640 BPAT members receive Financial Assistance thru TUPAD Program

ARAKAN, COTABATO – The Government thru the strong collaboration of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XII, Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of Magpet, Municipal Police Station (MPS) of Magpet and Army’s 72nd Infantry “Gabay” Battalion awarded Financial Assistance worth 5,000 pesos each to 640 members of Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT) from the …

Over 650 transport infra projects completed under Duterte admin

MANILA – There are at least 671 infrastructure projects already completed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) less than a year before President Rodrigo Duterte steps down from office, with over 200 more projects expected to be completed before and even beyond his term. In an editorial on Wednesday, Build, Build, Build Committee chair Anna Mae …

DSWD continues to improve initiatives for peace-building

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to improve their initiatives in achieving the goals of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, the Department is implementing several programs towards the attainment of an inclusive and sustainable peace through intensified development and other peace-building initiatives.  As the lead agency in social protection, …

AFP identifies 20 killed in crashed C-130, victims to receive financial assistance

DAVAO CITY — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday positively identified another cadaver from the crashed C-130 aircraft making the total count of recognized bodies to 20. The body was of Airman First Class Fortunate Regidor of the Philippine Air Force which is now being prepared for air transport. The AFP previously …

DepEd wants protection, support for teachers in 2022 elections

DAVAO CITY – – The Department of Education wants to facilitate the bulk application of more than 900,000 of its employees to obtain their Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure (PNPKI) digital signatures. In a press statement issued on June 28, 2021 , Education Secretary Leonor Briones said “We are continuously cooperating with our lead agencies to …

3 BIFF extremist killed in Maguindanao, unlicensed firearms and illegal drugs seized

COTABATO CITY — – At least three (3) extremists from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)-Karialan Faction were killed in an armed clash with security forces on June 20, 2021, as troops from Joint Task Force Central continue their campaign to hunt down the said extremist group. Lt. Col. Benjamin Cadiente, Commanding Officer of 33rd …

PNP XI collects real time information via satellite

DAVAO CITY — You have access to information at your fingertips. This is the best way to characterize the Philippine National Police (PNP) XI’s operations center. The regional director, Police Brigadier General Filmore Escobal, proudly displayed what is in store inside the OPCEN, which is manned by 22 young police officers, in front of the …

Duterte says Filipinos must be heroes in their own right to overcome pandemic

DAVAO CITY — President President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joined the entire Filipino nation Saturday in celebrating the 123rd anniversary of Philippine Independence, hoping the patriotism of heroes of the past will inspire the current generation of Filipinos to overcome present-day challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic. In his message, President Duterte said the challenges of …

Duterte reflects on PDP-Laban nomination to run as VP in 2022

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking over the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP)-Laban resolution nominating him as the ruling party’s vice presidential candidate in the upcoming May 2022 elections, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Presiden Duterte will make his decision based on what he thinks is best for the nation. …

US, PH ‘successfully’ conclude child protection compact

MANILA – A total of 356 child victims of online sexual exploitation have been assisted while 97 traffickers were arrested through the four-year Philippine-United States Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership that successfully concluded this month, the US Embassy in Manila reported Thursday. During the final high-level dialogue on CPC, US State Department’s Office to Monitor …