Hongkong OFW’s excited, dismayed over President Duterte’s visit

Davao City, Philippines– Hundreds of Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are excited while others dismayed as they await the person whom they consider their icon and protector-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Many of them have switched their day off as Saturday is a working day for them, among them is Teresite Alcontin Deolas who says “I’m so …

Rebels launch three simultaneous attacks, Mayor Sara Duterte condemns terror acts

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Members of the News Peoples Army (NPA) launched simultaneous attacks against a local business tycoon by burning their factories and disarmed security guards here. The militant groups and the Lorenzo’s, owner of the vast track of land mostly dedicated to banana are at loggerheads involving the plantation workers. To weeks, ago, Agrarian Secretary …

Police Supt. Ma. Cristina Nobleza, Renierlo Dongon: Strange bedfellows?

DAVAO CITY, Philippines-– The deputy  director of the Police Regional Crime Laboratory  here is in trouble. Police Supt. Ma. Cristina Nobleza along with his driver/husband Renierlo Dongon, alias  Kudri, aka Reenor Lou Dongon were arrested Saturday in Clarin , Bohol after trying to rescue members of the Abu Sayyaf Group. Nobleza rose from the rank, …

Priest who sells fish for church gets netizens support

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Fr. Joel Silagpo, parish priest of San Antonio de Padua in Lamitan City, Basilan was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the netizens who read his story at www.newsline.ph. “I was so amazed how God responded to our call,  www.newsline.ph, became an instrument, I cannot believe, even my elementary and high …

Honorary Degree: Duterte declines, Robredo gets one

  MANILA, Philippines– In a day, President Rodrigo Dutete declined the offer of the University Philippines Board of regents for an honorary doctorate degree while his vice president received one. In Bohol, Duterte Wednesday said “I simply declined.” While Duterte declined, Vice President Leni Rodrebo happily received one in her home province, Camarines Sur. Duterte …

Will Duterte take the UP honorary doctorate degree?

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) has offered President Rodrigo Duterte with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. But will Duterte take the offer? In the past Duterte never accepted any accolade since he was mayor. The  members of the university’s Board of Regents (BOR)  Tuesday revealed and now less than …