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 …

Morales, 9 other top PhilHealth execs charged before Ombudsman

MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday formally endorsed to the Office of the Ombudsman the complaint against senior officials including the chief of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). In his letter to Ombudsman Samuel Martires, Justice Undersecretary Adrian Ferdinand Sugay said the complaint of the National Bureau of Investigation on irregularities in …

SC dismisses 3 graft cases vs. NCot Guv Catamco

DAVAO CITY — The Supreme Court dismissed three (3) criminal charges filed by the Sandiganbayan against businesswoman Nancy Catamco, who was elected North Cotabato Governor in the 2019 elections, citing violations to her Constitutional rights to speedy disposition of cases. In a 10-page decision rendered by Supreme Court  Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin A. Caguioa, which …

Livelihood Assistance Distributed to Help Beneficiaries start their small business

DAVAO ORIENTAL – In a bid to help individuals from the marginalized sector start up for their small business, the provincial government recently turned over cash assistance to identified beneficiaries from the province’s second district. A total of 65 beneficiaries have received cash assistance of P5,000 under the Nakakaisang Lingkod Bayang ng Davao Oriental (NLD) – …