The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Davao region has assisted 136,067 indigent senior citizens in 2017 through its Social Pension Program. This was bared by Lywellyn Bibera, DSWD focal person for Social Pension in Davao region. The number of pensioners significantly increased from 85,532 social pensioners in 2016. The...
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday is expected to lead the inauguration of the multi-million Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory in Ecoland, Davao City. The PNP's Davao Crime Lab houses the state-of-the-art equipment including a high-end functional test DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) for hereditary material in humans and almost all other...
Additional road projects, amounting to PhP6.889-billion, will be constructed across the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for 2018. The new road projects comprise 68 percent of the ARMM’s total infrastructure budget at PhP10.103-B for the current year, data provided by region’s Department of Public Wokrs and Highways (DPWH) indicated. The...
The city government is targeting to generate around P2 billion in revenues this year to fund the local government’s operations and implementation of priority development programs and projects. Rodilon Lacap, acting city treasurer, said the figure is based on the projected increases this year in local tax collections and the...
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) approved a resolution declaring this province under a state of calamity. Ten of this province’s 16 towns were inundated by the onslaught of Tropical Storm “Vinta” that recently hit the country. The storm left five people dead. Vice Governor Eldwin Alibutdan, presiding officer of the Provincial...
Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo and Environment chief Roy Cimatu disclosed that a draft Executive Order (EO) on the creation of a task force on Boracay would be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte "to address once and for all" the serious problems besetting the popular tourist destination. The Department of Tourism...
Security measures are already in place for the feast of the Black Nazarene this week, according to the Philippine National Police-10 (PNP-10). PNP-10 said they expect a huge crowd at the Jesus Nazareno parish, and will be deploying police officers around the church and in areas where the “traslacion” (procession)...
The replacement of resigned Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is ready to take new responsibility as the second top leader of the city. Councilor Bernard Al-ag, who is currently the Acting Vice Mayor after VM Duterte took a leave of absence following the announcement of his resignation last December 25, is...
The city government has unveiled an enhanced Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) that will allow the issuance of business permits in two hours or even less. Dubbed as FAST, which stands for Friendly, Accessible, Simple and Timely, the new system was formally rolled out on Wednesday with the start...
Davao Region has recorded zero casualties during the New Year's revelry. The Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 reported that as of 9 a.m Monday, PRO 11 recorded “negative" incidents of stray bullet, indiscriminate firing, and fire or burning incident due to firecrackers. There were no reported major injuries in relation to...