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3 day University Fair to roll out in Davao City

By DIGNA D. BANZON  DAVAO City– The region’s biggest gathering of schools, the University Fair, will open at SM Davao on July 9 highlighting a powerhouse collection of academic and technical institutions from around the country. PR manager for SM City Davao Precious Ann Legario said among the out-of-town institutions ...

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Strong winds damage 17 houses in Socot town

GENERAL SANTOS City– At least 17 houses were damaged in Tupi town in South Cotabato after strong winds battered three villages in the area on Thursday afternoon. Emil Sumagaysay, Tupi Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) head, said Friday the incident occurred at the height of heavy rains ...

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Army brigade leaves Camp Abubakar

BARIRA, Maguindanao – An Army brigade has been pulled out of Camp Abuba-kar, a former major camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in this town, a move that military officials said was part of the normalization process. Maj. Gen. Edmundo Pangi-linan, 6th Infantry Division commander, said the 603rd Infantry ...

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Dengue cases rising in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY – Health authorities Thursday expressed alarm over increasing number of dengue cases in North Cotabato. The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in North Cotabato said from January to June this year, it has recorded a 50 percent increase on the number of dengue cases as compared to the same ...

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DSWD maintains Pantawid Program database ‘clean’

Cagayan de Oro City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is reiterating that the agency is keeping a clean database of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Lawyer Araceli F. Solamillo, Regional Director of DSWD Northern Min-danao, said that measures and systems are continually enforced to maintain a clean ...

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Region 12 anticipates 57,000 senior HS enrollees next year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Around 57,000 students in Region 12 are expected to enroll in the next school year in the senior high school program of public schools in the region. Dr. Allan Farnazo, Department of Education (DepEd) Region 12 director, said such figure was based on the projected number ...

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Butuan cops net P2m worth of suspected shabu

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––Authorities seized some P2 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Barangay of Maon, this city, on Wednesday night. Two suspects, one a minor, were arrested. The adult was identified as AJ Tahir, 20. The other suspect is a 17-year old female ...

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NBI-Iligan chief nabs drug suspect who tried to molest nursing

By BONITA ERMAC, Correspondent ILIGAN City––An official of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a suspected drug pusher in Tambo, Barangay Hinaplanon, on Wedneday. The suspected drug pusher’s arrest came after he allegedly tried to molest a nursing student who cried for help. Police identified the suspect as Edson Gunauyan, ...

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Soccsksargen floods affect 26,000 peo

COTABATO City––The Office of Civil Defense in the Soccsksargen yesterday said the flash floods that hit the region have affected 4,436 families or about 26,600 individuals. Region 12, Soccsksargen region, is comprised of the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Saranggani and the cities of Cotabato, Kidapawan, Koronadal, ...

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Zambo goes on alert over stormy weather

ZAMBOANGA City– Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar alerted barangay officials to the stormy weather the city has been experiencing and ordered them to quickly respond to any and all emergency situations to ensure zero casualty. Salazar said the barangay officials had on several occasions been trained on disaster risk reduction management ...

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