Sayyaf man involved in plantation raid falls

ZAMBOANGA CITY  (May 10) — Policemen have arrested another suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit involved in the plantation raid in Basilan more than 16 years ago, an official said Wednesday. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified the arrested suspect as Langa Jamil Francisco alias Teng, a resident of Barangay Tetuan, this …

Duterte to AFP officers : Filipinos demand excellence and professionalism

MANILA, Philippines (May 8) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, May 8, administered the oath taking of Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) newly promoted generals and flag officers, reminding them that Filipinos expect them to serve with the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. In his speech during the ceremony at the Rizal …

BALAI Filipino, the new face of NHA housing

Davao City, Philippines— The National Housing Authority (NHA) rebranded its housing projects to BALAI Filipino, dubbed as Building Adequate Liveable Affordable Inclusive  for Filipino communities since the Duterte administration. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. in the recently concluded signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the housing of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) …

Cayetano denies Kuwait rescue video for political mileage

MANILA, Philippines — The video showing embassy-led rescue operations of distressed Filipinos in Kuwait is not a publicity stunt for the presidential elections, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Wednesday evening. “If I will be using it for politics, I should have come to Kuwait, and rescued the Filipina myself,” Cayetano said in an …

Duterte distributes CLOAS to Bondoc Peninsula farmers

MULANAY, Quezon,  Philippines  — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, May 2, led the distribution of certificate of land ownership awards (CLOAs) to Bondoc Peninsula farmers and proposed for the inclusion of idle government lands to the ongoing land reform program. “If the issue has always been land. Sabi ko kay Secretary John Castriciones, ‘bakit hindi mo …

NHA, Pag-Ibig Signs P1B MOA for AFP/PNP

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The National Housing Authority (NHA) and Housing Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) along with Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the housing the AFP-PNP housing in Davao City. The signing was led by NHA general manager Marcelino Escalada, HDMF chief executive …

Southern Mindanao Workers Stand on EO Vs. Illegal ‘Endo’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The convergence of workers for the Labor Day Protest and the signing of the Executive Order to end illegal contractualization by President Rodrigo Duterte  drew mixed reaction   from workers in Southern Mindanao. On May 1,  during the International Labor’s Day event in Cebu City, President Duterte signed to prohibit illegal contracting …