Ifugao’s post-harvest ritual ‘Punnuk’ amazes tourists, DOT head

HUNGDUAN, Ifugao — “Punnuk”, a post-harvest  ritual of the Ifugaos continue to amaze tourists and even local visitors. The rite which has been practiced for decades, passed on from generation to generation, remain an attraction  especially with its unique activity called “guyyud”,  which means  pull. The Punnok ritual is performed among members of the  Ifugao  communities, …

Duterte to give smuggled Hummers, luxury vans to police, military

DAVAO CITY (August 2) — President Rodrigo Duterte wants the smuggled  Hummer cars and luxury vans reserved for the police and the military. This as he spared over ten  Hummer cars from the destruction of PHP296-million worth of 68 luxury vehicles and eight motorcycles at Port Irene in Cagayan on July 30. Duterte said he …

Duterte leads destruction of smuggled luxury cars, big bikes at Port Irene Cagayan

DAVAO CITY (August 1) —President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday  led the destruction of  68 luxury sedans worth P277,961,760 and eight big bikes valued at P19,567,350, at Port Irene, Cagayan valley. The expensive cars and motorbikes were part of 800 contraband vehicles imported in Cagayan through the port. It was the second batch of expensive vehicles …

Ten killed, 8 wounded in Lamitan City blast

ZAMBOANGA CITY (August 1)– Ten person were killed including an army personnel and four  members of the civilian auxiliary  group, when a passenger van exploded during an inspection in Barangay Colonia, Lamitan City, Basilan July 31, at around 5:50 in the morning. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in a statement said,  they  successfully …

DOTr seeks LGU assistance on road acquisition for P90B Mindanao railway project

DAVAO CITY (August 1)– The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has asked the local government units (LGU) to help in the implementation of the first phase of the Mindanao Railway Project (MRP). DOTr- MRP deputy project manager Patricia Ruvivar, on Tuesday said that the acquisition of the road right of way is for the P90 billion  102-kilometer Tagum-Davao-Digos …

Celebrities amazed with traditional Moro cuisines and delicacies

COTABATO CITY (July 31) – Celebrity guests of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were amazed with the traditional Moro cuisines during a recent food festival here. Certified foodie and blogger Erwan Heusaff, celebrity chef Boy Logro, actor-restaurateur Diether Ocampo, BecomingFilipino blogger Kyle ‘Kulas’ Jennermann, and Anak Mindanao Executive Director Djalia Turabin Hataman vowed …

Martires to prioritize speedy resolution of cases as new Ombudsman

MANILA — Outgoing Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires on Monday said he will prioritize looking into the cause of delays in the resolution of pending cases, as he takes over as the new Ombudsman. “My priorities will be the pending cases, the issue on inordinate delay which has been an issue that has been haunting …

PDEA-Lanao del Norte special enforcement team arrests brother of brgy chair, police Gen

ILIGAN CITY (July 30)– The Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 10 – Lanao del Norte Special Enforcement Team arrested, early evening on July 28, a brother of a barangay chair and of a police general in a drug buy-bust operation in Purok 8, Barangay Saray, Iligan City. PDEA 10 Regional Director Wilkins Villanueva said …

PNP Regional Mobile Force Intercepts NPA Food Cache

ILIGAN CITY (July 30) – The Regional Mobile Force intercepted a food cache believed to be owned by the New People’s Army while patrolling the hinterland part of Sitio Larapan, Barangay Dominorog, Talakag in Bukidnon, early Sunday morning.Around 40 containers filled with rice, sugar, salt and mongo beans were recovered. The items were buried and believed …