Congress backs travel tax exemption for BIMP-EAGA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Filipino travelers going to the East Asean Growth Area will soon enjoy travel tax exemptions. This,as the two committees in Congress  recently approved a resolution endorsing to the President the renewal of travel tax exemption (TTE) granted to travelers going to any focus areas of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN …

Agri Sec files cyber libel charge vs. Baguio journalist over Fb post

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary  Emmanuel Piñol filed cyber libel against Frank Cimatu, a  newsman from Baguio City over his facebook post. Piñol felt slighted with Cimatu’s post on September 24 reads “Agri sec got rish by P21-M in 6months. Bird flu pa more”,  as it implies “something” to his reputation as public servant. …

US-SEA submarine cable system to boost economic growth in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — The submarine cable system connecting the Philippines to the United States through Davao City is expected to strengthen Internet connection in the country.  The USD250-million facility which was deployed by Globe Telecom will help further boost the growth of business in the Mindanao region. On its website, Globe Telecom  announced the launching of  …

Presidential son-in-law to join the 70.3 Ironman 2018

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The 2018 Ironman 70.3 challenge here will be participated in by no less than Presidential son-in-law and Davao City’s first gentleman lawyer Mans Carpio. On Sunday, October, the Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao registration kicked off with Carpio and his teammates from the City Sports and Development Office led by officer-in-charge Mikee …

Government soldiers killed top Malaysian terrorist in Marawi

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia —- Government soldiers killed one of the top Malaysian terrorist during the aerial bombing Thursday, September 28, which took place at the vicinity of the  Bato Mosque in Marawi City. The Bato Mosque used to serve as the command center of the Islamic State  (IS-inspired) Maute  terrorists. A report published in Malaysia …

1ST Basilan fisheries and aquaculture summit held

Isabela City, Philippines — Some 322 fisherfolks from different villages from the eleven municipalities and 2 component cities last September 21 held in Basilan State College Amphitheater. Local officials and  municipal mayors headed by the President of the Provincial League of Municipal Mayors Hon. Hanie Bud  also attended the summit. The summit served as a” …