Mindanao Journalists statement on non-renewal of ABS-CBN franchise

DAVAO CITY— Members of the Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Inc. on Monday issued a solidarity statement on the non-renewal of ABS-CBN Franchise. The group in a statement said: “In the interest of the Public, we commonly serve, and, in solidarity with the women and men behind ABS-CBN We, the members of the Mindanao Independent …

89 weapons surrendered at launch of NoCot police’s ‘Tugro Pusil’

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Eighty-four assorted loose firearms and five explosives were turned over to the North Cotabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO) at the launching of the “Tugro Pusil Program” in the province on Tuesday. The “Tugro Pusil” — an Ilonggo word for firearm turnover — is a localized version of the national government’s “Balik Baril” program, …

Solo parents, trike drivers receive aid in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – The office of 1st District Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte, in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment in Davao Region (DOLE-11), distributed food packs and cash assistance to some 997 marginalized workers on Saturday. Data from the Office of the Congressman showed some 683 workers who are solo parents and 314 tricycle …

Maguindanao folks feast over hundreds of fish washed ashore

DATU BLAH SINSUAT, Maguindanao – Nords Sabiwang, a fisherman living in the coastal village of Matuber here and other fisher folks, had been trying to improve their catch when he noticed a huge group of fish few meters from the shoreline. It was Friday morning in Barangay Matuber when suddenly a huge army of tulingan …

Suspected rebels shoot dead ex-soldier in Surigao Sur

BUTUAN CITY – Suspected members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) gunned down a former member of the Philippine Army (PA) in Surigao del Sur Thursday, an official said on Friday. Surigao del Sur Provincial Police Office (SDSPPO) director, Col. James T. Goforth said Antonio Orac Dioquino, a retired army soldier, was shot to death …

BARMM’s COVID-19 testing facility up for accreditation

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) laboratory facility for Covid-19 testing, through the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC), is now on its stage 3 of the accreditation process. In a press statement released on Thursday, May 7, BARMM information office quoted Health Minister Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuansaying “Nasa stage 3 …

A sack of rice to every household by LGU in northern Mindanao

KAUSWAGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE– After barangay quick response funds (QRF) have been depleted from the first wave of relief goods distribution, the local government unit (LGU) here stepped in and started distributing one bag of rice to each household in 13 barangays. The distribution started Wednesday as organized by the office of the Mayor. Each …

Alert up in SoCot vs. entry of persons from Covid-hit areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Police personnel in South Cotabato have tightened their monitoring of vehicles entering the province’s borders to prevent the entry of individuals from areas with confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Lt. Renjun Bagaman, the spokesperson of the South Cotabato Police Provincial Office said Thursday, they received reports that a number …