Marawi hostage survivors pay tribute to Fr. Chito Soganub

ILIGAN CITY – Two of hundreds of survivors of the Marawi siege faced the public here on Saturday to pay tribute to Fr. Teresito “Chito” Soganub, the Filipino priest who survived four-month captivity in the hands of the Maute-ISIS in 2017. The Pakigdait, Inc., VSO Philippines, and other civil society organizations and religious organizations in Iligan …

NPA rebels being Filipinos can avail free Covid-19 vaccine-Duterte

DAVAO CITY — Saying Communist insurgents are Filipinos, President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said they can avail of the coronavirus-19 vaccine for free when it becomes available. Dutere said even if the rebels are fighting the government, they too can avail of the government’s free mass immunization as long as they cease to conduct an …

PH posts $1.9-B net receipts in H1

MANILA – The national government (NG) registered net receipts amounting to USD1.928 billion in the first half of 2020.  Data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed that total foreign exchange inflows from January to end-June reached USD8.203 billion, while foreign exchange disbursement amounted to USD6.275 billion during the same period.  Bulk of the inflows …

DTI secures new funding for MSME loan program

MANILA – Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the Small Business (SB) Corp., the financing arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has been able to secure fresh funding for the Covid-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises (CARES) program to assist the recovery of small-scale businesses.  Lopez said government financial institutions Land Bank of the Philippines …

Davao City Council to discuss measures in disposing single-use face masks

DAVAO CITY — The City Council here is set to define modalities on the disposal of single-use face masks. Councilor Mary Joselle Villafuerte, the Chairperson of the Committee on Health, in an interview with the city government-owned DCDR said she is proposing an ordinance which will define the proper disposal of single-use masks that contain …

Pagwarning ni Digong sa negosyante makalisang sa mga kapitalista

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW— Ang pagwarning ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte sa mga dagkong patigayon sama sa mga kompanya sa telecommunications nakapalisang kuno sa mga kapitalista. Sumala ni Martial Beck, kanhi executive vice president sa European Chamber of Commerce, lisod mokumbinse sa mga langyawng kapitalista nga dinhi sa Pilipinas aron mobubo og kapital tungod sa mga gipamulong ni …

FM Pass ug curfew wad-on na sa Dabaw karong lunes

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW — Sugod karong Lunes, Agosto 3, walaon na ang pagamit sa food and medicine (FM) pass ug ang pagpatuman sa curfew hours dinhi sa dakbayan bisan pa man nagpabilin kini ubos sa Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). Kini ang gi-anunsyo ni Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio niadtong Biernes sa Davao City Disaster Radio, human …

Minors with special needs, foreign parents can enter PH

MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed Filipino children with special needs, as well as the foreign parents of minor Filipino nationals, who have Philippine visas, to visit the country amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The IATF-EID’s latest decision was contained in its Resolution 60 …

Government plans massive COVID-19 test, targets 10 million -IATF

DAVAO CITY –– The government plans to go on massive coronavirus testing with its one million test kits for ten million Filipinos in areas where barangay lockdown is implemented. But the Department of Health has yet to identify the areas where massive testing will take place. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday said the country …

Fines await motorcycle back riding violators starting Aug. 1

MANILA – The Joint Task Force (JTF) Covid Shield said there will be no more extension for the installation of protective barriers on motorcycles as police officers were directed to apprehended and fine violators beginning Saturday (August 1). “For more than three weeks, we were just warning and advising the violators to comply until July 31. …