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Mindanao

OCD 11 ready to hand over four evacuation centers to Region 11 LGUs

DAVAO CITY -- Four regional evacuation centers (RECs) constructed in Davao Region by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) 11 in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are ready for handover to the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the coming months. OCD 11 administrative officer Frans ...

Photo provided by OCD 11

Ruth Palo | 2 hours ago

Mindanao

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 | 3 hours ago

Mindanao

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 | 6 hours ago

Mindanao

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

Business

Young entrepreneurs take center stage in Pinoy MSME Expo

  DAVAO CITY -- Southern Mindanao has become a hub for young entrepreneurs who now make up a good percentage of the region’s Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) “As your Mindanao rep to the national MSME Development Council, it gives me great joy to see a burgeoning of young ...

KAKANIN MAKING. Would-be entrepreneurs were able to avail of the free training on Pinoy Kakanin Making during the opening of the PINOY MSME EXPO at Ab ...

Lovely Carillo | 4 days ago

Mindanao

Davao City Council backs martial law exemption

DAVAO CITY -- Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte on Tuesday said the City Council will prioritize the discussion of Mayor Sara Duterte’s proposal to lift martial law in Davao City during next week’s Executive Legislative Agenda (ELA) meeting. Speaking to reporters In his first media briefing on Wednesda ...

WATCHFUL. Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte supports Mayor Sara Duterte’s proposal to exempt Davao City from the coverage of martial law. ARJOY M. CENIZ ...

Ruth Palo | 5 days ago

Mindanao

Cop chiefs face relief if they fail to stop illegal gambling

DAVAO CITY -- Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 director Police Brigadier General Marcelo Morales warned all station commanders in Region 11 that they face relief if they fail to act on blatant illegal gambling operations in their respective areas. He said PRO 11 is also looking into its own personnel who are p ...

Ruth Palo | 5 days ago

Mindanao

Proof of parking ordinance pushed in Davao City

DAVAO CITY -- Third district councilor Conrado Baluran on Tuesday proposed an ordinance mandating all prospective vehicle owners to present proof that they have parking space or garage before they are allowed to make the purchase. In a privilege speech during the regular City Council session, Baluran, who chairs the Co ...

JAMMED. Davao City councilor Conrado Baluran points out that one of the causes of traffic jams is the penchant of many vehicle owners to turn the city ...

Ruth Palo | 6 days ago

Mindanao

Councilor pushes creation of new congressional districts for Davao City

DAVAO CITY -- Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang has proposed the further division of the city’s three congressional districts to make way for one or more districts as the population continues to grow. In his privilege speech during last Tuesday’s regular City Council session, Dayanghirang noted that t ...

"We have been qualified for this. We can even have six districts if we want," councilor Danilo Dayanghirang says in a privilege speech. Arjoy M. Ceni ...

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 6 days ago

Mindanao

Davao drug den dismantled, 5 men arrested

DAVAO CITY -- Five men were arrested as the Regional Special Enforcement Team of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) backed by police operatives dismantled a suspected drug den in Barangay Pampanga, this city on Monday. PDEA 11 director Antonio Rivera identified the arrested suspects Rainer Sandoval ...

Photo courtesy of PDEA

Ruth Palo | 6 days ago