Ex-Leyte mayor  suspended for illegally using government vehicle with his family 

MANILA, Philippines— For using the government vehicle without a trip ticket,  Matag-ob, Leyte ex-Mayor Agustin Pedrano, Sr. and his driver are ordered suspended over Simple Misconduct. Pedrano is  suspended for one month and one day after an investigation found that the mayor used the municipality’s Nissan Urvan without any supporting documents. On 26 August 2013, …

Marawi City: shattered lives, tattered homes but  we will rise.-Sec. Alonto

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— He was born and raised in Marawi. he joined the Moro national Liberation Front (MNLF) in the hope of raising the real voice of his roots-Maranao, he joined government to personally help his people. Development was on sight, but everything turned upside down when Marawi City was attacked on May 23. When …

House approves Bill on proper singing of Lupang Hinirang

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—-One can be fined. Worse, jailed for improper singing of  the Lupang Hinirang (National Anthem). This, after the House of Representatives approved the  Number 5224 or the Revised Flag and Heraldic Code which amended Republic Act Number 8491 or the Flag and heraldic Code of the Philippines. The 212 lawmakers present last Monday …

Clark CEO went on leave, after Duterte hinted his dismissal over corruption issue

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— President Rodrigo R. Duterte Thursday confirmed it was Clark Development Corp. president Noel Manankil he was referring to  when he hinted on firing a corrupt public official. In an interview with reporters at the Camp Quintin , Catitipan Duterte said “I did not name him publicly, but it was him.” Reports reaching …

Convert South China Sea into zone of friendship — De Venecia

 BEIJING, China — Former Philippine House Speaker Jose de Venecia has suggested to temporarily shelve the sovereignty issue of the South China Sea and convert the potentially energy-rich territory into a zone of friendship, peace, cooperation and development. “The disagreement in the South China Sea with conflicting sovereignty claims, may be settled, we believe, by …

Ombudsman charges ex-Bacolod congressman for SEA Games fund mess

MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered that former Bacolod Representative Monico Puentevella be tried for Malversation of Public Funds and violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019) before the Sandiganbayan. This, after Ombudsman investigators found that Puentevella had failed to account for the multi-million peso …

Duterte breaks bread with Muslim leaders in Malacañang

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte broke bread with Muslim leaders in celebration of  Eid’l Fitr in Malacañang. Duterte used to bread bread with Muslim leaders during Eid’l Fitr while he was still mayor here. During the celebration Duterte vowed to make Marawi City a prosperous city again. As it is now, the government troops are …

ALAB: A book of love, sacrifice and the undying support for Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The night glitters, one would think it was a gala night as everyone was sporting a stylish Filipiniana or Barong tagalog, unless you notice the backdrop welcoming everyone to the book launching “ALAB: The Awakening of the Filipino Patriotism.” The huge function room was filled with people whom our government calls the  Bagong …