Alvarez welcomes 50k new PDP-Laban members

CEBU CITY, Philippines — House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez welcomed and thanked the 50,000 officials who took their oath as new members of the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Friday, saying their affiliation will surely shore up support for President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration’s programs. “I thank you all for showing your …

Bureau of Fire starts Xmas lights and gadgets inspection in Davao stores

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — To ensue that Christmas lights and other light-inspired Christmas decors being sold are  safe, the  The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Thursday started inspecting  business establishments selling Christmas lights here. Supt. Honey Fritz Alagano, the BFP District Fire Marshall led the inspection to ensure that Christmas stuff being sold are safe …

Government workers to get 14th month pay-Diokno

MANILA, Philippines — Rejoice! Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno Friday says government employees will receive a P5,000 representing the 14th month pay. Giving the 14th month pay for the government workers would amount to P32.8 billion while the cash incentive amounts to P6.9 billion, The additional cash incentive, according to Diokno will be received next week. …

Classes, work suspended anew

MANILA — Malacañang suspended anew classes at all levels, public and private, as well as government work and the nationwide transport strike enters the second day. “Executive Secretary Medialdea suspends government work and classes for all levels, public and private, tomorrow, October 17, 2017 due to nationwide transport strike, public health and safety,” the Presidential …

Bomb explodes near Isabela City Mayor’s house

LAMITAN City, Philippines —  An improvised  bomb exploded near the house of Isabela City Mayor Al-Qaid Akbar, just ten meters  away from the police checkpoint. Th explosion happened at about  6:00 in the evening Thursday September 28 at Purok Rubber in Barangay Sumagdang in Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province. Supt. Jerome Afuyog, Isabela …

Zambo police killed army soldier on his way home from Marawi

LAMITAN City, Basilan — Two police personnel of Zamboanga del Norte killed an army soldier who was on his way home from Marawi City battlegound. The death of Army  Private First Class  Rodillo Bartolome y Torres, 33 yrs old, married, a resident of Brgy. Kanipay, Midsalip Zamboanga del Sur, a member of the Philippine Army …

“Illegal drugs and firearms fabricated”-Vice Mayor Parojinog

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Ozamiz City Vice Mayor  Nova  Princess Parojinog insisted “everything is fabricated” in the Sunday dawn raid which killed her father and 14 others. Insisting her innocence  and link to the illegal drugs trade in her city, Vice Mayor Pajorinog said “Everything is fabricated, nilusob ang bahay namin, hindi amin ang drugs …

BEWARE! No collection allowed for OIC Barangay captain appointment

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—No one is allowed to nominate anyone for the proposed appointment of an OIC barangay captain. This warning comes from Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy who has been receiving reports that enterprising individuals are  collecting money in exchange of getting appointment as Officer in Charge (OIC) Punong Barangay or Barangay …

P1.2-M worth of shabu seized in Mati City

Mati City, Philippines—Five illegal drug dealers were arrested here  after they were caught possessing P1.2-million worth of  Metamphetamine Hydrochloride or   shabu in the three separate  buy and bust operations. In a joint operations dubbed as “one-time, big-time” dawn Friday June 23, law enforcers   swooped suspected illegal drugs dens which resulted to the arrest of …