Talomo-Puan bypass road opens today December 22

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Talomo-Puan bypass road will be opened to motorists starting 6:00 in the morning Today, December 22, 2017. The Talomo-Puan Bypass road alignment. The Talomo-Puan Bypass road alignment. Posted by DPWH Region XI on Monday, May 29, 2017 Dean Ortiz, spokesperson of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) XI …

Duterte orders DAP president to vacate post

  MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) President Elba Cruz to vacate her post as her term had already expired in June 2017. The order was given through a letter signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Monday. In the letter, Medialdea said that Cruz was appointed by …

Duterte visits areas hit by typhoon Urduja

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Monday December 18, conducted an  aerial survey on board a chopper in areas hardly hit by  Typhoon Urduja. Duterte immediately convened with some members of his cabinet and local government officials to discuss the extent of the typhoon’s damage as well as the response and relief efforts …

Duterte vows equal rights and protection for LGBT community

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Renewing his commitment to promote equal rights and protection among Filipinos,  President Rodrigo Duterte assured on Sunday that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), they will not suffer  discrimination, oppression and bigotry under his administration. “Let me just say thank you for the celebration and you have my guarantee that everybody, …

OFW cluster in Duterte cabinet eyed

MANILA, Philippines —  Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano recommended the  addition of an Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) cluster in the Cabinet to further improve service for Filipino migrants and their families. Cayetano said one of 2017’s highlight for DFA is assisting OFWs. And to continue this, he said creation of a Cabinet cluster on …

Communists want coalition government-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Communist party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP/NDF) want a coalition government says President Rodrigo R.  Duterte Friday night, December 15. In his speech before the members of the Davao media, Duterte revealed based on the  information he got from the documents submitted while the peace talks with the rebels …

DepEd launches Brigada Eskwela in Marawi

Cotabato City, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has launched the Brigada Eskwela in Marawi City  where volunteers repaired, painted, and cleaned some of the schools that were damaged by the five-month fighting in the war-torn city. Education Secretary Leonor Briones and DepEd-ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) Secretary Dr. John Magno led the …

Aquino: No one opposed Dengvaxia implementation

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Former President Benigno Aquino III Thursday attended the Senate blue ribbon committee investigation as a resource person to shed light on the purchase of the controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia which costs the government PHP3.5 billion. Aquino was invited because the vaccine purchased and  implemented during his term of office. Senator Richard …