CJ de Castro oathtaking

Look! Newly-appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita de Castro took her oath before President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang today, August 31.

CJ de Castro is joined by her family.



Responding cops neutralize armed robber

Suspected armed robber was killed inside Panabo City Old Public Market, Brgy. New Pandan, Panabo City around 2:30A.M today.

PCSupt Marcelo Morales, Davao Regional Director disclosed that one of the suspects identified as Patrick Dibalucos Perez, 20 years old resident of km 22 ptk 15-B Budbud, Bunawan Davao City who fired towards responding cops which prompted a shootout with police elements that defended themselves by shooting the subject. The neutralized suspect was positively identified by the victims who was one of those two (2) person onboard in a raider J115 suzuki color red single motorcycle harassed and grabbed their bag. The victim were able to escaped and run to a nearby food chain and inform the guard who also immediately endorsed them to the nearest PNP patrol post #4 for assistance who acted upon the call and together with mobile team they chased the suspects and resulted to armed confrontation.

One of the suspect is atlarge but one of the wounded suspect was immediately brought to Somozo Hospital by Panabo Emergency and Rescue Services (PEARS) for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect were improvised firearm (sumpak) loaded with one live bullet of .45 caliber and recovered one (1) bullet of .45 from his left front pocket.

Recovered pieces of evidence will be submitted to Regional Crime Laboratory Office 11 for examination.

“This operation shows the effectiveness of public’s cooperation in fighting criminality. Their active participation, trust and confidence hastened the neutralization of criminal and giving abrupt justice to the victims of crimes,” Morales said.

SAP Christopher Bong GO promoted to 1-star Commodore

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s trusted aide, Sec. Christopher Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President has been promoted to the rank of 1-star Commodore during the celebration of the 33rd Founding Anniversary of the Coast Guard Distrct (CGD) Southeastern Mindanao at the Sasa Wharf in Davao City on August 30, 2018.

Commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino and District Commander Roy Echeverria donned the 1-star insignia on Sec. Go.

After the donning of rank, Sec. Go expressed, in his message, that this year’s theme, ‘Matinud-anon ug Madasigon nga Pag-alagad sa Limpyo ug Hapsay nga Lawud sa Southern Mindanao (Sincere and Spirited Service for the Clean and Orderly Coastal Areas of Southern Mindanao)’ speaks volumes of the guiding principles which the Coast Guard have internalized and put into action, as evident in their accomplishments.

He then cited that through the years, the Coast Guard has been playing a vital role in protecting the coastal areas, despite the limited resources. Furthermore, he emphasized that they are properly fulfilling their mission amid all the trials in maritime security and safety, search and rescue and disaster response operations in the entire Mindanao.

Morevover, Sec. Go lauded the personnel of CGD Southeastern Mindanao citing that it has become the best asset of their unit as they have shown the right skills, character and attitude in serving the country.

Meanwhile, Sec. Go reminded the awardees that their laurels are not mere decorations but symbols of their responsibilities. Thus, they must excel at all times and be an inspiration to others.

He added that just like the CGD Southeastern Mindanao, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues to implement the law and maintain peace and order for he intends to protect the country and its citizens. He also assured that the President is more than willing to provide support to the CGD so that they could carry out their mandate more efficiently.

Sec. Go ended his speech by thanking the CGD Southeastern Mindanao for their continued and unwavering service to the Filipino people. He also congratulated Commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino and District Commander Roy Echeverria for their leadership and management, which has made their unit a proactive and dynamic arm of government that gives only the best service to the public.

Notorious TOP 1 drug list personality in Digos City neutralized

Top 1 drug list personality in Digos City was neutralized by joint operatives of Digos City cops, Davao Sur Provincial Field Unit -CIDG, PIB DSPPO, PIT ( RIU 11 ) and RDEU the suspect drew his firearm towards the law enforcers while implementing a Search Warrant at his San Francisco Drive, Barangay Tres de Mayo, Digos City yesterday.

Police Chief Superintendent Marcelo C Morales, Davao Regional Director identified the suspect as Rene C. Lumen, leader of “Eng-Eng” Notorious Criminal Gang engaged in drug peddling, robbery/akyat-bahay, and gun-running activities. He was brought to hospital but was declared dead by the attending physician Dr. Melvin Amasol of Davao Sur Provincial hospital.

