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. …

P10-B Samal-Davao Bridge in final stages: Mayor Sara

DAVAO CITY — The PHP10 billion Davao-Samal Bridge project is already on its final stages, Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said during her State of the City Address (SOCA) Monday. “We encourage everyone to support this project and for the Sanggunian and the relevant departments of the city government to issue the necessary documents and permits, subject …

Diaspora

DAVAO CITY — Of the 1,142 lumad learners affected by the closure of the controversial Salugpungan Ta’Tanu Iskanogon Community Learning Center Inc. (STICLCI), a thousand are now enrolled with the different government-run schools in the region. The students are no longer with the schools that authorities claimed to have been influencing learners to believe the …

Iligan solon wants top public officials to commute

ILIGAN CITY –— A lawmaker wants all government officials in Metro Manila to ride public transport every Monday, to help in decongesting the road and give them the feel of the real transport condition in the National Capital Region. Iligan Lone District Congressman Frederick Siao will propose a bill in Congess, mandating all elected and …

‘NPA lovers’ nabbed for various crimes

DAVAO CITY — Authorities arrested on Monday two members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who are live-in partners for various crimes, including homicide and robbery. Brig. Gen. Marcelo Morales, identified the arrested suspects as Ricardo Bisaya, 26, a resident of Tarragona, Davao Oriental, and Lovely Jane Seroño, 22, a resident of Lupon, Davao Oriental. Morales …