Distressed OFWs in Jeddah celebrate early Christmas with Duterte message, assistance

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Christmas came early for less than 200 Philippine Consulate General wards here after they received care packages and financial assistance from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Department of Foreign Affairs. During a meet-and-greet on Saturday at the Consulate General here, Chief of Presidential Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert …

Quake-hit residents commend Catamco for spending time with them

MAKILALA, North Cotabato — Residents suffering from the series of earthquakes in North Cotabato thanked their Governor Nancy Catamco for spending time with them and sharing some blessings from sponsors. According to residents, Catamco spent time talking with them as they shared measures to cope with the recent devastation caused by the earthquakes which started …

Toymaker produces Duterte dolls

Toymaker produces Duterte dollsIf one wants a souvenir of President Rodrigo Duterte, then a doll must be the answer. This, after  toymaker Dennis Mendoza presented to Duterte his creation which fascinates the President. In his creation, Mendiola depicted Duterte dolls showing Duterte riding a motorbike, Duterte with his Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go among others.

Pope Francis to lead the historic Filipino Aguinaldo Mass in Rome

DAVAO CITY — The Filipino community in Rome will celebrate the Aguinaldo Mass or Simbang Gabi with an unusual celebrant– Pope Francis. The FIipino Community eagerly awaits the start of the nine-day dawn mass or Simbang Gabi, as no less than the Pope will lead the celebration in the Vatican City – a first in …

Samal Mayor welcomes establishment of Tourist Police center

DAVAO CITY — To strengthen the tourism industry in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS), the Police Regional Office Command will establish a Tourist Police Center according to Police regional Director  Brigadier General Filmore Escobal. Samal, being a major tourist destination in the region according to Escobal, should provide a secure and safe environment for both local …

Wonderland-inspired Christmas decors and lights at Kahayag Festival in Carmen town

CARMEN, Davao del Norte —  There is wonderland  in this town. The disney characters inside the wonderland highlight this year’s  9th Kahayag Festival, which  officially kicked off on Friday, December 6, with Mayor Virginia J. Perandos leading the official lighting ceremony. The tall Christmas tree and the nativity symbols which sit inside the town complex catch the attention of …

Kalindugan Festival, a symbol of hope and distinct culture of Mandaya in Caraga

CARAGA, DAVAO ORIENTAL — If one wants to see how the Mandaya tribe of Davao Oriental preserved their culture amidst the massive civilization in the mainstream society, then, visiting the Kalindugan festival is the answer. Kalindugan is not just a feast to display the unity, strength and prestige of the Mandaya,  but, it is a portrait …