A Davao woman claims: She was coached to sign an affidavit implicating Duterte into illegal drugs trade

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines (April 5)– A Davaoeña who claims to have received paid by Liberal Party members to  testify in a story against President Rodrigo Duterte came out and pointed Senator Antonio Trillanes, lawyer Jude Sabio  and a certain Fr. Albeto Alejo as handlers. Guillermina Barrido Arcilla, a resident of Daval del Sur told Newsline …

BCH-ARMM, NCCA to implement a cultural mapping project for Muslim communities

Cotabato City – The Bureau on Cultural Heritage (BCH) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) are implementing a cultural mapping project for Muslim communities. Officials of the two institutions met at the Bajau Hall, ORG Compound, on Tuesday, April 4, for a consultative …

For failure to return guns, ex-Samar exec gets imprisonment

MANILA, Philippines –The Sandiganbayan has sentenced former OIC governor of Northern Samar to imprisonment with special perpetual disqualification from government service. the graft court found John Kam, former officer-in-charge Governor of Northern Samar guilty of malversation and was sentenced to imprisonment ranging from 10 to 14 years with perpetual special disqualification. Kam was also ordered …

New Davao Police director named

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (April 4)— The controversial North Cotabato police provincial commander has been named new Davao City Police Office director, replacing P./Supt Michael Dubria. Dubria’s replacement? Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum. Tagum was figured in last year’s violent dispersal which killed one protester in Kidapawan City. Militant groups barricaded Kidapawan-Cotabato national highway to demand for …

Duterte global supporters ask: Stop Shaming our President

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (April 4)–Thousands of loyal followers and supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte occupied public places in the different parts of the world Sunday, April 2 to show their support. They asked his critics and the opposition to stop shaming the president in the international community. The supporters were up in arms to protect …

Top CARAGA NPA surrenders

AGUSAN del SUR, Philippines(APRIL 4) – A top officer from the revolutionary command of Caraga surrendered to the Philippine Army Sunday, April 2. Col. Cristobal N. Zaragoza, commander of the army’s 401st Infantry Brigade said the surrender of Emelito Camino aka Ka Puma, is due to the relentless pressure exerted by the 402nd Brigade and …

For P18k public fund ex-Councilor in hot water

MANILA, Philippines –A former Councilor from Calbiga Samar, is facing malversation case for falsifying public and private documents in his liquidation for P18,000. The Office of the Deputy Ombudsman ordered the filing of multiple charges against former Sangguniang Bayan member, David Bacsal of Calbiga, Samar. The malversation case against Bacsal stemmed from the 2011 8th …