Murdered DavNorte lawyer a victim of EJK, says lawyer brods

DAVAO CITY (March 25) — The brothers of murdered lawyer Rex Jasper Lopoz said their brother was a victim of the Duterte administration’s extrajudicial killings. Lopoz was murdered by still unknown gunman inside the vicinity of City Mall shopping center along the Davao-Butuan highway in Visayan Village , Tagum City, Davao del Norte, at about …

Sandiganbayan convicts ex-Maguindanao gov Ampatuan to 40 years for graft and corruption

Davao City (March 24)— The Sandiganbayan convicts  former  Maguindanao Governor Sajid Islam Ampatuan  after finding him guilty of graft, falsification and malversation in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of PHP35.7-million worth of construction materials in 2009. On Friday, March 22, the anti-graft court sentenced Ampatuan to 40 years imprisonment. In a 36-page resolution, the …

PDEA discovers P1.1-B shabu hidden inside biscuit cans, 4 Chinese nationals arrested

DAVAO CITY (March 19) — Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) discovered 166 kilos of suspected shabu hidden inside biscuit cans valued at 1.1 billion in two separate operations this afternoon of March 19. PDEA director Aaron Aquino in an interview with NewsLine.ph “It is a product of a three -month surveillance work, …

NBI-7 files charges against Christine Silawan’s ex-boyfriend

DAVAO CITY (March 18)— The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-7 has arrested Friday night , March 16, the 17-year-old ex-boyfriend of Christine Silawan, who stands as the principal suspect in the March 10 gruesome crime. NBI director Dante Gierran told NewsLine.ph the NBI-7 arrested the suspect “A certain aka CJ Diaz, was taken for inquest …

DENR shuts down 1,800 gold processing plants in Diwalwal to save Naboc River

DAVAO CITY (March 18)  — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has closed 1,761 on its second day of serving the Cease and Desist Order (CDO) to all illegal ball mills, rod mills and Carbon-in-pulp (CIP) operating in Mt. Diwata, Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province. The three-day operation dubbed as “Lihuk Alang sa Naboc” …

Man arrested in Davao not involved in the gruesome Christine Lee Silawan murder

DAVAO CITY (March 17) — Jonas Martel Bueno, the man arrested at Matina Crossing last Friday, March 15, was not involved in the gruesome death of 16-year-old Christine Lee Silawan on March 10. A highly placed NewsLine.ph source said during the investigation, Bueno admitted his participation in the killing of 62-year-old farmer he identified as …

Duterte’s ‘very good rating’ shows “vote of confidence, unshakeable trust”-Palace

DAVAO CITY (March 12) — The recent result of the Social Weather Station survey reflecting very good satisfaction rating to President Rodrigo Dutetre means Filipino peoples “unbreakable trust” to the President. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the latest SWS survey showed the administration’s net satisfaction rating rising by 16 points from +50 in September 2018 …

Barangay kapitan kinahanglan gyud mag SOBA og posibleng mapalagpot sa puesto

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (Marso 12) — Kinahangalan gayud mohatag sa iyang taho sa katawhan ang matag barangay kapitan matag Marso ug Oktober, ang dili motuman posibleng mapalagpot sa puesto. Subay sa gitakda sa Local Government Code, kinahanglan maghimo ug State of the Barangay Address (SOBA) ang mga kapitan, ug kini himoun sa bulan sa Marso …

Duterte to sit down with Ombudsman, COA over circuitous rules, delaying government projects

DAVAO CITY (March 9) – –– President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, said he wants to sit down with the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) and Commission on Audit (COA) to discuss the possible crafting of a procedure to attain effective and efficient delivery of public services. “Maybe if I have time…I am so busy…I’d like …

NHA release P30-M grant for Mandaya and Dalagyuhan tribal villages in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (March 7)—  The National Housing Authority (NHA) recently released a total of P30 million grant for the construction of tribal villages for Mandaya and Dalayuhan tribes in Davao Oriental and Bukidnon respectively. On May 2017, during the tribal leaders summit in Davao City, President Rodrigo Duterte promised to provide housing for the IP’s through …