A suspected serial rapist who bolted the Caloocan City Jail where he was being held on charges of robbery-holdup with homicide and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition was finally captured by combined agents of the Southern Police District and the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group in Pasay City shortly before noon yesterday, officials said.
THE landslide that destroyed the shanties of small scale miners in Ucab, Itogon in the aftermath of the strong rains brought by typhoon “Ompong” was tragic enough. But for certain anti-mining groups, no tragedy is too unfortunate to take advantage of -- for their own interest, to lay the blame on the industry they abhor.
THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) yesterday said that more than 10 municipal mayors in the “Ompong”-hit provinces are under investigation for “sleeping on the job” during the onslaught of the typhoon.
SOLVING cases of murdered local chief executives or LCEs is a primordial concern of the Philippine National Police as part of their effort to give justice to all, whether they are involved in illegal drug activities or not, PNP chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde told the Journal Group.
Claimed to be the 86th victim of the controversial vaccine Razzel Laine Laylay, 14, of Las Piñas died Saturday, Sept.15, at the height of typhoon Ompong’s fury. Laylay was diagnosed with severe dengue. She was inoculated with the vaccine on Oct. 23, 2017. She was brought by her parents several times to the hospital only to be sent home after treatment.
IF required by the court, embattled Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV is willing to go to Davao City to swear on his counter-affidavit in the libel case filed by Presidential son Paolo Duterte and Atty. Maneses Carpio.
AN independent campaign organization yesterday asked the Committee on Ethics and Privileges of the House of Representatives (HOR) to investigate the party-list group Ang Mata’y Alagaan (Ang Mata) and its representative Congresswoman Tricia Nicole Catera for allegedly employing non-doctors and distributing medicines which are allegedly not registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in some of the partylist’s medical missions.
FOLLOWING the allegation in the House of Representatives of a P55-billion hidden pork barrel in the 2019 proposed budget, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson yesterday vowed to fight for its deletion in the Senate’s deliberation on next year’s general appropriations.