23 barangays represented in bigger, bolder Mutya ng Tagum City search

TAGUM CITY— For the first time since its inception in 2013, the Mutya ng Tagum City pageant will be featuring 23 contestants representing each of the 23 barangays of the city in its 2020 edition. This, after the local government of Tagum’s City Tourism Office managed to get the nod of the 23 Barangay Captains …

Duterte condoles with Oman over Sultan Qaboos’ death

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte condoles with Oman over the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who ruled the Gulf State since 1970. “On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expresses his sincere condolences and offers his fervent prayers to the government and people of the Sultanate of Oman as they mourn their …

BARMM takes over Grand Mosque management

COTABATO CITY — The national government has turned over the management of the country’s biggest and panoramic Grand Masjid of Brunei Sultan Bolkiah in this city to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, Ministry of the Interior and Local Government secretary, said Thursday that Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) …

PCSO’s first millionaire for 2020 wins P80-M Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot

DAVAO CITY — — The first Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) millionaire for the year 2020 won PHP80.7-million jackpot prize in Wednesday night’s Grand Lotto 6/55 draw. The lone bettor is from San Pablo, Laguna won the PHP80.7-million jackpot prize in Wednesday night’s Grand Lotto 6/55 draw. PCSO general manager Royina Marzan Garma said the lucky …

Duterte brings love and hope to children with cancer

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte visited children at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City on December 29, 2019. This, as Duterte’s tradition to a sector close to his heart, the children cancer patients. In 2007, Duterte  bequeathed his own house at Margarita Village so that children can use them, thus, a shelter called  House …

Kumander Bravo calls for lasting peace in Mindanao

ILIGAN CITY – Abdullah Macapaar, also known as “Kumander Bravo”, the MILF leader who used to lead attacks in Lanao del Norte including Kauswagan town, and now a Member of Parliament in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), said on Saturday he does not want conflict anymore and encouraged everyone to work together …

Blessed Sacrament stolen from NegOr heritage church

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Blessed Sacrament at the Adoration Chapel of the St. Augustine of Hippo Parish Church in Bacong, Negros Oriental was stolen by unidentified thieves on Friday. The people in Bacong are asked to do penitential acts for the reparation of sins committed against God for the desecration and sacrilegious act in the stealing …

Lasting peace tops Duterte’s New year ‘wish list’

DAVAO CITY — If there is one wish that President Rodrigo Duterte would really want to happen in 2020, that is lasting peace.  Duterte wishes lasting peace and comfortable lives for Filipinos this Christmas, said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. “Lasting peace is on the wish list of the President ever since. Those who express antagonism …

Go celebrates Christmas with hospital watchers

DAVAO CITY – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go celebrated Christmas day at the Balay Pahulayan, a resting facility for the watchers of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) here. Go distributed cash assistance, food packs, and mattresses to the said beneficiaries. He also urged the watchers to go to the Malasakit Center to avail of the …