Malaya Publisher Amado “Jake” Macasaet passes away

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Veteran journalist and Malaya Newspaper publisher Amado “Jake” Macasaet died on Sunday, January 7. He was 81. The first day of the wake on Sunday, being held at the Heritage Park in Taguig City, is only open for family. Additional details will soon be announced. His daughter Carina Macasaet in a …

Duterte remains PH most trusted official

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte remains the most trusted and got the highest approval rating among government officials. According to the last quarter survey conducted by Pulse Asia from Dec. 10-15, 2017, President Duterte got the highest approval at 80 percent and highest trust rating at 82 percent among the country’s top five …

Sandiganbayan suspends Sipalay City Mayor 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has ordered the 90-day preventive suspension against  Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Mayor Oscar Montilla, Jr. In a three-page Resolution, the anti-graft court directed Montilla “to cease and desist from performing and/or exercising the functions and duties as well as receiving and/or enjoying the salaries, benefits, and privileges of his present …

3 Davao agri officials face 90-day suspension 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan slapped as 90-day preventive suspension against three officials  from the Department of Agriculture XI. Facing suspension pending trial for violation of anti-graft and corrupt practices act are  Senior Agriculturists Melani Provido;  Isabelita Buduan, and Administrative Officer Marie Ann Constantino. The accused, who were all members of the Technical Working …

Maestra ug driver sa motor Patay human natumbahan ug lubi

DAKBAYAN SA TAGBILARAN, BOHOL—- Magtutudlo ug driver sa motor patay human aksidenteng natumbahan og punoan sa lubi sa nasudnong dalan didto sa barangay Poblacion 2, lungsod sa Mabini niadtong Enero 5, 2017. Mga biktima giila nga sila si Jacel Dajalos y Barsibal, 24 anyos, dalaga, usa ka magtutudlo ug uyoan niini nga si Rogelio Barsibal …

Tourists flock to Ilocos town’s ‘wishing tree’

 LAOAG CITY, Philippines — A century-old balete tree continues to attract local and foreign visitors as they put some money on its trunks and branches for good luck. Located along the national highway in sitio Dirique in the coastal village of Davila, Pasuquin town, about 27 kilometers from Laoag, hundreds of curious tourists drop by …

PDEA probes Taiwanese vessel over P125-M cocaine

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is investigating the circumstances involving a Taiwanese vessel  discovered carrying  24 kilograms of cocaine in Sorsogon worth an estimated P125 million on January 3. Authorities suspect the illegal drugs came from a foreign cargo vessel marked Jin Ming, which made an emergency docking last Tuesday, January 2, …