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NBI probes drug war ‘sabotage’

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Justice Secretary Aguirre believes killers of teenagers out to discredit Duterte administration JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to look into the possibility that the spate of killings of teenagers was aimed at…

Marcos a hero, says Duterte

“MARCOS is a hero,” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he defended his decision to declare a special non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte on the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ 100th birth anniversary. As far as Ilocanos are concerned, Marcos is a…

Digong gives Reds martial law warning

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“I WILL not hesitate to impose martial law nationwide if the Reds resort to fighting in the streets.” President Rodrigo Duterte issued this warming to the communist rebels even as he vowed to crack down on them. “Do not commit…

Road Board, SRA abolition eyed

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants the Road Board and the Sugar Regulatory Administration abolished to streamline the government and curb corruption. Duterte said he wanted to abolish one to three agencies and would get to the task next week. He also…

Maute fighters who yield won’t be harmed

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has assured members of the Maute group they will be given due process if they lay down their arms. “Kung mag-surrender sila okey lang. We will try them, give them due process, provide them with a lawyer…

Solon cites Sereno ‘shaky leadership’

THE chairman of the House committee on justice yesterday said he sees the hand of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s colleagues behind the two impeachment complaints against her as he vowed to expedite the resolution of the twin ouster petitions.…

Rules on poll work out

THE Commission on Elections issued a resolution promulgating the implementing rules and regulations for the Election Service Reform Act. Director James Jimenez, Comelec spokesperson, said the Comelec issued Resolution No. 10194, dated Sept. 5, 2017, promulgating the Implementing Rules and…

Trillanes denies he has offshore bank accounts

AS expected, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV categorically denied accusations of President Rodrigo Duterte that he has several offshore bank accounts. “Hindi totoo ‘yan. Fake news ‘yan. I categorically deny the allegation. I don’t own even a single offshore account,” said…

Aussies here to give training, not fight

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MALACANANG yesterday clarified that Australian soldiers deployed to the Philippines will be providing training assistance and won’t be engaged in actual combat with the Maute group in Marawi. “The Australians, for sometime now, have been providing technical assistance though their…

Centenarians assured of P100K cash grant

AN opposition lawmaker yesterday said the national government has alloted P189.5 million to pay for the P100,000 one-time cash grant of 1,895 Filipinos who are turning 100 years old. Under the Centenarians Law of 2016, or Republic Act 10868, House…

Rats attack paraplegic girl in bed

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A PARAPLEGIC teenage girl was attacked in her bed by rats which bit and scratched her hundreds of times, French police said Friday. The 14-year-old, who was defenseless in her medical bed when the attack occurred last Friday night, suffered…

Manyak timbog dahil sa ‘thunder tongue’

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MATAPOS maligo ay lumabas si Joana, 15, nang nakatuwalya lang. Buong gulat niya nang harangin siya ng isang vendor na nakapasok sa kanilang bahay at buong hayok na tinanong siya ng, “Na-try mo na ba ang thunder tongue?” Hindi pa…


MALACANANG yesterday said that narco-politicians and drug lords, whom it described as “malignant elements,” are the ones who are conspiring to sabotage President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs. “The President’s campaign against illegal drugs has adversely affected many, including…

‘Winter has not come’: Marcos heir goes ‘Game of Thrones’

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“WINTER has not come” for disgraced Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his eldest daughter defiantly declared, referencing the hit television show “Game of Thrones” as she defended her father’s legacy. Marcos fled into exile in the US after a popular revolt…
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