Duterte kisses the soil where government soldiers fall

DAVAO CITY — Without saying a word, President Rodrigo Duterte kissed the soil where soldiers were killed in a blast in Patikul, Jolo, Sulu on Sunday. Duterte who is known for his heart for law enforcers who stand with the government fight against terrorism and criminalities was noticeably walking with a heavy heart to the …

Radyo ni Juan employees dissent sudden closure and dismissal amid COVID-19 crisis

DAVAO CITY—The employees of 94.7 Radyo ni Juan Davao (RNJ) has expressed dissent to the sudden company closure and their dismissal from work by their employer, Infomedia Resources Management (INFORM) Inc., at the height of the COVID19 outbreak. Station’s News Director Efren Armilla said in a statement, the group called the closure as bogus with an …

16 BIFF warriors surrender to PH Army in Maguindanao

RADJAH BUAYAN, MAGUINDANAO — Sixteen (16) members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) under Karialan faction yielded to ‘balik-loob’ joint efforts of the local government unit of Datu Abdullah Sangki (DAS) town and the 33rd Infantry (MAKABAYAN) Battalion of the Philippine Army aimed at bringing in more rebel returnees into the government side on …

‘Balik-loob’ BIFF commanders thank PH Army, appeal for continued government aid

RADJAH BUAYAN, MAGUINDANAO — Living in extremely insecure conditions and an environment stricken with poverty and uncertainty, several commanders and troops of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) have come to the fold, responding to government calls for giving up arms. In the past few years, hundreds of these Bangsamoro fighters had decided to put …

NHA turns over 100 housing units in IP’s devastated communities by earthquake

COTABATO CITY —- The National Housing Authority through the provincial government of North Cotabato turned over 100 housing units to Indigenous Peoples (IPs), whose houses were devastated by the series of earthquakes in 2019. The housing units will be the new home for the T’boli and Blaan tribespeople in Barangay Bacung, Tulunan, North Cotabato. National Housing …

Caraga Region-Davao City bus to operate soon-LTFRB

DAVAO CITY — Starting August, Davao City- Caraga region bound passengers and vice versa can avail the public transport. The Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional director Armand Dioso, said the board has allowed the Davao City-Caraga Region route but is still finalizing the schedule. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra in an interview with …

Davao’s highest confirmed cases are air travelers from Cebu and Manila

DAVAO CITY —The city government has required Davao-bound passengers to test negative of COVID-19 through RT-PCR before exiting the Davao Airport, starting Wednesday, July 22. This, after the data from the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit showed that the highest confirmed Covid-19 cases in Davao City were air travelers from Manila and Cebu. Given this …

European Union grants Ph P3.4-B for Peace and development projects in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY — The European Union recently turned-over some EUR 35.5 million (P2 billion) grant for the Mindanao Peace and Development Program (RISE Mindanao). In a statement released on Friday, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, on behalf of the Philippine Government, and European Union Chargé d’ affaires ad interim Thomas Wiersing, on behalf of the EU, …