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Outstanding barangays recognized in Tagum City

TAGUM City– Using the Local Government Performance Management System, the city’s outstanding barangays gained recognition. Some  23 barangays were evaluated independently based on their performance in governance along the areas of Administration, Social Services, Economic Development and Environmental Management. The performance evaluation saw Barangays La Filipina and San Agustin placing ...

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Police arrest 2 most wanted persons in Region 9

ZAMBOANGA City– Government authorities have arrested two of the most wanted persons in a law enforcement operation here in Region 9, the police reported Thursday. Arrested were Lito Antonga, 33, the number 8 most wanted person in Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay and Jerome Medija, 45, the number 1 most wanted person ...

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FAO, DAF-ARMM to launch P21-M project for farmers

MARAWI CITY — Five thousand farmers in conflict-affected communities as well as those who absorbed losses due to the dry spell in Maguindanao and North Cotabato are set to receive agricultural assistance starting July 15. Makmod Mending, secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Autonomous Region in ...

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DOST

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is to conduct the nationwide Junior Level Science Scholarship examination on Sunday, July 12. Examinees are regular third year college students who are taking up science, mathematics and engineering courses. In Northern Mindanao, there are about 300 examinees. ...

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Narcs net Misoc drug ring leader, five others

GOVERNMENT agents arrested a suspected drug ring leader along with five others in a raid in Misamis Occidental, authorities said on Thursday. Wilkins Villanueva, regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), identified the suspect as Zorabel Revil Banga a.k.a. “Mamay,” 38, of Talic, Oroquieta City in Misamis Occidental. ...

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FVR, Nene back calls for Duterte presidency

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent A GROUP that is drumming up support here for a Duterte presidential bid yesterday claimed that seasoned politicians that include former President Fidel Ramos and former Senate President  Aquilino Pimentel Jr. have continued to prod the Davao mayor to seek the country’s top post next year. ...

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‘Unwilling bet’ says it’s all about destiny

DAVAO Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who has consistently rejected the idea of running for President, is willing to face his destiny should the presidency become a moral obligation for him. “Pa-reglahan ko na lang kung muabot gyud na nga panahon,” he said when asked what he would do when it becomes ...

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Mindanao journos bag EU awards for peace

MINDANAO-BASED journalist Jefry Tupas of the Davao City-based Newsdesk is the Grand Winner of the EU Peace Journalism Awards. Tupas won the grand prize for his article, “The Teachers of Raja Muda.” He received the award during the awarding ceremonies on July 8 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City. ...

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