DILG asks absentee barangay captains to explain

  COTABATO CITY, Philippines  — The Department of Interior and Local Government in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao ordered absentee barangay captains to explain why they were not in the office when a surprise inspection was conducted. The DILG-ARMM in a surprise inspection found that many village chiefs were not in their office during …

“Malay ko, Pakialam ko”, says Bong Go over Frigate deal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — “Malay ko, Pakialam ko,” a phrase Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go,  delivered before the cheering crowd outside the Senate Building, Monday morning, February 19, 2018. Go was invited for a Senate inquiry over his reported intervention in the P18-billion  Frigate deal of the Philippine Navy. While Go’s …

Food poisoning downs 36 DAVRAA athletes from Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)— Food poisoning downed at least 36 student delegates to the ongoing Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) 2018, they were immediately brought to Southern Philippines Medical Center. Reports have it, the delegates from Mati, Davao Oriental were served fish and beef during their lunch Saturday, February 17, 2018 but hours later the …

DPWH starts P700-M road connecting 5 towns of South Cotabato and GenSan

KORONADAL CITY, Philippines — Road workers of the Department of Public works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Mindanao region have already begun its clearing operations for the 40-kilometer access road project that connect the five towns in the upper valley area of South Cotabato province and General Santos City. The access road project worth P700-million …

NFA stops rice distribution in 4 Eastern Visayas provinces

  PALO, Leyte — The National Food Authority (NFA) has stopped selling rice in four out of six Eastern Visayas due to dwindling stocks, a top official said on Tuesday. Distribution of NFA rice has been completely stopped in Leyte, Biliran, Eastern Samar, and Samar provinces since Friday as stock level dropped significantly over the past …

Davao City Council declares Trillanes ‘Persona non grata’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —– The City Council of Davao passed a resolution  declaring Senator Antonio Trillanes “Pesona non grata” for describing Davao City as the dangerous city in the country. The resolution was unanimously approved during the Tuesday regular session, February 13, 2018. The resolution means, Trillanes is not welcome in Davao City. Vice Mayor …

Mayor offers free houses for IP rebels who surrender

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — A town mayor is offering new homes for members of the New People’s Army who wish to surrender. Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat Municipal Mayor Randy Ecija Jr. invites fighters of the Communist Party of the Philippines/New people’s Army (CPP)NPA) to lay down their arms, go back to the mainstream …

Duterte assures equal support for VisMin execs regardless of political affiliation

Cebu City, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, February 12, committed assistance to all local government officials from Visayas and Mindanao regardless of party affiliation. Speaking before a crowd of local chief executives here, President Duterte assured that every local government unit would be getting a fair shake under his administration. “Dito sinabi …