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Thousands join Kahimunan fest amid storm warning

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent .  Butuan City — Amid the storm warning no.1 brought by Tropical Depression Amang, thousands of people from different parts of Caraga region and Northern Mindanao flock the streets here to celebrate and witness the annual Kahimunan Festival commemorating the feast of Sr Sto Niño. ...

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206 families transfer to Marawi transitory site

MARAWI City — Two hundred six displaced families after the Marawi siege have now transferred to the transitory shelters built by the Task Force Bangon Marawi at Barangay Boganga in this city. These families officially received the keys to their transitory shelters in a simple awarding ceremonies held here late ...

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Davao councilors urged to pass city’s environmental code

DAVAO City — Environmental advocate here is urging the Davao City Council to pass the city’s Environmental Code, saying it will further spur economic opportunities. Atty. Mark Peñalver of Interface Development Interventions (IDIS).Photo by Davaotoday.com. Interface Development Interventions (Idis) Inc. Policy Advocacy Specialist and lawyer Mark Peñalver said they are ...

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Tobacco trader killed in police operation

By JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent A tobacco trader was shot and killed by authorities during a police operation in Laguindingan town. Senior Supt. Rolando Destura, Provincial police director in Misamis Oriental, identified the suspect as Mervin Nara, 41, a resident of Zone 2, Barangay Sinay, Laguindingan. Destura said prior to ...

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Truck Rescue

A backhoe operator waits for instruction as a 10-wheel truck waits to be pulled out after plunging into a slope along the national highway in Gingoog City on Thursday. The truck was Cagayan de Oro-bound from Butuan City. (photo by Erwin Mascariñas) Read the Latest News and Updates in Mindanao

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BOL plebiscite declared a non-working holiday

DAVAO City — President Rodrigo Duterte declared Jan.21 as a special non-working holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Isabela City in Basilan, and Cotabato City to give way for the coming first plebiscite to ratify the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of ...

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City health assures public no HIV risks floating in waters

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — The City Health Office yesterday assured the public that one cannot just easily acquire human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). City Health Officer Dr. Cherlina Canaveral response comes at the heels of text messages circulating in the city, and even in social ...

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Oro dads to tackle request of coop

THE City Council committee on cooperatives chaired by Councilor Eric Salcedo is slated to tackle the request of Isla de Oro Consolacion Sand and Gravel Marketing Cooperative in Barangay Consolacion. In a resolution, the cooperative appealed to City Mayor Oscar Moreno through the City Council that the cooperative be granted ...

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Five Iligan city police stations now have new commanders

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief Ric Palahang and Sita Asequia Correspondent .  Iligan City — All five police stations here have new commanders now. Chief Insp. Jovanie Cabusas said on Sunday that Stations 1 to 5 located at Tambo, Nonocan, Dalipuga, Tubod, and Poblacion have the following commanders ...

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