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2,137 yield ‘Tokhang’ returns

A TOTAL of 2,137 confessed drug offenders have already yielded to the Philippine National Police since it relaunched its Oplan: Tokhang activities last January 29. Meanwhile, police operations such as serving search warrants and warrants of arrest continue to endanger…

PAPO: Stop ‘politics’ in Dengvaxia probe

A huge organization of patients has called for a ‘rational’ investigation on Dengvaxia by not allowing people with ‘political agenda’ to get into the picture. The Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO) lamented that the probe on the controversial vaccine…

‘Bato’ welcomes 295 professionals to PNP

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday led the oath-taking of 295 licensed professionals who are now new Police Commissioned Officers during simple rites at Camp Crame. According to Director Rene O. Aspera of the…

UST kicks out 8 studes in ‘Atio’ hazing death

THE University of Sto. Tomas (UST) has kicked out eight law students tagged in the controversial hazing-death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III. The school’s official publication, The Varsitarian, announced this on its Facebook page yesterday. In a statement, UST disclosed…

Only PH can name Rise undersea features -- Carpio

China has no right to name undersea features in the Philippine Rise or Benham Rise. This was claimed yesterday by Senior Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, who was part of the government’s legal team that handled the protest against…

PNP:‘Cannot be located’ drug personalities to be delisted

THE Philippine National Police has issued guidelines that will be followed in ‘delisting’ illegal drug personalities that cannot be located anymore in their last known addresses, officials said yesterday. In a PNP supplemental operational guidelines in the conduct of Oplan:…

Duterte: Mangudadatu a steadfast Mindanao pacifist

MAGUINDANAO Rep. Zajid “Dong” Mangudadatu was chosen by President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte as one of the potential senatorial candidates of the ruling Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to represent the Muslims in Mindanao. President Duterte described Mangudadatu as a…

Ex-party-list solon wins Ombudsman case against PPA execs

A veteran journalist who served as a party-list congressman scored a legal victory after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered the indictment of two former public officials he had charged with graft. According to the ruling, graft investigation and Prosecution Officer Marian…

360 distressed OFWs back from Kuwait

SOME 360 distressed overseas Filipino workers returned home from Kuwait yesterday. The first batch arrived around 3:50 p.m. on Etihad Airlines flight EY424 with 160 OFWs on board while the second batch arrived around 4:30 p.m. with 200 OFWs on…

Draft charter ready by july?

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte may yet be able to present the draft of the new Constitution in his next State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress this July. Former chief justice Reynato Puno said his consultative committee is set to…

‘Bato’ welcomes ICC drug war investigation

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City — THE Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomes the move of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the country’s war on drugs. In an interview with PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa during…

House leader allays no-elections fear

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez assured the public, particularly critics of the administration, that there will be presidential elections in 2022. Alvarez allayed fears of some that there will be no presidential elections and that the term of President Rodrigo Duterte will…

‘I fear for my life’: lawyer behind DU30 probe

LAWYER Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors, but now that a probe into the killings is under way, he fears he too…

Go might change his mind

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SPECIAL Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go may run for a seat in the Senate in 2019 if House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will make him his “ninong” if he gets married. “Pero kung tutuparin ni Speaker Alvarez ang…
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