Faith strengthened Fr. Suganob while in the hands of Maute-ISIS

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Faith in God, helped Fr. Chito Suganob survived during his 116-day ordeal in the hands  Maute-ISI S. Suganob was  held captive by the terrorist for 116 days, he was among the civilians used a human shields during the five-month Marawi siege. During the trials of his life inside the main battle …

Megastar Sharon Cuneta shares happy moments with Duterte at the Palace

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Megastar Sharon Cuneta happily shared moments with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Palace Tuesday night. Sharon has been very vocal on his admiration to Duterte . His father, then Pasay Mayor Pablo Cuneta was also a friend of Duterte. Cuneta, wife of Opposition Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, admitted …

Duterte advises personal aide : Be with your husband

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday advised his personal security aide to take time with to be with her husband as newly wed couple. “Marriage is not only about exchanging the sacred vows. It is also about committing a life filled with eternal love and happiness despite all hardships and difficulties,”  …

Duterte swears in new PH Olympic Committee officials

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday swore in new officials of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) during a simple ceremony in the Malacañang Palace.   Among those who took their oaths were POC president Victorio Vargas and POC chairman Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino.   Vargas clinched the presidency of the POC ending the reign of …

Zambo Norte wins SWAT team challenge

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines  — The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Mobile Company (ZDNPMC) emerged champion in the recently-held 1st Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) SWAT Challenge. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, PRO-9 information officer, on Tuesday said the ZDNPMC garnered a total of 1,650 statistical points in the five stages …

Ilonggo teacher finalist in global award brings honor to Pinoys

ILOILO CITY, Philippines  — An Ilonggo teacher bested 30,000 applicants from 173 countries to land as one of the 10 finalists for an international award brings honor not only to Western Visayas but to all Filipinos. The inclusion of 39-year-old Dr. Jesus Insilada as a top contender for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018 is …

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 …

Pope Francis to priests, clergies : keep Homily short

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Pope Francis called on Catholic priests and clergies to keep their homilies short and well prepared. The Catholic News Agency reported,  the Pope emphasized  mass-goers must give “the appropriate attention, thus assuming the proper interior dispositions, without subjective demands, knowing that every preacher has both his merits and his limits.” However, …