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Trump keeps ban on elephant trophies

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said Friday he will uphold a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabwe, pending further review, reversing his own administration’s decision from just a day earlier after a public outcry. “Put…

Future of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe in the balance

HARARE -- Zimbabwe was set for more political turmoil Saturday with protests planned as veterans of the independence war, activists and ruling party leaders called publicly for President Robert Mugabe to be forced from office. The marches will cap an…

PDEA hits record 1,341 anti-drug ops

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has posted a record 1,341 anti-narcotics operations from October 10 to last November 10, one month after President Duterte declared the agency as the only law enforcement body that will wage the government’s war against…

Body cams needed in drug war – ‘Bato’

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa on Friday said that once ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte to resume their war on drugs, he will see to it that they will first procure body cameras…

Solons hail Duterte over ASEAN meet

LAWMAKERS have commended President Rodrigo Duterte and those behind the successful hosting of the recently-concluded 31st Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) In separate statements, Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas, Citizens Battle Against Corruption (Cibac) Rep. Sherwin Tugna and…

Batasan blast suspect jailed

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THE former driver of a Filipino politician was jailed for life Friday over the assassination of a rival congressman in a bombing a decade ago, officials said. Ikram Indama was found guilty of the November 13, 2007 murders of House…

Unsafe

EXPRESSING grave concern over the rising incidence of rape-killings cases, a women’s party-list group urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to exert more effort to protect women and children. Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus offered their sympathies to the family…

1 of 5 ‘persons of interest’ positive for illegal drugs

ONE of the five “persons of interest” in the rape-slay of a bank employee in Pasig City tested positive for illegal drugs, Eastern Police District (EPD) said. Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, EPD director, said Randy Oavenada, 37, driver of Timber…

Lady sales agent held up in front of consumers

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A 37-year-old female sales agent got the shock of her life when a man, armed with a bladed weapon held her up inside a crowded public market Friday afternoon in Navotas City. Mareyan Reyes, senior sales agent of 14M Marketing…

Rookie cop lauded for helping MRT victim too

A neophyte policeman of the Eastern Police District (EPD) is being hailed as a hero after he and a fellow cop immediately helped a woman who lost right arm in an accident at MRT-3 Ayala station by using a belt…

Policeman drinking with friends gunned down

A policeman assigned at Camp Crame was shot dead by a motorcycle riding gunman while the victim was in a drinking spree with his friends in front of his house yesterday in Pasay City. Killed was SPO2 Patrick Palisoc, 50,…

Addict stabs boy dead while asleep

A 17-year-old boy was killed by a drug addict who stabbed him in the stomach while he was sleeping on a bench in front of a cafeteria on Juan Luna Street in Tondo, Manila the other day. Victim Reden Roxas,…

Bulgarian scammer probed

ANOTHER Bulgarian national believed to be a member of a gang of Central Europeans withdrawing money from ATM machines in the country with the use of fake access devices is now being investigated by agents of the Philippine National Police…

Gas station helper jailed for porn extort attempt

A 22-YEAR-old gasoline station attendant who threatened to upload the nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend if she will not pay him P54,000 was arrested by ‘Cybercops’ from the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group in an entrapment operation in Davao City…
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