Lanao Sur Board Member, Marawi City Councilor arrested over P3.4M drugs

DAVAO CITY (September 19) — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency  on Wednesday arrested Lanao del Sur  Provincial Board member Hussien Magandia and his son-in-law Marawi City Councilor Amienquialed Dimal , for possessing P3.4-million worth of illegal drugs inside their residence at Wildflower St., Purok Mabuhay, Sitio Bucayo, Brgy. Tubod, Iligan City, at around 5:30 this morning. …

Why Duterte wants to repeal the country’s mining law?

DAVAO CITY (September 18) — President Rodrigo  Duterte on Monday said he wants to talk with members of the House of Representatives about the mining law, which according to him needs to be looked into. Duterte issued the pronouncement Monday after he met the bereaved families  of those who died due to landslide brought about …

Opisyales sa Bombo Radyo GenSan sikop sa NBI kay nangilkil

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (Septembre 19) — Nasikop sa mga operatiba sa National Bureau on Investigation (NBI) ug kapulisan ang manager ug news director sa istasyon sa Bombo Radyo General Santos City,  sa aktong pagdawat sa ilang kinilkil nga salapi gikan sa usa ka pastor,  alas tres sa hapon kagahapon, September 18, sulod sa Robinsons Mall …

BFAR eyes more ‘galunggong’ imports

MANILA –– The government is mulling to import more “galunggong” or round scad fish, given the prevailing lean fishing season and the upcoming no-catching season for the Filipinos’ staple fish, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said Monday. “We’re looking into the demand for ‘galunggong’ nationwide,” BFAR national director Eduardo Gongona said on …

Spare Julie Alipala; respect journalists

The members of the working press belonging to Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Incorporated, would like to call on those people behind dubious facebook account Phil Leaks to spare Julie Alipala from their tirades and respect the work of the journalist. As Mindanaoans, we work in a hostile environment, but free from influence of anyone …

Duterte condoles with families of landslide victims in Benguet

DAVAO CITY (September 18) — President Duterte  on Monday condoled with the bereaved families of landslide victims in Benguet  at the Provincial Governors Office Conference Hall. The families lost their loved ones during the landslides in Baguio City, Ucab, and Itogon, when Typhoon ‘Ompong’ hit their areas. As of Monday afternoon, the  confirmed death toll …

Fox asks BI to overturn denial of missionary visa extension

MANILA — Australian nun Patricia Anne Fox on Monday asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to reverse its decision rejecting her request for the renewal of her missionary. In a six-page motion for reconsideration,  Fox’ camp argued  argued that contrary to the ruling of the BI, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) it has entered into …

Davao City sends humanitarian aid to typhoon victims

DAVAO CITY — Davao City has once again showed its readiness to help areas devastated by calamities as the city government on Monday pooled resources for 10,000 food packs for the victims of Typhoon Ompong. “Davao City and the Dabawenyos are always willing and ready to help other provinces in times of calamities,” Mayor Sara …

Duterte to provide support for agri sector in Ilocos Norte

DAVAO CITY (September 18) — President Rodrigo  Duterte said the government will  prioritize its support to the agriculture sector hit by Typhoon ‘Ompong’ in Ilocos Norte. This will be done as the government  restores and repairs the  infrastructures and basic utilities  damaged by the typhoon. Duterte  gave  commitment when he visited Laoag City, last Sunday, …

Retired Army General Palparan, two others convicted for kidnapping UP students

DAVAO CITY  (September 18) — The Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15  convicted retired Army Major  General Jovito Palparan for kidnapping and serious illegal detention relative to the disappearance of University of the Philippines (UP) students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno on June 26, 2006. Aside from Palparan,  Judge Alexander Tamayo also convicted two …