Duterte attends graduation of granddaughter Isabelle

  DAVAO CITY (May 17) — President Rodrigo Duterte attended the graduation rites of granddaughter Isabelle Lovelie Duterte held at the Philippine International Convention Center on Thursday, May 17. Isabelle, daughter of former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte, was among the first batch of senior high school graduates of San Beda College Alabang. She …

Winning NoCot village chair nabbed for drugs

MAKILALA, North Cotabato ( (May 17)  —- Operatives of the Philippine Drug  Enforcement Agency (PDEA)  arrested a reelected  village chief in Barangay Malasila, Makilala, North Cotabato,  in a predawn raid on Wednesday, May 16. Armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Alexandrex Betoya of Regional Trial Court Branch 16,  PDEA agents  swooped the residence …

Duterte declares Philippine Rise as marine resource reserve.

DAVAO CITY (May 16) — President Rodrigo Duterte  Tuesday (May 15),  declared the Philippine Rise underseas feature as a marine resource reserve of the country. On the same day, Duterte  led the send off of a team of Filipino scientists who will undertake the Coordinated National Marine Scientific Research Initiatives and Related Activities or CONMIRA …

Duterte asks two assistant secretaries to resign

DAVAO CITY (May 16) — President Rodrigo Duterte asked two Assistant Secretaries to resign from their post or face termination, over alleged involvement in corrupt practices. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque identified the two as Assistant Secretaries  Moslemen T. Macarambon, Sr. of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Assistant Secretary Tingagun A. Umpa of the Department …

Duterte’s PH Rise trip ‘symbolic and assertive’: Roque

MANILA — The trip of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to the Philippine Rise (formerly Benham Rise) to send off Filipino scientists who will conduct maritime research is both “symbolic” and “assertive”, his spokesperson said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark as Duterte is set to lead on May 15 the research team’s send-off …

Candidate for barangay captain died on election night

DAVAO CITY (May 15) — A candidate for barangay captain succumbed to cardiac arrest   while the official counting of ballots was on going,   Monday night  May 14,  2018. Amilbangsa Manding, a candidate for barangay captain in  Barangay 23-C ,  complained of chest pain after casting his vote at about 3:00 in the afternoon, just minutes …

Duterte swears in Romulo-Puyat as new Tourism Secretary

MANILA  (May 15) — President Rodrigo Duterte administered the oath of office to Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new Department of Tourism Secretary during a ceremony at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace on Monday, May 14. Puyat replaced Wanda Teo who recently resigned from her post. Prior to her appointment, Puyat has been an Undersecretary …

Davao region’s 2.8-million voters start to casts vote early

DAVAO CITY (May 14) — Candidates from different parts of the region started hauling voters as early as 6:00 in the morning,  bring them to the different polling precincts for the  2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Region  XI,  has  2.8 million registered voters, they  started to  flock in 3,822 established and 1,618 clustered precincts  …