DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Nov) – A former mayor of the municipality of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur with pending charges issued by the Sandiganbayan 12 years ago was arrested around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Davao City, said in a report that authorities served […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – The Office of the Ombudsman has found a probable cause to charge former Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur mayor Wilson Nandang for failure to liquidate his travel expenses. The Ombudsman said the respondent would face 10 counts each of violation of Article 217 (malversation of public funds) and Article […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 June) – The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted former Marantao, Lanao del Sur mayor Mohammadali Abboh Abinal for failure to declare five firearms and a vehicle in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) from 2007 to 2012. Six counts each of violation of Section 8 of […]
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – The Sandiganbayan has ordered the arrest of former city mayor Fernando Miguel after the Supreme Court upheld his conviction for graft in connection with the construction of the public market here in 1995. Lawyer Dennis Pulma, executive clerk of the Sandiganbayan third division, said Friday the court issued […]
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COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Apr_ – The mayor of the municipality of Datu Unsay in Maguindanao, Bai Reshal Santiago-Ampatuan, died after she was rushed to a hospital in neighboring Shariff Aguak town past noon after Friday prayer. She was the wife of Maguindanao massacre principal suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr., who was mayor at that […]
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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 09 February) — “I am still the mayor of Cagayan de Oro,” Mayor Oscar Moreno said in a press conference Thursday. The Court of Appeals Second Division in Cagayan de Oro issued an order Wednesday stopping the Department of Interior and Local Government from enforcing a decision by the […]
1st of a series DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 January) — On March 16, 2004, Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte ended his “’Araw ng Dabaw” speech by thanking guest of honor, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, for coming and celebrating with Dabawenyos, assuring her she was “most welcome to stay in Davao City and make it the country’s seat of […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Nov) – Despite the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) being put on hold for five months already, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he supports the localized peace efforts of his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, with the New People’s Army (NPA), as he […]
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio leads the ceremony opening the Kadayawan Festival at the Magsaysay Park on Monday (14 August 2017). Mindanews photo
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 January) – Intense firefight broke out early Thursday morning in a mountainous area in Ampatuan, Maguindanao when government forces armed with warrants came to search the premises of suspects in the illegal drugs trade, Ampatuan Mayor Rasul Sangki among them. Supt. Jimmy Daza, Chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group […]
PARANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – To clear his name and prove he was not in any way engaged in illegal drug activities, a mayor in Maguindanao voluntarily “surrendered” to police authorities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-ARMM). Mayor Rasul Sangki of Ampatuan town in Maguindanao showed up at the office of […]
COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) – The mayor of South Upi in Maguindanao survived an attempted slay try late Thursday afternoon by still unidentified armed men who fired a rocket-propelled grenade, but missed, while his convoy was cruising Kilometer 28 in neighboring North Upi town. Chief Insp. Ronald de Leon, spokesperson of the Police […]
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 1 July) – Mayor Oscar Moreno was sworn into office Friday morning after winning the May elections, besting two tough political rivals for his second term… »
SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 July) – Former Mayor Percianita Racho of Buenavista, Agusan del Norte is facing trial before the Sandiganbayan for violation of the Government Procurement Reform Act… »