted by the US authorities for alleged sexual exploitation of a Filipino minor. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the suspect as Michael Kent Clapper, 69, who arrived in the country on May 26, 2019, as a tourist, …

No regular face-to-face classes in August: CHED

MANILA – There will be no regular in-person classes in the opening of the semester this coming August, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairperson Prospero de Vera III clarified on Saturday. “CHED wants to make it very clear that higher education institutions (HEIs) will open the semester in August using flexible learning mode. There are no …

Davao City installs new alert and warning system

DAVAO CITY — The city government of Davao purchased seven (7) sirens to augment the city’s Public Alert and Warning System Project and installed the same to the densely populated and disaster-prone villages. In a press statement released by the city government of Davao, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) chief Alfredo Baloran …

Trike driver rescues passengers of crashed trainer plane off Zamboanga shore

DAVAO CITY  — A tricycle driver and his friend who was traveling to have his motorbike repaired rescued the four passengers of a trainer plane which crash-landed near the sea wall of Barangay Sinunuc Boulevard in Zamboanga City at around 9:45 am on Tuesday. Mufri Yusop, 24, a Tausug, in an interview with Newsline Tuesday …

NoCot town mayor orders intensified anti-dengue measures

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Armando Quibod of Makilala town in North Cotabato ordered Wednesday the municipal health office to “put a stop” on the rising number of dengue cases in one of the town’s evacuation centers. Quibod was alarmed after receiving reports that 33 patients, including minors and adults, have been infected by the mosquito-borne …

Digos City residents affected by flashfloods return home

DAVAO CITY –— – The more than 400 families having 1,772 individuals from seven villages of Digos City, Davao del Sur, who fled their homes to a safer ground on Sunday night to due flashfloods have returned home safety on Monday. In a report published by Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Digos City Risk Reduction and …