Obama Cancels Meeting With Philippines President After Outburst

U.S. President Barack Obama scrapped a meeting with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, in Laos after Duterte unleashed an expletive-laden warning against the U.S. interfering in a war on drugs that’s led to the deaths of thousands of suspects. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Obama won’t go through …

Lot for the landless: Tagum mayor surprise Valentines gift

Davao City (17 February) – On February 14, Mayor Rey T. Uy surprises the informal home settlers of Tagum City during their assembly as Home lot certificates of RTU Grand Village IV of Barangay Apokon were awarded to 356 recipients of 536 lots available with a standard model size of …

Not Again

“This would allow users in the hinterland villages to call and receive calls… blah, blah, blah…” My goodness, this sounds very familiar. It is used to come from then-mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Emano. After releasing millions of pesos, we have yet to see the supposed “Telepono ng Baranggay” work. Unfortunately, it …

‘Judge Bitay’ dies of cardiac arrest

CAGAYAN de Oro’s “hanging judge” died Wednesday of heart attack. Judge Noli T. Catli, widely known as the “hanging judge” of the city, was rushed Wednesday evening to Maria Reyna Hospital but later succumbed to cardiac arrest. Born on May 23, 1938 in Barangay San Simon, Cagayan de Oro City, …

Emano has no plans of presiding till 2010

VICE Mayor Vicente Emano has hinted that he may not sit as presiding officer of the city council during its sessions until 2010 even as he expressed disinterest in participating in the local legislature’s weekly sessions. Reason: he simply feels uneasy. The former mayor said this despite threats that a …