DSWD 12 clarifies rotten relief in Marawi

DSWD workers and volunteers unload sacks of rice intended for residents affected by conflict in MarawiÊCity.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 19 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development clarified Sunday reports over rotten reliefs obtained by people displaced by last year’s fighting between government troops and pro- Islamic State militants that left more than a thousand people dead. Zorahayda Taha, DSWD 12 regional director, said all batches of relief items […]

Family battles to overcome darkness in life

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T’BOLI, SOUTH COTABATO — Like any other poor families in the country, the Malones are not stranger to every life uncertainty. It’s even vivid to Robert Malones, 45, father to six children, about his dark experiences when he was young that until now continue to pops-up every time he is down. He recalled his relatives […]

Poverty rate declines 5 percent due to CCT


KORONADAL CITY, June 13 — The World Bank (WB) reported the country’s poverty rate declined by 5 percent this year, according to a senior official of Department of Social Welfare and Development. In their new poverty assessment report released last month, the WB cited  from  2006 to 2015 robust economic growth helped the poverty rate […]

DSWD 12 provide relief assistance to families displaced by military’s air and ground assault vs. Lawless elements in Maguindanao and North Cotabato

PAGALUNGAN, MAGUINDANAO — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 extended relief assistance Monday to families affected by fresh fighting between military and armed lawless elements in Maguindanao and North Cotabato provinces. On June 10, the military launched surgical air strikes and ground assault against members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom […]

Philippines rejects calls of rights groups to lift Martial Law in Mindanao

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MARAWI CITY, May 27 The Philippines rejected Friday calls from leftist groups to lift military rule in the southern Philippines as there are no valid reasons to take back the declaration as thousands of loose guns remain unaccounted in areas where pro Islamic State militants holding foreign and Filipino hostages are active.  Armed Forces of […]

DILG to check on choice of 4Ps beneficiaries


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to probe the choice of beneficiaries for the Pantawid Pampamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), a government poverty alleviation program that gives some cash to indigent families. “We will check if they are really deserving to benefit from the program of the government (under 4Ps),” DILG […]

Better investment, stronger coordination committed for national, local child protection


MANILA, 9 May 2018 – The Council for the Welfare of Children, UNICEF and NGO partners joined Congress and local governments today to commit to investing in a multi-sectoral strategy action plan to end violence against children in the Philippines. Sen Loren Legarda and Rep Karlo Nograles, Senate and House Committee on Finance Chairs respectively, with Davao […]

Sobejana installed as commander of 6th Infantry Division

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MAGUINDANAO — Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana assumed command of the 6th Infantry Division last Saturday, a Philippine Army press statement said Sunday. Sobejana, the former head of the Joint Task Force Sulu, replaces Lt. General Arnel dela Vega, who now heads the Western Mindanao Command. A Medal of Valor awardee, Sobejana’s military and civil campaign […]

University spearheads cites role of academe on preventing terrorism

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana attends anti terror forum in Cotabato City. (Photo by Andy Orobia)

  COTABATO CITY, Philippines, May 27— The first Mindanao Peace and Security Summit recently culminates with a jumpacked crowd at the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) gym. National Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana graced the event dubbed “Grasping the Role of the Academe on the War Against Illegal Drugs, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in […]

Warriors rally to beat Rockets in Game 6

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WASHINGTON, May 26 (Xinhua) — The Golden State Warriors tied the Western Conference Finals at three games apiece after defeating the Houston Rockets 115-86 in Game 6 on Saturday. With the victory, Golden State force a winner-take-all Game 7 in Houston on Monday. After trailing by 17 points at the end of the first quarter, […]

4 civilians killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen’s capital

A man inspects the headquarters of the state-run Oil Company after it was hit by airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 27, 2018. At least four civilians were killed when Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit the headquarters of the state-run Oil Company and neighboring houses in Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday evening, officials, residents and rescuers said. (Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed)

SANAA, May 26 (Xinhua) — At least four civilians were killed when Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit the headquarters of the state-run Oil Company and neighboring houses in Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday evening, officials, residents and rescuers said. Eleven others were wounded, including four children, said security officials and rescuers at the scene. Police cordoned […]

Year after Marawi Siege, Families Search for Missing Relatives

In this picture shows the main battle area in Marawi City, in southern island of Mindanao on May 8, 2018. (Jeoffrey Maitem/Mindanao Post)

MARAWI CITY, PHILIPPINES, May 23 — Hashima Mohammed Salim recently convened a meeting of members of her clan who lost relatives after militants allied to the Islamic State (IS) laid siege to the southern Philippine city of Marawi a year ago. They had to make a decision – and quick – because what little money […]

Dela Vega takes over Western Command

Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES, May 23 —  Army Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega took over as the commander of Zamboanga–based Western Mindanao Command, which controls the areas known bailiwicks of pro islamic State Abu Sayyaf. Lt. Col. Gerry Besana, Task Force Central spokesman, said Dela Vega, outgoing commander of 6th Division in Maguinanao, officially assumed his new position […]

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