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Digong warns: No franchise for ABS-CBN

President Rodrigo Duterte will block the renewal of the ABS-CBN’s franchise. Duterte accused the network of “swindling” and slammed the media giant for supposedly not airing his political ad that was already paid during the campaign period last year. Asked if he would block the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, he said: “Yes.” “If ganoon ka […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Contempt for rights


While most in Central Visayas are caught up in the ongoing crackdown of Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol province and the unraveling of Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza’s ties to the extremist group, elsewhere in the country, rights groups have been trying to elevate the issue of human rights violations to the upcoming Association of Southeast […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Duterte stops Bato from judging beauty contest to focus on Asean

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TAGBILARAN CITY– Philippine National Police (PNP) director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa at the last minute cancelled his stint as one of the judges of the star-studded Mutya ng Tagbilaran on Friday night. Dela Rosa sent word to Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad, Bohol police director, that he could not attend the pageant on orders of his […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Duterte cancels visit to wake of cop slain in Bohol encounter

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MUDDY roads stopped President Duterte from attending the wake of the lone policeman killed during the encounter with Abu Sayyaf members in Inabanga town, Bohol, last week. Instead, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa visited the family of SPO2 Rey Anthony Nazareno in Barangay Ulbujan and conferred the Medalya ng Kadakilaan (Heroism […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

President Duterte’s inconsistencies

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By Democrito C. Barcenas, FLAG regional chair I am deeply convinced that President Rodrigo Duterte does not tolerate dissent and criticisms. Those who have disagreed with him or his policies are subjected to vicious attacks. What is apparent is that his assault against people and institutions has exposed his utter inconsistencies which borders on hypocrisy. Just […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »


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Duterte raises to P1M reward for the head of each of Abu Sayyaf hunted in Bohol; threatens to “invade Jolo” Tagbilaran City — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a P1 million reward for the capture of each Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member now in Inabanga town, Bohol — dead or alive. He also encouraged the […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »



LATE CALL TIME A real estate company invited prospective buyers to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for a project in southern Cebu. The call time was set at 7:30 a.m. since the coaster was supposed to leave by 8 a.m. from Cebu City. At 9:30 a.m., the vehicle still hasn’t left. One of the buyers, a […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Bato’ confirms CV terror threat

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But describes police intelligence reports as ‘generic’   Following Sunday’s travel advisory from the US Embassy for American citizens to review travel plans in Central Visayas, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, on Monday, confirmed that terror groups were indeed planning to conduct kidnappings in Central Visayas. In a press […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Palma urges Catholics to pray for healing of moral illnesses


“Lord, heal our land.” This prayer was echoed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, who said that the nation’s moral sense has to be saved from total degradation and called on the people to pray and to revisit the faith. “The apparent indifference toward the killings in the war on drugs is but a moral illness. […]

Posted: April 4th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte supporters slam Robredo for ‘wild accusations’ in drug war


PALIT-BISE RALLY Manila — Supporters of President Duterte flocked to the Rizal Park in Manila, on Sunday, to denounce Vice President Leni Robredo for her allegedly inaccurate remarks, “wild accusations,” and “unfounded claims” against the Duterte administration’s war on drugs before a United Nations body. Rally participants displayed banners and placards depicting Robredo with horns […]

Posted: April 2nd, 2017 in Nation | Read More »