Duterte fires campaign spokes as NIA Chief over corruption issue

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (March 1)–President Rodrigo Duterte fired National Irrigation Administration chief Peter Laviña Monday over corruption issues. Newsline.ph sources revealed, a group of NIA regional directors met Duterte Thursday  night in  Panacan, Davao City (his Mindanao extension office) and informed Duterte that Laviña is asking “percentage” from projects implemented, a thing that drew President’s …

A veteran Cebuano lawyer, does not want to be called ‘attorney’

DAVAO CITY , Philippines (March 1)– As a sign of protest over corruption in the judiciary, Cebuano lawyer Dionisio Cañete no longer wants to be called attorney, a petition granted by the Supreme Court recently. Cañete claims rampant corruption changes  decision at the judiciary, a practice he can no longer swallow. In his petition to …

Food sufficiency amid calamities, but not holocaust – Alonto

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (March 1) – A top agriculture official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao joined in the central government’s optimism on food sufficiency with the use of modern farming technology amid calamitous circumstances brought about by Climate Change. “We can do it with the huge budget of the Department,” said ARMM Agriculture …

71st Infantry Battalion, 5,000 Tagumeños Join Prayer for Peace

MAWAB, Compostela Valley Province – Army personnel from 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion participated during the Prayer for Peace Rally initiated by the City Government Unit of Tagum joined by religious, and youth sector at the City Hall Atrium, Brgy Apokon, Tagum City on Monday, February 27. Local city officials and employees were joined by leaders …

Peace Adviser confirms beheading of German hostage

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (February 27)— Presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza today confirmed the beheading of German hostage by the Kidnap for Ransom group. ” We grieve as we strongly condemn the barbaric beheading of yet another kidnap victim , German Juergen Gustav Kantner in Sulu,” Dureza in a statement said. Kantner and his female …

Pres. Duterte declares Jan. 25 as day of national remembrance for SAF 44

MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Proclamation No. 164 declaring January 25 of every year as a day of national remembrance for the heroic sacrifice of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers killed in Mamasapano encounter in 2015. The 44 elite forces of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were part of …

Duterte signs P1,000 SSS pension hike

MANILA, Philippines (February 26) — Pensioners can now enjoy the additional P1,000 Social Security System (SSS) pension hike for retirees. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the executive order implementing the increase on Tuesday February 22. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea issued a memorandum to SSS Chair Amado Valdez and SSS President Emmanuel Dooc regarding the proposed increase …

DVO-Gensan-Bitung sea route set on April

DAVAO CITY, Philippines- (February 26)–The Philippines and Indonesia prepares for the launching of the Davao-Gensan-Bitung route come April 28. Ma. Lourdes G. Monteverde, the President of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) in a media forum revealed “The rates have been given to different cargo trading groups and shipping agencies. Both …