Duterte to DPWH contractors : finish delayed projects in 30 days

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the contractors of the Department of Public Works and Highways to finish  delayed projects in 30 days or face cancellation of their contracts. Duterte instructed the Highways department “I am giving (sic) DPWH to tell the contractors to complete it within 30 days. Pag hindi (if not), …

PDEA XI given P1.4-million anti-illegal drugs war gadget

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) XI is among the key cities in the country  which received additional equipment and  gadgets to support their operations against illegal drugs amounting to P1.4-million. Antonio Rivera, PDEA XI director in an interview said the gadget which amounted to P1.4-million was released by PDEA director general …

Former Iloilo lawmaker to face charges over P14.7M PDAF scam 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Former Iloilo Congressman Rolex Suplico is facing charges before the Sandiganbayan over the  anomalous utilization of his P14.7-million Priority Development Assistance Fund  (PDAF) fund in 2007. In a resolution issued January 8, 2018, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales,  found probable cause to charge Suplico with one count of graft. Also charged as co-accused …

Duterte appoints 18 men, 1 woman to review the 1987 Constitution

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —- President Rodrigo Duterte appointed 19 of the 25 members of the Consultative Committee in preparation for the amendment of the 1987 Constitution. The committee is chaired by former Supreme Court chief justice Reynato Puno. Here’s the complete list of the 19 members: Reynato Puno -former Supreme Court Chief Justice Aquilino “Nene” …

PDEA 10 arrested DAR chief legal officer “in the act of sniffing drugs”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 10 led by Director Wilkins Villanueva arrested the chief legal officer of Department of Agrarian Reform 10, while in the act of sniffing suspected shabu in his house at RER Subdivision, Cagayan de Oro City. Villanueva identified the suspect as Atty. Mario Jay …

No rebellion evidence presented, NBI frees Basilan Mayor

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The  National Bureau of Investigation released Madji Mutahmad municipal Mayor Jamar Abdullah Mansul Tuesday afternoon, after authorities failed to present evidence that would merit the filing of a rebellion case against him. Mansul was about to board an aircraft bound to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when he was arrested by the operatives …

LTO can now release the 700,00 modern licensed plates

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office can now release the over 700,000 licensed plates after the Supreme Court announced Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the lifting of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) which prevented the issuance of the plates. Suprere Court Spokesperson Theodore Te in a press conference said the magistrates in an en …

Pa, daughter die as rebels ignore church plea to release abducted cop

DAVAO CITY , Philippines — The leadership of the New Peoples Army in Southern Mindanao denied the appeal of the church to free abducted police officer Menardo Cui  to attend the burial of his wife. Worse, another family member died while the wake was on going. The rebels abducted Inspector  Cui, the deputy commander of …