Duterte tried to mediate and to reconcile the Bautista couple

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte tried to mediate and reconcile  couple Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Andres Bautista  and wife Patricia Paz. Chairman Bautista in a press conference yesterday said  “The president was very kind, he was like a.. not only a mediator but like a marriage counselor, he was relating to us …

Wife of Comelec chair reveals millions of ill-gotten wealth

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The wife of Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair  met President Rodrigo Duterte and showed to him bank books with millions that she could not even explain where it came from. Duterte met Mrs. Patricia Paz   Bautista the day after he delivered his Second State of the Nation Address (SONA). Mrs. Bautista, …

Ozamiz City residents speak against illegal drugs and criminality in a rally

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Peace-loving citizens of Ozamiz City held an interfaith rally  to thanks authorities for the regained peace in the area. The rally held Sunday at the City Hall of Ozamiz was participated by religious leaders and socio-civic groups lauded the police authorities and president Rodrigo R. Duterte for solving the long drugs and …

MIST in Makilala town: Mindanao’s first LGU-funded free college education

MAKILALA, North Cotabato— Mindanao’s first locally-funded  free college education gets the full recognition and accreditation of the  Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The CHED in an en banc decision last July 4, 2017  passed resolution no. 463-2017 recognized and approved all the curriculum of the Makilala Institute of Science and Technology (MIST). After four years, …

Despite strong rains, Duterte visits troops in Marawi battleground

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte braved the strong rains just to reach the troops at the battleground in Marawi City Friday, August 4. Duterte was inside the main battle area to encouraged  government troopers to stay alive and “practice caution until the end of the war.” “Malapit na itong matapos, konting tiis nalang. Just make …

Duterte imposes higher penalties for hospitals demanding deposits in emergencies cases

MANILA, Philippines — Hospitals demanding deposits from patients in emergencies cases watch out. President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the bill Thursday, August 3 Republic Act. No. 10932 or “An Act Strengthening the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law. The RA No. 10932 amended Batas Pambansa Bilang 702, also known as “An Act Prohibiting the Demand of …

Duterte signs free college education in government colleges and universities

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— College education is now free in the country as President Rodrigo Duterte signed the bill granting full government subsidy of tuition fee in state universities and colleges (SUCs). On Thursday, August 3, Duterte signed “The Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act” on Thursday. The signing means 112 state universities and colleges …

Binays face more graft raps for P1.3 billion Makati Science building 

MANILA, Philippines — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of multiple counts of Graft and Falsification charges against former Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Sr. and former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, Jr. for conspiring to rig the procurement processes of the P1.3billion Makati Science High School Building located along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City. …

Duterte ready to formally end talks with rebels

MANILA, Philippines— A disgusted President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday expressed readiness to sign a formal document to end government’s  peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/National Democratic Front (CPP/NDP). Reiterating his statement during his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), Duterte said  “Ayaw ko na, sabi ko (I don’t want anymore, I said). So, …