CIDG arrests Samal former Mayor Antalan for bribery

DAVAO CITY (November 15)  — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Region 11 arrested Tuesday  Aniano Antalan, the  former mayor of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) in  his residence in Barangay Miranda, Babak District. Antalan, 78, is facing three counts of  indirect bribery and two counts in violation of Republic Act 3019 or …

Right-of-way  problem delays P585-M bypass road in Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY (November 15) —  The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday  sounded off the delay in the P585-million bypass roads in the cities of  Malaybalay, and Valencia Bukidnon due to road-right-of-way problems. Explaining the delay before the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan,   during the regular session on Tuesday, Engr. Florentino Macarayog …

NBI files graft, misconduct raps vs Lapeña over 105 missing containers

DAVAO CITY (November 13)—  The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed criminal and administrative complaints against former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena, over the 105 containers of ceramic tiles that vanished from the Bureau of Customs earlier in the year. Lapeña was  recently assigned to head the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority …

2 SoCot PNP execs sacked over killing of environment advocate, family cries justice

DAVAO CITY (November 13) —  The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 relieved  over the weekend Senior Supt. Nestor Salcedo, South Cotabato police director, and Supt. Jose Mari Simangan, Polomolok police chief, following the death of  B’laan tribal leader and environment advocate Rodrigo Samling on October 31, 2018. The police report indicated that operatives were out to serve …

Badjaos avail of community outreach program in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Some 700 residents here, mostly marginalized Badjao indigenous people (IP), benefited from the one-day Medical-Dental and Community Assistance Package (MEDCAP) caravan initiated by the Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) over the weekend. The MEDCAP, held in partnership with the PRO-9 Officer’ Ladies Club, was conducted in Barangay Mariki, one of the greatly-affected areas during …

Sandiganbayan convicts Imelda Marcos

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan on Friday convicted former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos of seven counts of graft due to her “financial interests and participation in the management of private foundations in Switzerland” when she served as a Cabinet official during her late husband’s term. The anti-graft court also sentenced …

3rd telco player is Davao businessman

DAVAO CITY (November 9) — The qualified third  telecommunications player is a Davao businessman who has partnered with China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), with their joint venture as Mislatel consortium. Uy, who is behind  Udenna Corp.  is into retail and distribution of petroleum products and its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation and the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company. …

Pagretiro ni Cardinal Quevedo gikasubo sa iyang suporters

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (Nobembre 8) —  Daghan ang hangtud karon nahasubo  sa pagretiro ni Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, ang Arsobispo sa Ctabato City. Ang pagretiro sa 75-anyos ang Cardinal  gi-anunsya sa Roma niadtong Martes sa hapon. Gipasa ni Quevedo ang iyang “resignation”  isip Arsobispo  sa Cotabato sa buhatan sa Santo Papa didto sa Roma upat ka …

Sandiganbahan convicts ex-DAR employees over  illegal land transfer

DAVAO CITY (November 8) — The Sandiganbayan  convicted two former employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for facilitating the transfer of a 19.69-hectare farm in Upi, Maguindanao to fake tenants. Convicted were  former DAR employees as Saidona Abas of DAR Socsksargen  and Benigno Daga, a geodetic engineer of the Land Management Bureau. The …