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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 […]

Typhoon Auring makes second landfall in Bohol

In its recent update, the state weather bureau said typhoon Auring made a second landfall over Ubay in Bohol province. Residents of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 are warned of possible flash floods and landslides. Areas under TCWS No. 1 are Cuyo Island, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros […]

President Duterte has a mouthfull of answers when asked about drug-related extra-judicial killings

President Duterte was on his fighting form, with his usual pungent verbal pronouncements when asked about drug-related extra-judicial killings in the country. The irked Duterte was presumed to be referring to reports about US President Barrack Obama conferring to him about the prevailing human rights situation and extra-judicial killings in […]

NAIA on full allert status after Davao City bombing

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has been placed in full alert status following Friday’s bombing in Davao City. Manila International Aairport Authority general manager Ed Monreal clarified that the alert status was raised as a proactive measure to ensure safety and security of airport users. Monreal clarified that the […]

Peeved Duterte just declares vacant all positions with presidential appointment

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 21 — At a press conference after midnight Sunday at the Presidential Guesthouse in Panacan, President Duterte unceremoniously declared all positions in the government with appointment by a president must consider themselves resigned effective immediately (Monday) to push through with the cleansing of the ranks in the […]

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 […]

Review of coal plant permits gets support from Greenpeace

The call of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez’s to review all permits and operations of coal-fired power plants in the country gets a loud support from the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace Philippines. The organization’s energy campaigner Reuben Muni also challenged DENR to take the initiative further […]

Duterte vows to deliver campaign promises to the people

DAVAO CITY, June 27 — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte vowed to deliver his promises to the people, will be harsh towards criminals, strict to the wrongdoers but caring for the helpless, hopeless and defenseless people. Duterte emphasized a no let up campaign against corruption and criminality in his farewell message during […]

More Mindanao politicians, personalities on incoming Duterte cabinet

KORONADAL CITY — Four leaders from the provinces of  (North) Cotabato, Maguindanao and South Cotabato were among the favored faces of the new cabinet of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Foremost among the four was incoming Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol who, after his appointment was made public,  immediately embarked on “Biyaheng […]

Busy Monday for presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

DAVAO CITY – Presumptive President-elect and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will formally receive well-wishers at the privately-owned clubhouse of Matina Enclaves residential condominium here on Monday. Peter Laviña, spokesperson of the Duterte camp, said he was not sure if the mayor would be meeting the public. He said Monday […]

Ombudsman charges N Cotabato guv for P2-M diesel fuel scam

Controversial Liberal Party member and (North) Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza faces corruption charges before the Sandiganbayan for illegal procurement in 2010 of diesel fuel worth P2.4 million from a gasoline station owned by her mother. Mendoza, who received the ire over the recent Kidapawan farmers bloody dispersal operation of the […]

No fisherfolk should be left behind – Mar Roxas

Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II vowed on Sunday that he will take concrete steps to modernize the country’s fisheries system if he is elected in the May 9 national polls. Roxas shared his plans during the first Presidential Debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in […]

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Lone Bicolano Casualty in Zamboanga Stand-off Flown Home

Lone Bicolano Casualty in Zamboanga Stand-off Flown Home. The fall out from the Zamboanga hostilities that pitted a group of Moro National Liberation front fighters against government military personnel became more real and touching to the family of one Bicolano soldier. To the family of Corporal Jesi Chris Reyeg, 33, […]

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Phivolcs to study Zamboanga City fault lines

ZAMBOANGA CITY -– The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is set to conduct a thorough study on two fault lines found in this city. Phivolcs Zamboanga city officer Allan Labayog said Tuesday that the city sits between two fault lines. Labayog said one of the fault line is located […]