Duterte wants NHA to establish IP ancestral village

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants the National Housing Authority to establish a housing program for the indigenous peoples in Mindanao. Duterte gave the instruction to NHA General Manager Marcelino P. Escalada after his speech during the First IP Mindanao leaders summit inside the Eastern Mindanao Command headquarters in Panacan this city, Thursday, …

Iloilo town vice mayor faces graft charges for favoring wife’s construction firm

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The Office of the Ombudsman filed four counts of graft charges  against Dingle, Iloilo  Vice Mayor Rufino Palabrica III, before the Sandiganbayan. This, after the Ombudsman investigators  found that Palabrica awarded  several government contracts to a construction firm owned by his wife Theresa. Records show that when  Palabrica was the  municipal …

Three agencies investigating sale of online passport appointment

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Three agencies of government are now investigating the reported anomaly involving the sale of online passport appointment. This, after the Department of Foreign Affairs received numerous complaints about the  “anomaly.” Personnel from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and, the Philippine National Police, are now …

Growing up and getting old, with Davao-Digos unfinished road

I was a child  when my mother and I started to travel the North Cotabato-Davao road. Travelling along the “humpy-bumpy” road is like riding a wild horse. Dusty when it’s sunny and murky when its rainy. I was so happy, seeing workers cementing portions of the cracked stretch of barangay from Dolo highway, in the …

Duterte to DPWH contractors : finish delayed projects in 30 days

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the contractors of the Department of Public Works and Highways to finish  delayed projects in 30 days or face cancellation of their contracts. Duterte instructed the Highways department “I am giving (sic) DPWH to tell the contractors to complete it within 30 days. Pag hindi (if not), …

Kaso sa SAF 44 napagan sa away sa dagkung opisyal sa Korte Suprema

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW, Mindanao — Kinsa may angayan pakasad-on sa pagkadelatar sa pagbista sa kaso sa pagkamatay ka kuarentay kuatro nga membro sa Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF)? Samtang ang pamilya nagdali nga mahatagan ug hustisya ang kamatayon sa ilang minahal sa kinabuhi, nadiskobrehan nga ang away sa dagkung opsiyal sa korte Suprema …

Former Iloilo lawmaker to face charges over P14.7M PDAF scam 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Former Iloilo Congressman Rolex Suplico is facing charges before the Sandiganbayan over the  anomalous utilization of his P14.7-million Priority Development Assistance Fund  (PDAF) fund in 2007. In a resolution issued January 8, 2018, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales,  found probable cause to charge Suplico with one count of graft. Also charged as co-accused …

Duterte appoints 18 men, 1 woman to review the 1987 Constitution

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —- President Rodrigo Duterte appointed 19 of the 25 members of the Consultative Committee in preparation for the amendment of the 1987 Constitution. The committee is chaired by former Supreme Court chief justice Reynato Puno. Here’s the complete list of the 19 members: Reynato Puno -former Supreme Court Chief Justice Aquilino “Nene” …