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Narcs confirm use of party drugs in Davao

DAVAO City — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Davao Region (PDEA-11) confirms the existence of party drugs in the City, an official said. “We have a reliable information that party drugs is here in Davao but our major problem is that we cannot easily penetrate these groups because they ...

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Opapp, Swiss government discuss transitional justice

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Transitional justice and reconciliation took center stage during a  meeting attended by Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr., Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines Andrea Reichlin and Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Chair Mo Bleeker as they talked about future ...

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Misocc police dispel rumors on mayor’s arrest

By Jigger J. Jerusalem Correspondent . RUMORS circulating that a town mayor in Misamis Occidental was arrested following a raid in his home that reportedly yielded firearms were false, according to the provincial police. Col. Danildo Tumanda, Misamis Occidental police provincial director, debunked reports last Thursday that Oroquieta City Mayor ...

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Nacaya wants June 15 declared as Elder Abuse Awareness Day

“CONSIDERING that the Anti-Elderly Abuse Ordinance was already approved in the previous council, we may now declare every 15th day of June each year as Elder Abuse Awareness Day.” This was pointed out by Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya in his special report during the regular session last  Monday as he ...

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Decommissioning of 12,000 MILF members may be finished by Nov

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Top military and police officials together with front and base commanders of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) gathered here on Tuesday in a security and socio-economic forum to lay ...

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Siao asks Comelec to investigate police for alleged harassment

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief . Iligan City — Rep. Frederick Siao requested, in a letter to lawyer Anna Liza Barredo, Election Officer IV of the Commission on Elections here, to investigate the actions of some police officers who allegedly harassed his campaigners. The letter, dated April 20, ...

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Father kills own son in fit of rage

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief and Tomasita Asequia Correspondent . Iligan City — An altercation over some property ended badly after the father shot his son dead on Wednesday at around 7:30 pm at Purok 5B Paitan, Dalipuga, this city. Junie Tingcang, a kagawad at said barangay, identified ...

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