Duterte orders Cabinet reorg, smoking ban, motorcycle safety implementation

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s vow of ‘matapang na solusyon, mabilis na aksyon’ went on full display this week with the Administration showing strong political will by reorganizing the Cabinet cluster system, banning smoking and restricting small children from riding motorcycles. President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, May 16, signed Executive Order No. 24, reorganizing the … Read More

No damage reported in Bohol earthquake

TAGBILARAN CITY– No damage was reported in Saturday morning’s 5.6 magnitude earthquake that shook several towns in the eastern part of Bohol. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported the epicenter of the earthquake at 19 kilometers east of Lila town, at a depth of 567 kilometers. The quake hit at around 9:06 … Read More

Senate probe on MRT mess not driven by ‘revenge’ — Poe

MANILA — Sen. Grace Poe on Friday said that the decision to revive the Senate probe into questionable contracts involving the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) should not be interpreted as “revenge” against officials during the previous administration but to simply determine where the deals went wrong. “Hindi tayo bumabalik para maghiganti, bumabalik lang tayo para … Read More

‘Most influential Filipino photographer in Middle East’ holds exhibit in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY – Photos depicting the culture, attire, dances and musical instruments of the six provinces in Cordillera highlighted the “UC Saeng Ya Kasay” Cor de Mayo festival that opened on May 18 here. Eros Goze, a Baguio-born photographer who finished Mass Communication at Saint Louis University, exhibited photos in “sepia” modeled by members of … Read More

Baguio City vows to protect ‘safeguarded landscapes’

BAGUIO CITY — The City Building and Architects Office (CBAO) has committed to implement the provisions of the environment code on “safeguarded landscapes.” Engineer Nazita Bañez, during the Baguio Re-greening Movement’s (BRM) weekly forum on Thursday, said there are encroachments on “safeguarded landscapes,” especially in watersheds, parks and roads, in the past years. “Buyog watershed … Read More

2 drug personalities fall in Abra

BAGUIO CITY — Two persons were arrested after combined anti-narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Cordillera and the local police searched a residence in Abra’s capital town of Bangued. Joseph Frederick Calulut, PDEA-Cordillera information officer, said the team, armed with a search warrant, swooped down on the residence of Arlene Castillo Landa … Read More

5 dead, 65 nabbed in ‘one-time, big-time’ anti-drug operation in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – Law enforcement and security forces in Davao City launched another “one-time big-time” anti-drug operation Friday dawn in 10 villages here, leaving five suspected drug pushers dead. Sixty-five others, including women and a minor, were arrested. Sr. Superintendent Alexander Tagum , Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director, said they conducted the operation to … Read More