Bong Go, my favorite senator- President Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte addressed his special assistant Secretary Christopher Lawrence Go, as”my favorite Senator” before the 2,000 cheering Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong Thursday night. Duterte, at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal introduced his entourage before the OFWs but paused for a second when he introduced his aide in …

Duterte dines at Jolibee Hong Kong before meeting the OFWs

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte makes an unannounced visit to a Jolibee outlet in Hong Kong before proceeding to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, to be with the Filipino community gathering. Acting just like any other food chain client, Duterte,  was accompanied by Secretary Bong Go, Davao City  Mayor Sara Duterte, Honeylet Avancena and …

Leyte retains ‘I shall return’ tourism slogan

TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines  — There is no need for Leyte province to launch a new tourism slogan, since the famous words of Gen. Douglas McArthur’s “I shall return” is still the best tagline in promoting Leyte to tourists, according to Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla. This was Petilla’s reaction when asked if the province will follow …

Palace: Duterte, Congress need to join hands to abolish ‘endo’

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is still bent on fulfilling his campaign promise to end labor contractualization or “endo,” after Malacanang said the President could coordinate and discuss with Congress to come up with a measure that would totally ban endo. Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra made this comment a day after he said that an …

Bico, Binignit and Champurado for Biernes Santo

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — When  Catholic faithfuls  observe the tradition of fasting during the Semana Santa or Holy Week, you can see  delicacies like biko, Binignit (ginataan) and Champurado on top of the table these days. Those observing the Holy Week, go for alternative food to fill their stomach. The Holy Week is observed to  …

Tupi Sunflower Farm Draws Tourists

TUPI, South Cotabato — Local and foreign Tourists, flock in Tupi, a town in South Cotabato popularly known for its vast “Japanese sunflower” fields. People from all ages, find themselves inside the colorful Mariano’s Blooming Agri-tourism Park, located in Purok A Barangay Poblacion, Tupi South Cotabato. Visitors not just only enjoy the colorful flowers, but …

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 …