Town vice mayor accused of mauling journalist

Surigao del Norte, Philippines — A town mayor is accused of mauling  and punching journalist in public view in the town of Pilar Saturday morning, September 23, 2017. Among those who witnessed the incident include Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial and other regional health officials and  several local officials. The journalist victim was  identified Edito …

90 GenSan cops sent to further secure Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — The regional police office in Gen. Santos City has deployed 90 additional cops here Friday as a contingency measure against perceived terror and other security threats looming. Chief Supt. Cedrick Train, Central Mindanao police director, said are on a field training mission to help the campaign of Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi. The …

Duterte releases illegal drugs diagram and its connections with terror group

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte presented the the Lanao del Sur drug matrix which according to him shows how illegal drugs operate in the province and some provinces in Mindanao which provided financial support to the local terrorists in the island. Duterte however emphasized, they are still trying to configure how the illegal …

Duterte eyes daughter Sara for presidency come 2022

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — IF there is someone on the mind of President Rodrigo to succeed him  in Malacañan come 2022– it is no less than his daughter, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. Duterte who treated Davao media for a dinner cum reunion told reporters “I couldn’t find someone any better to run the country next …

PH thanks Saudi for extending amnesty to undocumented OFWs

MANILA , Philippines — The Philippine government  Sunday expressed its appreciation to Saudi Arabia for extending an amnesty program that would allow thousands more of undocumented Filipinos in the kingdom to go home. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said the extension of the amnesty program was expected to benefit more …

April boy cries, thanks Duterte for giving hope

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Jukebox king  April Boy Regino cries as he expressed gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for helping him survive. Regino who lost his eyesight due to diabetes, but now  slowly he is recuperating,  cried as he revealed to Davao media how Duterte intervened when he was down and out. Until now, Regino …

Help your flock Duterte told church, as he plans submit narcolist to priest, bishops

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte plans to  ask the support of the priest and the bishops in his war against drugs. Speaking to members of the Davao press Friday night, Duterte said he plans to furnish his narcolist to priests and bishops, for them to do their share and talk to their respective …

Davao Tourist arrivals still high despite Martial Law

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Despite under Martial Law, Davao City remained a tourist hub and has recorded  a total of 1,864,343 tourist arrivals since last year. Speaking before the Ist Davao Tourism Association (DATA) conference, Friday, September 22, Davao City  Mayor  Sara Duterte-Carpio on Friday attributed the tourist influx to the strong support of the …