Duterte mum on Abella’s removal as his spokesperson

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—  President Rodrigo Duterte  declined to comment why he fired Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella. Ina press briefing before leaving for Japan  at the Davao International Airport Sunday night, October 29, Duterte was asked why he replaced Abella,but his answer was short  “The reason is personal decision. I am not about to explain why I …

DavOcc stops USD24-billion industrial park project over deception

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The provincial government of Davao Occidental stopped the  Hong Kong-based firm eyeing to develop the USD24-billion Marina and Industrial Park project in the town of Malita, Davao Occidental over dubious claims. The provincial government even decided to terminate the 83-day old  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  between  the Hongkong-based Pionaire Finance Limited after …

Bautista vacates Comelec post Monday

MANILA, Philippines —  Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista is officially out of the Commission on Elections. He left his office Monday afternoon, October 23, 2017. Bautista’s resignation took effect when Malacañang accepted his resignation which stated “effective immediately.” The Comelec chair tendered his  resignation October 11, 2017 which could have been effective on …

Scout Rangers and their last 7 days in Marawi battleground

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Stories about the Marawi siege will now form part in the world history. Brave and Courageous Filipino soldiers literally  crashed the terrorists  and put an end to  the planned establishment of  Islamic State in Asia here in  Mindanao. The Marawi crisis did not only define the strong leadership of the 16-month …

Malaysian terorrists killed in Marawi came to Phl in 2014 to set up IS

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Three Malaysian terrorist  who were killed in Marawi came to the Philippines in 2014 to set up an Islamic States. The Malaysian news Star Online in an exclusive report revealed  former Universiti Malaya professor  Dr. Mahmud Ahmad former Selayang Muni­cipal Council officer Muham­mad Joraimee Awang Raimee alias Abu Nur and former …

Philippine Scout Rangers to own home by 2018-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — If plans will be implemented as  scheduled, on December 2018, troopers from the government’s scout rangers will finally own their own homes. This after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte   Wednesday, October 11, led the groundbreaking ceremony of a housing project  in San Miguel Bulacan  for the Scout Rangers. For ages, the …

Abella: Maasim mayor’s arrest proves extent of narco-politics in PH

MANILA — Presidential Spokesperon Ernesto Abella said Monday that the surrender of Maasim Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr. last week underscores how deeply entrenched narco-politics is in the Philippines. “The raid by PDEA operatives of the rest house of the Maasim Mayor proves the administration’s claim that illegal drugs and corruption have captured local politics,” Abella …

Marawi siege strengthens Christian-Muslim relationship in neighboring areas

LAMITAN CITY, Philippines — The wounds of war brought about by the  on-going Marawi crisis strengthens Muslim-Christian Communities of here and in Basilan City. The relationship among Christian and Muslim residents in the two cities is not affected as the government runs after the IS-inspired Maute terrorists. Fr. Joel Silagpo, parish priest of San Antonio …

PDEA raids Maasin mayor’s house, found P5-million drugs and “green book”

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines —   Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency director Aaron Aquino led the dawn raid in the house of Maasin, Sarangani town Mayor Aniceto Lopez Jr. which yielded  a kilo of suspected shabu worth P5-million, 100 tables of suspected Ecstacy and a “green book” containing details of his illegal drugs activities. Equipped with three …

Duterte creates Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte created an anti-corruption body which will investigate corruption involving presidential appointees. Duterte Wednesday, October 3, 2017  signed Executive Order No. 43 (EO No. 43)  which has the mandate  “To directly assist the President in investigating and/or hearing administrative cases primarily involving graft and or corruption against all presidential …