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 …

Honorary Degree: Duterte declines, Robredo gets one

  MANILA, Philippines– In a day, President Rodrigo Dutete declined the offer of the University Philippines Board of regents for an honorary doctorate degree while his vice president received one. In Bohol, Duterte Wednesday said “I simply declined.” While Duterte declined, Vice President Leni Rodrebo happily received one in her home province, Camarines Sur. Duterte …

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 …

PHL-China to complete framework for code of conduct in South China Sea by mid-2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is optimistic that the framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea will be completed within the country’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit this year. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said they hoped to finish the framework of the …

9 Iloilo officials suspended

MANILA , Philippines–The Office of the Ombudsman has directed the Department of the Interior and Local Government to implement the three-month suspension order against nine officials of the province of Iloilo for irregularities in the procurement of medicines and medical supplies. The Ombudsman investigation found guilty of Simple Misconduct were Lyd Tupas (Provincial Accountant), Sandra …

Will Duterte take the UP honorary doctorate degree?

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) has offered President Rodrigo Duterte with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. But will Duterte take the offer? In the past Duterte never accepted any accolade since he was mayor. The  members of the university’s Board of Regents (BOR)  Tuesday revealed and now less than …

Are oarfish harbingers of earthquakes?

“Wild animals can be natural early detection systems for disasters. (That’s) another reason why we should value them.” – Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim, director of the Biodiversity Management Bureau *** Last April 17, on an early dawn, fishermen swimming off Purok Kiblis in Barangay Lomuyon of Kiamba, Sarangani Province were caught by surprised when they …

Army to Reds: Fulfill promise release soldiers

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (April 17)– The leadership of the Philippine Army is asking the New people’s Army to stand with their promise to release two abducted soldiers in Sultan Kudarat. Army Capt. Rhyan Batchar, spokesperson of the army’s 10th Infantry Division accused the Communist Party of the Philippines/News People’s Army “For its “double-faced lie”  when …