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Group bars solon from evac center over ‘stinky’ remark

DAVAO City–North Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco has been barred from entering the Haran Evacuation Center here after she had been declared persona non grata over her “derogatory statement” against the evacuees in July 14. In an interview Wednesday, Kerlan Fanaqel, secretary general of the Pasaka Confederation of Lumad Organization in ...

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Power supply worsens Davao City

DAVAO CITY — The Davao Light and Power Company has increased to two hours the rotating power interruptions in its franchise areas, as it continued to receive power supply deficit from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. Davao Light’s Corporate Communications Officer RoissLuga said NG CP imposed a 130-megawatt ...

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DSWD-11 opens Minda disaster hub

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here opened on Wednesday the Mindanao Resource and Operations Center (MROC) located within the Regional Rehabilitation Complex which was constructed within an initial budget of P7.4 million in BagoOshiro, this city. DSWD-11 Director Pris-cillaRazon said, “We have requested for ...

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Davao to maximize use of tech to generate jobs

DAVAO City – The Information Communications and Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Internet Café Association of Davao (ICAD) have forged a partnership that will maximize the use of technology to generate employment for Dabawenyos and promote entrepreneurship. In her privilege speech yesterday, ...

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Game changer, says solon of Aquino’s 2 new reform laws

TAGUM City, Davao del Norte––A Mindanao lawmaker hailed President Aquino for signing into law two landmark measures that aim to boost the country’s economic growth through fair competition and liberalized shipping industry. In a fitting ceremony in Malacañang attended by leaders of both chambers of Congress, Aquino signed on Tuesday ...

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Davao Light hikes duration of power cut to one hour

DAVAO CITY – Davao Light & Power Co. has increased the duration of its rotating power interruptions from a maximum of 30 minutes to 1 hour due to the increased Mindanao-wide curtailment as im-posed by the National Grid Corp. of the Phils. (NGCP). Consumers started ex-periencing a one-hour rota-tional blackout ...

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DOST urges millers to use iron-fortified rice

DAVAO City – The Department of Science and Technology-XI is encouraging rice millers in Davao Region to make use of iron-fortified rice. In yesterday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City, DOST XI assistant regional director Elsy Mae Solidum said using iron-fortified rice as an additive to rice stocks can address ...

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NCMF to venture in microfinance

DAVAO City – The National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is planning to explore the opportunities to open up Islamic microfinancing that will help more poor Filipinos. NCMF secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao said the country still has no such financing mechanism and it will not take that much to put in ...

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