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Ex-UAAP star falls victim to online ‘sextortion’

POLICE on Wednesday arrested a man for trying to extort money from former Ateneo de Manila University basketball star Kiefer Ravena about the cager for leaked lewd photos online. The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) headed by Senior Supt.…

Pay gov’t what you owe

THE Philippine government will lose an estimated P25 billion from the lopsided joint venture agreement between the Bureau of Corrections and Tagum Development Corp. (Tadeco) owned by the family of Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. This was revealed…

Solon files supplemental impeach suit vs DU30

MAGDALO Rep. Gary Alejano yesterday submitted a supplemental impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte for his failure to assert the country’s exclusive sovereign rights over Benham Rise and Panatag Shoal. The supplemental complaint-affidavit was submitted to the Office of the…

The issue is not my love life — Alvarez

OPENING up on a delicate matter, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he loathe to talk about his lovelife in public. In a phone patch interview, Alvarez admitted that there is something special between him and a certain Jennifer Maliwanag Vicencio. “Sino…

Alvarez-Floirendo tussle sizzles as kin and friend join in

THE rift between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. heats up as people close to them can’t help but join the fray. Alvarez’ daughter Finance Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez and Floirendo’s live-in partner Cathy…

PH, China to hold direct talks on sea row in May

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China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said yesterday, as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing. Last year a United Nations-backed international tribunal rejected Beijing’s claims to most…

No threat to claim Benham Rise -- Esperon

At least for now, no threat from any nation to claim Benham Rise. National security adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. said yesterday. “We don’t see [any threat]. There could be; but we don’t see any right now. We are also aware…

Abella ‘evades’ red tape issue

IS Malacañang losing interest in the campaign against “red tape” in government? This was the impression created by Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella who, during his regular press briefing on Tuesday, evaded addressing the issue directly when asked by the media…

NBI probes ‘anomaly’ at nat’l printing office

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has summoned all National Printing Office (NPO) officials to shed light on the alleged anomaly at the National Printing Office (NPO) involving printing jobs for the Social Security System (SSS) amounting to P74 million.…

My conscience is clear — Floirendo

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WHILE offering a hand of friendship, Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. is ready to face his detractor, no less than Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. In a statement, Floirendo denied allegations that he is behind the ouster plot against…

Alvarez-Floirendo tiff rages

IS the rift between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. an offshoot of a quarrel between their “girlfriends”? While Alvarez vehemently denied that the actions he had recently taken against Floirendo were triggered by…

NBI probes NPO scams

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is investigating alleged anomalies at the National Printing Office (NPO) involving printing jobs for the Social Security System (SSS) amounting to P74 million. NBI Deputy Director for Intelligence Vicente de Guzman confirmed that they have…

Lacson, Poe air views on EJKs

SENATOR Grace Poe has stressed that the life of every Filipino, rich or poor, should be “protected” by government while Sen. Ping Lacson has urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership to prove that its men are not involved in…

Nur meets Digong

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari have reaffirmed their commitment to lasting peace in conflict-torn Mindanao. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that Duterte and Misuari had a “warm and cordial” meeting on Monday…

Bring it on!

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez brushed aside rumors of a plan to oust him as head of the House of Representatives. “Wala akong problema diyan,” Alvarez said when asked to comment on the ouster reportedlyy being hatched against him. “Yung mga nag-iisip…
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