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Lascañas haunted by ghost of DDS victim

A FORMER mutineer-turned party-list lawmaker yesterday claimed that Senior Police Officer 3 Arthur Lascañas, while recovering from a medical operation, allegedly saw a child ghost who was killed by the dreaded Davao Death Squad (DDS). “He (Lascaña) went through an…

Rape punishable by death -- solon

HOUSE Majority Floor Leader and Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo “Rudy” Fariñas yesterday clarified that rape is among the four heinous crimes for inclusion in the final version of the proposed law reimposing life imprisonment to death that will be approved…

I hold Senate reporters in high esteem -- Andanar

No intention to taint the credibility of Senate reporters. Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar made this clarification yesterday following his claim that as much as $1,000 was given to journalists who covered the press conference of confessed Davao…

Lopez hit for snub

THE chairperson of the House committee on ecology has hit Environment Secretary Gina Lopez for her seeming pattern of snubbing congressional invitations when her presence is very crucial and vital to the hearings held by the panel. This was the…

Trillanes asks AMLC for Duterte bank records

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV has asked the Anti-Money Laundering Council for a list of all “flagged” or reported bank transactions of President Rodrigo Duterte from 2006 onwards. Trillanes made the move after the President said in a recent speech that…

Duterte trips’ gains cited

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MALACAÑANG reported yesterday that President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign trips cost P277 million but earned the country at least US$5.85 billion in foreign investments and created at least 350,000 job opportunities. Also yesterday, the Palace said that President Duterte is visiting…

War on drugs employs new strategy — Sueno

IN lieu of Oplan Tokhang, the government now has “Oplan Hangyo,” a new line of approach in the campaign against illegal drugs. “Hangyo” is a Visayan term for appeal (paki-usap). Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said that under…

SC asked to stop online sabong in off-track betting stations

A NON-GOVERNMENT organization supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against corruption and illegal gambling yesterday asked the Supreme Court to stop the operation of online cockfight betting in all off-track betting (OTB) stations, saying the government is losing millions in tax…

Use PICC for official events, Palace tells gov’t offices

MALACANANG yesterday directed all government departments, bureaus, offices and agencies to give preference to the Philippine International Convention Center as venue for their official events. Memorandum Circular 14 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea directs government offices and state universities…

Lacson exhorts PNP to keep purging its ranks of rogues

FORMER Philippine National Police chief-turned Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson yesterday exhorted the 170,000-strong police force to keep cleansing its ranks of misfits and scalawags if it really wants to regain the trust and confidence of the public and most importantly,…

Gasoline prices up again

OIL companies implemented another round of oil price hike, but only in gasoline, the sixth in a series that started since first week of January this year. PTT Philippines, and Flying V spearheaded the increase in pump prices of gasoline…

19 PNP units now PGS-proficient

NINETEEN Philippine National Police units are now certified Performance Governance System (PGS)-proficient after passing a series of validation and monitoring by the Center for Police Strategy Management. PNP chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa has conferred the PGS-proficient…
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