Duterete to fire another top official

  DAVAO CITY, Philippines  — – President Rodrigo R. Duterte  vowed to fire another top officials  anytime  for loss of trust and confidence. In the recent dinner with his Cabinet officials Thursday, Duterte revealed “I’ll be firing about one undersecretary, one after the other. Ubusin ko talaga ‘yan (I’ll finish them off).” Duterte made this statement the …

Vice President poll recount begins

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC),  sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on Monday started the recount of votes for the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. SC spokesman Theodore Te said the principal objective of this exercise is to ascertain the number …

Tadeco, Bucor, village leaders, agree to open roads

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Officials of Tagum Agricultural Development Corporations Inc. (TADECO) , Bureau of Corrections and the barangay Captains from the three villages  agreed to open the  Bugtong Lubi  which  connect their villages to the Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte  Highway. The access roads were forcibly closed in 2012 after the provincial board of Davao …

Palace : Deployment ban to Kuwait stays until MOA is signed

MANILA, Philippines — The deployment ban to Kuwait stays until a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the minimum terms and conditions of employment of Philippine nationals in Kuwait is reached or signed, Malacañang announced Monday. “As you know [Labor] Secretary [Silverstre] Bello and other cabinet members will be leaving for Kuwait on the 7th, which means that …

Former PNP-CAR director convicted over SALN violations

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan sentenced the  former provincial director of Benguet Police Office after he pleaded guilty  over five counts of perjury and two counts of violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standard for public officials and employees. Police Superintendent Eugene Martin, changed his plea from “Not guilty” to “guilty” with …

Top Abu Sayyaf leader surrendered is Basilan

Isabela City, Philippines — One of the top two Abu Sayyaf Group leaders in Basilan, Nurhassan Jamiri, and thirteen (13) of his followers surrendered at Barangay  Serongol, Hadji Muhammad Ajul Municipality Wednesday, March 28, 2018. On February 27, The Star.com Malaysia reported, Jamiri was among the three persons killed by police authorities during a shootout …

Duterte meets Muslim leaders eve of his birthday

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte met Muslim officials at the Matina Enclaves here, eve of his 73rd Birthday. Presidential Adviser of Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza led the group with  Secretary of the Presidential Adviser on Legislative Affairs Adelino Sitoy, MILF chairperson Al Haj Murad,  Bangsamoro Transition Council  Ghazali Jaafar and Mohagher Iqbal. …

Ombudsman indicts Cagayan de Oro water district officials over P193-M water deal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman found probable file charges against Raymundo Java, Chairman of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD)  for violating the Anti-Graft law. Java will face two counts of graft along with  his Vice-Chairman Sandy Bass Sr. (; members Sarah Borja …

Suspected drug dealer killed in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Authorities killed a suspected drug personality during an operation, early Sunday Morning, March 25, 2018, in Barangay Dona Cecilia, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte. Armed with search warrant, members of the 42nd Infantry Battalion led by 2Lt. Jessie Jun Ebalan together with the personnel from the Sirawai Municipal Police Station, Regional Mobile …

PNP chief makes surprise visit to QCPD, orders drug test

MANILA, Philippines — Barely a week before the Holy Week break, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa made a surprise inspection and ordered a random drug test Friday on personnel of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters in Camp Karingal. Dela Rosa was joined by Police Director Oscar Albayalde of …