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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 […]

PH government errs in defending OFW Jakatia Pawa from death sentence?

The execution of Overseas Filipino worker Jakatia Pawa in Kuwait reflects the general sorry state of cold treatment from the Philippine government these ‘heroes’ receive in return. Pawa’s execution by hanging was pushed through on Wednesday by the Kuwaiti government. The hapless OFW is the sister of Air Force Col. […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to look forward to from newly-elected president of the Philippines

With opponents having conceded defeat, the elected, new president of the Philippines (POTP) is Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte. The maverick candidate from Mindanao garnered 15,763,349 votes, Manuel Roxas II with 9,595,188 votes, Grace Poe with 8,857,728 votes, Jejomar Binay with 5,263,232 votes and Miriam Defensor Santiago with 5,263,232 votes. […]

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 […]

Two dead, dozens injured in violent dispersal of protesting farmers

MANILA, April 2 – Senators on Friday condemned the violent dispersal of farmers, mostly lumads, who gathered along the Cotabato-Davao highway in Kidapawan City to protest and demand for immediate relief from the devastating effects of El Niño. Initial reports disclosed that two persons were dead, identified as Rogeli Daelto […]

PDEA 11 douse cold water on Mar Roxas’ drugs accusation

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Davao doused cold water on the claims of a presidential candidate that anyone can buy drugs in the city. PDEA region 11 Director Adzhar Albani refused to be dragged to political mudslinging over the drugs issue in Davao City but defended the city’s […]

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 […]

Duterte vows to deal decisively with crime, rice cartels

If elected to the presidency in the coming May 9 elections, PDP-Laban standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Sunday to eliminate crime and rice cartels within the first few months of his six-year term. He made the statement during the second round of the first Pilipinas Debates, which was held […]

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Reward for info, arrest of PH eagle “Pamana” killer now at P150,000

The reward money for the information leading to the arrest of perpetrator who killed Philippine eagle named Pamana has just been raised to P150 thousand. This after Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon offered an additional P50,000 reward to those who can provide information leading to the arrest of the killer […]

Zamboanga City public market fire kills 15, injures 13

Fifteen people, including six children, perished while 13 others were injured in a fire that hit Zamboanga City’s old public market Saturday dawn. The fire razed 350 stalls, mostly used-clothing shops, and partially destroyed a three-story commercial building. Aan estimated worth of property damage was placed at P8 million according […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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Low pressure area may intensify to tropical cyclone east of Mindanao

The low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility is expected to enter and intensify into tropical depression within the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Friday. The LPA was spotted some 1,700 km east of Mindanao. Once it enters the PAR […]

Get to know the new National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines has come up with identifying more national cultural treasures and cultural treasures, the latest batch in 2015. The National Museum (Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution which serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections […]