Barangay Kapitan patay sa ambush sa NoCot

LUNGSOD SA KABACAN, North Cotabato — Patay ang Barangay Kapitan sa Lower Paatan, ning lungsod sa dihang gipusil kini sa wala pa mailhing ‘riding in tandem’ niadtong Sabado, Septiembre 14. Migawas sa imbestigasyon sa Kabacan Police, mga alas 8:00 sa buntag paingon ang biktimang si Kapitan Ben Ilisan Candangan, 43, dihang nidangat kini sa Sitio …

Gross taxation to eliminate corruption – Duterte

DAVAO CITY— To eliminate corruption involving government officials engage in revenue collection, President Rodrigo Duterte suggested that the government adopt a gross taxation method. Apparently fed up by rampant corruption in the government, Duterte suggested that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) use gross taxation to eliminate corruption “Pag gross, wala na. ‘Yang mga examiner, …

PAF allots P15.7-M for repair of attack chopper

MANILA — The Philippine Air Force (PAF), is allocating the sum of PHP15.745 million for the acquisition of spare parts needed for the repair and maintenance of one of the eight AgustaWestland (now Leonardo) AW-109 attack helicopters in its service. Parts are intended for the AgustaWestland attack helicopter with tail number 820, according to the Bids …

LGBT rights protected in the anti-discrimination law – Palace

DAVAO CITY — Malacañang has reiterated its firm position that the anti-discrimination law will address all forms of discrimination, including those perpetuated against the Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Queers, + (LGBTQ+) sector. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo last week reiterated what President Rodrigo Roa Duterte actually meant regarding the issue, …

‘Marilyn’ floods 11 Zambo villages

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A total of 754 families here were displaced as 11 barangays were inundated by flood, brought about by the bad weather, on Friday. This city experienced heavy rainfall that started before sunrise and continued the whole day, though intermittently, triggered by the southwest monsoon and enhanced by tropical depression Marilyn. Ma. Socorro Rojas, …

‘Marilyn’ damaged houses. fishing boats in Gensan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Over a dozen houses and fishing boats were damaged as huge waves hit several coastal villages in this city and parts of Sarangani province on Friday morning. Authorities, however, reported no casualty as a result of these incidents, which came amid sporadic heavy rains in the area since Thursday night, triggered by …

Marawi celebrates Month of Peace as rehab efforts gain momentum

MARAWI CITY — Around 170 high-end scooters lined the grounds of the provincial capitol here, their powerful engines revving up as riders eagerly waited for the get-go. But what spectators were witnessing was no ordinary biking event. Dubbed “Ride for Peace,” it was the first of its kind to be held in Marawi and participated in …

Duterte inaugurates ‘The Bunker’ in Bataan

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the inauguration Thursday of the Bataan Government Center and Business Hub dubbed “The Bunker,” making the province the first local government unit in the country to house provincial and national offices in a single location. The President expressed his gratitude to the people of Bataan for their warm …

MisOr temporarily bans entry of hogs, pork products

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The provincial government of Misamis Oriental ordered Thursday the temporary ban on the entry of pigs and various pork products from areas deemed by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) as having an African Swine Fever (ASF) infestation. In his Executive Order 2019-13, Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano ordered the creation of …

Comelec reminds SoCot House bets to comply with poll rules

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 reminded aspirants vying for South Cotabato’s first and third legislative district seats to strictly comply with all election-related regulations in the Oct. 26 special polls. Lawyer Michael Abas, Comelec-South Cotabato supervisor, issued the reminder as the 45-day campaign period for the elections in the …