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Faeldon wants role in human trafficking too

CUSTOMS Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has formed a ‘‘special committee’’ which will report directly to him and has a broad mandate not only to “curtail smuggling” but also to enforce other laws exclusive to other government agencies such as the laws…

Mga Pinoy nilait ng Bangladesh envoy

TINAWAG ng ambassador ng Bangladesh na “magnanakaw” ang mga Pilipino at “prostitute” ang mga Pinay. Ginawa ang nasabing panlalait ni John Gomes, Bangladesh ambassador to the Philippines, sa harap mismo ng mga panauhin ng embahada sa pagdiriwang ng International Mother…

Koko prinotektahan si De Lima?

SINISI kahapon ni Whistleblower Asssociation of the Philippines President Sandra Cam si Senate President Koko Pimentel sa ginawa nitong pagtatakip kay Sen. Leila de Lima noong kalihim pa ng Department of Justice. Noon pa man umano ay open-secret na ang…

Terrorist group frees jailed comrades

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MARAWI -- Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday. About 50 heavily armed members of the Maute…

The Big Challenge

AS the country marks National Heroes Day Sen. Peter Alan Cayetano in a statement reminded Filipinos of the sacrifices of “generations of patriots” who “heeded the call to fight for nationhood against colonizers and tyrants.” Now Filipinos stand at a…

Face the music, House leader urges De Lima

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez on Saturday said Sen. Leila de Lima’s birthday wish for peace of mind is only possible if she faces voluntarily the House probe into the drug problem inside the National Bilibid Prisons and clear her name.…

PAO chief laments cop’s suicide

“I WANT him alive.” This was the remark of Chief Public Attorney Dr. Persida V. Rueda Acosta yesterday in the wake of the sudden death of a policeman of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) who was under investigation and faced…

Shocker

ONE of the two policemen under investigation for the death in police custody of motorcyclist John dela Riarte yesterday morning committed suicide by jumping from the rooftop of a building inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame,…

I kicked a judge, threatened to shoot him -- Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he had kicked and threatened to shoot a judge who didn’t want to sign an arrest warrant when he was a prosecutor. Duterte talked about the incident at the 10th anniversary rites of the…

Ex-BuCor director denies drug links

EXCLUSIVE FORMER Bureau of Corrections Director Franklin Jesus Bucayu yesterday said he bravely fought illegal drug activities inside the New Bilibid Prisons earning him daily death threats from drug syndicates. The death threats began coming after he started a massive…

‘Bato’ enjoys President’s full support

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has renewed his full support for his police chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, whom he described as upstaging him in the war against illegal drugs. “He (Dela Rosa) is simply loyal to the Republic of…

I fought drugs, didn’t protect ‘lords’ in Bilibid

Ex-Bucor chief in Duterte’s drug matrix FORMER Bureau of Corrections Director Franklin Jesus Bucayu yesterday said he fought illegal drug activities inside the New Bilibid Prisons included and earned him the ire of syndicates which sent him and his family…

Romualdez: Ledac to help boost economic growth

“THE Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) will help us formulate a game plan to ensure the passage of President Duterte’s legislative agenda and avoid the vetoing of laws in the future as an offshoot of the possible lack of coordination.”…

Ceasefire extended

OSLO -- The Philippine government and Communist guerrillas have agreed an indefinite extension to a ceasefire to facilitate talks on a peace deal, Norway, which is playing the role of intermediary, announced Friday. “Representatives of the Philippine government and the…

Gov’t didn’t pay ransom for Norwegian — Palace

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THE ransom paid for the freedom of Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad did not come from the Philippine government. “I am not privy to that but I think it was also raised by third parties ... Not from the government. Ransom not…
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