Tons of chicken product held at Misamis Oriental port

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A total of 21 tons of frozen dressed chicken from Luzon are being put on hold to ensure that they are not contaminated with the dreaded avian flu virus, the National Meat Inspection Service in Region (NMIS-10) said. The chicken product arrived Tuesday at the Mindanao International Container Port in Tagoloan town, …

Ride public transport, public officials urge

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — To feel how it is to ride a public transport, a partylist representative is proposing a law requiring government  officials to ride public transportation at least once a month during rush hours. Congressman Neil Abayan of partylist AANGAT TAYO filed House Bill 6195 entitled “Public Servants Commuting via Public Transport Act” …

Mindanao schools to post ‘peace zone’ streamers

MANILA, Philippines —  Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones is requiring all schools in Mindanao to post streamers indicating that they are a “peace zone”. “This school is a peace zone” should be written in the streamers, according to Briones. Briones said this in light of the ongoing Marawi crisis, and as the agency …

House panel approves postponement of Barangay, Sk polls to 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The panel at the  House of Representative  Monday the proposal to postpone the October 2017 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to  second Monday of May 2018. The Committee voted 19-2 in favor of postponing the barangay and SK elections. The House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms chaired by CIBAC partylist …

Five armed men, two navy officers killed in Sulu encounter

Zamboanga City, Philippines — Five armed men were killed  while the government forces suffered two casualties in a four-hour fight between the Naval Forces Western Mindanao early morning Thursday, August 10  at vicinity of Sitio Langhub, Brgy Pang, Kalingalan Caluang, Sulu. The firefight resulted to the death of two navy officers namely;  SSgt Pedro H …

“We can fun for the free education”-Nograles

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Amidst fear on where to get the much needed fund to implement the free education for students enrolled in  the state colleges and universities  come 2018, House Finance chair Karlo Alexie Nograles messaged President Rodrigo Duterte “Mr. President huwag kang mag-alala hahanapan namin ng paraan para mapondohan ang free  education.” (Mr. President, don;t worry …

Printing of ballots for barangay, SK polls to start Wednesday

MANILA, Philippines –— The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start printing the official ballots for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls on Wednesday. “We will start printing the ballots on Wednesday,” said Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista on Monday. With this, Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez noted that the printing will not go full scale as …

Issue vs Comelec chief casts doubt on 2016 poll results

MANILA, Philippines— The allegations of ill-gotten wealth against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Andres Bautista  cast doubts on the credibility of the 2016  election results. Senator Grace Poe,  who ran and lost  in the presidential race said the recent issue hurled against Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chair Andres Bautista affects the elections results and makes …