CDO Agri exec suspended over bio-fertilizer anomaly

MANILA, Philippines—the regional director of the department of Agriculture in Cagayan de Oro City is facing one month suspension over simple neglect of duty over the multi-million Bio-Organic Fertilizer Program. The  Office of the Ombudsman suspended for one month and one day  Lealyn Ramos, the Regional Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in …

Highways and Energy departments agree to solve hitches in infra projects

MANILA, Philippines— The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Department of Energy (DOE) signed a joint circular which provide uniform guidelines for the payment and relocation of Electric Cooperative (EC) affected by government projects. The agreement signed Monday July 10, 2017 is  expected to hasten the implementation of the projects undertaken by the …

For not declaring business ties with “Jessa Zaragoza”, Ex-village chief imprisoned

MANILA, Philippines—A former village chief is convicted for falsifying his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). The Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 40 of Quezon City  convicted former Batasan Hills Barangay Chairman Ranulfo Ludovica was convicted of Falsification of Public Documents and five counts of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical …

Ex-CBCP Prexy slams inclusion of Bibles in relief items for Marawi evacuees

MANILA, Philippines—Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) former president Monday criticized the alleged giving away of Bibles along with relief goods at evacuation centers for the Marawi siege refugees.   In a statement published at the CBCP news website, Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla, who once served as CBCP president from 2003 to 2005  said …

Kumbira festival in Cagayan de Oro scrapped due to Marawi crisis

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines— The popular “Kumbira” (feast), Mindanao’s  culinary festival here is scrapped  due to the ongoing Marawi crisis. Kumbira, is a popular cooking competition which showcases the best of Mindanao’s culinary, it has been running for the last 20 years but organizers last week decided to scrap the contest as six major …

CBCP elects Davao archbishop Valles as new president

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Will his election heal the wounds between the Catholic Church and the President? This question is raised as the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines on Saturday elected its new president, Davao Archdiocese archbishop Romulo Valles. Valles was elected at the Bishops’ bi-annual plenary assembly held at the Pope Pius XII Catholic …

BEWARE! No collection allowed for OIC Barangay captain appointment

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—No one is allowed to nominate anyone for the proposed appointment of an OIC barangay captain. This warning comes from Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy who has been receiving reports that enterprising individuals are  collecting money in exchange of getting appointment as Officer in Charge (OIC) Punong Barangay or Barangay …

Duterte attempts to visit Marawi but bad weather stops him

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Clad in military uniform, away from the camera, the Commander-in-chief of the republic of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Dutere Friday attempted to visit Marawi City but bad weather prevented him. Instead, the president visited the Light Armor Division in Barangay Maria Cristina, Iligan City on Friday. Reports reaching newsline.ph revealed, Duterte originally planned …

Duterte enjoys a record-high satisfaction rating-SWS

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo R. Duterte marked his first year in office with a record-high net satisfaction rating. Duterte enjoyed and maintained a high public satisfaction rating since he assumed presidency in June 2016, a thing his predecessors failed to experience. The latest Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) survey  published by BusinessWorld showed, people’s trust to Duterte …