NHA, Pag-Ibig Signs P1B MOA for AFP/PNP

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The National Housing Authority (NHA) and Housing Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) along with Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the housing the AFP-PNP housing in Davao City. The signing was led by NHA general manager Marcelino Escalada, HDMF chief executive …

Southern Mindanao Workers Stand on EO Vs. Illegal ‘Endo’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The convergence of workers for the Labor Day Protest and the signing of the Executive Order to end illegal contractualization by President Rodrigo Duterte  drew mixed reaction   from workers in Southern Mindanao. On May 1,  during the International Labor’s Day event in Cebu City, President Duterte signed to prohibit illegal contracting …

Duterte ends “Endo” but labor group wants end of contractualization

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines —  To emphasize  and dramatize yesterday’s  Labor Day, President Rodrigo R. Duterte  signed  the Executive Order banning illegal contracting or subcontracting in the country,   before the leaders  from different  labor groups in Cebu City. Duterte made this announcement in a speech delivered in Cebu City  saying  he wanted to stick to his …

Cache of firearms, shabu found inside Parojinog’s hotel, security office

OZAMIZ CITY, Philippines — Police authorities here discovered high powered firearms,anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher and  shabu,  inside the hotel and the security agency owned by Councilor Ricardo Parojinog. Armed with search warrant issued by Judge Rio Concepcion  Achas of MTCC Branch 2 ,  City Police director , Chief Inspector Jovie  Espenido,  searched Dottie’s Inn and MROP …

NHA says sorry over the bridge fiasco, vows impartial probe

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — “I am sorry that it happened,” an apologetic National Housing Authority (NHA) general manager Marcelino P. Escalada emphasized,  in relation to a recent incident where two Congress representatives and a Mayor plunged into a waist-deep murky seawater when a stilt bridge collapsed Friday in Rio Hondo, Mariki, Zambaonga City. Escalada promised …

Sandiganbayan convicts Ex-Samar Mayor, 3 others over P6.9-m GSIS premium

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan convicted former San Sebastian, Samar Mayor Arnold Abalos, Municipal Treasurer Virginia Uy and Municipal Accountant Pepita Mabini for failure to remit the Government Service Insurance System of the municipal employees. The Sandiganbayan sentenced the officials who faced 40 counts of violation of Section 52(c) of the Government Service Insurance …

Two lady cops and a male companion abducted in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines —  Suspected members of the  Abu Sayyaf  Group abducted two lady police officers and their  male companion in Barangay Liang, Patiukul Sulu, Sunday  afternoon, April 29, 2018. joint Task Force Sulu Commander Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, confirmed the reports and identified the lady police as  PO2 Benierose Alvarez and PO1 Dinah Gumahad. …

Duterte wants all Filipino workers out of Kuwait

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Right after setting his feet on the Philippine soil Sunday morning, President Rodrigo Duterte announced,  the Philippine government is ready to take all the Overseas Filipino Workers from Kuwait, following the controversial rescue video which provoked the Kuwaiti government. During his arrival press conference here, early Sunday, April 209, 2018, Duterte …

PH cops eye IS-linked armed group in Koronadal blast

KORONADAL CITY, Philippines — Police authorities blamed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-allied Moro armed group in the bombing near a Catholic Church here Sunday that left two persons injured. Chief Supt. Marcelo Morales, police director for the SOCCSKSARGEN region, told a news conference that the suspects also used a woman to plant another improvised …

Collapsed stilt bridge in Zamboanga fixed

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The city government of Zamboanga immediately repaired the wooden stilt bridge in Rio Hondo, Mariki,  after it collapsed while two congressmen, Zamboanga Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar  and other government officials plunged into the murky sea water Friday morning. In her Faceboook post, Climaco-Salazar  stated, she returned to “Hong Kong, Rio Hondo, Saturday …