Terrorist slain as MSU resumes classes in Marawi City

Camp Ranao, Marawi City – August 22, 2017  An undetermined number of the Daesh-inspired “Maute” group harassed at 4:45am today the temporary base of military troops in Lanao del Sur.  Said terrorists were positioned 200 meters from the location of the engaged troops in Poblacion, Marantao, Lanao del Sur.  Troops automatically returned fire and were…

SENATE BLUE RIBBON RESUMES PROBE ON SHABU SHIPMENT

Senator Richard Gordon, chair of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, presents documents from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as he questions BOC officials during the 4th hearing, August 22, 2017, on the entry of P6.4 billion worth of illegal drugs to the country.   The probe focused on the smuggling of 600 kilos of shabu or…

NEW AFP COMMANDER IN THE SOUTH

Major General Benjamin Madrigal, Jr. (Left)assumes as the new Acting Commander of the Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in a Change of Command Ceremony presided over by General Eduardo Año, AFP Chief of Staff (Right) on Friday, 18 August 2017 in Camp Guillermo Nakar, Lucena City.  MGEN Madrigal, the former Commander of the Philippine…

BILL REQUIRING ALL LTFRB OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEESTO COMMUTE VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK DURING WEEKDAY RUSH HOURS PUSHED IN CONGRESS

Leyte solon proposes penalty up to dismissal from service for non-compliance   Leyte 2nd District Congressman and House Committee on Transportation Member Henry C. Ong files today House Bill 6229  or “LTFRB Servants’ Commuting via Public Transport Act.” In his bill, Cong. Ong built on fellow Waray Congressman Neil Abayon’s proposal to require all public servants to commute via…

Sen. Gatchalian Seeks Senate Probe on Frequent Palawan Brownouts

Unsatisfied by the “shallow” probe conducted by the National Electrification Administration (NEA), Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a Senate resolution to spark a more in-depth investigation into the frequent brownouts that continue to plague the province of Palawan. Proposed Senate Resolution No. 470, directing the appropriate Senate committee to conduct an inquiry in aid of…