NBI sues DavSur Board and Kapa media coordinator for resuming investment scheme despite SEC order

DAVAO CITY — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 11 sued on Thursday has filed charges of large scale estafa against Davao del Sur Board Member and Kabus Padatoon (Kapa) media coordinator, for reportedly resuming the operations of the investment scheme despite the cease and desist order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). …

Duterte awards Order of Lau-Lapu on eight soldiers killed while fighting ASG in Basilan

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday posthumously conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kalasag on eight soldiers killed while fighting the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan and Sulu. Their families received the award. Among those who received the Order of Lapu-Lapu were TSgt. Alberto P. Garde, SSgt. Jayson C. Sawit, …

‘Marilyn’ damaged houses. fishing boats in Gensan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Over a dozen houses and fishing boats were damaged as huge waves hit several coastal villages in this city and parts of Sarangani province on Friday morning. Authorities, however, reported no casualty as a result of these incidents, which came amid sporadic heavy rains in the area since Thursday night, triggered by …

Duterte calls for unity as he welcomes decommissioned MILF combatants

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao — President Rodrigo Duterte rallied for unity on Saturday as he welcomed the decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants, noting the event marked another important milestone in the history of the region’s quest for peace. Speaking during the launch of the second phase of the decommissioning, President Duterte acknowledged the efforts of …

Murad : Decommissiong is not surrender

COTABATO CITY — “Decommissioning is not tantamount to surrender. “ This was the declaration of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF ) chairman Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim on Saturday, September 7, as 1,060 combatants of the MILF was decommissioned in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Murad stressed “We have not given up on our struggle.” “I would like to …

Maguindanao massacre decision out by November: PCOO chief

MANILA — A court decision on the Maguindanao massacre may be out before its 10th anniversary in November, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said Friday. “The court has already deemed the case as submitted for decision, and barring unforeseen circumstances, we are hoping for a decision by the third week of November,” Andanar …

Eastmincom, MIPC agree to condemn scare tactics and work for journalists safety

DAVAO CITY—Open communication lines, security provision for threatened journalists and condemn scare tactics from difference forces. These are among the agreed courses of action that key military officials of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) and journalists representing the Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) have agreed Monday (Sept. 2), following a two-hour dialogue to tackle the …

BIFF member allegedly pushing drugs arrested in Cotabato City hospital

COTABATO CITY — A leader of the Islamic State (IS)–linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), who allegedly moonlights as a big-time drug peddler was arrested by police and anti-narcotic agents on Wednesday, September 4, while confined at Cotabato Regional and Medical Center. Juvenal Azurin, director for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region …

Council sets probe on rise of investment scams in Gensan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The City Council is set to launch a legislative inquiry into the continuing proliferation of fraudulent investment schemes that have already scammed thousands of residents here. City Councilor Jose Edmar Yumang said Wednesday the probe aims to uncover various illegal investment practices in the area and facilitate proper interventions by the local …