ALVAREZ DEFIES DUTERTE; HOUSE TO PUSH NO ELECTION IN 2019

By ROGER M. BALANZA Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is locking horns with President Rodrigo Duterte over a proposal to scrap the 2019 midterm elections. Even as Duterte is strongly against it, Alvarez in an apparent act of defiance,  is pushing through … Continue reading ALVAREZ DEFIES DUTERTE; HOUSE TO PUSH NO ELECTION IN 2019

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Mayor Inday Sara: HNP endorses SAP Bong Go for senator in 2019 polls

  The Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) will endorse political candidates who share the regional party’s vision of bringing progress to the Davao region and the country in general. This was according to HNP founding chairperson and Davao City Mayor Sara … Continue reading Mayor Inday Sara: HNP endorses SAP Bong Go for senator in 2019 polls

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ARMM’s Governor Hataman hails approval of BBL

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman lauded Friday the bicameral approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Wednesday night. The consolidated version of the bill still awaits President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature, which is expected before he … Continue reading ARMM’s Governor Hataman hails approval of BBL

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DUTERTE FORMS OWN FEDERAL PARTY

QUO VADIS PDP-LABAN? President Rodrigo Duterte has created a new party called Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), as a political party separate from Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Duterte run under the banner of the PDP-Laban in the 2016 … Continue reading DUTERTE FORMS OWN FEDERAL PARTY

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DUTERTE SHOOTS DOWN ALVAREZ NO ELECTION PROPOSAL

BY ROGER M. BALANZA With President Rodrigo Duterte and Senators strongly against it, the proposal by House of Representatives  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to postpone the 2019 mid-term election is practically dead in the water. To ensure that it is killed, … Continue reading DUTERTE SHOOTS DOWN ALVAREZ NO ELECTION PROPOSAL

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SAP Go vows to rally support for Bangsamoro Organic Law

President Rodrigo Duterte’s top aide vowed to rally support for the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro once it is presented for ratification through a plebiscite. “If it would help foster lasting peace in Mindanao, why not?” Special Assistant to the … Continue reading SAP Go vows to rally support for Bangsamoro Organic Law

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Bicam approves final version of Bangsamoro Basic Law

The congressional bicameral conference committee on Wednesday night approved the final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was renamed as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The bicameral panel, under the leadership … Continue reading Bicam approves final version of Bangsamoro Basic Law

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Malacañang defends docking of Chinese ship in Davao City

Malacañang on Tuesday defended the docking of a Chinese vessel in Davao City on Monday, stressing that all nations which the Philippines maintains “friendly ties” with may dock at the country’s ports. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after … Continue reading Malacañang defends docking of Chinese ship in Davao City

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Speaker Alvarez to field unknown versus Gov. Anthony del Rosario

By THE HECKLER Generating uncontrolled laughter today in Davao del Norte coffee shops and the radio airlanes is the joke that a who-is-he engineer named Edwin Jubahib is challenging the reelection of Governor Anthony del Rosario in the 2019 midterm … Continue reading JOKE OF THE DAY: Speaker Alvarez to field unknown versus Gov. Anthony del Rosario

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BATO GEARS UP FOR BATTLE IN DAVAO DEL SUR GUBERNATORIAL RACE VS. GOV. DOUGLAS CAGAS

Bureau of Corrections Director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa confirmed on Tuesday that he will run for governor of Davao del Sur in the upcoming 2019 polls.  The former Philippine National Police chief, who led the administration’s war on drugs, made … Continue reading BATO GEARS UP FOR BATTLE IN DAVAO DEL SUR GUBERNATORIAL RACE VS. GOV. DOUGLAS CAGAS

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