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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…

Tacloban folk face water woes

Tacloban Union of Barangay Officials (TUBO) and Alliance of Water Concessionaires (ALWACON) warned the residents of Tacloban City on possible problems that may arise as Manila Water takes over Leyte Metropolitan Water District (LMWD). Metro Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System…

NBI to probe PNoy, ex-budget officials

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has been directed to investigate former President Benigno Aquino III, former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, and former Budget undersecretary Mario Relampagos for their alleged involvement in the supposed wastage of Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)…

Taking away of LCEs police powers clarified

THE National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) yesterday clarified that the grounds for withdrawing the police powers of certain local chief executives (LCEs) were “not all drug-related.” According to NAPOLCOM vice chairman and executive officer Rogelio Casurao, while the most common reason…

Justice for Maguindanao massacre victims vowed

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte vowed to deliver justice for the victims of the gruesome Maguindanao massacre and their families, Malacañang said yesterday. The President had a “cordial, candid, and impassioned” meeting in Malacañang Thursday night with relatives of some of 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

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…

ADB cites Ph PPP record

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the Philippines had a total of 119 projects under public-private partnership (PPP) since the government enacted the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law in 1990. ADB's PPP Monitor, its first annual report monitoring progress of PPP environment…

30 taong kita ng OFW tinangay ng ‘Budol-Budol’

Nabiktima ng mga miyembro ng “Budol-Budol Gang” ang isang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) at nalimas ang kanyang kinita nito sa loob ng 30 taong pagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa. Sa tanggapan ng Quezon City Police District (QCPD)-District Special Operations Unit (DSOU),…

Briton, Pinoy held for illegal weapons

A 38-YEAR-OLD British national and his Filipino pal were arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group for possession of a cache of unlicensed high-powered weapons and ammunition inside their rented unit at the Valle…

Couple dies in ambush on way home from market

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A couple, who were on their way home from the market, were killed in an ambush perpetrated by riding-in-tandem criminals yesterday morning in Caloocan City. Justine Bangay, 45, and his wife Margarita, 32, both of Phase 7A, Package 10, Bgy.…

2 MC-riding employees held up by 4 armed men

A female motorcycle-riding robber and three male cohorts aboard a separate motorcycle are now being hunted by police after they held up two MC-riding company employees when they stopped atop a bridge in Pasig City the other night. A report…

Warehouse yields MC spare parts, carnapper arrested

OPERATIVES from the Manila Police District (MPD) arrested a suspected carnapper during a raid on a warehouse in Tondo, Manila, the other night where, allegedly, carnapped motorcycles are being kept and chopped up. Now detained at the Manila Police District…
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