Overseas voter registration increasing

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) continue to register as is showed tremendous increase after the 2016 national elections. The Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) in a press statement noted the increase during after four months of accepting new registrants. Overseas voter registration started last December 1, 2016 and will …

Pres. Duterte visits Russian guided missile cruiser

MANILA, April 21 — President Rodrigo R. Duterte visited Friday the Russian guided missile cruiser “Varyag” anchored in the Port of Manila. The chief executive was accorded arrival honors at Pier 15 by the Russian Navy contingent. Duterte was accompanied by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and Department of Foreign Affairs acting Secretary Enrique Manalo …

Town Vice mayor and ex-mayor dad wounded in Maguindanao attack

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A municipal Vice Mayor and his father, a former Mayor and six other persons were wounded when armed men lobbed a grenade on their car Friday afternoon, April 20. The victims were on their way home from Golden Mosque after the Friday Islamic Prayer in Barangay Poblacion, Talayan town when unidentified …

PHL Ombudsman meets China counterpart

MANILA, Philippines– The Office of the Ombudsman welcomed officials from the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention (NBCP) and the Department of International Cooperation of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and Ministry of Supervision from the People’s Republic of China on 10 April 2017. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales welcomed the delegation from the People’s …

Cebu Officials face trial for graft

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge six local executives of Ronda, Cebu, for 15 counts for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. Facing trial for graft before the Sandiganbayan are Mayor Mariano Blanco III, Oscar Pilapil (Municipal Engineer), Thelma Landiza (Municipal Budget Officer), Brigida Cabaron (Municipal …

Omega 3 fatty acid found to prevent serious liver damage

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 — A new study done with laboratory animals suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people, who are obese or have a poor diet, a chance to avoid serious liver damage. The findings, published Wednesday by researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) in PLOS ONE, offer something that …