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TESDA-12 posts 14% increase in enrollees, exceeds target in its programs

KORONADAL CITY - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Region 12 has achieved a milestone as it exceeded its target for its yearly programs covering the period January 2021 to January 2022.

During that period, there were 59,841 tech-voc enrollees or an increase of 14% from the previous year amidst the ongoing pandemic. From the total, 23,639 individuals have already received their Certificate of Competencies on different programs.

TESDA 12 to build more houses for "Odette" victims Surigao City

KORONADAL CITY - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has started building houses in Sumilom Island, Barangay Lipata, Surigao City as part of the agency’s contribution in helping the Odette victims recover and restart their lives.

Sumilom Island is about 45 minutes away from the mainland and could be reached via boat mode of transportation to and from the mainland.

Hundreds unable to take Bar exam due to Covid, policy violations

MANILA – The two-day Bar Examination ended on Sunday but not all 11,790 who paid application fees showed up in the 31 local testing sites in 22 local government units.

The Office of the Bar Chairperson said Sunday at least 219 tested positive for Covid-19 while a still undetermined number of examinees were disqualified for violating policies and the Honor Code.

The number of positive tests is based on the antigen tests administered by the Supreme Court (SC) and the examinees who disclosed their results.

Duterte calls for compassion, unity in Year of the Tiger

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday called on the Filipino people to continue demonstrating compassion and unity as the country welcomes the 2022 Lunar New Year.

In his Chinese New Year message, Duterte said he hopes this year of the Water Tiger would bring the entire nation "good fortune and renewed strength as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges that have tested our mettle as a nation."

"Through our courage, faith, and determination, we have become more resilient and capable to build back better," he said.

PRRD will step down with at least 95% of Marawi rehab done

MANILA –Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) will see to it that at least 95 percent of Marawi City’s recovery projects from the 2017 siege will be completed by June.

TFBM chief and housing czar Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said former displaced families residing within the most affected (MAA) or the so-called "ground-zero" are now experiencing normalcy.

Bishop to voters: ‘Our choice reflects our values’

A Catholic bishop called on voters in next year’s elections to vote responsibly, saying that how they vote reveals who they are.

Bishop Jose Collin Bagaforo of Kidapawan, national director of Caritas Philippines, said the votes people cast are a mirror of them.

“Our choice reflects our values,” Bagaforo said. “It is an expression and affirmation of our human dignity, a foundational principle of Catholic social teaching.”

According to him, voting is God’s gift to people “and how we use this is our gift to our country”.

Murad names bets UBJP will support; Reelectionist Maguindanao gov names DOS mayor as running-mate

COTABATO CITY - The Moro Islamic Liberation Fronts (MILFs) political party, United Bangsamoro Justice Party, has officially endorsed today local candidates for Maguindanao in the upcoming May 2022 polls.

Chief Minister Ahod Balawag “Murad” Ebrahim has announced today in Bangsamoro compound complex that the party’s gubernatorial candidate for Maguindanao is 2nd district representative Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu who will face re-electionist Bai Mariam Sangki Mangudadatu.

Duterte inaugurates Sultan Kudarat prov'l hospital

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte today led the inauguration and unveiling of marker of the new Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital (SKPH) located at the provincial capitol grounds.

Accompanying President Duterte was Sen. Bong Go.

The President who said he was amazed at the architectural design of the hospital was welcomed by Sultan Kudarat Gov. Suharto Mangudadatu.

The new provincial hospital is a four-storey medical building situated in a land of 3.3 hectares.

It has a total bed capacity of 399.

Duterte OKs pilot in-person classes in 'minimal risk' areas

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in areas classified with "minimal risk" for the coronavirus.

In a televised public briefing, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the schools for pilot in-person classes, expected to begin in two months, should pass the Department of Education's safety assessment qualifications.

Tacurong City has 2 new councilors

TACURONG CITY  – The 8th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tacurong City on Wednesday welcomed its two newest members who filled the slot vacated by former city councilors.

During its regular session on Sept. 8, the city council welcomed newly appointed City Councilors Lina O. Montilla and Geraldine L. Collado after taking their oath of office on separate occasions.



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Veteran director Carlo J. Caparas dies; 80

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Indigents, IPs get housing units from MSSD

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Army neutralizes a BIFF, captures IEDs and firearm in MagSur clash

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