Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that this is not the right time to blame parties regarding the fire that gutted the NCCC Mall in Davao City last Saturday killing 38 people. He said that what should be done right now is to help one...
All is well for in Mindanao and the adjoining province of Maguindanao under the martial law declared in Mindanao by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. This developed as residents in the area have remained solid behind the extension of martial law for the entirety of 2018, citing it has done well...
Tropical Storm Vinta has so far caused PHP247,471,090 worth of agricultural damage in the Zamboanga, Northern Mindanao, and CARAGA regions. In an update issued Thursday, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Ricardo Jalad said the figure can be broken down into PHP44,285,000 for Zamboanga...
Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte tendered his resignation as vice mayor of the city during the City Council’s special session Monday, December 25. In a short but emotional speech, Vice Mayor Duterte said his decision to resign was due to the numerous issues thrown against him and his family. The vice mayor...
A new taxi hailing application is now in Davao to help further improve the cab service. Hirna is the new taxi booking application in Davao City developed by Davao-based developers and AVIS Philippines, in partnership with Globe Telecom. Hirna is a name that plays the phrase “here now" to symbolize speed...
Classes in all levels in Davao City were suspended from Dec. 21-23 as tropical storm "Vinta" (international name Tembin) is expected to make landfall over the Caraga-Davao region Thursday evening or Friday morning. Tropical storm "Vinta" (international name Tembin) has maintained strength as it moves towards eastern Mindanao and expected...
The provincial government of South Cotabato has opened four more wards at the provincial hospital in Koronadal City as it moves to ease overcrowding problems at the facility. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief, said Monday the additional wards were situated at the provincial...
An education official announced they received the best Christmas gift ever this year. Jonathan Silao, principal of the Pasonanca National High School, made this announcement after he received the newly-completed P24.6 million three-storey 17-classroom school building. The construction of the project was initiated by first district Rep. Celso Lobregat and was...
The number of tourist arrivals in Davao City could hit about 170,000 to celebrate Christmas or 10,000 more compared with last year. Even without firecrackers or display of pyrotechnics, the city has become a destination for domestic tourism because of its month-long Pasko Fiesta. Davao City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) chief...
The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 is hoping to finally achieve “zero casualty” in terms of firecracker-related injuries this coming Christmas and New Year holidays, with the rollout of an executive order (EO) that regulates the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices. Jenny Ventura, coordinator of DOH-12’s...