Duterte asks two assistant secretaries to resign

DAVAO CITY (May 16) — President Rodrigo Duterte asked two Assistant Secretaries to resign from their post or face termination, over alleged involvement in corrupt practices. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque identified the two as Assistant Secretaries  Moslemen T. Macarambon, Sr. of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Assistant Secretary Tingagun A. Umpa of the Department …

Duterte’s PH Rise trip ‘symbolic and assertive’: Roque

MANILA — The trip of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to the Philippine Rise (formerly Benham Rise) to send off Filipino scientists who will conduct maritime research is both “symbolic” and “assertive”, his spokesperson said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark as Duterte is set to lead on May 15 the research team’s send-off …

Candidate for barangay captain died on election night

DAVAO CITY (May 15) — A candidate for barangay captain succumbed to cardiac arrest   while the official counting of ballots was on going,   Monday night  May 14,  2018. Amilbangsa Manding, a candidate for barangay captain in  Barangay 23-C ,  complained of chest pain after casting his vote at about 3:00 in the afternoon, just minutes …

How Wealthy is House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (Part 2)

DAVAO CITY (May 14) —- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admitted his properties in Siargao, Surigao del Norte and in Mati Davao Oriental, saying he reflected all these in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). However, he denied having a P500-million worth of properties in Siargao alone. Critics of Alvarez claimed, he has …

Violence mars pre-election in Brgy. 23-C, Davao City

DAVAO CITY (May 14)-  Violence marked the last night of the campaign for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections in Barangay 23-C, here. The war between rival candidates,  reelectionist Allimodin Usman  and his rival  Amilbangsa Manding has  turned violent, which resulted to the injury of three people Sunday night. The victims were identified as Alcon …

Authorities Arrests Lanao del Norte Mayor for Violation of Gun Ban

ILIGAN CITY (MAY  14) –  Authorities  arrested Mayor Jabbar D. Tago of Pantar, Lanao del Norte in a joint law enforcement operation for possession of loose firearms and violation of election gun ban. The incident happened in the vicinity of Barangays Punod and Sundiga,  in the municipality of Pantar,  Sunday or on the eve of …

Davao region’s 2.8-million voters start to casts vote early

DAVAO CITY (May 14) — Candidates from different parts of the region started hauling voters as early as 6:00 in the morning,  bring them to the different polling precincts for the  2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Region  XI,  has  2.8 million registered voters, they  started to  flock in 3,822 established and 1,618 clustered precincts  …

Voters should choose candidates with 3M’s

DAVAO CITY (May 14) — Voters in the country should choose barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan leaders who have values  of 3M’s   “Matalino, Mahusay and Maasahan.” The barangay and SK elections are  very important,  all policies and development agenda of the government are implemented in the barangay. Wilhelm Suyco, assistant regional director of the Department of …

Reelectionist Barangay Captain killed eve of May 14 Barangay, SK polls

DAVAO CITY (May 13) —  Reelectionist Barangay Captain Antonio Guatno of Pangyan, this city,  was killed eve of the Monday,  Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections 2018. Police report showed.   the  Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) XI, Regional Mobile Force Company  and members of Calinan Police went to Guatno’s house at Purok 4A. barangay Pangyan, …