DSWD XI turns over housing units in Tarragona town

TARAGONA, DAVAO ORIENTAL – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office XI has formally turned over 277 housing units to the residents of Purok Tent City, Barangay Dadong in Tarragona last April 29. Aldrin Carpio, president of the MSAP Beneficiaries Association, expressed gratitude to both DSWD and the local government unit for …

Duterte orders pullout of Sinopharm vaccines

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night ordered the withdrawal of Covid-19 vaccines developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm. Despite having received the first dose of the vaccine brand himself, Duterte said he told an “ambassador” that he wanted the vaccines pulled out over concerns that the Sinopharm vaccine has yet to be …

NoCot releases incentives and uniform for town BPAT

TULUNAN, NORTH COTABATO — The provincial government of North Cotabato has released the P 517,000 fund for the incentives and uniforms of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) for Tulunan town. Governor Nancy A. Catamco believes that BPAT members play vital role in their respective villages not only in the maintenance of peace and order …

Congress folds housing controversy in MisOcc

Ozamiz City — After all the fracas and roar over a property in barangay Lam-an Ozamiz City, the House of Representatives Committee on Governance finally folded the three  committee hearings on Monday, March 23, which highlighted the narrative of Ozamiz City Mayor Sancho Oaminal who provided the academic and legal details of the project before …

BTA members want to upgrade Sulu Provincial Hospital

COTABATO CITY – Some members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament filed on March 24, a bill seeking to upgrade the provincial hospital in Sulu province. BTA Bill No. 90 seeks to upgrade Level I Sulu Provincial Hospital into a Level II hospital, increasing its bed capacity to 200, upgrading its professional healthcare services …

Former NPA-infested community goes through community healing, reconciliation and transformation

Lupon, Davao Oriental –— Aiming to uproot the decades-long dark and violent history of the community in the hands of the Communist Party of the Philippines — New People’s Army — National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), a 6-day community healing, reconciliation and transformation was recently held at Sitio Malig, Barangay Don Mariano Marcos in Lupon, Davao …

Congress folds housing controversy in MisOcc

Ozamiz City — After all the fracas and roar over a property in barangay Lam-an Ozamiz City, the House of Representatives Committee on Governance finally folded the three  committee hearings on Monday, March 23, which highlighted the narrative of Ozamiz City Mayor Sancho Oaminal who provided the academic and legal details of the project before …

PNP ordered to regionalize processing of death claims

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, March 22, ordered Philippine National Police (PNP) to stop the practice of requiring dependents of deceased policemen to go to the police headquarters in Camp Crame to process death benefits. In a televised weekly public address, President Duterte reiterated the implementation of his previous order to make …