Sara Duterte tops list of presidential bets: survey

MANILA – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has topped the list of possible presidential bets in a survey released by Pulse Asia on Thursday. The Pulse Asia survey, conducted from Nov. 23 to Dec. 2, showed that 26 percent of Filipinos would support Sara succeeding her father, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, as president should the 2022 elections …

Ampoloquio appointed as ad interim Comelec Commissioner

DAVAO CITY — Davao Lawyer Aimee Ferolino-Ampoloquio has been appointed ad interim commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Ampoloquio took her oath of office for a term expiring on Feb. 2, 2027, replacing Al Parreño last December 23, the poll body said. She will outline a few of her priority projects as commissioner once …

DavNor named 2nd most competitive province in the country, Tagum City ranks 3rd

DAVAO CITY — The province of Davao del Norte has been adjudged as the Second Most Competitive Province in the Philippines during the recently held 8th Regional Competitiveness Summit.  It is four ranks higher than its having been in the sixth spot in 2019. Davao del Norte garnered the said award after the province and its …

Duque still has PRRD’s trust: Palace

MANILA – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III still serves at the pleasure of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said Monday following a senator’s call to replace the health chief for the government’s missed opportunity to secure Pfizer’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine by January. In a press briefing from Davao City, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this …

Government workers to receive P10K service recognition incentive

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte signed Administrative Order (AO) No. 37 authorizing the grant of P10K one-time service recognition incentive (SRI) to government workers for fiscal year 2020 on Friday. As provided in the AO 37, the employees in national government agencies, including state universities and colleges and government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs), and …

Illegal drugs trade soar amidst pandemic

Each day,  one can see police reports involving suspected illegal drug traders or death among the ranks. This happens in almost all areas in the country, especially Mindanao. Notwithstanding, stories of anti-illegal drugs operation that continue to hit the headlines in social media posts, from weeds to meth in the region and ecstasy to valium …

Ceasefire with reds: Never Again- Duterte

DAVAO CITY — There will never be ceasefire between the government and the e Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) for the rest of his term, said President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night. During his televised talk to the people, Duterte stressed “There will be no ceasefire ever again under my …

Davao Customs now tracing travels of container van carrying cocaine

DAVAO CITY — The Bureau of Customs Davao port is now tracing the routes of the container van which yielded 400 grams of cocaine discovered on November 30 at the International Repair Services (IRS) in Brgy. Labangal General Santos City. Customs (BOC) Port of Davao, District Collector Atty. Erastus Sandino B. Austria in a press …