Duterte receives Qatar Prime Minister in Malacañang

DAVAO CITY (August 16) — President Rodrigo Duterte received Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Malacañang Palace on Wednesday, August 15. The Qatari official is in the country for a two-day official visit, which is expected to strengthen bilateral ties between the Philippines and Qatar. Upon arrival, the …

P200M Friendship Dome to rise in Marawi City

DAVAO CITY (August 16) — A P200-million multi-purpose center dubbed as   Friendship Dome will rise in Marawi City. The Filipino-Chinese community donated the amount to help the Maranao residents recover from the five-month battle that devastated Marawi City last year. On Tuesday, August 14, the donors presented to President Rodrigo R. Duterte the replica of …

Duterte asks broadcasters to help raise public awareness on significant issues

DAVAO CITY (August 15) — President Rodrigo R.  Duterte on Tuesday,  asked the officials of the country’s broadcast industry to help in raising public awareness  on significant issues. Duterte made this appeal when he tendered  a dinner for the members and officials of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) held at the Heroes …

Duterte sends off Filipino athletes bound for 18th ASIAN Games in Indonesia

DAVAO CITY (August 15) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterten  on Monday  led the send-off rites  of Filipino athletes who will compete in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The President gave the assurance of government’s continued  support as they strive for excellence in sports. Duterte told  the members of the Philippine delegation during the simple …

Kidapawan pageant aspirants plant trees in Mt. Apo

KIDAPAWAN CITY  — Candidates for the “Binibining Kalikasan” pageant on Tuesday went to the foothills of Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, to plant trees. The nine candidates planted at least 50 different species of trees at the Arboretum, a botanical garden devoted to trees of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Barangay Ilomavis here. …

Laak, Compostela Valley to Open More Caves for Eco-Tourism

LAAK, Compostela Valley (July 31) — The Municipal Government will open the the town’s caves to tourists and spelunkers to accommodate tourists who want to experience nature’s wonders. Laak Municipal Mayor Antonio Libuangan said the town has more than a hundred caves which the tourist could explore.  He is planning to open the caving festival to the …

Making Things Count

IN his third State of the Nations Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raised an important pronouncement regarding the protection of the environment and the policy of the government to prohibit open pit mining.   “Do not destroy the environment or compromise our resources. Repair what you have mismanaged. Try to change management radically because this …

Tuloy ang Laban

Davao City— Filipinos are curious on the reasons of the Oblation as one of the symbols of the University of the Philippines. UP students, alumni, professors, staff and even the Filipino sculptor Guillermo Tolentino have different notions about Oble.   As a fresh graduate who journeyed the in and outs of UP, my perception of …

Duterte’s 14-page 48-min SONA, 34 times applauded

DAVAO CITY (July 23) — The 14-page State of the Nation Address  (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte lasted for 48-minutes and was applauded 34 times. Contrary to his previous SONA,  his third  SONA was shorter and delivered clearly without a single expletive,  contrary to the expectations of his critics. Last Friday,  Vice President Leni Robredo in …

Duterte in ‘good health’ after routine checkup before SONA

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is in “good health”, Malacañang confirmed after the chief executive underwent his routine medical examination a day before he delivers his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. “I confirm that the President had a routine medical check up at Cardinal Santos Hospital tonight before rehearsing for the …