Hero’s welcome awaits boxing champ Manny Pacquiao in GenSan

DAVAO CITY (January 22) —  A hero’s welcome awaits Senator and Philippines’ boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in General Santos City today. The city  government is preparing a fete when Pacquiao returns home this week from his successful World Boxing Association(WBA) welterweight title defense in Las Vegas. In a Facebook posts after the fight, Pacquiao thank …

‘Lang-ay’ Festival eyed to further boost Mt. Province tourism

BAGUIO CITY — The local government of Mountain Province expects the annual “Lang-ay Festival” to further boost the tourism industry of the province, Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan said in his State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Monday. “We are optimistic that the Lang-ay Festival will be an avenue through which we could showcase our tourist …

Duterte meets 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray

DAVAO CITY (December 20)—President Rodrigo  Duterte met  the victorious  Filipina Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray  in a courtesy  call  at Villamor Airbase Thursday evening. In a series of photos taken by Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, Duterte was in a casual collared shirt,  while Gray was in pantsuit, when  the President handed a  bouquet of orchids …

Miss Universe eyed as SoCot ‘adopted daughter’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — A member of the South Cotabato Provincial Board is pushing for the declaration of newly-crowned 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray as the province’s “adopted daughter.” Board Member Dardanilo Dar, who is currently the acting provincial governor, said Tuesday the move aims to recognize Gray’s efforts to promote the province during the …

Peace, friendship dominate Balangiga Bells handover

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar — It was indeed a day of friendship and peace in this town when President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the handover of Balangiga Bells seized by the US government for 117 years. The President arrived at around 5 p.m. Saturday at the town’s covered court where hundreds of government officials, Roman Catholic priests, …

Army vs MNLF in Zamboanga Sibugay sports event

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Some 200 Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members “clashed” with troops of the Army’s 102nd Infantry Brigade (IB) during a sports fest in Zamboanga Sibugay province. Col. Bagnus Gaerlan, 102nd IB commander, said the sports event was held at the grounds of the brigade headquarters in the province’s capital town of Ipil …