Category Archives: mayor

Ombudsman to charge Zambo del Sur ex-mayor for failure to liquidate travel expenses

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 […]

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of former Koronadal mayor for graft

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 […]

The post Sandiganbayan orders arrest of former Koronadal mayor for graft appeared first on MindaNews.

Maguindanao mayor dies after collapsing in Friday prayer

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 […]

The post Maguindanao mayor dies after collapsing in Friday prayer appeared first on MindaNews.

The Mayor as President (1): “Make Davao City the country’s seat of power”

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 […]

Gov’t troops clash with Ampatuan mayor’s security personnel in anti-drugs ops

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 […]