Priest who sells fish for church gets netizens support

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Fr. Joel Silagpo, parish priest of San Antonio de Padua in Lamitan City, Basilan was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the netizens who read his story at www.newsline.ph. “I was so amazed how God responded to our call,  www.newsline.ph, became an instrument, I cannot believe, even my elementary and high …

Davao PNP officer arrested in Bohol for trying to rescue Abu Sayyaf members

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–A Davao police officer and her driver were  arrested Saturday night, April 22 in Clarin , Bohol for  trying to rescue trapped  members of the Abu Sayyaf Group. Police Supt. Ma. Cristina Nobleza and her driver identified as Reenor Dongon were speeding towards Clarin when their vehicle was flagged down by the blocking …

Overseas voter registration increasing

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) continue to register as is showed tremendous increase after the 2016 national elections. The Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) in a press statement noted the increase during after four months of accepting new registrants. Overseas voter registration started last December 1, 2016 and will …

Pres. Duterte visits Russian guided missile cruiser

MANILA, April 21 — President Rodrigo R. Duterte visited Friday the Russian guided missile cruiser “Varyag” anchored in the Port of Manila. The chief executive was accorded arrival honors at Pier 15 by the Russian Navy contingent. Duterte was accompanied by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and Department of Foreign Affairs acting Secretary Enrique Manalo …

Town Vice mayor and ex-mayor dad wounded in Maguindanao attack

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A municipal Vice Mayor and his father, a former Mayor and six other persons were wounded when armed men lobbed a grenade on their car Friday afternoon, April 20. The victims were on their way home from Golden Mosque after the Friday Islamic Prayer in Barangay Poblacion, Talayan town when unidentified …

PHL Ombudsman meets China counterpart

MANILA, Philippines– The Office of the Ombudsman welcomed officials from the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention (NBCP) and the Department of International Cooperation of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and Ministry of Supervision from the People’s Republic of China on 10 April 2017. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales welcomed the delegation from the People’s …