Martial Law declaration, very substantial-SolGen

DAVAO CITY, Philippines- The Office of the Solicitor General is confident, the Martial Law declaration is based on substantial facts as it welcomes anyone who wants to challenge the proclamation. Confident on the substantial justification of Presidential Proclamation No. 216, Solicitor General Jose Calida maintained “The facts are very substantial. And if any citizen will …

“Oplan Bolabog” by Davao City Police nets 250 individuals

DAVAO CITY, Philippine– About 250 individuals were invited by various police precincts here for failure to show proof of residency in their villages. Tuesday dawn, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reminded all Davao residents to always bring their identification cards. The Oplan “Bulabog” (operation Sudden Flight) is a surprise community visits by law enforcement authorities to check …

Oplan Bulabog

Resident of Barangay Mini Forest in Davao City gather at a covered basketball court for identification verification during the “Operation Bolabog” on Thursday. The operation was meant to verify non-residents as part of the city’s tightened security measures. Newsline Photo

SarBay 2017 Festival cancelled

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The provincial government of Sarangani cancelled  Sarbay 2017 festival eve of it’s start. “We have cancelled this year’s Sarangani Bay Festival,” Sarangani Governor Steve Solon told reporters during the press conference Wednesday noon. Holding a festivity while others  agonize and struggle to  survive is not proper  since  Marawi is under siege. …

Davao City: Zero Crime, 24-hours after Martial Law declaration

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– Police blotters here are empty. The pages of the official logbook or blotters in various  police precincts are empty, there was no reported crime in the city during the last 24-hours since Martial Law was declared. The  police office showed GMA Davao’s 24-Oras the transmittal of their logbook reflecting the supposed crime …

Suicide bombers kill 3 police in public terminal blast in East Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia —Five killed, five  wounded as two bomb exploded in a public terminal in TransJakarta Terminal in  Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta Wednesday 9:00 pm (10:00 pm Philippine time). “Two suicide bombers were killed with a broken body,” Tribunews.com reported. Both perpetrators allegedly used a pot bomb that was stored in a backpack like an …

Eeastern Mindanao Command awaits Martial Law Guidelines

DAVAO CITY–The Military’s  Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) still awaits the implementing guidelines to effect  Martial Law in Mindanao. Though the declaration has been know to people of Mindanao, the army’s center of command has yet to secure a written guidelines but they are doing the routine check and conducted mobile checkpoints. This, after the Maute …

Duterte fires Drugs Board chief over ‘contradicting’ figures

Manila, Philippines–Fresh from Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte fired the chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board  (DDB) for allegedly issuing  contradicting figures about the illegal drugs data. Addressing himself to DDB director Benjamin Reyes, Duterte said “You’re fired today. Get out of the service,” Duterte said. “You do not contradict your own government…You’re just a civilian …