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DU30 formally ends talks with reds

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte has formally terminated peace negotiations with communist rebels. Through Proclamation No. 360, the President ordered his Peace Adviser and the government peace negotiators to stop all peace talks with the communist group. “I hereby direct the…

Millennials hail Duterte

EIGHTY-TWO percent of millennials, or eight out of 10 millennials surveyed online, not only approve of President Rodrigo Duterte’s handling of his job, but also expressed optimism that the best is yet to come for the country. Publicus Asia Inc.’s…

More than ready for miss u crown

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THE most beautiful day in the universe happens again exclusively on ABS-CBN as the much awaited 66th Miss Universe pageant airs on Philippine free-to-air television live from The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada this…

Abas named new Comelec chairman

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Commission on Elections commissioner Sheriff Abas as the new Comelec chairman, replacing Andres Bautista. Also yesterday, Duterte appointed former Solicitor General Agnes Devanadera as the new Energy Regulation Commission chairperson. Abas’ appointment papers were signed…

Senate won’t let DoJ-cleared ex-Customs boss walk free

THE possibility of former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon spending Christmas in the Senate is not farfetched. This was according to Sen. Richard Gordon who explained that despite the Department of Justice’s findings clearing former Bureau of Customs Faeldon et al…

Hagedorn dismisses Bayron tirade

FORMER Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn yesterday dismissed the “ranting” of Mayor Lucilo Bayron linking him to a social media post by one of his supporters who averred that an appellate court ruling stopping the decision of the Ombudsman…

House eyes CJ subpoena

THE chairman of the House committee on justice yesterday expressed the panel’s intention to subpoena Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to compel her presence during the hearings in determining the probable cause of the verified impeachment complaint against her. “To…

Give LGUs power over water

WITH the supply of clean and potable fresh water soon to be a matter of serious concern in the country’s 122 cities and 1,489 municipalities, local governments should be empowered to address issues involving water supply and distribution as well…

DU30 eyes putting PNP in charge of war on drugs again

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has said he will eventually return to the Philippine National Police (PNP) the lead role in the war on drugs. The President had given the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) the sole authority to lead the government’s…

Cops ready to return to drug war frontline

JUST like good soldiers, police are ready to assume their war on drugs once ordered by President Duterte, a move welcomed by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chairman Director General Aaron N. Aquino who had said that their lack of manpower…

‘Players’ not cowed by Lapeña

WATERFRONT stakeholders are not impressed by the many reforms being initiated by the new administration at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) under Comm. Isidro Lapeña, claiming these had not “cowed” the so-called ‘players’ from continuing with their activities to the…

Halili denies drug links

TANAUAN City Mayor Antonio Halili yesterday strongly denied allegations of his alleged involvement in illegal drugs as he sought for an investigation of an intelligence report linking him to illegal drugs. Halili decided to break his silence after he was…

Mayor decries ‘fake news’

PUERTO PRINCESA City Mayor Lucilo Bayron yesterday decried the use and distribution of “fake news” by his political opponents aimed at sowing confusion, maligning, vilifying him in public, and destroying his reputation as an elective public official. Bayron’s reaction emanated…

It’s final: peace talks called off

PEACE talks with the Reds have been cancelled, the government announced yesterday but Presidential adviser on the peace process Jesus Dureza held out hope for the revival of the negotiations. Dureza said the talks between the government and the Communist…

Duterte vs UN

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte the other day lashed out at the United Nations’ human rights office as he dared it to face him after it condemned his threat to slap Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard. “Sabihin mo sa kanya, harapin niya ako…
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