Sto. Niño Shrine Hills marks 50th anniversary today

DAVAO CITY, Philipines —  Thousands of Catholic faithfuls and devotees of Sto. Niño are expected to visit the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus  of Prague  at the Shine Hills Matina as it celebrates it’s golden anniversary today. Devotees from all over Mindanao region are expected to visit the place for have their images blessed, …

Philippines fastest growing economy in ASEAN-WB

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The World bank cites Philippines as the fastest growing economy in among all Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries. The WB is its latest forecast said the economy i the country is fast growing. Such developed is welcomes by Malacañang. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. earlier  announced the WB’s Global Economic …

Duterte to launch state of the art crime laboratory for Davao region

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will launch today the multi-million state-of-the-art Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory in Ecoland, this city. On the same occasion, Duterte will also turn over 26 Montero police patrol cars for Police regional Office (PRO) XI. The government spent millions to rehabilitate the PNP’s Davao Crime Lab houses …

Sandiganbayan suspends Tuguegarao City councilor 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —The Sandiganbayan ordered the 90-day preventive suspension of Tuguegarao City Councilor Danilo Baccay who is standing trial for of the anti-graft law after he failed to liquidate  the cash advance of P400,000.00 granted to him on 16 April 2009 when he was still the city vice-mayor. In a three-page Resolution, the anti-graft court ordered …

Zamboanga del Sur Mayor , 8 officials to face graft charges

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The  mayor and eight  officials from Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur are set to face trial in connection with the anomalous purchase of a heavy equipment in May 2011. The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause against Mayor Francisvic Villamero, Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) officers Roberto Sayson, Loreto Peñaranda, Rogelim Cabrales, …

Zamboanga DENR officials relieved from posts

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The regional director and the provincial environmental officer of Zamboanga peninsula were relieved form posts for being negligent in their tasks which resulted to the denudation of the forest and displacement of indigenous peoples in the area. This after President Rodrigo Duterte Monday, January 8, ordered the closure of Dacon Group of …

Customs to strengthen Zamboanga port to curb smuggling

DAVAO CITY , Philippines— Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña vowed to curb smuggling in Zamboanga port. Smuggling activities are rampant in Zamboanga as reports said some government officials are protecting the smugglers, a perception which has yet to be verified. During the turn-over of P100-million worth smuggled products, Lapeña revealed he will strengthen  the campaign in …