Duterte lauds AFP/PNP/LGU as more NPA rebels surrendering to government

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Durerte lauded the joint efforts of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the local government units for the increasing number of New People’s Army (NPA) returning to the mainstream society. In his meeting with the local chief executives of Luzon,  Wednesday, …

DENR official convicted for demanding P100k

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Regional Trial Court sentenced  to six years imprisonment,  a land investigator from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources  for demanding P100,000 for the processing of an individual’s lot purchase. Presiding Judge Estela Alma Singco  of RTC Branch  12, Cebu City,  found former special land investigator Edwin Atentar …

Ombudsman suspends Agusan Mayor over demolition

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman suspends Buenavista, Agusan del Norte  Mayor Norberto Pagaspas, License Inspector Isaias Oraiz, Jr., Market Supervisor Jairus Arapan and Security Guard Armando Malaki over demolition of a stall. The cases against Pagaspas and other local officials stemmed from illegal demolition a market stall owned by complainant Mildred …

Duterte wants AFP/PNP housing in Tarlac completed in 2019

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wants the  newly  inaugurated AFP/PNP housing project in Concepcion, Tarlac, completed in 2019. On Wednesday, March 7, Duterte led the groundbreaking ceremony of a housing project  for the police and military personnel. Duterte , who was briefed by National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. …

Ombudsman suspends Maguindanao Mayor in Duterte drug lists

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman  suspends Mayor Montaser Sabal of Talitay, Maguindanao,  for one year, after he was found  guilty of Gross Neglect of Duty for failure to implement an anti-drugs programs in his municipality. Sabal was among those identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as “narco-politicians” on August 7, 2016. Records show that Sabal …

Duterte pledges support for women entrepreneurs

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, March 6, guaranteed Filipino businesswomen of the government’s support in the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The President led the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, which is held annually in line with the celebration of the International Women’s Day …

Tadeco to file charges over destruction of biosecurity fence

PANABO CITY, Philippines — The banana giant Tagum Agricultural Development Corporation Inc. (TADECO) is set to file charges against officials and personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and other agency officials who forcibly destroyed the bio-security barrier at the entrance of Barangay Tanglaw in the Municipality of Dujali, Davao del Norte, …

Residents surrender 15 loose firearms in Maguindanao

ZAMBOANGA City, Philippines — Local residents surrendered loose firearms to authorities Friday March 2, 2018 in the Municipality of Datu Unsay Maguindanao. Brigadier General Diosdado Carreon, Commander 601st Infantry Brigade said untiring support of the local chief executives in Maguindanao on the Joint Task Forces Central’s campaign against loose firearms are continually progressing. Carreon and  …

Remit employees’ contributions, SSS tells erring employers

MANILA, Philippines — The Social Security System (SSS) is serious about pursuing delinquent employers who fail to pay their employees’ contributions. This, after a ricemill owner was sentenced to a jail term of six years and a day by a Regional Trial Court in Cauayan, Isabela. Eliza Manalata, owner of Block M Enterprises, is convicted to …

Government to open “Closed” Dapecol roads today

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The government will open two provincial roads within the 30,000-hectare government property which house the Davao Penal Colony (DAPECOL) and within the leased property of Tagum Agricultural Development Company Inc. (TADECO). In a letter dated  February 20, 2018, Congressman  Johny Pimentel, chairperson of the Committee on Government and Public Accountability, asked …