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 …

Duterte wants DPWH to build permanent evacuation centers

DAVAO CITY (September 17)— President Rodrigo Duterte asked Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar to build permanent evacuation centers in areas frequently visited by typhoons. Duterte during the Typhoon Ompong  briefing at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018 , Duterte said  “|I want to maybe ‘yung DPWH …

Duterte wants Army chief Bautista to head NFA

DAVAO CITY (September 16) — President Rodrigo Duterte wants Philippine Army Commander  Major General Rolando Joselito  Bautista to head the National Food Authority (NFA). Duterte said he wants  Bautista to replace  sacked NFA manager Jason Aquino. Bautista,  who   is set to  retire from government service this coming October,  was handpicked by Duterte during the Typhoon Ompong  …

Neophyte police busted infront Police Regional Office XI

DAVAO CITY (September 14) — Shame! this how a policeman described  his feelings upon learning that  a  soon-to-be accepted member of his organization  was caught selling prohibited drugs right infront the Police Regional Office XI, Friday at about 11:45 in the morning. Senior police officers caught PO1 Querubin Cris John Ferido, 30, a PNP trainee …

Duterte sends Bello and Tugade to their provinces to monitor ‘Ompong’

DAVAO CITY (September 14) — President Rodrigo Duterte has directed transportation Secretary Arturo Tugade and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to be the face of the government in their respective provinces as Typhoon Ompong nears the Philippine area of responsibility. “I have dispatched everybody there including the Cabinet members who come from the provinces where …

Amnesty granted to Trillanes, invalid from the very start-Duterte

DAVAO CITY (September 10) — President Rodrigo Duterte  said the amnesty granted to Trillanes was invalid from the start because it was former Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin who approved Trillanes’ amnesty and not former President Benigno Aquino. During the media interview at the Davao International Airport on Saturday, Duterte emphasized that under the Constitution, “the …

Filipina caregiver took care of Netanyahu’s father, brother in Israel

DAVAO CITY (September 6) — A Filipina  caregiver took care of the family of Israel Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which he expressed gratitude to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the meeting. Duterte’s meeting with Netanyahu highlighted the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on the temporary employment of home-based Filipino caregivers. In expressing …