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Thousands of Muslims gather in Davao for Eid al-Fitr today

DAVAO CITY — Thousands of Muslims will gather today, at the Tionko Football Field in Agro-Foundation College of the Philippines in Davao City to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Basit M. Baraguir Al-Hadj, program officer of the Office of the Madrasah ...

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Año named 57th PA chief

MANILA — Incumbent 10th Infantry Division commander Major Gen. Eduar-do Año was appointed as Philippine Army (PA) chief Wednesday. This was confirmed by PA spokesperson Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato in an interview with the PNA. Año replaced Lt. Gen. Hernando DCA Iriberri who has been appointed as the Armed Forces ...

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Kindergarten learning gets digital boost from telco

Husin Ludsuman Abdu-halim, Principal I of Ma-luso Central Elementary School, couldn’t wait to show the mobile digital laboratory to his kindergarten pupils when he gets back to Basilan. Teacher Sin, as he is called by students and co-teachers, thinks that this latest initiative from undisputed leader in mobile Smart Communications, ...

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DSWD clarifies lump sum in its 2015 budget

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has no lump sum or discretionary funds amounting to P102.6 billion in the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA). “How can that be when the budget of the Department is already P107.8 billon?  We do have a budget for Maintenance and Other Operating ...

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More automated weather stations installed in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY — More automated weather stations (AWS) will be installed in Mindanao this year:  at least 11 in the Davao region—eight in Davao City and three in Davao Oriental this month; and nine more in Cagayan de Oro next month. The project, a partnership of the Manila Observatory, Shell ...

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Quiboloy ready to cooperate on food poisoning probe

DAVAO CITY — The seven arrested sellers of the durian candy that poisoned around 1,900 schoolchildren in the three provinces of Caraga region were confirmed members of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s “Jesus Above Every Name” church. This was the confirmation from Quiboloy’s lawyer Atty. Sweetheart Alde-vera after she sent a team ...

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