PICTURES: PRRD Visits Wake of Captain Clinton Capio

President Rodrigo Duterte visits the wake of the late Captain Clinton Capio at the mortuary of the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio on January 16, 2017. Capio, a Philippine Military Academy Class 2006, was killed in a clash with the Abu Sayaff members last Thursday. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photos

ASEAN Commemorative Coin

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. unveil the commemorative coin for the Philippines’ Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) chairmanship for 2017 during a ceremony at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on January 15, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/Presidential Photo

PM Abe names and adopts rescued Philippine Eagle “Sakura”

DAVAO CITY — Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named and adopted the rescued Philippine Eagle “Sakura” (cherry blossoms) today, January 13, 2017. “Sakura”, estimated to be around two years old, according to Philippine Eagle Foundation Executive Director Dennis Salvador was rescued from Talaingod in Davao del Norte last December, 2016. To symbolize the adoption, …

Cheers to stronger ties

CHEERS TO STRONGER TIES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raise their glasses for a toast during the State Banquet at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on January 12, 2017. Also in the photo are (leftmost) Honeylet Avanceña, Akie Abe (second from right) and (rightmost) Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

7 DA-Davao City executives charged over P15M bidding scam   

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of multiple graft charges against officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Unit XI in Davao City for mishandling the utilization of the P10 million 2005 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of then Davao Oriental Representative Joel Mayo Almario. Facing multiple counts of violation …

Police officers told: No selfies with Miss U

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– No “selfies” as “Security is a priority” says Police XI regional director Manuel Gaerlan as he prohibits Police officers detailed to the Miss Universe Pageant contestants. Gaerlan instructed his personnel to ensure the safety and protection of the contestants as around 4,000 police personnel will be deployed in Davao City to provide …

Ombudsman dismisses 9 PDAF and Malampaya scam cohorts 

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from the service of nine executives from the National Council for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a Chief for Political Affairs for their involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Malampaya scams. Found guilty of Grave Misconduct and Conduct Prejudicial …