Crime, Mindanao, News

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

9 Apr , 2016  

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 Philippine National Police, is set […]

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Human Rights, Mindanao, News

North Cotabato top cops booted over violent dispersal of Kidapawan rally

8 Apr , 2016  

KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 8 –- Two of the top Philippine National Police officers in North Cotabato province were sacked of their posts as part of the fallout of the violent dispersal of protesting farmers last April 1 here. PNP region 12 administrative head Police Sr. Supt. Danilo Peralta confirmed Friday the relief of provincial director […]

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Human Rights, Mindanao, News

Two dead, dozens injured in violent dispersal of protesting farmers

2 Apr , 2016  

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 and Victor Lumugdang, both of […]

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Election, Mindanao

Opposition cry foul on Korina Sanchez-Roxas’ “Imeldific” DA program participation

7 Mar , 2016  

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCRxD4Cy5o4/?taken-by=thisiskorinasanchezroxas ABS-CBN news anchor and host Korina Sanchez-Roxas is being referred to as “Imeldific” and a “trapo” after her appearance and participation in distribution of checks and farm equipments to farmers in Mindanao. The broadcaster wife of Liberal Party presidential standard bearer Mar Roxas was in the official government activity of the Department of Agriculture, […]

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Election, Mindanao, News

PDEA 11 douse cold water on Mar Roxas’ drugs accusation

24 Feb , 2016  

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 anti-drug campaign. “Davao City is […]

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Election, Mindanao, Nation, News

Long experience as public servant is not best qualification for president — Poe

22 Feb , 2016  

Independent presidential candidate and Senator Grace Poe said on Sunday there is no proof that having a long experience as a public servant would make one best qualified for the presidency. ”There is no proof that if you have long experience, you are good. I think that among us, I might have the shortest experience […]

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Election, Mindanao, News

No fisherfolk should be left behind – Mar Roxas

22 Feb , 2016  

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 cooperation with GMA News and […]

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Election, Mindanao, Nation, News

Duterte vows to deal decisively with crime, rice cartels

22 Feb , 2016  

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 at the Capitol University in […]

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Election, Mindanao, Nation, News

The qualities of the next president according to Sen. Miriam Santiago

22 Feb , 2016  

Presidential candidate and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said the next leader of the country should have moral excellency apart from being excellent academically and professionally. In her statement during the Presidential Debate held in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, the lawmaker said she believes that it is important that the next president has a […]

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Election, Mindanao, Nation, News

First PH Presidential candidates’ debate unfolds tonight in Cagayan de Oro

21 Feb , 2016  

All five presidential candidates on Sunday night will gather at Capitol University of Cagayan de Oro for the first round under the auspices of the Commission on Elections to give the millions of people watching television and a few hundreds more in the audience a view of the contenders. The Mindanao round of the debate […]

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Crime, Mindanao, News

Mindanao Ombudsman dismiss from service 156 mayors, top rank public officials in 2015

11 Feb , 2016  

Too many bad eggs in Mindanao. There were 156 mayors and other top ranked government officials got dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman of Mindanao in 2015 for various unlawful transactions. Of these number, five mayors, one regional director, and one deputy provincial treasurer were axed from public service. Mindanao deputy Ombudsman Rodolfo Elman […]

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Bangsamoro, Election, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

Comelec to conduct mock elections in 20 cities and towns nationwide

10 Feb , 2016  

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections on 13 February 2016 in 20 cities and municipalities nationwide, in preparation for the 9 May 2016 national and local elections. According to Comelec, the mock elections will test and ensure the adequate security, accuracy, system and functional capability and integrity of the vote […]

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Bangsamoro, Bicol News Now, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

500 of Philippines’ rich towns, poor towns annual regular income of 2014

9 Feb , 2016  

Next 500 Philippines rich towns, poor towns annual regular income in 2014, the second batch of the 1,502 in the country. While income was arranged beginning from the highest, it is not inferred that the town referred to is really that rich since we do not take into account the total financial information details of […]

