Thousands of senior citizens in North Cotabato benefited from the outreach program conducted by the provincial government Monday in different municipalities, officials said. According to Jessie Enid, focal person on health and legal matters, the program includes free eye check-up and the corresponding distribution of reading glasses under the “Antipara...
More than 20,000 families affected by drought early this year received rice assistance from the municipal government of Pikit and the provincial government of North Cotabato Friday, disaster officials have said. The recipients were from 42 villages in Pikit that were severely affected by the long dry spell, Tahira Kalantongan,...
Tourist arrivals in Mindanao are expected to rise by 10 to 20 percent year-on-year if backed with logistic support from concerned government agencies, a tourism official said. Department of Tourism-Mindanao (DOT-Mindanao) Assistant Secretary Eden David noted that she sees this possible with the creation of a Mindanao Tourism Agenda (MTA)...
The Philippines' hosting of the next prestigious Miss Universe pageant on Jan. 30, 2017 (Monday, Manila time) will be aired live in all TV networks at around 8:00 am to 9:00 am, a tourism official said. Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary for Media Affairs Kat De Castro made this confirmation...
The provincial government of Davao del Norte has set its three-year development thrusts and priorities under its Executive and Legislative Agenda (ELA) 2016-2019 anchored on the “Abilidad at Malasakit (Competence and Compassion)” governance of Governor Anthony del Rosario. Noel Baguio, Chief provincial Information Officer, bared Friday that provincial officers described...
The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) has assured its member-consumers of zero blackouts on Christmas season although electricity consumption usually increases during the period. Engr. Edgardo Ancheta, Zamcelco acting general manager, on Friday issued the assurance citing the cooperative has sufficient contracted power from electricity providers compared to consumption. Ancheta said...
The New Zealand government has opened its postgraduate studies scholarship program for Filipinos, but this time giving more opportunities to deserving students from Mindanao. With this development, New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan and Ben Burrowes, the Regional Communications Manager for South and Southeast Asia of Education New...
Five policemen were ordered jailed after a trial court issued a commitment order for them to be detained in the city’s rehabilitation center here Thursday. Ordered imprisoned were Pol. Senior Insp. Ereneo Ramirez, Sr. Pol. Officer 2 Jojo Lim, Sr. Pol. Officer 1 Alaindelon Tacubao, Pol. Officer 2 Alejandro Ubanan,...
Davao city government is offering options for the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) on how to spend their Christmas in December. This was announced by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who said the IPs could either stay in their communities where they will receive government services and goods or spend the time in the...
The Department of Health (DOH) Region 9 has embarked on a ground level information campaign on the prevention of Zika virus. Dr. Aristides Tan, DOH regional director, told the Philippines News Agency, that the information drive is aimed to instill awareness on the effects of Zika virus. The move of the...