Over 650 transport infra projects completed under Duterte admin

MANILA – There are at least 671 infrastructure projects already completed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) less than a year before President Rodrigo Duterte steps down from office, with over 200 more projects expected to be completed before and even beyond his term. In an editorial on Wednesday, Build, Build, Build Committee chair Anna Mae …

Marawi IDPs begin transfer to new housing units

MANILA – The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has guaranteed the turnover of all completed permanent houses to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi City starting this month. “As promised last month, we will be turning over or inaugurating completed projects starting this month with these housing units and another mosque,” TFBM chair, Department of Human …

PRRD legacies: Fight for migrants’ rights, broadened ties

MANILA – Openly denouncing the Kafala system and pioneering the adoption of Global Compact for Migration (GCM) proved that the country has been a leader in advocating migrants’ rights in the international arena. At a pre-State of the Nation Address forum on Wednesday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the country was “at the forefront …

Duterte joins Muslim community in observing Eid’l Adha

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joined the Muslim community Tuesday in observing Eid’l Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, saying he stands in solidarity with its pursuit of the shared goal of building a more inclusive society. “This significant occasion continues to serve as a testament to the unyielding faith of the …

DENR XI discovers class 1 cave in Davao de Oro

DAVAO CITY — There are over 199 caves or caverns in Davao region and each one displays spectacular beauty, the gaze and its glitters brings radiance to every form. A Cave features are usually formed by slow-moving water that has a high calcium carbonate content. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources regularly conducts inventory and assessment …

Sustained Government efforts forced BIFF Members to Surrender

PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO–– Three (3) members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) surrendered to 57th Infantry (Masikap) Battalion in Sitio Iking, Barangay Romongaob, South Upi, Maguindanao on Friday (July 16, 2021). According to Colonel Eduardo Gubat, 603rd Infantry Brigade Commander, those who surrendered to 57IB under Lt. Col. Jonathan Pondanera belongs to BIFF-Bungos Faction. …

Tree nurturing launch in Davao city with PCSO, DENR, and PEP

DAVAO CITY — On Saturday, July 17, over 300 fully grown trees in a container were distributed throughout the city in an effort to create a green city, thanks to a collaboration between the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and PEP Philippines Inc. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office General Manager Royina …

CBCP urges parishes to pray for Myanmar

MANILA – The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) encouraged bishops and diocesan administrators to join Myanmar in commemorating their “Martyr Day” on July 19. In a circular released on Saturday, Fr. Carlo Del Rosario, CBCP assistant secretary-general, urged the clergy to join the celebration on Monday which was declared as a “Day of Solidarity …