Davao City allots P1-M assistance for typhoon affected Marikina

DAVAO CITY (August 14)- The Davao City government will send P 1 million assistance to typhoon affected Marikina City in Metro Manila to be used for its relief assistance to the victims of the calamity. On Tuesday, August 14, the Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved  under its suspended rules, the resolution for the aid that will …

House Majority Leader: No move towards re-enacted budget for 2019

DAVAO CITY (August 14)–  House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya has reiterated that there will be no move towards a reenacted budget for 2019. “We are not moving towards a reenacted budget. We are just taking a detour to understand deeper what this cash budget is,” Andaya said.  Last week, the House suspended its budget deliberation …

Duterte to new gov’t officials : Be competent and honest

DAVAO CITY (August 14) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked newly appointed government officials to be competent and honest in serving the people. Duterte urged the 178 new  government servants to  be sincere in serving the public, after he   administered their oath of office at the Heroes hall in Malacañan Palace. The chief executive issued …

Bomb expert hurt as Army foils bombing attempts in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – A military bomb disposal expert was slightly injured when an improvised bomb he was deactivating went off Sunday morning. The accidental blast came hours after military bomb experts discovered several improvised bombs planted by IS-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, where a brief encounter between the Army’s …

Russia to provide ‘soft loan’ for PH submarine project

DAVAO CITY (August 11) — Russia is more than willing to provide soft loan for the  Philippines to have its first-ever submarine, through “soft loans’ . Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Russia is offering to sell to the Philippines its Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines, which has surface displacement of 2,350 tons, a length of 73.8 meters and …

Navy test-fires surface-to-surface missile in Bataan

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) formally entered the missile age after it test-fired its Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd. Spike-ER (extended range) surface-to-surface missile off Lamao Point, in Limay, Bataan Thursday morning. The missile was fired from one of the Navy’s multi-purpose assault craft (MPAC), Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Jonathan Zata said. He added that the missile …

LTO opens extension office in Tawi-Tawi

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi — Land Transportation Office (LTO) Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante on Wednesday enjoined the agency’s personnel to work with dedication and commitment as he led the inauguration of the LTO Extension Office here. The new office, located along Capitol Road in Barangay Tubig-Boh here, is under the supervision of the LTO Region 9 headed …

Duterte castigates 102 “Salot ng Lipunan” cops

DAVAO CITY (August 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday publicly castigated the 102  rogue  policemen inside Malacañang Palace Tuesday, calling them as “salot ng lipunan” or plague of society. The policemen from  various police precincts in Metro Manila and other nearby provinces, are reportedly involved in various illegal activities- from being involved in illegal drugs,  …

Ex-Chief Justice Puno, Mrs. Corona endorse Marquez for SC post

DAVAO CITY (August 8)   —  Retired Chief Justice and Consultative Committee chair Reynato Puno   throws support  for  Court Administrator Midas Marquez, who is vying for a seat in the Supreme Court (SC). Puno in a letter addressed to President Rodrigo R. Duterte dated July 30, 2018 and received July 31, 2018,  said he believed that …

Roque: Napoles Indictment to strengthen Gov’t case before Sandiganbayan

DAVAO CITY (August 3)- The US federal grand jury indictment against Janet Lim-Napoles has strengthened the government’s case before the Sandiganbayan, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said. In a statement, Roque said that the charge of money laundering against Napoles and her co-defendants shows there are reasons to “believe they attempted to retain the ill-gotten gains from …