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 …

Duterte breaks bread with Muslim leaders in Malacañang

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte broke bread with Muslim leaders in celebration of  Eid’l Fitr in Malacañang. Duterte used to bread bread with Muslim leaders during Eid’l Fitr while he was still mayor here. During the celebration Duterte vowed to make Marawi City a prosperous city again. As it is now, the government troops are …

Court allows 3 female inmates to join watershed tree planting

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines— The Regional Trial Court  here allowed three female inmates of the Bureau of Jail and Management Penology (BJMP) to join the  tree-planting program at Buyog watershed over the weekend. Buyog Watershed is one of the four major sources of water declaring as a forest reservation in Baguio City, Benguet. It is a …

Share your blessings: Support PH soldiers in Marawi

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— In an effort to show support and care to fellow troopers fighting in Marawi,  soldiers here launched a campaign among  Davaoeños to donate personal items, personal items,  goods and food stuff to uplift the morale of their comrades in the frontline . In a campaign dubbed “Support our Troops” , the 10th …

Father’s day: Special action police in Basilan give roses to male motorists

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Despite the wounds of losing comrades from their organization in the Marawi crisis, members of the 54th Special Action Command of the Philippine National Police in Basilan took a twist to celebrate father’s day , Friday, June 16. While manning the checkpoints, troopers led by PSI Junjun Daguro gave roses to male motorists …