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Probe BOC ‘shabu express lane’

MEMBERS of the two chambers of Congress are not about to congratulate the Bureau of Customs (BoC) for the apprehension last week of 605 kilos of shabu valued at over P6 billion with Valenzuela City Rep. Weslie Gatchalian filing on…

‘Friendly fire’ kills 11 soldiers in Marawi

TRAGEDY struck the ongoing government offensive against the Maute Group in Marawi City yesterday when so-called ‘friendly fire’ killed 11 Army soldiers and wounded seven other ground troops, officials said. Secretary Delfin Lorenzana first broke the sad new during a…

Arrest order vs Maute terrorists issued

GOVERNMENT has ordered the arrest of members of local terror groups Maute and Abu Sayyaf including their supporters. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II disclosed that Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana issued the order in his capacity as administrator of martial law.…

P6B shabu shipment in BoC express lane

TOP officials of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) headed by Comm. Nicanor Faeldon and his deputy commissioner for management and information technology (MISTG) continue to remain silent on why the trading company behind the shipment of some 605 kilos of…

Marawi City 90% cleared — AFP

SECURITY forces have cleared 90 percent of Marawi City of ISIS-inspired Maute extremists as ground troops pressed their major assault in the area pounding the gunmen’s position with artillery fire and aerial bombs to minimize threats from rebel snipers. “Ang…

Alvarez makes strong pitch for martial law

EVEN with the expected support of the supermajority for martial law, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday still urged the members of the House of Representatives to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to place Mindanao under martial rule. Alvarez addressed the meeting…

Protect judges in Maute cases, Aguirre urges SC

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II has urged Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. Sereno to take necessary steps to protect members of the judiciary who will eventually hear the cases to be filed against the members of the Maute Group…

Russia ‘JUNKET’ charge nixed

MALACAÑANG yesterday defended the huge delegation that accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte on his recent trip to Russia. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the remark in reaction to Sen. Grace Poe’s reported plan to conduct a probe into the so-called “junket…

Free college education awaits DU30 okay

FREE education in state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs) is expected to be enforced in the second semester of school year 2017-2018. The Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday ratified the bicameral conference…

Duterte gets back at Chelsea Clinton

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte fired back at Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, for criticizing him over his recent controversial rape joke. Duterte slammed the younger Clinton, who earlier said in a tweet that the President’s recent…

Digong to order arrest of NDF peace panel

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday vowed to order the arrest of members of the National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel when they fly home from the Netherlands. Both government and NDF panels are in the Netherlands for the fifth round of…

House approves tax bill

BECAUSE it was certified as urgent, the House of Representatives swiftly approved on third and final reading the House Bill 5636 or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN). Voting 246-9, with one abstention, the members dominated by supermajority…

Fake sister of Miriam nabbed

THE National Bureau of Investigation yesterday bared the arrest of a person posing as the sister of the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago for alleged estafa and usurpation of authority. The operatives of NBI-Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (AOTCD) arrested Myrna…

6 cops missing in action

Marawi 90% cleared -- AFP SIX members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) assigned in Marawi City have been missing since the crisis started last week. This was bared yesterday by PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, adding…

Palace defends Rody’s big Russian delegation

Malacañang defended yesterday the huge delegation that accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte during his recent trip to Russia. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the remarks in the wake of Sen Grace Poe’s reported plan to conduct probe into the so called…
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