Bong Go appeals for vigilance and cooperation amidst covid-19 pandemic

DAVAO CITY — Senator Christopher “Bong” Go issued a strong appeal to Filipinos to remain vigilant, religiously follow quarantine measures, and to always observe health protocols, such as the proper wearing of face masks, practicing social distancing, avoiding non-essential travels and observing proper hygiene by frequently washing hands.  “Gusto na natin matapos ang krisis na …

Mati ‘Bantay Karne’ ops seize illegally sold pork products

DAVAO CITY – The series of “Bantay Karne” operations in Mati City, Davao Oriental, have resulted in the seizure of 290 packs of pork-based products early this week, the city government said Thursday. Mati City information officer Ben Jason Tesiorna said the “Bantay Karne” drive was part of the city’s effort to prevent the entry of …

Alimpulos miguba og 70 ka balay sa Misamis

TUDELA, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL –—Nawad-an og pinuy-anan ang pipila ka pamilya human nga gilampornas sa makusog ng alimpulos ang upat ka mga barangay niining lungsod, kaganinang alas 3 sa hapon, Agosto 5. Gipadayag ni Mayor Samuel Parojinog nga milungtad og halos 30 minutos ang alimpulos hinungdan nga nangalagpot ang mgab atop sa mga balay. Bisan gani …

IP leaders call for thorough probe into CPP-NPA atrocities

MANILA – Indigenous peoples (IP) leaders on Wednesday called for a thorough, just, independent and community-based investigation into reported injustices suffered by IPs in the hands of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). In a web forum, Christine Banugan, leader of the Mandaya Tribe who led the appeal on behalf of …

22.6M learners enrolled for incoming school year: DepEd

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday reported that 22,663,065 learners have enrolled in public and private schools nationwide for the academic year 2020-2021. Data from the department shows as of August 5, about 21,163,276 learners have enrolled in public schools and 1,465,574 in private schools. Region 4-A (Calabarzon) logged the highest number of …

Duterte to telcos: Report officials delaying permits

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte has asked telecommunication companies to report officials delaying the release of permits for the construction of new telecommunication sites or towers in the country. “It’s really corruption. Alam mo, you can ask Bong and the business can ask Sonny Dominguez, kay — the generals, kay Secretary Año, isumbong na …

PhilHealth official fears they may lose reserve funds by 2021

DAVAO CITY— The die is cast and PhilHealth contributors are now worried after PhilHealth Acting Senior Vice President Nerissa Santiago said come 2021 the agency will run into deficit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Santiago who attended the Senate Committee hearing on the alleged irregularities of funds said “It will be in 2021 that we …

A street cleaner discovers ‘shabu’ along the road

DAVAO CITY — A street cleaner of the Davao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) found sachets of suspected illegal drugs ‘ shabu’ along the road in Matina Aplaya here on Tuesday. The CENRO personnel was doing her daily routine when she found sachets of illegal drugs, she immediately reported the incident to the …

Davao City to establish 8 new police stations

DAVAO CITY  — Due to the increasing number of population and the wide jurisdiction among police precincts, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) will establish eight new police stations (PS) to ensure everyone’s safety and community participation. The establishment of additional precincts was an order from the Philippine National Police headquarters but the order is …

DepEd reminds teachers: No need to buy gadgets

MANILA — Despite the shift towards other alternative learning delivery modes, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday reminded teachers that there is no urgent need to buy laptops or computers. Undersecretary Alain Pascua clarified that despite the availability of online learning as a teaching mode this coming school year, there is no urgent need …