Davao-Bohol-Davao flights to start in November

TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines — The country’s flag carrier will soon be flying the Davao-Bohol-Davao via Tagbilaran airport will be a big leap to the tourism industry of both cities. The Philippine Airlines will operate  from Tagbilaran starting November. On Tuesday Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto revealed the new route during the Management Executive Board meeting. The …

Gunfires heard, as resting soldiers in Marawi watch their commander-in-chief delivers SONA

MARAWI CITY, Philippines— With gunfires as  background,  resting soldiers in Camp Ranao, Marawi City  were glued on television Monday to watch their commander-in-chief deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) Friday. The Joint Task Force Marawi in a statement said  “Soldiers of the Joint Task Force Marawi watched the 2nd State of the …

Duterte’s 2nd SONA: 2:10 mins; 79 handclaps

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—President Rodrigo R.  Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) in  two hours and ten minutes which earned 79 handclaps and on light moment laughter among attendees  inside the  House of Representatives. Duterte started his speech by recalling his days as representative for the first legislative district of Davao which …

Duterte’s second SONA: Things you have to know

MANILA, Philippines — Preparations are currently underway for the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on July 24, 2017 at the Plenary Hall of the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City. President Duterte is expected to tell the Filipino people about the situation of the country, highlight the accomplishments of his …

Malacañan on inverted presidential seal: No attempt to embarrass the President

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—There was no intent to embarrass the president, says Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella. The clarification was issued after a Malacañan staff  accidentally placed the presidential seal upside down at the rostrum during the 11th Ambassador’s Tour Reception here Friday night. In a statement,  Abella stressed “An error was committed in the installation of …

DENR allows trekkers to climb Mt. Kanlaon

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines —The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Negros Occidental has reopened the Mount Kanlaon Natural Park (MKNP) to trekkers, two months after its alert status was declared normal. The opening of the trails starting July 1 was declared following the conduct of trail assessment and clearing operations of the four …

For not declaring business ties with “Jessa Zaragoza”, Ex-village chief imprisoned

MANILA, Philippines—A former village chief is convicted for falsifying his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). The Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 40 of Quezon City  convicted former Batasan Hills Barangay Chairman Ranulfo Ludovica was convicted of Falsification of Public Documents and five counts of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical …