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Manuel Cayon

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Manuel T. Cayon has written about Mindanao for national newspapers for more than two decades, mostly on conflict reporting, and on the political front. His stint with TODAY newspaper in the ’90s started his business reporting in Mindanao, continuing to this day with the BusinessMirror. The multiawarded reporter received a Biotechnology journalism award in January 2019, his third. A fellow of the US International Visitors’ Program Leadership in 2007 on conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution, Manuel attended college at the Mindanao State University and the Ateneo de Davao University.

Davao LGUs IM 70.3 tasks sealed

DAVAO City—Local government units—including two cities and one town in Davao del Norte—formalized their partnerships and management responsibilities with their Davao City counterparts for the Ironman 70.3.

AF Payments launches new service

AF Payments Inc., provider of contactless electronic payment system beep cards, introduced on Thursday a service that will allow passengers to purchase bus tickets ahead of their preferred travel date.

Dengvaxia deaths spook immunization program

DAVAO CITY—The City Health Office has urged all parents to have their children, especially newborns, vaccinated in any of the district and barangay health centers in the city, an appeal raised to counter the skepticism that was mainly triggered by the controversial vaccine against the dengue virus in 2016.

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)

BARMM ends 2022 with 6.3-percent inflation rate

DAVAO CITY—The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) maintained its growth momentum since its first transition year in 2019, posting the lowest inflation rate record in the Philippines at 6.3 percent at the end of the year, the regional government said, citing a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Davao Region workers get P16 wage increase

DAVAO CITY—Workers in the Davao Region would be seeing an addition of P16 to their minimum daily wage of P427 beginning this month as the second tranche of the approved wage increase takes effect, the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) Region 11 has announced.

16 LGUs in BARMM reap DRRM excellence awards

DAVAO CITY—Sixteen local government units (LGUs) across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) were feted to a recognition ceremony that awarded them with the seal of excellence in local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM).

BARMM solon refiles bills on airport develpment, tourism, dialysis

DAVAO CITY—A Bangsamoro lawmaker from the country’s farthest southern island province of Tawi-Tawi refiled or reintroduced six bills in its Parliament to “expand and improve the region’s airport and terminal building infrastructure, promote clean water, make dialysis treatment available at no cost to indigent patients and memorialize the core members of the Moro National Liberation Front.”

Disaster hub to monitor Davao de Oro coastal towns

DAVAO CITY—A disaster hub which will serve as a satellite facility of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Davao de Oro has been established in the municipality of Pantukan to watch over the coastal towns of the province.