Army soldiers drop firearms to carry PWD who receive relief goods, wheelchair

MAKILALA, North Cotabato— On November 19, Army soldiers Cpl. Brian Ayo-on and Pfc Allan Raagas of the 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, dropped their firearms to carry Luwel Laguyo, a person with disability, who travelled about 24 kilometers from his village Guangan, to join his group in the town center and receive his …

Twelve drug offenders complete ‘Balay Silangan’ community rehabilitation anew

KAUSWAGAN, Lanao del Norte-– A total of twelve surrendered drug offenders who successfully completed a three-month community rehabilitation program through the local government unit’s ‘Balay Silangan’ were showcased and presented to municipal mayor Rommel Arnado, local officials and employees in today’s Flag Raising Ceremony in the municipality of Kauswagan in Lanao del Norte.  The graduates …

Davao City’s ‘Santa’s Toy Factory’ to open next week

DAVAO CITY — The city government here is on the final stretch of preparations for the most anticipated 2019 Pasko Fiesta celebration, which is slated to open on Nov. 22 at the City Hall grounds. With a budget of about PHP22 million, the theme for this year’s event will be “Santa’s Toy Factory”. Gene Rose Tecson, …

Press group denounce unethical behavior of DavNor DILG official

DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Inc. on Sunday denounced the unethical behavior of Jeannette Palmera, the assistant provincial director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Davao del Norte. The MIPC statement reads: The Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Inc. regrets the actuation, behavior, and demeanor of Ms. …

8K cops to secure SEA Games venues in Metro Manila

MANILA — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will go on full alert on November 25, deploying around 8,000 police officers to secure local and foreign delegates of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), an official said on Friday. NCRPO acting director, Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas said they will deploy the police officers starting …

Disaster officials reprimand “showy” adventurists in quake hit town

KIDAPAWAN CITY – For being showy in the midst of tragedy, three teenagers were summoned by disaster officials and reprimanded for setting foot in high risk areas of Makilala, North Cotabato. Vice Gov. Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva, head of Incident Management Team of North Cotabato provincial disaster risk reduction and management council was assisted by local police …

513 grads take PNPA admission test in Pangasinan

URDANETA CTY, Pangasinan — Some 513 high school and senior high graduates took the Philippine National Police Academy Cadet Admission Test (PNPACAT) at the Urdaneta City National High School (UCNHS) here on Sunday. Capt. Cristonie Bongcawil, PNPACAT chief examiner at the test center here, said that 403 male and 110 female examinees took the test. Bongcawil …

PWDs and calamity

MAKILALA, North Cotabato —During calamities, persons with disabilities (PWDs) ran for their lives as everyone does. Their safety is less given priority, it is always one’s survival. This how Teresita Suerte-Poria described her condition and the 106 others when the series of earthquake hit their town. Poria is the president of women with disability of …

Filipino’s in Edmonton, Canada raise funds for Mindanao earthquakes victims

EDMONTON, Canada — The Filipino community here successfully raised P100,00 which they will share with with the victims of Mindanao earthquakes. Filipino community leader Benjie Lindo of Benjie Lindo, who goes on air via-Benjie Live- sought the collective support of his friends to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Mindanao, dubbed “Gotong Batangas Ko, Para …

Welcome to the world Baby ‘Quake-quake’

MAKILALA, North Cotabato-— While the 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck, everyone scampered for safety morning of October 29, but not Junifer, who was inside the labour room, she was an expectant mother then. On November 2, the Newsline.ph team found Junifer, a resident of Batasan Makilala in her sister’s house just near the town hall, cuddling …