DavOr Caravan served 6,000 far-flung villagers

MATI CITY, Philippines — Villagers from remote areas of Davao Oriental numbering to about 6,000  happily received the foodstuff from the local government. The August 22 and 23 province-wide caravan dubbed as Nakakaisang Lingkod-Bayan ng Davao Oriental was participated by 37 local and national government agencies. Government agencies served the villagers from  food to seedlings …

P129-M Polloc Port investment to boost Mindanao Economic Corridor

Cotabato City, Philippines — The recent registration by the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the investment of Bangsamoro Terminal Services, Inc. (BTSI) amounting to P129 million, a company based in Polloc Freeport in Parang, Maguindanao is seen to boost the Mindanao Economic Corridors strategy for Mindanao economic development. This is because Polloc Port provides …

Jica evaluates 21 projects in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A team from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) is evaluating 21 projects under the Davao City Infrastructure Development Plan and Capacity Building Project. Jica Project Team leader Ken Kumazawa said Jica already conducted consultations with stakeholders including industry and government agencies. Jica has also developed a data base for branding …

Rescued kidnap victim turned over to Vietnamese officials

Zamboanga City – The Western Mindanao Command officially turned-over the rescued Vietnamese kidnap victim to the Vietnamese officials in Zamboanga City today, August 23, 2017. Do Trung Huie was presented to the Vietnamese Assistant Defense and Armed Forces Attache (Dafa) to the Philippines Senior Captain Pham Than Tra and Vietnamese Embassy Third Secretary Ngo Tuan …

Big winners rock in Davao’s Kadayawan Festival

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The flower float parade, Pitik (drum beating) Kadayawan, and the street-dancing competitions capped the week-long Kadayawan sa Dabaw as participants from different Mindanao provinces rocked city streets in the last two days of the celebration. It is the first Kadayawan Festival under a martial period but people from Davao City, Maguindanao, …

ARMM exec endorses Singapore lesson vs terror

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao admitted anew that bombing threats and havoc by militant Muslims can only be contained through a united front as he endorses Singapore’s counter-terrorism program as doable. “Let us adopt it as a model,” Hataman told reporters on Wednesday August 17. The …

Unite in love amid armed conflict – UN emissary

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — The need for a united front to spread love and compassion in the world today is imminent as terrorism and lawless violence continue to wreak havoc affecting innocent lives and properties, a United Nations humanitarian expert said. “Let’s stand together as humanitarian workers to reach out and attend to the needs …

Davao Mayor Sara Duterte to NPA: Celebrate Kadayawan with us

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —   Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio invites  the New People’s Army (NPA) to join Dabawenyos in celebrating the 32nd Kadayawan sa Davao here. The rebel group is invited  especially during two major events – the street dancing and the floral float parade. Duterte-Carpio said Filipinos are invited to witness the celebration as long …