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Election, Mindanao, News

Commission on Elections OK’s presidential candidacy of Duterte

4 Feb , 2016  

The Philippine Commission on Elections OK’s candidacy of Duterte. This after the Comelec First Division unanimously denied the four disqualification cases filed against presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for lack of merit. Dismissed petitions include one filed by Ruben H. Castor. The Petition to Deny Due Course and/or Cancel the Certificate of Candidacy […]

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Bangsamoro, Bicol News Now, Governance, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

The Rich, Richier, Richest towns of the Philippines based on regular annual income

31 Jan , 2016  

The Rich, Richier, Richest. Philippine towns with top regular income in fiscal year of 2014. Of the 1,502 local government units referred to as municipalities (or towns) of the Philippines, many reported high earnings (annual regular income) for the fiscal year end of 2014. Below is a listing of these LGU’s beginning from the highest […]

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Ilocos, Luzon, Mindanao, News

P336.8-M funding, contracts for three river irrigation systems signed

13 Jan , 2016  

Three huge National Irrigation Administration projects worth P336,845,505.73 is underway for Ilocos Norte, Bukidnon and Davao Del Sur. The amount is earmarked to rehabilitate, improve irrigation systems and fund the construction of irrigators’ association support facilities. The finalized project contracts under the National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP) were signed at the NIA […]

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Bicol News Now, Buzz News, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Travel, Visayas

Get to know the new National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines

12 Jan , 2016  

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 featuring the ethnographic, anthropological, archaeological […]

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Business, Climate Change, Mindanao, Nation, News

ADB raise urgency for fast-tracking greenhouse gas emission reduction

11 Jan , 2016  

A new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report raised urgency for fast-tracking Southeast Asia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, warning limited impacts of climate change arising from these discharges can already reach some 11 percent of this region’s GDP by 2100. Launched Monday in Metro Manila, the report ‘Southeast Asia and the Economics of Global Climate […]

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Bangsamoro, Bicol News Now, Election, Global Pinoy, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

10 Jan , 2016  

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, a voice that will matter […]

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Bangsamoro, Bicol News Now, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, Nation, Visayas

49 million Filipinos seen born from 2010 up to 2045

9 Jan , 2016  

Pro-creative Philippines will have added 49 million to its burgeoning population between 2010 up until the year 2015. Yes, the county’s population is expected at 142 million by 2045, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Here are the regions with high population growth rate: 1 Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao – 2.12% 2 CARAGA […]

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Luzon, Mindanao, News, Visayas

List: All 144 Philippine cities annual regular income for FY 2014

7 Jan , 2016  

The Philippines has a total of 145 cities, either highly urbanized, independent or component as of December 2015. Of these local government units, 41 registered a regular annual income of P1 billion and above. In the lead pack include Quezon, Makati, Manila, Pasig and Davao. Fifty four cities registered an annual income of less than […]

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Business, Buzz News, Getsmo, Mindanao, News

List: Top export companies and products of Davao Region in 2015

6 Jan , 2016  

As a yearender, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) agency in the region of Davao listed the 5 top companies in export industry with a total value of US $1,268,212,580.66 in the last three quarters of 2015. 1 Dole Philippines with total export valued at US $212,689,868.50 2 Sumifru Corporation – $155,106,451.95 3 Davao […]

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Crime, Mindanao

Man breaches Laguindingan Airport gate with a commandeered passenger van

4 Jan , 2016  

Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Occidental was gripped in fear when a man commandeered a passenger van in the airport compound and breached the main gate on Monday. Police identified the suspect as Victor Samban of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Junal Andaya, the driver of the commandeered passenger van, said that the engine of his vehicle was […]

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Mindanao, Nation, News

PH government bites into propaganda war of the NPA

28 Dec , 2015  

It is very obvious the Philippine government is biting into the propaganda war of the communist led mass movement in the New People’s Army (NPA). This was seen with the Philippine Army refuting the NPA superiority claim against government security forces. The NPA spokesman in Mindanao claims it is gaining ground against the government troops […]

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