Duterte to Cabinet members, AFP, PNP: Stay away from politics

DAVAO CITY (February 13) —  President Rodrigo Dueterte ordered his cabinet members, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to remain neutral as the official campaign period for the May’s mid-term elections started yesterday, February 12. During the Peace and Order Summit last Friday, Duterte stressed “I want the AFP (Armed …

Davaoeños warned against KAPA investment scam

DAVAO CITY (February 11) —-The anti-scam unit of the city government of Davao, has warned the public to avoid groups or companies encouraging people to invest money with a promise of giving them hefty monthly returns. The city government issued an alarm to its constituents after receiving a memorandum from the South Cotabato Police Provincial …

Army running after BIFF find guns inside a toilet

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — Soldiers running after suspected members of the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) found high powered firearms in an abandoned toilet in Datu Piang, Maguindanao Friday. Major Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander, said members of 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion found the high-powered firearms inside the comfort room …

Duterte orders DOH to resolve measles outbreak

DAVAO CITY (February 8)— President Rodrigo Duterte wants a swift intervention on the current measles outbreak plaguing Metro Manila and Central Luzon. This as the Department of Health revealed about 90 percent of those infected with measles nationwide are unvaccinated, an official of the Department of Health said Thursday. There are currently outbreaks of measles …

Duterte comfortable to lower criminality liability to 12-years-old

DAVAO CITY (February 9) — President Rodrigo Duterte said he is comfortable to lower the age of criminal liability to 12-years-old, stressing that it was the original law before it was amended.  In the recent pronouncement, Duterte emphasized “I’m comfortable with it. As long as they — above 12 below 16, ‘yung indeterminate sentence doon …

Bicam ratifies P3.75-T 2019 national budget, awaits Duterte’s signature

DAVAO CITY (February 9)— After so much delay, the House of Representatives and the Senate bicameral committee ratified the proposed P3.75-trillion 2019 national budget. The much awaited approval came a day before the Congress goes on break for the May 13 midterm elections. The proposed budget will be submitted to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte’s …

Eastmincom chief wants to adopt Caraga peace zone initiative

DAVAO CITY — The chief of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) said military units should address issues in conflict-affected areas under the peace zone concept, with Caraga region as the benchmark for the initiative. Major Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. said he personally witnessed the positive results from the peace and development concept in Caraga during a …

Palace: No legal action vs those who spread fake news about PRRD’s condition

DAVAO CITY (February 7)— The Palace on Monday, February 4, said Malacanang would not take legal action against those who are spreading malicious reports about President Rodigo Roa Duterte’s condition. “Ordinaryo na iyon eh. We’re used to that anyway. Let it be… Hayaan mo sila,” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo …

6 towns to remain in Lanao Norte after BOL plebiscite

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte — The six contested towns in this province will remain under its jurisdiction after the “no” vote won the February 6 Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite. During Thursday’s final canvassing, results showed that the six towns that vied for inclusion in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao voted “yes” but all …