Comelec reminds SoCot House bets to comply with poll rules

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 reminded aspirants vying for South Cotabato’s first and third legislative district seats to strictly comply with all election-related regulations in the Oct. 26 special polls. Lawyer Michael Abas, Comelec-South Cotabato supervisor, issued the reminder as the 45-day campaign period for the elections in the …

Davao City opens care home for mentally challenged kids

DAVAO CITY — The City government has reopened its care home for the neglected mentally challenged children with new features conducive for social learning activities. Called the Lingap Center for Mentally Challenged Children, one of the city government facilities under the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), opened in time for its 21st founding …

OPPAP, TESDA ink MOA for decommissioned MILF troops

Cotabato City — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Friday, September 6, in Cotabato City. Under the MOA, OPAPP and TESDA formalized their partnership, wherein both agencies jointly undertake initiatives which are in line …

Council sets probe on rise of investment scams in Gensan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The City Council is set to launch a legislative inquiry into the continuing proliferation of fraudulent investment schemes that have already scammed thousands of residents here. City Councilor Jose Edmar Yumang said Wednesday the probe aims to uncover various illegal investment practices in the area and facilitate proper interventions by the local …

Baste lauds Dabawenyos’ ‘bayanihan’ spirit

DAVAO CITY — After the onslaught of massive flooding last week, acting Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte lauded Dabawenyos for proving that the spirit of “bayanihan” is still alive especially in times of disaster. In a statement on Monday, the young Duterte thanked Dabawenyos for helping each other and showing their readiness to help during last week’s …

Westmincom gets twin-engine speedboat

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) got a boost in terms of maritime interdiction after receiving a speedboat funded by the former governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). This after Mujiv Hataman, Basilan congressman and former ARMM top executive, turned over Sunday a twin-engine speedboat for Westmincom’s seaborne patrols. Lt. Gen. …