Zambo police killed army soldier on his way home from Marawi

LAMITAN City, Basilan — Two police personnel of Zamboanga del Norte killed an army soldier who was on his way home from Marawi City battlegound. The death of Army  Private First Class  Rodillo Bartolome y Torres, 33 yrs old, married, a resident of Brgy. Kanipay, Midsalip Zamboanga del Sur, a member of the Philippine Army …

Accusing fingers : Lacson vs Faeldon over corruption at Customs

The smuggling issue and corruption  in the country’s most corrupt government agency has led two public servant washing dirty linens in public. On Wednesday,  Sen. Panfilo Lacson  accused former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon of corruption, naming him among alleged major recipients of tara (grease money) at the bureau. In a 20-minute privilege …

Landmark congress highlights Filipino language’s versatility

MANILA, Philippines —  A landmark congress in Metro Manila aims further elevating the campaign of Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and its partners to promote Filipino, the country’s national language. Presentations of experts during this week’s three-day KWF-led Pandaigdigang Kongreso sa Araling Filipinas sa Wikang Filipino highlighted use of Filipino in intellectual discourse, increasingly demonstrating …

Drone distributors should educate buyers on rules- DCPO

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) is intensifying awareness on flying unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, urging sellers to also inform buyers of existing regulations by the Civil Aeronautics Aviation of the Philippines (CAAP). This developed after two people were briefly held by the police for flying drones …

Solons file impeachment complaint vs Comelec chief

MANILA, Philippines — An impeachment complaint  has been filed against  Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista  on Wednesday, August 23 before the Office of the Solicitor general. Jacinto Paras, former representative of Negros Oriental and  Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio wanted removal of Bautista citing culpable violation of the Constitution an betrayal of public trust. In the …

Ex-Basilan Mayor, treasurer  get jail term over P3.1-million GSIS remittance mess.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan sentenced former Lantawan, Basilan Mayor and municipal treasurer to imprisonment of six to ten years for their failure to remit the GSIS premium of the municipal employees. In a decision released on Wednesday August 23, the anti-graft court convicted former Mayor Tahira Ismael and Municipal Treasurer Aida Ajijon of Lantawan, …

Jica evaluates 21 projects in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A team from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) is evaluating 21 projects under the Davao City Infrastructure Development Plan and Capacity Building Project. Jica Project Team leader Ken Kumazawa said Jica already conducted consultations with stakeholders including industry and government agencies. Jica has also developed a data base for branding …

Rescued kidnap victim turned over to Vietnamese officials

Zamboanga City – The Western Mindanao Command officially turned-over the rescued Vietnamese kidnap victim to the Vietnamese officials in Zamboanga City today, August 23, 2017. Do Trung Huie was presented to the Vietnamese Assistant Defense and Armed Forces Attache (Dafa) to the Philippines Senior Captain Pham Than Tra and Vietnamese Embassy Third Secretary Ngo Tuan …