Moments: When Philippines Rody Duterte shares moments with US Donald Trump

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Much has been said about Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s relationship  the with the United States of America (USA) but when the two leaders met at the Gala Dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit 2017 Sunday night, pictures say it differently. Duterte hosted a gala diner for …

For Violating the ASEAN lane, authorities want beauty queen’s license revoked

MANILA, Philippines — Actress and Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1982 Maria Isabel Lopez committed a serious violation involving security in the ASEAN Summit by violating  road rules which  may cause the revocation of her  driver’s license. In her facebook account, Lopez was bragging about passing the ASEAN LANE to avoid the EDSA traffic on Saturday. She …

Churchgoers reminded against use of cell phones during Mass

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the clergy expressed support for the call of Pope Francis against the use of smartphones inside the Church, especially during Mass. Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes urged churchgoers to control themselves and refrain from using their mobile devices while attending Mass. “As a pastor, as a bishop I find it (smartphone) …

ARMM commemorates 637th Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Day

TAWI-TAWI, Philippines — Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao led the commemoration of the 637th Sheikh Karimul Makhdum day here on November 7, 2017. The event also marked the  28th ARMM Anniversary celebration. It was the day when ARMM people remembers the Arab trader and missionary Sheikh Karimul Makhdum who set foot in Simunul and introduced …

Lamitan City Welcomes the Heroes of Marawi

LAMITAN CITY, Philippines — Residents here warmly welcome the heroes of Marawi who arrived Thursday morning November 2, 2017 aboard the military vessel. People from  Lamitan City, Basilan led by Mayor Rose Furigay welcomes Marawi Liberators of the Army Scout Ranger.   Residents cheered as they welcome their  heroes coming home. The welcome reception was filled with …

Pres. Duterte grants grade-schooler’s greeting request

MANILA, Philippines —  President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday took time to oblige to a Filipino 6th grader’s request for a greeting, as he shot a short video message saying a simple “hello” to the boy’s teacher and classmates. In a handwritten letter dated Oct. 25, 11-year-old Andre Gabriel Custodio Esteban, who resides in Fresno, California, …

Scout Rangers get hero’s welcome in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Mixed emotions greeted the heroes of Marawi here as soldiers of the 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion of the first Scout Ranger Regimen came home Thursday. The entire battalion  were deployed to fight against Maute terrorist group in Marawi City, were given a hero’s welcome at the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) in …

Presidential daughter thanks Davao Occidental for supporting her father

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Sixteen months after his father’s victory,  Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio thanked the people of Davao Occidental for spending their own money to show support to his father. In her speech during the 2nd Founding Anniversary of the province in the town of Malita, She emphasized “Many of …

Scout Rangers and their last 7 days in Marawi battleground

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Stories about the Marawi siege will now form part in the world history. Brave and Courageous Filipino soldiers literally  crashed the terrorists  and put an end to  the planned establishment of  Islamic State in Asia here in  Mindanao. The Marawi crisis did not only define the strong leadership of the 16-month …