Ombudsman fines NIA exec for ignoring letter 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has found National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region 12 Regional Manager Ali Satol guilty of violating the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees and Simple Neglect of Duty. Satol was ordered to pay a fine equivalent to his one month salary. Respondent’s …

Duterte broke bread with former rebels in Malacañang

Davao City, Philippines  –  Another group of Former Rebels (FR) broke bread with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang Thursday afternoon,  February 21, 2018. The former rebels left Davao City to Manila  via two Philippine Air Force C-130 on February 20. Armed Forces of the Philippines,  Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Gurrero,  welcomed the group …

2018 SOCCSKSARGEN SRAA ends peacefully

KORONADAL CITY, Philippines —The five-day  competition dubbed as  2018 SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) peacefully ended having more than 6,000 participants and delegates. The athletic competition started Saturday, February 17, inside the four-hectare South Cotabato Sports Complex. Arturo Bayucot, regional director of the Department of Education (DepEd) in SOCCSKSARGEN region, said the athletic competition did …

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 …

NPA fighters from Sultan Kudarat Surrenders in Maguindanao 

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — Seven (7) fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in the jungles of the Daguma mountain range in Sultan Kudarat province have surrendered to the military in Maguindanao province. A press statement sent by the 1st Mechanized Infantry (LAKAN) Battalion to the Newsline.ph, said that the returning NPA rebels were armed …

Suspected Abu Sayyaf fails to seajack cargo vessel in Basilan

ISABELA CITY, Philippines — Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group tried to seajack a cargo vessel off Sibago Island in Basilan but scampered after detecting that the ships’ captain made a distress call. On February 17, 2018, MV Kudos 1 was sailing towards Davao City to deliver its cargo when an undetermined number of …

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 …

Davao’s  Pastor Quiboloy detained in Hawaii for carrying $350k cash and gun parts

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The leader of Davao-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC), Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy and his staff Felina Salinas were detained in Hawaii for carrying $350,000 cash and gun parts inside their private plane bound for the Philippines. The report written by Lynn Kawano of HawaiiNewsNow.com. says Quiboloy “Was detained at Honolulu’s …

Kampanya kontra tipdas apektado sa Dengvaxia isyu

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW, Mindanao — Naapektuhan ang kampanya kontra tipdas sa isyu kabahin sa Dengvaxia, mga ginikinan nangahadluk na hinuon sa bakuna. Kini maoy gibutyag sa mga Barangay Health Workers karong buntaga sa dihang gihinabi sa Newsline.ph. Sayo kaganinang buntag, Pebrero 15, 2018, nagtuyok tuyok ang mga personahe sa City Health Office ug Barangay Health …

Rebels admit killing tribal leader, son

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The New People’s Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao confirmed killing tribal leader Banadjao Mampaundag and his son Jonard in Talaingod, Davao del Norte last February 4,  2018. The NPA’s Southern Mindanao Operations Command (NPA-SMROC), in a statement confirmed killing Datu Banadjao Mampaundag and his son Jonard, saying the two were not …