11 SC justices endorse Justice Martires for Ombudsman post

DAVAO CITY (July 17) — Eleven Supreme Court  justices  on Tuesday recommended on Tuesday    Associate Justice Samuel  Martires  as replacement to  retiring Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. Supreme Court Spokesperson Theodore Te said  Martires received 11 votes, excluding himself and Justices Alfredo Caguioa and Estela Bernabe, who were absent during the Supreme Court en banc. Four …

Pulis nga nagdali’g pauli aron motan-aw sa away ni Paquiao, gipusil patay sa Tacurong

DAKBAYAN SA TACURONG — Padayong gi-imbistigahan sa kapulisan dinhi sa lungsod ang kamatayon ni Police Officer 2 Rolly Kamid, kaniadtong Domingo sa alas 8:20 sa buntag, sa Barangay San Antonio. Sumala sa inisyal nga resulta sa imbistigasyon, gikan nagduty si Kamid sa Lambayong, Sultan Sudarat ug nagdalli kini nga mipauli sa Tacurong aron motan-aw sa …

Koronadal’s P150-M state of the art transport terminal opens in August

DAVAO CITY (July 17) —  The city government of Koronadal is set to open the new  PHP150-million integrated transport terminal complex on August 8. Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel has earlier described the project  as the biggest and state of the art terminal in Mindanao. Though there are reports that the purchase of the land …

Duterte-Mahathir reaffirm PH-Malaysia ties

DAVAO CITY (July 17) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte  and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia Monday,  where the two leaders renewed and reaffirmed the long-standing friendship between the two Southeast Asian nations. Malacañang said President Duterte is “grateful” to the Malaysian leader’s invitation to visit Kuala Lumpur and meet with him for the …

Cebu Pacific to implement ‘1 hand-carry baggage’ policy starting Thursday

DAVAO CITY (July 16) — The management of the Cebu Pacific (CEB) will strictly implement the “one hand-carry baggage” policy, starting Thursday, July 19. Charo Lagamon, CEB spokesperson stressed that  while it is an existing policy, there are passengers who don’t follow this rule, a reason they will strictly impose the measure. Lagmon said the …

Random tests done to verify prevalence of drug use, not users: DepEd

DAVAO CITY (July 16) — It is still too early to conclude the effectiveness of the random-sampling  drug test  survey  among  high school and college students, said  Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones. Briones was reacting to the statement issued by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director Aaron Aquino, that the Education department’s scheme …

Palace wishes Pacquiao good luck in Malaysia bout

DAVAO CITY (July 15)  — Malacañang is wishing Filipino boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao good luck  of his boxing match against Argentine Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur scheduled today, July 15 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to watch the fight between Pacquiao and Matthysse. The Pacquiao-Matthysse match will take …

Dureza asks AFP to return unspent P192.5M PAMANA fund

DAVAO CITY (July 15) — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza has asked the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to return P192.5 million that had been released in 2012 for road projects in Maguindanao under the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) program but have remained unimplemented. Dureza discovered during the July 10, with AFP …

Friday the 13th kills 3, hurt 28 in Sarangani road mishap

DAVAO CITY (July 14) ——  Four persons were killed while 28 other were injured , when the brake of the 6-wheeler truck carrying 38 persons  malfunctioned while traversing the Malungon, Saranggani Highway, Friday, July 13 at around 11:35 in the morning. The victims were residents of Kiblawan, Davao del Sur, heading towards Maasim town in …

Duterte to watch Pacquiao fight in Malaysia

DAVAO CITY (July 12) — President Rodrigo Duterte will cheer for Filipino boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao when he steps into the boxing ring against Argentine Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 15. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  revealed  Duterte will watch the Pacquiao-Matthysse title fight. Duterte, according to Roque, has long planned to watch …