17 inmates escape in Zamboanga prison

  ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Seventeen inmates escaped prison early morning Tuesday, April 10 at the detention center of Police Station 6 in Zamboanga City. The jailbreakers cut the iron bars using a steel cutter and immediately fled the detention center. Ten of the seventeen prisoners were re-arrested as of this posting. The detention center has  …

Duterte arrives in China to attend Boao forum for Asia

HAINAN, China–President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the Qionghai Boao Airport on Monday, April 9, aboard a chartered Philippine Airlines flight. The President’s plane touched down at the Qionghai Boao Airport at 5:55 pm. Upon arrival at the airport, the President was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines …

Duterte to showcase Philippines’ major achievements at Baoa forum for Asia

HAINAN, China—President Rodrigo Duterte’s attendance to the Boao Forum for Asia will be an opportunity for him to highlight the country’s economic achievements and priorities, particularly in business and economics, Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said on Monday, April 9. Sta. Romana said in an interview here with the Philippine media that …

Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno bad for the Philippines: Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is asking the House of Representative to fast-track the impeachment process against  embattled Supreme Court Chief  Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, saying she is bad for the Philippines. Addressing himself to Sereno,  Duterte even said “If it calls for your forced removal, I will do it.” During his pre-departure …

Tugade sacks personnel of entire LTO branch in Nueva Vizcaya

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered the relief of all  employees and personnel assigned at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Nueva Vizcaya province over extortion reports. Tugade’s order came after rice traders complained  that LTO personnel assigned to the Bayombong District Office and the Aritao Extension Office are into …

Duterete to fire another top official

  DAVAO CITY, Philippines  — – President Rodrigo R. Duterte  vowed to fire another top officials  anytime  for loss of trust and confidence. In the recent dinner with his Cabinet officials Thursday, Duterte revealed “I’ll be firing about one undersecretary, one after the other. Ubusin ko talaga ‘yan (I’ll finish them off).” Duterte made this statement the …

Vice President poll recount begins

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC),  sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on Monday started the recount of votes for the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. SC spokesman Theodore Te said the principal objective of this exercise is to ascertain the number …

Tadeco, Bucor, village leaders, agree to open roads

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Officials of Tagum Agricultural Development Corporations Inc. (TADECO) , Bureau of Corrections and the barangay Captains from the three villages  agreed to open the  Bugtong Lubi  which  connect their villages to the Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte  Highway. The access roads were forcibly closed in 2012 after the provincial board of Davao …

Palace : Deployment ban to Kuwait stays until MOA is signed

MANILA, Philippines — The deployment ban to Kuwait stays until a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the minimum terms and conditions of employment of Philippine nationals in Kuwait is reached or signed, Malacañang announced Monday. “As you know [Labor] Secretary [Silverstre] Bello and other cabinet members will be leaving for Kuwait on the 7th, which means that …