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CTALK By Cito Beltran  The Philippine Star When President Noynoy Aquino announced that he would make Local government officials responsible for the deaths and damage that happened during last week’s non-stop rains, I certainly felt like telling him: “I double dare you”. Yes I definitely wanted to see how far the President would and could go as far as making Mayors and Barangay Captains responsible Read More …

Ilocos Norte Town Mayor’s Nephew Eyed Behind Cop’s Murder By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY (November 3, 2011) — Authorities are eyeing someone close to Piddig, Ilocos Norte mayor Eddie Guillen as behind the murder of his police escort dawn Wednesday. Ilocos Norte police digging deep into the grizzly crime are building up evidences against a certain “Lester”, a nephew of the town mayor, who Read More …

By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY (October 8, 2011) — Tension builds in Dingras town once again as controversial lady mayor Marineth Gamboa, ousted from her post by the Comelec on May this year, dreams a comeback. Herself believing she will be reinstated as the duly elected mayor, Gamboa claims she has high hopes of running the town again soon with her petition at the Read More …

By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY (July 22, 2011) – Igorot “self-rule” is still a far-fetched dream among Cordillerans after failing two Organic Acts and now hurdling over another proposal for a third bid at establishing an autonomous region. Still divided on the issue, most sans informed knowledge of what autonomy is and what it can bring to the mountain region, Cordillerans are still “fighting Read More …

Source: abs-cbnNEWS.com MANILA, Philippines – Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo said there is basis to file a misconduct case against Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who was caught on television repeatedly punching a trial court sheriff during a demolition of informal settlers’ shanties. He said Duterte was at fault when she physically attacked the sheriff. “The [Department of Interior and Local Government’s] report on Duterte Read More …

Razor’s Edge By Jose Mari Mercader The cause celebre incident starring Davao City’s woman version of the “Punisher” – a sobriquet for meanness appended by Time Magazine on former Mayor Rodrigo “Rudy” Duterte (for “tolerating extrajucial killings of criminals”), father of the punching lady Mayor Sara Duterte (Calamity Jane in my book), is giving the Philippines a black-eye around the world. Our very own boxing Read More …

By Cecille Suerte Felipe The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s liability for punching a court sheriff during a demolition row in the city last July 1 will be known today, the deadline given by Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo to lawyers investigating the case. “Secretary Robredo ordered DILG lawyers Christopher Tiu and Romeo Benitez to submit to him Read More …

By David Dizon abs-cbnNEWS.com Tells daughter: You can punch sheriff anew if he does it again MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Vice-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte believes critics of his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, fail to understand the dynamics of governance in the Philippines and why she lost her temper during last Friday’s demolition in Agdao District. Speaking to ANC’s The Rundown, Duterte said his Read More …

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Once known as the “Murder Capital” of the Philippines, Davao City once again topped the headlines when Mayor Sara Duterte – surrounded by armed police bodyguards — beat a sheriff while hundreds of horrified people watched. Duterte was caught on video camera punching sheriff Abe Andres – an officer of the court – several times while he was serving a court Read More …

View from a point By Mark Alegre Pilipinos are getting matured or immature due to the issue of law and order, impropriety, abuse of authority and power in the instance of the “I punch the sheriff” in broad daylight, with media present and displayed arrogance after the fact in CNN and global media coverage. We have yet to see how the administration react to such Read More …