DoT stopped promoting Boracay, Duterte plans to close it

Davao City Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has warned to close Boracay, the country’s top beach destination, if environmental problems there would remain unsolved. “I will close Boracay. Boracay is cesspool,” Duterte said during a Manila Times business forum in Davao city Friday night. Duterte described   “You go into the water, it’s smelly. Smell …

Four bodies retrieved in Tacloban landslide

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Rescuers from  Tacloban City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) retrieved the bodies of the four victims buried during the Sunday landslide in Barangay 43-B along Congressman Mate Avenue, Tacloban City. The incident happened in the city-owned quarry claimed the lives of Alejandro Mayolargo, his common-law wife Sherry Jane Amancio, …

Zamboanga DENR officials relieved from posts

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The regional director and the provincial environmental officer of Zamboanga peninsula were relieved form posts for being negligent in their tasks which resulted to the denudation of the forest and displacement of indigenous peoples in the area. This after President Rodrigo Duterte Monday, January 8, ordered the closure of Dacon Group of …

Duterte orders closure of Dacon and Sirawai plywood operations in Zamboanga Peninsula

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — After watching the video about the havoc brought about by typhoons Vinta and Urduja in the  Zamboanga Peninsula, an angry  President Rodrigo Duterte  ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to immediately close  two logging concessions in the area. The stop order was issued by DENR Regional Director Felix …

T’was yesterday : 1 Mayor, 3 top officials suspended and 1 convicted

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan and the Ombudsman issued three separate resolutions yesterday. 1. The Sandiganbayan has ordered the 90-day preventive suspension against Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Mayor Oscar Montilla, Jr. for delaying the implementation of the suspension order involving his  staff. The anti-graft court directed Montilla “to cease and desist from performing and/or …