Duterte tried to mediate and to reconcile the Bautista couple

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte tried to mediate and reconcile  couple Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Andres Bautista  and wife Patricia Paz. Chairman Bautista in a press conference yesterday said  “The president was very kind, he was like a.. not only a mediator but like a marriage counselor, he was relating to us …

Issue vs Comelec chief casts doubt on 2016 poll results

MANILA, Philippines— The allegations of ill-gotten wealth against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Andres Bautista  cast doubts on the credibility of the 2016  election results. Senator Grace Poe,  who ran and lost  in the presidential race said the recent issue hurled against Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chair Andres Bautista affects the elections results and makes …

Wife of Comelec chair reveals millions of ill-gotten wealth

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The wife of Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair  met President Rodrigo Duterte and showed to him bank books with millions that she could not even explain where it came from. Duterte met Mrs. Patricia Paz   Bautista the day after he delivered his Second State of the Nation Address (SONA). Mrs. Bautista, …

Ozamiz City residents speak against illegal drugs and criminality in a rally

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Peace-loving citizens of Ozamiz City held an interfaith rally  to thanks authorities for the regained peace in the area. The rally held Sunday at the City Hall of Ozamiz was participated by religious leaders and socio-civic groups lauded the police authorities and president Rodrigo R. Duterte for solving the long drugs and …

AFP to probe general linked to Parojinog drug ring

DAVAO CITY, Philippines -– Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Eduardo Año will look into reports about a general involved with the Parojinog drug ring, although there is no information whether the official is active or has retired from service. Año said he would call for an investigation into such reports and …

MIST in Makilala town: Mindanao’s first LGU-funded free college education

MAKILALA, North Cotabato— Mindanao’s first locally-funded  free college education gets the full recognition and accreditation of the  Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The CHED in an en banc decision last July 4, 2017  passed resolution no. 463-2017 recognized and approved all the curriculum of the Makilala Institute of Science and Technology (MIST). After four years, …

Ombudsman indicts ex-Cebu Mayor for graft

MANILA, Philippines—  Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has found probable cause to indict before the Sandiganbayan former Naga City, Cebu Mayor Valdemar Chiong for graft and questionable issuance of business permit. Chiong was also found guilty of grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty which results into his disqualification from public office. Morales said since Chiong …