Leyte mayor dismissed for favoring brother

MANILA, Philippines– The Office of the Ombudsman has found former Mayor Melchor Quemado, Sr. of Sta. Fe, Leyte, guilty of Grave Misconduct and ordered his dismissal from the service. The dismissal order carries the accessory penalties of perpetual disqualification to hold public office, forfeiture of all benefits and cancellation of civil service eligibility. The Ombudsman …

Ombudsman reminds all government officials and employees to file SALN

MANILA, Philippines- The Office of the Ombudsman is reminding all government officials and employees to submit their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) ahead of the April 30 deadline. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales called on public servants to file their SALN. The annual filing of SALN is a constitutional and statutory obligation of …

ARMM holds investments roadshow in Cotabato City

Cotabato City, Philippines – In a bid to improve investment opportunities, the Regional Board of Investments of the Autonomous Region in Muslim in Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM) held a consultation forum with stakeholders here. Investors and representatives from the business community, government agencies, banks, and the academe attended the event, which covers presentations of the economic activities …

Another Abu Sayyaf leader killed in Bohol

MANILA, Philippines– Another Abu Sayyaf leader was killed in Clarin, Bohol, Midday Saturday, April 21. Military Central Command chief Lieutenant General Oscar Lactao identified the fallen leader as Joselito Melloria. Melloria was among the splintered group trapped in Bohol Island after the April 11 clash with the government soldiers in the town of Inabagan which …

Omega 3 fatty acid found to prevent serious liver damage

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 — A new study done with laboratory animals suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people, who are obese or have a poor diet, a chance to avoid serious liver damage. The findings, published Wednesday by researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) in PLOS ONE, offer something that …

AFP welcomes P1-M offer for info on remaining ASGs in Bohol

MANILA, Philippines- The Armed Forces of the Philippines welcomes the P1-million offer of  President Rodrigo Duterte to anyone who can pinpoint the exact location and whereabouts of the remaining Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Bohol. AFP  spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla  said the offer will help expedite the neutralization of the remaining ASG in …

OFW killed in Abu Dhabi road mishap identified

Abu Dhabi,UAE — The Abu Dhabi Police identified the  Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) killed during the MaundayThursday incident and  submitted it to the Philippine Embassy here. The police identified the fatalities as Veronica Dulay, 39,  and passengers Lord Christian Elli, 29, Daniel Paulo Paulino Paraiso, 31, and Marvin Mendoza, 28, all residents of Dubai. Though the …