DUTERTE VS NOGRALES IN DAVAO CITY 2019 FIRST DISTRICT CONGRESS RACE?

PULONG VS. JERICHO LOOMS SAP BONG GO: Paolo very much qualified for Congress By ROGER M. BALANZA Resigned Davao City vice mayor Paolo “Pulong”  Duterte is very much qualified to run for a congressional seat in case he decides to try politics … Continue reading DUTERTE VS NOGRALES IN DAVAO CITY 2019 FIRST DISTRICT CONGRESS RACE?

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DURIAN POST EDITOR, PUBLISHER ACQUITTED IN NOGRALES LIBEL RAPS

The Regional Trial Court in Davao City has acquitted two print journalists in libel cases filed by former House Speaker Prospero Nograles in 2010. The October 16, 2017 decision by RTC Branch 11 Judge Leo Tolentino Madrazo dismissing  2 consolidated … Continue reading DURIAN POST EDITOR, PUBLISHER ACQUITTED IN NOGRALES LIBEL RAPS

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DUTERTE, NOGRALES END POLITICAL RIVALRY

BY ROGER M. BALANZA After two decades of failed attempts to grab the political leadership in Davao City, former House Speaker and Davao City First District Representative Prospero Nograles has raised the white flag to vow support to President Rodrigo … Continue reading DUTERTE, NOGRALES END POLITICAL RIVALRY

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DUTERTE TASKS REP. ISIDRO UNGAB TO SEEK FUNDS FOR DAVAO CITY SPORTS COMPLEX

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has tasked Third District Congressman Isidro Ungab to look for funds for a multi-million peso sports complex to rise at the state-owned University of the Philippines – Mindanao (UPMin) campus in Tugbok District. Duterte said … Continue reading DUTERTE TASKS REP. ISIDRO UNGAB TO SEEK FUNDS FOR DAVAO CITY SPORTS COMPLEX

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Karlo has big chance to beat Rody, Sara in 2013 – THE DURIAN POST NO. 100

FUCK YOU! BY ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City First District Congressman Karlo Nograles stands a good chance of beating Mayor Sara Duterte or Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in an electoral contest, if results of a local popularity survey is to be taken as barometer for victory. Congressman Nograles, son of former Speaker Prospero Nograles, gained votes equal to that of the Dutertes in the survey conducted by the Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) of the Research and Publication Center of the University of Mindanao (UM). The survey gave the Dutertes and Nograles similar acceptance ratings of 99.4 %. Former Speaker … Continue reading Karlo has big chance to beat Rody, Sara in 2013 – THE DURIAN POST NO. 100

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THE DURIAN BEAT – DURIAN POST COLUMN – Duterte, davao death squad and nograles

On liking DDS, disliking Nogie THEDURIANBEAT BY ROGER M. BALANZA Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte saying the Dabawenyos condoned the Davao Death Squad and wished for return of the gunmen to help curb crime is the “voice of God,” is expected to trigger reactions from Catholic Church leaders here. The Church is in the forefront of the campaign against the hundreds of extrajudicial killings and had faulted the local leadership and police for the murders. Now here is Duterte saying the hand of God could be behind the triggers of the 45s of the precise-shooting, motorcycle-riding assassins blamed for hundreds of … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT – DURIAN POST COLUMN – Duterte, davao death squad and nograles

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Ombudsman orders filing of raps vs Duterte, 11 other Davao execs

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a graft case against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other city officials before the Sandiganbayan. The charges stemmed from the alleged illegal use of the Special Education Fund (SEF) amounting to P11.5 million. The complaint alleged Duterte and the city officials used the funds to pay for food and appliances as giveaways as part of a so-called “Pahalipay ni Mayor” program in December 2006. The SEF fund was intended to finance school-related projects in the city. Duterte, now the city vice mayor, said the case … Continue reading Ombudsman orders filing of raps vs Duterte, 11 other Davao execs

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Durian Post publisher, editor post bail in libel case

            The Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 11 in Davao City has ordered police authorities to return to court the warrants of arrest issued against a local newspaper publisher and an editor-in-chief who were both facing libel charges based on the complaint lodged by former House Speaker Prospero Nograles.             This came after Edgar Velez and Roger Balanza, publisher and editor-in-chief, respectively of Durian Post, surfaced in court and posted bail in a total amount of P20,000 or P10,000 for each of them for two counts of libel.             Presiding Judge Virginia Europa earlier ordered the arrest of Balanza and … Continue reading Durian Post publisher, editor post bail in libel case

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Duterte son unfazed by ex-Speaker Nograles’ antics

Polong on Nograles protest: I don’t care Davao City councilor Paolo Duterte is not giving a hoot to the electoral protest of former Speaker Prospero Nograles and has a three-word reaction to the Comelec recount of votes in the May elections: Who cares? Defeated Team Nograles mayoral bet Nograles and his running mate Benjamin de Guzman had questioned results of automated polling in local elections, where he was beaten by Mayor Sara Duterte with a vote margin of 228,000 votes and de Guzman trounced by Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in a lopsided battled with a 300,000 margin. At the Gikan … Continue reading Duterte son unfazed by ex-Speaker Nograles’ antics

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DURIAN POST Commentary

HARA-KIRI Mayor Inday Sara has thrown to the garbage the apology of those who have responsibility over a building construction inside Abreeza Mall in Bajada where a portion collapsed to kill a worker and wounding three others. She wants an explanation and a statement to take responsibility for the tragedy because the city government is failing charges. President Noynoy Aquino should get a lesson from Inday Sara’s firm action. In the aftermath of the tragic Quirino Grandstand episode where 8 Hong Kong tourists were killed by a deranged cop in a hostage-taking incident that ended in bloodshed after a 12-hour … Continue reading DURIAN POST Commentary

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