DavNor hosts ELCAC operation center

TAGUM CITY  – The provincial government of Davao del Norte is now the host for the ELCAC operation center of the region. Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang, who chairs the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) said  that the establishment of the  Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) is an important facet in the full …

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 …

Isolated Lumads hail gov’t attention, care

Davao del Norte – Residents of an isolated indigenous people community are grateful to the care and attention that the government is giving them. Datu Bansing Balamban, Tribal Chieftain of Sitio Tapayanon, acknowledged the services and provisions being poured into their village by government agencies and charitable organizations during the second multi-stakeholder service caravan. “Nalipay kaayo …

Kagawad nga naa sa ‘narco list’ patay sa ambush

POLOMOLOK, South Cotabato —PATAY ang kanhi presidente sa Liga ng Barangay ug kasamtangang kagawad sa munisipyo nga apil sa ‘narco list’ sa kapuisan, human kini gipusil sa riding in tandem mga 1:00 ang tagna sa hapon niadtong Huebes, Nobiembre 14. Giila ni P/Col.Lino Capillan, tigpamaba sa Police Regional Office 12, ang biktima nga si Vicente …

Police arrests employer for alleged rape of minor househelp

ILIGAN CITY –— Police here arrested on Wednesday afternoon a 53-year-old employer accused of raping his househelp who is a minor. Major Allan Abalde, chief of Iligan City Police Station identified the suspect as Ray Baldicantos , former member of Iligan City Civil Security Unit (CSU) for violation of the Republic Act 7610 or the …

Duterte orders abolition of Pasig River rehab commission

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte, through Executive Order (EO) 93, has abolished the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC). In a letter dated November 12 and addressed to PRRC officer-in-charge Assistant Secretary Joan Lagunda, the President submitted a certified copy of EO 93, which formally orders the “disestablishment of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission.” Under EO 93, …

DSWD polishes guidelines for 4Ps rice allocation

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has been working closely with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Food Authority (NFA) to distribute rice to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries instead of cash for the rice subsidy component of the program, an official said Wednesday. “We have …

‘Build, Build, Build’ beyond 75 key infra projects: DOTr

MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday rejected Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon’s claim that the “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) program was a failure, citing numerous completed and ongoing infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration. In a phone interview, DOTr Assistant Secretary for Communications and Commuter Affairs Goddes Hope Libiran said the list presented …

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 …