Duterte broke bread with former rebels in Malacañang

Davao City, Philippines  –  Another group of Former Rebels (FR) broke bread with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang Thursday afternoon,  February 21, 2018. The former rebels left Davao City to Manila  via two Philippine Air Force C-130 on February 20. Armed Forces of the Philippines,  Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Gurrero,  welcomed the group …

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of Davao del Norte Congressman Antonio Floirendo Jr.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)– The Sandiganbayan ordered the arrest of banana magnate and Davao del Norte (2nd District) Rep. Antonio Floirendo, Jr. in connection with the graft case filed against him by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for the alleged anomalous lease of land at the Davao Penal Colony. The arrest order was out Wednesday, February 21, …

Duterte suspends Rappler’s MPC accreditation, Ranada and Ressa cannot enter Malacañang

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte temporarily suspends Malacañang’s media accreditation issued to Rappler, which in effect prohibits Pia Ranada and Maria Ressa to enter Malacañang Complex and to cover the activities of the President. In lieu of this development, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, emphasized “Rappler still has the right to write, anything …

PSG threatens to ban rude journalists inside Malacañang complex

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Presidential Security Group Commander, Big. Gen.   Lope Dagoy threatened to ban rude and disrespectful  journalists,  to enter the entire Malacañang complex following the Tuesday incident involving reporters from Rappler and television giant ABS-CBN. Dagoy was reacting to the “rude” attitude displayed by Rappler reporter Pia Ranada, ABS-CBN reporter and cameraman,  who …

Rappler reporter barred from entering Malacañang Palace

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A reporter  of Rappler was initially prevented from entering Malacañang Palace Tuesday morning, but few minutes later she was allowed entry. Pia Ranada, a Malacañang-accredited reporter was stopped by the Presidential Security Group (PSG) from entering the New Executive Building of Malacañang compound citing an order from “Higher Ups” which turned …

“Malay ko, Pakialam ko”, says Bong Go over Frigate deal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — “Malay ko, Pakialam ko,” a phrase Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go,  delivered before the cheering crowd outside the Senate Building, Monday morning, February 19, 2018. Go was invited for a Senate inquiry over his reported intervention in the P18-billion  Frigate deal of the Philippine Navy. While Go’s …

Food poisoning downs 36 DAVRAA athletes from Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)— Food poisoning downed at least 36 student delegates to the ongoing Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) 2018, they were immediately brought to Southern Philippines Medical Center. Reports have it, the delegates from Mati, Davao Oriental were served fish and beef during their lunch Saturday, February 17, 2018 but hours later the …

Ombudsman confirms junking Trillanes’ plunder case vs Duterte

DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES- The Office of the Ombudsman confirmed that the fact-finding or field investigation on the complaints filed against President Rodrigo Duterte was closed and terminated on 29 November 2017 after the Anti-Money Laundering Council declined to provide a report or confirmation on the requested vital data. Senator Antonio Trillanes filed a plunder case …

Davao’s  Pastor Quiboloy detained in Hawaii for carrying $350k cash and gun parts

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The leader of Davao-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC), Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy and his staff Felina Salinas were detained in Hawaii for carrying $350,000 cash and gun parts inside their private plane bound for the Philippines. The report written by Lynn Kawano of HawaiiNewsNow.com. says Quiboloy “Was detained at Honolulu’s …