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Bishops: Youth need knowledge, not condom

CATHOLIC church officials strongly opposed the government’s “safe sex” campaign in schools, saying the students should be given knowledge, not condoms. Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the bishops’ public affairs committee, said the campaign as nothing but a “waste”…

Who’s telling truth, Kerwin or Dayan?

THE senators will try to determine who between confessed drug dealer Kerwin Espinosa and former bodyguard Ronnie Dayan is telling the truth as the two are expected to have a face off today at the upper chamber. Both are invited…

Palace: Duterte No. 1 protector — of our laws

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“PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is the No.1 protector of our laws in the land,” Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said as he slammed Sen. Leila de Lima’s accusations that Duterte is a possible top drug lord protector. De Lima made…

FOI okay open floodgates for info requests

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AFTER President Rodrigo Duterte signed his Executive Order on the Freedom of Information, the government has been flooded with requests for information, official records and other public documents. But, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar admitted yesterday that there is still a…

Peace move

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to release about 130 political prisoners after meeting with National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) officials in Davao Friday night. The political prisoners are expected to be released “before the next round of talks…

Trump hails drug war

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US President-elect Donald Trump told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war “the right way”, Duterte said Saturday, in stark contrast to the criticism he received from President Barack Obama. The Philippine president called Trump…

Espinosa-Dayan face off at Senate?

Panfilo Lacson yesterday expressed optimism that discrepancies between the statement of alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa and Senator Leila de Lima’s former driver-bodyguard Ronnie Dayan will be resolved in the hearing tomorrow. Kerwin was summoned again to the Committee on…

’Crackers ban pressed

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez urged Local Government Units (LGUs) to implement a total ban on firecrackers during the holiday celebration, especially on New Year’s Eve, to prevent accidents and injuries. Alvarez made the call as he aired concern that the…

PMA honors outgoing AFP chief Visaya

THE Philippine Military Academy (PMA) yesterday paid tribute to outgoing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Ricardo R. Visaya at Fort Gregorio Del Pilar, Baguio City. In a Testimonial Parade and Review held at the PMA…

BoC posts 12% surplus in collection

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) under Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has started to recover in its collection effort, posting a 12 percent surplus last month. The Financial Service (FS), said the bureau collected P40.239 billion, up by some P4 billion from…

Dentista pinatay ng 4 na holdaper sa harap ng mga anak

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PATAY ang isang 34-anyos na dentista matapos pagbabarilin ng apat na holdaper sa harap ng kanyang mga anak sa loob ng kanyang tahanan sa Riverina Subdivision, Bgy. San Rafael, San Pablo City. Sa inisyal na ulat ni Acting Laguna PNP…

De Lima snubs DoJ probe of NBP drugs

SENATOR Leila de Lima yesterday snubbed the Department of Justice’s first hearing on allegations linking her with the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa. Nonetheless, De Lima, a former DoJ chief, sent her staff to secure…

Keep your noses clean, new NBP guards urged

PHILIPPINE National police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday called on fresh troops from the elite PNP Special Action Force tasked to guard the National Bilibid Prisons to resist all kinds of temptation that they would…
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