Madaya Culture and Traditions

Madaya Culture and Traditions

DAVAO ORIENTAL: Replete with songs and dances showcasing the Madaya culture and traditions, the 17th Kalindugan Festival has brought the Mandayas of Sitio Sangab in Caraga a sense of pride and identity over their deep rooted cultural heritage, making it one of the most venerable and well-known festivals in the Province./PIO-DO

Mayors Making $100,000+ Yearly

If you think your mayor’s $75,000 a year salary is exorbitant, then think again, because village mayors are making more than that. The highest paid mayor so far is Johnny Quinata of Umatac making $106,062.00 a year in total ($75,000 in salary plus $31,062 in benefits). Umatac has the least population among the 19 villages […]

CIDG files charges against arrested Briton for pornography, cybercrime in Pagadian City

Pagadian City, Philippines – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has filed criminal cases on Wednesday against a British national they arrested for pornographic activities in this city. Chief Insp. Arnold Ventura, CIDG provincial chief, identified the accused as Peter William Cannel, a resident of Rosario subdivision in Barangay Dao, this city. Ventura said […]

Public Hearing Finally Set for Salary Increases

The long awaited public hearing the long and protracted controversy of salary increases for elected and appointed cabinet officials has finally come. Speaker Judith Won Pat made the call for public hearing in relation to Bills 201 and 202 filed by Senator Brant McCreadie, October 30. In her October 30 letter to Senator Mike San […]

Search for Ilocos Norte’s lost towns sparks renewed interest

Laoag City, Philippines – The recent discovery of the oldest baptismal record in Ilocos Norte has sparked renewed interest to locate the lost towns of the province. Five years ago, Fr. Ericson Josue, a native of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte disclosed his discovery of the lost towns Bangbang, Adang and Vera in the northern towns of […]

So the public may know: The Calvo Businesses: Were They Issued Tax Credits?(part 2)

So the public may know: The Calvo Businesses: Were They Issued Tax Credits?(part 2)

Guamanians you be the judge, how come the Department of Revenue and Tax (DRT) does not want to divulge such basic and simple information that has nothing to do with personal taxpayer information? The way we see it, as you will read in our follow-up letter dated November 2, 2015 wherein we had already re-worded […]

Pacquiao brod resigns as GenSan village chair

General Santos City, – Boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s younger brother, Rogelio “Roel” Pacquiao, evaded a possible legal question in his bid for the province’s congressional seat in the 2016 elections. The younger Pacquiao has decided to resign as chair of Barangay Apopong here in a bid to address questions on his […]

Vice Speaker Cruz wants debt ceiling reduced as Guam’s debt reaches $1.5Billion

With Guam’s mounting debt that has reached $1.5 billion, Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz has introduced a Bill 205-33 on Nov. 3 that will reduce the current debt ceiling of the Government of Guam. The bill will also ensure that any future proposal that would increase the dent of the government of Guam be dealt with […]

Lando evacuees return home

Quezo City – As October 29, only 106 evacuation centers managed by local government units (LGUs) in Regions I, III, and CAR remain open, temporarily housing 5,805 families or 25,443 persons affected by Typhoon Lando. At the height of Lando, close to 900 evacuation centers were opened to accommodate affected families. DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman […]

Senator Ada Spots Over 300 Acres of Public Land for Commercial Use

Senator Tom Ada and his committee went through all the five (5) bills during the public hearing which started at 1:30 pm in the Legislative Hearing Room last October 29, 2015. These bills are intended to transfer more than 300 acres of land to the Chamorro Land Trust Commission or CLTC that could be used […]