“Malay ko, Pakialam ko”, says Bong Go over Frigate deal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — “Malay ko, Pakialam ko,” a phrase Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go,  delivered before the cheering crowd outside the Senate Building, Monday morning, February 19, 2018. Go was invited for a Senate inquiry over his reported intervention in the P18-billion  Frigate deal of the Philippine Navy. While Go’s …

Food poisoning downs 36 DAVRAA athletes from Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)— Food poisoning downed at least 36 student delegates to the ongoing Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) 2018, they were immediately brought to Southern Philippines Medical Center. Reports have it, the delegates from Mati, Davao Oriental were served fish and beef during their lunch Saturday, February 17, 2018 but hours later the …

Ombudsman confirms junking Trillanes’ plunder case vs Duterte

DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES- The Office of the Ombudsman confirmed that the fact-finding or field investigation on the complaints filed against President Rodrigo Duterte was closed and terminated on 29 November 2017 after the Anti-Money Laundering Council declined to provide a report or confirmation on the requested vital data. Senator Antonio Trillanes filed a plunder case …

Davao’s  Pastor Quiboloy detained in Hawaii for carrying $350k cash and gun parts

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The leader of Davao-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC), Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy and his staff Felina Salinas were detained in Hawaii for carrying $350,000 cash and gun parts inside their private plane bound for the Philippines. The report written by Lynn Kawano of HawaiiNewsNow.com. says Quiboloy “Was detained at Honolulu’s …

Rebels admit killing tribal leader, son

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The New People’s Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao confirmed killing tribal leader Banadjao Mampaundag and his son Jonard in Talaingod, Davao del Norte last February 4,  2018. The NPA’s Southern Mindanao Operations Command (NPA-SMROC), in a statement confirmed killing Datu Banadjao Mampaundag and his son Jonard, saying the two were not …

Kidapawan City vies for Guinness record as the largest and longest “Samba dance”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Kidapawan City is again vying for another Guinness World Record, this time, as the “largest and longest samba dance.” On February 12 ,2018 some  17,000 individuals or 8,500 pairs danced to the tune of samba along the three kilometer stretch of Quezon Boulevard, Maharlika Highway,  Kidapawan City , North Cotabato. Participants …

Duterte welcomes repatriated OFWs from Kuwait

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte personally welcomed the 116 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) repatriated from Kuwait, Tuesday at around 3:30 in the afternoon,  at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal 1. The 127 repatriated OFWs were among those who availed of amnesty granted by the Kuwaiti government. Another 150 OFWs arrived Tuesday  at …

Davao City Council declares Trillanes ‘Persona non grata’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —– The City Council of Davao passed a resolution  declaring Senator Antonio Trillanes “Pesona non grata” for describing Davao City as the dangerous city in the country. The resolution was unanimously approved during the Tuesday regular session, February 13, 2018. The resolution means, Trillanes is not welcome in Davao City. Vice Mayor …

Duterte to Penalize Illegal Recruiters

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the  various line agencies involved in the recruitment of  workers to stop the illegal activities, as he warned to prosecute illegal recruiters. Citing the dangers awaiting the illegally recruited workers abroad, Duterte on  Friday night, February 9, ordered the  Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Immigration (BI), and other law …