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 …

Duterte ends “Endo” but labor group wants end of contractualization

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines —  To emphasize  and dramatize yesterday’s  Labor Day, President Rodrigo R. Duterte  signed  the Executive Order banning illegal contracting or subcontracting in the country,   before the leaders  from different  labor groups in Cebu City. Duterte made this announcement in a speech delivered in Cebu City  saying  he wanted to stick to his …

NHA says sorry over the bridge fiasco, vows impartial probe

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — “I am sorry that it happened,” an apologetic National Housing Authority (NHA) general manager Marcelino P. Escalada emphasized,  in relation to a recent incident where two Congress representatives and a Mayor plunged into a waist-deep murky seawater when a stilt bridge collapsed Friday in Rio Hondo, Mariki, Zambaonga City. Escalada promised …

DOJ’s Guevarra asks courtesy resignation of usecs, asecs

MANILA, Philippines  — Newly-appointed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday directed all undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to submit their courtesy resignation amid a looming reorganization at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Citing the exigency of service, and in order to give the undersigned a free hand to perform the mandate given to him by the …

Duterte hits critics, says BI order on Fox case signed by De Lima

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday reminded critics slamming the Bureau of Immigration (BI) order to expel Australian nun Patricia Fox from the Philippines for allegedly violating the terms of her visa, that the government was simply following an order signed during the previous administration. “Hindi ko ni-revoke yan. Sabi ko, hayaan …

Collapsed stilt bridge in Zamboanga fixed

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The city government of Zamboanga immediately repaired the wooden stilt bridge in Rio Hondo, Mariki,  after it collapsed while two congressmen, Zamboanga Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar  and other government officials plunged into the murky sea water Friday morning. In her Faceboook post, Climaco-Salazar  stated, she returned to “Hong Kong, Rio Hondo, Saturday …

DOJ junks Peter Lim’s request to stop new probe on drug rap

MANILA, Philippines  — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday denied the request of businessman Peter Lim to reinstate the previous resolution absolving him and others involved in the drug complaint and stop the investigation of a new panel of prosecutors into the illegal drugs case. In a four-page resolution, Guevarra denied for lack of merit …

Duterte to announce next step on PH-Kuwait row Sunday

MANILA, Philippines  — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to make a “personally crafted” announcement on the country’s next step to resolve its conflict with Kuwait on Sunday, his spokesperson has said. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, speaking at the sidelines of the 32nd ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting in Singapore on Friday, said Duterte will announce the …