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 …

Gub Jubahib grateful for NEDA’s approval of the Mindanao Railway Project 2020 implementation

TAGUM CITY — Davao del Norte Governor Edwin I. Jubahib welcomed the announcement of the Department of Transportation (DTTr) regarding the Mindanao Railway Project which includes his Province. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade on Friday announced that the  National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board has approved the implementation of Phase-1 Mindanao Railway Project (MRP) next year. …

Air New Zealand named best airline for 2020

The Air New Zealand has been crowned the world’s best airline  for 2020. This is sccording to AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website. Singapore Airlines (SIA), the title holder for 2019 slipped to second place, but Singapore carrier took top spot with its more premium offerings, winning the Best First Class Airline award …

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 …

Collection gikan sa DavNor quarry misaka

DAKBAYAN SA TAGUM-— Misutoy og taas ang collection gikan sa quarry dinhi sa Davao del Norte tungod sa guot nga pagpatuman sa balaud ug sa partisipasyon sa mga nanag-iya ug quarry. Sa rekord sa Provincial Treasurer’s Office, mikita og P13,381,783.88 milyones gikan enero hangtud Oktober karong tuig, kumpara sa susamang bulan niadtong 2018 nga mikita …

Philippines secures lead to champion the 30th SEA Games

DAVAO CITY— Now it can be told, Team Philippines’ will emerge the overall champion in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. As of this publication, Team Philippines has already garnered 91 Gold Medals, 70 silver and 71 bronze or 232 medals. which is enough lead to secure and claim the overall championship in the competition. Here …

P1.2-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zambo port

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Authorities have intercepted a shipment of PHP1.2 million worth of smuggled counterfeit cigarettes in an intelligence-driven anti-smuggling operation here, a top military official said Friday. Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said the shipment was intercepted Wednesday aboard a Bongo-type truck inside the local port by the Task Force Aduana …

2 more NPA rebels yield in Lake Sebu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Two more New People’s Army (NPA) rebels surrendered to government troops in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato province on Thursday, the second in the area in two days. 1Lt. Efren Halawig, civil military operations officer of the Army’s 27th Infantry Battalion (IB), said Friday the rebels decided to yield following negotiations with …