GRP’s 1st CARHRIHL monitoring station in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Philippine government peace panel talking with  the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) established Friday the first Compliance Monitoring Station in Davao City. The monitoring station  will receive and record complaints of non-compliance to the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). All complaints …

Palace vows to cooperate with Senate on SALN probe

MANILA, Philippines —  Malacañang on Wednesday said that it would cooperate with the Senate should it decide to investigate the redactions made by certain Cabinet officials in their December 2016 Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs). “The Executive (Department) would cooperate and would attend the investigation on SALNs, if and once called by …

‘Shaded’ SALN not in accordance with CSC guidelines

MANILA,  Philippines —  An official of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Wednesday said redacted or shaded portions of the statement of assets, liability, and net worth (SALN) of some cabinet members are not in accordance with the commission’s guidelines. “Yun pinakita nilang sample pati amount ng properties ay shinade nila (Even the amount of properties …

Ship CO relieved, crew on restrictive custody: AFP

 MANILA, Philippines —  The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday announced that the captain of the BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) has been relieved of his command while the rest of his crew are placed on restrictive custody following the death of two Vietnamese fishermen off Bolinao, Pangasinan last Sept. 23. “To ensure that …

Gov’t programs continue in Marawi City to assist IDPs

MANILA, Philippines —  The government has so far released PHP3.35 billion to help internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the fighting in Lanao del Sur, an official of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) said Monday, September 25. OCD Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima said the money, released through the Department of Social Welfare …

Duterte releases illegal drugs diagram and its connections with terror group

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte presented the the Lanao del Sur drug matrix which according to him shows how illegal drugs operate in the province and some provinces in Mindanao which provided financial support to the local terrorists in the island. Duterte however emphasized, they are still trying to configure how the illegal …

Duterte does not want power to appoint barangay and SK officials

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte  does not want to appoint barangay officials. Duterte on Tuesday said he does not want that he will be given power to appoint barangay officials even if his allies at the House of Representatives moved to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Two weeks ago, the Congress passed House Bill 6308 which …