Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong government on the 2010 hostage crisis

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to  the Hong Kong government on the hostage crisis which happened on August 23, 2010, which  resulted to the death of eight  (8) Chinese tourists who came to the country for a holiday. Before he delivered his speech to 2,000 Filipinos at the Kai Tak Cruise Termina …

Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno bad for the Philippines: Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is asking the House of Representative to fast-track the impeachment process against  embattled Supreme Court Chief  Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, saying she is bad for the Philippines. Addressing himself to Sereno,  Duterte even said “If it calls for your forced removal, I will do it.” During his pre-departure …

2 days left for 6,000 undocumented OFWs in Kuwait to apply for amnesty

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Kuwait have two days left to register themselves for repatriation. For those who will not avail the amnesty program may face possible arrest, detention, and deportation by Kuwaiti authorities. Every undocumented OFW, in Kuwait should know that time is ticking and deadline is just hours …

Marawi IDPs who bought government housing units in Iligan evicted

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines — Some 1,300 houses involving same number of families, mostly those who  fled during the Marawi siege will be evicted, for buying  a  house funded  by government  for typhoon  Sendong victims. As of 11:00 am Monday, April 2, City Information Officer Jose Pantoja told Newsline.ph “We padlocked 20 houses, we need to enforce …

PAL Davao-Siargao flight, a relief to local travelers

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The newly inaugurated Davao-Siargao flight is a big relief to local tourists, they can now visit and  enjoy in the country’s surfing without spending long road travel. Vanessa Mabini, 38, a solo traveler,  a resident of Davao City,  woke up early to catch  the debut  flight which will bring her to …

Comelec director denies threatening Ateneo professor

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Regional Director Remlane Tambuang strongly denied reports that he threatened a professor but admitted going to Ateneo de Davao University to clarify issues regarding his son, who was not allowed to graduate this March. Tambuang in an interview with Jun Bersamin of DXAB/ABS-CBN, Friday morning clarified he …

Ombudsman asks Ateneo to file complaint vs Comelec Director Tambuang

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman Mindanao is asking Ateneo de Davao University to file a complaint against Commissionon Elections (Comelec) Regional Director Remlane Tambuang and made him accountable over his acts. Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao Rodolfo Elman told Newsline.ph, “I encourage the university to file a complaint before our office or …