Sara Duterte sacks info officer who attended party raided for drugs
MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has terminated a city information officer who attended a party that was later raided for illegal drugs by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
In a statement on Tuesday, Duterte said she fired information officer, Jefry Tupas, a day after she was linked to a party raided by anti-narcotics agents.
The raid, conducted by PDEA at a beach party in Davao de Oro last Saturday, yielded some P1.5 million worth of party drugs and marijuana.
Tupas earlier admitted to attending the party but stressed that she left early after eating.
“The former City Information Officer, Jefry Tupas, of the City Government of Davao was involved in a drug raid last November 6 in the Municipality of Mabini, Province of Davao de Oro,” Duterte said.
“The details of the raid are known only to the PDEA officers in Davao de Oro and Ms. Tupas,” she added.
The mayor said Tupas was informed of her termination on November 7.
“Last Sunday, Jefry signified her resignation and on the same moment she was informed that she is terminated from work with the City Government of Davao,:” Duterte said.
PDEA agents arrested at least 17 people during the raid.
Cusi-led PDP-LABAN wing adopts Sara Duterte as VP bet
MANILA, Philippines – The PDP-Laban faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Friday said it has adopted Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as its vice presidential candidate for the May 2022 national elections.
In a statement, the PDP-Laban wing said it is already finalizing the terms of its alliance agreement with Lakas-CMD party, which is chaired by Mayor Sara.
“The decision to adopt Mayor Sara has been made by the PDP-Laban National Executive Committee based on her credentials, advocacies, and vision for our nation,” the group said.
“Based on these, the PDP-Laban has decided that the quality of her advocacies and vision are strongly aligned with that of the party,” it added.
The group also said that Sara Duterte-Carpio’s leadership and track record “make her most qualified for the position she is now aspiring for and therefore deserves the party’s support.”
It also expressed its belief that Sara’s election to the vice presidency “will help ensure the continuity of the vital programs of the current administration.”
Sara Duterte-Carpio and the Lakas-CMD have yet to issue a statement on the matter.
While it adopted Mayor Sara, the Cusi-led faction left out her running mate, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
The group said it is still in the process of evaluating who among the presidential candidates would best continue the programs of the Duterte administration.
It will also consider President Rodrigo Duterte’s personal pick for president in deciding who to support for the presidency, it added.
BBM-Sara Duterte tandem bares senatorial slate
MANILA, Philippines – The UniTeam ticket of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and his running-mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has disclosed the list of senatorial candidates they will be supporting for the 2022 elections.
In a statement, Marcos’ spokesperson Vic Rodriguez said their lineup will include the following personalities:
– Rep. Rodante Marcoleta
– Atty. Larry Gadon
– Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri
– Former DPWH Sec. Mark Villar
– Rep. Loren Legarda
– Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
– Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada
– Former Defense Sec.Gilberto Teodoro Jr.
– Former QC Mayor Herbert Bautista
– Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian
Rodriguez said the list “represents a mixture of seasoned and political personalities who have excelled in their respective endeavors.”
Pagbabawal sa non-essential face-to-face gathering sa Davao City, pinalawig hanggang Sept. 2022
Pinalawig pa ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Davao City ang pagbabawal sa non-essential physical gatherings sa mga opisina ng gobyerno sa lungsod.
Sa bisa ng Executive Order No. 69 na nilagdaan ni Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, extended hanggang Setyembre ngayong taon ang pagbabawal sa mga non-essential face-to-face events sa lahat ng opisina ng gobyerno dahil na rin sa banta ng paglitaw ng Omicron at iba pang variant ng COVID-19.
Sakop ng kautusan ang mga barangay, local, national government offices, agencies at instrumentalities, gayundin ang Government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCC).
Layunin ng kautusan na maiwasan ang hawaan at muling pagtaas ng kaso ng COVID-19 sa lungsod.
Suspendido rin kahit ang mga maituturing na essential activities gaya ng face-to-face trainings at seminars, kung ito ay hindi naman emergency.
Ang pamamahagi ng food o non-food items na walang kaugnayan sa kalamidad at mga emergency na sitwasyon ay dapat ring ipamahagi via house-to-house sa pamamagitan ng contactless delivery.
Ang tangi lamang pinapayagang pagtitipon sa local government agencies ay ang pagsasagawa online ng mga sumusunod na aktibidad:
- groundbreaking activity
- launching program
- press conferences
- oath taking program
- photo opportunity
- retirement honors
- welcome honors
- testimonial programs
- summer outing
- team building
Sa kasalukuyan ay nasa 79 ang aktibong kaso ng COVID-19 sa Davao City.
Pero pinaghahandaan na ng lokal na pamahalaan ang posibilidad ng pagdami ng kaso sa susunod na mga linggo dahil sa kakatapos lamang na holiday season at posibleng pagpasok ng Omicron variant sa lungsod. (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lucille Lloren)