SPMC sending medical team to augment Marawi doctors.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–The government’s biggest hospital here Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) is sending medical team in Marawi City, Lanao del Norte. Dr. Ricardo Audan, SPMC chief of clinics revealed preparation in underway to augment the need for surgical, medical and psychosocial in Marawi. The team will include an ortho-surgeon, emergency medical doctors, two anesthesiologists, …

For failing to declare his car and residential lot, ex-director in RXI charged

Manila, Philippines—Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the indictment of former National Commission on Muslim Filipinos regional director Cabinbanan Mamukid for violation of Section 7 of Republic Act No. 3019, Section 8 of Republic Act No. 6713, and Article 183 (Perjury) of the Revised Penal Code (RPC). The Office of the Ombudsman found that Mamukid …

GRP Cancels 5th round of talks with communist

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Was there betrayal? This question is being raised as the Philippine Government cancelled the 5th round of talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP/NDFP). Reports about the cancellation started to circulate when the NDF issued the statement ordering an intensified operations against the government after Martial …

Martial Law declaration, very substantial-SolGen

DAVAO CITY, Philippines- The Office of the Solicitor General is confident, the Martial Law declaration is based on substantial facts as it welcomes anyone who wants to challenge the proclamation. Confident on the substantial justification of Presidential Proclamation No. 216, Solicitor General Jose Calida maintained “The facts are very substantial. And if any citizen will …

Duterte fires Drugs Board chief over ‘contradicting’ figures

Manila, Philippines–Fresh from Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte fired the chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board  (DDB) for allegedly issuing  contradicting figures about the illegal drugs data. Addressing himself to DDB director Benjamin Reyes, Duterte said “You’re fired today. Get out of the service,” Duterte said. “You do not contradict your own government…You’re just a civilian …

WHAT IS MARTIAL LAW?

DAVAO CITY–The word of the day is Martial Law. Below are definitions to guide us to understand the meaning and essence of the declaration. From Wikipedia: Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of normally civilian functions of government, especially in response to a temporary emergency such as invasion or major disaster, or …

Stiffer regulations in firearms procurement-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– Gun enthusiasts beware! Citing the loose government regulations in firearms procurement by private individuals resulting to arming the enemies of the state, President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants stiffer regulations for civilians who intend to buy firearms and ammunition. Speaking before the 25th Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines (AFAD) …

Ombudsman suspends Maguindanao Mayor

MANILA, Philippines- Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the one month suspension of Northern Kabuntalan, Maguindanao Mayor Datu Umbra Bayam Dilangalen for Simple Neglect of Duty. The Office of the Ombudsman found inconsistencies in Dilangalen’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) for the years 2009 to 2010. Based on the investigation conducted, the …

Duterte keeps “excellent” trust rating-SWS poll

MANILA, Philippines-Despite the criticisms hurled against him, President Rodrigo Duterte maintains “excellent” trust rating from Filipinos. In a national survey conducted last March 25-28 with 1,200 respondents found 80 percent of Filipinos with much trust, 11 percent undecided, and 10 percent with little trust in President Duterte. This gives Duterte an “excellent” +70 net trust …

Ten bypass roads in Davao City to address traffic woes-DPWH

Davao City, Philippines– Davao City will have ten bypass roads to decongest major roads to address traffic problems here. The new alternate routes will ease traffic problems in major areas of the city. Increased number of visitors and fast socio-economic development have been noticed since President became president. Dean I. Ortiz, spokesperson of the Department …