P10-B Samal-Davao Bridge in final stages: Mayor Sara

DAVAO CITY — The PHP10 billion Davao-Samal Bridge project is already on its final stages, Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said during her State of the City Address (SOCA) Monday. “We encourage everyone to support this project and for the Sanggunian and the relevant departments of the city government to issue the necessary documents and permits, subject …

Diaspora

DAVAO CITY — Of the 1,142 lumad learners affected by the closure of the controversial Salugpungan Ta’Tanu Iskanogon Community Learning Center Inc. (STICLCI), a thousand are now enrolled with the different government-run schools in the region. The students are no longer with the schools that authorities claimed to have been influencing learners to believe the …

Iligan solon wants top public officials to commute

ILIGAN CITY –— A lawmaker wants all government officials in Metro Manila to ride public transport every Monday, to help in decongesting the road and give them the feel of the real transport condition in the National Capital Region. Iligan Lone District Congressman Frederick Siao will propose a bill in Congess, mandating all elected and …

‘NPA lovers’ nabbed for various crimes

DAVAO CITY — Authorities arrested on Monday two members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who are live-in partners for various crimes, including homicide and robbery. Brig. Gen. Marcelo Morales, identified the arrested suspects as Ricardo Bisaya, 26, a resident of Tarragona, Davao Oriental, and Lovely Jane Seroño, 22, a resident of Lupon, Davao Oriental. Morales …

Heavy rain, strong winds damage NoCot upland school

COTABATO CITY – Strong winds amid a heavy downpour in North Cotabato on Thursday afternoon destroyed a public high school made of light materials in Arakan town, a disaster official said. Rowena Gafati, head of Arakan’s municipal disaster risk reduction and management office (MDRRMO), said the strong winds came while the upland village of Mantangkil was …

Sara wants 11 Salugpungan schools in Davao closed while a councilor wants it re-opened

DAVAO CITY — City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio wants the Department of Education to immediately close 11 Salugpungan schools here saying the schools clearly failed to give justice to the sacrifices and dreams of the lumad students. While Duterte-Carpio wanted it closed, First District Councilor Pamela Librado-Morata wants the schools re-opened, as she urged Vice Mayor …

DavNor town to intensify programs for youth

DAVAO CITY — The municipal government of Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte has vowed to intensify the social development programs for the youth amid various reproductive health issues besetting the young people of this municipality. “I am taking the social development programs for the youth seriously under my term. In fact, it is one of my …

Marawi celebrates Month of Peace as rehab efforts gain momentum

MARAWI CITY — Around 170 high-end scooters lined the grounds of the provincial capitol here, their powerful engines revving up as riders eagerly waited for the get-go. But what spectators were witnessing was no ordinary biking event. Dubbed “Ride for Peace,” it was the first of its kind to be held in Marawi and participated in …

MisOr temporarily bans entry of hogs, pork products

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The provincial government of Misamis Oriental ordered Thursday the temporary ban on the entry of pigs and various pork products from areas deemed by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) as having an African Swine Fever (ASF) infestation. In his Executive Order 2019-13, Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano ordered the creation of …