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Another PNP reorganization

ANOTHER reorganization of key Philippine National Police units took effect yesterday with a few 1-star generals being named to key PNP positions by Director General Ronald “Bato” M. dela Rosa, the People’s Tonight learned yesterday. Heading the newly-designated officials is…

Crame De Lima’s new ‘home’

EMBATTLED Senator Leila M. de Lima yesterday found herself sharing the same Philippine National Police Custodial Center detention facility with two former senators she sent to jail when she was the justice chief during the previous Aquino administration: ex-Senators Ramon…

Leila ‘voluntarily’ yields in Senate

Leila de Lima “voluntarily surrendered” yesterday to the arresting team from the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) which was supposed to serve her Thursday night the warrant of arrest issued by a Muntinlupa lower court against her…

De Lima’s arrest divides House

THE arrest of Sen. Leila de Lima over the alleged drug issues divides the House of Representatives. For House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, it is a victory of the war against illegal drugs that is strongly being pushed by the administration…

‘Arrest De Lima’

JUDGE of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) yesterday ordered the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima over drug trafficking charges filed against her by the Department of Justice. Judge Juanita Guerrero of Muntinlupa RTC Branch 204 issued the arrest…

No pressure from Palace — Lacson

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte did not try to pressure senators into blocking a proposed legislative inquiry into the revival of allegations that he paid a “death squad” to kill crime suspects and political opponents when he was mayor of Davao City.…

High-profile inmates offered P100M to recant testimony against De Lima

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday claimed that a former senator and an incumbent congressman offered P100 million to high-profile inmates now detained at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Custodial Center to retract their earlier statements against Sen.…

Saguisag ‘Macoy’ jibe hit

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MALACAÑANG yesterday slammed former Sen. Rene Saguisag for calling President Rodrigo Duterte the “new Macoy,” referring to the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella at the same time confirmed that Duterte will not attend the EDSA People Power…

Nancy slams Trillanes over corruption tag

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes does not have an iota of credibility and yet he talks like a “saint,” said Sen. Nancy Binay as she lambasted her colleague for saying that President Rodrigo Duterte is as corrupt as the Binays. The lady…

It's go for SSS pension hike

GOOD news for social security pensioners. The Palace issued yesterday the formal order approving the P1,000 increase in the benefits of Social Security System pensioners, which President Rodrigo Duterte approved early last month. The memorandum, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador…

Drug war concert on EDSA revolt day

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SUPPORTERS of President Rodrigo Duterte from all over the country will gather at Rizal Park on February 25 for a vigil and rock concert in support of the President’s campaign against illegal drugs and corruption. Interior and Local Government Assistant…

Recto pulls out support for Cha-cha

SENATE Minority Leader Ralph Recto has withdrawn his support for Charter change (Cha-cha) after learning that the aim to amend the Constitution was political and not to improve the economy. Recto took back his support for Joint Resolution No. 2…

SC voids LTO RFID deal with Stradcom

THE Supreme Court has declared null and void the Radio Frequency Identification Project Memorandum of Agreement (RFID MOA) entered into by the government with Stradcom Corporation (Stradcom) in 2009. The project entails an additional charge of P350 for every motor…

Palace slams UK envoy over Duterte drug war comment

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MALACAÑANG slammed yesterday British ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad even as it urged him to look beyond the gated villages to understand the “true” sentiments of the “common Filipino” in supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s serious war against illegal drugs.…

‘Colorful language’

“COLORFUL language,” Malacañang said yesterday as it brushed aside Sen Leila de Lima remarks describing President Rodrigo Duterte as a “sociopathic serial killer” and “dictator,” and urging the Cabinet to declare the chief executive unfit for the presidency. Presidential spokesperson…
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