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Resol’n supporting closed season in Davao Gulf filed

DAVAO CITY — A city councilor on Tuesday filed a resolution supporting the implementation of a three-month closed season policy for the Davao Gulf. In her privilege speech, Councilor Rachel P. Zozo-brado said the three-month closed season will protect pelagic fish from illegal and overfishing, which resulted in the reduction ...

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Vaccinations in Normin begins today

As it begins to implement the school-based immunization this month, the Department of Health (DOH) reminds parents to value their child’s protection over discomfort. DOH Region 10 Senior Health Program Officer Marivic S. DelaFuente assures that all the vaccines are safe, effective, and approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

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Bulacan judge inhibits from Palparan case

MANILA –The Bulacan trial court judge hearing the criminal charges against retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, has inhibited herself from the case, following allegations of “partiality” by a lawyer of the accused. In a decision dated July 13, Judge Teodora Gon-zales of the Bulacan Regional Trial Court Branch 14, said ...

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Cotabato City cops seeks augmentation

COTABATO CITY — The rash of killings in Cotabato City the past few days has forced the City Police Office to ask for augmentation force from PNP Regional Office (PRO) in Region 12. Senior Inspector Rex Anongos, city police director, said he personally sought the help of PNP-12 Regional Director ...

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‘Mining plunder takes away future for dev’t’

MANILA — Minerals are not the only things foreign large-scale mining companies are taking away from developing countries, they may very well be taking away the latter’s future for development. In the recently-concluded International Peo-ple’s Conference on Mining (IPCM), Ibon Foundation executive director Jose Enrique Africa said more than just ...

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30 rebel returnees receive assistance

DAVAO DEL NORTE — About 30 rebel returnees received monetary assistance through the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) of the government. The former members of the New People’s Ar-my (NPA) were given a total of 65,000 cash assistance to build their livelihood as they start a new life. In his ...

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Tight security prepped for Kadayawan Festival

DAVAO CITY — Security deployment will be heightened in Davao City several days before, during and after the celebration of the Kadayawan Festival. Speaking in the I-Speak Forum, Colonel Macairog Alberto, commander of the Task Force Davao City, nothing significant has changed on the terror threat despite the elimination of ...

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