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Beware of passport appointment slot scam -- DFA

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has warned passport applicants on unscrupulous individuals or groups selling passport appointment slots. The DFA said they have received reports about some persons or groups selling appointment slots online due taking advantage of the…

PNP welcomes suggestion to update anti-crime rules

THE Philippine National Police leadership on Thursday welcomed the recommendation of Senator Risa Hontiveros and other women’s groups on enhancing the way pro-active police programs are communicated. In a statement, PNP spokesman Senior Superintendent Benigno B. Durana Jr. said: “The…

EU grants 39 Filipinos scholarships

SOME 39 Filipinos will soon be leaving the country to pursue higher education studies in the European Union under the “Erasmus+ Programme.” The “Erasmus+ Programme” will allow them to pursue MA and PhD programs in different universities across the European…

Jail time

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SEOUL -- Disgraced South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country’s spy agency on Friday and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term. Park, the South’s first…

Trump may tap strategic oil reserves, reports say

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NEW YORK — Reports that President Donald Trump could soon tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in a bid to lower gasoline prices have raised concerns the emergency stockpile is being compromised for political purposes. Constructed in the wake of the…

Jailed former HK leader hospitalized

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HONG KONG -- Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was hospitalized Friday after losing an appeal bid against a misconduct conviction in one of the city’s most high-profile corruption cases. Tsang was jailed last year after being found guilty of…

AFP story compares the crises in Nicaragua and Venezuela

MANAGUA -- The violent crisis gripping Nicaragua, where anti-government protesters are being hemmed in by an autocratic leader, could raise comparisons with Venezuela. What are the similarities, and differences? Here are a few: Similarities 1. Political Protest movements in both…

SONA 'great expectations'

ADMINISTRATION ally Senator Koko Pimentel yesterday said that he hopes to hear from President Rodrigo Duterte in his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) a report on the real condition of the country. Topping his list of what he…

Fariñas ready for BOL detractors

HOUSE Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas yesterday said he expects some critics of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) to file a case with the Supreme Court. Fariñas, who led the House contingent during deliberations in the Bicameral Conference Committee on the…

House security chief concerned for Duterte

THE security team of President Rodrigo Duterte said the Chief Executive could be hurt if he would personally face demonstrators outside Batasan Pambansa Complex in Quezon City. House Sergeant-at-Arms Lt. Gen. Roland Detabali (Ret.) said they advised the President not…

Gatchalian wary of Cha-cha

SENATOR Sherwin Gatchalian joined other senators who are against the railroading of the Federal draft constitution as he expressed wariness over the feared double taxation provision in the proposal. Gatchalian who comes from a business family, said that his primary…

Lolo, 76, 5 iba pa tiklo sa droga sa San Pablo, Calamba

KAMPO Hen. Paciano Rizal, Sta. Cruz, Laguna -- Arestado ang isang senior citizen at lima pang kalalakihan sa ikinasang drug-bust operation ng pulisya ng Laguna noong Huwebes. Kinilala ni Senior Supt. Kirby John Brion Kraft, Laguna police director, ang mga…
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