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Daraga tops list of Richest Bicol towns of 2017

The town of Daraga in Albay province, has total assets of P1.029 billion making it to the top of the list among the richest municipal local government units (LGU) for 2017, besting 106 others in Bicol region, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). Daraga, aside from topping the list, […]

Naga is richest city in Bicol region

Naga City, Bicol’s financial, business, educational and religious capital now has a total net worth of over P4.675 billion, making it the richest local government unit (LGU) in the region, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). The City of Ligao, in Albay province, followed far second, with a total […]

Award for Mocha came from alumni group, not from UST

The University of Santo Tomas distanced itself from the recognition given to Malacanang’s communication assistant secretary Mocha Uson by one of its alumni organization. The educational institution has to make a clarificatory statement the recognition given to Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux ‘Mocha’ Uson was given by […]

Malacanang designates interim caretaker for Department of Agrarian Reform

President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong as Officer-In-Charge of the Department of Agrarian Reform. She will occupy the vacated post of Rafael Mariano whose nomination was rejected by the powerful joint congressional Commission on Appointments last September 6. Bistoyong is a career executive service professional in the government […]

BI Chief reminds personnel of no special treatment for travellers after NAIA incident

On Wednesday Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente directed its personnel to strictly enforce its policy declaring as off-limits to unauthorized persons immigration areas in international airports nationwide and prohibiting the giving of special treatment to passengers. The immigration chief issued the directive after reports claiming that a well-known […]

Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday ruled in favor of Proclamation 216 placing Mindanao under martial rule. Spokesman Theodore Te announced the directive was issued following Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the magistrates. Voting 11-3-1, the high court dismissed the three consolidated petitions challenging the constitutionality […]

Supreme Court clears burial of Marcos at Libingan

MANILA, Nov. 8 — In a 9-5 vote, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed all petitions seeking to block the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in the City of Taguig. This spells victory for burial proponent, President Rodrigo Duterte. The SC […]

President Duterte appoints Martin Diño as new SBMA chief

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Sept. 30 — Former May 2016 presidential candidate Martin Diño was appointed chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA. The appointment was dated September 23, 2016. The new SBMA head will take the place of chairman Roberto Garcia, an appointee of former President Benigno S. […]

Senator De Lima to President Duterte: Do you like me?

This is hilarious. Senator Leila de Lima get back at the recent tirades from President Rodrigo Duterte with this message: “Stop harassing me. What do you want from me? Do you like me?” The lady senator who has become the “apple of the president’s eyes” expressed on Monday that “Duterte […]

8 dies in Cotabato war on drugs campaign

MIDSAYAP, Cotabato — A fire fight erupted when joint government forces were to serve warrants of arrest against a certain Commander Mabrook, leader of armed elements in Barangay Nabalawag, Midsayap, (North) Cotabato at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The clash resulted into at least eight persons killed and eight soldiers wounded during […]

Are these narco-personalities shoot to kill on sight after 24 hours?

Are these narco-personalities shoot to kill on sight after 24 hours? The long wait is over. It is because the much anticipated batch of narco-personalities President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned to discloes is now released. On Sunday morning President Rodrigo Duterte made true his promise to expose narco personalities as he […]

Ultimatum fails, Duterte lifts unilateral ceasefire with NPA

It would seem that the ultimatum directed by President Rodrigo Duterte to the Communist Party of the Philippine’s New Peoples Army to declare unilateral ceasefire fell on deaf ears. As the administration deadline lapsed after 5pm of Saturday, the president lifted his order for unilateral ceasefire made on July 25 […]

Full text: 1st SONA of President Rodrigo Duterte

Read here the full text of the first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte: Kindly sit down. Thank you. Allow me a little bit of informality at the outset. You would realize that the three guys in the elevated portion of Congress are from Mindanao. So, […]

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353 Catanduanes State students given scholarship

Some 353 students enrolled at the Catanduanes State University were granted scholarship amounting to P60,000 per head by the Commission on Higher Education this school year. The program on expanded student’s grants-in-aid for poverty alleviation targets indigent but deserving students from families enrolled in the 4P’s of the social welfare […]

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CANORECO management taken over by NEA

DAET, Camarines Norte – The National Electrification Administration has taken over the management operations of the Camarines Norte Electric Cooperative when it designated Engr. Wilfredo Bucsit as project supervisor beginning last March 10th up until a new general manager is hired. Bucsit officially reported to the Canoreco office while officer-in-charge […]

Is Ph Ready Yet for the Earthquake?

In 2004 a Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study was commissioned on the probable scenarios of earthquake impact in Metro Manila. It disclosed that a big inland earthquake of 7.2 magnitude could happen in the area as an offshoot of the movement of the West Valley Fault.

Citizens Crime Watch says PNR uses soft wood on train ties

LEGAZPI CITY — The Citizens Crime Watch Bicol chapter will file before the Office of the Ombudsman on Tuesday a complaint against Philippine National Railways officials on the procurement of allegedly sub-standard wooden railroad ties for the repair and maintenance of the rail line in the Bicol region. The complaint […]

Senate ratifies bicam report on SK Reform Act

The Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the disagreeing provisions of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act. A total of 16 senators voted in favor while none opposed the bicam report. Senator Vicente Sotto III cast abstention vote. Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV, one of […]

ALECO wants to oust APEC thru court action

It’s not yet over, ’til its over. So, ALECO wants to oust APEC thru court action. Now, member-consumers of the Albay Electric Cooperative have asked the court to stop the San Miguel Corp.’s Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMC Global) from exercising control and jurisdiction over the cooperative. In a 68-page […]

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2015 national budget is loaded with pork barrel – Social Watch

The advocacy organization Social Watch Philippines alleges that the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), which President Benigno S. Aquino III will sign before the end of the year, is very much loaded with pork barrel funds. The budget watchdog said in a report that vulnerabilities in the 2015 national budget […]

Senate gives P100-K to kins of fallen SAF44, other troopers

MANILA, March 12 – The Philippine Senate gave P5.1 million worth of financial assistance to the SAF troopers who were killed, wounded and survived the Mamasapano incident last Jan. 25. Before the Senate session ended Wednesday night, Senate President Franklin Drilon announced the financial assistance worth P100,000 each to the […]

Leni Robredo will engage private sector to fulfill campaign promises

ORMOC CITY, Leyte — Undaunted with the prospect of holding no Cabinet post designation under the incoming administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, Leni Robredo will still work on her advocacies. A Robredo spokesperson, Georgina Hernandez, declared that Vice President-elect Robredo would engage the participation of the private sector to fulfill […]