Infra projects on the rise with Japan’s $9-B pledge-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Filipinos should expect more infrastructure projects out of the $9 billion pledge from the Japanese government. The pouring of fund is part of the success of  President Rodrigo Duterte second visit to Japan. With the fresh fund, Duterte’s  Build, Build Build program thrives. The support form the Japanese government does not …

105 distressed OFWs arrive from UAE

MANILA, Philippines — About 105  distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) returned home from United Arab Emirates Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Some were emotional  as they returned home empty handed following misfortune in the foreign land. Majority of them are either undocumented or those who escaped from their employers over maltreatment and other issues concerning employment. …

Returning Marawi residents hope to rebuild lives after the siege

Marawi City, Philippines —— After five  months of conflict, residents are now starting to return to their homes here , bringing with them hope and resolve to overcome ordeals. Abpisa Barese, 63,  resident of Basak, Malulut whose family escaped the battle on the third day of the Marawi  crisis said it will take time for …

Japan, a true friend-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte considers Japan, a true friend. Duterte who left for Japan, in his pre-departure statement at the Davao International Airport  Sunday night, October 20, 2017 said the earlier scheduled  visit to Japan was called off due to the Marawi crisis. In his  scheduled meeting with His Majesty,  Japanese …

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 …