Go instantly acts on kids going to school on ‘rattan’ cable in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (June 22)—Schoolchildren of Butay Integrated School, in Barangay Pichon, Caraga Davao Oriental, do not mind riding an improvized “Rattan” cable to cross the river just to attend school. The village of Butay is the education hub for about 300 Mandaya learners who defy fear just to attend their daily classes. Schoolchildren need to …

Sara orders clampdown on selling of goods recovered from NCCC Mall

DAVAO CITY (June 21) — Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday ordered the immediate stop on unauthorized sale of grocery products and other stuff recovered from the burned NCCC Mall. The order came after an enterprising store owner in Purok 9, Tacunan, Tugbok District started selling salvaged grocery items from the NCCC mall Wednesday. Police identified …

State University Prexy charged for keeping unlicensed firearms, P625k worth of shabu

DAVAO CITY (June 21) —  North Cotabato provincial prosecutor  charged Dr. Samson Molao, president of the Cotabato Foundation College for Science and Technology (CFCST), after finding strong evidence over possession of unlicensed firearms and illegal drugs. Also facing charges are Anwar Maulana alias Astron; Gerry Miclat and a certain Jojo Gaspar, all employees of the …

Ombudsman indicts ex-President Aquino over P72 billion DAP scam

DAVAO CITY (June 20) — Ombudsman  Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers over the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). The Ombudsman found probable cause  to  indict Aquino, as it found Aquino’s  unlawful issuance of National Budget Circular No. 541 to implement the DAP involving P72 …

Motocross turns deadly in Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY (June 19) —  A motocross rider was killed while several others were wounded when  an curve execution turned deadly during the race last Saturday, June 16,  in Carmen Davao del Norte. The incident,  prompted  Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan  to order relevant government agencies to review laws and policies on the …

P6.8-M ‘shabu’ seized from lady teacher, 3 others in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao–A team of anti-narcotics operatives, police and military personnel arrested on Friday a Maguindanao lady public school teacher and three other cohorts during a drug buy-bust operation, an official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) said. PDEA-ARMM Director Juvenal Azurin identified the suspect as Salama Diwa Talib, …

Firefight between Gov’t and Maute group displaces 1,500 families in Lanao Sur

ILIGAN CITY (June 18)  – At least 1,500 families in Lanao del Sur fled home due to a firefight between government forces and the Daesh-inspired Maute terrorist group that started Sunday morning, June 17, 2018. The fight took place at the boundaries of the municipalities of Pagayawan and Tubaran towards the town of Marogong, the …