Call Mindanao natives as ethnic group not “Lumad”-NCIP

DAVAO CITY —- Calling Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao ‘Lumad’ is a misnomer, said the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, a thing the agency wants to correct. The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) issued a resolution denouncing the use of the term “lumad” when referring to Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICC) and different Indigenous Peoples (IPs) …

North Cotabato prepares for Vaccine jab

DAVAO CITY — Preparations are underway in North Cotabato for the upcoming vaccination program. On Tuesday, February 23, health stakeholders met and discussed measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. health authorities together with the different line agencies such as the Education Department, Bureau of Fire Protection, religious sector, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and …

President has sole power to craft foreign policy-Duterte

DAVAO CITY — Contrary to the claim of Senator Panfilo Lacson that the Senate has a hand in crafting foreign policy, President Rodrigo Duterte has fended off criticisms saying neither the vice president nor senators have function in deals such as the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) arguing only the president has the sole power under …

PH remains neutral despite heightened geo-political tension-Duterte

DAVAO CITY –— President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he is in a tight balancing act insisting, however, that his government will remain neutral and his allegiance will be for the Filipino people in the midst of the tense geo-political environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Speaking during the inspection of newly delivered air assets to the …