Bong Go draws Cebuanos out in the streets, gets strong support from vote-rich province

DAVAO CITY — Cebuanos from all walks of life on Saturday went out on the streets in a display of support as the motorcade of former Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go went around in Lapu-Lapu City. As Go’s motorcade passed by, motorists stopped and honked their horns …

Citing ‘Bato’s’ figure, Duterte claims at least 1.6-M Filipinos hooked on shabu

DAVAO CITY (March 25) — At least 1.6 million Filipinos are hooked on shabu, this was the claim of President Rodrigo Duterte as he cited the data presented to him by former PNP chief, now administration candidate Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa. Duterte said the figure was a conservative number as the statistic only covered during …

Murdered DavNorte lawyer a victim of EJK, says lawyer brods

DAVAO CITY (March 25) — The brothers of murdered lawyer Rex Jasper Lopoz said their brother was a victim of the Duterte administration’s extrajudicial killings. Lopoz was murdered by still unknown gunman inside the vicinity of City Mall shopping center along the Davao-Butuan highway in Visayan Village , Tagum City, Davao del Norte, at about …

163 Filipino seafarers onboard cruise ship ‘Viking Sky’ safe-DFA

DAVAO CITY (March 25) — The 163 Filipino seafarers aboard cruise ship ‘Viking Sky’ are safe, this was the assurance of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sunday. The Viking Sky was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew members. The report said the crew issued a mayday call. Fearing the ship would run aground, they managed …

BARMM rehab center opens in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local officials in the Maguindanao town of Sultan Kudarat opened Friday the Balay Silangan Reformation and Treatment Center for Drug Law Offenders that will serve the entire Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Mayor Shameem Mastura of Sultan Kudarat and PDEA-BARMM deputy regional director Marlon …

Duterte to PNPA 2019 graduates: “Never be deceived by power nor fame”

DAVAO CITY (March 24) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, March 22, reminded the fresh graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) “never be deceived by power nor by fame. What is important is your honor, for it is your badge towards genuine success. During the 40th Commencement Exercises of the “SANSIKLAB” Class 2019, Duterte …

Dinagat Island town Mayor, Councilor arrested for illegal possession of firearms

DAVAO CITY (March 24) — Authorities on Saturday morning, March 23, Tubajon, arrested Dinagat town Mayor Romeo Constantino Vargas and municipal Councilor Norlito Ticod, for illegal possession of firearms. Vargas was arrested in his residence in Purok 1, Brgy. Santa Cruz, Tubajon, while Ticod was arrested in Brgy. Puerto Princesa, Basilisa, Dinagat Islands. The two …