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Owner of ‘car plate’ in motel ambush known

PASIG Police had already identified the owner of the plate number of the vehicle used by four suspects in the ambush of an anti-drug operative of the Southern Police District (SPD) who was about to check-in with a 20-year old…

PDP Laban Manila backs Go in Senate frigate probe

THE leadership and members of the PDP-Laban Manila threw their support for presidential aide Christopher ‘Bong’ Go amid allegations of involvement in the controversial P15.7-billion frigate deal. PDP-Laban Manila Council President Penelope Belmonte said they are confident that Go will…

Dad commits suicide over road direction argument

A petty argument between father and son over road direction allegedly led the former to commit suicide by shooting himself dead yesterday in Makati City. Senor Supt. Gerry Umayao, Makati City police chief, said the 70-year old father, identified as…

Fare hike opposed

A commuter group strongly opposed the proposed P3 fare hike by Metro Manila and Provincial buses. Jessie Santos, national president of Public Commuters and Motorists Alliance (PCMA) said the proposed fare hike is “unacceptable”. This is too much! said Santos.…

Stabbed 46X, OFW's wife survives

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A 33-year-old wife of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was seriously wounded when she was stabbed 46 times by two robbers who broke into her rented apartment Friday afternoon in Caloocan City. Joanne Bongares, of Sto. Cristo Avenue, Sagrado Village,…

Rollback

AFTER the Department of Energy demanded an explanation for the unabated six consecutive oil price hikes amid at least P4 increase in excise tax on all petroleum products, oil companies implemented another big time price rollback. Phoenix Petroleum, one of…

Call for justice as Demafelis returns home

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ILOILO -- More than a hundred relatives and supporters of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait brandished banners demanding justice as her coffin was returned home on Saturday. The family of Joanna Demafelis…

Amid Boracay crisis, LGUs told to shape up

WITH the government’s attention now focused on Boracay island, Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año warned other local government units (LGUs) across the country to “shape up without waiting to be rebuked.” The DILG and the Department of Environment…

DFA extends livelihood aid to OFWs from Kuwait

AROUND 260 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were given over P5,000 each in livelihood assistance by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano before they were to return to their home provinces. Cayetano met the repatriated OFWs at the Department of Foreign Affairs…

American horror story

POMPANO BEACH, United States -- US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the…

13 Russians indicted for US poll interference

WASHINGTON -- The US special prosecutor investigating Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Friday indicted 13 Russians for allegedly running a secret campaign to tilt the vote, prompting claims of vindication from President Donald Trump. The indictment --…

Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

MEXICO CITY -- A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico Friday, causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people. No buildings collapsed, according to early reports. But two towns near the epicenter,…

Brawling family of 23 removed from cruise ship

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SYDNEY -- Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police…

Draft charter ready by july?

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte may yet be able to present the draft of the new Constitution in his next State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress this July. Former chief justice Reynato Puno said his consultative committee is set to…
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