Envi group to AITF: Ban firecrackers and fireworks in New Year festivities

DAVAO CITY  — An environmental group is calling on the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to ban the use of firecrackers and fireworks to greet the new year, to have a pollution-free celebration and physically-distanced but cherry celebration as the world faces the health crisis. In a letter sent to IATF-EID dated …

Misamis Archbishop defends Duterte vs ‘Nasaan ang Pangulo’ bashers

OZAMIZ CITY— In an unexpected turn of events, President Rodrigo Duterte found an ally when the later’s basher shouted ‘Nasaan ang Pangulo’ when tyhpoon’s ROlly and Ulysses hit the country. Ozamiz Archbishop Martin Jumoad, C.M. D.D, in an interview with a catholic-run radio station dxDD-AM, said people must not put the blame on the President …

Davao City set to penalize residents found having mosquito breeding area

DAVAO CITY — A councilor here filed an ordinance that seeks to penalize residents who are found remiss of cleansing their areas and turned a mosquito breeding ground. The resolution pushed by Councilor Joselle D. Villafuerte was passed for third and final reading on November 10, stated: “An Ordinance Strengthening and Institutionalizing the Davao City …

‘Rolly’ may affect close to 32M persons: NDRRMC

MANILA – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday said from 19.8 million to 31.9 million people are expected to be exposed to Typhoon Rolly. “Based on the current projected track of Super Typhoon ‘Rolly’, an estimated population of 19.8 million are exposed to the typhoon within the 60-kilometer diameter and 31.9 …

Residents along Talomo river voluntarily demolished their structures

DAVAO CITY — It’s done! says Cristino Paril, one of the 26 informal settlers in Purok 34, Taal in Bangkal who heeded the call of the city government of Davao City government to voluntarily demolish structures built on the Talomo River embankment, mostly extensions of their houses.  Cristino, who collects scrap to fend for his …

NDRRMC says 12 missing in Catanduanes due to ‘Quinta’

MANILA – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Monday said it has received reports that 12 persons remain missing in Catanduanes due to Typhoon Quinta. NDRRMC spokesperson Mark Cashean Timbal said they are now looking into the “details of this matter” and they have yet to receive reports of deaths and other …

Panguil Bay Bridge sugdan na pagtukod sa Enero 2021

OZAMIZ CITY–SUGDAN na ang pagtukod sa Panguil Bay Bridge (PBB) karong Enero 2021, base sa impormasyon gikan sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Ang final design sa 3.7 kilometros nga tulay gikatakdang matapos karong bulan sa Disyembre ug human niana sugdan na ang pagtukod sa maong tulay. Niadtong bulan sa Agosto 2020, gipadayag …

Solidum urges LGUs to be prepared for tsunamis

MANILA – Ahead of the World Tsunami Day on November 5, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Renato Solidum, Jr. is urging local government units (LGUs) to plan and prepare for it. In a taped DOST report aired on Friday afternoon, Solidum said the Philippines is prone to tsunamis since it is an archipelago, and because …

NoCot flash floods kill 2; 12k residents displaced by calamity in Maguindanao

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao – Torrential rains spawned by recent weather disturbances in Mindanao have triggered flash floods in North Cotabato and Maguindanao the past days. In Maguindanao, more than 12,000 residents were forced to evacuate after the Kabaan river and Malitubog-Maridagao rivers overflowed and the water inundated residential areas in Pagalungan and nearby Montawal, also in …