NBI, NFA raid warehouses hoarding tons of rice in Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY (October 3) – The Task Force on Rice Hoarding, composed of the National Food Authority (NFA) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided Tuesday afternoon, three warehouses in Barangay Palao, here for allegedly hoarding thousands of sacks of rice. The first two warehouses, situated beside each other at the market area is owned …

Solons welcome Mocha Uson’s resignation

MANILA  (October 3)– Several lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Wednesday welcomed the resignation of Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson. ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio said Uson’s resignation is a “victory” for those upholding accountability in public office. “Undoubtedly, she will continue peddling fake news and hate, but …

Palace assures gov’t control vs. terrorism

Manila (October 3)– The Philippine government remains ready to defend the Filipino people against terrorist groups.  In fact, it is “in a better position” to protect the nation against threats of terrorism and violent extremism,  Malacañang reiterated yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. cited a report made by the United States Department of State, which recognized the …

‘Red October’ aims to push PRRD to declare nationwide martial law

MANILA — The “Red October” plot is meant to force President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a nationwide martial law, signing his own political death warrant, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Tuesday. “The way we see it, the President is being dragged to declare a nationwide martial law, and also most probably a …

Malacañang urges critics: File complaints in Philippine courts

Manila (October 2)– “We have a working criminal justice system in the Philippines.  Those who have complaints against the President, better file their complaints against him here in the Philippines,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr., in a Palace briefing yesterday said. Malacañang maintained that critics of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte need not go to the International Criminal …

Duterte appoints Vega as new gov’t corporate counsel

DAVAO CITY (October 2) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed Elpidio Jumalon Vega as the new government corporate counsel replacing Rudolf  Philip Jurado who was sacked last May. Duterte fired  Jurado for allegedly favoring a giving undue favor to gambling operator without a public bidding. Vega used to be the deputy of Jurado. Duterte …

68 families in CDO receives cash assistance from city government

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (October 1) –  68 families, victims of the recent fire that killed a baker, in Brgy. Puerto, this city, receives a cash assistance from the City Government. The cash assistance was based on an early assessment on the extent of damage that the fire caused on a specific family. A single …

DOE to explore DavOr’s potential for geothermal energy

DAVAO ORIENTAL (October 1) – The Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing studies and surveys on six (6) potential areas in the country, including Davao Oriental, for geothermal energy.  During the Information, Education, and Communication Campaign for the Philippine Geothermal Resources Inventory and Assessment Project, resource persons from the DOE said the assessment is geared …

Calida insists Trillanes has no application for amnesty

MANILA — Solicitor General Jose Calida insisted that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has no copies of his application for amnesty and of record manifesting his admission of guilt for the crimes of rebellion he committed during the time of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. “There is no document or record evincing his admission of guilt or …

Comelec sets special voter’s registration in Marawi

MANILA (September 28)– The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said that the special voter registration for Marawi City has been set next month. According Comelec Resolution No. 10426 dated Sept. 27, 2018, the registration in the war-torn city will be held from October 1 to October 15, 2018. With this, the poll body reminded that …