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Palace slams US intel report on Duterte

MALACAÑANG yesterday slammed a US intelligence community report that tagged President Rodrigo Duterte as “a threat to democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia.” A World Threat Assessment Report published last week identified Duterte, along with ruling Thai officials and…

2 drug suspects arrested

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POLICE arrested two suspected drug personalities while creating trouble and challenging anyone into a fight while allegedly under the influence of drugs in separate incidents Tuesday afternoon and yesterday morning in Malabon City. Elements of the Malabon Police Community Precicnt…

2 teen brods jailed for mauling 2 neighbors

TWO teenaged brothers landed in jail after they allegedly mauled their two neighbor brothers, whom they saw watching them as they fought in front of their house in Sampaloc, Manila. One of the victims even got stabbed. Now facing charges…

Court urged to declare CPP-NPA terror group

THE Manila regional trial court has been formally asked to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), together with its armed wing the New Peoples’ Army, (NPA), a terrorist organization. Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Peter Ong filed the petition…

P15-M Pasig fire razes warehouse, 50 houses

A warehouse for toys and 50 residential houses were razed while two persons were injured in a 13-hour fire in Pasig City that started Tuesday night until yesterday morning, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). In a report…

Demand for office spaces to grow 21%

Real estate services firm Leechiu Property Consultants (LCP) expects demand for office space in Metro Manila growing by about 21 percent this year mainly due to the sustained demand from business process management (BPM) and online gaming segments. It projected…

Better infra, eased rules to boost biz in ASEAN

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Member countries of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) need to improve physical infrastructures and streamline regulatory processes in an effort to facilitate trade and investments in the region, according to a report from state think tank Philippine Institute for…

Gov’t tops GDP outlay for infra spending

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The Philippine government under President Rodrigo Duterte has allocated a bigger portion of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for infrastructure spending, compared with the average of the past six administrations in the last 50 years. "We are pouring in 5.4…

PNP: Nationwide curfew for kids strong crime deterrent

IMPOSING a curfew for minors across the country and penalizing the parents and guardians of the violators would be a very strong deterrent against crime involving minors and juvenile delinquents, Philippine National Police officials maintained yesterday. Since they cannot cover…

Gov’t leads charge vs ‘fake news’

DAVAO CITY (PNA) — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Marfori Andanar yesterday enjoined public information officers (PIOs) and communicators to join the PCOO in waging war against disinformation and misinformation as well as fake news. Sec. Andanar made…

‘Bong’ Go will be cleared — Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is convinced that his top aide Special Assistant to the President Christopher Bong Go will eventually be cleared in the Senate hearing on the controversial frigate deal of the Philippine Navy. Duterte said that after Go faced…

You’re welcome, Palace assures Rappler

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MALACAÑANG yesterday clarified that Rappler is free to cover official press briefings in Malacañang while its appeal to overturn a decision revoking its license is pending in court. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the online media entity would be…

President’s men assured of protection vs Congress

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“HUWAG lang ninyo babuyin,” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he ordered members of the executive branch to match any bullying or insult with a walkout of congressional inquiries In his speech before Filipino-Chinese business executives, Duterte said he would even…

'A natural monopoly'

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THERE can’t be two or more energy distribution systems in the country, which is the reason for the prevailing monopoly of Meralco, according to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). ERC spokesperson Floresinda Baldo-Digal said it’s not economical to have two…
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