Beauty queen return home to protect environment

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Reigning Miss Earth Philippines-Fire 2017 Nellza Mortola-Bautista returned to her hometown to do what she loves most — advocate for the environment. A native of Villanueva town in Misamis Oriental, Bautista was crowned last month along with four other pageant winners who form part of the “elemental court” of …

DFA to relax guidelines in aiding OFWs in distress

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is working to relax guidelines for the provision of assistance to nationals (ATN) to all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in distress in a bid to make the support more inclusive. Lawyer Raul Dado, DFA Executive Director for Migrant Workers Affairs, said the department aims to adopt …

Duterte will not establish revolutionary gov’t

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans  of establishing a revolutionary government during his term. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella is a statement pointed out that the President is just musing out loud over an alternative approach to resolving hindrances to progress when he made the remarks. Abella’s statement stressed “The President’s remarks on …

Female soldiers, cops sent to Marawi to help the evacuees

LAMITAN City, Philippines — An emotional welcome greeted the more than 100 women government troopers when they set foot in Marawi City Sunday afternoon. The Philippine Army and the  Philippine National Police sent a contingent composed of 102 women  to help  the Internally Displaced Persons  of Marawi as rehabilitation process starts soon. Some of the …

Lorenzana blames rebels for undeveloped countryside, NDFP says Lorenzana a peace spoiler

MANILA, Philippines — No less than Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana blanmed the  Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA)for the non-development of the Philippine countryside due to the 40-year armed conflict. This after National Democratic Front of  the Philippines (NDF-P) spokesperson Fidel Agcaoile earlier blamed  Lorenzana as “peace spoiler”. “The leaders and members of …