Balik Probinsya program kicks off in Lanao del Norte

DAVAO CITY — The government’s Balik Probinsiya Bagong Pag-asa (BP2)  has finally been given flesh, as the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the local government unit (LGU) formally launched the  Program in the town of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte last Tuesday, November 24. The BP was born as the country struggles to fight against the …

Duterte to provide Ombudsman list of solons getting kickbacks

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he would refer to the Office of the Ombudsman information he received about some members of the House of Representatives who allegedly received kickbacks from project contractors. In a recorded speech, Duterte bared that he received a list of lawmakers who were allegedly involved in corruption through …

Duterte offers reward for info on corrupt activities in gov’t; Landowners expose syndicate inside DPWH XI

DAVAO CITY —  Duterte offers reward for info on corrupt activities in government. President Rodrigo Duterte has offered a reward of PHP50,000 or PHP100,000 to anyone who could give him information on government officials engaged in corrupt activities. In a taped public address aired Tuesday night, Duterte urged anyone to report anomalies within the government and they …

Expanded task force whole-of-gov’t approach vs. corruption: Go

MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Friday said the recently created expanded inter-agency task force to address the systemic corruption in government agencies shows President Rodrigo Duterte’s firm commitment to deliver real change before his term ends through a holistic and whole-of-government approach in fighting corruption. This, he said, will not overlap with the functions …

Duterte suspends 57 government officials due to alleged corruption

DAVAO CITY — A total of 57 officials and personnel of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) who were suspended and being investigated for alleged corruption. During the situation briefing on Typhoon Rolly, the President said 13 individuals from PhilHealth were removed from service while eight others were suspended and being …

Landowners expose syndicate inside DPWH XI

DAVAO CITY —  A group calling themselves  Concerned Land Owners of Davao City has officially transmitted their complaint before the office of the President and Highways Secretary Mark Villar about a syndicate reportedly involving top officials and personnel inside the Department of Public Works and Highways XI (DPWH-XI). Newsline has received a copy of the …

DepEd criticized for shopping cars, Palace says it will be used to deliver modules

DAVAO CITY — Netizens criticized the Department of Education (DepEd) for buying over 100 service vehicles at P1.5 million each on claims that it will be used by its engineering department for inspection. When the procurement broke off, hundreds of netizens used social media and criticized the department for prioritizing their cars at the expense of …

DSWD XI assesses over 833K households for Listahanan 3

DAVAO CITY — Some 833 thousand households have benefited from the government’s third round of Listahan 3 which was released through the Department of Social Services and Development XI (DSWD-X1). In a statement, the DSWD stated that the release followed after the resumption of the validation phase for the third round of assessment of Listahanan or …

Duterte wants Marawi rehab efforts ‘fast-tracked’

DAVAO CITY – Three years after Marawi City’s liberation, President Rodrigo Duterte wants rehabilitation efforts for the war-torn city “hastened”, Malacañang said Monday. On Monday, Duterte in his televised public address made an assurance Monday to rebuild Marawi City despite the current hurdles particularly overlapping land titles and the community itself. “The money is there. …

Duterte to Cayetano, Velasco : Resolve leadership issue or else

DAVAO CITY — Fed up with intramurals at the House of Representatives, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night urged speakership rivals House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco to resolve their leadership tussle or else he would fix the problem himse Duterte’s threat came after senators warned that the move of …