55 barangay election winners from Baguio City face disqualification

BAGUIO CITY — Fifty-five winning candidates in the May 13 barangay elections in Baguio City are facing disqualification for failure to file their Statements of Contributions and Expenses (SOCE), the city’s Commission on Elections (Comelec) officer said on Friday. Lawyer John Paul Martin, Comelec-Baguio election officer, said the fate of the winning candidates is now …

Duterte tells GSIS personnel to never waver in resolve towards better PH

DAVAO CITY (June 23) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urged employees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to champion integrity, transparency and accountability in their work. Duterte who attended the  celebration of the 81st anniversary of the social insurance institution Tuesday told the employees   “Always embody integrity, transparency and accountability in your work and …

Army-GPH-MILF-LGU in NCot agree to support each other in the name of peace

CARMEN, North Cotabato (June 23) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines,  the leadership of the  Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the local government here, agreed to support each other in attaining peace in the province and in the country. In  the  Peace Dialogue held Thursday,  in Barangay Lanoon, Colonel Alfredo Rosario Jr., commander …

Duterte assures equal distribution of budget

DAVAO CITY (July 22) — President Rodrigo Duterte is assuring every Filipino  that funds for public projects are equally distributed across the nation under his administration. The President also assured that he is continuing the projects started by his predecessors. In his speech during the Philippine Councilors League’s gathering at Iloilo Convention Center, Duterte emphasized …

P130K ‘shabu’ seized from expectant mother, cohort

COTABATO CITY – Authorities on Wednesday arrested a pregnant woman and a cohort during a joint anti-drug operation here and seized more than PHP100,000 worth of illegal drugs. Director Juvenal Azurin of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) led the operation – which was also participated in by …

Sulu town mayor’s daughter, ex-wife, abducted

ZAMBOANGA CITY (June 21) –Gunmen believed to be Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members on Wednesday seized two people, including an ex-wife and daughter of a former mayor, in the province of Sulu, a military official said. Talipao Mayor Nazer Tulawie confirmed the abduction of his stepmother Addang Tulawie, 60, and his half sister Edelyn. Edelyn …

Duterte appoints Davao lawyer as Comelec commissioner

DAVAO CITY (June 21) — President Rodrigo Duterte appointed  lawyer Marlon Sabucido Casquejo, as new Commissioner in the  poll body. Prior to his appointment, Casquejo serves as  the Assistant Regional Election Director (ARED) of Comelec Region 11. Malacañang released Casquejo’s appointment on Monday. Casquejo replaces Commissioner Christian Robert Lim who retired last February 2. This …

Norway: ‘We’re committed to facilitating peace talks’

OSLO, Norway, June 20, 2018 — The Norwegian government is still strongly committed to facilitating the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF). This was emphasized by Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide to Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza during a meeting here, days after some …

Int’l partners and CSOs bring hope to Ramadan celebration in Marawi

MANILA– Various international organizations and Civil Society Organizations participated in the Peace Caravan as part of the recently concluded “Duyog Ramadhan, Alang sa Kalinaw,” a 10-day activity organized by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) in Marawi City from June 6 to 15. The Government of Australia, and the World …

Duterte appoints new CA, Sandiganbayan justices

DAVAO CITY (June 20) — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed two new justices of the Court of Appeals and Sandiganbayan. Documents released by Malacañang Wednesday, June 20, revealed, Duterte appointed Caloocan City Regional Trial Court Judge Georgina Dumpit-Hidalgo to the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, replacing retired Justice Rodolfo Ponferrada. Dumpit-Hidalgo is the president of the Philippine …