500 DavOr job order employees undergo drug test

MATI, DAVAO ORIENTAL— Some 500 job order employees of the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental underwent a mandatory drug testing on the Monday, January 20, at the Provincial Capitol. Of the 2,500 job order employees, 500 underwent the test which was facilitated by the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) in partnership with the Philippine Drug …

Police cadet dies during training in Davao City

DAVAO CITY –A police cadet died a day after he fainted in the middle of the Basic Internal Security Operation Course (BISOC) here, the Police Regional Office in Davao Region (PRO 11) reported on Friday. Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal, PRO-11 director, said Patrolman Angelo Tito, 24, died of sinus tachycardia secondary to severe dehydration on Friday …

PRO XI says Robredo’s drug war remark shows her ignorance about the issue

DAVAO CITY — The Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 claims the assessment of Vice President Leni Robredo that the administration’s drug war is a “massive failure” showed her ignorance on the issue. PRO XI director Police Brigadier General Filmore Escobal said, Robredo’s revelations only showed Robredo does not understand the mechanics and the campaign itself, …

Ex-Vice Gov of Sultan Kudarat killed in ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen ambushed and killed former Vice Governor of Sultan Kudarat Rolando “Rolly” Recinto about 2:00 in the afternoon Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Police Regional Office 12 (PRO-12) in a report stated that Recinto was driving his Mitsubishi pick-up with licensed plate LDF-237 from Tacurong City towards his home when the …

Duterte to NHA: Build Houses for quake victims

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the National Housing Authority to build houses for the victims of earthquakes from North Cotabato to Davao del Sur. In his speech during his visit in Mlang, North Cotabato on December 30, Duterte publicly instructed NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada to rebuild the houses of earthquake victims …

For using improvized cannons, 2 spend New year in jail

DAVAO CITY —- The neighbourhood enjoyed the loud bang of the improvized cannons they made while counting celebrating the new year , but their happiness was short lived, the police arrived and brought the cannon makers to he police precinct where they spent overnight in detention. The police authorities led by Tugbok Police led by …

Family awaits remains of NPA rebel who died in Luzon

PUNTA, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte – Family members of Bertoldo Cabatcheto, Jr. or Junjun gathered for early morning chores on Saturday, December 28 in preparation for the arrival of his remains from Manila. Junjun’s remains were exhumed by government forces this month when a former rebel, who previously surrendered last November, revealed to authorities his shallow …

After 15 years, couple decides to quit NPA

BUTUAN CITY — Too much exhaustion and disillusionment forced a couple in Surigao del Sur to finally leave the New People’s Army (NPA), armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) that they served for more than 15 years. The Army’s 75th Infantry Battalion, through its commanding officer, Lt. Col. Warren C. Munda, welcomed …