Davao cops cite continued results of Oplan Kalinaw

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) said it continues to gain positive results in its simultaneous anti-criminality and terrorism operations under Oplan Kalinaw. This, as 25 individuals wanted by law were arrested by authorities during an Oplan Kalinaw operation conducted in different areas of the city on Thursday. Col. Alexander Tagum, DCPO chief, …

PRRD again offers shelter, livelihood to rebels who will surrender

DAVAO CITY (June 14) — Again! President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his call to the New People’s Army (NPA) to surrender as he offers shelter and livelihood on Thursday (June 13). In a speech before the recipients of certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in Soccsksargen (Region XII), Duterte said his government is ready to accept …

10 arrested for disrupting Independence Day rites

KAWIT, Cavite — Police operatives here arrested 10 suspects, including 3 minors, who were in the act of disrupting the 121st Independence Day celebration at the Aguinaldo Shrine, in Kaingen village here at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. In a spot report from Kawit Municipal Police Station sent to the PNA, policemen from various units arrested 10 suspects …

Duterte finding source for teachers pay hike

DAVAO CITY (June 12) — President Rodrigo Duterte is definitely committed to increase the salary of public school teachers, but he is still finding for a fund source to realize the commitment. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Tuesday said, Duterte really wanted to increase the salary but ” Ang problema nga lang doon ay naghahanap …

Senate to ‘solidify’ support for admin agenda: Go

DAVAO CITY — Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday assured the public that the new Senate will seek improved working relations with the executive branch to fulfill the priority agenda of the Duterte administration. However, Go, who will reportedly get the Senate committees on health, urban planning, housing and resettlements, vowed to remain independent …

Duterte ‘working on’ salary hike for teachers

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte is “working on” a promised salary hike for teachers, Malacañang said on Monday, assuring educators that economic managers are already looking for sources of funding. “The President is working on that. And hopefully that can be responded to. Our economic managers are doing everything to see how things can be done,” …

Duterte certifies mandatory ROTC bill as urgent

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill mandating Grades 11 and 12 in public and private schools to undergo mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Monday confirmed to reporters in a text message that Duterte has indeed certified the ROTC bill as urgent just four days before …

First day of classes in Region 12 peaceful, orderly: PNP-12

COTABATO CITY — The first day of classes in public and private schools in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) on Monday has been peaceful and orderly with policemen managing the traffic and providing ample security to students and teachers. In a report, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 said there were no reported untoward incidents in all schools …

AFP, PNP escorts for Tulfo brothers recalled

DAVAO CITY (June 3) — The police and marine escorts detailed to secure the Tulfo brothers have been recalled but authorities said the recall is not related to the recent rants of Erwin Tulfo against Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista. In applying for security escorts, the authorities conduct background investigation to …