Lanao Del Sur execs dismissed for unremitted GSIS premiums 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The Office of the Ombudsman found Vice-Mayor Diarangan Dipatuan and Treasurer Rasad Dumarpa of Bacolod-Kalawi, Lanao Del Sur, guilty of Grave Misconduct and were ordered dismissed from the service. Dipatuan and Dumarpa  were also meted the accessory penalties of cancellation of eligibility, forfeiture of retirement benefits and perpetual disqualification for re-employment …

Misamis Oriental officials in trouble for favoring relative

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Mayor Grace Jardin of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental and the members of its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) are set to face trial before the Sandiganbayan for one count of violation of  of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for giving unwarranted benefit to Warren Gaurana, owner of WGG Concrete Products and …

Duterte visits areas hit by typhoon Urduja

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Monday December 18, conducted an  aerial survey on board a chopper in areas hardly hit by  Typhoon Urduja. Duterte immediately convened with some members of his cabinet and local government officials to discuss the extent of the typhoon’s damage as well as the response and relief efforts …

Duterte vows equal rights and protection for LGBT community

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Renewing his commitment to promote equal rights and protection among Filipinos,  President Rodrigo Duterte assured on Sunday that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), they will not suffer  discrimination, oppression and bigotry under his administration. “Let me just say thank you for the celebration and you have my guarantee that everybody, …

Aquino: No one opposed Dengvaxia implementation

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Former President Benigno Aquino III Thursday attended the Senate blue ribbon committee investigation as a resource person to shed light on the purchase of the controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia which costs the government PHP3.5 billion. Aquino was invited because the vaccine purchased and  implemented during his term of office. Senator Richard …

Davaoeña community development worker shines in Hamm Germany

HAMM, Germany — A Davaoeña shines in Hamm, Germany. Stories of Filipinos working and living abroad are often coupled with pain and struggle, only few success stories are written. Just like the story of Arline Ascaño-Ruther, a Davaoeña development worker who shines here. But back in her city, her success was never written, her glory …

House overwhelmingly supports martial law extension-Alvarez

MANILA , Philippines —  Members of the House of Representatives strongly supports the one-year  martial law extension in Mindanao. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in a text message to Newsline.ph said majority of the Congressmen manifested full support during the all-party caucus held Monday with Malacanang officials. When asked, will  members of the  House of Representatives support …

Majority bloc to hold caucus today over martial law extension in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Members of the Majority bloc in Congress will hold a caucus today, December 11, 2017 to discuss the fate of the proposed one-year martial extension in Mindanao. House Majority Floor Leader Pantaleon Alvarez in a text message to Newsline.ph last night said “We will hold a majority caucus tomorrow (today). Today, …

Duterte wants one-year martial law extension in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Tomorrow, December 11, the Palace will transmit to Congress and the Senate the letter of President Rodrigo seeking to extend martial law in Mindanao for one year. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in a message to reporters stressed “The recommendation is one year.” President Rodritgo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao by …

NHA closely monitoring house construction for displaced Marawi residents

MARAWI CITY, Philippines — Contractors of the various housing projects here are working double time  to catch up the December 21 deadline as the government plans to turn over 600 fully complected homes to the displaced Marawi residents  this Crhistmas. National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino P. Escalada Jr. told Newsline.ph “We are closely monitoring …