Diaspora

DAVAO CITY — Of the 1,142 lumad learners affected by the closure of the controversial Salugpungan Ta’Tanu Iskanogon Community Learning Center Inc. (STICLCI), a thousand are now enrolled with the different government-run schools in the region. The students are no longer with the schools that authorities claimed to have been influencing learners to believe the …

Grade 9 teacher busted for shabu sale in Bukidnon, celebrates birthday in jail

DAVAO CITY — A Grade-9 public school teacher of Old Damulog National High School, Bukidnon celebrated his 51st birthday inside a detention cell, after he was caught selling suspected shabu to an undercover agent of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on October 10. Teacher Rey Sungahid, 51, was arrested in a joint buy-bust operation by …

No police general in ‘Ninja cops’ list -Duterte

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday clarified “There is no general in the ‘Ninja cops’ list submitted to him by Interior and Local Government Secretary Secretary Eduardo Año. During the arrival press conference at the Davao International Airport after his five-day official visit in the Russian Federation, Duterte said “Walang general doon, I …

Suspected ‘Latigo Gang’ strikes during curfew hours?

DAVAO CITY —- Residents of the city are alarmed over reports that the ‘Latigo Gang ‘ is again out to whip individuals specially the ‘small and under height’ when curfew hours strike. The ‘Latigo Gang’ simultaneously operated Sunday night in areas of S I R in Matina, Sasa, Agdao and Calinan. The ‘Latigo Gang’ moved …

Davao solon defends Duterte’s P4.5-B intel fund for 2020

DAVAO CITY  — Third District Representative and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Isidro Ungab on Monday, September 16, defended the proposed P4.5 billion confidential and intelligence funds under the Office of President (OP) for 2020. Of the P8.25 -billion proposed budget for the Office of the President, P4.5-billion is allocated to the intelligence and confidential fund …

Duterte fires Faeldon, orders freed convicts to surrender in 15 days

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday fired Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon for approving the release of controversial several heinous crime convicts. Duterte called for a press conference and stated the following: “For the longest time, not really compelled but constrained to do the talking now because as President I have to …

Bukidnon youths write letters to rebels: surrender, it’s not too late

DAVAO CITY  — Captain Ryan Layug, spokesperson of the Philippine Army’s 403 Brigade on Sunday September 1, was surprised when he received letters from the youth unanimously asking the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to “Surrender! It’s not too late” Layug was invited to talk about the National Training Service Program at Bukidnon …

Maguindanao mayor bans use of highway for driers and domestic animals

DAVAO CITY — Many national highway in secluded towns of Mindanao are used as a drier, display booth and in many cases playground for different domestic and even farm animals. But the Mayor of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao wants to fix this mess. Last week Mayor Ohto Montawal ordered the local police to seize stray farm animals …