ASEAN, China ink media cooperation pact

SUZHOU, China — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed an agreement seeking to further enhance and create platforms for media exchanges and cooperation with its dialogue partner, China. The representatives of major news media and information agencies from China and six ASEAN member states Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines drafted a …

64 soldiers, 70 civilians, killed while 127 wounded in various rebel attacks in 12 months

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is ready to fight with the New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels threatening and harassing peaceful communities especially in the countryside. Though they are ready to fight, the AFP is also opening its doors to the rebels who want to go back to the mainstream …

BMB seeks witnesses to alleged ‘musang’ killing

The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is searching for witnesses who can corroborate an alleged online post on the supposed capture and killing of a civet cat or “musang” by reporting what they know about the incident and the identities of the perpetrators. “We’re urging people with the information to contact us,” the bureau’s Wildlife Resources …

Marcos grandson marries granddaughter of “political rival”

PAOAY, Ilocos Norte — The wedding was a political healing of sort, this how many political observers  view the union  of Michael Ferdinand Marcos-Manotoc and Carina Angela Gamboa Manglapus here on Saturday at the majestic Paoay Church. The couple got married in a private ceremony in Makati but was followed by the traditional ‘bales” in …

Duterte to launch pro-poor program in Davao

Cebu City, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte will launch the “Biyaya ng Pagbabago” poverty alleviation program at the Freedom Park in Davao City on Dec. 9. This was announced Saturday by Undersecretary Joselito “Penpen” Libres of the Office of Participatory Governance (OPG), which is initiating the pro-poor program. Libres said “Biyaya ng Pagbabago,” short for “Biyaya …

8 sa 10 ka banatan-on naka-uyon kang Duterte

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW, Mindanaw — Walo sa napulo ka bantan-on nakauyon sa pagdumala ni President Rodrigo Duterte, gani daghan sa ilaha ang nagtuo nga daghan pang maayong butang ang mahatag sa presidente alang sa nasud. Sumatotal, 82porsyento sa kabatan-onan nakagusto kang Duterte. Kini ang resulta sa bag-ohay palang na migawas nga  online survey nga gipahigayon …

ARMM to aggresively pursue socio-economic efforts

Cotabato City, Philippines —  The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will double its assistance to Marawi City to P930 million in 2018 from P450 million this year. Governor Mujiv Hataman said he is hopeful Marawi City will rise from current challenges as rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the city begin.  The lessons learned from …

Duterte to order arrests communist leader Jose Ma. Sison if he comes home

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — If Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose ma. Sison and other leaders come home, they will be arrested right at the airport, this is the vow of President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte stressed “We are talking already and you continue with the plunder of the country. Magbarilan nalang tao (We …