For failure to return guns, ex-Samar exec gets imprisonment

MANILA, Philippines –The Sandiganbayan has sentenced former OIC governor of Northern Samar to imprisonment with special perpetual disqualification from government service. the graft court found John Kam, former officer-in-charge Governor of Northern Samar guilty of malversation and was sentenced to imprisonment ranging from 10 to 14 years with perpetual special disqualification. Kam was also ordered …

New Davao Police director named

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (April 4)— The controversial North Cotabato police provincial commander has been named new Davao City Police Office director, replacing P./Supt Michael Dubria. Dubria’s replacement? Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum. Tagum was figured in last year’s violent dispersal which killed one protester in Kidapawan City. Militant groups barricaded Kidapawan-Cotabato national highway to demand for …

Top CARAGA NPA surrenders

AGUSAN del SUR, Philippines(APRIL 4) – A top officer from the revolutionary command of Caraga surrendered to the Philippine Army Sunday, April 2. Col. Cristobal N. Zaragoza, commander of the army’s 401st Infantry Brigade said the surrender of Emelito Camino aka Ka Puma, is due to the relentless pressure exerted by the 402nd Brigade and …

For P18k public fund ex-Councilor in hot water

MANILA, Philippines –A former Councilor from Calbiga Samar, is facing malversation case for falsifying public and private documents in his liquidation for P18,000. The Office of the Deputy Ombudsman ordered the filing of multiple charges against former Sangguniang Bayan member, David Bacsal of Calbiga, Samar. The malversation case against Bacsal stemmed from the 2011 8th …

DavOr  State U officials suspended for bid anomalies 

MANILA, Philippines (April 4) –A State University President and five other officials were orded suspended for six months over bidding anomaly. The Office of the Ombudsman found Jonathan Bayogan, presiden of the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST) together with Airma Ladera (Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee), Vivian Labasano (OIC-Director for Administrative …

SSS for OFW’s?

MANILA, Philippines ( APril )—The state-run Social Security Service (SSS) wants the House of Representatives to legislate a law which seeks to implement the mandatory coverage of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). Emmanuel Dooc, SSS President and CEO said t is their goal to expand the members of SSS to provide security protection to the country’s …

P38-M gold processing plant won’t use mercury, cyanide to extract gold

DAVAO CITY , Philippines (April 3)– The gold-rich province of Compostela Valley will set up a P38-million Gold-Copper Mineral Processing Plant in 2018. This time, the facility will be free from use of mercury and cyanide in extracting gold. Comval Governor Jayvee Tyrone Uy revealed the construction of the modern plant is under the auspices …

Ombudsman suspends Western Samar officials for misconduct 

MANILA,  Philippines (APRIL 2) –Seven local government officials of Hinabangan, Western Samar, have been found administratively and criminally liable for irregularities in multi-million peso procurement projects undertaken from 2010 until  2011. Facing indictment for four counts of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices (Republic Act No. 3019) are former Mayor Alejandro Abarratigue, …

Stay Hydrated

DAVAO CITY, Philippiines (April 1)——The heat is on. Stay Hydrated. City Health Officer Josephine Villafuerte advice the public to drink plenty of water a summer heat starts to affect everyone. Water related problems like viral infections, gastroenteritis, prickly heat and, skin diseases is common during summer season. Summer months can be gruesome for your skin …