Lanao Sur Board Member, Marawi City Councilor arrested over P3.4M drugs

DAVAO CITY (September 19) — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency  on Wednesday arrested Lanao del Sur  Provincial Board member Hussien Magandia and his son-in-law Marawi City Councilor Amienquialed Dimal , for possessing P3.4-million worth of illegal drugs inside their residence at Wildflower St., Purok Mabuhay, Sitio Bucayo, Brgy. Tubod, Iligan City, at around 5:30 this morning. …

Fox asks BI to overturn denial of missionary visa extension

MANILA — Australian nun Patricia Anne Fox on Monday asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to reverse its decision rejecting her request for the renewal of her missionary. In a six-page motion for reconsideration,  Fox’ camp argued  argued that contrary to the ruling of the BI, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) it has entered into …

Retired Army General Palparan, two others convicted for kidnapping UP students

DAVAO CITY  (September 18) — The Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15  convicted retired Army Major  General Jovito Palparan for kidnapping and serious illegal detention relative to the disappearance of University of the Philippines (UP) students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno on June 26, 2006. Aside from Palparan,  Judge Alexander Tamayo also convicted two …

Duterte wants Army chief Bautista to head NFA

DAVAO CITY (September 16) — President Rodrigo Duterte wants Philippine Army Commander  Major General Rolando Joselito  Bautista to head the National Food Authority (NFA). Duterte said he wants  Bautista to replace  sacked NFA manager Jason Aquino. Bautista,  who   is set to  retire from government service this coming October,  was handpicked by Duterte during the Typhoon Ompong  …

Typhoon Ompong destroys four houses in Lanao del Sur

Iligan City (September 15)–  Four houses were destroyed in Malabang town in Lanao del Sur as typhoon “Ompong” (International name: “Mungkhat”) started to swiftly move in Luzon, Friday night, September 14. Saripada Lucman Pacasum, Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, confirmed the report of the Police Regional Office – Autonomous Region …

Dominguez orders BOC to release seized food items for relief operations

DAVAO CITY (September 15) — Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña to release all seized food items in its warehouses to augment the needed goods in preparation for Typhoon Ompong. During the briefing at the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) Thursday, Dominguez told President Rodrigo Duterte that he …

Neophyte police busted infront Police Regional Office XI

DAVAO CITY (September 14) — Shame! this how a policeman described  his feelings upon learning that  a  soon-to-be accepted member of his organization  was caught selling prohibited drugs right infront the Police Regional Office XI, Friday at about 11:45 in the morning. Senior police officers caught PO1 Querubin Cris John Ferido, 30, a PNP trainee …

Davao City traffic body nets 100K violators in a year

DAVAO CITY – The City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) here has recorded over 100,000 traffic violators as the implementation of the Traffic Citation Tickets turns one year on Thursday, September 13. Of the 107,531 violators, 66,714 were drivers and 40,817 were jaywalkers, said CTTMO Chief Dionisio Abude. Abude said that of the 66,714 …

Iligan City tightens monitoring on typhoon Ompong

ligan City (September 14)– Mayor Celso Regencia has declared the whole city under ‘alert and monitoring status’ and directed all barangays to conduct preparation measures and install constant monitoring and warning alerts. All Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) and its corresponding Barangay Disaster Operation Centers (BDOCs) in the city were also directed …