DavNor Governor Jubahib visits the farthest IP village of his province

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte (July 22) — Governor Edwin Jubahib on Friday visited the isolated tribal village of this province, Sitio Tapayanon, Gupitan, Kapalong, in keeping his promise to look after the welfare of the Lumads and provide full support for their welfare and development. During the visit, Jubahib asked the tribal leaders to …

Duterte honors policemen killed by NPA rebels in Negros Oriental

DAVAO CITY (July 22) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kalasag on four policemen killed in an ambush by communist insurgents in Ayungon, Negros Oriental on Thursday, July 18. Duterte led the conferment of the Order of Lapu-Lapu during the awarding rites held at Camp Francisco Fernandez, Sibulan, …

7 fishermen floating at sea for 11 hours rescued in S. Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY — Seven fishermen from Surigao City were rescued Wednesday afternoon off San Francisco, Southern Leyte after strong waves whipped by Tropical Storm Falcon overturned their fishing boat. The Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office here said the sea mishap took place between the coastal villages of Marayag and Pinamudlan in San Francisco town. The …

Pile of garbage in a box alarms Iligan residents

ILIGAN CITY (July 19) —– Residents and vendors along Mercardo Street in Barangay Poblacion panicked upon discovery of an abandoned box which turned out to be a pile domestic garbage early yesterday morning. Alarmed residents immediately called the police, a team from the Explosive and Ordnance Division (EOD) discovered, an abandoned large box which contained …

Rehab for ComVal’s Naboc river underway

DAVAO CITY–Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu led on Tuesday the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the rehabilitation of Naboc River in Monkayo town, Compostela Valley province. A major part of the MOA is the desilting and quarrying of the 24-kilometer stretch river, Cimatu said, as he acknowledged …

Marawi classes suspended due to Falcon

MARAWI CITY (July 16) — The city government of Marawi earlier today ordered the suspension of classes at all levels cue to Tropical Depession Falcon. This, after the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) recommended the suspension due to inclement weather and continuous heavy rains. Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra confirmed “Yes, kanina …

DavNor Governor wants localized peace initiative

TAGUM CITY, (July 16) — Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib wants to adopt a framework for a localized peace talks with the communist insurgents. During the launching of the Davao del Norte Local Peace Engagement Framework on Monday, Jubahib said there is a need to strengthen efforts in addressing the communist insurgency problem. Jubahib, …