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2 most wanted in M. Manila fall into PNP-CIDG hands

TWO of Metro Manila’s most wanted persons were arrested separately yesterday and the other day by operatives of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, PNP-CIDG chief, Director Victor P. Deona said yesterday. One of the suspects identified…

Bongbong inaugurates solar power farm in Ilocos Norte

SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. inaugurated on the first day of his campaign for the vice presidency on Tuesday the first grid-connected solar power farm in Ilocos Norte. He launched the solar power farm shortly after the kick-off rally, with…

CA strikes out portions of expelled INC minister’s testimony

THE Court of Appeals has ordered that allegations against Iglesia Ni Cristo leaders be stricken off expelled minister Lowell Menorca II’s testimony in the Writ of Amparo case he filed against leaders of his former congregation. Menorca’s allegations were “speculative,…

66-year-old woman killed in ‘road rage’ incident

POLICE are hunting a man on a motorcycle who stabbed dead a 66-year-old woman in what could be another case of road rage incident in Paranaque City the other day. Police are also verifying records at the Land Transportation Office…

PNP opposes Marcelino’s plea for jail transfer

THE Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group has opposed Marine Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Marcelino’s request to be transferred to either an Armed Forces or a National Bureau of Investigation jail from his current detention cell in Camp Bagong Diwa in…

Show ‘malasakit’ to state workers, Malacañang urged

SENATORIAL candidate and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez challenged Malacañang yesterday to speed up action on the first tranche of the proposed salary hike for 1.53 million state workers as “malasakit” (compassion) to state workers. Romualdez, a lawyer and president of…

Ombudsman move vs Binays scored

THE Office of the Ombudsman’s affirmation of probable cause against Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son, dismissed Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, over the alleged overpriced construction of the Makati City Hall Building II was an act of defiance against…

Duterte, Cayetano hit DBP-LBP merger

THE tandem of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday blasted the planned merger of two state-run banks as it would cause more hardship and distress to farmers and small businesses. “A classic example of government…

Poe parties with PNoy

PARTIDO Galing at Puso (PGP) presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe yesterday confirmed that she attended the 56th birthday party of President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III at Malacañang on the eve of the 90-day campaign kick-off last Monday. In a press…

PH growth good on paper — Romualdez

THE government claim that the Philippine economy grew by an average of 6.2 percent in the past five years, purportedly the fastest since the late 1970s, looks impressive on paper, senatorial candidate and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said yesterday. The…

Aquino set to sign job generation law

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III is set to sign into law a measure seeking to provide Filipinos more job opportunities. The Senate and the House have approved Senate Bill 3092 or the “Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016.” Aside from job…

Ecija gov faces DQ

NUEVA Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali may face disqualification from public service if it would be proven that he was behind the “illegal” repacking of relief goods from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to unlabeled plastic bags that…

Comelec sets ‘Oplan Baklas’

THE Commission on Elections has given candidates, who have campaign materials posted outside the designated areas, three days to take down unlawful poll materials. James Jimenez, Comelec spokesperson, said the candidates have until Feb. 9 to 11 to comply with…

LP SSS pension ‘flip-flop’ hit

Robredo’s failure to support SSS pension hike noted A FORMER supporter turned ardent critic of the Aquino administration has assailed the majority members of the Liberal Party (LP) for “flip-flopping” on their support for the monthly increase in the pension…

Ilocos Region all out for VP bid of Sen. Marcos

After getting the blessing and support of the whole of Ilocos Norte, vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. got the full support of the people of Ilocos Sur. This after Ilocos Sur leaders late Tuesday threw their…
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