PH-US agree to strengthen alliance through greater cooperation

DAVAO CITY —The Philippines and the United States made a renewed commitment to strengthen their partnership in various areas of mutual interest following a meeting between President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Malacañang on Thursday. President Duterte and Secretary Austin had “an open and frank discussion” on the status and …

Tokyo bound Soldier-Athletes dedicate fight in honor of C-130 crash victims

DAVAO CITY — Soldier-athletes Eumir Felix Marcial and Hidilyn Diaz on Tuesday said they will offer their fight in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics in honor of their comrades who were injured and died in the crashed C-130 aircraft. “We offer our best performance in our respective events to our countrymen and our fellow soldiers, …

Ex-Bahraini migrant rights advocate conferred order of Sikatuna

DAVAO CITY —Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert E.A. Borje, assisted by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sara Lou Arriola, conferred the Order of Sikatuna, Grand Cross (with Silver Distinction), on Ausamah Abdulla Al Absi, a Bahraini anti-human trafficking advocate who promoted migrant workers’ rights in Bahrain and across the globe. PAFA Borje, …

Physically challenged lad works normally to help his family

TULUNAN, COTABATO PROVINCE — Ipoy or Ryan Moralidad was born with no legs (congenital amputation) but it didn’t stop him to fend for his family as a good son. Ipoy, 21, of Purok 3, Barangay Sibsib, Tulunan Town, Cotabato Province, was overwhelmed with emotion as he recalled the difficult decision he had to make “to …

Army lends hand to disaster-stricken province

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – In addition to their commitment to serve the people and secure the land, troops from the 601st Infantry Brigade, which is made up of the 7th Infantry ‘Tapat’ Battalion, Joint Task Force – Talakudong, and the 5th Special Forces Battalion, have stepped up their humanitarian efforts in collaboration with the local …