3 Soccsksargen hospitals lose PhilHealth accreditation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has suspended and withdrawn the accreditation of three major private healthcare providers in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) due to alleged fraud. Dr. Antoniette Ladio, acting regional vice president of PhilHealth-12, said on Saturday they issued a writ of execution of suspension to the General Santos Doctors Hospital …

Bukidnon dads seek ban on 4Ps recipients who pawn cash cards

MALAYBALAY CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Bukidnon on Wednesday enacted an ordinance prohibiting the pawning of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) cash cards by beneficiaries in the province. Introduced by Provincial Board member Minerva Casinabe, the “4Ps Cash Loan Prohibition” ordinance will be forwarded to the office of Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. for …

10 ka pulis gi-monitor sa ilang kalambigitan sa druga

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW — PADAYONG gi-monitor sa Police Regional Office (PRO) XI ang napulo (10) ka membro niini tungod sa pagduda nga may kalambigitan sila sa [agpayuhot ug iligal nga druga sa rehiyon. Gikumpirma  ni Police Regional Direktor Brigadier General Marcelo Morales, nga napulo pa ka sakop sa PNP XI ang ilang ginatiktikan hangtud karon, …

No police general in ‘Ninja cops’ list -Duterte

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday clarified “There is no general in the ‘Ninja cops’ list submitted to him by Interior and Local Government Secretary Secretary Eduardo Año. During the arrival press conference at the Davao International Airport after his five-day official visit in the Russian Federation, Duterte said “Walang general doon, I …

DSWD to public: Do not pay 4Ps membership

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here warns the public againts a group who has been distributing illegal documents with the letter head Philippine Tribal Governance Administration for inclusion in Pantawid Pamilya Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples (MCCT-IP). In a statement, DSWD XI Regional Director Mercedita …

Police heightens alert as ‘Latigo Gang’ strikes

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City Police has heightened its alert level as massive reports on suspected ‘Latigo Gang’ reached their office on Monday, October 1. Here is the official statement of the Davao City Police Office: This pertains to the reported series of gang riots and whipping incidents in some areas of Davao City. …

Senate approves bill postponing Barangay, SK elections to 2022

DAVAO CITY — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to December 5, 2022. Voting 21-0, the Senate Bill No. 1043 was approved which in effect will postpone the elections to 2022 instead of 2023. The Bill also sets that village and …

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 …