Duterte ‘no comment’ on divorce issue

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has declined to comment on the proposed divorce bill, leaving the decision of its passage instead to Congress. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. made this pronouncement Monday or a week after a House of Representatives panel approved a measure institutionalizing divorce in the Philippines. It can be recalled that …

Bato nang apud-apud ug sakyanan sa kapulisan sa PRO XI

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW, Mindanao —Gipanguna ni Police Director Ronald Dela Rosa ang pagbendisyon ug pagtunol sa  sa mga bag-ong sakyanan,  trak ug motorsiklo alang sa mga pulis sakop sa Pollice Regional Office XI niadtong Lunes,  Pebrero 26, 2018. Nagkantidad ug 57Million pesos ang mga sakyanan gikan mismo sa pundo sa PNP. Sa 23 ka mga …

“Shoot in the vagina remark, a sarcasm” : Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said his remark to shoot women rebels in the vagina was a “Sarcasm” and not intended to offend women. In his speech at the inauguration of Armscor Shooting Range in Buhangin, this afternoon, February 26, 2018, Duterte said he feels bad everytime he hears that women fighters of …

Oil price hike to take effect Tuesday, February 27

MANILA, Philippines —  After two consecutive weeks of pump prices rollback, oil firms in the Philippines will implement price hike effective 6 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27. The hike reflects the movement in the international market, the oil firms explained. Petron, Shell, Flying V, and SEAOIL will raise pump prices by PHP0.65/liter for gasoline, PHP0.85/liter for diesel, …

Husband asks President Duterte to find his missing wife in Kuwait

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — An emotional husband is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to help him find his missing wife in Kuwait. Rogelio Padilla, 48, farmer,  from Barangay Kalanawe, President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat, is asking the help of Duterte to find his wife in Kuwait as they lost contact since 2014. Padilla  revealed his wife Maricel …

NBI to investigate Demafelis’ recruiter

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the  local recruitment agency of Joanna Daniela Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was found dead inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait earlier this month. Aguirre issued Department Order (DO) No.102 dated …

Senate orders arrest of ex-Comelec chairman Bautista

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Senate has ordered the arrest of former Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista for repeatedly  ignoring their  invitation to attend the investigation on his alleged unexplained wealth. Senator Francis Escudero, chair of the committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies, said  the warrant would be forwarded to Bautista’s residence and …

32nd EDSA People Power anniversary, a simple celebration

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The 32nd Edsa People Power anniversary was reduced to a simple commemoration, with only hundreds not thousands in attendance, as earlier projected by the organizers. Since the celebration has been politicized, most of the figures influential in the convergence of people in 1986,  have their own reasons to stay  away from …

Ombudsman indicts Maguindanao Mayor over failure to declare his cars

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge  Mayor Datu Ombra Sinsuat, Sr. of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, for three counts of violation of Section 8 of Republic Act No. 6713  and five counts of Perjury. This after, the Ombudsman Mindanao investigators who conducted a  in a lifestyle check …