Baste lauds Dabawenyos’ ‘bayanihan’ spirit

DAVAO CITY — After the onslaught of massive flooding last week, acting Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte lauded Dabawenyos for proving that the spirit of “bayanihan” is still alive especially in times of disaster. In a statement on Monday, the young Duterte thanked Dabawenyos for helping each other and showing their readiness to help during last week’s …

Westmincom gets twin-engine speedboat

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) got a boost in terms of maritime interdiction after receiving a speedboat funded by the former governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). This after Mujiv Hataman, Basilan congressman and former ARMM top executive, turned over Sunday a twin-engine speedboat for Westmincom’s seaborne patrols. Lt. Gen. …

MIPC asks government, stop red-tagging journalist

DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) condemns the series of red-tagging incidents involving Leonardo Vicente “Cong” Corrales, associate editor of Mindanao Gold Star Daily based in Cagayan de Oro City, and other journalists in Mindanao in general. In a statement the MIPC stressed “As its core, red-tagging anyone in the media profession …

Maguindanao mayor bans use of highway for driers and domestic animals

DAVAO CITY — Many national highway in secluded towns of Mindanao are used as a drier, display booth and in many cases playground for different domestic and even farm animals. But the Mayor of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao wants to fix this mess. Last week Mayor Ohto Montawal ordered the local police to seize stray farm animals …

Former Maguindanao town vice mayor arrested for gun possession

DAVAO CITY — Authorities arrested on Wednesday, August 21 , Nasser Gumila Uko, the former vice mayor of Kabuntalan town in Maguindanao for possessing an unlicensed firearms. Major Joseph Nandu, deputy police chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (CIDG-BARMM), said a team of CIDG and city police operatives …

SoCot Guv investigates engineering employees selling siphoned government fuel

DAVAO CITY — South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. ordered a full dress investigation on the alleged siphoning fuel from provincial engineering office and sell the same to their cohorts. The report published by Philippine News Agency stated that Tamayo the ‘fuel deal’ scheme involves some government employees. Tamayo said one of his trusted personnel witnessed …

Neophyte DavNor guv works even on holidays, weekends

TAGUM CITY — Neophyte Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib made true his campaign promise to work 24/7 and during holidays to cope up to the demands of his province. On August 21, a non-working holiday, Davao-based reporters witnessed Jubahib holding a special meeting among department heads to discuss the 2020 Annual Investment Plan (AIP) …