DMB released P3.78-trillion of the 2020 national budget

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released in June the P3.78-trillion or 92.3 percent of the P4.10-trillion program of appropriations for 2020. The Department of Budget and Management in a statement said “This is a marked improvement when compared to the 85.5 percent of allotments released from January to June …

NBI arrests PSC employee over P14.4-M fraud

DAVAO CITY — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) last Tuesday arrested an employee of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for falsifying the payroll register of the athletes and coaches and credited their allowances into his own bank account. NBI Officer-In-Charge Eric B. Distor identified the subject PSC employee as Paul Michael Padua Ignacio. The …

P5-million refrigerated centrifuge inaugurated in Kidapawan City

DAVAO CITY — The city government of Kidapawan on Monday inaugurated its P5-million worth of refrigerated centrifuge and temporary blood center. This, despite the ongoing debate over the Supplemental Budget No. 8 at the City Council. Mayor Joseph Evangelista on Monday led the Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, the facility will serve as the blood …

104 Soccsksargen cops face admin raps

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – At least 104 police personnel in Region 12 are undergoing summary hearings for various administrative violations, an official said on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Bernard Tambaoan, deputy regional director for administration of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 said, hearings are part of the due process by the Philippine National Police under its internal discipline …

Police handcuffs 3 Fake NBI agents escorting a fugitive

DAVAO CITY — The police on Wednesday, July 15, arrested a wanted person who was escorted by three armed individuals who pretended as agents of the National Bureau of Investigation. The police operates was responding to a call that wanted person Jonathan James Arce Chu, 30, married, businessman and a resident of 9-A Door 3, …

A Grenade disrupts SAP distribution in NoCot

COTABATO CITY – The discovery of a fragmentation grenade has briefly interrupted the distribution of the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Alamada, North Cotabato on Wednesday, the local police reported. Major Sunny Leoncito, Alamada police chief said the discovered MK-2 fragmentation grenade was apparently not intended to harm SAP beneficiaries affected by the coronavirus disease …

Duterte vows to expose Maria Ressa as ‘fraud’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday bared that he would soon expose the truth about Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa being a “fraud”. In a taped public address aired on state-run PTV-4 early Wednesday, Duterte said he is now preparing documents that would prove that Ressa is a trickster. “Ressa is a fraud. Maniwala kayo (Believe …

NBI collars fake voter ID makers in Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY–The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) presented Monday (June 22) two arrested individuals for allegedly producing and selling online spurious voter identification cards (ID) issued by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Lawyer Abdul Jamal Dimaporo, head of NBI Iligan District Office, said the operation stemmed from the complaint-letter of Atty. Joseph Hamilton Cuevas, provincial …

Distribution of 2nd SAP subsidy for 4P’s beneficiaries ongoing

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office XI has started its distribution of the second tranche of the emergency assistance under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) with the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries. Some 31,702 4Ps beneficiaries in the city will receive their subsidy amounting to P4,650 considering …