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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

2 Sayyaf terrorists yield in Sulu

SULU - Two Abu Sayyaf terrorists have surrendered to the military authorities in the southern Philippine province of Sulu, once a stronghold of the dreaded pro-ISIS group.



Navy rescues boat passengers off Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine Navy rescued dozens of passengers and crewmen of a motor launch after it suffered engine trouble off the southern province of Basilan, officials said Tuesday.



Monday, February 6, 2023

7 killed, 3 wounded in Sulu clash

SULU - Security forces killed seven people following a fierce gun battle that wounded a police commando and two civilians in Sulu province in southern Philippines, officials said Monday.



Local ISIS fighters ambush troops

COTABATO CITY - Suspected Filipino Muslim militants ambushed a group of soldiers Saturday in the southern Philippines, leaving one dead and three others wounded, officials said Monday.



Sunday, February 5, 2023

OPINION: ‘Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted’ By Mayor Beng Climaco (Zamboanga City)

BONG SENT me the Gospel text to start the day in prayer. Despite the many readings of the beatitudes, even exam texts in Fr. Yatco's class, it is only now that this bears meaning.



DOH told to make public COVID vaccines records

PAGADIAN CITY - The Department of Health continues to refuse to waive the existing non-disclosure agreements (NDA) on COVID vaccines as lawmakers push for full transparency although it has submitted initial documents so that the Commission on Audit could begin its scrutiny.



Marcos commits to serve the poor

PRESIDENT MARCOS reaffirmed his commitment to make government services accessible to all as he instructed the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and all state agencies to ensure that all social services are within reach. 



Big Chinese firm commits more investments in the Ph

MANILA – The Philippines said a major Chinese construction firm has committed more investments particularly through public-private partnership (PPP) following President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s recent state visit to China.



Abaca industry in Lanao Sur growing fast

MARAWI CITY - Upon realizing the opportunities that lay in the abaca industry, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) Ministry of Trade, Investment, and Tourism (MTIT) members of different abaca farming cooperatives to come together to form the Lanao del Sur Abaca Federation in response to the industry’s speedy ascension into one of the top industries in the municipality of Piagapon. 



Tight guarding in Philippine border

TAWI-TAWI – The Philippine military ordered a tight guarding of the border with Sabah following the recent apprehension of a Malaysian vessel smuggling 400,000 liters of diesel fuel into the remote Filipino town of Taganak.



Economic outlook is good under Marcos

CEBU – A noted economist and lawyer Franklin Quijano said the growth of the Philippine economy in 2022 was a good start for the Marcos administration, adding, the 7.6-percent economic growth is a good indicator for the current administration's performance benchmark.



4Ps cash card pawning alarms DSWD

CEBU CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) vows to strengthen its partnership with local governments to put a stop to the pawning of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) cash card.



Cebu City to hold foreign cultural festivals to boost tourism

CEBU CITY – The Cebu City government is planning to hold cultural festivals celebrated in different countries in an effort to boost the local tourism and hasten the economy as the province reopens its door to foreign and local visitors.



ICHRP lauds ICC decision to pursue investigation of Duterte

DAVAO CITY – While the Philippine government is apparently trying to protect former President Rodrigo Duterte from the investigation of the International Criminal Court looking into his deadly war on drugs, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines welcomed this new development.



Luxembourg court sets aside Sulu heirs’ attachment order to enforce US$15b claim against Malaysia

THE DISTRICT Court of Luxembourg had set aside an attachment order against Malaysia from a French arbitration court to enforce a US$14.92 billion (RM62.6 billion) payment to the purported “descendants” of the last sultan of Sulu.



#AskGaryVee By Engr. Carlos V. Cornejo (Cebu City)

GARY VAYNERCHUK is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur who took over his father’s wine business in 1998, launched a website selling his wines and started a Wine Library TV on YouTube talking about wine, how to choose the best ones, and how to taste test them.



Tons of smuggled onions disappear?

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Where did it go? Some 3,692 bags weighing about 14,700 kilos were allegedly missing from the inventory of smuggled red onions seized by the Philippine Navy and the Bureau of Customs in Zamboanga City.