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PH becomes ‘electronic republic’

SENATOR Ralph Recto has described the creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) as a revolutionary act that will lay the groundwork for the country's transformation into a full-pleged “electronic republic.” He said with the creation of…

Systems audit call pressed

VICE presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. might resort to legal action to compel the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to conduct a systems audit of the transparency and central servers used in the tallying of votes for the vice…

Bgy, SK polls postponement eyed

THE Commission on Elections feels it’s too early to hold the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections scheduled later this year. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista expressed concern that pushing through with the barangay and SK polls in October may cause election…

Veep race vote discrepancies noted

THERE was an “unusually” high number of undervotes in the vice presidential race seen in the Certificates of Canvass (CoC) opened on the first day of the official canvass conducted by Congress. George Garcia, counsel of vice presidential candidate Sen.Ferdinand…

G7 warned against ‘meddling’

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BEIJING -- Chinese state media warned the Group of Seven nations on Thursday not to “meddle” in South China Sea disputes, as leaders from the bloc gathered for talks in Japan. The commentary came as European Council President Donald Tusk…

Duterte vs De Lima

PRESIDENT-ELECT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said he will have Senator-elect Leila De Lima investigated over her supposedly slow response to the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prisons. Duterte said it took the De Lima seven months to start doing…

Nothing wrong with my health -- Digong

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“I can still do the treadmill for one- hour plus,” declared incoming President Rodrigo Duterte as he debunked speculations about his health. “I am dying, what’s your problem?" Duterte replied when asked about his health. “Gusto ninyong malaman kung kailan…

Reds list women Cabinet nominees

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THE Left has submitted an “impressive” list of four women nominees to presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for his official family. Duterte bared that National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) spokesperson Fidel Agcaoili handed him a list of ten nominees…

Duterte vows economic growth outside of ‘dead’ national capital

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DAVAO -- Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte pledged Thursday to spread economic activity beyond the overpopulated capital of Manila, calling it a "dead" city overrun by shantytowns. Duterte said he would create new jobs by setting up economic zones outside of…

BSP mounts anti-counterfeit operations

BSP conducts successful anti-counterfeiting operations Actual inventory of the seized/confiscated counterfeit 1000- and 500-piso banknotes found inside the house premises of suspects during the anti-counterfeiting operation on February 17. The operatives of the Currency Issue and Integrity Office of the…

1 dead, another hurt in Gentri mishap

A woman died while her companion was seriously injured when they were hit by a speeding vehicle while crossing the road in Gen. Trias, Cavite, last Wednesday morning. Police investigators identified the victims as Milyn Ompoy Niegas, 46, of Bgy.…

Boy, 11, killed, pal hurt in MC crash

LEMERY, Batangas -- An 11-year-old elementary student died while his companions severely injured when the motorcycle their riding accidentally hit the road metal barrier on the national highway in Bgy. Bukal. Police identified the fatality as Peter Endaya. Injured were…

Pangasinan drug dealer held

A 50-YEAR-old man believed to be engaged in illegal drug trafficking in Pangasinan was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Police Regional Office 1 in a raid on his house in…

Man shoots drunkard son dead

LIPA City -- A 69-year-old father angrily shot dead his son in Purok 6, Bgy. Pinagtongulan, here, Tuesday morning. City police chief Supt. Barnard Danie V. Dasugo identified the victim as Dennis Macasaet Custodio, 35, married, driver, and the suspect…
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