3 Dutertes, 60 local bets to kick off Davao campaign

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Duterte, her siblings Paolo and Sebastian or “Baste” and 60 other local candidates will kick off the campaign trail here as the campaign period for the local positions starts on Friday. Mayor Sara, who has been making the rounds to campaign for the senatorial bets of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), …

Duterte tells public: ‘You are who you elect’

DAVAO CITY (March 26) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday encouraged the public to vote wisely in the upcoming midterm elections, noting that it is vital that they choose aspiring senatorial candidates who have integrity and are genuine public servants. In the past, people elect voters because of their popularity and posture, but this time, …

Bong Go draws Cebuanos out in the streets, gets strong support from vote-rich province

DAVAO CITY — Cebuanos from all walks of life on Saturday went out on the streets in a display of support as the motorcade of former Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go went around in Lapu-Lapu City. As Go’s motorcade passed by, motorists stopped and honked their horns …

Murdered DavNorte lawyer a victim of EJK, says lawyer brods

DAVAO CITY (March 25) — The brothers of murdered lawyer Rex Jasper Lopoz said their brother was a victim of the Duterte administration’s extrajudicial killings. Lopoz was murdered by still unknown gunman inside the vicinity of City Mall shopping center along the Davao-Butuan highway in Visayan Village , Tagum City, Davao del Norte, at about …

Dinagat Island town Mayor, Councilor arrested for illegal possession of firearms

DAVAO CITY (March 24) — Authorities on Saturday morning, March 23, Tubajon, arrested Dinagat town Mayor Romeo Constantino Vargas and municipal Councilor Norlito Ticod, for illegal possession of firearms. Vargas was arrested in his residence in Purok 1, Brgy. Santa Cruz, Tubajon, while Ticod was arrested in Brgy. Puerto Princesa, Basilisa, Dinagat Islands. The two …

DILF files charges vs 45 Mayors over failure to create anti-drugs council

DAVAO CITY (March 21)-— The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has filed a complaint against 45 mayors before the Office of the Ombudsman for their alleged failure or refusal to create Anti-Illegal Drugs Abuse Council (ADAC) in their areas. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año the department filed the complaint after the concerned officials …

Bato emotional over survey climb, vows to campaign harder on the ground

DAVAO CITY (March 20)— Administration senatorial candidate Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa was emotional when he shared in a campaign sortie in Tacloban City on Tuesday, that his ranking in the latest Pulse Asia survey went up. “Mas lalo akong na motivate to work harder sa ground and campaign because I felt na mahal ninyo ako, …

Tight security for the 60k supporters joining People’s Grand Rally in Davao today

DAVAO CITY (March 15) — Around 60, 000 supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte’s senatorial candidates will converge tonight at the Crocodile Park, Maa, Duterte Campaign Team (DCT) representative  Engr. Arwin Ardon  during yesterday’s press conference said , the supporters will be coming from the different provinces and cities of Davao region. Ardon said the President will campaign PDP-Laban candidates …

Fugitive Marawi Vice Mayor arrested inside City Hall

MARAWI CITY (March 13) — Fugitive Marawi vice mayor Arafat Salic who is facing charges of rebellion in relation to Marawi siege was arrested by police and military authorities inside the City Hall at around 10:00 am, March 13. Col. Romeo Brawner, 103rd Infantry Brigade Commander in an interview said “Salic is included in the …

No Davao politician involved in illegal drugs : Año

DAVAO CITY — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday said there are no politicians from Davao region involved in illegal drug activities. In a text message, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said he has not received reports of politicians from Davao region who are involved in the illegal drug trade. “So far wala …