Philippines

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits DavOcc, nearby provinces

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   Epicenter of the quake (Image from Phivolcs) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted Davao Occidental and nearby provinces early Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tectonic quake struck 118 km. southeast of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos at 4:08 a.m. and had a … Continue reading

Over 500K Dabawenyos first to get anti-Covid vaccines
Philippines

Over 500K Dabawenyos first to get anti-Covid vaccines

By Che Palicte   DAVAO CITY(Philippines News Agency) – At least 537,820 Dabawenyos will receive the first shots when the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines are rolled out here, the City Health Office (CHO) said Thursday. The priority groups include 16,677 health workers, 77,189 senior citizens, 5,258 uniformed personnel, and 432,549 indigent residents. Dr. Ashley Lopez, CHO … Continue reading

Philippines

Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Davao del Sur

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   STRONG QUAKE. People rush out of mall in Davao City after a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Davao del Sur on Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021). The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tectonic quake struck 6 kilometers southeast of Magsaysay around 12:22 p.m. (Photo courtesy DXRP Davao/PCOO) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– … Continue reading

Philippines

Affected families in Mindanao quake now at 7,293

Affected families in Mindanao quake now at 7,293 By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The number of families affected by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck parts of Mindanao last Oct. 16 has reached 7,293, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its update Wednesday. This is equivalent to 35,465 … Continue reading

Edmonton

ON SATURDAY NIGHT: Charity concert organizers reserve tickets for last-minute buyers

If you have not bought your tickets yet, worry not as organizers have set aside tickets for last-minute buyers on Saturday’s charity concert at the OTS Hall in Edmonton. Rommel Duco, past president of the organizing Dabawenyos Cultural Assistance Society, said tickets at $25 each will be sold at the gate. “Sigurado, may hahabol, kaya … Continue reading

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PRE-NAPOLES ‘GHOST’ DUCKS AND PORK: Ex-editor in SPDA scam exposé wins SC-NLRC case, gets P.92M

Congratulations editor Mitchel Confessor!   PRESS RELEASE….August 29, 2013 PRE-NAPOLES ‘GHOST’ DUCKS AND PORK Ex-editor in SPDA scam exposé  wins SC-NLRC case, gets P.92M MANILA — Before the pig came the duck. Ten years prior to the scandals involving Janet Lim-Napoles and the legislative pork barrel, “ghost” ducks and other anomalous livelihood projects funneled through a … Continue reading