Duterte allays public fears on Anti-Terror

DAVAO CITY — Law-abiding citizens should not worry about the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday said, stressing the new legislation only intends to protect the country from violent terrorist attacks. “For the law-abiding citizen of this country, I am addressing you with all sincerity: Huwag ho kayong …

72nd Malasakit Center launched in Baler, Aurora

DAVAO CITY — Despite the challenge besetting the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government launched its 72nd Malasakit Center on Thursday, July 2, in Baler, Aurora. Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go in a press statement said “Service must continue to provide accessible quality health care to the people, especially now that there is …

NBI, PDEA bust two drug peddler in possession of P1-million worth of meth

DAVAO CITY — The joint buy-bust operation of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) resulted in the arrest of a high-value target in possession of P1,050,000 of suspected ‘shabu’ at Main Road Doña Vicenta Subdivision this city at 5:05 in the afternoon, Wednesday. Antonio Rivera, PDEA XI director in …

Disgruntled NPA supporters in Davao Oro condemn rebel atrocities

DAVAO CITY–At least 150 disgruntled supporters of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) in Davao de Oro condemned the rebel movement for various atrocities, the military said in a statement on Tuesday. The Army’s 10th Infantry Division (10ID) said that the former CPP-NPA-NDF supporters used to be members of the …

Palace distances from proposal to rename NAIA

MANILA – Malacañang on Monday distanced itself from the lawmakers’ move to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Palace will leave it to Congress to file measures they wanted. “Iniiwan po namin iyan sa Kongreso dahil kinakailangan po ng batas kung kinakailangang baguhin ang …

TF-Davao and PDEA net P.8-million bust in a day

DAVAO CITY — The massive intelligence and inter-agency collaboration in the fight against illegal drugs in the city have yielded P801,800 worth of confiscated drugs in two separate operations today, June 29. Task Force Davao Commander Consolito Yecla told Newsline, at around 1:45 in the afternoon on Monday, personnel of the composite team from task …

Congress plays vital role in coronavirus crisis management and response -Duterte

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said the House of Representatives plays a vital role in the country’s crisis management and response to coronavirus pandemic which remains a threat worldwide. Duterte who participated in the 36th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of the ASEAN Inter- Parliamentary …