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Cybercops arrest porn blackmailer

A MAN who posed as a woman to lure a young student into sending him her naked pictures which he later used in blackmailing the teenager was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG). PNP-ACG director…

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THE Duterte administration got “majority approval ratings” for its handling of several issues including disaster response and the fight against criminality, according to a Pulse Asia survey released yesterday. Most Filipinos expressed appreciation for the work done by the national…

DBM usec fired for ‘corruption’

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has sacked an undersecretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) over alleged corruption. In a speech during the 43rd Philippine Business Conference and Expo, Duterte said he will not tolerate corruption in government. “Didn’t I…

DU30 mulling peace with communist rebs?

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TIME for peace, or time for war? The question arose as President Rodrigo Duterte met with Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza and Labor and government peace panel chairperson Secretary Silvestre Bello III Thursday…

Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty to drug raps

ALLEGED drug lord Rolando ‘Kerwin’ Espinosa entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment yesterday morning at the Manila Regional Trial Court for violation of Section 5 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. He was in handcuffs…

Give 120 hours of free service to poor clients

THE Supreme Court has required rookie lawyers to provide 120 hours of pro bono legal services to poor litigants in accordance with the constitutional guarantee to “free access to courts and quasi-judicial bodies.” This as the high court passed a…

Police press probe into homicide cases

PHILIPPINE National Police investigators are under orders to probe deeper into cases of over 10,000 homicide cases recorded across the country since the start of the Duterte administration on July 1, 2016 to date, PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Dionardo B.…

Soldiers, cops’ pay hike awaits Congress okay

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno bared yesterday that the proposal to increase the salaries of the military and the uniformed personnel (MUP) is now in the hands of Congress. In a statement, Diokno said the draft resolution containing the modified base…

Jeepney won’t be phased out but modernized

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has clarified that jeepneys will not be phased-out but will be modernized. This clarification was made by LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada during the public hearing of the House committee on transportation…

Cops collar old man for beating up neighbor to death

BULACAN policemen on Thursday arrested a 60-year-old man who, along with a relative beat one of their neighbors to death following a heated argument, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. announced yesterday. The official identified…

Indian robbed, shot dead

BACOOR City, Cavite -- An Indian national was shot dead by a holdupper in broad daylight in Bgy. Molino 4, here, after taking the earnings of the victim. The victim, police said, was identified as Jagdev Signh Gill, of said…

Fake STL bet collector arrested in Ecija

PANTABANGAN, Nueva Ecija -- An alleged fake Small Town Lottery bet collector was nabbed during an anti-illegal gambling operation here last Thursday. Arrested was Mary Jane Trinidad, 22, of Sitio Bayabas, Bgy. East Poblacion, this town. Town police commander Senior…

Vendor nabbed for molesting daughter, 11

CAMP Gen. Malvar, Batangas -- A 33-year-old vendor charged with rape and acts of lasciviousness by her minor daughter was arrested by authorities in Bgy. Alangilan, Batangas City, police PIO head Insp. Hazel P. Luma-ang said on Wednesday. Senior Supt.…

Trader sues Korean for not returning borrowed SUV

CABANATUAN City -- A 30-year-old businessman sought police assistance on Thursday after his Ford Everest sports utility vehicle was not returned to him by his neighbor, a Korean national, after entrusting it to him last month. Newly-designated provincial police director…
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