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Monsanto, Sabuga-a, Dael ready to take on new challenges

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE newly appointed department heads in city hall are ready to face the new challenges they will be facing in their respective capacities, the officials said in separate interviews. In an interview, Retired Army Col. Mario Verner Monsanto, who was named new traffic czar of the ...

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Belmonte uninterested in Iligan vice mayor’s post

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — “I am not interested (in) taking over as vice mayor.” Thus said city councilor Queenie Belmonte to reporters in the wake of the one-month-and-one-day suspension order of Vice Mayor Jemar Vera Cruz and most of the city councilors which was ...

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Paolo Duterte a big loss to city council

DAVAO City — A city councilor and political party-mate of resigned Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte finds it unfortunate to lose a good leader in the city council but, he is optimistic the councilors would stay united for the people of the city. This developed after President Rodrigo Duterte accepted the ...

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Armm guv turns over projects in Sulu town

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief Panglima Estino, Sulu — This town’s residents will benefit significantly from high-impact infrastructure projects turned over by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) to the local government recently. Armm Governor Mujiv Hataman led the turnover ceremony assisted by Don Mustapha Loong, ...

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Armm hires 192 additional teachers in Sulu

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief Jolo, Sulu — The Department of Education of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has hired 192 new public school teachers in Sulu. Armm Governor Mujiv Hataman signed the appointment papers and deployment orders of the teachers who will be sent to ...

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Misor council okays capitol’s 2018 budget

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent The majority of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental has approved the P2,723,622,691 proposed budget for next year, Provincial Board Member Fredrick Khu confirmed over the yesterday. He said the annual budget of 2018 was approved by the plenary without any revision. Board Member Wayne Militante ...

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Sara Duterte might run for senator if…

DAVAO City — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio may run for senator in the May 2019 midterm elections if her father’s critics come in her way. “Huwag lang ako inisin ng mga kalaban ni PRD then my slot should become available to all the yellows,” Duterte-Carpio said after her name ...

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RTA fails to submit traffic mgt plan

By LITO RULONA Correspondent OFFICIALS of the Roads and Traffic Administration has failed to submit its Traffic Management Plan for the past year which has been a requirement for the approval of its operational budget this year. City councilor Teodulfo Lao, Jr., chairman of the committee on public utilities, said ...

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