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PDEA-7, top office in gov’t’s drug war


THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) has been named as the agency’s best regional office in the campaign against illegal drugs in the first quarter of the year. Director Yogi Filemon Ruiz attributed the achievement of topping the 18 PDEA regional agencies in their campaign to the support of his personnel. Ruiz […]

Posted: May 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

CIA forms special unit on North Korea threat


WASHINGTON — The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said Wednesday it had formed a special unit dedicated to assessing North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat. The CIA created its first single country-focused mission center, pulling together resources from a range of units to collect and analyze information on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missile technology […]

Posted: May 11th, 2017 in World | Read More »

PH drug war under fire at UN rights council


GENEVA — The Philippines came under global pressure Monday over its deadly drug war, facing calls for action following an alleged wave of extrajudicial killings. Diplomats from all continents raised concern over the surge in deaths during President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called anti-drug campaign, which has claimed thousands of lives since he took office last year. […]

Posted: May 9th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Civil society groups hold protest against death penalty, EJK


More than 100 members of different civil society organizations (CSO) in Cebu staged a protest in front of Cebu Provincial Capitol Monday morning against death penalty and extrajudicial killings. Fr. Robert Reyes, the running priest, led the multisectoral march called “Lakbay Buhay”. “The senate will soon begin its debates on death penalty. They are crucial […]

Posted: May 8th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

PDEA chief: No vacation for drug users, pushers in war


EVEN with students off to a summer vacation, the sale and use of drugs won’t go down among the youth, the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) said yesterday. PDEA regional director Yogi Filemon Ruiz said it will be “business as usual” for drug pushers even if they cannot prey on students during the summer […]

Posted: April 30th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

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 »



Pagkabanhaw” is Binisaya for resurrection. The fact we have such a word means the Bisaya have a native concept of it. We did not learn or borrow the word from foreign imperialists. Pagkabanhaw is a pre-Western concept that is not hard for us to understand, though our current understanding of it must be interwoven by […]

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

Napo evacuees return to farms, try to bring back lives before clash

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AFTER the armed encounter between government troops and suspected Abu Sayyaf members in Inabanga town in Bohol province, evacuees from Barangay Napo are trying to bring some normalcy back in their lives. Most of the evacuees from Barangay Napo have already returned to their homes to feed their animals and till their farms. Others joined […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Inabanga village chief claims 2 killed in clash were villagers, not Abu Sayyaf


INABANGA, Bohol-Do the five bodies recovered by the military really belong to members of the bandit group Abu Sayyaf? Not all, according to residents of remote village of Napo, Inabanga where alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf entered on Monday afternoon and engaged the joint military and police team in heavy gunfight that lasted for […]

Posted: April 13th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

More govt. troops arrive in Bohol


INABANGA, Bohol-The clash between government troopers and suspected members of the bandit group Abu Sayyaf in Sitio Ilaya, in the remote village of Napo, Inabanga town, Bohol was not yet over, more than 24 hours since the fighting started. No one can come in and out of the village as both the police and the […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »