Davao implements tough checkpoint procedure

DAVAO CITY — Travellers entering the city should brace of a tougher security procedure in all checkpoints here. This, after the Tuesday the explosions in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat. Task Force Davao commander Colonel Consolito Yecla on Wednesday said they adopted a ” triple” security measures since the start of Kadayawan early this month and it …

900 MILF combatants up for decommissioning

CARMEN, NORTH COTABATO (August 2) — Nine hundred twenty combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and 210 of their weapons will be decommissioned on September 7, 2019 in a ceremony that will be attended by President Rodrigo Duterte in the Old Maguindanao Provincial Capitol in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. This was announced by …

Davao’s Colonel Dubria now heads PNP’s SOSIA

DAVAO CITY (August 2) — Former Davao City Police Office director Colonel Michael John Dubria has been detailed as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Supervisory Office on Security and Investigation Agencies (SOSIA). The SOSIA is the office that regulates the operation of security agencies, including keeping in check all the security …

Duterte puts up P3 million bounty for NPA’s who killed Negros police officers

DAVAO CITY (July 27) —President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced he raised the reward money for the capture of the leader of those responsible for the killing of four police officers in Negros Oriental from P2 million to P3 million. Earlier on, Duterte out put up P1-million bounty for the rebel leader, which he eventually …

BJMP trainee dies, 3 hurt in Pagadian road accident

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A trainee of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) was killed while three others were injured in a three-vehicle smashup in Pagadian City, a police official disclosed Saturday. Lt. Col. Alvin Saguban, Pagadian City police chief, said the incident that involved two trucks and a motorcycle and occurred around 5:10 a.m. …

Duterte happy over new record-high satisfaction rating

DAVAO CITY (July 11) — President Rodrigo Duterte is happy they Filipino people appreciates his hard work. Duterte who is not keen on survey results regarding his performance, on Tuesday said he would be happy whenever the public appreciates his hard work as an elected official. A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed Monday that …

DavOr targets 50k housing units in three years

MATI, DAVAO ORIENTAL (July 7) —The provincial government targets 50,000 housing units which will be constructed in the next three years. This was the vow of Governor Nelson Dayanghirang as he entered his new mandate after seeking reelection during the May 13, midterm elections. The governor’s commitment was reiterated by Flordeliza Tabanao, the chief of …

DND calls for vigilance anew after Sulu bomb attack

MANILA — The Department of National Defense (DND) on Sunday called on the public for continued vigilance following the bomb attack at the tactical command post of the 1st Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) in Barangay Kajatian, Indanan, Sulu, which killed around eight people, including three soldiers, and wounded 22 others last June 28. “The DND calls …

NoCot health office seeks public support vs. dengue

COTABATO CITY¬†— The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of North Cotabato is asking the public to help curb the rising cases of dengue in the area. North Cotabato provincial health chief Dr. Eva Rabaya made the appeal on Friday after their office listed 10 deaths due to dengue with 2,832 dengue cases across the province …

Authorities detonate 500-pound bomb inside Marawi’s MAA

ILIGAN CITY (June 27) – A 500-pounder bomb found at the Most Affected Area in Marawi was detonated on Wednesday afternoon, June 26, an activity which caused panic among residents. A new comer of Mindanao State University (MSU), reportedly collapsed when she heard the explosion. The MSU campus is just near the MAA. The Philippine …