Peace in Mindanao

THE time for finger-pointing on the ongoing conflict in Mindanao should end now and what is needed to attain lasting peace is an institution that has the political will to appeal to both parties to sit down and discuss solutions, according to a party-list representative. This is the gist of …

Japan doles out P455m to feed displaced, hungry Mindanao folk

THE United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began providing thousands of displaced people in Mindanao with vital rice rations thanks to a large donation from Japan. At a ceremony in Maguindanao, the Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines, Makoto Katsura, and representatives from Philippine government and WFP witnessed the first …

More business in Davao Region under BIR watchlist

Davao City – After having closed severalĀ  businesses in Davao Region, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) continued to monitor a number of business establishments in the region for possible under declaration of revenues by about 30 percent and non-issuance of receipts. These establishments are in Davao City and in …

Arabic included in nine Kidapawan elementary schools

Cotabato Province — Arabic teaching language and Islamic value education in public school have intensified in Kidapawan City. Arabic language and other aspects is not only taught in the Madrasah, but today it us included in the school curriculum in public schools in kidapawan City. As reported and reaching Gold …

Not Again

“This would allow users in the hinterland villages to call and receive calls… blah, blah, blah…” My goodness, this sounds very familiar. It is used to come from then-mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Emano. After releasing millions of pesos, we have yet to see the supposed “Telepono ng Baranggay” work. Unfortunately, it …

Prosecutor okays child-abuse charges vs 6 Xavier academics

The City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday pressed child abuse charges against six Xavier University Grade School (XUGS) academics. Two of the eight respondents – Xavier president Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J. and guidance counselor Annie Oclarit – were not included in the case, according to assistant prosecutor Rodrigo Talledo Sr. …