PRRD to tackle Asia’s role in charting own future in Japan visit

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to assert Asia’s role in charting its own future when he delivers his speech at the 25th Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan next week. “The President will likely assert Asia’s role in charting its own future even as we affirmed the larger international …

Army hits NPA recruitment of minors in Surigao Sur

SURIGAO CITY — The Army’s 36th Infantry Battalion (36IB) said it has validated yet again the continued recruitment of minors by communist rebels, in violation of Philippine laws. In a statement released Thursday, 36IB said it managed to confirm the recruitment of a minor following an encounter in Carmen, Surigao del Sur, on May 19 that …

Duterte to critics who want to oust him: Come out

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has called on critics who want to oust him to “come out,” as he fired back at Senator Antonio Trillanes over the revelation of Peter Joemel Advincula, linking the latter to the production of the controversial “Bikoy” videos. Duterte reiterated he will not stay longer if people want him …

”Bikoy” mikakak, saad nga P500-K naimpas

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (Mayo 24) —- Mikakak na si Peter Joemel Advincula alias “Bikoy” ug ang gisaad nga kenyentos mil (P500,000) nga kuarta alang sa iyang pagpamakak sa ‘Bikoy’ video series naimpas. Sa iyang pagsurender, niadtong Mierkules didto sa Northern Police District, gi-angkon ni Advincula nga siya si “Bikoy” ug ang nagpaluyo sa mga plano …

Palace dares ‘Bikoy’ to substantiate his confession

MANILA — Malacañang on Thursday urged Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claimed to be ‘Bikoy’ and behind the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos, to “substantiate” his confession that some members of the opposition Liberal Party (LP), including Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, are behind these videos. Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this …

Canada vows to take back all trash from PH soil by end of June at their expense

DAVAO CITY (May 24) — The Canadian government has vowed to remove all trash from the Philippine soil by the end of June at their expense. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, in a statement on Thursday announced that they already contracted a company which will bring back the trash to their country. …

IPs who ‘escaped’ from UCCP compound in Davao return to Kapalong

DAVAO CITY – The 31 members of the Ata-Manobo tribe who reportedly escaped from the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Haran Compound in Madapo Hills, this city, over the weekend have finally returned home to their ancestral land in Kapalong, Davao del Norte Tuesday. Their return to Sitios Lono-Lono, Muling, and Tawinian in …

Mandatory ROTC to nurture nationalism among youth: AFP

MANILA— The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday said the return of a mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will further nurture patriotism and nationalism among the Filipino youth. This, as it welcomes the passage of a bill at the House of Representative seeking the program’s compulsory inclusion in grade 11 and 12. …

51 winning party-list groups proclaimed

DAVAO CITY (May 23) —– The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Wednesday officially proclaimed the winning 51 party-list groups in the May 13 midterm national and local elections at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum in Pasay City. Bem Noel, the AN WARAY first nominee said …