Duterte sends Bello and Tugade to their provinces to monitor ‘Ompong’

DAVAO CITY (September 14) — President Rodrigo Duterte has directed transportation Secretary Arturo Tugade and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to be the face of the government in their respective provinces as Typhoon Ompong nears the Philippine area of responsibility. “I have dispatched everybody there including the Cabinet members who come from the provinces where …

Amnesty granted to Trillanes, invalid from the very start-Duterte

DAVAO CITY (September 10) — President Rodrigo Duterte  said the amnesty granted to Trillanes was invalid from the start because it was former Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin who approved Trillanes’ amnesty and not former President Benigno Aquino. During the media interview at the Davao International Airport on Saturday, Duterte emphasized that under the Constitution, “the …

Filipina caregiver took care of Netanyahu’s father, brother in Israel

DAVAO CITY (September 6) — A Filipina  caregiver took care of the family of Israel Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which he expressed gratitude to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the meeting. Duterte’s meeting with Netanyahu highlighted the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on the temporary employment of home-based Filipino caregivers. In expressing …

Ronda, Cebu Mayor Mariano Blanco shot dead inside his office

DAVAO CITY (September 5) — Mayor Mariano Blanco of Ronda Cebu was shot dead Wednesday  at about 1:30 this morning inside his office. Blanco was  inside the mayor’s office at the municipal hall when the assailants shot him. Senior Police Officer 1  Dionesio  Togapo of Ronda Police Office  in an interview  with reporters said,  two …

Duterte thanks Israel for giving Filipino workers the “best care”

DAVAO CITY (September 3) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Sunday, September 2, thanked Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for giving the “best care” to more than 28,000 Filipinos working and residing in Israel Duterte expressed his gratitude to the government of Israel for providing good working conditions to Filipino workers during his meeting with some …

CAFGU, five civilians killed while trying to save couple from kidnappers

DAVAO CITY (September 1) — A member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical  Units Active Auxiliaries (CAA)  was killed  while trying to save a former comrade and his wife from their armed abductors, Friday night, August 31,  along the shores of barangay Paican, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte. Unfortunately, five  civilian residents  were also killed  in the …