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Army extends relief effort for Surigao quake victims

DAVAO CITY -- Personnel from Army's 36th Infantry Battalion (IB) joined the humanitarian aid effort after the July 13 earthquake that rocked the towns of Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen, Lanuza, and Cortez in Surigao del Sur. The magnitude 5.5 quake that hit at around 4:42 a.m. injured 42 and damaged ...

A motorist drives past a destroyed house after a large earthquake that hit Surigao City on July 13, 2019. ERWIN MASCARINAS / AFP

Ruth Palo | 2 hours ago

The Nation

Duterte mulls severing diplomatic ties with Iceland – Palace

Malacañang on Tuesday, July 16, said President Rodrigo Duterte is "seriously considering severing ties with Iceland" following its spearheading of a resolution that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should probe the Philippiens for alleged human rights abuses under the the campaign against illegal drugs. ...

President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the reception party upon his arrival at the Jolo Airport before heading to Camp Bud Datu in Indanan, Sulu on July 15 ...

MDM | 3 hours ago


Go files bill seeking more benefits for solo parents

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has filed a bill that aims to provide additional benefits and privileges to some 14 million solo parents in the country, helping them ease the burden of single-handedly raising their children.  Senate Bill No. 206, which aims to amend the Solo Parents' Welfare Act of ...

MDM | 4 hours ago


Davao Region Police FB account hacked

DAVAO CITY -- Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 director Police Brigadier General Marcelo Morales on Monday revealed that the official Facebook account of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 had been hacked in June, forcing the office to create a new one. Morales said there was an unauthorized intrusion into th ...

TIGHT SECURITY. The hacking of PRO 11’s Facebook account comes as security forces gear up for the Kadayawan Festival in August. Arjoy M. Ceniza

Ruth Palo | 5 hours ago


Omics: Unraveling Mindanao's DNA

DAVAO CITY — What are “omics” and why are they important not just in the field of research but in the future of Mindanao? ...

FOCUS. PGC-MSF Laboratory Technician Christian Labrador examines the DNA of rabies virus using Gel electrophoresis at the College of Science and Mathe ...

Kenneth Paul Senarillos | 1 day ago

The Nation

Go cites need for Department of OFWs

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go over the weekend emphasized the need to establish a new executive department that will focus on the needs and concerns of Overseas Filipinos, particularly Filipino migrant workers or OFWs. Go said that the functions of government agencies must be streamlined in order to provi ...

MDM | 1 day ago

On The Wall

Go celebrates cancer patient’s 6th birthday

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go brought food and help on Friday to the 6th birthday party of John Paul Culiao, a six-year-old with leukemia, at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Diliman, Quezon City. At the party, Go also assured the hospital management and the patients that the government woul ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go celebrates with John Paul Culiao as the latter turns six years old at the Philippine Children’s Medical C ...

MDM | 1 day ago


55 Salugpungan schools in Davao Region suspended

DAVAO CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd) 11 has ordered suspension of the permit to operate of the 55 schools operated and owned by the Salugpungan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Centers operating across Davao region starting last Friday, July 12, 2019. The suspension order was issued on ...

File photo of members of the Ata-Manobo community in Talaingod, Davao del Norte holding a rally against Salugpungan schools on December 1, 2019. PIA ...

Ruth Palo | 3 days ago

The Nation

Go highlights housing options for the poor

BACOOR CITY, Cavite – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go told families affected by fire in Barangay Talaba VII in this city the possible housing options they may avail themselves of to rebuild their homes. Citing the National Housing Development, Production and Financing Act of 2019 Sena ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go interacts with young fire victims in Bacoor, Cavite early this week.

MDM | 4 days ago

The Nation

Duterte: UNHRC resolution 'crazy'

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution calling for a comprehensive international review of the drug war in the Philippines “crazy” but said he may consider allowing UNHRC staff into the country. "Let them state their purpose and I will review it,&rd ...

FOR REVIEW. President Rodrigo Duterte listens to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on the sidelines of the GOCC Day in Malacañan on July 11, 201 ...

Jon Joaquin, Agence France Presse | 4 days ago