Local officials abusing release of assistance-Duterte

DAVAO CITY (April 2)— Only the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is allowed to distribute relief goods and financial assistance coming from the government, said President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night. This was Duterte’s order following reports that some local officials are abusing the release of assistance to the people in the midst …

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LOOK!President Rodrigo Duterte with Senators Christopher “Bong” Go, Ronal dela Rosa listen to the officials of Marawi City during a meeting to discuss updates on the Marawi Rehabilitation efforts at the Malacañan Palace on March 4, 2020. -Malacañan photo

Dutertes asks appointees to curb corruption

DAVAO CITY— President Rodrigo Duterte has asked some 200 newly appointed public officials to help the government to curb corruption that has been practiced aong government servants. In his message during the oath-taking ceremony Tuesday night in Malacañang, Duterte asked the new officials to support him and realize his campaign pledges to the people. The …

CA confirms Wendel Avisado as DBM Secretary

DAVAO CITY — The powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday unanimously confirmed the ad interim appointment of Budget Secretary Wendel E. Avisado. During the hearing of the CA Committee on Budget and Management, Avisado reiterated that over P80 billion in congressional realignments from the 2020 national budget had been withheld by the Department of …

Court orders arrest of 18 Alamcco execs over investment scam

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A regional court in Sarangani province has ordered the arrest of at least 18 officials of a cooperative based in Alabel town that had allegedly operated an illegal investment scheme. The Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 46 in Alabel, Sarangani, confirmed Monday that it has issued a warrant of arrest against the …

NEDA approves P2.2-Billion counter-insurgency

DAVAO ORIENTAL – The Province of Davao Oriental’s P22 billion proposal intended for the implementation of projects supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s Whole of Nation Approach to End Local Communist Armed Conflict has been approved by the Joint Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) and Regional Development Council (RDC). The approval was held during the recent joint …

PNP to meet with gov’t bodies on legal gambling forms

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it will coordinate with concerned government agencies to determine forms of legal gambling in the country. “I want to study and meet with regulatory bodies. So that public will be aware, kasi baka taya sila ng taya [because they might be just making bets] (they are not aware …

Kidapawan City receives 2 DAR funded Tulay ng Pangulo Projects

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Two new Bridges funded under the Department of Agrarian Reform were turned over to the City Government on January 28, 2020. The said infrastructure projects are under the DAR Tulay ng Pangulo Para sa Kaunlarang Pang-Agraryo or TPKP Program and were implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways. City Mayor …

Over 800K households assessed in Davao Region for ‘Listahanan 3’

DAVAO CITY — Over 838,589 households in Davao Region have been assessed by theDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Listahanan program since its launching in October 2019. Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is an information management system implemented by DSWD that identifies who and where the poor are in …