Bong Go faces Senate Frigate probe: Reiterates innocence

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go appeared in a Senate hearing on Monday, February 19, denying anew accusations that he intervened in the Philippine Navy’s frigate deal or influenced the selection process for the combat management system (CMS) of the two new warships. In his opening statement during …

Kidapawan City vies for Guinness record as the largest and longest “Samba dance”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Kidapawan City is again vying for another Guinness World Record, this time, as the “largest and longest samba dance.” On February 12 ,2018 some  17,000 individuals or 8,500 pairs danced to the tune of samba along the three kilometer stretch of Quezon Boulevard, Maharlika Highway,  Kidapawan City , North Cotabato. Participants …

Duterte wants NHA to establish IP ancestral village

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants the National Housing Authority to establish a housing program for the indigenous peoples in Mindanao. Duterte gave the instruction to NHA General Manager Marcelino P. Escalada after his speech during the First IP Mindanao leaders summit inside the Eastern Mindanao Command headquarters in Panacan this city, Thursday, …

Duterte to visit Marawi temporary shelters

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to visit the Sagonsongan temporary shelters in  Marawi City,  on January 30, 2018. The President wants “to physically check the condition of the families occupying the temporary shelters,” says National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino P. Escalada. (nha-turns-over-500-homes-in-marawi/ Duterte  was scheduled to turn over 500 temporary …

Surrendered NDF officials from Far South Mindanao meet Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines –— After spending twenty years in the revolutionary movement, Noel Legaspi, the National Democratic Front spokesperson in the Far South Mindanao  and his wife Wendy Bendalian surrendered and met President Rodrigo Duterte Saturday night at the Matina Enclaves. Legaspi known as ka Efren Aksasato was the spokesperson of NDF (NDF-FSMR) while his wife, …