Duterte to provide support for agri sector in Ilocos Norte

DAVAO CITY (September 18) — President Rodrigo  Duterte said the government will  prioritize its support to the agriculture sector hit by Typhoon ‘Ompong’ in Ilocos Norte. This will be done as the government  restores and repairs the  infrastructures and basic utilities  damaged by the typhoon. Duterte  gave  commitment when he visited Laoag City, last Sunday, …

Duterte gives P18-M cash incentives to Asian Games medalists

DAVAO CITY (September 13) –— It was a big   day at Malacañang Palace for the Filipino athletes who won medals in the recent Asian Games, no less than the President  handed out more than P18 million as a reward for their efforts in Asian Games held  in Palembang-Jakarta last month. The Philippine team  bagged a total …

Davao vice mayor calls on the public to cooperate during security checks

DAVAO CITY (September 6)— “It pays to be vigilant and please cooperate,” this is the call of   Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag to the general public as the city implements the strict security measures. Al-ag has called on the people to bear with the necessary inspections which the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) and the Task …

Sandiganbayan fines former Koronadal judge for not returning cash bail bonds

DAVAO CITY (September 6)— The Sandiganbayan penalized a former Koronadal City municipal trial court judge for failing to transmit nearly PhP 1- million in collected bail bonds to the Supreme Court for eight years. Former Judge Agustin Sardido was penalized by the Sandiganbayan to pay a PHP6,000 fine. The Sandiganbayan 7th Division, in a September 4 …

Chief Justice de Castro takes oath before Duterte

DAVAO CITY (September 1) — Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro took her oath before President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday, August 31, 2018 in Malacañang. During the ceremony, the Chief Justice was accompanied by her family at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace. Duterte appointed de Castro  on August 25 after the high …

Duterte stands by his claim: Naga City, a ‘shabu hotbed’

DAVAO CITY (August 30) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday stood firm on his  earlier claim  that Naga City, the hometown of Vice President Leni Robredo is a ‘shabu hotbed’. “I stand by my word that Naga is the hotbed of shabu. Yung brother-in-law niya yung nagdala ng drugs doon sa Bicol. Totoo ‘yan, Of …

Malacanang: Importation to cushion impact of inflation

DAVAO CITY (August 30)–  Malacanang has announced that measures proposed by several economic managers to cushion the impact of inflation in the country would be put in place. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said that “lowering tariff would not solve the spiking prices of goods.”  Instead, economic managers are proposing the …

Alleged German illegal recruiter arrested at Clark Airport

DAVAO CITY (August 25) — A German national who attempted to recruit four Filipina caregivers was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday, August 20,  at the Clark International Airport in Angeles Pampanga. Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente and BI OIC Deputy Commissioner Marc Red A. Mariñas identified the suspect as 72-year-old Herbert …

Uson drew flak, may become irrelevant, says Presidential spokesperson

DAVAO CITY (August 23)– Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson  needs to attune her way of communicating to the need of the public for her to be relevant in her job, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said. Roque said that Uson will cease to be relevant “if she continues to dismiss criticism over her actions.” “She will …

Government starts probe on liability of stalled Xiamen Airlines

DAVAO CITY (August 20)– Malacanang announced that probe is underway over the stalled Xiamen Airlines, which caused excessive flight delays at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr.  said the government is now investigating the incident to determine if there is any liability on the part of the Xiamen pilot, who …