Bong Go supports Duterte’s order to re-arrest all freed convicts thru GCTA

DAVAO CITY — Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go says he already sounded off of the impending dismissal of a top official which President Rodrigo Duterte himself revealed on Wednesday. Here is the statement of Go, “Monday pa ako nagsabi na heads will roll. Ngayon, nag-order na si Pangulong Duterte na ipahuli ulit ang mga prisoners …

Garuda sets initial Manado-Davao flight on September 27

DAVAO CITY–The Garuda Indonesia has scheduled on September 27, 2019 its initial flight from Manado to Davao. This was disclosed over the weekend by Indonesian Consul General Dicky Fabrian, who said Garuda has already sent a letter of intent to Davao Airport Authority for the airline’s maiden flight using a 70-seater ATR 72-600 aircraft. Initially, …

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 …

Bukidnon youths write letters to rebels: surrender, it’s not too late

DAVAO CITY  — Captain Ryan Layug, spokesperson of the Philippine Army’s 403 Brigade on Sunday September 1, was surprised when he received letters from the youth unanimously asking the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to “Surrender! It’s not too late” Layug was invited to talk about the National Training Service Program at Bukidnon …

1st court trial via video conference launched in Davao

DAVAO CITY — A Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch here conducted the first case hearing via a Video Conference involving high risk and high profile inmates from Maa City Jail. RTC Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio presided the hearings for the arraignment of Leonilo Gonzales alias Banakon, who is charged of attempted murder and the …

Vietnamese fishing vessel intercepted

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Four undocumented Vietnamese are now in the custody of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after the unregistered fishing vessel they manned was intercepted off Taganak, Tawi-Tawi Friday afternoon, Aug. 16. Taganak Island is at the boundaries of the international treaty limits between the Philippine and Malaysia. The vessel and the crewmen are …

Dureza: Nothing will move us from our unwavering stand to achieve peace

  ZAMBOANGA CITY (August 1)– Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza yesterday said that the terrorist bombing in Lamitan City in the island province of Basilan on Tuesday was “a tragic incident that serves to remind that the road to lasting and sustainable peace is fraught with threats and dangers.” The incident, perpetrated by suspected …

Ten killed, 8 wounded in Lamitan City blast

ZAMBOANGA CITY (August 1)– Ten person were killed including an army personnel and four  members of the civilian auxiliary  group, when a passenger van exploded during an inspection in Barangay Colonia, Lamitan City, Basilan July 31, at around 5:50 in the morning. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in a statement said,  they  successfully …