PNP Chief Gambo formally takes oath

DAVAO CITY —Newly-appointed Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa formally took his oath before President Duterte in Batangas during his visit to the province. Duterte also led the donning of rank for the new PNP chief, promoting him to police lieutenant general. Duterte first announced the designation of Gamboa as …

Over 800K households assessed in Davao Region for ‘Listahanan 3’

DAVAO CITY — Over 838,589 households in Davao Region have been assessed by theDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Listahanan program since its launching in October 2019. Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is an information management system implemented by DSWD that identifies who and where the poor are in …

Davao to hold two more rounds anti-polio immunization

DAVAO CITY ——The  City Health Office (CHO) is holding two more rounds of anti-polio immunization for three types of poliovirus in February and March. CHO was prompted to hold another set of vaccination in the extended “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” following the reported case of Type 1 poliovirus in  Sultan Kudarat and in Quezon City. DOH extended …

Trump invites Duterte to attend US-ASEAN Summit in Las Vegas

DAVAO CITY—-Despite a US legislation banning entry of all Philippine officials supposedly behind the arrest and continued detention of Senator Leila de Lima, President Donald Trump invited President Rodrigo Duterte to attend the US-ASEAN Summit . Duterte has been invited to visit the United States to attend a summit between the United States and the …

Duterte creates task force on ‘zero hunger’

MANILA — To free more Filipinos from hunger and achieve food security, President Rodrigo Duterte has created an inter-agency task force on zero hunger. Duterte signed Executive Order 101 on January 10 creating an inter-agency task force on zero hunger which will be chaired by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles. Serving as his vice-chairperson is Social Welfare …

Drivers license applicants must pass driving school-LTO

DAVAO CITY — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is set to implement a stricter policy in the issuance of driver’s license, which means all applicants must pass a 15-hour theoretical examination in a driving school. LTO-12 Director Macario Gonzaga in an interview with NewsLine.ph said t a new memorandum circular is coming out which highlight …

SWS survey show drug users down by 73% but HR abuses up by 76% in Duterte’s drug war

DAVAO CITY  — The administration’s war against drug got mixed reactions , the latest Social Weather Station Survey (SWS) result say at least 73 percent of the Filipinos believe that the number of illegal drug users have dropped since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in July 2016. But 76 percent see many human rights abuses …

TF-Davao, PNP arrest 8 suspected illegal drug dealers carrying P3-million worth of ‘shabu’

DAVAO CITY — The Task Force Davao in coordination with Calinan police arrested eight suspected drug personalities allegedly carrying P3-million worth of illegal drugs  on Saturday at about 6:00 in the evening, January 11, 2020 at the TF-Davao checkpoint in Barangay Lacson, Calinan District. Davao City Police Office in a report stated,   that  personnel …