BJMP trainee dies, 3 hurt in Pagadian road accident

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A trainee of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) was killed while three others were injured in a three-vehicle smashup in Pagadian City, a police official disclosed Saturday. Lt. Col. Alvin Saguban, Pagadian City police chief, said the incident that involved two trucks and a motorcycle and occurred around 5:10 a.m. …

Biz leaders expect 4th SONA to focus on Mindanao’s needs

DAVAO CITY–Mindanao’s business leaders said they expect Mindanao’s development to take center stage when President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2019 on Monday (July 22). Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) chairman Vicente Lao said he also hopes the completion of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) during the term of President …

Salugpongan still operates despite suspension order

DAVAO CITY–The Salugpongan Ta’tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center Inc. (STTICLCI) remains in operation despite the suspension order served by the Department of Education (DepEd) on July 12. In an interview Friday, STTICLCI executive director Maria Eugenia Nolasco said the 55 schools around Davao Region whose permit to operate was suspended by DepEd-11 will still hold …

GenSan all set for 5th Blaan Day celebration

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The local government will showcase anew the rich culture and traditions of the Blaan tribe, the city’s first inhabitants, during the 5th Blaan Day celebration on July 22. City Councilor Lucio Cawayan, the city council’s Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative (IPMR), said Friday the three-day event will include cultural activities such as the …

7 pupils, 2 others dead in Boljoon, Cebu mishap

CEBU CITY — Seven elementary pupils and two other passengers were confirmed dead in a road accident in Boljoon, Cebu, Friday morning, July 19, 2019. Sixteen other passengers were also rushed to nearby government hospital for various injuries. The victims were onboard a government-owned dumptruck when the accident happened. Boljoon Mayor Merlou Derama said the …

7 fishermen floating at sea for 11 hours rescued in S. Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY — Seven fishermen from Surigao City were rescued Wednesday afternoon off San Francisco, Southern Leyte after strong waves whipped by Tropical Storm Falcon overturned their fishing boat. The Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office here said the sea mishap took place between the coastal villages of Marayag and Pinamudlan in San Francisco town. The …

Opisyal sa pulis gipatay sa usa ka hubog atol sa lamay

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (Hulyo 19) — Patay ang usa ka Sarhento sa pulis sa dihang gilabni sa usa ka hubog ang iyang pistula, sa usa ka lamay didto sa Barangay Poblacion sa Kiamba, Probinsya sa Saranggani, niadtong milabayng Huesbes. Giila ni Lt. Col. Teody Condesa, tigpamaba sa Sarangani Police Provincial Office, ang biktima nga si …

DOH pushes for parents support on immunization

DAVAO CITY—The Department of Health in Region 11 (DOH-11) on Thursday called on the parents to allow their children to get vaccinated in next month’s school-based immunization.  DOH-11 officials admitted that many of the parents still fear getting their children immunized because of the Dengvaxia controversy in 2017. In 2017, the DOH suspended the school-based …