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60,000 people swarm Butuan beach on Easter Sunday

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — Authorities had their hands full when an estimated 60,000 people swarmed the beach here Sunday morning to celebrate the Christian commemoration of Easter. “Right now, we have our hands full even if we have around 50 police personnel deployed all over ...

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Barmm distributes dignity kits to lactating, pregnant women

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Cotabato City — To meet women’s immediate hygiene needs, improve their mobility and protection, about 957 dignity kits will be distributed to lactating mothers and pregnant women who have been displaced by the recent armed conflict in Maguindanao. Through the Ministries ...

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Amai Pakpak hospital launches blood drive

By Richel V. Umel Correspondent . ILIGAN City — The Amai Pakpak Medical Center blood donation drive generated some 65,250cc from 145 blood donors from civilians and military who donated blood on Sunday at Robinsons Iligan. Dr. Shalimar Sani Rakiin, chief of hospital of APMC based in Marawi City said ...

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NBI nabs human trafficker

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief . Iligan City — Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation here arrested a senior citizen Friday night for alleged human trafficking. Lawyer Abdullah Jamal Dimaporo, chief of the NBI-Iligan identified the suspect as Wilfredo Broman, 66, at Barangay Saray, this city. There ...

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Grieving wife requests probe on death of hubby

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent . Gingoog City — A grieving wife demanded an investigation be done over the death of her husband Simplicio Gesta Jagdon, 56, a native of Cebu who died at the emergency room of Gingoog Sanitarium Hospital here last Tuesday evening, Lt. Col. Elias Hampac, this city’s ...

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Regencia group snubs candidates’ forum

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief . Iligan City — Neither Mayor Celso Regencia nor any of the candidates under his ticket did not show up in the candidates forum Wednesday afternoon. The forum called “Voters Education, a candidates forum” at MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology under Chancellor Sukarno Tanggol ...

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Pedicabs, motorized transports to register with city: CTTMO

DAVAO City — The City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) has commenced registration of pedal-operated and motorized transport tricycles for hire. According to CTTMO head Dionosio Abude, registration fees vary for each type. For bicycle, P205; trisikad, P205; tricycle for transport use, P635; tricycle for vending-use P1,135; and for ...

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