Duterte to Sison: return home and fight here

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– President Rodrigo Duterte dares exiled  Communist Party of the Philippines Chairman Jose Maria Sison to return to the country and fight here. Duterte who visited the wake of the six policemen ambushed by the  New People’s Army in Guinhulngan, Negros Oriental Thursday night, challenged Sison to leave his comfortable life in  Utrecht, …

Traditional house

Datu Lumayong Bayontong fix cogon grass as a roofing of their traditional house at the tribal village’ inside the Magsaysay Park in Davao City. The tribal village is among the attractions of the Kadayawan Festival next month. Newsline Photo

ARMM-DPWH Constructs Butig, Lanao del Sur-Barira, Maguindanao road

  DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The  public highways department of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is now connecting the road from Butig, Lanao del Sur and Barira in Maguindanao. The project will cost the government P140-million. The near completion of the road project will Connect the residents of the provinces of Lanao del Sur and …

NBI arrest Ombudsman investigator over extortion

MANILA, Philippines—Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation  arrested an investigator of the Office of the Ombudsman in Lingayin, Pangasinan  for extortion Friday, July 21. The arrest stemmed from a report reaching the Ombudsman  that Leonardo Nicolas, an Associate Graft Investigation Officer III (AGIO III), who pretended to be a lawyer tried to extort P3,000,000.00 …

84 former Abu Sayyaf members aspires a new beginning after reformation program

Isabela City, Philippines — Some 84 former members of the Abu Sayyaf  want new life, this time not as fugitive but partners  for  community development. Among them is Ashraf, 20, second in the brood of ten  from the town of Sumisip, a place with no  power supply, no access to health and education. He was …

Gunfires heard, as resting soldiers in Marawi watch their commander-in-chief delivers SONA

MARAWI CITY, Philippines— With gunfires as  background,  resting soldiers in Camp Ranao, Marawi City  were glued on television Monday to watch their commander-in-chief deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) Friday. The Joint Task Force Marawi in a statement said  “Soldiers of the Joint Task Force Marawi watched the 2nd State of the …

Fate of government’s tax reform law now in Senate’s hands

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The fate of the government’s  tax reform package is now in the hands of the senators, said President Rodrigo Duterte Monday. In his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), Duterte reminded the members of the senate that the comprehensive tax reform package is now in their hands. In May, Duterte certified  as …

Duterte tells protesters : Let’s respect each other

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Protesters of the second State of the Nation  Address (SONA) were caught  off guarded when suddenly President Duterte took their stage and talked with them as he  asked for mutual respect. After his two-hour ten-minute (2:10) SONA Duterte  went  to see the protesters mostly composed of militant leaders and their allied organizations. …

SONA livestream

Davaoeños gather at the Rizal Park in Davao City to watch President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Manila on Monday, July 24. Newsline Photo