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PH-US reaffirm strong ties

States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday reaffirmed the longstanding U.S.-Philippines alliance and welcomed Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano to the Department of State in Washington, D.C. US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said the two officials…

Deped rejects drug test plan

THE Department of Education (DepEd) rejected the proposal of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for mandatory drug testing of all students age 10 and older saying it is unlawful. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the proposal of PDEA to test…

Hitman’s nemesis new CA member

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Rodrigo Duterte has elevated to the Court of Appeals (CA) the judge who last year ordered the arrest of confessed hitman Edgar Matobato for a kidnapping case, an appointment paper released by Malacañang on Friday showed. Duterte appointed to the…

PSA urged to get ready for national ID

THE chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations yesterday urged the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to make a design and prepare for the full blast printing of the national identification (ID) card. Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles, the panel…

JBC kicks off CJ search next week

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday said that the Judicial and Bar Council is set to convene next week to start the selection process for the next chief justice. “The JBC en banc will meet on Monday and will surely take…

Trump wants another meeting with DU30

US President Donald Trump hopes to have another meeting with President Duterte as the United States and the Philippines move to reinforce their alliance amid common concerns including China’s aggressive actions in the South China Sea. Secretary of State Mike…

PH gets $25M to fight wildlife smuggling

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THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided the Philippines $25million (P1.333 billion) to stop illegal trade of wildlife in the Philippines. This project is being implemented with the participation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources…

Couple nabbed for hacking travel agency’s system

A COUPLE accused of hacking the system of a Bulacan-based travel agency before demanding P20,000 from its owner in exchange for restoring the system was arrested by members of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office in an entrapment in Malolos City…

Lawyer, security guard killed in Cainta gun attack

A 62-year-old lawyer and a security guard who came to his rescue were killed by unidentified gunmen outside a gated subdivision in Cainta, Rizal Thursday noon, a Police Regional Office 4-A report said yesterday. Attorney Joey Galit and his wife…

Jail inspections in Visayas yield shabu, drug paraphernalia

POLICE Regional Office 7 director Chief Superintendent Debold M. Sinas yesterday ordered the inspection of all provincial jail and other detention facilities in the region for drugs, weapons and other contraband following the killing of jailed suspected drug lord Steve…

5 new Bulacan police chiefs named

BULACAN Police Provincial Office director Senior Superintendent Chito G. Bersaluna installed five new police chiefs in the province and ordered them to lead a stepped-up crackdown against criminality, drugs and rogues in uniform. Named as officer-in-charge of the Baliwag police…

DILG suspends Quezon gov over dump truck scam

BALER, Aurora -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) yesterday suspended for nine months Governor Gerardo Noveras over a dump truck controversy. A DILG team headed by Assistant Regional Director Jay Timbreza went to the house of…

Ex-sexy star, partner held for drugs in Pampanga

CITY of San Fernando, Pampanga -- A former sexy star and her live-in partner were arrested during a raid on their apartment in Northville, Bgy. Calulut here on Thursday. Senior Supt. Nicolas S. Salvador, acting director of Pampanga Provincial Police…
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