Stiffer regulations in firearms procurement-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– Gun enthusiasts beware! Citing the loose government regulations in firearms procurement by private individuals resulting to arming the enemies of the state, President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants stiffer regulations for civilians who intend to buy firearms and ammunition. Speaking before the 25th Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines (AFAD) …

Marcelino willing to testify on drug raps vs De Lima — PAO chief

MANILA — Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino is willing to testify against former Justice Secretary and detained Senator Leila De Lima on the drug charges filed against her by the Department of Justice. This was bared by Public Attorneys Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta, Marcelino’s legal counsel. ”Anytime sabi niya, he can testify. Pero kung …

Ombudsman suspends Maguindanao Mayor

MANILA, Philippines- Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the one month suspension of Northern Kabuntalan, Maguindanao Mayor Datu Umbra Bayam Dilangalen for Simple Neglect of Duty. The Office of the Ombudsman found inconsistencies in Dilangalen’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) for the years 2009 to 2010. Based on the investigation conducted, the …

ARMM to localize anti-terrorism summit at municipal level

Cotabato City – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s Interior (DILG-ARMM) Secretary Noor Hafizullah ‘Kirby’ Abdullah has urged local government units (LGUs) to protect the Islamic scholars, or the ulama, and the region’s constituents against threats from radical terrorist groups. Secretary Abdullah said that the 116 municipalities and two cities in the region will soon …

Waves of lava seen in largest volcanic crater on Jupiter’s moon

SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers have taken advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, namely Io and Europa, and obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the largest lava lake on Io. On March 8, 2015, Europa passed in front of Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system, gradually blocking …

Easter Mindanao hightens alert after US travel advisory

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–The recent travel advisory issued by the United States placed areas under the Eastern Mindanao Command on hight alert level. The US advised its citizens to avoid visiting Palawan due to possible terror activities in the area. Army Major Azra L. Balagtey, spokesperson for Eastern Mindanao Command told reporters that the alert status …

Xinjiang communications has everything the world needs

XINXJIANG, China–Name it, they have it! That’s how journalist from 24 countries describe the communications center here. Government communications centre is concentrated in one big compound which the government owns. The facility is the home of Xinjiang’s communications from publication to broadcast (radio to television) to theatre, film making and digital media. The building showcases …

Ex-PBA player, 2 others face drug charges

MANILA — Three persons including former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player were subjected to an inquest proceeding at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday after their arrest in a buy-bust operation in Mandaluyong City. Former PBA player Dorian Pena, along with Ledy Mea Vilchez and Jose Paolo Ampeso were subjected to inquest proceedings before …