Ex-NPA rebel leads gov’t troops to explosives depot (Source: Philippine News Agency)

KIDAPAWAN CITY–A former communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebel who has earlier surrendered to government forces in North Cotabato led the military to an encampment where war materiels were recovered Tuesday. Jonaden Sicao, 22, of Barangay Manobo, Magpet, North Cotabato, volunteered to lead Tuesday the troops in locating the items he hid more than a continue reading : Ex-NPA rebel leads gov’t troops to explosives depot (Source: Philippine News Agency)

Dipolog City marks ‘Pagsalabuk Festival’ (Source : Philippine News Agency)

DIPOLOG CITY, Zamboanga del Norte–The “20th Pagsalabuk (Subanen for get together) Festival” is being celebrated here by the largely Catholic community that still harbor animosity to the vanishing Suban-on tribe, a historical hatred that could be traced back to the 18th century. Suban-on or Subano means people of the river. Subanen, according to the academe, continue reading : Dipolog City marks ‘Pagsalabuk Festival’ (Source : Philippine News Agency)

Fire hits slum area, school in Pagadian City (Source : Philippine News Agency)

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — The local government here Friday distributed relief goods to the 60 families displaced by fire that hit a slum area in this city. Haron Damada Jr., City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) action officer, said relief goods included food packs and non-food items, such as kitchen utensils, continue reading : Fire hits slum area, school in Pagadian City (Source : Philippine News Agency)

#RealNumbersPH: Year 2 to focus on recovering druggies (Source : Philippine News Agency)

By Azer Parrocha MANILA — A year after #RealNumbersPH was launched on May 2, 2017, government agencies tapped to consolidate the numbers on the anti-drug campaign will release a new report offering accurate numbers on drug personalities who have made progress as far as their reformation and rehabilitation are concerned. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) continue reading : #RealNumbersPH: Year 2 to focus on recovering druggies (Source : Philippine News Agency)

Duterte creates EICC, SERG (source : Philippine News Agency)

MANILA, July 5 — ​President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed two Executive Orders creating the Energy Investment Coordinating Council (EICC) and the Strategy, Economics, and Results Group (SERG) in the Department of Finance (DOF). EO No. 30 established the EICC, which will lead and coordinate national government efforts on matters relevant to the development of energy continue reading : Duterte creates EICC, SERG (source : Philippine News Agency)

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 Vietnamese sailors (source : Philippine News Agency)

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 5 — Residents in Sumisip, Basilan province were horrified when they discovered early Wednesday the decapitated remains of two of the remaining five abducted Vietnamese sailors. “The bodies were found at around 5:40 a.m. by a resident in the area,” said Col. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Joint Task Force Basilan. He continue reading : Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 Vietnamese sailors (source : Philippine News Agency)

PH, French senators join hands vs terrorism, climate change (source : Philippine News Agency)

MANILA, June 30 — Philippine and French senators have vowed to cooperate to address two of the greatest threats to humanity at present — terrorism and climate change. Sen. Loren Legarda made this statement Friday as a delegation of Philippine senators led by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III recently made an official visit to France continue reading : PH, French senators join hands vs terrorism, climate change (source : Philippine News Agency)

Neutralized Maute Group terrorists now at 303 – AFP (source : Philippine News Agency)

MANILA, June 30 — Government forces in Marawi City has so far neutralized 303 Maute Group terrorists as the campaign against the lawless elements is now on sixth week. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson, said these figures are as of 6 p.m. of June 29. And based on the continue reading : Neutralized Maute Group terrorists now at 303 – AFP (source : Philippine News Agency)

Duterte avows comfortable life for all ( source : Philippine News Agency)

MANILA, June 30 — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte became a “big winner” in 2016 after his landslide victory with more than 16.6 million votes. No other previous President has dominated the national discourse in the way the Chief Executive has. His every public appearance has received extensive media coverage, with everyone’s eyes focused on his continue reading : Duterte avows comfortable life for all ( source : Philippine News Agency)

DILG: 400 towns nationwide still need firetrucks (source : Philippine News Agency)

MANILA, June 30 — Some 400 towns nationwide still do not have their own firetrucks to immediately respond during fire emergencies, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy noted that some of these towns could have been the recipients of the 24 new Rosenbauer firetrucks that remain continue reading : DILG: 400 towns nationwide still need firetrucks (source : Philippine News Agency)