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Final answer? Duterte files CoC for mayor not president

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte filed Thursday his Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) for mayor, finally ending all speculations he would eventually plunge into the presidential race in 2016. Duterte issued a special power of attorney for his executive assistant Lawrence “Bong” Go and City Administrator Melchor Quitain to file his candidacy at […]

Daughter shaves head, OK sign for Mayor Duterte’s 2016 presidential run

Duterte’s daughter, executive assistant, councilors shave head to convince him to run Former city mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio posted a photo of her with a shaven head with several hashtags on Instagram, stirring netizens to believe it could be a sign of bigger things to come. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s executive assistant […]

No presidential run for Mayor Duterte, will seek 2016 re-election instead

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday afternoon announced with finality that he is not running for president. “..this is indeed a beautiful day to end a wild dream,” Duterte said at the end of his unsigned press statement. But for his supporters in Davao, Duterte said he will seek a re-election […]

Election violence?: Town mayor, vice mayor, 5 others ambushed in Zamboanga Sibugay

Election violence: Zamboanga Sibugay town mayor killed in ambush; vice mayor, 5 others wounded First day of filing of certificate of candidacy, and the first recorded pre-election violence occured in Zamboanga Sibugay province. [flexiblemap address=”Tungawan,Zamboanga Sibugay” country=”Philippines” region=”Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”200px” zoom=”9″ ] the town mayor of Tungawan was killed […]

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 […]

Xavier University honors MILF’s Iqbal, ignores government negotiators

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 26 –- One way to push for, and attain peace is recognizing the people that are key to its realization. This could be one reason why the Jesuit-run Xavier University here will confer an award during a “convocation ceremony” today at the university gym to […]

Alleged 14K drug ring member, wife faces suit for possession of P.4-M shabu

DAVAO CITY, March 23 — A former municipal councilor alleged to be a member of the international drug ring 14-K, together with his wife earlier caught of drugs valued at P400,000 are facing drug charges filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Named respondents in the case for violation […]

Mild ‘El Nino” damages P7-M Kidapawan City agri-crop production

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Mar. 22 — As the dry spell affects more farmers here, the City Agriculture Office is asking for assistance from concerned agencies particularly the Department of Agriculture. Senior Agriculturist Nesmari Espejo said over P7 million worth of crops including rice, corn, banana and coffee have been […]

Rural towns in Davao region to get free internet access – DOST

DAVAO CITY, March 12 — Ten municipalities in the Davao Region earlier identified by the Regional Development Council XI may soon have access to free internet through the TV White Space Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology. Among the 10 municipalities in the region that will soon have […]

Duterte was only joking, not running for president

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 27 — “Hindi (No). I never said it in a very categorical way.” This was the statement of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte when sought if he declared intention to run for president during his “Listening Tour” on Federalism in Dagupan City. In an interview on Wednesday night at […]

Philippine Army starts covert offensive to flush out BIFF

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Feb. 26 — Since when a military covert operation was announced for public and media consumption? This is one for the record when an army regional spokesperson said Wednesday the Army’s 6th Infantry Division has started covert operations against outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Capt. Joann […]

Anti-drug enforcers catch barangay official in buy-bust dragnet

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb. 25 — An elected barangay official in Banga town in South Cotabato was arrested by anti-drug operatives in a buy-bust operation in the area late Tuesday night. The suspect was identified as Emmanuel Recto Malala, 36, an incumbent councilor of Barangay Improgo in Banga according to […]

Zamboanga hosts first city bird watching festival

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 25 — Almost there. Everything is ready for the holding of the first local bird festival to be hosted by the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) on Friday, February 27, here. State college president Dr. Milabel Nazario made this announcement Tuesday, citing the […]

Army wipes more than 30 BIFF members in Maguindanao, North Cotabato borders

CARMEN, North Cotabato, Feb. 24 — The two-day Philippine military offensive in the borders of North Cotabato and Maguindanao has likely killed more than 30 members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), according to a military source on Tuesday. Colonel Noel Clement, chief of the 602nd Infantry Brigade here, said […]

