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DILG awards 28 LGUs in BARMM

COTABATO CITY — Twenty-eight local government units (LGUs) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) made it to the list of passers for the 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Award by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). This year’s number of SGLG passers …

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San Beda sweeps NCAA elims with rout of Lyceum

MANILA — San Beda Red Lions completed an 18-0 sweep of the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball eliminations after romping Lyceum, 85-62, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Thursday night. The Red Lions began pulling away in the second quarter, dropping 28 points on …

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Classes in C. Mindanao suspended in aftermath of quake

RUSH TO SAFETY. Patients at the Kidapawan Doctors Hospital were rushed out of the hospital building following the magnitude 6.3 quake that hit North Cotabato province on Wednesday night. The patients were temporarily housed in tents by the roadside near the hospital pending damage assessment by local authorities. (Photo courtesy …

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Cebu City mayor fires water district board execs

WATER DISTRICT. The facade of the Metro Cebu Water District building in Cebu City. Mayor Edgardo Labella on Tuesday (Oct.15, 2019) fired the chairman of MCWD, including three board members and the board secretary, after local government units in Metro Cebu expressed dissatisfaction in the water district’s services to water …

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Maguindanao market fire engulfs 30 stalls

FIRE AFTERMATH. Children and parents sift through what was left of their stalls at the temporary site of the public market in Barangay Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao that was razed by a fire (inset) shortly before midnight Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2019). Damage to more than 30 makeshift stalls of …

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Cloudy skies with light rains on Wednesday

MANILA — Cloudy skies with light rains will prevail over parts of Luzon due to the northeasterly surface windflow on Wednesday. In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands will have cloudy skies with light rains …

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Davao City eyes P10.3-B 2020 budget

2020 BUDGET. Davao City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang says the city government is eyeing a PHP10.3-billion budget for 2020. He says the budget will fund big-ticket projects to address various challenges such as the burgeoning water requirement, traffic congestion, and programs for health and environment. (PNA photo by Digna Banzon) DAVAO …

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