Duterte to review unfinished projects

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Will Davao del Sur road be among the list of “unfinished projects  to  be investigated? This question is raised by motorists from Davao region to Cotabato Province and Saranggani and other areas in Southern Mindanao passing the stretch, as President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday afternoon, January 16 announced that he would initiate …

Sto. Niño Shrine Hills marks 50th anniversary today

DAVAO CITY, Philipines —  Thousands of Catholic faithfuls and devotees of Sto. Niño are expected to visit the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus  of Prague  at the Shine Hills Matina as it celebrates it’s golden anniversary today. Devotees from all over Mindanao region are expected to visit the place for have their images blessed, …

Duterte to launch state of the art crime laboratory for Davao region

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will launch today the multi-million state-of-the-art Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory in Ecoland, this city. On the same occasion, Duterte will also turn over 26 Montero police patrol cars for Police regional Office (PRO) XI. The government spent millions to rehabilitate the PNP’s Davao Crime Lab houses …

Customs to strengthen Zamboanga port to curb smuggling

DAVAO CITY , Philippines— Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña vowed to curb smuggling in Zamboanga port. Smuggling activities are rampant in Zamboanga as reports said some government officials are protecting the smugglers, a perception which has yet to be verified. During the turn-over of P100-million worth smuggled products, Lapeña revealed he will strengthen  the campaign in …

Duterte orders closure of Dacon and Sirawai plywood operations in Zamboanga Peninsula

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — After watching the video about the havoc brought about by typhoons Vinta and Urduja in the  Zamboanga Peninsula, an angry  President Rodrigo Duterte  ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to immediately close  two logging concessions in the area. The stop order was issued by DENR Regional Director Felix …

Wanted bomber killed in Army airstrikes in Maguindanao

Maguindanao, Philippines  — The military here announced Monday that one of four bodies of IS-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) found in an ongoing military airstrike in Mt. Firis in Maguindanao was that of a wanted bomber trained by slain Malaysian bomb expert Zulkifli bin Hir. A certain Salahudin, also known as Abu Omar, was …