Consumers’ Network spearheads power, water forum in Butuan

BUTUAN City––A network of consumers spearheaded a forum on power and water Wednesday fpr tjhe [rprotection and welfare of consumers in this city and Caraga region. The ConsumerNet-Caraga (CNet) conducted the forum at Luciana Convention Center on J. Rosales Ave., this city. ConsumerNet is a network of national government agencies and utility firms working together […]

‘Kaka’ vows to work overtime on FOI bill

SURIGAO City––Dinagat Rep. Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao vowed to work overtime to hasten the passage of the Freedom of Information bill even though Congress is in recess. In her meeting with the local press here, Bag-ao has lamented the long delay of the passage of the FOI act. Bag-ao was one of the co-authors of one […]

UNDP involved in vegetative clearing in Davao Oriental

DAVAO ORIENTAL — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) became highly involved in vegetative clearing of felled coconuts trees in Davao Oriental in providing early recovery assistance to help hardly-hit towns rise from the colossal damage done by Typhoon Pablo. UNDP Early Recovery Coordinator for Mindanao Winston Aylmer Camarinas said UNDP cleared 100 meters both […]

Davao Norte strengthens incident command system

DAVAO DEL NORTE – Focal persons of Capitol departments involved in the disaster response committee underwent a 3-day training on the incident command system (ICS) in order to beef up the capability of the province to better respond to emergencies. Reduce ‘D Risk responders, staff of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Operation Center, as […]

Cemetery: a place for ‘celebration, reunion’

By Janice M. Cave Philippine News Agency A visit to the tomb of a loved one, whether it is All Saints’ Day or All Soul’s Day, has been a practice Filipinos observe all year round. Joyce Gonzales, marketing manager of Loyola-Makati, said cemeteries are no longer just a place for burying the dead. She said […]

TS ‘Vinta’ intensifies into typhoon

Tropical storm “Vinta” has intensified into typhoon as it continues to pose threat in extreme Northern Luzon, the state weather forecaster said Thursday. PAGASA defines a typhoon as an intense tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed exceeding 118 kph. In a interview, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Gener Quitlong said that as of 11 a.m. the eye […]

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