PRRD thanks Bahrain for granting pardon to 16 Pinoys

MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte has thanked His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa for granting royal pardon to 16 Filipinos in the Kingdom of Bahrain, including two who were pardoned on the occasion of Eid’l Fitr, a Palace official said. Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Chief of Presidential Protocol Robert Borje bared this in… Read More PRRD thanks Bahrain for granting pardon to 16 Pinoys

DOH posts add’l 338 ‘late’ cases; doubling time in MM slows down

MANILA: The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 590 additional coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, raising the overall tally to 17,224. DOH said 338 of the new cases are “late” or results belatedly reported and was only verified recently while 252 are “fresh cases”. Of the fresh cases, 162 came from Metro Manila, 18… Read More DOH posts add’l 338 ‘late’ cases; doubling time in MM slows down

MinDA completes ‘Balik Probinsya’ consultations

DAVAO CITY: The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), a member of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program, has completed a series of consultations with local government units (LGUs) and regional directors of line agencies for the implementation of the program in Mindanao. In a statement on Sunday, MinDA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that after their trip… Read More MinDA completes ‘Balik Probinsya’ consultations

DAR-Abra successfully conducts first ever virtual court hearing

INGENUITY is the order of the day, at least for the provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Abra, at this time when the Novel Coronavirus 19 continues to plague the country. Instead of just sitting down and relax, DAR-Abra provincial agrarian reform adjudicator (PARAD) Atty. Leilani Carmelita R. Magbanua, came up… Read More DAR-Abra successfully conducts first ever virtual court hearing

2 Cotabato drug suspects neutralized, 5 others nabbed

COTABATO CITY: Police and anti-narcotics operatives neutralized two big-time drug peddlers during a drug buy-bust operation here Saturday afternoon.   Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM) director Juvenal Azurin said the operation was also participated in by the Cotabato City Police Station 2 and Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT-5) personnel.  … Read More 2 Cotabato drug suspects neutralized, 5 others nabbed

BARMM provides aid to mortar shelling victims

COTABATO CITY: The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), through its Ministry of Health (MOH), has provided food and cash assistance to the casualties and affected families of the May 24 mortar shelling incident in Barangay Kitango, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao on Saturday. MOH-BARMM minister, Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan gave PHP50,000 cash to the family… Read More BARMM provides aid to mortar shelling victims

Marines return to Maguindanao coastal area for peace programs

COTABATO CITY: Philippine Marines personnel redeployed at the coastal town of Datu Blah Sinsuat in Maguindanao on Saturday vowed to continue their peace mission and environmental protection programs.   Datu Blah Sinsuat Mayor Marshall Sinsuat lauded Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, for sending back the Marines in the coastal towns of Maguindanao.  … Read More Marines return to Maguindanao coastal area for peace programs

Maguindanao official, companions rescued from sea mishap

COTABATO CITY: Timely information and communication led to the successful rescue of a provincial board member and his companions whose pump boat was battered by huge waves off the coast of Parang, Maguindanao Saturday. Maritime police Capt. Fritze James Madrid led his team in rescuing Maguindanao provincial board member Mashur Biruar and his companions between… Read More Maguindanao official, companions rescued from sea mishap

BARMM complies with PRRD order to bring home ROFs, LSIs

COTABATO CITY: The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is following the national government’s directive to allow the entry of returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) sans the implied certificates of acceptance from their respective places of origin in the region. Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, BARMM interior minister and concurrent spokesperson, said… Read More BARMM complies with PRRD order to bring home ROFs, LSIs

35 stranded students in Davao Oro finally allowed to return home

DAVAO CITY: After completing a 14-day quarantine, some 35 stranded students of the Community Technical College of Southern Mindanao (CTCSM) in Maco, Davao de Oro finally returned to their respective hometowns and were reunited with their families over the weekend. The students were earlier stranded for nearly two months inside the campus while the province… Read More 35 stranded students in Davao Oro finally allowed to return home