New DHSUD chief welcomed as huge boost to housing sector

The appointment of entrepreneur Jose “Jerry” Acuzar as the new head of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) will provide a “huge boost” to the housing sector.   Assistant Secretary Melissa Aradanas, the Officer-in-Charge prior to Acuzar’s appointment, said the DHSUD is optimistic that the secretary will improve further the human settlement […]

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Submarine cable to address Samal Island’s power woes

An official of the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative Inc. (NORDECO) announced Sunday that the submarine cable project on the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) in Davao del Norte that will address its power woes will be operational next year.   In a press briefing here, Elvera Alngog, NORDECO officer-in-charge, said the project is already […]

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Ex-NPA rebel tagged in slay of CDO mayor’s son, aide arrested

A former New People’s Army (NPA) rebel, main suspect in the killing of the son of this city’s mayor and a companion, was arrested over the weekend.   The Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) said in a statement Sunday that suspect Edgardo Gaabucayan was served his warrant of arrest on Saturday at Sitio […]

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Filipino tests positive for monkeypox in Singapore

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that a Filipino national tested positive for monkeypox in Singapore.   “There is one reported case of a Filipino male in Singapore who has been infected with monkeypox. (The Philippine Embassy in) Singapore is monitoring the case,” Ma. Teresita Daza, DFA spokesperson, said Saturday night.   Singapore’s Ministry […]

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Gatchalian bills to support PBBM’s educational thrust

Senator Win Gatchalian cited his priority measures that will support the education priorities of the current administration.   In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 25, Marcos said he is giving a careful review of the K to 12 system.   Gatchalian has filed proposed Senate Resolution No. 5, which seeks […]

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US president again tests positive for coronavirus

US President Joe Biden’s previous negative coronavirus test resulted in a positive reading Saturday, extending his quarantine, according to reports.   A letter from presidential physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said it is likely a “rebound” Covid-19 positivity and noted it is “observed in a small percentage of patients treated with Paxlovid.”   “In the antigen […]

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