Duterte wants PH to be investor friendly

DAVAO CITY (April 29) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, invited entrepreneurs to invest in the Philippines, promising an environment conducive to business. “I want you guys, all businessmen, whether Japanese…Chinese. I want you to go to the Philippines, do business and I will create an environment which you will find comfortable,” the President said …

Two deals signed after Duterte-Xi bilateral meeting in Beijing bilateral meeting

DAVAO CITY (April 26)— President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday (April 25) witnessed the signing of two agreements after the bilateral meeting during the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Duterte and Xi witnessed the signing of the Handover Certificate Grant-Aid for the Dangerous Drugs Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers. …

No irregularity found in ‘dredging vessel’ off Iligan Bay

ILIGAN CITY — The local government here said no illegal activity is being conducted by a barge that has remained anchored off Iligan Bay for three weeks now. The City Environment and Management Office (CEMO) said this was the result of Tuesday’s inspection on the vessel.  The inspection was conducted by the CEMO together with the …

PRRD arrives in Beijing for Belt and Road Forum

DAVAO CITY (April 25) — President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Beijing on Wednesday night to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation from April 25 to 27. Duterte arrived at the Beijing International Airport at 7:40 n the evening. This is Duterte’s fourth trip to China since he assumed the presidency in 2016. Duterte’s …

“No backpack policy” still up in Davao

DAVAO CITY (April 23) –– The ‘No backpack’ policy is still being implemented here, this was the reminder of Davao City Police Director Alexander Tagum to all residents and guests of the city. Tagum issued the clarification as they received complaints during the Holy Week that some people were not able to enter the church during the ‘Visita …

Duterte to attend second belt and road forum in Beijing

DAVAO CITY (April 23) — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to leave for Beijing, China, as one of the speakers for the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on April 25 to 27.  In a pre-departure breifing, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Affairs Meynardo Montealegre said President …

NoCot folks welcome ‘persona non grata’ declaration vs. NPA

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato — Residents and officials in this province welcomed the decision of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) in declaring the New People’s Army (NPA) as “persona non grata.” Charlie Segucal, chairperson of Barangay Kabalantian in nearby Arakan town, spearheaded a peace rally last weekend denouncing the atrocities of the NPA following …

BIFF follower killed, leader hurt in NoCot clash

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato — A member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was killed while a BIFF leader and a soldier were injured in a firefight in a remote village here, a top military official said Thursday. Major Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander, said the firefight ensued while a joint military …

Comelec prohibits politicians to campaign on Maunday Thursday and Good Friday

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday reminded candidates running for national and local positions in the May 2019 mid-term polls that campaigning is prohibited on Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19) Commissioner Luie Tito Guia said Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, including the day before the election, are “quiet periods”. …

Top NPA leader killed in Tagum City operation

DAVAO CITY — A front deputy secretary of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed when police and Army operatives swooped down on a house in Tagum City Monday. Lt. Col. Esteyven Ducusin, commander of the Philippine Army’s 71st Infantry Battalion identified the rebel leader as Cindy Terado alias Jill, deputy secretary of Guerrilla Front 2. …