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Road rage killer falls

COMBINED police and Army agents captured yesterday in Masbate Army reservist Vhon Martin Tanto who killed a biker after a fistfight in Quiapo, Manila last Monday night. Army chief Lieutenant General Eduardo Año said the 39-year-old suspect did not resist…

Dismiss Peña poll protest

Mayor Abby Binay’s lawyers will ask the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to dismiss the election protest case filed by defeated candidate Romulo Peña for his failure to prove his claims of poll irregularities. Atty. Daniel Subido, counsel for Binay, said…

Romualdez confident Duterte will prioritize airport, infra renovation

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez, Bb. Pilipinas International 1996, yesterday expressed confidence that President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte, a “no-nonsense action man,” will prioritize the renovation of airports and tourism infrastructures. This after the country secured the privilege to host the…

Ex-AFP chief Dellosa ‘stays put’ at BoC-IG?

WATERFRONT stakeholders are still in limbo as to who would be the next set of Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials they would be dealing with at the beginning of business hour this Monday with the end of the 30-day “holdover…

Ex-Tacloban mayor denies P1-B fund misuse

FORMER Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez yesterday condemned a misleading online report that the local government allegedly misspent nearly P1 billion in Yolanda funds. Romualdez said the report that rehabilitation efforts particularly on public infrastructure, relocation of residents, and rebuilding…

Duterte sees red

“HONOR the unilateral ceasefire or let’s fight”. The strong words were uttered by President Rodrigo Duterte in the wake of the recent ambush by the New People’s Army of members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit in Davao Del…

Estrada plea nixed

THE Sandiganbayan junked the petition of detained former Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to squash his multiple graft charges for lack of merit. The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division pointed out that it has yet to start reviewing the information filed by the…

Purisima US travel request bucked

THE Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) yesterday told the Sandiganbayan Sixth Division there is no compelling reason to grant the request of former Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima to visit his son in the United States from…

Big-time drug lords in China — Duterte

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BIG-TIME Chinese drug lords are smuggling drugs into the Philippines from China, according to President Rodrigo Duterte. “Where is the big fish (in illegal drugs)? If you want them, go to China. Look for them there,” Duterte told soldiers and…

Aguirre to probe 2 ex-DoJ top officials

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday said he would create a fact-finding team to investigate two former high-ranking officials of the Department of Justice (DoJ) who allegedly received millions of pesos from some high-profile inmates in exchange for special treatment…

No talks with ‘criminal’ Abu Sayyaf

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not talk peace with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) he described as “criminals.” Speaking to troops from the military and police at the Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) headquarters, Duterte said he will “insist on peace” only…

FVR gets advice on talks with China

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PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson Ernesto Abella told Palace reporters yesterday that President Rodrigo Duterte has advised his special envoy to China, former President Fidel Ramos, to begin talks with Beijing “with things that we agree on.” “Basically, it’s a very diplomatic route…

4 more drug dealers die in Bulacan, Rizal firefights

FOUR more drug traffickers were killed in separate gunbattles with Bulacan and Rizal police yesterday and Thursday. The killing of two more drug dealers in Bulacan brought to 72 the number of drug personalities slain while fighting it out with…

Pusher utas sa shootout

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Patay ang isang hinihinalang drug pusher nang makipagpalitan ng putok sa police operatives sa isinagawang buy-bust operation sa Bgy. Nueva, San Pedro City, Laguna, kahapon ng madaling araw. Kinilala ni Supt. Harold Depositar, hepe ng San Pedro police, ang nasawing…
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