Ateneo to file charges vs Comelec director who threatens a professor over son’s low grade

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Ateneo de Davao University is now preparing a case against a parent along with his sister and a bodyguard,  who threatened a university professor who gave a low grade to his son. In a statement issued by University President Fr. Joel E. Tabora S.J., he did not identify the parent, …

Megastar Sharon Cuneta shares happy moments with Duterte at the Palace

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Megastar Sharon Cuneta happily shared moments with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Palace Tuesday night. Sharon has been very vocal on his admiration to Duterte . His father, then Pasay Mayor Pablo Cuneta was also a friend of Duterte. Cuneta, wife of Opposition Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, admitted …

National ID : what it means to you

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The Senate of the Philippines has approved on third and final reading the Senate Bill No. 1738, a bill that will create the country’s national identification system. Voting 17-2, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel announced the approval of the bill also known An Act Establishing the Philippine Identification System. The ID will …

Congress Committee on justice approves articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

DAVAO CTIY, Philippines –— With 33 affirmative votes, one negative vote, the House Committee on Justice Monday approved a resolution pushing for the  impeachment of  Supreme Court Chief Justice Mario Lourdes Senero. Congressman Reynaldo Umali, chairperson of the Committee cited six reasons why Serneo must be impeached. The six articles of impeachment are as follows: …

PH divorce bill passed on second reading

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The House of Representatives passed on second reading Wednesday, March 13, the proposed Absolute Divorce Act of 2018. The proposed law authored by Albay Congressman Edcel Lagman states that an absolute divorce is judicially pronounced after a permanently broken marital union or marriage. It states “Once the absolute divorce becomes effective, …

P27-million worth of smuggled luxury vehicles destroyed in Cagayan

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday led the destruction of the confiscated smuggled luxury cars worth P27.2 -million in Port Irene, Cagayan Valley. Among those destroyed include, 14 luxury vehicles which include eight Mercedes Benz, one Porsche, one Maserati, two BMWs, as well as an Opel and Renault sedans worth P27.2 million, …

Duterte threatens arrest against uncooperative Boracay officials

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte threatened to arrest local government officials in Boracay who are not cooperating with the national agencies effort to save the island from environmental hazard. Duterte last week said reports reaching his office indicated that Boracay officials are not cooperating with the national government agencies  who are conducting …