Davao City’s new IP rep from Bagobo-Klata tribe

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – — Davao City has a new Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representative (IPMR) after members of the Bagobo-Klata tribe chose their representative to the city council. The 31-year-old registered nurse Bae Cherry Ann Ortiz-Codilla was selected by the majority of her tribe to represent the IP sector in the city council. Codilla bested …

Barangay, SK polls hopefuls flock Comelec office in Basilan

ISABELA CITY, Philippines — A handful of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan hopefuls flock the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here to file their certificates of candidacy. As early as 8:00 in the morning, April 14, nine hopefuls processed their Certificates of Candidacy inside Comelec. This marked the first  day  in the filing of COC for …

Duterte dines at Jolibee Hong Kong before meeting the OFWs

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte makes an unannounced visit to a Jolibee outlet in Hong Kong before proceeding to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, to be with the Filipino community gathering. Acting just like any other food chain client, Duterte,  was accompanied by Secretary Bong Go, Davao City  Mayor Sara Duterte, Honeylet Avancena and …

Duterte to visit Kuwait for the MOU signing

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to visit  Kuwait ‘anytime’  to witness the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Philippine Government and the Kuwait government aimed at protecting the  Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Gulf state. Speaking before the over 2,000  OFWs in Hongkong Thursday night, Duterte …

Go enjoins OFWs to support the government programs

Hong Kong — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday, April 12, called on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to support the programs of the Duterte administration. Secretary Go met with members of the Filipino community at the Regal Oriental Hotel in Kowloon City during a gathering organized by his supporters here. …

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong government on the 2010 hostage crisis

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to  the Hong Kong government on the hostage crisis which happened on August 23, 2010, which  resulted to the death of eight  (8) Chinese tourists who came to the country for a holiday. Before he delivered his speech to 2,000 Filipinos at the Kai Tak Cruise Termina …

Duterte keeps ‘very good’ satisfaction ratings in SWS poll

MANILA, Philippines  – President Rodrigo Duterte continued to get “very good” or +56 net satisfaction rating despite a slight decline, according to the 2018 first quarter survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). In a survey conducted from March 23-27 to 1,200 respondents, the SWS found 70 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with Duterte’s …

70 distressed OFWs from Kuwait to arrive home Wednesday night

MANILA, Philippines  — Seventy overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who availed of Kuwait’s amnesty are home by Wednesday night, April 11, authorities said. They arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at 9:25 p.m. via Etihad Airways flight EY 428. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will provide them with temporary shelter, and will also shoulder …

Philippines, Chinese companies sign multi-billion worth of projects

HAINAN, China–President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, April 10, witnessed the signing of agreements between the Philippines and several Chinese companies wanting to invest in the country. The business agreements have an estimated investment value of around $9 billion and could employ around 10,000 workers. “I thank everyone for joining the event. The Philippines welcome responsible …

Gov’t to issue free land patent to qualified Boracay claimants

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will issue, when warranted, free patents to qualified claimants of agricultural land in Boracay Island. This, after  President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he  wants land reform to promote land distribution and better quality of life for farmers. DENR Land Management Bureau Legal Division officer-in-charge and …