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DSWD XI warns 4P families vs. pawning their ATM cards

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) XI warned Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries on the practice of pawning their cash cards.
The agency said that the pawning of their automated teller machine (ATM) cards is a violation of grievance redress system (GRS) guidelines, supported by the approved policy of the Pantawid National Advisory Committee.

CDRRMO wants cameras trained on city river basins

The City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (CDRRMO) is looking at installing cameras to monitor the water level when heavy rains come.
Rodrigo Bustillo, CDRRMO operations officer, told reporters yesterday that the cameras will monitor major river basins such as in Lipadas, Talomo, Matina, Bunawan, Lasang, and Davao river.

Region already on lockdown after attacks in Zambo, Sulu

The police and military here in the region and the city have elevated their security measures following the recent bombings in Jolo, Sulu and Zamboanga City this week.
Aside from implementing the “no backpack” policy, reserved for Araw ng Dabaw and Kadayawan festivities, the police leadership and Task Force Davao also deployed more personnel.

Life or bridge

  • Sara vows Davao-Samal bridge will be realized by 2022

Mayor Sara Duterte is so confident about the 4.4-kilometer Davao-Samal bridge being built before her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, steps down in 2022 that she’s willing to bet her life on it.

Editorial: Relief for commuters

On a rainy weekday night, commuters line the streets waiting for PUJs and vans to bring them home. Most of them are students who are hungry and weary, who only want to get out of the cold, go home and have a warm meal before retiring for the night. Sometimes, it takes hours before some of them could even get a ride home.

Rough Cuts: They’re already campaigning

The prescribed official campaign period for those running for senators has not yet started. But giant billboards and guesting in television talk shows and similar programs indicate that the campaigning is already in full swing. Thirty seconder advertisements introducing the aspirants for the Senate in both radio and television have been dominating the airwaves and the boob tubes for months as well. These ads not only present the person of the candidates but also their advocacies and their supposedly ideal characteristics that make them deserving to become senators of the republic. The only difference is that the word “vote” is not yet included in any of the existing campaign vehicles.

Food terminal to open in Q1

The Davao Food Terminal Complex (DFTC) in Daliao, Toril is expected to be inaugurated within the next two months and will become the primary trading center for farm produce in the city, an official said.
Regional Director Maria Lourdes Lim of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said the opening of the facility is something to look forward to this year.

NHA: 50 housing units for ex-rebs to be turned over in mid-Feb

Fifty of the planned 375 housing units will be initially turned over to the former rebels at the five-hectare Freedom Residences in Barangay Cuambongan, Tagum City in mid-February, according to the National Housing Authority.

LTFRB XI breaks ground

The land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) XI commited to even intensify its key programs as agency officials groundbreak the new regional office located along Libby road in Puan, Talomo District.

IPs to be trained by CRO

The civil Registration Office intends to train indigenous people representatives as barangay civil registration agents (Bacra) to help process residents in far-flung areas in the registration of birth certificates.

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