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Casino gunman not shot by security men

AN autopsy conducted on the body of Resorts World Manila (RWM) gunman Jessie Javier Carlos showed that the 43-year-old suspect killed himself and did not suffer any gunshot wounds inflicted by any of the RWM security officers contrary to what…

Alvarez denies junket

“WORKING expedition, not a junket.” This is how House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez described the recent road trips of selected lawmakers in reaction to criticism that they are doing it for pleasure. From June 1 to 6, solons led by Alvarez…

NAPOLCOM now accepting police exam applications

THE National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced that the filing of applications for police eligibility started yesterday. According to NAPOLCOM vice chairman Atty. Rogelio Casurao, the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) written examination for police commissioned officers is open for qualified…

Homicide raps downgraded

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have downgraded from murder to homicidethe criminal charges filed against policemen and officers tagged in the killings of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa and fellow inmate Raul Yap inside the Baybay, Leyte sub-provincial jail. Leyte provincial prosecutor Arlene…

Digong, Leni to grace Independence Day fete

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo will lead the 119th Philippine Independence Day celebration on Monday at the Rizal Park in Manila. National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) chairman Rene Escalante and Executive Director Ludovico…

House okays resettlement program bill

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a proposed law which seeks to establish a local government resettlement program that will implement an on-site, in-city or near-city strategy for informal settler families (ISFs) in accordance with…

PH decries North Korea missile launches

THE Philippines yesterday deplored the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s missile launches amid warnings from the international community. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said “The Philippines expressed grave concern on the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea…

Ex-Sulu vice gov, 2 others face criminal raps

THE Office of the Ombudsman has approved the filing before Sandiganbayan of multiple criminal charges against former Sulu Vice Gov. Abdusakur M. Tan, his son Maimbung municipal mayor Samier Tan, and Lugus municipal mayor Al-Zhudurie Asmadun due to their alleged…

Help us catch drug dealers -- PNP-DEG

PHILIPPINE National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) director, Senior Superintendent Graciano J. Mijares yesterday called on school authorities and all parents-teachers associations to help them identify and arrest major drug dealers preying on young students -- and in some cases…

BFP nixes ‘faulty wire’ claim by BoC

THE arson investigator tasked by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fire that razed to the ground the security warehouse of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last June 1 has disputed the latter’s claim…

Destroy the enemy, Duterte tells soldiers

“DESTROY the enemy. Ang durugista, same. You have to destroy the apparatus,” President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers of the 602nd Infantry (Liberator) Brigade at Camp Lucero in North Cotabato. The President also blasted the extremist groups in Marawi for allowing…

Bishops, ex-senator file suit vs ML

A GROUP of Catholic bishops, student leaders and former Senator Wigberto Tañada yesterday petitioned the Supreme Court to order the Senate and the House of Representatives to convene in joint session and vote jointly on President Duterte’s Proclamation 216 declaring…

Don’t fan hatred — military

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“DON’T fan hatred among Christians and Muslims.” The military made this appeal as it called on netizens to refrain from sharing propaganda videos from ISIS-linked Maute group. “We also appeal to our social media users and our netizens. There are…

PH to host Miss U beauty pageant again?

A back to back hosting by the Philippines of the prestigious Miss Universe beauty pageant looms as the Department of Tourism is set to meet with the organizers of Miss Universe. “The thing is they will be arriving on Friday…
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