Customs confiscates P53-M smuggled agri-products declared as fishballs

DAVAO CITY —- The Bureau of Customs stationed at the Port of Manila on Wednesday, September 11, confiscated some P53-million worth of assorted agricultural products earlier declared as fishballs on Wednesday, September 11.  Customs personnel seized 16 containers of misdeclared agricultural products estimated worth P53 million.  Customs District Collector Arsenia C. Ilagan said , the …

CSC probes NCCA exec for alleged fake eligibility

DAVAO CITY — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is investigating National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) executive director Rico Pableo Jr. for allegedly presenting fake eligibility documents , which led to his appointment. This developed as President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly appointed Al Ryan Alejandre, a former Davao City Councilor to replace Pableo. Pableo …

CSC exec caught SoCot employees ‘sleeping warns erring gov’t workers in SoCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — A number of government employees in nearby Koronadal City, South Cotabato, could face suspension of up to six months after being caught in the act of violating provisions of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employee. No less than Civil Service Commissioner Aileen …

City files cases vs 30 firms for violating building code and zoning law

DAVAO CITY — The city government of Davao filed criminal complaints against at least 30 firms for constructing facilities without first securing permits from the city government which violates the Davao City Zoning Ordinance and/or the National Building Code. Zoning Administrator Roy Ryan Rigor filed the complaint before the Office of the City Prosecutor, citing …

SoCot Guv investigates engineering employees selling siphoned government fuel

DAVAO CITY — South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. ordered a full dress investigation on the alleged siphoning fuel from provincial engineering office and sell the same to their cohorts. The report published by Philippine News Agency stated that Tamayo the ‘fuel deal’ scheme involves some government employees. Tamayo said one of his trusted personnel witnessed …

111k social pensioners delisted by DSWD-12, deaths and double entry cited

DAVAO CITY — The cleansing of records involving social pensioners resulted to the deletion of at least 111,504 in Region 12 (Soccsksargen). When the agency started to validate the records of the beneficiaries on the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens, they found out double entries while others on their list are already dead. …

3 government hospital workers caught sniffing shabu

COTABATO CITY — Police here arrested on Sunday three utility workers at a government-run hospital for using prohibited drugs. Capt. Rustom Pastolero, Police Station 2 commanders, identified the three suspects as Angelo Fampome, 24; Dimson Sevilla, 26; and Jerome Cortez, 35. The three suspects work as utility personnel at the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center here. …

Cop, traffic enforcer nabbed for extortion in Makati

MANILA — A police officer and a traffic enforcer were arrested for alleged extortion in Makati City Thursday morning. Col. Romeo Caramat, head of the Philippine National Police-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG), identified the suspects as Patrolman John Lagao Felix, detailed at the Police Community Precinct 2 of Makati City Police Station; and traffic enforcer …

Corruption is everywhere in government -Duterte

DAVAO CITY (July 25) —- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday manifested dismay over the rampant graft and corruption in government. During his 4th State of the Nation Address, Duterte said, “We are our own tormentors—addressing the Filipino people—we are our own demons; we are as rapacious predators preying on the helpless, the weak, and the …