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Makati cops hit for lawyers’ detention

SENATOR Richard Gordon yesterday scored the officers of the Makati City Police who detained and charged three lawyers in an incident inside a bar which law enforcers raided because of illegal drugs activities. Gordon, chairman of the Senate committee on…

No more pork, House leader assures Lacson

A HOUSE leader yesterday reminded Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson that even senators are also proposing projects for their constituents and are expected to join congressmen in strictly complying with the Supreme Court ruling against the use of pork barrel in…

It’s double pay on August 21 -- DoLE

THE Department of Labor and Employment has announced pay rules for private sector employees for the August 21 holiday. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said private sector workers are set to enjoy double holiday pay next week following a…

Visa-free travel to Taiwan for Filipinos extended -- TECO

THE Taipei Economic and Cultural Office has announced that the visa-exemption program for the nationals of the Philippines will be extended for another year. Ambassador Michael Peiyung Hsu, Taiwan’s Representative to the Philippines, said the trial period will continue until…

DFA looks into death of Pinay maid in Saudi

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is looking into the death of a Filipina household service worker in Saudi Arabia whose body was found inside a hotel room in Jeddah three days ago. In its report to the DFA Home…

Senate sets probe into NAIA accident

THE Senate is set to investigate the Xiamen airplane incident which caused hundreds of delayed flights and stranded thousands of passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Senator Grace Poe will file a resolution calling for an investigation on…

Rebook flights, Cebu Pacific urges passengers

LEADING budget carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) yesterday strongly advised its passengers with flights scheduled up to August 21 not to proceed to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 and instead rebook their flights. Meanwhile Civil Aviation Authority of…

Romualdez pushes for BFP modernization

A House leader yesterday renewed calls to modernize the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). Leyte Representative Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez, the chairperson of the House Committee on Accounts, underscored the need to provide fire trucks, fire stations and modernized firefighting equipment…

Bong Go Mindanao’s ‘top choice’

IF the election for the Senate were to be held today, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher ‘Bong’ Go, would likely win having emerged as the top choice by voters in his home region of Davao in Mindanao. This,…

BoC seizes more drugs, raps more smugglers

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) topped its anti-smuggling operation this week with the seizure of some P25 million worth of illegal drugs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the arrest of its recipient. At a press conference on…

Gun-for-hire boss, member killed in Bulacan encounter

AN alleged leader of a gun-for-hire group and one of his members yesterday were killed in a gun battle with the police in Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan. Slain were Brian Raga, the suspected leader of the Raga Gun-for-Hire and Carnapping…

No 'balimbing'

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said he would help endorse candidates to be fielded by Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), regional party of his daughter Sara Duterte Carpio, but he’s sticking with the national party PDP-Laban.“Ang mabibigay ko lang siguro is my endorsement....…

Digong still sees CIA assassination threat

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IN his latest tirade against the US, President Rodrigo Duterte repeated his claim that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wanted him dead. Speaking at the convention of his daughter’s new political party Hugpong Pagbabago Friday he said: “I…

Reds warned against meddling in polls

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told the communist rebels not to terrorize voters and interfere in the 2019 midterm elections even as he assured it would be clean and orderly. “In this election I commit to the Filipino people that…

DU30 to China: We’re friends

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CHINA cannot just create artificial islands in disputed waters and claim the territory as theirs, President Rodrigo Duterte asserted on Friday evening. Duterte made the remark before members of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), the political party of his daughter Davao…
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