President Duterte vows lasting peace in Mindanao

Let us unite to achieve our common goals      President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, June 27,  stressed anew his promise to the Filipinos that he would secure lasting peace in Mindanao.

 “To our brothers and sisters who have been affected by the violence and conflict in Mindanao, I assure you that the government is committed to securing just and lasting peace in the island,” President Duterte said in his speech before an audience of Muslim Filipinos as he graced the Eid’l Fitr celebration held at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace. 

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Fariñas declared ‘persona non grata’ in Ilocos Norte

Eight members of the provincial board declared on Tuesday, June 27,  Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo “Rudy” Fariñas as “persona non grata.” The declaration, in Laoag City,  stemmed from Fariñas’ House Resolution No. 882 that paved the way for the conduct of investigation by the committee on good government and public accountability into the provincial government’s alleged misuse of tobacco excise funds amounting to PHP66.45 million. The board members who voted to declare the solon as persona non grata are: Vicentito Lazo, Da Vinci Crisostomo, Mariano Marcos II, Ramon Gaoat, James Paul Nalupta, Donald Nicolas, Paulino Baltazar and Rogelio Balbag. Technically, … Continue reading Fariñas declared ‘persona non grata’ in Ilocos Norte