Kidapawan Mayor asks village officials to prepare barangay dev’t plans

DAVAO CITY (July 26) — Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista asked the barangay captains to prepare the Barangay Development Plan which will be incorporated in the Comprehensive Development Plan of the city. The crafting of the barangay development plan is the task of the appointed members of the barangay development council (BDC), represented by the …

Bureau of Customs to auction smuggled sugar

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY  (July 24) – The Bureau of Customs (BoC) will ask the assistance of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) in the auction of smuggled sugar it intercepted at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. During the opening of the container vans last week, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said that …

Second Package of Comprehensive Tax Reform to benefit MSMEs: Duterte

METRO MANILA (July 24, 2018) – The President is hopeful that the passage of the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) by the end of 2018 will benefit the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. The CTRP aims to reduce corporate income tax (CIT) rates and modernize fiscal incentives …

President Duterte to Unmask Rice Hoarders, Cartel

METRO MANILA (July 24)– President Rodrigo R. Duterte has directed all intelligence agencies to unmask those behind the operation of rice hoarding and cartel which has led to artificial rice shortage and subsequently, the increase in its price. He also warned rice hoarders, cartels and their protectors to disengage from their operators or face the …

Alvarez ousted, former President Arroyo installed as new House Speaker

DAVAO CITY (July 23)  — House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was ousted ,  Members of Congress voted Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the new Speaker. The change of leadership at the House took place an hour before President Rodrigo Duterte’s 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA). Alvarez was ousted when the Congress reconvened. Majority of …

Senate ratifies Bangsamoro Organic Law

MANILA — The Senate on Monday unanimously ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the Organic law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri presented the report on the floor and thanked his fellow senators, who helped him during the lengthy, and sometimes …

Justice Samuel Martirez is JBC’s top choice for Ombudsman post

DAVAO CITY (July 21) — Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires  is the top choice of the Judicial Bar Council (JBC)  to replace outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. The members of the JBC in a meeting  Friday voted the for the contenders, based on the result Martires garnered seven votes,  against other contenders which include …

PTFoMS forms task force to investigate broadcaster’s death

BAGUIO CITY — The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) executive director and Communications Undersecretary Joel Egco said a special investigation task group, dubbed “Task Force Llana”, has been formed, less than six hours after the reported killing of Blocktime broadcaster Joey Llana in the morning of Friday, July 20. Egco in an interview …

Localized thunderstorms to cause more rains, flooding and landslide in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY  (July 19)–More rains are expected due to localized thunderstorms, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).  For the past days,  Cagayan de Oro was battered by consistent rain brought by the southwest monsoon causing flooding across the city, landslide and subsequently, the cancellation of classes. Landslide occured at …