Army Special Forces train ‘Descendants of the Sun’ actors

MANILA — Actors who will play roles in the local remake of South Korean drama series ‘Descendants of the Sun’ underwent two-day training by the members of the Philippine Army’s Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) (SFRA) at Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija on Monday. In a statement Friday, Army spokesperson, Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said the unit SFRA …

GenSan all set for 5th Blaan Day celebration

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The local government will showcase anew the rich culture and traditions of the Blaan tribe, the city’s first inhabitants, during the 5th Blaan Day celebration on July 22. City Councilor Lucio Cawayan, the city council’s Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative (IPMR), said Friday the three-day event will include cultural activities such as the …

PRO-9 deploys ‘hijab PNP contingent’

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) has formed a “hijab PNP contingent” to undertake community affairs programs across the region. Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla, PRO-9 director, said Wednesday the contingent is part of the 692 new policemen they deployed to undergo a six-month on-the-job Field Training Program (FTP) in the different parts of the …

Actor, pal yield P457-K worth of ecstasy, cocaine in Taguig bust

MANILA – Authorities seized PHP457,000 worth of ecstasy tablets and assorted illegal drugs and arrested a model-TV actor and his female cohort in Taguig City. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino identified the suspects as Aaron Linde Cruz, model-actor and product endorser, and Geraldine Escoto Vitto. The suspects were arrested in a …

Duterte to turn-over Freedom residences to former rebels in Tagum City

DAVAO CITY (July 16)— President Rodrigo Duterte will turn-over today 300 housing units produced by the National Housing Authority (NHA)  to former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a village dubbed as Freedom Residences. The Freedom residences, sits  in  a three-hectare area in Cuambogan, in Tagum City ,  the  first-ever settlement for rebel returnees in the …

Davao City expects 250k tourists in Kadayawan

DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Tourism and Operations Office (CTOO) is expecting around 250,000 tourists for the upcoming Kadayawan festival in August. In a press conference here Thursday, City Tourism Officer Generose Tecson assured the city can accommodate tourists as it has enough hotels, inns, and transient houses. “This year’s Kadayawan is different from the …

Wife of former Iligan City Mayor missing

ILIGAN CITY (JULY 4) —– Teresita Gerona-Quijano, the wife of former Iligan City Mayor Franklin Quijano is missing, she left their house on June 27, the family reported to the police on July 2. Quijano is the administrator of the Philippine Veterans Investment Development Corporation (PHIVIDEC), a government-owned and controlled corporation located in Tagoloan, Misamis …

Seafarer who lost foot for saving 27 passengers of a sinking motorboat given honor

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (July 4) —– The City Mayor and the municipal council of Naawan on Monday (July 1) honored a seafarer who lost his right foot while rescuing the 27 passengers including six crewmen of M/V Mansan which capsized between the waters of Bohol and Cebu City. Rudyard Payusan, 52 years old, was on crutches …