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Police action warranted

THE Philippine National Police leadership yesterday staunchly defended the dispersal of hundreds of unruly anti-ASEAN Summit protesters who broke through the police phalanx and tried to march towards the Philippine International Convention Center last Monday. PNP chief Director General Ronald…

Bongbong to SC: Junk Robredo plea

FORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has manifested his objection before the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal to the request of Vice President Leonor Robredo for copies of decrypted and printed ballot images in his three pilot provinces.…

Ban on two contraceptives lifted

THE ban on the distribution of contraceptives Implanon and Implanon NXT has been lifted following the Food and Drug Administration’s declaration that they are non-abortifacient. With the lifting of the ban, the Department of Health (DoH) can now register, procure,…

Make train system safer, Poe urges DOTr

SENATOR Grace Poe yesterday urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to ensure a safer train system. Following the unfortunate incident at Metro Rail Transit (MRT) involving a 24-year-old woman, Poe said the DOTr should focus on the safety of commuters…

BBM asks SC to deny Leni plea for copies of decrypted ballot images

Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has manifested his objection before the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on the motion of Vice-President Leonor Robredo for copies of decrypted and printed ballot images in his three pilot provinces.…

Poe to DOTr: Work faster to have better train system

SENATOR Grace Poe yesterday urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to work faster to have a better train system. Following the unfortunate incident at Metro Rail Transit (MRT) involving a 24-year-old woman, Poe said the DOTr should focus on the…

Maintain vigilance, PNP tells public

THE Philippine National Police leadership headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa has called on the public to maintain its vigilance and follow all safety advisories they are releasing before the start of the Yuletide Season. The PNP…

Canada waste to stay in PH

THE legal impediments preventing the Government of Canada from taking back its waste dumped in the Philippines in 2013 have already been addressed, but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still could not say when the garbage will be shipped back…

Trump flies home

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UNITED States President Donald Trump left the Philippines yesterday, skipping an annual East Asia Summit due to delays in the schedule of the program of meetings. Trump boarded Air Force One and told the reporters that he delivered his prepared…

‘Comfortable house’ for Russ drug suspects

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has pledged that two Russians accused of drug trafficking will be detained in a “comfortable house.” Duterte made the commitment at a meeting late Monday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev on the sidelines of a regional…

Trudeau talked about EJKs with DU30

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CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that President Rodrigo Duterte was “receptive” when he aired his “concern” on the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines “All throughout, it was a cordial and positive exchange,” Trudeau noted during the press conference…

Duterte wants cheap Indian medicines

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants affordable medicines from India. In their bilateral talks, the President expressed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Philippines’ eagerness to welcome Indian investments to provide affordable medicines to Filipinos. At their bilateral meeting late Tuesday…

ASEAN foreign execs laud PH

THE ASEAN Foreign Ministers lauded the Philippines for its chairmanship of the Association throughout the year. At the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting, Ministers congratulated the Philippines for its stewardship of ASEAN for 2017 that enabled the Association to move…
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