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Du30 asked to look into LMWD irregularities

A TOP official of the Leyte Metropolitan Water District (LMWD) has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to look into alleged irregularities in his agency to guarantee an improved and continued delivery of potable water services as well as address peace…

Tax relief for low wage earners starts this month

STARTING this month, over six million or 86 percent of compensation earners with taxable income of P685 per day or P20,833 per month and below will be exempted from paying the personal income tax (PIT) as provided for under the…

Former DepEd-ARMM exec in payroll scam yields

A FORMER Department of Education–Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) official facing arrest for malversation of the more than P265 million payroll of teachers and DepEd personnel in ARMM surrendered to the Mandaluyong Police over the weekend. Mandaluyong Police chief…

PNP detains Iraqi linked to Hamas

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday said they have taken into custody a 64-year-old Iraqi man in the radar of the Iraq Embassy for his alleged close ties with the Hamas terror group in…

‘Sampalin kita!’ Du30 tells Joma

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday threatened to slap his former professor, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison, if they see each other as he continued to lambast the communists. “Kita tayo Sison. Sampalin kita,” Duterte said…

PNP not watching you, ‘Bato’ assures members of media

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday assured the country’s journalists that he has not authorized background checks on members of the press. “Huwag kayong mag-alala. Ako na itong nagsasalita, walang kaming effort against sa…

Rappler’s Ressa appears at NBI

RAPPLER CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa yesterday appeared at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to answer a cyber-libel complaint filed more than five years ago. Ressa along with former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos and businessman Benjamin Bitanga owner…

AFP chief eyed as next MARINA head

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THE “Jagger” takes over the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) this April. President Rodrigo Duterte announced his plan to appoint Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief General Rey Guerrero as Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) administrator when he retires on April…

Palace hails Mocha’s UST alumni award

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MALACAÑANG on Monday said the University of Santo Tomas’ Alumni Association Inc.’s decision to give an award to Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson validates President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to appoint her. “We’re happy for Asec. Uson and I suppose…

Deadly dead

Jihadist corpses poison life in Iraq’s Mosul MOSUL, Iraq -- For three years, jihadists made life in Iraq’s Mosul impossible. Now, six months after their defeat, even their corpses are polluting everyone’s existence as no one wants to move them.…

Zero budget threat ‘joke only’ ––Alvarez

Public reaction to his warning to anti-federalism local executives fazes Speaker AFTER receiving negative comments, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez changed his tune and said his zero-budget threat was just a joke. In a television interview, Alvarez said people should not take…

Bulacan cops jail 7 drug offenders

SEVEN known drug personalities in Bulacan were arrested by the local police in a series of anti-narcotics operations in the province, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said yesterday. The official identified the arrested suspects…

Batangas rape suspect arrested in Cavite

CAMP Gen. Malvar, Batangas -- A 54-year-old rape suspect, whom police tagged as the no. 5 most wanted person in Lambat-Sibat Phase 3 in Batangas, was arrested in Bgy. Bukal, Mendez, Cavite, provincial police PIO head Insp. Hazel P. Luma-ang…

NBI files raps vs Tentorio’s ‘killers’

THE National Bureau of Investigation yesterday filed criminal charges against those persons behind the killing of Italian missionary Fausto “Pops” Tentorio in October 2011. This after a Department of Justice (DoJ) fact-finding panel that revisited the case released its findings.…
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