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 …

City Vet alarmed over reported new ASF cases in Davao City amidst Covid-19 pandemic

DAVAO CITY — Backyard piggery owners from the purok 32 and 29 in the village of Inayangan are doubly hit while they are free from infection from coronavirus-19 pandemic, their hogs are dying due to suspected cases of African Swine Free (ASF). A backyard piggery owner informed Newsline that his two hogs died a week …

Elderly Volunteers in Covid19-hit village adopting own lockdown scheme to protect residents

DAVAO CITY — A village in Catalunan Grande here identified by health authorities as among the Covid19-hit areas has adopted its own scheme to protect the residents from the spread of the dreaded virus — an improvised checkpoint installed with volunteers on-duty. The village is just at the back of the barangay hall and the …

Death of a mendicant’s 2-year-old child due to Covid-19; Brgy 23-C epicenter of infection

DAVAO CITY — Barangay 23-C popularly known for its Isla Verde and Mini-Forest communities, is a village along the coastline of the city. It is near the business center, was once called Poblacion with Luz Kinilaw as its best landmark, a most frequented local restaurant in the city’s tourist destinations. Most of the village residents …

Maguindanao folks feast over hundreds of fish washed ashore

DATU BLAH SINSUAT, Maguindanao – Nords Sabiwang, a fisherman living in the coastal village of Matuber here and other fisher folks, had been trying to improve their catch when he noticed a huge group of fish few meters from the shoreline. It was Friday morning in Barangay Matuber when suddenly a huge army of tulingan …