Low Income Housing for Balik Probinsiya Beneficiaries piloted in Lanao del Norte

KAUSWAGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE —– The National Housing Authority and the local government unit of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte launched Tuesday (November 24) the Balik Probinsiya Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program for ‘low income families’ who opt to move back to their province from the National Capital Region (NCR) and or other highly urbanized cities.… Continue reading... “Low Income Housing for Balik Probinsiya Beneficiaries piloted in Lanao del Norte”

COWD PARTNERS WITH LOCAL BARANGAYS IN OBSERVANCE OF WORLD TOILET DAY 2020

COWD, in observance of World Toilet Day (WTD) 2020, conducted a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) campaign to Barangay Health Workers of thirteen (13) local barangays namely: Barangays Agusan; Iponan; 31; 35; 34; 36; 37; 38; 39; 28; 40, 19; and 27. 

Helping our community partners better understand the importance of proper septage management in ensuring public health and water sustainability (COWD)

During the campaign, the Public Relations & Information Division personnel conducted a brief orientation on how the celebration of WTD started, how climate change have threatened our sanitation systems and the importance of proper toilet use and septage management on public health.… Continue reading... “COWD PARTNERS WITH LOCAL BARANGAYS IN OBSERVANCE OF WORLD TOILET DAY 2020”

Region X has highest per capita GRDP in Mindanao for 2019

The growth rate for Northern Mindanao regional economy may have slackened to 5.9 percent in 2019 compared to 7.1 percent in 2018, but it still attained the highest per capita for the period among Mindanao’s six regions.

During the 2019 Economic Performance of Northern Mindanao Dissemination Forum held virtually on November 20 via zoom and FB Live, the Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office for Region X (PSA RSSO-X) said per capita GRDP in Region X increased by 4.5 percent to P175,373 in 2019.… Continue reading... “Region X has highest per capita GRDP in Mindanao for 2019”

Region X Economy Expands at a Slower Rate by 5.9% in 2019

The economy of Region X grew by 5.9 percent in 2019, slower compared to the 7.1 percent growth recorded in 2018.

The main drivers for growth in 2019 were Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (contribution of 1.9 percentage points), Construction (contribution of 0.7 percentage point), and Education with a contribution of 0.6 percentage point.… Continue reading... “Region X Economy Expands at a Slower Rate by 5.9% in 2019”

Marawi Bio Testing Laboratory opens

MARAWI CITY —– The local government unit of Marawi City opened Wednesday (November 18) a P28-million bio molecular testing laboratory located inside the old building of Amai Pakpak Medical Center (AMPC) this city.

The opening delayed for two-months since several documents and requirements from the Department of health (DOH) needed to be complied with first, chief of hospital Dr.… Continue reading... “Marawi Bio Testing Laboratory opens”

Army in hot pursuit of armed group in Lanao Sur

ILIGAN CITY —– A military official in Lanao del Sur revealed Army units are in hot pursuit of an armed group at the boundary between Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.

Around 20 armed men and their families are on the run after combat operations against them were conducted by the Philippine Army at the boundaries of Piagapo, Lanao del Sur and Pantao Ragat, Lanao del Norte.… Continue reading... “Army in hot pursuit of armed group in Lanao Sur”

Police urge calm in Lanao Sur following armed group sighting

Welcome Arch in Marawi City (Divina R. Suson)

ILIGAN CITY —– The Provincial Police Office in Lanao del Sur (PPO LDS) urged the public to keep calm after an office memorandum circulated on social media puting police in the province on red alert following a sighting of armed men in three towns of the province.

The memorandum ordered all officers-in-charge of municipal police stations and the chief of police of Marawi to be on full alert after receiving information “from a reliable source that more or less 200 armed men believed to be members of Dawlah Islamiya-Abu Sayyaf Group (DI-ASG) Maute group were sighted consolidating in the areas of  Madalum, Marantao and Piagapo towns in Lanao del Sur.… Continue reading... “Police urge calm in Lanao Sur following armed group sighting”

Smart releases free-to-download storytelling, gardening, and disaster preparedness videos for teachers’ virtual classes needs

To help ensure continuous learning in education’s new normal, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has released video resources suitable for teachers’ virtual classes needs, all aligned with the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELC) of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Supplementary teaching materials include the LearnSmart e-Storytelling series, Maging Laging Handa disaster-readiness videos, and the gardening web series Kalye Mabunga.… Continue reading... “Smart releases free-to-download storytelling, gardening, and disaster preparedness videos for teachers’ virtual classes needs”

IGRB urges nat’l, Bangsamoro gov’ts to fast-track autonomy, devolution

The Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) tasked to build on points of cooperation between the national and Bangsamoro governments met for the fourth time in October to find ways of further fast-tracking the processes leading to a functional autonomy in the new Muslim Mindanao region. 

During the meeting held via Zoom, the IGRB urged the national government and their counterparts in the Bangsamoro government to speed up the process of delineating the local and national programs in the new autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao to determine which of these may be funded by the national government. … Continue reading... “IGRB urges nat’l, Bangsamoro gov’ts to fast-track autonomy, devolution”