Sarangani inmates get hygiene kit from Senator Pacquiao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (June 22) —Around 600 inmates of the Sarangani provincial jail received hygiene kit and other personal supplies during a surprise visit at the facility by Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao and other provincial officials on Wednesday afternoon. Pacquiao, accompanied by Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, took a break from training for his upcoming fight …

Avanceña, Go inaugurate multi-million projects in Nueva Ecija town

GEN. MAMERTO NATIVIDAD, Nueva Ecija – President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, and Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go on Monday assured rural folks that the government will continue to roll out programs and projects to uplift the lives of Filipinos. Speaking before thousands of residents here, Avanceña said there is …

US Fil-Am community awards Gov. Mangudadatu

COTABATO CITY (May 28) – Filipino American communities in Maryland, USA awarded Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu for leadership and community service through education. In a statement, Mangudadatu said the awarding rite on Saturday was organized by the United Federation of Fil-Am Educators, Inc., or “UNIFIED.” The awarding rite was held in Lanham, Maryland. In a letter …

Oops! board of canvassers proclaim wrong winner for kagawad post

KIDAPAWAN CITY–A candidate for the barangay council here said he was relinquishing his post after finding out he was erroneously proclaimed winner in the May 14 polls, a mistake readily admitted by the village board of canvassers. Garnering 186 votes, Jaime Recosana was proclaimed the 7th placer for the village council elections in Barangay Junction. …

Fil-Am community in USA awards Gov. Mangundadatu

COTABATO CITY (May 27) – Filipino American communities in Maryland, USA awarded Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu for leadership and community service through education. The awarding rite on Saturday was organized by the United Federation of Fil-Am Educators, Inc., or “UNIFIED.” The awarding rite was held in Lanham, Maryland. In a letter to Mangudadatu, Ronnie …

Duterte attends graduation of granddaughter Isabelle

  DAVAO CITY (May 17) — President Rodrigo Duterte attended the graduation rites of granddaughter Isabelle Lovelie Duterte held at the Philippine International Convention Center on Thursday, May 17. Isabelle, daughter of former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte, was among the first batch of senior high school graduates of San Beda College Alabang. She …

What is Press freedom?

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Press freedom is defined in many ways and its appreciation by the public has changed. According to merriam-webster.com, it is “the right of newspapers, magazines, etc., to report news without being controlled by the government.” The legal definition also stated that it is “the right to publish and disseminate information, thoughts, …

Newly ordained Bishop grateful to the Archdiocese of Mati

Davao City, Philippines – Father Abel Apigo, the recently ordained bishop is entrusted to the local Church of Mati. Ordained by Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles together with 41 bishops and 257 priests to the episcopacy last April 24 at San Pedro Cathedral, Archdiocese of Davao. Bishop Apigo is beyond thankful to the local churches of …