Duterte orders AFP to cut USD233-M helicopter deal with Canada

DAVAO CITY, Philippines  — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday  ordered the  Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to cut its USD233 million contract to purchase 16 helicopters from Canada. Duterte made this announcement in a press briefing in Davao City following reports that the Canadian government wanted to review the contract after supposedly learning that …

Dugang upat ka presinto sa kapulisan giuyonan sa konseho

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW, Mindanao — Magarbuhon karon ang Davao City Police Office nga giuyunan sa Davao City Council ang ilang sugyot nga madugang ug upat ka bag-ong presinto ang kapulisan aron masepektibo silang mo responde panahon sa emerhensiya. Giduso ni Davao City Police Director Alexander Tagum ang  sugyot sa Konseho ug kini parobaling gi-uyonan sa …

14 cops relieved for sleeping, drinking while on duty

MANILA, Philippines — Some 14 police officers were relieved from their posts after being caught sleeping and drinking during a surprise inspection in community precincts in Pasay and Muntinlupa on Tuesday night, February 6. During a surprise inspection, police officers assigned to the Maricaban Police Community Precinct (PCP) in Pasay were caught sleeping while, personnel of …

Lapeña fired 641 Bureau of Customs officials and employees

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña sacked 641 Bureau of Customs officials and employees starting October 2017 due to corrupt practices. The Bureau of Customs is among the most corrupt agencies in government, an image that Lapeña wants to change. The figure is reflective of how massive corruption eats up the agency personnel. …

SC upholds 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the four consolidated petitions seeking to halt the full-year extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao. SC spokesman Theodore Te announced the directive was issued following Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the magistrates. Voting 10-5, …

DTI Koronadal to build P36-m building

KORONADAL CITY, Philippines — Finally, a P36-million building will soon rise here to  house the  Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Koronadal, it is a dream come true. Elaine Ferolino, officer-in-charge regional chief administrative officer of DTI described the two-storey building as  “Customer and People friendly.” The DTI Koronadal rents a building for years now. …

Let’s take a trip to forever, the unfinished roads

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A day after President Rodrigo Duterte warned all contractors of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)  to finish all unfinished road projects in 30 days, netizens  rejoiced. The Newsline.ph  story,  inspired the readers who lost hope over unfinished road projects in their areas. Some shared photos. The forever roads …

Sandiganbayan convicts DENR exec for failure to name his wife

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — After less than a year of trial, prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman secured the conviction of Jacob Miemban, Jr., Director III of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Miembran was convicted of Perjury and violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials …