The preparedness of several emergency responders were tested during the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill held along Bolton Street in Davao City on Thursday.
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Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, who is also national chairman of the Philippine Councilors League said President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy popularity in the Marawi City.
While offers of support are certainly welcome, the Philippine government and its regional partners are able to handle the threat of extremist terror groups without the help of western countries such as the US and Australia, said Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella.
The threats against President Rodrigo Duterte’s life issued by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters are merely “desperate” statements meant to divert public attention from the setbacks suffered by the group in their stronghold of Maguindanao, said Eastern Mindanao Command Deputy Commander and Martial Law Spokesperson for Mindanao, Brigadier General Gilbert Gapay.
Members of the Moro communities in Barangay 23-C Mini Forest in Davao City partake in the prepared food for the Iftar, the meal shared by Muslims after a day of fasting on Thursday, June 22. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
A Lumad organization blamed the military for the persona non grata declaration issued against them by a council of Lumad elders in the municipality of Talaingod, Davao del Norte.
Committee on Rules Chairperson Councilor Bernard Al-ag and Committee on Peace and Public Safety Chairperson Councilor Nilo Abellera Jr., listen to inputs by the military and police during the joint committee hearing of two ordinances meant to beef up security measures in response to the ongoing Marawi siege (More…) (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Social media accounts of suspected terrorists will possibly be monitored once the city’s “anti-Isis” ordinance is passed.
Operations Officer of the 11th Regional Community Defense Group Lieutenant Colonel Noli Kanashiro says they need the requested 20-hectare army reservation inside the campus of the University of the Philippines Mindanao in Barangay Mintal, Davao City as they expect an influx of Reserve Officers Training Corps (More…) (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
A member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit who fired at the Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center in Sitio Nasilaban, Barangay Palma Gil in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte is currently in the custody of the 1003rd Infantry Brigade on Wednesday, an army spokesman said.