NBI boss, 11 others in hot water over ‘for the boys’ raps

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—-A dozen agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Davao Region including the regional director are in trouble over P500,000.00 “for the boys” raid. Lawyer Dante Gierran, NBI director ordered a full investigation among NBI Davao Region personnel including Atty.  Arnold Rosales, regional director NBI Davao Region, for allegedly mulcting P500,000 …

Mercedita, an OFW dies on the day she was coming home

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— When she left her village in Camada, Magpet, North Cotabato in 2009, Mercedita Villosido Castillano was  full of hope she can send monthly remittance for the two children she left behind. The first employment in Hongkong was fine, the family was able to redeem the land they pawned for her placement and processing …

Police found human skeletons, handcuffs in Ozamiz “mass grave”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Skeletons of at least four persons, handcuffs, tattered clothes, wallet and other personal stuff  were among the items dug by authorities in a suspected mass graveyard reportedly established by the parojinog’s  in Brgy. Capucao, Ozamiz City, Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The graveyard, according to police sources was established by the Parojinog’s …

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 …