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COVID-19 cases in Davao Region near 500

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Davao Region have reached 488 after the Department of Health (DOH) – Davao logged 13 new infections on Wednesday.   Of the 13 new cases, the agency said five were from Davao City, four from Davao de Oro, two from Davao del Norte, and one each from Da ...

Davao Region. Map courtesy of Google

MindaNews | 2 weeks ago


DILG endorses P488.9-M road projects in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has endorsed for funding some P488.9 million worth of road projects in Region 12 or Soccsksargen under the 2020 Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP). Josephine Leysa, DILG-Region 12 director, said Friday a total of 13 ...

Workers repair a road in Pikit, North Cotabato. MindaNews file photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

MindaNews | 3 weeks ago


SAF troopers deployed after attack on police station in Sulu

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Archie Gamboa on Sunday ordered hot pursuit operations against unidentified armed men who attacked a local police station in Sulu on Saturday, killing two police officers and wounding two others. Gamboa said PNP-Special Action Force (SAF) commandos and the ...

PNA | 4 weeks ago


VFA here to say

The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is here to stay. At least that is the underlying message that can be discerned from the recent decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend its abrogation. This decision is actually not unexpected. In truth, the relationship of both countries has been rock-solid since this country transitioned fr ...

MDM | 1 month ago


‘Promises’ of the new normal

Last week I wrote about the inscrutable appeal of the ‘new normal.’ Outside of the home however, the disruptive changes that the new normal imposes in the psyche is beyond what I have seen in my many years in practice. I have never seen so many patients unable to sleep. I haven’t seen so many people waking up with palpitations. ...

Eva Aranas Angel | 1 month ago


Seconding Mayor Sara

I finally got my first haircut in months on Wednesday afternoon along what old-timers would call the crooked road. It is a stone’s throw away from City Hall. It was also my first time to go out publicly in months. So it was quite a surprise to find the situation has greatly changed. Were this change put to a vote, I would gladly ...

Jimmy Laking | 1 month ago


The cornerstone, the vine

            It’s good that we review the parables of the cornerstone (cfr. Mk 12,1-12) and the vine (cfr. Jn 15,1-17) if only to strengthen our conviction that we need to be united to Christ. We have to understand that in this condition, there should be no ...

Fr. Roy Cimagala | 1 month ago


Shut down for now

Any chance we will get to see Hidilyn Diaz back in action is not likely to happen. Make no mistake. Diaz, the country’s lone silver medalist in the 2016 summer Olympics, remains our best bet for that elusive Olympic gold in the estimate of Philippine Sports Chair William “Butch” Ramirez. Diaz is side-tracked ...

Jimmy Laking | 1 month ago


No angels can be found

Why do we often see government planning failing or going wrong? In an interview, the economist Milton Friedman remarked that a government composed of angels as its officials can nowhere be found. Appointments in high government positions, sad it may seem but is true, is still highly influenced by political clout and accommodation. The appointmen ...

Atty. Jamil Matalam | 1 month ago


Back in high spirits

There is an unmistakable sigh of relief in my neighborhood with Mayor Sara’s announcement that the Agdao market has been reopened effective June 2. This is music to the ears of my neighbors whose livelihood is linked to the operation of the market 24/7. Among them are at least 20 motorized and manual tricycle drivers th ...

Jimmy Laking | 1 month ago