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, …

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 …

Duterte visits wake of slain OFW in Iloilo, extends assistance

Iloilo City, Philippines  — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, February 22, personally condoled with the family of Joanna Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was killed in Kuwait. President Duterte visited the wake of Demafelis in Barangay Feraris here where he extended financial and burial assistance to the family of the slain OFW. Demafelis …

“Malay ko, Pakialam ko”, says Bong Go over Frigate deal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — “Malay ko, Pakialam ko,” a phrase Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go,  delivered before the cheering crowd outside the Senate Building, Monday morning, February 19, 2018. Go was invited for a Senate inquiry over his reported intervention in the P18-billion  Frigate deal of the Philippine Navy. While Go’s …

Bong Go faces Senate Frigate probe: Reiterates innocence

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go appeared in a Senate hearing on Monday, February 19, denying anew accusations that he intervened in the Philippine Navy’s frigate deal or influenced the selection process for the combat management system (CMS) of the two new warships. In his opening statement during …

Kidapawan City vies for Guinness record as the largest and longest “Samba dance”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Kidapawan City is again vying for another Guinness World Record, this time, as the “largest and longest samba dance.” On February 12 ,2018 some  17,000 individuals or 8,500 pairs danced to the tune of samba along the three kilometer stretch of Quezon Boulevard, Maharlika Highway,  Kidapawan City , North Cotabato. Participants …