Cardinal Tagle recovers from Coronavirus

DAVAO CITY — Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has recovered from the coronavirus, the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome said on Wednesday. The report said the Cardinal’s recovery came 13 days after he contracted the disease. He remained asymptomatic while he underwent strict isolation. Fr. Gregory Gaston, PCF Rector, said Tagle’s recovery “is indeed a great …

Gov. Catamco vows to make remarkable changes in IP lives

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Governor Nancy Catamco today vowed to leave remarkable changes into the lives of Indigenous Peoples in North Cotabato and will not cease to work until it’s done. This was the statement of Gov. Catamco which she shared before Secretary Allen Capuyan of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). Speaking before the …

Mayor accepts resignation of ailing Vice Mayor, his father

ISULAN, SULTAN KUDARAT — Gladly, the town Mayor of Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao accepted the resignation of the Vice Mayor, who happens to be his father. Mayor Marop B. Ampatuan was happy to accept the resignation of his father, Vice Mayor Datu Akmad Mitra Ampatuan, who cited his health problem as the reason for leaving …

Blaans offered Damsu for Mahklok bridge construction

MALUNGON, SARANGANI — The Bla’an tribe of Malungon town performed a “Damsu” ritual to pave the way for the construction of the P120-million worth of Mahklok river bridge in Barangay Blaan, South Cotabato. The Damsu was performed by the Tribal Chieftain and  barangay Councilor Joel Corante together with Mayor Tessa D. Constantino on September 4. The Damsu,  which means offering, …

FB page to receive quarantine breach complaints created

MANILA – The Joint Task Force Covid Shield on Friday created a Facebook account where netizens could directly report blatant violations of quarantine protocols. In a statement, JTF Covid Shield head Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said the move is part of the effort to empower the people not only to help the government in the enforcement …

Lone bettor bags P49-M Lotto 6/42 jackpot

MANILA – A lone bettor from San Fernando, La Union is the first jackpot winner of the Lotto games since the start of community quarantine measures in mid-March that affected the games’ operations, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office said Friday. In an advisory, PCSO general manager Royina Garma said the winner bagged the PHP49-million jackpot prize …

Davaoeños remember Roxas night market bombing

DAVAO CITY — The city government of Davao through Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio led the 4th year Commemoration of the Roxas Night Market bombing incident, Wednesday afternoon, September 2. Duterte-Carpio shared the moment with the victims families as Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, D.D. officiated the holy mass at the site. The Roxas night market bombing on …

Mother delivers baby in the arms of Talomo PNP along the national highway

DAVAO CITY —- A healthy baby girl was delivered in the arms of a police nurse along the national highway here. It was an ordinary morning for Talomo police personnel having their morning run when they noticed a pregnant woman touching her tummy at about 6 o’clock in the morning Tuesday, September 1, while forcing …

Davao’s Museo Dabawenyo to open in 2021

DAVAO CITY — The new Museo Dabawenyo will move to its new location in a 5-storey building constructed with the P200 million funding support from the Office of the President and the National Museum of the Philippines.  The Museo  is a 5-storey futuristic architectural design and it is durian-inspired exterior.   The local government unit …