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‘Bato’ swears in newly-promoted generals

SEVEN newly-promoted Philippine National Police generals led by Director Noli G. Taliño, the former PNP Special Action Force deputy director who made the country cry when he bade his farewell to the SAF’s Gallant 44 in January 2015, on Tuesday…

Senators nix joint voting

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson has proposed expulsion of members of the Senate who will join the House of Representatives in its constituent assembly (con-ass) to amend the 1987 Constitution. “I was just concerned that in case of that remote possibility na…

House panel okays cash aid to poorest families

THE House committee on poverty alleviation approved on Tuesday a bill institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and giving the poorest families cash grants up to a maximum of five years. The panel chaired by Trade Union Congress of…

Arrest Tiamzons –– Manila court

THE Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered the arrest of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon. In its 11-page decision dated January 11 but which was released only yesterday, the Manila Regional Trial Court…

Legal stars, scholars join Cha-cha debate

LEGAL luminaries and scholars exchanged ideas and gave their views and opinions on the controversial move to change the 1987 Constitution as they expressed contradicting opinions on the matter in a joint hearing of the Senate Committees on constitutional amendments…

Pay hike downside noted

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BUDGET Secretary Benjamin Diokno yesterday warned that doubling the salaries of public school teachers may take a toll on fiscal spending as planned and programmed under the six-year term of President Rodrigo Duterte. Diokno said he was not opposed to…

BoC clears Hyundai in P3.8B KD units of MV importation

THE Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., the country’s largest importers of vehicles, was cleared by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) of alleged wrongdoing in the P3.8 billion worth of importation of knocked down (KD) units of motor vehicles from South Korea.…

PCSO readies medical aid to Mayon evacuees

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan on Monday said the agency will be providing medical assistance to evacuees and affected families of the Mayon eruption in Albay. “I’ve already instructed our Charity Assistance Department to keep tab…

Tiamzons’ arrest ordered

THE Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered the arrest of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders and spouses Benito and Wilma Tiamzon. In its 11-page decision dated January 11 but which was released only yesterday, the Manila Regional…

Castelo: Complete MM flood control project

A House leader has sought the completion of flood control project in Metro Manila before the rainy season starts in June. Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo, who chairs the House committee on Metro Manila development, said the Department of…

Crimes going down since 2015 -- PNP

CRIME volume in the country has been significantly going down since 2015, the huge decline attributed by the Philippine National Police to their stepped-up crackdown against drugs and organized crime gangs, the Journal Group learned yesterday. Records from the PNP…

Bagong DLRO, binuksan ng LTO

UPANG ilapit ang serbisyo ng Land Transportation Office-National Capital Region (LTO-NCR), isa pang Driver’s Licensing Renewal Office (DLRO) ang binuksan, ayon sa opisyal ng agency. Ang dating LTO-Temporary Printing Office sa Ali Mall ay isa na ngayon DLRO, upang higit…

PH, Dubai explore tourism opportunities

The Philippines and Dubai have explored tourism opportunities of both countries. Philippine Consul General in Dubai Paul Raymund Cortes and Chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority Sheik Khalid Al Midfa, discussed opportunities to strengthen the partnership between…

2 suspects arrested of cybercrimes

Authorities arrested two suspects of cybercrimes committed in defrauding a telecommunications company by clandestinely using its gateway for illegal international calls in Quezon City. The arrests were made by joint elements of the District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) under PSupt.…

Du30: No hand in Rappler case

“WALA akong kinalaman dyan sa Rappler na yan ha.” So said President Rodrigo Duterte as he denied having a hand in the closure order by the Securities and Exchange Commission to Rappler. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte called him…
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