Davao Region records 14 COVID variant cases

The Davao Region. Map courtesy of Google DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – Fourteen cases of COVID-19 variants were detected in Davao Region, the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH)-Davao confirmed on Wednesday. In a press release, DOH-Davao said three Alpha and 11 Beta variant cases were found among the test samples… Continue reading Davao Region records 14 COVID variant cases

BTA extension caravan participants in Cagayan de Oro surprised at hospitality

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – As thousands of vehicles rolled out of Cotabato City Wednesday morning for the “unity caravan” calling for an extension of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), their counterparts in the much smaller Cagayan de Oro-bound convoy of 40 vehicles were at first apprehensive because of restrictions imposed… Continue reading BTA extension caravan participants in Cagayan de Oro surprised at hospitality

Nearly half of Davao City’s active COVID-19 cases waiting to be picked up from their homes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – As the number coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases here surged to 4,701 as of June 22, nearly half of them can no longer be accommodated to the local government’s already “overwhelmed” temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs) with a total bed capacity of only around 2,500, a local health… Continue reading Nearly half of Davao City’s active COVID-19 cases waiting to be picked up from their homes

Samples from 3 COVID labs sent to PGC Mindanao for variant detection

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – A total of 23 sample specimens from three coronavirus disease (COVID-19) laboratories in Mindanao have been submitted to the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) Mindanao as its on-site sequencing facility that can detect new variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the infection, begins operations. The Philippine Genome Center… Continue reading Samples from 3 COVID labs sent to PGC Mindanao for variant detection

Huge caravan rolls out to push anew extension of Bangsamoro transition period

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Aboard motorcycles and cars, thousands of Bangsamoro people, including members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), endured the heat for a 100-kilometer, three-province slow-moving caravan to dramatize once again on Wednesday their call to extend the transition period in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).… Continue reading Huge caravan rolls out to push anew extension of Bangsamoro transition period

KISSA AND DAWAT: Merit-based selection: Can it be done?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Recruitment and selection is one key personnel function currently undertaken in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). This is consistent with the new Administrative Code. About 6,000 personnel were earlier affected by the phaseout, except for those in the education, health, social services department. Massive recruitment… Continue reading KISSA AND DAWAT: Merit-based selection: Can it be done?

In last 4 years, 80 Moros become ‘EJK victims’ in South Cotabato, groups say

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – At least 80 Moros in South Cotabato province have become victims of alleged extra-judicial killings (EJK) purportedly perpetrated by police and unidentified vigilantes in the last four years, it was gathered Tuesday from various sources. South Cotabato. Map courtesy of Google Police, however, denied the claim. In a… Continue reading In last 4 years, 80 Moros become ‘EJK victims’ in South Cotabato, groups say

Mga residente nga apektado sa diarrhea outbreak gihatagan ug hinabang sa lokal nga kagamhanan

DAVAO CITY – Nagpadayag sa ilang dakong pagpasalamat ang mga residente sa Brgy. Pasian sakop sa Monkayo Davao de Oro sa ilang nadawat nga hinabang gikan sa lokal nga kagamhanan ning dakbayan sa Davao. Kahinumduman nga daghanang mga residente sa nahisgutan nga dapit ang biktima sa diarrhea diin anaa sa 213 ang nadala gitambalan samtang … Continue reading Mga residente nga apektado sa diarrhea outbreak gihatagan ug hinabang sa lokal nga kagamhanan

Mga residente nga apektado sa landslide nakaandam ayha nahitabo ang insidente

DAVAO CITY – Gikanayon ni Police Major Marvin Hugos, Chief of Police sa Paquibato District ning dakbayan nga walay natalang casualty sa nahitabong landslide sa Sitio Pungko, Brgy Salapawan, Paquibato district kagahapon kini human nga nakamatikod na ang mga residente nga posibleng adunay masinatian nga pagdahili sa yuta. Sumala kang Hugos nga ayha pa man… Continue reading Mga residente nga apektado sa landslide nakaandam ayha nahitabo ang insidente

PSSCC padayon nga nakatala ug taas nga kaso sa mga nadakpan tungod sa quarantine violators

DAVAO CITY – Gibutyag sa Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) nga adunay kapin 7,000 ka mga kaso ang naduso nila  batok sa mga violators sa COVID-19 standard health protocols, community quarantine guidelines, ug executive orders sa siyudad. Sumala pa kang PSSCC chief, Retired Police Lt. Colonel Angel Sumagaysay mikabat sa 73,440 violators ang… Continue reading PSSCC padayon nga nakatala ug taas nga kaso sa mga nadakpan tungod sa quarantine violators