Hundreds of Oro taxi drivers receive aid from LTFRB, DSWD, other agencies

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – More than 400 taxi drivers have received various forms of assistance from national government agencies at the Barangay Nazareth gymnasium Friday morning. According to Aminoden Guro, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-10 (LTFRB-10) regional director, there are around 500 taxi drivers who have yet to receive any aid from the government. The assistance, …

Cotabato Governor Catamco challenges TESDA’s 818 graduates to properly use acquired skills

M’LANG, Cotabato – Governor Nancy A. Catamco challenged graduates of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to use the skills they just acquired to fulfil their dreams in life.  At least 318 finished TESDA courses and received their certificates in a mass graduation ceremony held at the M’lang Municipal Gymnasium last April 13. “Despite …

Foreign terrorist, 2 Abu Sayyaf bandits die in clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A foreign terrorist and two Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed in a clash with government forces late Friday in Sulu. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief said, the 4th Light Reaction Company troopers were conducting focused military operation when they clashed with the group of Abu Sayyaf leader …

NPA leader arrested after failing to outsmart police with fake contact tracing system card

A WANTED platoon leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) failed to outsmart authorities when he was arrested for using fake COVID Contact Tracing System (CCTS), which he presented at a checkpoint in Bararangay Saravia of Koronadal City in South Cotabato province last April 15. The South Cotabato Police Provincial Office (SCPPO) identified the arrested …

MPOS reaches out to persons deprived of liberty in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY—Ministry of Public Order and Safety (MPOS), headed by Minister Hussein Muñoz, delivered hygiene and dignity kits to 216 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) of the Provincial Jail in Barangay Simandagit in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on April 4. Minister Muñoz said the activity aims to provide public services, especially to Bangsamoro constituents in the island …

Town installs more streetlights in villages

SANTO TOMAS, Davao del Norte —To provide sustainable lighting solution for people in remote areas, Mayor Ernesto Evangelista has ordered the installation of more streetlights in various barangays as one of the priority programs of this administration.  The latest were the two streetlights installed in Unit 0 and Unit 3 in Purok 20, Marscon, Barangay …

Zamboanga del Norte inaugurates its own molecular laboratory

DIPOLOG CITY – AFTER 10 months of waiting and more than a year of sending its specimen to neighboring provinces for covid-19 detection, Zamboanga del Norte province has finally inaugurated its own molecular laboratory at a government facility in Roxas town last April 15. Dr. Joshua Brilliantes, Health Department’s Director for Region 9, Governor Roberto …

University in Kabacan, Cotabato, offers medicine program

THE UNIVERSITY of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan town, Cotabato province, has finally got the green light from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to open up medicine program. “We’ve got the clearance from CHED after our university passed CHED’s requirements to open up medical courses,” said Marcos Moderin, Dean of USM’s College of Arts …