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Sandiganbayan justices discuss financial crimes with US experts

TWENTY-one Sandiganbayan justices participated in a roundtable with US experts organized by the US Embassy in the Philippines US Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (DOJ/OPDAT), the Supreme Court of the Philippines, and the Philippine Judicial Academy. The event aimed to enhance participants’ capabilities, competencies …

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Battle memorial, museum soon to open in Surigao city

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . The Surigao City Tourism Office revealed that a memorial and museum will be inaugurated and unveiled to the public to highlight the commemoration of the 75th Battle of Surigao Strait on Oct. 24 in Surigao City.  The site which is worth at around P20 …

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USDA, PH launch food for progress program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new Food for Progress project focused on strengthening sanitary and phyto-sanitary regulatory systems in the Philippines. Last Friday, visiting US Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney met with Philippine Under Secretary of Agriculture Rodolfo …

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Barmm to advance Lumad domain rights

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Maguindanao — The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (Mipa-Barmm) recently assessed and evaluated ancestral domains in the province in an activity held recently at the San Isidro Labrador Parish in North Upi, Maguindanao. With the theme, “Convergence for Empowerment Towards United …

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Government beefs up services in Eureka to end local armed conflict

By SHEILA MAE BUTLIG Correspondent . GINGOOG City — Boosting government programs and services in Barangay Eureka, here, the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental held the Launching/Activation of the Misamis Oriental Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in Operationalizing Executive Order 70 and Convergence Areas for Peace and …

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Duterte admin vows to end insurgency within its term of office

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . GENERAL SANTOS City — The Duterte Administration is determined to find a long-lasting solution to the insurgency in the country within its term, according to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. “With the strong leadership and political will of the …

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FDC Misamis turns 3, honors outstanding coop-power partners

FILINVEST’S FDC Misamis Power Corporation (FDC Misamis) in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, has celebrated its 3rd anniversary on Sept. 20. As a fitting tribute to its partners in the region, the firm once again held the Customers’ Appreciation Night as thanksgiving for their continued patronage of FDC Misamis. The highlight of …

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Duterte assures former rebels of gov’t support

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . President Rodrigo Duterte encouraged all returnees to take advantage of the opportunity to start anew and lead a productive life with their families and loved ones following the successful disposition of arms and forces of the Rebolusyonaryong Partidong Manggagawa ng Pilipinas-Revolutionary …

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Foundation launches Aries Rufo journalism fellowship

The Journalism for Nation Building Foundation (JNBF) has launched the Aries Rufo Investigative and Explanatory Reporting Fellowship Program for Filipino journalists who want to pursue and write stories on social issues, government institutions or politics. The fellowship is in honor of the late investigative reporter Aries Rufo, who wrote for …

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