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Panelo: Campaign vs illegal drugs not crime vs humanity

Malacañang brushed aside yesterday as “black propaganda” the complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte at the International Criminal Court (ICC), pointing out it will not prosper as the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs is not a crime against humanity. Chief Presidential…

Cops search Bagong Diwa jails for drugs, other contraband

HEAVILY-ARMED police commandos yesterday searched the maximum-security prison compound in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City where they found contraband including banned mobile phones, lists of illegal drug transactions and even a notebook containing written instructions on how to…

Robin Padilla’s lawyer appointed government corporate counsel

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a lawyer of an anti-crime watchdog group as Government Corporate Counsel. Duterte tapped Atty. Rudolf Philip Jurado of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) to succeed Ireneo Galicia Jurado recently represented the VACC in…

Release retirement benefits of 40 PAO lawyers, DBM told

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday called on Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to abide by the decision of a Quezon City court and order the release of P130 million in retirement benefits of 40 public lawyers, five of whom have…

Cops enhance combat sports training this summer

OFFICERS and men of the Philippine National Police have been encouraged by the PNP leadership headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa to sharpen their combat sports training this summer by joining the annual PNP summer sports training…

US warship joining Japan navy drills

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TOKYO -- The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will start joint exercises with Japan’s navy on Sunday, Tokyo’s defense ministry said, as the warship passes through the western Pacific after days of contention over its whereabouts. The strike group is in…

Reds' hand seen in kadamay caper

SENATOR Sonny Trillanes has sought a probe into the illegal occupation of government housing units in Pandi, Bulacan by members of the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) saying this kind of takeover creates security problem. He filed Senate Resolution No.…

Palace welcomes LP rejection of Duterte ouster bid

“DON’T subvert the will of the people,” Malacañang yesterday remarked as it hailed yesterday the rejection by Liberal Party lawmakers in the House of Representatives of the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella called on one…

Balutan cites STL benefits for LGUs

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LOCAL Government Units (LGUs) received more than P643 million from Small Town Lottery (STL) operations in 2016 and the amount is expected to significantly increase this year when more STL operators open for business. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General…

DoJ pursues De Lima drug cases consolidation

THE Department of Justice has filed a motion for reconsideration before Judge Juanita Guerrero of Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 204 after the magistrate denied the prosecutors’ plea to consolidate the three drug cases filed against Senator Leila De…

China’s first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting lab

BEIJING -- China’s first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said. The Tianzhou-1 was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province Thursday evening and began…

Ex-Tokhang surrenderer back in jail for drugs

A 33-YEAR old suspected drug dealer in Pangasinan who surrendered to local police authorities during the initial implementation of the Philippine National Police Oplan: Tokhang last year was arrested in a buy-bust operation in San Carlos City on Monday afternoon,…
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