Norway: ‘We’re committed to facilitating peace talks’

OSLO, Norway, June 20, 2018 — The Norwegian government is still strongly committed to facilitating the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF). This was emphasized by Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide to Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza during a meeting here, days after some …

Int’l partners and CSOs bring hope to Ramadan celebration in Marawi

MANILA– Various international organizations and Civil Society Organizations participated in the Peace Caravan as part of the recently concluded “Duyog Ramadhan, Alang sa Kalinaw,” a 10-day activity organized by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) in Marawi City from June 6 to 15. The Government of Australia, and the World …

Duterte appoints new CA, Sandiganbayan justices

DAVAO CITY (June 20) — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed two new justices of the Court of Appeals and Sandiganbayan. Documents released by Malacañang Wednesday, June 20, revealed, Duterte appointed Caloocan City Regional Trial Court Judge Georgina Dumpit-Hidalgo to the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, replacing retired Justice Rodolfo Ponferrada. Dumpit-Hidalgo is the president of the Philippine …

Motocross turns deadly in Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY (June 19) —  A motocross rider was killed while several others were wounded when  an curve execution turned deadly during the race last Saturday, June 16,  in Carmen Davao del Norte. The incident,  prompted  Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan  to order relevant government agencies to review laws and policies on the …

P6.8-M ‘shabu’ seized from lady teacher, 3 others in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao–A team of anti-narcotics operatives, police and military personnel arrested on Friday a Maguindanao lady public school teacher and three other cohorts during a drug buy-bust operation, an official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) said. PDEA-ARMM Director Juvenal Azurin identified the suspect as Salama Diwa Talib, …

84 new CAA members hurdle military training

DAVAO CITY–Eighty-four newly-recruited members of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary II (CAA II) are ready for deployment to beef up the city’s security following their completion of the 45-day Basic Military Training on Monday. In an interview with reporters on Monday, Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang, the deputy commander of Task Force (TF) Davao, said the additional …

Duterte confers Presidential awards to outstanding DFA officials

DAVAO CITY (June 19)  — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday led the 120th founding anniversary celebration of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and awarded the department’s outstanding officials. President Duterte thanked DFA officials and personnel for giving him the privilege to grace the agency’s anniversary. Recognizing the works of national hero Apolinario Mabini in …

Avanceña, Go inaugurate multi-million projects in Nueva Ecija town

GEN. MAMERTO NATIVIDAD, Nueva Ecija – President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, and Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go on Monday assured rural folks that the government will continue to roll out programs and projects to uplift the lives of Filipinos. Speaking before thousands of residents here, Avanceña said there is …