Davao City bans welcome, send-off groups in transport hubs

DAVAO CITY — The city government here will permanently ban starting Tuesday (February 11) all welcome and send-off groups in all transportation hubs in the city. Mayor Sara Duterte announced the ban on Monday, saying it will take effect in airports, seaports, bus terminals, and other transportation hubs. “It is not only because of the 2019 …

Former rebels turn soldiers go back to school

DAVAO CITY — After years of holding firearms in the hinterlands, 14 former rebels turned soldiers, now hold pens to enrich themselves through Alternative Learning School (ALS) inside their camp in Barangay Dayoan, Tago, Surigao del Sur. The soldiers are members of Manobo and Mamanwa tribes from the different communities of Surigao,  used to fight …

Davao City bans entry of pigs, pork products from neighboring provinces

DAVAO CITY – The confirmed cases of African Swine Fever in Davao Occidental and a suspected case in Davao del Sur, has prompted the city government to ban the entry of live pigs, pork meat and other bi-products from said provinces.starting Monday, February 3.. In an interview with the media, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio explained that the …

Catamco to reactivate barangay disaster council

DAVAO CITY –— North Cotabato Governor Nancy A. Catamco wants the immediate reactivation of all Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils in the province. Catamco emphasized this to the Department of Interior and Local Government XII (DILG XII) Regional Director Josephine Cabrido-Leysa, CESO III, and Provincial Director Ali B. Abdullah in a brief conference …

No confirmed coronavirus in Davao City-CHO

DAVAO CITY — There is no confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) here. But the city government statement said, the City Health Office is monitoring eight Chinese nationals who recently arrived in the city. In a statement released Thursday night, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio Mayor, assured the people of Davao that the city government “has been …

TESDA-11 eyes 100 IP trainers on organic farming

KAPALONG, Davao del Norte — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Region 11 (TESDA-11) said it is eyeing some 100 members of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) from the five Davao Region provinces in Davao to be trainers in their respective communities in organic farming. Arlyn Bandong, TESDA-11 provincial director for Davao del Norte, said …

BARMM commits to fight against OFW human trafficking

COTABATO CITY —To protect the rights of the Bangsamoro Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the Bangsamoro Government signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Blas F. Ople Policy Center on Tuesday, January 21, at the Bangsamoro Government Center, in Cotabato City. The said MOA, which aimed to create the Bangsamoro Task Force against human trafficking …