Former barangay exec convicted of graft 

MANILA, Philippines — A former barangay secretary of Quezon City was sentenced to imprisonment after being found guilty of six counts of graft. Judge Marilou Runes-Tamang of Regional Trial Court (Branch 980 of Quezon City sentenced Carolyn Tabora, former secretary of Barangay Kamuning, Quezon City to imprisonment ranging from one year to four years for each count. …

Bullish economy expected to boost PH real estate market

MANILA, Philippines —  The Philippine real estate market is expected to sustain its growth momentum on the back of the country’s bullish economy and strong investor confidence, according to a global real estate consultancy. Rick Santos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Santos Knight Frank Inc., said the Philippines has climbed one notch in the competitiveness …

Government agencies told : Display portrait of Ph Heroes

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is directing all government agencies in the country to display photos, paintings, or other visual representations of Philippine Heroes, instead that of elected or appointed government officials. Earlier on, Duterte  discouraged government establishment to display his photos but instead photos of Philippines heroes saying they deserve to be remembered …

Marawi siege 128 days: casualties 152 Army, 711 Isis-Maute terrorists

DAVAO CITY — On the 128th day of the  Marawi  siege, the death toll to government troops is now placed at 152 while 711 members of the Isis-inspired Maute terrorist were killed. Over 200,000 families are displaced due to the crisis. The government has so far released PHP3.35 billion to help internally displaced persons (IDPs) …

IMO sets ‘off-limits area’ in Tubbataha

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines —  All types of ships with 150 gross tonnage and higher are warned to sail outside the 4,470-square kilometer area-to-be-avoided (ATBA) in the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) to avoid the risk of accidental groundings. Commodore Joselito dela Cruz, commander of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Palawan, said the advice was …

Town vice mayor accused of mauling journalist

Surigao del Norte, Philippines — A town mayor is accused of mauling  and punching journalist in public view in the town of Pilar Saturday morning, September 23, 2017. Among those who witnessed the incident include Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial and other regional health officials and  several local officials. The journalist victim was  identified Edito …

90 GenSan cops sent to further secure Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — The regional police office in Gen. Santos City has deployed 90 additional cops here Friday as a contingency measure against perceived terror and other security threats looming. Chief Supt. Cedrick Train, Central Mindanao police director, said are on a field training mission to help the campaign of Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi. The …

Duterte releases illegal drugs diagram and its connections with terror group

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte presented the the Lanao del Sur drug matrix which according to him shows how illegal drugs operate in the province and some provinces in Mindanao which provided financial support to the local terrorists in the island. Duterte however emphasized, they are still trying to configure how the illegal …