Davao Councilors prepare for paperless sessions

DAVAO CITY (May 18) — Local legislators here are bracing with the digital technology, they are now  preparing to  a paperless session day. The City Councilors underwent a training in the hope of fully implementing a paperless session. As it is  now, the office of the City Council Secretary prepares voluminous documents every Friday for  …

President Duterte a no-show in barangay and SK elections

DAVAO CITY (May 14) — President Rodrigo did not show up to cast his vote in his polling precinct at the Daniel Aguinaldo National High School,  in Matina, during the May 14 barangay ans Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Duterte was expected to cast his vote at Cluster 889, in precinct – 1245-A, his chair remain unoccupied …

How Wealthy is House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (Part 2)

DAVAO CITY (May 14) —- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admitted his properties in Siargao, Surigao del Norte and in Mati Davao Oriental, saying he reflected all these in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). However, he denied having a P500-million worth of properties in Siargao alone. Critics of Alvarez claimed, he has …

Harassed municipal mayor appeals for President Duterte’s Intervention

DAVAO CITY (May 12)- Banaybanay Mayor Ada Lopez has decried the alleged harassment done by Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Regional Director Atty. Remlane Tambuang against police personnel who were safekeeping the Barangay Elections. She has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to intervene and appealed for public vigilance for a safe and orderly conduct of the Barangay …

How Wealthy is House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez? (first of two parts)

DAVAO CITY (May 12) — When asked how many properties House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has in Siargao, local residents will immediately point out to vast track of properties in the island. Some  would even said, Alvarez went into massive buying of properties since 2016. The records acquired from the General Luna Municipal Assessor’s Office (MAO) …

Teo out, Romulo in

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette  Fatima Romulo-Puyat , as the new Secretary of the Department of Tourism, replacing resigned Secretary Wanda Teo. A highly placed Newsline.ph source confirmed, the President appointed Romulo-Puyat  late Tuesday afternoon. Romulo-Puyat has been working with the Department of Agriculture  for over 12 …

Duterte accepts Teo’s resignation

MANILA —  Barely a day after Tourism Secretary  Wanda Tulfo-Teo tendered her resignation, President Rodrigo Duterte accepted it today, Tuesday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed this in a text message. The embattled tourism secretary submitted her resignation on Monday amidst calls for her to step down over  the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) controversial P60-million advertisement …

No reason for Cayetano to resign: Palace

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  There is no reason for  Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to step down from his post  amid the diplomatic spat  between the Philippines and Kuwait. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  in yesterday’s press briefing said  Cayetano should address the call among lawmakers for him to resign. Some lawmakers …