Islamic scholars commend BOL passage, vow support

DAVAO CITY  (October 14)— The Islamic scholars from all over the country vowed to support the Bangsamoro Organic Law  (BOL),  as it commend the government for standing by its commitment in the quest for peace in Mindanao. In a statement,  the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP), a national network of Ulama and Ulama organizations …

UNHRC seat win means PH respects and protects human rights-Cayetano

DAVAO CITY (October 14) — The recent victory of the Philippines in winning another three-year term in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) means the international community is convinced that country respects and protects human rights. Outgoing Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a statement Saturday said,   “Our successful bid to keep our seat …

EastMinCom sends troops to protest-hit banana plantation in Comval

DAVAO CITY – The military’s  Eastern Mindanao Command will send  soldiers to a tension-gripped  banana plantation in Compostela Valley as clash between militant labor groups and local growers broke off the other day. Major Ezra Balagtey,  EastMinCom spokesperson, said the military would be sending soldiers to the Sumifru plantation in Barangay San Miguel in Compostela …

Despite opposition, Philippines wins seat at UN Human Rights Council

DAVAO CITY (October 13) — We Won! shouted the Philippine delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in New York, Friday, October 12. The Department of Foreign Affairs in a press statement said “The Philippines won its bid to keep its seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council during elections held in New …

UN Ambassador Teodoro Locsin accepts DFA chief post

DAVAO CITY (October 13) — Ambassador to the United Nations Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to become the next secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), replacing Alan Peter Cayetano. On his twit, Locsin said “I was asked I said yes.” Locsin is the country’s permanent ambassador to …

Bukidnon town increases rice farmlands due to conversion

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–The National Irrigation Administration in Region 10 (NIA-10) said the Bukidnon town of Baungon has seen an expansion of rice farmlands in the last five years. Engr. Kienzel Glenn Carrillo, officer-in-charge of NIA-10’s Bubunawan River Irrigation System (RIS) office based in Baungon, said that land devoted to rice production in Baungon has …

Panelo takes over Roque sooner than expected

DAVAO CITY (October 12) — Presidential Legal Adviser Salvador Panelo assumed a new role as President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman on Friday even as his predecessor, Harry Roque has yet to formally quit the post. Palace reports earlier said, Panelo will take over Roque’s post on Monday, October 15.  But yesterday, Panelo  assumed the post and …