Davao-Samal Bridge to commence this year-Uy

DAVAO CITY — “If God willing, the  Davao-Samal Bridge will have its groundbreaking within the year,”  as boldly declared by Island Garden City of Samal Mayor Al David Uy. This after, the city government was given assurance that the concern raised by the Rodriguez family earlier manifested opposition to the project is being addressed. In an interview …

House won’t be able to tackle ABS-CBN franchise until May

MANILA — Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the House of Representatives would not be able to tackle the pending bills seeking to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise even until its expiry on March 30. In an ambush interview at the sidelines of a mass wedding ceremony in Paranaque City, Cayetano said the ABS-CBN franchise renewal must …

Duterte to LGUs: Strictly enforce ASF zoning plan

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte directs all local government units and national government agencies to strictly enforce the National African Swine Fever (ASF) zoning plan, movement guidelines crafted by the Department of Agriculture. The Agriculture (DA) came up with a plan amidst the ASF virus, to effectively manage, control and contain the spread of …

Arrest order out against Trillanes, 9 others over ‘Ang Totoong Narcolist’ videos

DAVAO CITY —  -A Quezon City court has issued warrant of arrest against former Sen. Antonio Trillanes and 11 others who are accused of conspiracy to commit sedition over the viral “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos. In said videos, the family of President Rodrigo Duterte is linked to the narcotics trade. Aside from Trillanes, the court …

PNP to meet with gov’t bodies on legal gambling forms

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it will coordinate with concerned government agencies to determine forms of legal gambling in the country. “I want to study and meet with regulatory bodies. So that public will be aware, kasi baka taya sila ng taya [because they might be just making bets] (they are not aware …

Court issues arrest warrants vs. Kapa officials

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A local court has ordered the arrest of top officials of Kapa-Community Ministry International (Kapa), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said in a statement Wednesday. SEC said the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Bislig City issued Tuesday, February 11, warrants of arrest for Joel Apolinario, Kapa founder and president; Margie …

WHO names Novel Coronavirus as COVID-19

DAVAO CITY —The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday names the novel coronavirus as COVID-19. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the new name of the disease in Geneva on Tuesday “We now have a name for the disease and it’s COVID-19”.. COVID-19 means “co” stands for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”, …