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 …

Motocross turns deadly in Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY (June 19) —  A motocross rider was killed while several others were wounded when  an curve execution turned deadly during the race last Saturday, June 16,  in Carmen Davao del Norte. The incident,  prompted  Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan  to order relevant government agencies to review laws and policies on the …

84 new CAA members hurdle military training

DAVAO CITY–Eighty-four newly-recruited members of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary II (CAA II) are ready for deployment to beef up the city’s security following their completion of the 45-day Basic Military Training on Monday. In an interview with reporters on Monday, Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang, the deputy commander of Task Force (TF) Davao, said the additional …