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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…

Duterte to grace opening of federalism info drive

President Rodrigo Duterte will personally attend the opening of the information campaign on federalism, the Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (Con-com) said yesterday. In an emailed statement, the Con-com said Duterte expressed his intent to join the information…

Palace clarifies DU30’s P5M ‘ninja cop’ offer

When President Rodrigo Duterte said that he would give P5 million for a dead rogue cop, he probably did not mean actually killing a police officer accused of criminal activity, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. “Ang pagkakaintindi ko po…

Senators to back Speaker on pork-free budget

A House leader yesterday reminded Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson that even senators are also proposing projects for their constituents and are expected to join Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s directive to congressmen to strictly comply with the Supreme Court (SC) ruling against…

Stiffer penalties for dishonest vendors loom

THE House of Representatives has approved on second reading a proposed law principally sponsored by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo imposing a maximum fine of P300,000 or five years imprisonment or both for tampering the Timbangan ng Bayan Center to be placed…

2 ‘ninja cops’ slain

TWO alleged ‘ninja cops’ were killed in a buy bust operation conducted by combined elements of PNP-Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) the other day in Zamboanga City. The fatalities were identified as P03 Ronald…

Pekeng negosyante arestado

Inaresto ng pulisya ang isang negosyante na nagpanggap umano na Undersecretary ng Presidential Anti-Smuggling Task Force Sea Eagle na omokupa pa ng kanyang sariling tanggapan sa loob ng Camp Aguinaldo sa Quezon City. married, businesman, ng Blk 2, Lot 8,…

Drug surrenderee held for beating up partner

A former drug surrenderee who has a warrant of arrest for beating up his live-in partner every time he was allegedly under the influence of illegal drugs was nabbed by operatives of San Juan Police in his house Friday, police…

Lawmen kill ‘HVT’

A 49-YEAR old ‘high-value drug target’ in Mimaropa region was killed in a firefight with undercover officers in Odiongan, Romblon on Tuesday afternoon, Police Regional Office 4-B director, Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Luis D. Licup said yesterday. Suspect Rolando Medina, a…

‘Druggie’ killed in clash

A suspected drug personality and said to be an alleged notorious robber was killed after he traded shots with operatives of Pasig police during a buy-bust operation Saturday night. The suspect was identified only as one Carlo, legal age ,…

Solon seeks probe on Xiamen plane mishap

WHILE underscoring the need to develop an alternative airport outside Metro Manila, the chairman of the House committee on transportation said yesterday it is up to President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to sack concerned transport officials who could be held responsible…

MC-riding men richer by P1.1M

CARRANGLAN, Nueva Ecija -- Motorcycle-riding armed men robbed at gunpoint the occupants of a ten wheeler truck of more than P1.1-million in cash and checks when they stopped for a coffee break at a store here late Friday night. Robbed…

Cops kill pusher in shootout

LUCENA CITY -- A suspected big time drug pusher was killed in a shootout with policemen during a drug buy-bust operation in Purok 2, Bgy. Barra here at dawn yesterday. Quezon police director, Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, identified the…

CNIA gets ICAO, IATA approval

THE long-awaited International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) accreditation has been granted to the Cagayan North International Airport (CNIA). CNIA which has been limited to a few chartered flights per week, is ready to take the big step. “We are ready…

DepEd exec acts on backpacks’ burning in C. Sur

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A DEPARTMENT of Education regional director has acted on the burning of students’ backpacks on Friday, August 17 which went viral on social media. Newly installed official Gilbert Sadsad ordered Camarines Sur schools superintendent Cecile Rivera to ask Bicol Central…
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