Lapanday attacks ‘to displace hundreds of workers, business partners’-Lapanday

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —The Saturday attack by the New People’s Army on the facilities of Lapanday Fruits Corporation (LFC) will displace hundreds of employees and business traders On Saturday dawn communist rebels simultaneously attacked and burned two box plants of LFC in Barangay Mandug, burned Macondray plastic plant in barangay Tagpore, Panabo City and raided …

ASEAN declaration on rights of migrant workers ‘a work in progress’

MANILA, April 30 — The expected “declaration” on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers may likely takes place by November of this year. In a press briefing held Saturday at the International Media Center in Conrad Hotel, Pasay City, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary and chair of ASEAN …

PHL to import fresh fruits and processed foods

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants to open market for fresh fruits and processed foods to be imported in Indonesia. This after the launching of the Davao-GenSan-Bitung Roll-on, Roll-off (RoRo) route Sunday. Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo witnessed the maiden voyage at Kudos Port in …

Leyte mayor dismissed for favoring brother

MANILA, Philippines– The Office of the Ombudsman has found former Mayor Melchor Quemado, Sr. of Sta. Fe, Leyte, guilty of Grave Misconduct and ordered his dismissal from the service. The dismissal order carries the accessory penalties of perpetual disqualification to hold public office, forfeiture of all benefits and cancellation of civil service eligibility. The Ombudsman …

Ombudsman reminds all government officials and employees to file SALN

MANILA, Philippines- The Office of the Ombudsman is reminding all government officials and employees to submit their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) ahead of the April 30 deadline. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales called on public servants to file their SALN. The annual filing of SALN is a constitutional and statutory obligation of …

Peace updates

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza provide updates on the peace efforts in Mindanao during a forum with the police officers coming from different parts of Mindanao in Davao City on Wednesday (26 April 2017). Newsline Photo

Davao PNP officer arrested in Bohol for trying to rescue Abu Sayyaf members

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–A Davao police officer and her driver were  arrested Saturday night, April 22 in Clarin , Bohol for  trying to rescue trapped  members of the Abu Sayyaf Group. Police Supt. Ma. Cristina Nobleza and her driver identified as Reenor Dongon were speeding towards Clarin when their vehicle was flagged down by the blocking …

Another Abu Sayyaf leader killed in Bohol

MANILA, Philippines– Another Abu Sayyaf leader was killed in Clarin, Bohol, Midday Saturday, April 21. Military Central Command chief Lieutenant General Oscar Lactao identified the fallen leader as Joselito Melloria. Melloria was among the splintered group trapped in Bohol Island after the April 11 clash with the government soldiers in the town of Inabagan which …