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K to12 could help deter crimes, says DepEd-exec

By ALLEN B. ESTABILLO GENERAL SANTOS City– Crimes and other related social problems plaguing local communities could ease in the next few years through the implementation of the K to 12 education program, a regional education official said.Dr.Allan Farnazo, Department of Education (DepEd) Region 12 director, said the initiative mainly ...

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ARMM’s trafficked survivors get assistance, skills training

COTABATO City–At least 10 human trafficking survivors, mostly young women displaced during skirmishes in Maguindanao in 2013, have received livelihood assistance and training packages from Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-ARMM) awarded livelihood assistance to 10 victim-survivors in Maguindanao during the celebration of People’s ...

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Greening program won’t address climate change, says ex DENR exec

THE government’s National Greening Program or NGP won’t address the threats posed by climate change, a former environment official said Tuesday. Raoul Geollegue, former regional executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region 10 said the NGP’s practice of planting 500 trees per hectare using just 1-4 species ...

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Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat get P400m for road upgrade

By ALLEN V. ESTABILLO GENERAL SANTOS CITY– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allocated around P400 million for the upgrading of two vital sections of the national roads in Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat provinces. Reynaldo Tamayo, DPWH Region 12 director, said the preparations are now underway for ...

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ARMM local govt secretary urges passage of BBL

DAVAO City– The Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DILG-ARMM) has urged the Philippine Councilors League and its local government units to file resolutions urging Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Speaking at the PCL’s Continuing Local Legislative ...

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Valencia City officials fete Kalayaan 2015

VALENCIA City– For the 117th Independence Day Celebration, the city government has celebrated freedom and patriotism with a twist. City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas together with the city officials, heads of Local and national agencies, city employees, non-government organizations, gathered at Plaza Rizal to commemorate this year’s celebration with the ...

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DAR joins Peace Caravan in Loreto

by cyrene flor b. tajonera The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) came in full force to join the Peace Caravan in Loreto to support the government’s move for public awareness in urban areas in relation to the various services rendered by the different agencies of the government specifically in Brgy. ...

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