Cebu Officials face trial for graft

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge six local executives of Ronda, Cebu, for 15 counts for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. Facing trial for graft before the Sandiganbayan are Mayor Mariano Blanco III, Oscar Pilapil (Municipal Engineer), Thelma Landiza (Municipal Budget Officer), Brigida Cabaron (Municipal …

OFW killed in Abu Dhabi road mishap identified

Abu Dhabi,UAE — The Abu Dhabi Police identified the  Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) killed during the MaundayThursday incident and  submitted it to the Philippine Embassy here. The police identified the fatalities as Veronica Dulay, 39,  and passengers Lord Christian Elli, 29, Daniel Paulo Paulino Paraiso, 31, and Marvin Mendoza, 28, all residents of Dubai. Though the …

9 Iloilo officials suspended

MANILA , Philippines–The Office of the Ombudsman has directed the Department of the Interior and Local Government to implement the three-month suspension order against nine officials of the province of Iloilo for irregularities in the procurement of medicines and medical supplies. The Ombudsman investigation found guilty of Simple Misconduct were Lyd Tupas (Provincial Accountant), Sandra …

Negros to get bulk of P194-M sugarcane block farm funds

BACOLOD CITY — Negros Island Region (NIR) will get the bulk of the P194 million worth of sugar block farming project to be implemented in the Visayas this year, an official of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said. Helen Lobaton, SRA focal person for sugar block farming in the Visayas, said as of Tuesday, there are …

Pasalubong

President Rodrigo Duterte is assisted by Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo  as he shares his pasalubong of chocolates to the children of the 160 repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were granted amnesty after they were found working illegally in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia. The President welcomed the repatriated ‘runaway’ OFWs and provided them with cash assistance upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on April 17, 2017 following his successful visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Army to Reds: Fulfill promise release soldiers

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (April 17)– The leadership of the Philippine Army is asking the New people’s Army to stand with their promise to release two abducted soldiers in Sultan Kudarat. Army Capt. Rhyan Batchar, spokesperson of the army’s 10th Infantry Division accused the Communist Party of the Philippines/News People’s Army “For its “double-faced lie”  when …

Filipinos still satisfied with Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Despite attacks of his critics about the war on drugs and varied attempts to topple his administration- still, Filipinos are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance as the country’s chief executive. The survey conducted by the Social Weather Station published by Business World newspaper reveals 63percent of respondents said they are satisfied …