PH airports ready for passenger influx on Holy Week

MANILA, Philippines  — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said all the 37 airports that it manages are ready for the passenger influx this coming Holy Week. All the area managers handling these airports across the country were told maximum deployment of service and security personnel must be ensured during Holy Week. CAAP …

High teen pregnancy rate in NorMin alarms POPCOM

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines –Northern Mindanao’s teenage pregnancy rate is higher than the national average. Commission on Population (POPCOM) Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez bared this on Wednesday, even as he called on parents to take an active role in addressing the problem. Perez presented the results of the National Demographic Health Survey of …

Duterte, SAP Go discuss possible senatorial bid

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  President Rodrigo Duterte and his long-time aide Christopher “Bong” Go are now discussing the Special Assistant to the President’s (SAP) potential senatorial bid, Malacanang said Monday. “Well, I understand, the President has broached it to SAP Go and it’s something that they are discussing between the two of them,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry …

Duterte lauds AFP/PNP/LGU as more NPA rebels surrendering to government

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Durerte lauded the joint efforts of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the local government units for the increasing number of New People’s Army (NPA) returning to the mainstream society. In his meeting with the local chief executives of Luzon,  Wednesday, …

DENR official convicted for demanding P100k

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Regional Trial Court sentenced  to six years imprisonment,  a land investigator from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources  for demanding P100,000 for the processing of an individual’s lot purchase. Presiding Judge Estela Alma Singco  of RTC Branch  12, Cebu City,  found former special land investigator Edwin Atentar …

Ombudsman suspends Agusan Mayor over demolition

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman suspends Buenavista, Agusan del Norte  Mayor Norberto Pagaspas, License Inspector Isaias Oraiz, Jr., Market Supervisor Jairus Arapan and Security Guard Armando Malaki over demolition of a stall. The cases against Pagaspas and other local officials stemmed from illegal demolition a market stall owned by complainant Mildred …