Duterte fires campaign spokes as NIA Chief over corruption issue

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (March 1)–President Rodrigo Duterte fired National Irrigation Administration chief Peter Laviña Monday over corruption issues. Newsline.ph sources revealed, a group of NIA regional directors met Duterte Thursday  night in  Panacan, Davao City (his Mindanao extension office) and informed Duterte that Laviña is asking “percentage” from projects implemented, a thing that drew President’s …

Duterte to GOCCs: No more bonuses without my approval

MAASIM, Sarangani—Government employees take note. President Rodrigo Duterte will not allow any increase of your salaries, your emoluments without his approval. “Kayong nasa (You who are in) government corporations and SSS (Social Security System), you award yourselves with the — liberally with money of the people I have issued an order. You go down, down …

Police officers told: No selfies with Miss U

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– No “selfies” as “Security is a priority” says Police XI regional director Manuel Gaerlan as he prohibits Police officers detailed to the Miss Universe Pageant contestants. Gaerlan instructed his personnel to ensure the safety and protection of the contestants as around 4,000 police personnel will be deployed in Davao City to provide …

Puto and Suman for Prime Minister Abe and wife

DAVAO CITY— Davao will showcase it’s delicacies for the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife at the humble residence of President Rodrigo Duuterte in Doña Luisa this city tomorrow January 13, 2017. “We prepare light food, all authentic Davao indigenous delicacies, Suman, Puto and Salad for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his …

Newsline donates school supplies, Asian journalists pencils to pupils in conflict area

MAKILALA, North Cotabato—The 148 elementary pupils  of Luis Socias Elementary School  in the village of Biangan here, received pencils from Asian journalists and school supplies from Newsline.ph on January 6, 2017. Newsline.ph publisher was among the 34 Asian journalist from seven countries who attended Digital Strengthening Media Seminar held in Kuala Lumpur last July 2016. …