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PN receives 2 patrol planes from Japan

THE Philippine Navy (PN) yesterday received two Beechcraft TC90 trainer aircraft from the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD). Philippine Navy spokesman Capt. Lued Lincuna said the trainer planes were formally received in a transfer ceremony at the headquarters of the…

SSS eyes mandatory OFW coverage

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THE Social Security System wants mandatory coverage of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to provide security protection for the country’s new heroes. SSS president and chief executive officer Emmanuel Dooc said the shift to mandatory OFW coverage is one of the…

215 PNP men test positive for drugs

A TOTAL of 208 Philippine National Police Uniformed Personnel and seven Non-Uniformed Personnel who tested positive for substance abuse will be dismissed in line with the ongoing PNP internal cleansing program, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa said…

Drug war not against poor, Palace tells HRW

MALACAÑANG yesterday insisted that the administration’s war against illegal drugs is not targeting the poor. The Palace reacted to remarks of an official of an international rights watchdog that President Rodrigo Duterte has “finally acknowledged” the drive has victimized mostly…

US paper’s ‘demolition job’ on Duterte scored

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MALACAÑANG said yesterday that several individuals, including politicians, had funded a US publication, The New York Times (NYT), to carry out a “demolition job” on President Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella alleged that the 165-year-old publication appears to be…

Bgy polls on house agenda

THE postponement of barangay elections this year will be on the agenda of Congress when session resumes in May, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said as he assured the public that there is enough time to tackle and pass a law on…

President in Davao for quiet birthday

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be celebrating his birthday “quietly without fanfare” with his family and close friends in Davao City, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Duterte, who will turn 72 years old today, opted to “veer away…

Passport printing aboveboard — DFA

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said there is nothing irregular with the agency’s contract with Apo Production Unit, the company involved in printing the Philippines passport. “As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing irregular with our contract with…

Protection, management plan for Benham Rise proposed

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A PARTY-LIST solon has filed a measure seeking to create a special technical agency that will protect and manage Benham Rise. Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza underscored the need to protect the Benham Rise as it is part of the…

Prosecutors seek arrest of ex-president Park

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SEOUL -- South Korean prosecutors sought an arrest warrant on Monday for ousted president Park Geun-Hye, they said, days after questioning her over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down. Park, 65, had her removal from…

Supercyclone

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Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia CAIRNS, Australia -- Thousands of people including tourists were being evacuated Monday as northern Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides.…

Setting record straight

Dela Rosa presents figures to refute ‘sensationalized’ reporting of killings ‘wrongly’ linked to drug war THE Philippine National Police leadership yesterday insisted that there is no such thing as State-sponsored killings as they released a full review of all homicide…

Sino traders assured of Duterte support

President Rodrigo Duterte assured Chinese businessmen of his support, so long as they pay the right taxes and help him in his reform initiatives. In his speech during the opening of the 31st Biennial Convention of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of…

3 Ecija bgy chiefs tagged as HVTs held for drugs

CABIAO, Nueva Ecija -- Three barangay chairmen in Nueva Ecija, tagged as high-value targets (HVT) in the war against illegal drugs in this town, were nabbed during separate search operations on their premises which yielded illegal drugs last Sunday. Provincial…

Ms. Ganda Pulis known today

THE winners of the Ms. Philippine National Police Ganda Pulis 2017 will be known today as the final voting for 27 of the most beautiful and talented policewomen in the country ends at 2 p.m., Police Community Relations Group director…
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