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DU30: Faith will see us through

IN his Eid’l Fitr message, President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday asked all Filipinos to keep the faith amid the problems hounding the country. “In times when all odds seem stacked against us, it is our willpower and faith that will always…

A pause from war

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MARAWI -- The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Military chief General Eduardo Ano said his…

Push for national unity, Muslim Pinoys urged

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday urged Muslim Filipinos to work towards “national unity” as they marked the celebration of Eid’l Fitr. “On this special day, remember to thank Allah for bestowing upon you the resolve, courage and fortitude to obey His…

DOT eyes war-torn city as tourist spot

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) is planning to turn Marawi City into a tourism hub after the ongoing armed conflict. Tourism Undersecretary Frederick Alegre said the department is in the process of drafting a tourism plan for the city. Alegre…

Truce a ‘humanitarian pause’

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MALACAÑANG yesterday said the military’s 8-hour “humanitarian pause” in Marawi City underscores “our respect and solidarity with Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr or the end of Ramadan.” The temporary halt of military offensives in Marawi City only lasted from from 6…

2 charged for aiding terrorists

TWO suspected Abu Sayyaf members who were arrested for giving medical treatment to wounded terrorists fighting government troops in Marawi City have been charged before the prosecutors’ office. Jadzrie Harad Saabdula and Jamal Kalib Jamil were presented before a special…

Romualdezes air message of peace and solidarity

THE couple Martin and Yedda Romualdez yesterday expressed solidarity with Filipino Muslims in the celebration of Eid’l Fitr or the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holiest month, with prayers to finally end the continued siege in Marawi City. Martin and…

PNP joins Eid’l Fitr celebration amid high security alert

Mamang pulis THE 170,000-strong Philippine National Police headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa joins the entire country in observing the Muslim celebration of Eid’l Fitr today with high optimism that our Muslim brothers and sisters will…

P285-B South Railways project on track

The South line of the North-South Railway Project now costing P285 billion, that will provide a reliable rail system between Bicol and Manila, will finally push through under the Duterte administration after a number of hitches in the past. President…

De Lima camp to contest new warrant of arrest

DETAINED Senator Leila de Lima will contest the latest arrest warrant issued by a Muntinlupa court for her alleged illegal drugs involvement, saying this case was the “weakest among the three trumped-up charges” against her. “The latest issuance of a…

Another oil price cut looms

OIL companies are poised to implement another price rollback this week, the fourth for this month, this week. Oil industry insiders said the rollback would range from P0.40 to P0.45 per liter in pump prices of gasoline while P0.25 to…

Lalaki binoga, utas

Isang lalaki ang pinagbabaril habang bumibili ng hamburger sa isang fast-food chain sa Quezon City kahapon ng madaling araw. Ayon kay PO2 Julius Raz, may hawak ng kaso, ang biktima ay kinilalang si Danilo Melchor, 54, ng 1 Narra St.,…

Man, 49, collared for mulcting P20 from triker

A 49-year-old man was arrested for mulcting a measly P20 from a tricycle driver in Sta. Cruz, Manila, the other day. Jerry Mationg, of 1687 LRC Compound, Claro M. Recto Avenue, Sta. Cruz, was nabbed on the complaint of victim…

158 senior metro cops eyeing RSO pass PSOCC

AT least 158 senior Metro Manila policemen aspiring to be a part of Philippine National Police (PNP) Roster of Commissioned Officers (RSO) graduated from Public Safety Officers Candidate Course (PSOCC) at National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) recently. Supt. Roderick…
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