Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday, November 16, visited Marawi City, a month after her father, President Rodrigo Duterte ended five months of the intensive military offensives in the city that displaced at least 350,000 civilians.
A total of 362 members of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) headquarters underwent a surprise random drug test at the Camp Capt. Domingo E. Leonor on Thursday morning, November 16.
A nine-member delegation of farmers from Southeast Asian countries were held by the police and their travel delayed when they visited their counterparts in Northern Mindanao, a peasant leader said Thursday.
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) returning to Marawi City must register first with the local government so they can be given the necessary assistance, a City Welfare and Development (CSWD) official said.
The military on Wednesday morning, November 15, launched offensive against members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao province.
While City Mayor Sara Duterte’s leadership received a considerably “good rating” from Dabawenyos, a survey also revealed that Dabawenyos want to see more from the local government is bring in more efforts to remote areas in the city.
The New People’s Army (NPA) said it will indemnify the families of civilians who were caught in a crossfire during an ambush against members of the Lanao del Sur police in Bukidnon last week.
A police officer here was shot dead on Monday morning, November 13, by men whose identities are yet to be uncovered by authorities.
On November 7, the Davao City Council passed on third and final reading on Tuesday, November 7 an ordinance establishing violence against women (VAW) desk and protocol in handling VAW cases at the barangay level.
Establishing a VAW desk in barangay is not new since the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Magna Carta of Women under Republic Act 9710 already provides for its establishment in every barangay.
The government is optimistic it can complete the construction of 500 to 600 temporary shelters for Marawi evacuees December 15 despite constant heavy rain that made the undertaking a challenge.