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What happens to ‘Malacañang of the South’?

DAVAO City–A few people know that there is a two-storey mansion dubbed as “Malacañang of the South” constructed during the time of former President Arroyo within the six-hectare compound of the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) in Panacan here. Will incoming President Rodrigo Duterte ...

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Shape up or else, Duterte warns power companies

DAVAO City–Amid the Mindanao power crisis, Rodrigo Duterte warned major power players in the country: shape up or the government would open the industry to foreign investors to deliver a sufficient power supply to the island that has long been plagued by power outages. Mayor Duterte, who would be the ...

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K to 12 anti-people says teachers’ group

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent           Despite getting support from Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on the Department of Education K to12 program, the regional organization of Alliance of Concerned Teachers – 10 (ACT-10) claimed that the program is still anti-people and a waste of time and money. ACT-10 regional spokesperson Ofelia ...

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M’nao slated to lose 150 mw for 1 month

By Antonio Colina IV DAVAO City–A power plant is scheduled to shut down for almost a month one of its power generators here, a move that would further reduce the Mindanao grid’s power generation capacity by 150 mw. Therma South Inc. (TSI) announced on Tuesday that it would shut down the ...

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12 Duterte Cabinet positions still vacant

DAVAO City–All but 12 cabinet positions under the next administration have been filled up, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson Peter Laviña said on Thursday. The vacant posts include those for the four departments Duterte has offered to the Communist Party of the Philippines. These are the Department of Agrarian Reform, ...

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16th PRESIDENT

By Carolyn O. Arguillas ALTHOUGH the results are still partial and unofficial, there is no doubt–and even his rivals have conceded–that with a lead of over six million votes, the 71-year old Rodrigo Roa Duterte, seven-term mayor of Davao City,  will take his oath noon of June 30, 2016 as ...

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Digong, Leni, Migz leading in Normin

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent DAVAO Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, and former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri are emerging as the top winners in the national elections in Region 10. Partial and unofficial results of elections in the region as of 10:50 am show Duterte’s landslide win in ...

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Duterte mulls amending Charter, reveals Laviña

By Antonio Colina IV of Mindanews DAVAO City–Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte is planning to initiate major changes in the economic provisions of the Constitution, including those on foreign business ownership, to attract more investors. Peter Laviña, spokesperson of Duterte, said such changes must be undertaken to align the country’s policies ...

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