Balik Probinsya program kicks off in Lanao del Norte

DAVAO CITY — The government’s Balik Probinsiya Bagong Pag-asa (BP2)  has finally been given flesh, as the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the local government unit (LGU) formally launched the  Program in the town of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte last Tuesday, November 24. The BP was born as the country struggles to fight against the …

When caroling is no longer essential for Christmas

“Merry Christ mas to you, Merry Christmas to you…Ayooo!” Those were the voices right at our doorstep, making us happy as during the yuletide season reminds the Christian world of Christ birth. Growing up with toddles and adults singing Christmas song at your doorstep always remind us that Christmas is kids and those once a …

Duterte appoints DavNor poll exec who rose from the rank as Comelec commissioner

DAVAO CITY – “I was and until now still in a state of disbelief” says Davao del Norte provincial election supervisor, lawyer Aimee Ferolino-Ampoloquio on Friday. The then rank-and-file employee of the Commission on Election in the first district of Davao City has been named by President Rodrigo Duterte as Commissioner of the Commission on …

Anak sa kanhi barangay kagawad sikop sa drug bust

DIPOLOG CITY – Sa ikaduhang g higayon, nadakpan na usab sa kapulisan sa Dipolog ang kanhi drug suspect nga si Rolando Alegrado, 38 anyos, anak ni kanhi barangay Barra konsehal Trinidad Alegrado. Gidakop si Rolando tungod sa padayon niining paghupot og illegal nga druga. Nadakpan kini atol kini sa gilusad nga anti-illegal drug buy-bust operation, …

Envi group to AITF: Ban firecrackers and fireworks in New Year festivities

DAVAO CITY  — An environmental group is calling on the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to ban the use of firecrackers and fireworks to greet the new year, to have a pollution-free celebration and physically-distanced but cherry celebration as the world faces the health crisis. In a letter sent to IATF-EID dated …

Medical student who endures brain tumor now a doctor, brother too

DAVAO CITY — “This is God’s Grace,” says Gail Vergara Ontal, the mother of Dr. Merthyll  Gail  Ontal and Jayvee Ontal who passed the recent medical board examinations. The gift of life given to Merthyll “is really the greatest gift God gave us,” Mrs. Ontal told Newsline.ph. Merthyll underwent surgery right after passing Physical Therapy …

Duterte to provide Ombudsman list of solons getting kickbacks

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he would refer to the Office of the Ombudsman information he received about some members of the House of Representatives who allegedly received kickbacks from project contractors. In a recorded speech, Duterte bared that he received a list of lawmakers who were allegedly involved in corruption through …