Trump invites Duterte to attend US-ASEAN Summit in Las Vegas

DAVAO CITY—-Despite a US legislation banning entry of all Philippine officials supposedly behind the arrest and continued detention of Senator Leila de Lima, President Donald Trump invited President Rodrigo Duterte to attend the US-ASEAN Summit . Duterte has been invited to visit the United States to attend a summit between the United States and the …

Drivers license applicants must pass driving school-LTO

DAVAO CITY — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is set to implement a stricter policy in the issuance of driver’s license, which means all applicants must pass a 15-hour theoretical examination in a driving school. LTO-12 Director Macario Gonzaga in an interview with NewsLine.ph said t a new memorandum circular is coming out which highlight …

Killed OFW also a victim of sexual abuse-DOJ

DAVAO CITY— Jeanelyn Villavende, the 26-year-old Overseas Filipino Workers from Norallah, South Cotabato was sexually abused even before she was beaten and killed by her female employer on December 28, 2019. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara in a statement to reporters on Sunday revealed, the autopsy result conducted by NBI medico-legal Dr. Ricardo Rodaje, showed signs …

Kuwait autopsy report on OFWs death is “a lie”-Bello

DAVAO CITY  — The “one sentence” autopsy report provided by the Kuwaiti government about the death of Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende, appears to be “a lie” described Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. Bello in a press conference Friday, January 10 at Villavende residence in  Barangay Tinago, Norala town in South Cotabato noted that …

The fight against oligarchs continues

The year 2019 has been, to say the least, a rollercoaster ride. And a bit too bumpy for oligarchs — President Rodrigo’s favorite targets that beyond the latter’s constant harangue, are sailing rough waters with the ensuing shifts in government’s policies against unfair contracts and trade practices. Arguably, water firms Maynilad and Manila Water are …

Duterte to NHA: Build Houses for quake victims

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the National Housing Authority to build houses for the victims of earthquakes from North Cotabato to Davao del Sur. In his speech during his visit in Mlang, North Cotabato on December 30, Duterte publicly instructed NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada to rebuild the houses of earthquake victims …

PH set to issue partial deployment ban to Kuwait

DAVAO CITY — The Philippine government is set to issue an order implementing partial deployment ban of Overseas Filipino Workers to Kuwait. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the ban to Kuwait is being discussed after the killing of overseas Filipina worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende. Reports revealed Villavende requested her agency to take her out …