November 21, 2019 - Thursday
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Davao City, Philippines


Peace Economy launched; Paquibato farmers to benefit

DAVAO CITY -- Paquibato farmers will now have a stable avenue for their agricultural produce to stabilize their economy. On Wednesday, the city’s Peace 911 launched Peace Economy, where Paquibato farmers will directly supply NCCC supermarkets’ Helen’s farm. Peace Adviser to the City Mayor Ir ...

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 16 hours ago

The Nation

Go pushes for DOH 2020 budget increase

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Tuesday defended and pushed for the budget increase of the Department of Health (DOH) during the Senate plenary deliberations on the agency’s 2020 budget. “Ayaw po nating mawalan ng trabaho ang ating mga nurses, midwives at iba pang health workers,” Go said. “I will defend and ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go (middle) in a discussion with (from left) Senator Panfilo Lacson, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Health Secretary ...

MDM | 16 hours ago


PH, Indonesia agree to improve border security

DAVAO CITY -- The Philippines and Indonesia have agreed to strengthen patrol operations and diplomatic relations relative to border crossing. This was reached during the 38th Republic of the Philippines-Indonesia Border Committee Chairman’s  Conference held in Waterfront Insular Hotel, Lanang on Wednesday. ...

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Ruth Palo | 16 hours ago


PDEA 11 burns P24M in drugs

DAVAO CITY -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-11 on Monday burned some P24 million worth of illegal drugs that have been presented as evidence in cases that had already been decided by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) 11. PDEA 11 director Antonio Rivera told MDM that under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehen ...

Photo by Harley Palangchao

Ruth Palo | 16 hours ago


Low water pressure to no water in all areas served by Calinan WSS due to power cut

Davao City Water District advises the public of two schedules of low water pressure to no water on November 24 from 12:01 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. and from 7:30 a.m. to 10a.m. in all areas served by Calinan Water Supply System (WSS). Affected areas are Davao-Bukidnon Road (from corner Sampaguita Street to Kabisig Village) ...

MDM | 16 hours ago

The Nation

Ramirez clarifies PSC role in SEA Games ‘cauldron’

DAVAO CITY -- Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chair William “Butch” Ramirez on Wednesday clarified that it is the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) and not the PSC that is responsible for the P50-million cauldron for the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games set to kick off on Nov ...

WHAT EXTRAVAGANCE? President Rodrigo Duterte says the amount used on the SEA Games cauldron was justified in a bid to meet the “product of the mind ...

Daniel Joaquin | 16 hours ago


Security ready for Pasko Fiesta

DAVAO CITY -- Security forces are ready for the month-long celebration of Pasko Fiesta in the city. Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) head Angel Sumagaysay said all forces are now coordinating with each other for the security measures that will be implemented during the entire event. “We ...

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Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 1 day ago

The Nation

Palace: Robredo’s ‘missteps’ led to Duterte’s change of mind

President Rodrigo Duterte changed his mind about appointing Vice President Leni Robredo to his Cabinet because the latter had taken “missteps” that derailed the President’s  “well-meaning intent for the Vice President to be part of the administration.” In a statement issued on Tuesday, Presiden ...

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MDM | 1 day ago


DOJ-PPA aims for 1M cc in bloodletting drive

DAVAO CITY -- The Department of Justice-Parole and Probation Administration (DOJ-PPA) is aiming to produce one million cubic centimeters of blood in its simultaneous nationwide bloodletting activity on December 11, 2019. Speaking to reporters in last Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw, DOJ-PPA Region 11 director Benjamin ...

BLOODLETTING. A file photo shows teachers from the Department of Education Cotabato Division donating blood to the Philippine Red Cross during the l ...

Ruth Palo | 1 day ago


Classes suspended due to magnitude 5.9 quake

COTABATO CITY -- Mayor Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi here has ordered Tuesday the suspension of classes in all levels, both public and private, following the magnitude 5.9 quake on Monday night that hit parts of Mindanao. The epicenter of the 9:22 p.m. quake, which was tectonic in origin, was traced ...

MEAGER BREAKFAST. A father and his son eats heated canned goods for breakfast at one of the 11 evacuation centers for earthquake victims in Makilala, ...

PNA | 1 day ago