The list of 132 Mayors in Mindanao affected by the NaPolCom order

DAVAO CITY (July 5)—The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) ordered the withdrawal of the deputation of seven (7) Governors and 132 Mayors in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and in the city of Cotabato. Napolcom Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that their …

Clark CEO went on leave, after Duterte hinted his dismissal over corruption issue

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— President Rodrigo R. Duterte Thursday confirmed it was Clark Development Corp. president Noel Manankil he was referring to  when he hinted on firing a corrupt public official. In an interview with reporters at the Camp Quintin , Catitipan Duterte said “I did not name him publicly, but it was him.” Reports reaching …

Convert South China Sea into zone of friendship — De Venecia

 BEIJING, China — Former Philippine House Speaker Jose de Venecia has suggested to temporarily shelve the sovereignty issue of the South China Sea and convert the potentially energy-rich territory into a zone of friendship, peace, cooperation and development. “The disagreement in the South China Sea with conflicting sovereignty claims, may be settled, we believe, by …

Calabarzon police augments Marawi City enforcers

LAGUNA, Philippines —The Police Regional Office (PRO IV-A) in Calabarzon deployed on Monday 241 policemen bound for Marawi City to augment government forces in the ongoing operations against the Maute terrorist group. Calabarzon Regional Police Director, Chief Superintendent Mao Aplasca, presided over the send-off rites at the police regional headquarters here immediately after the “humanitarian …

House approves bill extending for 20 years IPs claim to ancestral land titles

MANILA, Philippines— The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure which seeks to extend for another 20 years the period for indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) and indigenous peoples (IPs) to secure ancestral land titles. The house approval came after one of the principal authors Mountain Province Congressman Maximo Dalog, died …

DavOr to own a drug rehab center

MATI CITY, Philippines —Another drug rehabilitation facility will rise in the Province of Davao Oriental. This, after the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) donated a building to the Provincial Government. On Friday, June 9, Friday Davao Oriental Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang led the groundbreaking ceremony at the Provincial Government Compound …

Remaining Maute terrorists now on the verge of defeat — AFP

MANILA, Philippines — The remaining Maute Group terrorists, holed up in Marawi City, are now on the end on their rope and are on the verge of being defeated by containing military units. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla who noted that the surviving lawless elements are now fragmented and …