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2 in ‘Rent-Tangay’ scam arrested in Mandaluyong

TWO persons allegedly involved in the “Rent-Tangay” scheme were nabbed by Mandaluyong police during an operation and recovered the sports utility vehicle (SUV) being driven by one of the suspects along EDSA the other day, police said yesterday. In a…

Choreographer gunned down

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A 44-year-old gay dance choreographer died after he was shot repeatedly by four unidentified assailants before dawn yesterday in Caloocan City. The killing of Alejandre Ofielda, of Bgy. Fairview, Quezon City, at around 1 a.m. along Capac Street, Bgy. 12…

Vigilantes strike in 2 cities, kill 6

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SIX suspected drug personalities, including a woman, were killed by alleged members of vigilante groups in separate shooting incidents yesterday before dawn in Caloocan and Malabon Cities. Romar Paguigan, 23, Nilbert Galario, 35, and Estela Dela Cruz, 30, all residents…

Basilan-bound cops told: ‘Just follow orders’

QUEZON City Police District director Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar gave a fatherly advice to Basilan-bound policemen under him – just follow orders. Of the more than 200 policemen included in the transfer order, Eleazar said that 55 are from…

Dance choreographer gunned down

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A 44-year-old gay dance choreographer died after he was shot repeatedly by four unidentified assailants yesterday before dawn in Caloocan City. Alejandre Ofielda of Barangay Fairview, Quezon City, died from gun shot wounds in the head and body. Caloocan police…

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,…

Ex-cop changes tune on hitman

FOUR months after he testified that there was no Davao Death Squad (DDS), retired SPO3 Arthur Lascanas, has resurfaced and retracted his earlier statement supposedly to fulfill his “promise to God” to make a public confession. Lascanas, who was still…

Probe ex-DENR execs -- Barbers

SURIGAO del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers yesterday hit Environment Secretary Gina Lopez for her continued failure to investigate the possible accountability of the department’s previous and current officials who issued permits to mining companies that operated within watersheds. Barbers…

Let mines stay open, Manobo chiefs plead

SIX Manobo tribal chieftains in Surigao del Sur, whose fellow tribesmen were affected by the closure of mines, have appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to allow mining operations in their area. The concerned tribal leaders filed yesterday a complaint before…

Not pro-Napoles — Palace

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MALACANANG yesterday laughed off insinuations that it was protecting alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. Presidential spokesperson Erneso Abella denied that the Palace is covering for Napoles, pointing out that Solicitor General Jose Calida merely manifested what he believed…
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