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Panelo: Campaign vs illegal drugs not crime vs humanity

Malacañang brushed aside yesterday as “black propaganda” the complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte at the International Criminal Court (ICC), pointing out it will not prosper as the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs is not a crime against humanity. Chief Presidential…

Cops search Bagong Diwa jails for drugs, other contraband

HEAVILY-ARMED police commandos yesterday searched the maximum-security prison compound in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City where they found contraband including banned mobile phones, lists of illegal drug transactions and even a notebook containing written instructions on how to…

Bong Alvarez arrested for domestic violence

BAGUIO City policemen on Sunday arrested former PBA superstar Bong Alvarez after he was accused of domestic violence by his girlfriend, officials said yesterday. Cordillera police director Chief Supt. Elmo Francis Sarona said that the 48-year-old Alvarez was accused by…

Robin Padilla’s lawyer appointed government corporate counsel

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a lawyer of an anti-crime watchdog group as Government Corporate Counsel. Duterte tapped Atty. Rudolf Philip Jurado of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) to succeed Ireneo Galicia Jurado recently represented the VACC in…

Release retirement benefits of 40 PAO lawyers, DBM told

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday called on Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to abide by the decision of a Quezon City court and order the release of P130 million in retirement benefits of 40 public lawyers, five of whom have…

PNP on full alert for ASEAN Summit

AIMING for a “zero incident” ASEAN summit Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday placed the 170,000-strong police force on full alert as massive security measures were put in place for the Association of…

US, PH forces hold joint military exercises

UNITED States forces and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be holding joint military exercises from May 8 to 19, at multiple locations in Luzon and the Visayas region, the US Embassy in Manila said yesterday. Baliktan Exercises…

Du30: jail ‘lover’ of Abu member

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday ordered Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato”’ dela Rosa to throw in jail a ranking policewoman who allegedly had an affair with a suspected Abu Sayyaf member. Dela Rosa said the President called him…

Palace vows justice for decapitated soldier

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MALACAÑANG strongly condemned the Abu Sayyaf’s “barbaric act” of decapitating a soldier and declared that justice will be served. The Palace said the government will not stop seeking justice for the beheading of a non-combatant soldier who was part of…

Duterte et al sued in int’l court

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte, nine of his senior officials and two senators allied with him are now facing criminal charges before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Jude Sabio, lawyer of self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato, yesterday filed a…

Bank execs, others sued over Bangladesh money cyber theft

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed money laundering charges against officials of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and remittance firm Philrem Service Corporation (Philrem) in connection with the $81-million cyber-heist of Bangladesh Bank. The DoJ filed eight counts…

Restraint urged

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In call with Trump, Xi urges ‘restraint’ on North Korea BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping urged “restraint” on North Korea during a phone call Monday with US President Donald Trump, days before an American supercarrier is due to arrive…
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