Navy test-fires surface-to-surface missile in Bataan

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) formally entered the missile age after it test-fired its Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd. Spike-ER (extended range) surface-to-surface missile off Lamao Point, in Limay, Bataan Thursday morning. The missile was fired from one of the Navy’s multi-purpose assault craft (MPAC), Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Jonathan Zata said. He added that the missile …

Kidapawan pageant aspirants plant trees in Mt. Apo

KIDAPAWAN CITY  — Candidates for the “Binibining Kalikasan” pageant on Tuesday went to the foothills of Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, to plant trees. The nine candidates planted at least 50 different species of trees at the Arboretum, a botanical garden devoted to trees of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Barangay Ilomavis here. …

LTO opens extension office in Tawi-Tawi

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi — Land Transportation Office (LTO) Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante on Wednesday enjoined the agency’s personnel to work with dedication and commitment as he led the inauguration of the LTO Extension Office here. The new office, located along Capitol Road in Barangay Tubig-Boh here, is under the supervision of the LTO Region 9 headed …

International and domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather

DAVAO CITY ( August 8) — The Manial International Airport announced that that several international and domestic flights were cancelled today due to bad weather. Cancelled flights include the following: Philippine Airlines (PR) 432, PR 424 Manila-Tokyo; Cebu Pacific (5J) 468 Iloilo-Manila, 5J 480 Bacolod-Manila; SkyJet (M8) 715/716 Manila-Busuanga-Manila; Air Asia (Z2) 424/425 Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila, …

Duterte castigates 102 “Salot ng Lipunan” cops

DAVAO CITY (August 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday publicly castigated the 102  rogue  policemen inside Malacañang Palace Tuesday, calling them as “salot ng lipunan” or plague of society. The policemen from  various police precincts in Metro Manila and other nearby provinces, are reportedly involved in various illegal activities- from being involved in illegal drugs,  …

Duterte order Justice Department to review Nayong Pilipino contract

DAVAO CITY (August 9) —  President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review a lease contract between  Nayong Pilipino Foundation Inc. (NPFI) and Landing Resorts Philippines Development Corp. (LRPDC). The order came the day after Duterte fired all board members and administrative officials of Nayong Pilipino,  citing a contract which is …

Ex-Chief Justice Puno, Mrs. Corona endorse Marquez for SC post

DAVAO CITY (August 8)   —  Retired Chief Justice and Consultative Committee chair Reynato Puno   throws support  for  Court Administrator Midas Marquez, who is vying for a seat in the Supreme Court (SC). Puno in a letter addressed to President Rodrigo R. Duterte dated July 30, 2018 and received July 31, 2018,  said he believed that …

Duterte sacks entire Nayong Pilipino Foundation board

DAVAO CITY (August 7) –— President Rodrigo Duterte  today  sacked the entire board  members and the management of the  Nayong Pilipino Foundation for leasing the property which he  found to be “grossly disadvantageous” to the government. The announcement happened while   Nayong Pilipino Foundation Chairman Patricia Ocampo and executives from Hong Kong-based Landing International  graced the  …

Dureza: Nothing will move us from our unwavering stand to achieve peace

  ZAMBOANGA CITY (August 1)– Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza yesterday said that the terrorist bombing in Lamitan City in the island province of Basilan on Tuesday was “a tragic incident that serves to remind that the road to lasting and sustainable peace is fraught with threats and dangers.” The incident, perpetrated by suspected …