Davao City: Zero Crime, 24-hours after Martial Law declaration

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– Police blotters here are empty. The pages of the official logbook or blotters in various  police precincts are empty, there was no reported crime in the city during the last 24-hours since Martial Law was declared. The  police office showed GMA Davao’s 24-Oras the transmittal of their logbook reflecting the supposed crime …

Suicide bombers kill 3 police in public terminal blast in East Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia —Five killed, five  wounded as two bomb exploded in a public terminal in TransJakarta Terminal in  Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta Wednesday 9:00 pm (10:00 pm Philippine time). “Two suicide bombers were killed with a broken body,” Tribunews.com reported. Both perpetrators allegedly used a pot bomb that was stored in a backpack like an …

Eeastern Mindanao Command awaits Martial Law Guidelines

DAVAO CITY–The Military’s  Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) still awaits the implementing guidelines to effect  Martial Law in Mindanao. Though the declaration has been know to people of Mindanao, the army’s center of command has yet to secure a written guidelines but they are doing the routine check and conducted mobile checkpoints. This, after the Maute …

Duterte fires Drugs Board chief over ‘contradicting’ figures

Manila, Philippines–Fresh from Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte fired the chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board  (DDB) for allegedly issuing  contradicting figures about the illegal drugs data. Addressing himself to DDB director Benjamin Reyes, Duterte said “You’re fired today. Get out of the service,” Duterte said. “You do not contradict your own government…You’re just a civilian …

DSWD provides relief assistance to the people of Marawi

Davao City, Philippines–The Social Services Department sent 10,000 family food packs for the people of Marawi from the  National Resource Operations Center. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said  the number of families affected was provided by DSWD in ARMM. Taguiwalo added “The DSWD is ready to provide relief assistance to the people of Marawi and to …

Good cop killed in Marawi siege, left grieving family with two young children

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– A dedicated police officer, a loving brother and family man was killed Wednesday night in the Marawi siege. At the height of the fight last night, a family in Baguio City lost a husband and a father–Police Senior Inspector Fredie Solar! Solar, 28, so young, is a graduate of PNPA Sansinirangan class …

Davao City sets security guidelines as the President orders Martial Law in MIndanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio issued local guidelines in the light of the Martial Declaration by President Rodrigo Duterte. Despite the martial Law declaration, Duterte-Carpio emphasized the government is doing it’s best to secure the people as she asked people’s cooperation in the wake of this development. But Duterte-Carpio emphasized the local guidelines set …

Duterte declares Martial law in Mindanao, cuts Russia trip

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–President Rodrigo Duterte declares Martial Law in Mindanao, cuts short his Russia trip to attend to the urgent need in Marawi City which was attacked by ISIS-backed Maute group. The President will leave Moscow, Russia at 3a.m this morning, Wednesday May 23 (Manila time). Duterte was in Russia for a five-day state visit …