DavOr employees share precious blood

DAVAO ORIENTAL – Local and national government employees in Davao Oriental along with and some private individuals, offered shared life-saving blood to highlight their support in time for the 52nd founding anniversary of the province. The bloodletting activity was held at the Provincial Capitol Covered Court, the event was spearheaded by the Davao Oriental Provincial …

PNP asks porn site to remove students’ sex videos

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin – The Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group-10 (ACG-10) on Saturday said it has already requested a pornography-streaming website to remove from its server self-made videos of teenage students of a private school allegedly doing sexual acts that have been circulated online. ACG-10 investigator Staff Sgt. Ritchel Tesoro said they have forwarded the request …

59 couples exchanged vows on the 69th founding day of Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY— Fifty-nine couples exchanged vows Friday (June 14) in a civil mass wedding ceremony organized by the local government unit here as part of the city’s 69th charter day celebration on June 16. Mayor Celso Regencia, who solemnized the wedding ceremony, said the annual mass wedding aims to legalize the marriage of couples, who …

Bong Go celebrates birthday with Davao communities

DAVAO CITY (June 15)— Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go spent his birthday today with his fellow Dabawenyos as he visited three districts in the city to extend his sincerest gratitude for their support to the Duterte administration. “Gusto ko ibalik sa tao itong blessing na ibinigay sa akin. Pasasalamat na rin sa mga taga Davao …

Diocese begins beatification process for teen volunteer

MANILA — The Diocese of Cubao has begun the process for the beatification and canonization of a Filipino teenager. This, after the Vatican, through Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, declared Darwin Ramos as “Servant of God”, the preliminary step for sainthood last March 29. According to Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, …

CHED lauds SC ruling excluding Filipino, Panitikan in college

MANILA — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Wednesday lauded the Supreme Court (SC) decision, which denied the motion for reconsideration filed by critics against the exclusion of Filipino and Panitikan in the general education curriculum of all higher education institutions. In a statement, CHED chair J. Prospero De Vera III said the SC decision …

Davao Region takers dominate teachers exam

DAVAO CITY (May 26) — Teachers from Davao region dominated the Licensed  Professional Teachers (LPT) conducted on March 2019. Based on the result which was published online by the Professional Regulation Commission on May 25, Stephannie Apple M. Piodo of Compostela Valley State College – Montevista Branch got the top spot in elementary level garnering …

Duterte pays last respect to former House Speaker Prospero Nograles

DAVAO CITY (May 7) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday morning, May 6, visited the wake of former House Speaker Prospero “Boy” Nograles Jr., who passed away at the age of 71 on Saturday, May 4. President Duterte arrived at 12:12 a.m. at the Heritage Park to pay his last respects to Nograles, the “pride …

Iloilo celebrates Carabao-Carroza festival

ILOILO CITY — Despite new and emerging farm technologies, Pavia town in Iloilo province keeps its farmland’s tradition alive as it celebrated the annual Carabao-Carroza Festival on Friday. The celebration, which began in 1973 and is considered to be the longest-running festival in Iloilo province, is held annually to honor the farmers and their hardworking water …