Winners in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (May 17) — Most of the winners in the recent May 13, mid-term elections are from big political families dominating their respective municipalities. Here’s the complete list of North Cotabato elected officials: Governor: Nancy A. Catamco; Vice Governor Emmylou Taliño Represetatives The Comelec also proclaimed the following as the Representatives: First District Joel …

Scandinavian film fest in Davao to feature Pinay actress Mercedes Cabral

DAVAO CITY  (April 26) — Three ambassadors from European Union-member countries will be coming here on Sunday to lead the first Scandinavian Film Festival in the Philippines, which features Filipina actress Mercedes Cabral. Expected to attend the grand opening on Sunday include Danish Ambassador Top Christensen, Swedish Ambassador Herald Fries, and Norwegian Ambassador to the …

Hundreds evacuate as army, rebels clash in NoCot

ARAKAN, North Cotabato (April 24) — Hundreds of residents evacuate as firefight between government soldiers and communist New People’s Army rebels clashed in Sitio Tiwayan in Barangay Badiang, situated in the border of Antipas and Magpet towns, Tuesday at about 9:00 in the morning, April 23. The firefight between elements of the Army’s 19th Infantry …

Duterte’s former Cenro chief runs for Mayor in Sarangani town

DAVAO CITY (April 24) —Jocelyn Zamoro Espina, the former chief of City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of then Mayor, now President Rodrigo Duterte is running for mayor in her hometown in Maasim, Saranggani Province. Espina, a chemical engineer by profession, used to be a teacher but was later appointed by Duterte as the chief …

Duterte to political allies: “Help the poor, don’t oppress the people”

DAVAO CITY (April 23) —Help the poor, bail them out of poverty , do not oppress them, this is the appeal of President Rodrigo Duterte to his political allies and opponents. “We may be in the same political party or not, do not oppress the people,” Duterte made the appeal durinng the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino- …

Beach resort owners told: provide emergency crew, paramedics or face closure

DAVAO CITY (April 20) — Beach resort owners run the risk of tourism permit revocation should they be found operating without emergency crew, paramedics and first aide kits. Tourism Secretary Berna Puyat on Thursday said “Beach resort owners should be equipped with paramedics and first aide kit and those is Siargao should have medical staff, …

Duterte signs 2019 budget, vetoes P95.3-B

DAVAO CITY (April 15) — After four months of delay, Finally, President Rodrigo Duterte today has signed into law the P3.7-trillion minus the P95.3 billion. Reports have it, the vetoed budget were projects inserted by the lawmakers. Executice Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed that the President signed the budget, but not as everyone desired, Duterte vetoed …

Duterte to fire more corrupt officials before China trip

DAVAO CITY (April 12) —President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he will fire more corrupt officials in government before he leaves for an official trip to China. “Next week, when I fly back to report to work, before I leave for China, marami akong tatanggalin,” Duterte stressed. This, as he encouraged the public to report …