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Parojinog brod nabbed in taiwan

ACTING on a tip from the Philippine National Police, Taiwan police around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday arrested a wanted brother of slain Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo ‘Aldong’ Parojinog Sr. who himself was facing a non-bailable drug case, PNP chief Director General…

Duterte asked to certify BBL as urgent measure

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has formally asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) or House Bill 6475. Alvarez made the request in a letter to the Chief Executive hoping the bill will be…

2 Chinese firms deserve 2nd chance — Roque

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MALACAÑANG yesterday downplayed concerns over the possible involvement in Marawi rehabilitation of two Chinese firms blacklisted by the World Bank for corrupt practices. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the companies in question — China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) and…

Palace: Grand Islamic City to rise from Marawi ruins

MALACAÑANG yesterday assured the public that the government is fast-tracking the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the war-torn Islamic City of Marawi, a year after Maute rebels tried to overrun it. “We remember Marawi. We pay tribute to the sacrifices of…

DoJ calls Duque to vaccine quiz

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday ordered Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, her predecessor Janette Garin and 38 others to attend the preliminary investigation on June 25 into the complaint filed by parents of school children who died after receiving…

Sotto focused on work

DESPITE the criticism and bashing that he is getting every day Senate President Vicente Sotto III remains focused on what he has to do as the Senate President and shrugged off the criticisms he has been receiving from the time…

DOH chief elected global health body exec

HEALTH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III has been elected as first Vice President of the 71st World Health Assembly, representing the Western Pacific Region, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced yesterday. The Health Assembly is the largest international health…

BI rejects Fox appeal vs deportation

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has reaffirmed its order forfeiting the missionary visa of Australian nun Patricia Fox and ordering her to leave the country. In a three-page order signed May 17, the BI Board of Commissioners denied with finality…

No cause to impeach SC justices — Alvarez

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez yesterday said there is no basis to impeach the eight Supreme Court justices who removed Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice, explaining they just performed their constitutional mandate in granting the quo warranto petition. Alvarez said…

Najib quizzed for 2nd time over graft claims

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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia -- Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak arrived at the anti-graft agency Thursday to be questioned for a second time this week over a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal following his shock election loss. Najib’s coalition suffered a defeat at the…

Aussie investor ‘mauled, maligned’ by Pinay files raps

OLONGAPO City -- An Australian national filed on Tuesday criminal charges against a Filipina, who, with several Filipino companions, allegedly abused him physically and verbally in front of his workers inside his company in Subic Freeport Zone. The complaint was…

Teen stude arrested for raping minor

CAMP Gen. Miguel, Malvar, Batangas -- A 17-year-old teenager suspect for raping a minor girl was nabbed by authorities on J.P. Laurel Highway, Bgy. Balintawak, Wednesday night, provincial police chief PIO Senior Insp. Hazel P. Luma-ang Suarez said. A report…
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