Lanao Sur Board Member, Marawi City Councilor arrested over P3.4M drugs

DAVAO CITY (September 19) — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency  on Wednesday arrested Lanao del Sur  Provincial Board member Hussien Magandia and his son-in-law Marawi City Councilor Amienquialed Dimal , for possessing P3.4-million worth of illegal drugs inside their residence at Wildflower St., Purok Mabuhay, Sitio Bucayo, Brgy. Tubod, Iligan City, at around 5:30 this morning. …

Why Duterte wants to repeal the country’s mining law?

DAVAO CITY (September 18) — President Rodrigo  Duterte on Monday said he wants to talk with members of the House of Representatives about the mining law, which according to him needs to be looked into. Duterte issued the pronouncement Monday after he met the bereaved families  of those who died due to landslide brought about …

Spare Julie Alipala; respect journalists

The members of the working press belonging to Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Incorporated, would like to call on those people behind dubious facebook account Phil Leaks to spare Julie Alipala from their tirades and respect the work of the journalist. As Mindanaoans, we work in a hostile environment, but free from influence of anyone …

Duterte condoles with families of landslide victims in Benguet

DAVAO CITY (September 18) — President Duterte  on Monday condoled with the bereaved families of landslide victims in Benguet  at the Provincial Governors Office Conference Hall. The families lost their loved ones during the landslides in Baguio City, Ucab, and Itogon, when Typhoon ‘Ompong’ hit their areas. As of Monday afternoon, the  confirmed death toll …

2 Filipinos hurt, 41 rescued as ‘Mangkhut’ lashes HK

DAVAO CITY  (September 17) — Two Filipinos were hurt while 41 were rescued when Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hongkong  over the weekend. Consul General Antonio Morales reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that  a Filipino tourist underwent leg surgery after she was hit by flying debris. Another Filipino was also hurt by falling debris but needed …

BREAKING: Bomb explodes in General Santos City

DAVAO CITY (September 16) — A bomb  exploded at  the  Crossing  of Markar and National Highway,  Barangay Apopong, General Santos City about 11:45 this morning. The bomb reportedly exploded near a pharmacy across  Mindanao Polytechnic College. It is about two kilometers away from Makar Wharf. Reports have it, seven persons were injured including a three-year …

Dominguez orders BOC to release seized food items for relief operations

DAVAO CITY (September 15) — Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña to release all seized food items in its warehouses to augment the needed goods in preparation for Typhoon Ompong. During the briefing at the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) Thursday, Dominguez told President Rodrigo Duterte that he …

Int’l, domestic flights cancelled due to ‘Ompong’

DAVAO CITY (September 15) — The Manila International Airport authority cancelled international and domestic flights on Friday due to Typhoon Ompong. This,  after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geographysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that Ty[hoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) gained strength and moving at 205 km per hour and with maximum sustained wind gustiness at …

Government agencies ready for ‘Ompong’-Duterte

DAVAO CITY (September 13) — Government agencies involve in disaster preparedness and mitigation are ready in the event that  typhoon Ompong hit the country, said President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday. Duterte who was briefed about the typhoon at the  command center of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City …