Davao City Vice Mayor lambasts NCIP for delayed IP rep certification

DAVAO CITY (May 23) –– – Vice Mayor  Bernie Al-ag lambasted the regional office of the  National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP)  for dilly-dallying the issuance of the  certificate of affirmation for Bae Cherry Ann Ortiz  Codilla, the   Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) to the City Council,. Codilla was elected and has been proclaimed …

ABS-CBN Davao terminates a dozen employees, talents

DAVAO CITY (May 23) — Tears and uncertainty  greeted over a dozen of ABS-CBN Davao regular employees and talents Tuesday, after  they were told, their employment is only good  until   June 30, 2018. The television giant cited redundancy and digitalization,  as the reasons. Terminated employees include television and radio reporters, at least two occupy high …

Duterte asssumes full responsbility over Marawi siege shortcomings

DAVAO CITY (MAy 23) —  President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday took full responsibility for the shortcomings of the way the Marawi siege was handled last year, saying that the government could have done better. Today marks the commemoration of the first year,  after ISIS-inspired Maute terrorist group laid siege to the city which led …

Duterte fires DOTr ASec for dealing with his sister

DAVAO CITY (May 22) — Because of his dealings with the Presidential relative, President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Transport Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced Monday, May 21,  “The President has terminated the services of Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino for having dealings with a presidential relative — a sister.” Tolentino’s termination should …

Asec. Umpa asks DPWH Director to collect 1 to 2 percent share from contractors

DAVAO CITY (May 21) — A regional director squealed.     Resigned Highways Assistant Secretary Tinganun “Roger” A. Umpa, instructed her  to ask for 1 to 2 percent share from the projects awarded to contractors. In a report addressed to DPWH Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain, DPWH Director Zenaida Tan of Region X , bared what she …

Davao Councilors prepare for paperless sessions

DAVAO CITY (May 18) — Local legislators here are bracing with the digital technology, they are now  preparing to  a paperless session day. The City Councilors underwent a training in the hope of fully implementing a paperless session. As it is  now, the office of the City Council Secretary prepares voluminous documents every Friday for  …

President Duterte a no-show in barangay and SK elections

DAVAO CITY (May 14) — President Rodrigo did not show up to cast his vote in his polling precinct at the Daniel Aguinaldo National High School,  in Matina, during the May 14 barangay ans Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Duterte was expected to cast his vote at Cluster 889, in precinct – 1245-A, his chair remain unoccupied …

How Wealthy is House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (Part 2)

DAVAO CITY (May 14) —- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admitted his properties in Siargao, Surigao del Norte and in Mati Davao Oriental, saying he reflected all these in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). However, he denied having a P500-million worth of properties in Siargao alone. Critics of Alvarez claimed, he has …

Harassed municipal mayor appeals for President Duterte’s Intervention

DAVAO CITY (May 12)- Banaybanay Mayor Ada Lopez has decried the alleged harassment done by Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Regional Director Atty. Remlane Tambuang against police personnel who were safekeeping the Barangay Elections. She has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to intervene and appealed for public vigilance for a safe and orderly conduct of the Barangay …

How Wealthy is House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez? (first of two parts)

DAVAO CITY (May 12) — When asked how many properties House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has in Siargao, local residents will immediately point out to vast track of properties in the island. Some  would even said, Alvarez went into massive buying of properties since 2016. The records acquired from the General Luna Municipal Assessor’s Office (MAO) …