Duterte willing to run for president to save the republic

Duterte willing to run for president to save the republic DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 19 — Davao City Mayor Rodolfo Duterte on Wednesday said he is willing to run for president of the Philippines in next year’s presidential election “if only to save the republic”. Speaking before students in the lst […]

Tour guide hit, foreign bird watchers caught in Army-NPA crossfire

Tour guide hit, foreign bird watchers caught in Army-NPA crossfire MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, February 17 — A stray bullet hit a local tour guide of seven foreign nationals while bird watching, Friday morning, near Mt. Kitanglad Nature Park in barangay Dalwangan, Malaybalay City. Victim Carlito Gayramara, confined in Malaybalay Polymedic […]

2 Dead, 42 wounded in Zamboanga City bomb explosion

2 Dead, 42 wounded in Zamboanga City bomb explosion ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 24 — The number of fatalities in Friday afternoon’s powerful bomb explosion here have climbed to two while those wounded to 47. This came about as another victim expired Friday night while undergoing treatment at a hospital in […]

Areas in Visayas, Mindanao on blackout as New Year 2015 kicks in

MANILA, Dec. 31 -– On the eve of new year 2015, not all Pinoys will get to flick the switch to light the tradtional noche buena festivities. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines reported that parts of Visayas and Mindanao still have blackouts as of Wednesday due to Tropical […]

Tropical Storm Seniang Signal #2 up in 9 areas

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Nine areas in Visayas and Mindanao are under storm signal #2 as Tropical Depression “Seniang” intensified into a Tropical Storm, according to state weather agency Pagasa on Monday. Areas under Storm Signal No. 2 are Bohol and Siquijor in Visayas; Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, […]

Bukidnon bus bombing kills 11, dozens more wounded

Police offficers in Maramag, Bukidnon are conducting manhunt on suspects who planted an improvised explosive device in a bus that killed 11 persons and dozens more wounded. Nine of the passengers were killed on the spot, two others died at the Lavinia General Hospital in Valencia, Bukidnon while forty three […]

“Ruby” weakens into tropical depression, with 8 areas under signal #1

MANILA, Dec. 9 — “Ruby” weakens into tropical depression, with 8 areas under signal #1. Tropical storm “Ruby” has weakened into a tropical depression as it made another landfall in Lubang island, the state weather agency PAGASA on Tuesday said. Weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said that Ruby has weakened into […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

Conditional, release of political prisoners if Reds ok to meet for negotiations

DAVAO CITY — Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will release all political prisoners if leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines – National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) say “yes” to come home and sit down with government for talk peace. Duterte said coming home for the negotiations will be his only […]

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 […]

Man breaches Laguindingan Airport gate with a commandeered passenger van

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 […]

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

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 […]

Law grad from University of San Carlos Cebu tops 2016 bar exam

A law graduate from the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped the 2016 Bar exams while a janitor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) also passed the Bar. These two are part of the 3,747 who passed out of the 6,344 examinees who took the 2016 Bar examinations, or […]

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 […]

Duterte tells NPA deadline to declare truce until Saturday only

As if part of the present political establishment, the New Peaople’s Army just got word from President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday it has to declare a truce or else. Duterte on Friday gave the ultimatum that the rebels have until Saturday afternoon to declare a truce during his visit to […]

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 […]

North Cotabato top cops booted over violent dispersal of Kidapawan rally

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 […]

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Law grad from University of San Carlos Cebu tops 2016 bar exam

A law graduate from the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped the 2016 Bar exams while a janitor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) also passed the Bar. These two are part of the 3,747 who passed out of the 6,344 examinees who took the 2016 Bar examinations, or […]

Zamboanga hosts first city bird watching festival

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 25 — Almost there. Everything is ready for the holding of the first local bird festival to be hosted by the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) on Friday, February 27, here. State college president Dr. Milabel Nazario made this announcement Tuesday, citing the […]

No record of abuse, captive army man freed by NPA in North Cotabato

TULUNAN, North Cotabato — Emotions ran high after the family of an Army man met him following his release Tuesday by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a remote village here. The freed captive, Army Private First Class Eduardo Hilaga Jr. was abducted by members of the NPA Front 72 […]

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 […]

Comelec to conduct mock elections in 20 cities and towns nationwide

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 […]

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 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, […]

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 […]