THE Davao City Council is set to approve the proposed second supplemental budget (SB2), amounting to P235 million, under third and final reading today, September 3.
Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, chair for the committee on finance, ways and means and appropriations, said the approval of the SB2 is urgent as it is intended for the social services program of the city.
ESTAFA cases have been filed before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) against a salesman who failed to remit some P134,000 worth of sales to his employer.
Facing charges for violation of Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code is Rommel Nayre, senior van salesman of Megavia Corp. of Fatima Village in Bajada, Davao City.
TO ATTAIN safer, adaptive and disaster-resilient Filipino communities -- this is the main goal of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (RDRRM) Plan which was launched during the Regional Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for Local Chief Executives last July.
The different agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) spearheaded by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) under retired Brigadier General Loreto Rirao has crafted the plan to strengthen the capacity of Local Government Units (LGUs) and different stakeholders in terms of mitigating disasters, improving responsiveness and expediting rehabilitation in affected areas.
BECAUSE environmentalists, activists and even scientists themselves give more emphasis on carbon dioxide as the primary culprit of climate change, methane has been placed in the sideways.
“Methane has no direct effects on the climate or the biosphere (and) it is considered to be of no importance.” That was what stated in the first survey in 1971 on the possibility of inadvertent human modification of climate. Likewise, the gas was not mentioned in the index of the major climatology book of the time, H.H. Lamb’s “Climate Past, Present and Future.”
“Daghan gipang salbids dira ba unya gipangsulod sa mga sako (Several people were killed and placed in sacks),” is all that a woman in her mid-60s would say while pointing to a tract of land in Barangay Andap, New Bataan.
“THERE is an urgent need to empower local institutions that would lead the way in building back a better Mindanao. This will include the building of the capacity of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils, not just in preparedness but also in disaster mitigation activities,” Senator Loren Legarda in a speech delivered during the Mindanao Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Geo-Hazard Awareness in Cagayan de Oro City on February 18, 2012
DAVAO CITY -- The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) encouraged people to take part in the discussion and support the call for an independent Mindanao as espoused by their leader Nur Misuari.
At least 2,000 MNLF members and their families rallied at the Rizal Park in Davao City on Sunday, many of them from out of town.
ONE moment, they are hogging the sidewalk, but at the beat of “Ghostbusters” blaring from a public address system, they will be gone.
There’s a soundtrack now to the cat-and-mouse game between city enforcers and vendors violating the one-third/two-thirds policy as these vendors pack up and disappear in a jiffy upon hearing the song.
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Three members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed in an encounter Saturday evening.
Brigadier General Ademar Tomaro, 602nd Brigade chief, said the BIFF attempted to enter Sitio Mirasol, Barangay Polongoguen, Midsayap but were spotted at 7:05 p.m. by the members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) and Civilian Volunteer Organization (CVO) who blocked the rebels.
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Teachers have challenged Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Armin Luistro to take a stand on the proposed abolition of "pork barrel" system.
In a statement, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said it is important for public school teachers to know the stand of Luistro since they are in the forefront of teaching children ‘good manners and right conduct.’
DAVAO CITY –- City-owned properties may plunge into darkness if the City Government fails to settle its unpaid power bills that ballooned to some P8 million.
City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said he received last week the notice of disconnection from Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco), the province's electric service provider.
A MAN is facing charges before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) after he was found armed with a sickle while trying to steal the side mirror of a car.
Charged for theft and concealment of deadly weapon was Erickson Aquino, 22, unemployed of Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.
CHARGES have been filed before the City Prosecutor's Office (CPO) against a woman who was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation recently.
Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is Maria Daquiado Molina, alias Madam, 48, who hails in Barangay Calawag, Parang, Maguindanao.
SOME P540,000 worth of valuables were lost in separate robbery incidents in Davao City recently.
The first incident happened at Ecoland Subdivision in Matina at 8:30 p.m. of Thursday inside the house owned by one Paul Alfred Geminez Sol Cruz, 45.
THE City Government of Davao has acquired a brand new state-of-the-art bus ambulance, which will be operational two weeks from now.
It’s the first of its kind in the country and can hold 15 patients at a time.
DAVAO City Rep. Isidro T. Ungab feels vindicated by Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala’s testimony that his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork barrel, is all accounted for.
In a statement, Ungab quoted what Alcala said during a House budget hearing on Thursday that his "projects had been fully implemented, validated not just by statements under oath but also by pictures."
