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Covid fails to slow down PBBM; still works while in isolation

MANILA – Despite testing positive for Covid-19, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is doing fine and continues to work in isolation, giving out directives to his cabinet officials in the comfort of his home, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles on Sunday said.

Angeles said the President was visited Saturday afternoon by his lead physician, Dr. Samuel Zacate, who noted that the chief executive has greatly improved with only mild symptoms with “no fever, no loss of taste and smell sensation.”

2 Basilan execs renew support for peace process

2 Basilan execs renew support for peace process

 

COTABATO CITY – Two peace activists got to the helm of the Lamitan City and Basilan local governments in symbolic rites Thursday.

Lamitan City Mayor Roderick Furigay and Basilan Gov. Gov. Jim Salliman also separately announced Thursday that they will support the Mindanao peace process as elected officials.

The Mindanao peace process aims to end for good the now five-decade Mindanao Moro secessionist issue.

Marcos vows to build an 'agile, resilient' PH

MANILA – Newly-installed President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. promised on Thursday to transform the Philippines into an "agile and resilient" nation under his leadership.

In his inaugural address delivered at the National Museum of the Philippines, Marcos said he would act in haste and avoid delays in making decisions, in a bid to give Filipinos a better life in a "safer" and "more prosperous" country.

MILF’s candidate for Cotabato City mayor assumes office

COTABATO CITY --- The favored candidate for mayor here of the fledgling political party of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front assumed as the new city chief executive Thursday, June 30.

Mayor Bruce Matabalao, who aspired for mayor here during the May 19, 2022 elections under the banner of the MILF’s United Bangsamoro Justice Party, or UBJP, said he shall focus on peace and development initiatives that would benefit the local Muslim and Christian communities.

He defeated in the recent mayoral race the reelectionist Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi.

NoCot vice gov. Pinol,. BM Krista Pinol-Solis, nanumpa na

Nanumpa na kahapon (June 29) sa harap ni Judge Arvin Sadiri-Balagot ng Regional Trial Court Branch 61, 12th Judicial Region, si Vice Governor elect EFREN FANTIN PIÑOL.

Nanumpa din si Board Member Dr. Maria Krista Pinol-Solis.

Ang panunumpa ng halal na bise gobernador ay sinaksihan ng kanyang may bahay AGNES MYRA LEONCITO-PIÑOL, mga anak na sina Atty. Efren Jr., Maia Nneka Pinol-Tubil, at Frenn Angelo Pinol.

Magsisimula ang panunungkulan si Vice Governor Pinol bukas, July 1.

PSA opens civil registry outlet in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY – South Cotabateños need not go to General Santos City to request a copy of their civil registry documents after the Philippine Statistics Authority - Soccsksargen (PSA-12) opened its Civil Registration Services (CRS) system outlet here.

PSA-12 Director Maqtahar Manulon said Tuesday the local CRS outlet will accept walk-in clients for the first week of operation.

“For this week, we were not enrolled yet in the list of outlets with an online appointment. Maybe next week we can implement the online system,” Manulon said in an interview.

Duterte serenades supporters in #SalamatPRRD concert

MANILA – Outgoing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte did not pass up the chance to serenade his fans and supporters despite being invited as special guest at the “Salamat PRRD” thanksgiving concert at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Sunday night.

Although international singer and Concert King Martin Nievera had already sung “Ikaw” earlier in the program, Duterte was requested to sing the love song himself with Nievera singing some parts of the song.

Lorenzana stable after fainting at Rizal Park’s Freedom Day rites

MANILA – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is in stable condition after fainting during the 124th Independence Day flag-raising ceremony at Rizal Park in Manila Sunday.

Arsenio Andolong, DND spokesperson, said in a statement that Lorenzana “is currently in stable condition and has been advised to rest after fainting during the Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony at Rizal Park this morning, June 12".

Duterte leads 124th Independence Day rites at Rizal Park

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday led the 124th Independence Day rites at Rizal Park, Manila City.

This was his last time to celebrate the occasion as the country’s chief executive and the first time to attend the commemoration at the Rizal Park. He will be replaced by President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on June 30.

During the event, Duterte took part in the flag-raising ceremony and wreath-laying ceremonies along with other Cabinet officials.

Malawakang brownout sa Magelco service area, di na raw matutuloy

COTABATO CITY -  HINDI NA MATUTULOY ang power curtailment o pagbabawas ng supply ng kuryente ng PSALM sa MAGELCO kasunod ng isinagawang negotiation sa pagitan ng Provincial Government ng Maguindanao, MAGELCO, NGCP at NEA.

Ito ang sinabi sa Radyo Bida ni Maguindanao Provincial Administrator Atty Cyrus Torreña kung saan nagpapatuloy pa ngayon ang kanilang meeting sa Metro Manila.

Sa ngayon nakatutok sila sa gagawing Restructuring Proposal na gagawin ng MAGELCO kung saan nakapaloob ang kasunduan kung papaano babayaran ng MAGELCO ang utang nito sa PSALM at NGCP.

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