Ombuds affirms dismissal of 5 NCMF execs

THE Office of the Ombudsman affirmed Monday the dismissal of five officials of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) over anomalous utilization of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of the late Maguindanao Representative Simeon Datumanong. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has affirmed the dismissal and perpetual disqualification from public office of Secretary/Commissioner Mehol Sadain, Director …

DOST-7 helps companies to improve operations

CEBU CITY — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 7 has helped some 300 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) since 2002 and continues to extend technological and innovation assistance to small businesses. Regional Director Eriberto Paradela said he considered this as DOST-7’s biggest accomplishment for the Central Visayas region. “Helping the …

CBCP lauds acquittal of Filipina from UAE death row

MANILA — The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) expressed gratitude to the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) for sparing overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jennifer Dalquez from the death row. “Glory be to God for this good news. Our gratitude for the triumph of …

Public awareness

Streamers printed with the pictures of suspected local terrorists posted outside a business establishment along San Pedro Street in Davao City.  Newsline Photo

ARMM to build sanitation facilities for evacuees 

Marawi City, Philippines— The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will construct sanitation facilities in some of the evacuation camps in Lanao del Sur to help ensure the health and wellbeing of families staying there. While majority of the almost 46,000 families displaced by the armed conflict in Marawi City have sought shelter in their relative’s …

NPA abducts cop in DavOr

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Suspected members of the New people’s Army  abducted a police officer in the  municipality  Lupon, Davao Oriental last Friday, June 9. Police regional command spokesperson Sr. Inst. Catherine dela Rey named the police officer as Senior Police Officer (SPO) 2 George C. Rupinta, 52,  who is the Municipal Executive Senior Police Officer of …