Duterte confident insurgency in Eastern Visayas ending soon

DAVAO CITY (June 20)— President Rodrigo Duterte is confident the government can end the insurgency problem in Eastern Visayas soon, as he encouraged the rebels to abandon their ideology. Duterte arrived at Camp General Vicente Lukban in Catbalogan City to deliver his message to the troops and honor slain and injured soldiers following recent clashes …

Duterte protects the interest of the country in Recto Issue-Palace

DAVAO CITY (June 20) — President Rodrigo Duterte wants to protect the interest of the country as he sees the Recto Bank issue differently which earned flak after saying that the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat after being hit by a Chinese fishing trawler . Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a press briefing on …

Duterte may raise Recto Bank issue during the the ASEAN Summit

DAVAO CITY (June 20 ) — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to leave for Thailand this week to attend the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and join his fellow leaders in discussing a wide range of regional issues. During the summit, Duterte may possibly discuss the issue involving the sinking of a …

Group lauds panel for return of trash back to SoKor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–Environmental group EcoWaste Coalition has welcomed the agreement reached by the governments of the Philippines and South Korea for the repatriation of 5,177 tons of wastes. In a statement Saturday, EcoWaste National Coordinator Aileen Lucero lauded the firm stand of Customs and Environmental officials in Northern Mindanao to have the wastes shipped back …

S. Korean officials to meet with gov’t panel on waste shipment

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Representatives of the South Korean government are scheduled to meet Filipino officials and private sector representatives Thursday morning (June 13) at the Phividec Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental Province, where the remaining 5,000 metric ton wastes have yet to be sent back. Misamis Oriental 2nd District Rep. Juliette Uy said she …

Duterte vows to run after big, powerful landowners

DAVAO CITY (June 14) —President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday expressed dismay over the continuous ownership of vast tracks of land by wealthy landowners despite the implementation of the government’s land reform program. The President named some powerful landed elites in the country who circumvent the law to continue taking hold of huge agricultural lands, depriving …

Floods swamp 3 Maguindanao schools

COTABATO CITY — Three public elementary schools in Maguindanao have been underwater due to torrential rains affecting the province and the rest of Mindanao the past few days. The flooded schools are the Pagatin Elementary School in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town; Sambulawan Elementary School (Shariff Saydona Mustapha); and Barurao Elementary School (Sultan sa Barongis). Alibai Benito …

Duterte thanked Japan for giving fresh financial assistance for Mindanao development

DAVAO CITY (June 2) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte expressed his gratitude to Japan for committing around 25 billion yen for the development of Mindanao’s road network, vocational training facilities, and other projects. “I thank Prime Minister Abe for the importance his government attaches to the Mindanao and its commitment to achieve just and lasting …