Trim fat; stay fit

DAVAO CITY — The recent order of Philippine National Police acting officer-in-charge Lt. General Archie Gamboa to stay fit and maintain body mass index (BMI) has prompted hundreds of police personnel and even non-uniformed personnel to trim down fats and stay fit. Gamboa announced the  campaign against fat cops, even directing an overweight police general to go on …

Duterte signs law increasing salary for gov’t employees

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte signed a new law on Wednesday evening, January 8 , which seeks to give civilian government employees, including nurses and teachers in the public sector, their fifth round of salary increases. The enrolled Senate Bill (SB) No. 1219, also referred to as the Salary Standardization Law 5, was one …

PRO XI says Robredo’s drug war remark shows her ignorance about the issue

DAVAO CITY — The Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 claims the assessment of Vice President Leni Robredo that the administration’s drug war is a “massive failure” showed her ignorance on the issue. PRO XI director Police Brigadier General Filmore Escobal said, Robredo’s revelations only showed Robredo does not understand the mechanics and the campaign itself, …

Bohol Mayor killed inside a cockpit arena

TAGBILARAN CITY (May 27) — Unknown gunmen  killed Buenavista, Bohol Municipal Mayor Ronald “Sampol” Tirol, inside the cockpit arena, in barangay Asinan, Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2018. Police Chief Inspector Rully Lauron, chief of Buenavista Police Station said,  at about 3:15 in the afternoon, the gunmen walked close to Tirol while the mayor  was watching …

DPWH closes Southern Leyte roads due to possible landslide

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines—The Department of Public Works and Highways here closed the road in Pancho Villa village in Sogod town due to continues heavy downpour. The road connects the Visayas and Mindanao islands. Southern Leyte chief Margarita Junia, chief of DPWH Southern Leyte said the closure is temporary until the weather condition stabilizes. Junia said …

“Basyang” swept 11 houses, 250 families evacuated in Bohol

TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines — The strong winds and heavy downpour  due to Tropical Storm Basyang caused flash floods in the province of  Bohol. The tail end of Basyang  passed  the province  Tuesday night, February 13, swept 11 houses from  the villages of Tabajan and Casbu, in the municipality of Guildulman. While some  250 families evacuated …