DRRM Teams Assess Damages After 6.4 Quake in DavOr

DAVAO ORIENTAL (September 11) – There were no injuries or fatalities reported on the 6.4 earthquake, which shook Davao Oriental and nearby cities last Saturday. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) Assistant Officer Francis Jason Bendulo said that only minor damages have been reported. Minor damages have been reported in the municipality of …

Iligan City Mayor temporarily lifts curfew hours

ILIGAN CITY – Mayor Celso Regencia on Monday lifted up temporarily the implementation of curfew hours here. This after three days when Regencia went back to his office from his three-month preventive suspension.   He was previously charged with usurpation of authority for performing his duties while in detention from October 2015 to January 2017. Regencia …

Senate, House ask Comelec to reset to Oct. 11-17 filing of COCs for May 2019 polls

DAVAO CITY September (11) –  The Senate and  House of Representatives on Monday adopted a resolution asking  the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to reset to October 11 to 17, from October 1 to 5, the filing of the certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the May 2019 national and local polls. The House  during  Monday’s plenary …

Despite 8-point drop, Duterte rating is still “very good”-Palace

DAVAO CITY (September 9) — The recent trust rating survey rating of President Rodrigo Duterte dropped by eight points compared to the March survey,  but the Social  Weather Station said it remains “very good”. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press statement on Saturday said,  “We thank our people for their continuing vote of confidence …

Parish priest faces raps over ‘illegal’ renovation of heritage site

ILOILO CITY — The parish priest of the St. Anne Parish in Molo district here will be facing charges for instituting the renovation of a cultural heritage site without coordination from concerned government agencies. The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP or City Council) on Tuesday passed a resolution directing the City Legal Office (CLO) “to institute appropriate …

Jordan donates two Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters

DAVAO CITY (September 7) — The government Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan donates  two Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters, said Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go on Friday. The Bell AH-1 Cobra is a two-blade, single-engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter, it was developed using the engine, transmission and rotor system of the …

Duterte arrives in Jordan for historic visit

DAVAO CITY (September 6) — President Rodrigo Duterte landed at the Queen Alia International Airport in the Jordanian capital of Amman at 5:17 afternoon (10:17 evening Philippine time)  for a  historic visit. Duterte will be in Jordan until  September 8. The President will meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and then he will attend a …

Davao vice mayor calls on the public to cooperate during security checks

DAVAO CITY (September 6)— “It pays to be vigilant and please cooperate,” this is the call of   Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag to the general public as the city implements the strict security measures. Al-ag has called on the people to bear with the necessary inspections which the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) and the Task …

Bangsamoro plebiscite set Jan. 21, 2019: Comelec

MANILA — The plebiscite for the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR) in areas in Mindanao being eyed for inclusion has been scheduled on Jan. 21, 2019, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said. According to the memorandum signed by Deputy Executive Director for Operations (DEDO) Bartolome Sinocruz, the Commission en banc has approved the date …

SolGen Calida refuses to comment on Trillanes accusation

DAVAO CITY (September 5) —Solicitor General Jose Calida refused to comment on the accusation  of Senator Antonio Trillanes that he was instrumental is the revocation of the senator’s amnesty. Asked to comment about the allegations, Calida told reporters, “We have such a thing as privilege communication and a client. I will not comment.” “I am …