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‘Bato’ extended anew

FOR the second time, President Rodrigo Duterte will extend the term of Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa after this coming April 21 giving the top cop more ample time to lead the PNP’s reinvigorated…

Divorce bill wins House panel’s okay

THE controversial Divorce bill is finally moving forward now in the House of Representatives after several attempts in the previous Congresses failed. The House committee on population and family relations yesterday approved a substitute bill to be called Absolute Divorce…

Being top cop dictated by destiny — Bato

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday expressed his deep gratitude to President Duterte for extending his term anew despite the fact that many fellow generals, the majority of them Peemayers like him, are qualified…

Congress set to okay law cutting red tape

DOING business in the Philippines will soon be easier. This is because the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018” nears signing into law. After resolving disagreeing provisions in the Bicameral conference committee, the House…

5 more STL operators may get ax -- PCSO

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan said yesterday that the board is currently evaluating five more Authorized Agent Corporations (AACs) either for suspension, cancellation, termination, or revocation of their authority to conduct the Small Town Lottery (STL).…

PNP: Nationwide curfew for kids strong crime deterrent

IMPOSING a curfew for minors across the country and penalizing the parents and guardians of the violators would be a very strong deterrent against crime involving minors and juvenile delinquents, Philippine National Police officials maintained yesterday. Since they cannot cover…

Solon says 13 rice traders a cartel

A METRO Manila solon disclosed yesterday that at least 13 rice traders are doing business as a cartel amid reports of a rice shortage. At yesterday’s House inquiry on the shortage of cheaper rice or the so-called NFA rice, Manila…

Dire warning

THE chief of the Philippines’ main Muslim rebel group warned Tuesday that jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group, flush with looted guns and cash, could seize another Filipino city after Marawi last year. Murad Ebrahim has billed his Moro…

Senate panel junks Faeldon ethics raps vs Lacson, Trillanes

THE Senate ethics committee yesterday unanimously junked the complaint filed by former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon against two senators. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon moved to dismiss the ethics cases filed against Senators Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes IV in…

DU30 in no hurry to revive peace talks

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte Monday night said he would consult the military before making a decision on returning to the peace negotiations with the communist rebels. Speaking before Filipino-Chinese businessmen at the Manila Hotel, Duterte said that Norway, the facilitator for…

Upbeat consumer outlook

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MALACAÑANG hailed recent news that consumer outlook of the Philippines under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte remains upbeat. Secretary Roque cited a recent report by BMI Research, the research unit of the Fitch Group Company, which showed a sustained…

Duterte cracks joke about China making PH a province

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has joked about making the Philippines a province of China. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, who was at the same event of Filipino Chinese businessmen where Duterte talked, took the President’s joke as a manifestation…

19 PNP couples exchange ‘I do’s’

NINETEEN policemen-couples yesterday exchanged marriage vows in a mass wedding ceremony at Camp Crame where Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa and his Command Group stood as principal sponsors. The PNP Chaplain Service headed by…

BoC Clark refutes Korean ‘theft’ claim

THE Port of Clark (PoC) collection district has disputed the allegation by a Korean couple that they were maltreated and two of their personal belongings were “stolen” by customs personnel when they arrived for a short visit to the country…
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