Davao News

  1. <p>THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) dared militant groups to press formal charges before the court if they cited irregularities and abuses of government troops, and urged them to stop spreading black propagandas which seek to discredit their effort. </p> <p>Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) Public Information Officer Major Ezra Balagtey said on Wednesday, June 27, on the sidelines of the AFP-PNP press forum at The Royal Mandaya Hotel that the statement of the Save our Schools (SOS) Network about human rights abuses and the army's abduction of a student is devoid of truth. </p>
  2. <p>THE military lambasted the New People’s Army (NPA) for the brutal killing of a 10-year-old boy after succumbing to several gunshots while urging the Karapatan, a human rights advocate and a staunch critic of the military, to also condemn their atrocities. </p> <p>“Itong nangyaring incident sa Caraga ay kabugokan na naman ng NPA dahil ang isang bata na inosente sampung bala ang pumasok sa kaniyang katawan,” 67th Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Philippine Army Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Thaddeus Obligado said in a press briefing on Wednesday, June 28.</p>
  3. <p>TWO Dabawenyos made it to the top ten passers of the Architecture Licensure Exam (ALE) for June 2017.</p> <p>Marion Lyndon Demaisip from the University of Mindanao-Davao City placed fourth with 82.8 percent, while Charisse Jheline Ang of Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) ranked sixth with 82.5 percent.</p> <p>Topping the Architect Board exam is Jefferson Ventura from Saint Louis University with 84.70 percent, followed by Aldous Olbes from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (2nd, 84.30 percent), and Judy An Larin from Bulacan State University (3rd, 82.90%).</p>
  4. <p>AT LEAST 49 college students from Marawi City asked assistance from the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) in Davao Region on educational support to continue their studies in the region as firefight between terrorists and government troops in Marawi City continues. </p>
  5. <p>A TOTAL of 11-hectare illegally titled lands can now be claimed by the Davao City after the council approved an ordinance allowing the city mayor to file charges against private individuals who successfully titled and surveyed government-owned lots.</p> <p>Committee chair of city-owned properties Bonifacio Militar, during the Pulong-Pulong ni Pulong media forum held last Tuesday, June 27, at the City Council Building, said that through this ordinance the city can file proper charges for cancellation of titles and approved surveys and application for special patent.</p>