Customs destroys smuggled cigarettes in CDO

DAVAO CITY – The Bureau of Customs-Port of Cagayan de Oro (BOC-CDO) destroyed some 1,700 cases of smuggled cigarettes worth PHP50 million in Bukidnon. In a press statement on Thursday, the BOC said the cases containing 85,000 reams of “Two Moon,” “Mighty,” “Marvel” and “Royal” brands, were condemned inside the facility of Terra Cycliq Corporation …

Duterte inaugurates P1.4-B bridge

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration Thursday of the P1.4 billion Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge Project, an important infrastructure project aimed at decongesting Metro Manila’s major thoroughfare. Speaking during the inauguration rites in Makati City, President Duterte expressed his gratitude to the Chinese government for financing the project. “The P1.46-billion funding that they have …

640 BPAT members receive Financial Assistance thru TUPAD Program

ARAKAN, COTABATO – The Government thru the strong collaboration of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XII, Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of Magpet, Municipal Police Station (MPS) of Magpet and Army’s 72nd Infantry “Gabay” Battalion awarded Financial Assistance worth 5,000 pesos each to 640 members of Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT) from the …

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 …

DSWD continues to improve initiatives for peace-building

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to improve their initiatives in achieving the goals of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, the Department is implementing several programs towards the attainment of an inclusive and sustainable peace through intensified development and other peace-building initiatives.  As the lead agency in social protection, …

PCSO remits P35-M aid to partner gov’t agencies, private orgs

DAVAO CITY — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Tuesday released over PHP35.39 million in assistance to various government agencies and private institutions as part of its mandatory contributions. PCSO general manager Royina Garma said the donations are part of mandatory contributions, from January to February this year, for partner institutions. Garma, together with …

P1 million incentives awarded to former rebels and tipsters

DAVAO ORIENTAL — Seven former members of the Communist-Terrorist New People’s Army have voluntarily surrendered to the authorities in the hopes of getting another shot at living a normal life. In a simple surrender ceremony on Monday, July 5, dubbed as “Pag-uli: Acceptance Ceremony of Returning Rebels,” Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang warmly welcomed the former …

Samal plunges in the dark, Nordeco swims in debt

DAVAO CITY –Frustrated and Angry! That best describe Governor Edwin I. Jubahid’s and Mayor Al David T. Uy’s feelings on the services of the former Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, now the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative, in Davao del Norte (Nordeco). Residents of Samal are united in their opposition to Nordeco, whereas those on the …

Retrieval operations stopped, 52 killed, 49 wounded in C-130 Sulu Crash

DAVAO CITY — The government has stopped the retrieval operations at the crash site of the ill-fated lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft as the 96 passengers have been accounted. The July 4, 2021, tragedy in Barangay Bangkal, Patikul, Sulu, killed 49 soldiers, three (2) civilians having 47 wounded military survivors and four civilians. President Rodrigo Duterte …