BARMM to fast-track enactment of regional budget

Cotabato City— The Bangsamoro Government will fast-track the finalization and passage of the 2020 regional budget to avoid disruption in government operation.   BARMM Spokesperson Naguib Sinarimbo said “the urgency of that is if we fail to make appointments and comply with the publication requirements of the positions within December, we will have a situation …

BARMM chief minister Ebrahim reshuffles Cabinet

Cotabato City —A revamp in the Cabinet of Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim officially took effect Monday, November 11. Ebrahim initially made the announcement of minor changes in the setup of regional Cabinet officials in a meeting on November 4, 2019. In a cabinet meeting on Monday, Ebrahim said former Environment Minister Abdulraof Macacua will …

Police probes ambush of Lanao del Sur Mayor

ILIGAN CITY —– The Special Investigation Task Group created to probe behind the ambush of Masiu, Lanao del Sur Mayor Nasser Pangandaman is now working to determine the motive behind the incident. The convoy of Pangandaman Jr. was ambushed by still unidentified armed men, around 10:00 am Sunday, November 10, in Barangay Gata, Buadipuso Buntong town. …

DavOr’s Dayanghirang is new RPOC chair

DAVAO CITY — Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang is now Davao Region’s new Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Chairman. Governor Dayanghirang, along with other newly appointed government officials, took his oath during the oath-taking ceremony presided by President Rodrigo Duterte last week at the Malcañang Palace. As Governor Dayanghirang takes the challenge of being …

Bukidnon IP parents want NPA to return their children

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon — Three parents who belong to the Umayamnon indigenous peoples’ group have called on the New People’s Army (NPA) to return their children, whom they believed were recruited by the rebels.|The parents, known only as couple Lolita and Durno and Boy, expressed their desire to see their children again during a radio station interview …

Bomb explodes inside town Mayor’s house in Zamboanga

An explosion struck outside the house of  Pangutaran, Sulu municipal Mayor Asri Taib, in Bienvenido Drive,  Barangay Canelar Moret, Zamboanga City, around 4:00 a.m Thursday, October 24. Residents of Calenar were awaken by the loud explosion. No one was hurt but a car parked outside the gate was reportedly damaged. Col. Antonio John Divinagracia, Task …

New PNP-11 chief vows to focus on ‘internal cleansing’

DAVAO CITY  — The newly designated acting chief of the Philippine National Police in Region 11 vowed to focus more on internal cleansing, a “zero tolerance” policy among police personnel involved in illegal drug activities and other crimes. During the turnover ceremony on Tuesday here, Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal admitted that his new post would …

PDP-Laban mourns the death of founder, Ex-senator Aquilino “Nene’ Pimentel Jr.

DAVAO CITY — The leaders and members of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) mourns the death of its founder former senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel. PDP-Laban Secretary General and Davao del Norte First District Congressman Pantaleon D. Alvarez, in a statement said : “The party mourns the loss of our founder, the icon of …

Duterte names Gamboa as PNP OIC Chief

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday named Lt. Gen Archie Gamboa, PNP deputy chief for administration as PNP OIC Chief replacing Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde who stepped down Monday. Duterte accepted Albayalde’s resignation and immediately named Gamboa as OIC. Gamboa is Albayalde’s classmate at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Sinagtala Class of 1986. …