P160.5-M drugs in tomato paste cans, luggage seized in Clark

MANILA — Authorities seized a total of PHP160.5 million worth of shabu, ecstasy and kush, a strain of cannabis, concealed in food items and a luggage at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Thursday. In a press conference, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said from Dec. 28, 2018 …

President Duterte to visit ARMM tomorrow

COTABATO CITY  (January 17) — President Rodrigo Duterte will visit the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) tomorrow , January 18, to show support the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). In a Palace press briefing on Tuesday, Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the “President’s voice is a powerful influencing voice.” Thousands of pro-BOL supporters …

Babayeng taga Marawi nakuhaan ug P375k nga druga

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (Enero 16) — Usa ka 37-anyos nga babayeng taga  Marawi City ang nakuhaan ug balor P375,000 nga illegal nga druga kaganihang kaadlawon sa Task Force Davao checkpoint sa Barangay Lacson ning dakbayan. Giila sa otoridad ang suspetsado nga si  Papaladun Disamberen, nagsakay ang suspetsado sa usa ka pampasaherong van pasulod sa Davao …

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake shakes up Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (January 16) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake  shook up  the province of Davao Oriental province early this morning. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) revealed that earthquake at 4:03 a.m., some 127 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso town. Phivolcs said it was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 114 kilometers. …

32 ka armas gisurender sa Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat

DAKBAYAN SA TACURONG,  SULTAN KUDARAT (Enero 16)— Mokabat sa 32 ka nagkadaiyang kalibre sa armas ang gisurender sa lokal nga panggamhanan dinhi sa Esperanza, niadtong milabayng semana. Ang pag-surender sa mga armas kabahin sa kampanyang  Balik Baril Program sa  6th Infantry Division. Ang turn-over gipahigayon sa buhatan sa Sanggunian Bayan sa  Esperanza, nga gipangunahan ni  …

Traillanes pleads ‘not guilty’ to 4 counts of libel filed by presidential sons

DAVAO CITY (January 16) —Senator Antonio Trillanes pleaded not guilty to the four libel charges filed against him by Presidential sons Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio during the arraignment Tuday here, at the sala of Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang. Trillanes, a vocal critic of the Duterte administration, earlier posted …

Andal not commissioned to lead backdoor talks with CPP/NDF: Go

DAVAO CITY (January 16)—  President Rodrigo R. Duterte did not order former Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) head Avelino ‘Billy’ Andal to lead the backdoor talks with Communist Party of the Philippines (CCP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison, his former aide said on Tuesday. Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go made this clarification …

Duterte fires Bacolod Police chief, 4 others

DAVAO CITY (January 14) —  President Rodrigo Duterte fired Bacolod City Chief of Police S/Supt. Francis Ebreo and four other police officers for alleged involvement in illegal drugs. A statement from the Palace revealed that Duterte  fired Ebreo in a speech at the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City on Saturday, January 12. In the middle of …