DILG officials in close contact with Año on self-quarantine

DAVAO CITY (April 1) — Interior and Local Government officials who came in close contact with Secretary Eduardo Año have gone on self-quarantine after the later was tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on March 31. Año in a public statement on March 31 admitted he was tested positive of the virus but he vowed to …

DILG Secretary Año tested positive for COVID-19

DAVAO CITY — Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año has been tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), he got his result on Tuesday, March 31. In a statement Año stated “Today, March 31, I received the result from RITM informing me that I am positive for COVID-19.” “I make this announcement to call the …

COVID-19 Davao region: 5 doctors, 3 nurses, 42 others tested positive; 6 deaths

DAVAO CITY — At least five doctors, three nurses and 42 more were tested positive with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Davao region. DOH- XI recorded 11, 453 persons under monitoring (PUM) as of 6pm, March 30. Their average age ranges from 21 to 72 years old. Department of Health Director Annabelle Yumang on Tuesday’s press …

BARMM simply celebrates 1st Anniversary

DAVAO CITY —The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) simply celebrated the region’s first anniversary on March 29. Chief Minister Ahod ‘Al Haj’ Murad Ebrahim, the Bangsamoro Government originally planned to hold commemoration activites, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “the Bangsamoro Government will instead focus on service delivery for its people today,” he …

196 Filipino attendees to Malaysia Tabligh gathering now considered PUM

COTABATO CITY — —Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 (BARMM-IATF) has identified 196 of the 215 Filipino-Muslims who attended a Tabligh (Islamic preachers) gathering in Malaysia from February 27 to March 1. In a press statement, BARMM Cabinet Secretary Asnin Pendatun, who serves as the spokesperson of the Task Force, …

Duterte says Barangay leaders frontliners in fight vs COVID-19

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed the Department of Interior and Local Government to ensure that barangnay officials follow the health guidelined in the fight against COVID-19. In a press briefing in Malacañang on Monday with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duterte said barangay captains should be …

Military to stay in Marawi City -Duterte

DAVAO CITY — Military installations will be permanent fixtures in Marawi City to fend off attacks by Islamist militants like what they did three years ago, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said during a meeting called to address issues confronting rehabilitation efforts in the city. Duterte in the meeting with legislators, heads of national government agencies …

Dutertes asks appointees to curb corruption

DAVAO CITY— President Rodrigo Duterte has asked some 200 newly appointed public officials to help the government to curb corruption that has been practiced aong government servants. In his message during the oath-taking ceremony Tuesday night in Malacañang, Duterte asked the new officials to support him and realize his campaign pledges to the people. The …

No sacred cows in fight vs. illegal gambling: PNP chief

BUTUAN CITY – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, assured that no one will be spared in the continuing fight against all forms of illegal gambling. “I warn everybody even if you are my close friends, relatives and PNP officials close to my family, you are not exempted from police operations if you …

Duterte: Trillanes behind “Bikoy Video”

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday revealed, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV manipulates events, citing intelligence reports pin him down as the producer of the Bikoy videos. While visiting the tomb of his parents in Davao City Friday, the President watched a video featuring a man who claims to be Joseph Advincula, brother …