Duterte wants to address historical injustice to Moros

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will “work very hard” to address historical injustices committed against the Moro people but added that the peace talks should become more inclusive. “I plead to all Filipinos listening now to understand the problem,” Pres. Duterte said in reference to the centuries-old Bangsamoro struggle. The president was in …

Roque urges Communist leaders to move on

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is asking the Communist rebels to move on as other communist countries have fully developed while they are lagging behind. President Rodrigo Duterte terminated the talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) saying the rebels never reciprocated his goodwill and worse, …

3 NBI agents face probe over ‘involvement’ in S. Korean kidnapping

MANILA, Philippines —The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is set to probe the alleged involvement of its three agents in the kidnapping of a South Korean national in Angeles, Pampanga. Recently, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced the rescue of Korean restaurant owner Lee Jung Dae and is looking into the involvement of NBI agents …

Cebu Capitol distributes marine sanctuary equipment

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The provincial government of Cebu turned over PHP2.2 million worth of marine sanctuary cordon ropes and marker buoys to 39 local government units here on Monday. Oscar Pineda of the Provincial Public Information Office on Tuesday said provincial administrator Mark Tolentino and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) OIC Rodel Bontuyan …

Palace respects local talks with Reds-Roque

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Local peace initiatives Local government units (LGUs) could still push their peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) despite the existence of Proclamation No. 360. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque during the Monday press briefing stressed  “We have local autonomy, so the peace talks can …

Filipino community honors late Fil-Can Senator Enverga 

EDMONTON, Canada — Filipino-Edmontonians here gathered for the  Memorial Service for the late Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga Jr., Sunday night, November 26, at the St.Andrew Catholic Parish. Leaders and representatives from the organizing Quezonian Edmonton Club, Duterte Volunteers Alberta Canada, Couples of Christ Edmonton, Dabawenyos Cultural Assistance Society, Alberta Filipino Journal, Triskelion Alumni Canada, Congress of …

Ex-PNP official pleads guilty to perjury, misdeclaring SALN

MANILA, Philippines — Former Police Chief Superintendent and criminal Investigation and Detention Group Chief Eduardo Matillano of the Philippine National Police has pleaded guilty to three counts of Perjury and eight counts of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of Public Officials and Employees. Matillano, who was previously assigned …

Witness points PNoy brod-in-law in P8.7-Billion road scam

MANILA, Philippines —  A witness in the fake road right-of-way (RROW) claims for government projects amounting to PHP8.7 billion in General Santos City tagged the brother-in-law of former President Benigno S. Aquino III as involved in the scam, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday. Roberto Catapang Jr., who has been provisionally admitted to the …