A MAN is facing charges before the City Prosecutor's Office for trying to kill a boy on Km. 14 in Panacan, Davao City on Wednesday.
Charged with frustrated murder is Charlie Bonbon Casalo, a 27-year-old truck helper of Barobo, Surigao del Sur.
CHARGES have been filed before the City Prosecutor's Office against three suspects who robbed a 51-year-old businesswoman in Buhangin, Davao City last August 18.
Facing charges are Ruffy Hao Morata, Janette Morata Jallores and Benjamin Jallores, Jr.
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Two soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted a few feet away from a military detachment in Midsayap, North Cotabato, went off around 7:10 a.m. Friday.
Wounded were identified as Sergeant Remon Sapon of Golf Company and Staff Sergeant Rodolfo Obogan of the Charlie Company, both from the 40th Infantry Battalion deployed in Barangay Nabalawag.
THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-Davao Region suspended the operations of 15 buses of Bachelor Express Inc. after one of its units figured in an accident that killed four people on August 26.
In an order dated August 27, LTFRB regional director Benjamin Go issued a 30-day suspension on at least 15 units of the bus company, which cover the Davao City-Mati City route.
THE 17th Davao City Council on a special session Friday approved on the second reading the proposed second supplemental budget (SB2) amounting to P235 million.
The bulk of SB2, pegged at P235,121,207.47, goes to the City Mayor's Office with P190.9 million, 90 percent of which, or at least P170,929,512.07, is allocated to the city's peace and order program.
A 49-YEAR-OLD truck driver is facing charges before the City Prosecutor's Office for trying to steal crude oil from a bulldozer owned by his employer at the construction site on Diversion Road in Barangay Langub, Davao City Wednesday.
Charged with qualified theft is Eddie Mamugay Arandoque, an employee of Jenson Land Development.
OFFICIALS in Davao City are looking forward to what will happen next after Janet Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the P10 billion "pork barrel" scam, voluntarily surrendered to President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night.
"The star-studded legal drama is just about to start! Abangan!," Regional State Prosecutor Antonio Arellano said in a text message.
THE 17th City Council is studying measures to fix tangled wires and cables mounted on poles along the streets in Davao City.
Councilor Leo Avila, chair of the Committee on Transportation and Communication, said he has been receiving complaints and concerns on the issue on the state of the telephone and cable lines all over the metropolis.
TROOPS belonging to Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) launched on Wednesday a pursuit operation against suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA), who attacked their men on August 27.
Killed in the attack was Matrinillo T. Enot, a member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu), while wounded was Private First Class Calid B. Alo, both detailed at the Army's 72nd Infantry Battalion under the 10th Infantry Division.
Police have remained clueless in the killing of a woman outside the Matina Aplaya Elementary School in Matina Aplaya, Davao City last Saturday afternoon.
Roselle Balo, 24, of NHA Bangkal, was gunned down while she fetched her daughter from the school.
A SECURITY guard is facing charges before the City Prosecutor's Office for trying to kill a co-worker in a shooting incident at a packaging plant in Dumoy, Toril, Davao City Monday.
Charged for frustrated homicide under summary inquest was Norman Clarion Fuentes, a 36-year-old security guard of Smartgold Security Agency detailed at the Joe Marie Pal Packaging Plant in Dumoy and a resident of Lizada, Toril.
CHARGES have been filed before the City Prosecutor's Office against an illegal recruiter who was arrested in an entrapment operation conducted by police on Tuesday.
Facing two counts of swindling under Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code is Anabel Mae Mirador Velasco, 21, a native of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat and transient resident of Loyola St., Barrio Obrero, Davao City.
A WOMAN is facing raps before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) for issuing bouncing check worth P1.2 million.
Charged for violation of the Batas Pambansa Blg. 22 otherwise known as an act penalizing the making or drawing and issuance of a check without sufficient funds or credit and for other purposes is Myrna M. Rey of Blk. 3, Lot 28, Toscana subd. in Puan, Davao City.
DAVAO CITY Vice Mayor Paolo "Pulong" Duterte on Thursday said he will not accept an apology from an Australian national who figured in a heated altercation with the official Wednesday morning.
In his "Pulong-Pulong ni Pulong" in Barangay 76-A Bucana, Duterte said he cannot forgive Australian national Michael Hatcher, 73, a retired ship captain, of Queensland, Australia, and who is currently staying at Doña Vicenta Village, Davao City.