15,000-man security force to be deployed in June 30 Marcos inaugural

PNP to activate ‘Task Force Manila Shield’

More than 15,000 policemen, soldiers, Coast Guard personnel, and other force multipliers will be deployed to secure the inauguration rites

Protesters may rally only in freedom parks

  The Manila Police District (MPD) has advised protesters to cancel their activities scheduled on June 30, the inauguration day of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. at the National Museum in Manila.For those who will insist on proceeding with their activities,… Read More

1989 Rano massacre constant reminder of CPP-NPA brutality

The Rano massacre was the most brutal, inhumane, and barbaric act committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

On June 25, 1989, the 38 members of the Bagobo-Tagabawa tribe who gathered for worship at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines were killed in Sitio Rano, Barangay Binaton by a group of NPA rebels led by Amado Payot alias “Kumander Bensar”.

The government has brought insurgency to near annihilation more than three decades after the Rano massacre in Digos, Davao del Sur where 38 members of an indigenous peoples (IP) community were massacred by communist rebels.The Rano massacre was the most brutal, inhumane, and barbaric… Read More

NHA turns over 640 housing units to Davao gov’t workers

President Rodrigo Duterte led the awarding of  640 housing units to qualified government employees.

Among the qualified applicants are personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Corrections, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and other regular government employees both from local and national offices.

The Madayaw Residences is the first low-rise government-constructed residential building outside Metro Manila.

Monthly amortization is as low as PHP5,000 for the first year and payable within a maximum of 30 years, depending on the applicant’s age.

Davao City launches online travel show

Seeks to rediscover local wonders

DAVAO CITY – The City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) will promote Davao City’s new destination sites through its newly-launched online travel show “Laag Davao” (Explore Davao).

CTOO chief Generose Tecson said Thursday the program aims to introduce the new landmarks while promoting Davao’s old favorite tourist spots.

“(Since the pandemic), the city has witnessed several travel sites blossom. There are lots of areas where you can go here in Davao and Laag Davao will bring them to these places,” Tecson said, adding the project will run for six months with new episodes monthly.

Tecson said LAAG DAVAO is part of the city government’s intensified promotions campaign to jumpstart the local tourism industry.

Referendum set to split Maguindanao province

COTABATO CITY – The Maguindanao provincial government has set aside PHP100 million to fund the September 17 plebiscite to split the province into two.The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has earlier set the referendum following the ratification of Republic Act (R.A) 11550, which mandates the… Read More

Plebiscite set September 17

  The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set a plebiscite on September 17 to determine whether Maguindanao will be divided into two separate provinces.Comelec Resolution No. 10797 dated June 22 and made public on Friday also set the activities prior to the holding of the plebiscite… Read More

LOCSIN: PH terminated oil exploration talks with China

The Philippines was the one that initiated the termination of oil exploration talks with China, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. revealed Thursday.In his speech during the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Foundation Day, Locsin said both sides tried to negotiate for… Read More


  The ongoing maritime row between the Philippines and China will not hinder plan to possibly hold a joint exploration for oil and gas resources in the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS), Malacañang said on Tuesday.“Kaya nga po mayroong usapin na habang hindi pa nareresolba… Read More Also Read: CHINA EXPLORING OIL … Continue reading Sea row won’t hinder possible PH-China joint oil deal→


Chinese scientists drill in contested area amid rising tensions Chinese scientists have carried out deep-sea drilling in the disputed South China Sea to obtain sediment core, according to state media, a move that is expected to fuel tensions in the region. They retrieved the sediment core – measuring 231 metres (758 feet) – using a Chinese-made drilling … Continue reading CHINA EXPLORING OIL IN DISPUTED SOUTH CHINA SEA→

No Favor Nor Fear