Police arrests trader with unlicensed firearms, Php4-Million Kapa money

DAVAO CITY –— The Bunawan police on Tuesday morning arrested a trader for carrying an unlicensed firearms and P4-million payout money he received from Kapa investment. Bunawan Station Commander Police Major Noel Villahermosa in an interview with NewsLine identified the businessman as Edilberto Mabido Naupan, 45, businessman and a resident of Purok 10 Mabog, San …

Davao Oriental Hailed as the Region’s Most Outstanding Province in Anti-Drugs Campaign

DAVAO ORIENTAL— For its active and notable campaign against illegal drugs, particularly the establishment of the Balay Silangan for drug reformists, the Province of Davao Oriental has recently been hailed as the only province in Davao Region to be awarded as Outstanding Provincial Local Government Unit in the anti-illegal drugs campaign. The Philippine Drug Enforcement …

Duterte eyes probe of SEA Games mess

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing an investigation on allegations of corruption hounding the Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG). Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte, who just arrived from an official trip, was “displeased” by what he has been hearing about the regional multi-sport which will run from Nov. 30 to …

SC orders Aussie firm to return P707M to PCSO

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered Australia-based firm TMA Australia PTY Ltd. and its local subsidiary TMA Group Philippines, Inc. (TMA) to return PHP707.2 million representing the assets of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) that were garnished by a court to pay for thermal papers and bets slips made by the former for lotto …

Duterte orders abolition of Pasig River rehab commission

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte, through Executive Order (EO) 93, has abolished the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC). In a letter dated November 12 and addressed to PRRC officer-in-charge Assistant Secretary Joan Lagunda, the President submitted a certified copy of EO 93, which formally orders the “disestablishment of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission.” Under EO 93, …

DSWD polishes guidelines for 4Ps rice allocation

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has been working closely with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Food Authority (NFA) to distribute rice to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries instead of cash for the rice subsidy component of the program, an official said Wednesday. “We have …

Davao City gives more aid to quake-hit areas

DAVAO CITY — Mayor Sara Duterte approved on Tuesday the release of PHP4.2 million from the city’s Quick Response Fund (QRF) as additional cash assistance to earthquake-hit areas in Davao del Sur and North Cotabato provinces. The city earlier provided PHP1.5 million to five towns affected by the October 16 earthquake; Bansalan, Magsaysay and Matanao towns …

PNP Chief Abayalde stepped down ahead of retirement

DAVAO CITY —- Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Abayalde this morning October 14, stepped down from office, ahead of his retirement on November 8. Abayalde who has been in hot water over the 2013 anti-iilegal drugs operation in Pampanga, in a press statement said “Since I am retiring compulsorily on Nov. 8, 2019, this will …