Technology paves new way towards correct Filipino

MANILA – Is it ‘imahe’ or ‘imahen?’ ‘Dyaryo’ or ‘diyaryo?’ Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is developing a software that aims to help address misspelling of words in Filipino, the country’s national language. Targeted for launching in 2018, KWF’s first spellchecker software will operate much like Microsoft Word’s own by alerting people about wrong spelling …

Duterte to resolve insurgency problem peacefully-Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte want to put an end to the end to the insurgency problem of the country peacefully. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana even called on the fighters of  the  New People’s Army (NPA) fighters to lay down their arms and live normally in the meanstream society. This developed as  undetermined number …

Infra projects on the rise with Japan’s $9-B pledge-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Filipinos should expect more infrastructure projects out of the $9 billion pledge from the Japanese government. The pouring of fund is part of the success of  President Rodrigo Duterte second visit to Japan. With the fresh fund, Duterte’s  Build, Build Build program thrives. The support form the Japanese government does not …

DFA resets passport appointments for ASEAN Summit

 MANILA, Philippines —  In light of the upcoming ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) rescheduled passport appointment dated November 13 to 15 for accommodation at any date until Nov. 29, 2017. This in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 332 declaring November 13 to 15 as special non-working days for the …

Navy needs more urban warfare training

MANILA, Philippines — An official of the Philippine Navy sees the need for Navy force units, especially those involved in ground assault missions, to get more training and exposure in urban warfare. In an interview, Philippine Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado said subsequent debriefings after the liberation of Marawi City indicated there is a …

Japan, a true friend-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte considers Japan, a true friend. Duterte who left for Japan, in his pre-departure statement at the Davao International Airport  Sunday night, October 20, 2017 said the earlier scheduled  visit to Japan was called off due to the Marawi crisis. In his  scheduled meeting with His Majesty,  Japanese …

Duterte mum on Abella’s removal as his spokesperson

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—  President Rodrigo Duterte  declined to comment why he fired Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella. Ina press briefing before leaving for Japan  at the Davao International Airport Sunday night, October 29, Duterte was asked why he replaced Abella,but his answer was short  “The reason is personal decision. I am not about to explain why I …

New AFP chief vows to eliminate remaining security threats

MANILA, Philippines —  Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, on Thursday vowed to neutralize all the remaining security threats in the country during his term. Guerrero replaced Año who is due to retire on October 26. He will be serving the AFP until December as he is due for …

Mayor Inday wants IDPs from Marawi to stay in Davao while rehab is ongoing

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio wants the internally displaced persons (IDP) from Marawi City to stay in the city while the rehabilitation is still ongoing. Duterte-Carpio explained that she wants to make sure that these people will be stable upon their return to their city. “Sa pagka-karon, wala pay na put-up nga …