200 patay sa pagpamomba sa Sri Lanka, gikondena sa lideres sa tibouk kalibutan

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (Abril 22) — Gikondena sa nagkadaiyang lideres sa tibouk kalibutan ang pagbomba sa simbahan og hotel didto sa Sri Lanka atol sa Domingo de Gloria, nga mikalas ug sobra dos sientos ka kinabuhi. Walo ka sunod sunod nga pagpamomba ang nahitabo sa nagkada-iyang dakbayan sa Sri Lanka samtang ang katawhan nagsaulog sa …

NoCot folks welcome ‘persona non grata’ declaration vs. NPA

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato — Residents and officials in this province welcomed the decision of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) in declaring the New People’s Army (NPA) as “persona non grata.” Charlie Segucal, chairperson of Barangay Kabalantian in nearby Arakan town, spearheaded a peace rally last weekend denouncing the atrocities of the NPA following …

Explosions rock DCPO bomb storage room, no casualty reported

DAVAO CITY (April 20) —- The storage room for previously recovered explosives and bombs exploded, at about 11:30 this morning inside the Davao City Police Office Compound along San Pedro St. this city. No casualty was reported. The explosion happened inside the stockroom of the explosive and ordnance disposal (EOD) unit in the compound. City …

Davao City to help drought-hit areas in DavSur, Visayas

DAVAO CITY — The city government is set to extend some PHP3.4 million in cash assistance to areas in the Visayas and Davao Region that are reeling from the dry spell. The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DCDRRMC) backed the move to extend financial aid to five municipalities in Davao del Sur, 29 …

BIFF follower killed, leader hurt in NoCot clash

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato — A member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was killed while a BIFF leader and a soldier were injured in a firefight in a remote village here, a top military official said Thursday. Major Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander, said the firefight ensued while a joint military …

Duterte urges China not to ‘surround’ Pag-asa Island

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday asked China to stop surrounding Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), warning that just one harmed soldier could “precipitate trouble there.” Duterte, in a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Batangas, made this statement after the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) bared that a rise …

First batch of OFWs from Tripoli now en route to PH

DAVAO CITY (April 20 ) — The first three Filipinos evacuated by the Embassy from Tripoli have departed Tunis ad now en route to the Philippines. The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) were assisted by the augmentation team from the Department of Foreign Affairs led by Executive Director Enrico Fos at the Tunis Carthage International Airport. …

Beach resort owners told: provide emergency crew, paramedics or face closure

DAVAO CITY (April 20) — Beach resort owners run the risk of tourism permit revocation should they be found operating without emergency crew, paramedics and first aide kits. Tourism Secretary Berna Puyat on Thursday said “Beach resort owners should be equipped with paramedics and first aide kit and those is Siargao should have medical staff, …

Marines, BFAR install artificial reefs in Sulu

DAVAO CITY (April 19)  — Marines do not always sail to fight, sometimes they put up a fight to protect the marine life. A reason why the Marine Battalion Landing Team-3 (MBLT-3) partnered with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for the a marine life preservation and protection project in Sulu. Col. Gerry Besana, Western …