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 …

GNPower, LGU launch ‘Scubasurero’ underwater clean-up initiative

KAUSWAGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE — A collaboration between GNPower Kauswagan (GNPK) Ltd. Co. , the local government unit (LGU) and the Philippine Coast Guard here has resulted to the successful launch of “Scubasurero Underwater Clean-up” on Saturday highlighting the commitment to help ensure marine life in this northern Mindanao town is protected.  GNPK is a …

Flash floods hit 5 villages of Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato

DAVAO CITY — Five villages of Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato were hit by flash floods on Sunday at around 4 o’clock in the afternoon resulting in evacuation and damage in crops and some farm animals carried by the strong water current. The incident was posted in a Facebook Page Ang Pigcawayan Subong which revealed …