GSIS, DepEd ink agreement to improve teachers’ financial capability

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed on Monday the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Department of Education (DepEd) aimed at facilitating the payment of teachers’ loans as well as other education department personnel from private lenders. Education Secretary Leonor Briones signed for DepEd …

Arson, grave threats filed vs NPA over equipment burning

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Police authorities filed arson and grave threat charges against a New People’s Army (NPA) commander, four of its members and other members who torched 10 heavy equipment in three hinterland barangays in the city on Black Saturday. City Police Office Director Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum said charges were filed against Ka Roy …

Clothing brand penalized for bastardizing IP traditional clothing by pairing it with a bikini

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Malungon Municipal Mayor Mayor Tessa Constantino cried and was fuming mad after seeing a Tagakaulo traditional blouse, disrespected and used as summer promotional material paired with a bikini. Malungon Municipal information officer Isagani Palma, in an interview with Newsline.Ph revealed, Constantino raised strong objection over a feature which was photographed and …

Airport police arrests “package” scammer

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Are you having an online lover? Careful! Manila airport authorities Thursday arrested a scammer victimizing a Filipina online friend by promising her valuables and gifts. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal on Saturday revealed the arrest of Miriam Kanoute, a Mali national residing in Makati City,  after a …

Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City up for demolition

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The 84-year-old  St. Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City,    will be among the structures up for demolition should the government start to rehabilitate the war-torn city. The Catholic Bishop Conference  of the Philippines (CBCP),   website reported that  Bishop Edwin dela Peña of Marawi, has given his consent for the demolition of …

Duterte officially opens Palarong Pambansa 2018

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte officially declares the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on  Sunday, April 15, 2018. In his message, Duterte said , “To the student athletes who have flown all the way from their provinces to compete and represent their …

Duterte assures gov’t taking steps to end abuse on OFWs

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Durerte on Saturday, April 14, assured that the government is taking steps to end the abuse on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East countries. President Duterte met with an OFW who was abused by her employer in Saudi Arabia. Pahima Alagasi, who was scaled by the …

Army, cops uproot marijuana plants in Sultan Kudarat town

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines  — Government troops uprooted Friday more than 3,300 marijuana plants in a remote and mountainous village of Columbio, Sultan Kudarat. police said Saturday. Senior Insp. Jethro Dave Doligas, the Columbio Police chief, led government troops – who included soldiers from the Army’s 27th and 39th Infantry Battalions – in raiding the marijuana …

ARMM sends over 400 delegates to Palarong Pambansa 2018

Cotabato City,, Philippines — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, through the region’s Department of Education (DepEd), sends over 400 student-athletes in this year’s Palarong Pambansa to be held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21. DepEd-ARMM Secretary Rasol Mitmug, Jr. said that the department is giving importance to sports as it is another way …