Trillanes files libel vs Uson

MANILA, Philippines —  Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday filed before the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) charges against Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson. Trillanes was accompanied by his legal counsel Reynaldo Robles. Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano was also at the Ombudsman to show his support for Trillanes. The …

Senate okays postponement of barangay and SK elections

MANILA, Philippines — Voting 17-1 the Senate approved the postponement of the barangay ang Sangguniang Kabataan elections. This means, the earlier announcement of the Commission on Elections is now rendered moot and academic. The Comelec Wednesday on its website posted guidelines in preparation for the 2017 elections. Among those posted include: -Election period – the election …

BIMP-EAGA to expand partnership with China

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The  Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia and Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area  (BIMP-EAGA) is looking to expand its partnership with the country to include trading and investments. Banking on its long-term partnership with China Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Alonto expressed optimism through the Philippine Signing Minister of BIMP-EAGA. Alonto …

UAE economist: Duterte puts Philippines in the global map for investment

DUBAI, UAE — Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte placed the Philippines in the global map for investors, says Shan Saeed, chief economist at Iqi Global here. During the forum of the “Global Economic Outlook Presentation” Wednesday, September 13, Saeed pointed out “Philippine President Duterte has put the Philippines in the global map for investors.” The …

BREAKING! Fr. Chito, teacher rescued from Maute

CEBU CITY, Philippines Fr. Chito Suganob and a female teacher from Dansalan College were rescued by the government forces Saturday night. Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob, the vicar general of Marawi City, was one of the hostages taken by the Maute group when it attacked Marawi City on May 23. No less than Presidential Adviser on …

Ombudsman suspends Visayas local execs 

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the suspension Mayor Susan Yap-Ang of San Isidro, Leyte and Vice-Mayor Santiago Maravillas of Escalante City, Negros Occidental. The Ombudsman found  found Ang and Maravillas guilty of Oppression and were ordered suspended without pay. In two separate Decisions, Yap-Ang was suspended without pay for six months …

Ex-mayor fined  for transferring midwife to beautify town

MANILA, Philippines — For reassigning a municipal widwife to the town’s beautification program of , ex-Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay Mayor Maria Esperanza Corazon Rillera was fined by the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman found Rillera guilty of violating the Magna Carta of Public Health Workers when she reassigned municipal midwife Consolacion Celeste to the Make Environment Clean, a …

Police logbooks open to the press-PNP

CEBU CIITY, Philippines — Members of the press are free to access police reports, this is contrary to the earlier report claiming among others that  Philippine National Police director Ronald dela Rosa issued a directive barring reporters to access the police logbook. A local paper, Cebu Daily News Tuesday published a report stating among others …

Duterte visits Marawi Grand Mosque, Mapandi Bridge

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte  visited Marawi City for the fourth time Monday afternoon, September 11. This time, Duterte visited two major areas used to be  heavily controlled by the terrorist for about 100 days; the Marawi  Grand Mosque and the Mapandi Bridge. The ongoing military fight against the Isis-inspired Maute group …