“Confiscated from the possession of the suspect were caliber Colt .45 Pistol; six live ammunitions; one magazine of caliber .45 pistol; and five sachets of alleged shabu. The confiscated items are now in the custody of Digos City Police Station,” PCSupt Morales disclosed.

PCSupt Morales emphasized that the cooperation and sharing of information with other law enforcement agencies and the active support of the community are among the potent tools in the fight against illegal drugs and other criminalities. We are now on the run to hunt those in the list of wanted persons and Drug personalities.

Go gives aid to Mandaluyong fire victims

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go flew from Cebu to Metro Manila and went straight to Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City past midnight to visit and give assistance to fire victims.

Go had attended the 49th Mandaue City Charter Day Anniversary, together with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, before going to the Jun Torres Gymnasium that served as evacuation center in Barangay Addition Hills.

A total of 374 families were affected by the fire that hit the community at around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

It reached the third alarm at 2:17 p.m. before being declared out at 3:33 p.m.

According to the barangay officials, wires might have sparked the fire.

In a media interview, Go presented two solutions in addressing the fire incident that took place. First was in terms of housing and relocation which he forwarded to National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager, and the second was the provision of fares for those who want to go back to their provinces.

“Kausap ko kanina si General Manager Marcelino Escalada, at noong nabalitaan ko na may nasunugan dito, sabi ko may mga available relocation sites ba tayo para sa mga qualified indigents? Sabi niya, mayroon. Kaya sabi ko, ipalista ninyo, i-validate natin. Tutulong kami,” Go said.

(I talked to General Manager Marcelino Escalada, and when I heard that a fire incident took place here, I asked if there are available relocation sites for the qualified indigents? He said yes. That’s why I said they should list them down, and we’ll validate it. We will help.)

“Sa mga may gustong umuwi ng mga probinsya nila, ako po ang magpapadala ng pamasahe sa kanila pauwi. Sabi ko nga, congested na masyado ang Maynila,” he added.

(To those who want to go back to their provinces, I will be the one to give them their fare on their way back home. Just like what I’ve said, it is already congested here in Manila).

His office, together with DSWD, provided cash assistance and grocery packs to the affected families. At midnight, “lugaw” was served and lunch will also be provided today for the evacuees.

Go also committed to provide uniforms for school kids and workers who were victims of the fire.

“Yung mga nag-aaral, nagtatrabaho po, kung kailangan po nila ng damit, uniporme, bilihan ko po kaagad,” he said.

(For the students here, those will go to work, if they need clothes, uniforms, we will provide for them immediately.)

He also mentioned that DOH and his office will provide medical assistance to victims who got injured, those who are sick, and pregnant mothers who need immediate medical attention.

“At sa ibang nasugatan pa dito, at may sakit, may libreng pagamot po. ‘Yung Malasakit Center andiyan para sa inyo. May mga nakita ako dito na buntis, may iba na may malubhang sakit, tutulungan natin sila,” he said.

(Some here are wounded and sick, we will provide free medical assistance. We have the Malasakit Center. I saw pregnant mothers and those who are seriously ill, we will help them. )

Aside from Go, his supporters and various private sector groups also provided hot meals, canned goods, shoes and other relief items for the families affected.

“Nagpapasalamat kami sa mga kasamahan natin dito na sumama para magbigay saya sa mga biktima ng sunog. Maging ehemplo sana kayo sa iba pa nating mga mamamayan na nais rin tumulong,” he added.

(Thank you to those who also joined to give assistance to the fire victims. May you be a good example to others who also wish to help.)

Earlier this week, Go visited fire victims in Tondo and Parañaque in their respective evacuation centers.

He also continuously urged the Bureau of Fire Protection to intensify its information campaign to keep fires from happening.

“Alam din natin na meron kampanya ang ating Bureau of Fire, nag-iinform sila. So paigtingin pa lalo para talagang pumasok sa isipan nila na mag-ingat,” he said in a previous interview.

(We all know that the Bureau of Fire has an information campaign. So let us strengthen it so that the people will keep safety in mind.)