Duterte’s net satisfaction rating soars to record-high ‘excellent’

MANILA — Public satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte’s work performance reached a fresh record-high in the September to December 2019 period, according to the latest survey released by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Monday. The December 13 to 16 poll by SWS revealed that 82 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with Duterte’s performance, while …

DSWD among the top-performing gov’t agencies: Pulse Asia

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is among top-performing government agencies named in a recent study conducted by survey firm Pulse Asia. The results from the firm’s Ulat ng Bayan survey from December 3 to 8, 2019 showed that the agency received an 85 percent approval rating for its performance. DSWD spokesperson …

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 …

Duterte asks Congress to hasten P30-B fund for Taal rehab

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to speed up the crafting of a plan that will fund the rehabilitation of communities devastated by the eruption of Taal Volcano. In his speech before the survivors, Duterte said “Hintayin na lang natin ‘yung ano. I will ask Congress to expedite. That will cover …

PNP Chief Gambo formally takes oath

DAVAO CITY —Newly-appointed Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa formally took his oath before President Duterte in Batangas during his visit to the province. Duterte also led the donning of rank for the new PNP chief, promoting him to police lieutenant general. Duterte first announced the designation of Gamboa as …

Apo ni Duterte nanghatag ug tabang sa nasunugan

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW — NANGUNA pagtunol sa hinabang sa mga nasunogan ang apo ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, niadtong Sabado petsa 15, ning bulan. Nag apud-apod si Rodrigo “Rigo” Duterte II, ug hinabang didto sa Purok 2, Bryco Compound Barangay 5-A, ug balor P109-milyon nga cash assistance. Si Rigo ang kinamagulangang anak ni First District Congressman Paolo …

Pujada Bay’s ‘beauty and cleanliness surprise foreign validators

MATI CITY, Davao Oriental — The two foreign validators for the Most Beautiful Bays in the World (MBBW) Club were astounded at the beauty of the Pujada Bay here, as they conducted ground validation on the possible inclusion of the bay to the MBBW. MBBW founder and manager Bruno Bodard and MBBW treasurer Guy Ettiene …