Marwan’s wife, police officer, 3 others arrested in Lanao del Norte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Authorities arrested Juromee Dongon, wife of slain Jemaah Islamiyah bomber Zulkifli Bin- aka Marwan, in Tubod, Lanao del Norte around 6:22 in the morning, Sunday, February 25, 2018. The synchronized joint operations by the Police and military authorities led to Dongon’s arrest as well as four family members. -SPO4 Andy Atta …

Controversial resort owner to demolish illegal structure

BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines  — The owner of the controversial Boracay West Cove resort vowed to voluntarily dismantle the illegal structures they built on their property this Saturday morning. The demolition of the illegal structures of the Boracay West Cove resort was supposed to be undertaken Friday afternoon by a team led by Environment Secretary Roy …

Ricky Vargas in, Peping Cojuangco out as POC prexy

MANILA, Philippines  — Change is coming at the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). Ricky Vargas was named the new POC president during the sports orgaization’s general election at the Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club clubhouse in Mandaluyong on Friday

. Conjuangco held the post for 13 years. Vargas and Lawmaker Abraham Tolentino, heads of NSAs for boxing and …

Palace summons US envoy over intel report on PRRD

MANILA – Malacañang on Friday said Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea had summoned United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim to discuss the latest US Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the meeting between Medialdea and Kim took place on February 22, a day after the US Intelligence Community’s assessment tagging President …

Employer of murdered OFW Joanna Demafelis arrested

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano confirmed reports, that the Lebanese employer of murdered  Overseas Filipino Worker Joanna Demafelis, has been arrested. Authorities in Kuwait arrested Nader Essam Assaf, the employer of Demafeliz, who stands as principal suspect behind the brutal killing of the 29-year-old OFW from Iloilo City. However, Assaf’s …

NHA to build additional 12,016 housing units for “Yolanda” survivors

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The National Housing Authority (NHA) will build 12,016 housing units out of the P4-billion unspent budget for Yolanda rehabilitation and reconstruction program. The additional units will address the housing needs of the  survivors who are  left out in the resettlement project. “There is a need to provide additional housing to accommodate …

Duterte expects better life for Filipinos middle of his term

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — With all the reforms being instituted by the administration, President Rodrigo R. Duterte believed that the quality of life of Filipinos would be better in the middle of his term Duterte issued the statement Thursday as he addressed the soldiers during the launching of Tienda Para sa mga Bayani at the …

Timber paochers, lumber dealers, a challenge to forest rangers in SK

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — Timber Poachers here are not afraid to violate the law. Truth this, they have the guts to threaten government forest rangers. The timber poachers are riding on the limitation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, to deploy sufficient number of forest rangers to secure the 11,000-hectare forest protected zones …