Rellon to “Dolfo” del Rosario: You approved the P2.6-B flyover project

TAGUM CITY (January 25) — Mayor Allan Rellon reminded former Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo “Dolfo”  del Rosario Sr. that  he approved the P2.6-billion  flyover project here  when he was still the governor. Rellon  in an interview with reporters revealed,  the Annual Investment Plan (AIP) of Tagum City was submitted to the provincial governor’s office …

Duterte tells DAR : Fast track land conversion or face dismissal

DAVAO CITY (January 24) —  President Rodrigo  Duterte on Tuesday gave ultimatum to officials and employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform “To fast track land conversions or face dismissal.” Duterte who attended the annual assembly of  Provincial Union of Leaders Against Illegalilty (PULI) at the Quezon City Convention Center emphasizedn“Sabi ko, if it takes …

3,000 army, police and law enforcers to secure DAVRAA 2019

DAVAO CITY (January 23)-— Around 3000 strong contingent from the different law enforcement units here was deployed to secure the DAVRAA Meet 2019 at UP Mindanao Campus in Barangay Mintal here. Maj Gen Benito De Leon, Head of Davao Safety Security Command Center (PSSCC) in his send off message said,  sending contingent to the DAVRAA  …

BOL plebiscite to pave way for peace in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (January 20)–  All system go for the plebiscite in the territorial jurisdiction of the Bangsamoro region on Monday, January 21.   It will cover 39 barangays in North Cotabao,  areas under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Cotabato City, Isabela City in Basilan, six towns in Lanao del Norte,  and other contiguous areas …

Duterte to ARMM: vote for “Yes” to BOL

DAVAO CITY (January 19) —President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, January 18, asked the  residents of the present Autonomous Regiona in Muslim Mindanao to vote   “yes” to the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the upcoming plebiscite. In his speech  before thousands of residents at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex (SKCC), Office of …

Breaking! PDEA/PNP ARMM raid Montawal Vice Mayor’s house

KABACAN, NORTH COTABATO (January 10)—- Operatives from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police  (ARMM) raided the house of Montawal Municipal Vice Mayor Otho Montawal in Poblacion, Pagagawan, Datu  Montawal at around 3:00 in the morning today. The raid this morning is the second, it was raided by PDEA in October 2018. Montawal …

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Davao Region; no casualties reported

DAVAO CITY (December 29)– A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Davao region at 12:15 today with the epicenter at Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. Other coastal municipalities of the province such Boston, Bangaga, Cateel, Manay, Taragona have been alerted. Ednar Dayanghirang, chief of staff of the provincial governor’s office and incident commander of Davao Oriental told …

Ateneo kicks out student in viral bullying video

DAVAO CITY (December 23) — Days after the bullying video became viral,  the  Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) today  decided to kick out the junior high school student caught on video bullying another student in the comfort room. In a  statement released on Sunday afternoon, ADMU president Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J. said the penalty forbids the …

National government to use re-enacted budget

MANILA (December 14) — The national government may have to use a re-enacted budget beginning next month.  “The senators appear exhausted,  They requested a break,”  Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said. Lawmakers has already adjourned their session for their month-long Christmas vacation without approving the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for next year. Under a re-enacted budget, …

Balangiga Bells arrive in Eastern Samar

MANILA (December 14)–  The historic Balangiga Bells arrived ahead its supposed turn-over in Guiuan, Eastern Samar at about 10:28 a.m. Friday, Maj. Aris Galang, Philippine Air Force public affairs office chief, said.  an official of the Philippine Air Force said. “Around 8 a.m. po umalis dito sa VAB (Villamor Air Base, Pasay City) ‘yung C-130 (with tail number 5011) and …