NPA Turns Over Hostages to Baste Duterte, Bong Go in Agusan Del Sur

AGUSAN DEL SUR – On Tuesday, Presidential son Baste Duterte and former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go received eight hostages freed by the communist rebel group, New People’s Army (NPA). The eight released hostages were among the 12 members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and two soldiers […]

Bong Go sustains strong survey surge; lands in the middle of the Magic 12

Former Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate has sustained his strong showing in the senatorial race at the onset of the formal campaign period, landing middle of the “Magic 12,” with a ranking of 6 -12 in the January 26-31, 2019 Pulse Asia survey. In the December 14-21, 2018 Pulse Asia survey, […]

Candidates, beware: Law bans bribery, cash gifts, donations  

UNDER ELECTION laws, they were not yet officially considered to be candidates, and therefore not yet incurring campaign expenditures, until after the official campaign period had started.   But under anti-graft and anti-corruption laws, several candidates in the May 2019 elections may be unable to escape legal liability for incurring millions of pesos of pre-campaign ads.    Indeed, incumbents, re-electionists, and those recently resigned from appointive posts […]