Lapeña scraps Customs command center

MANILA,  Philippines — Newly assumed Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña  scrapped the bureau’s command center but empowers district collectors to issue alert. On August August 31, Lapeña signed  Memorandum Order No. 14-2017 reverting the deputy commissioners of the Intelligence Group, Enforcement Group, and all district collectors nationwide the authority to issue alert orders. In scrapping the …

Iloilo’s top “drug lord” killed in police raid

Iloilo City, Philippines —A composite team of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Western Visayas cornered and shot dead suspected drug lord Richard Prevendido in a police operation conducted here at about 8 p.m. Friday. Prevendido, leader of the Prevendido Drug Group, had a PHP1.1 million bounty on his head. The team, consisting of personnel …

Duterte will not establish revolutionary gov’t

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans  of establishing a revolutionary government during his term. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella is a statement pointed out that the President is just musing out loud over an alternative approach to resolving hindrances to progress when he made the remarks. Abella’s statement stressed “The President’s remarks on …

NHA : Building livable and comfortable homes

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Building livable and comfortable homes for the country’s homeless. This is how Marcelino P. Escalada Jr., the general manager of National Housing Authority (NHA) describes the mission of his agency. The National Housing Authority was tasked to develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated housing program which shall embrace, among others, …

LTO to new  vehicle buyers: Do not accept unregistered  units

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The  Land Transportation Office (LTO) XI warns  new vehicle buyers not to accept their uniits without the licensed plates and registration documents or run the  risk of getting apprehended and pay penalties. Eleanor S. Calderon, operations chief of the LTO XI told Newsline.ph “many car and motorcycle dealers  release brand new …

TF Davao discovers firearms inside an abandoned bag

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Personnel of task Force Davao manning the barangay Licanan, Lasang  checkpoint intercepted a bag with assorted firearms and ammunition  inside the compartment area Monday morning, August 21. The Bachelor bus with licensed plate number WOY113  was carrying   27 passengers was undergoing  the routine inspection when authorities noticed a bag was placed …

Government operatives rescue Vietnamese sailor

LAMITAN CITY, Philippines—  A Vietnamese Kidnap Victim was rescued by the forces of Philippines Navy Monday morning, August 20 in Mataja Island, Basilan. Vietnamese sailor Do Trung Huige, 33,  a crew member of MV Royal 16 is now undergoing medical examination and will soon be turned over to the Vietnam Embassy. Huige was abducted along …

Army killed 2 local terrorists slain at Lake Lanao

BASILAN CITY, Philippines — Military troops killed two suspected members of the Maute terror group while  patrolling at Lake Lanao on  Tuesday, August 15. The Western Mindanao Command in a press statement said the military led by  Lt. Junior Grade Sincero were patrolling lake Lanao  they spotted a banca boarded by two individuals speedily heading …