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Drugs both law and health issue in PH -- PNP spokesman

IT’s both a law enforcement and health issue being addressed at the same time by the Duterte government. Thus said Philippine National Police spokesman, Senior Superintendent Dionardo B. Carlos as he underscored the fact that although drugs can be considered…

Teo to media: Help us sell PH, tone down EJK reports

Reports on extrajudicial killings (EJKs) by Vice President Leni Robredo and the media are making it difficult to “sell” the Philippines as a tourist destination. In a press conference in Bangkok yesterday, Tourism chief Wanda Teo said statements and reports…

PH, Thailand sign agri, other vital deals

The Philippines signed agricultural deals with Thailand as well as agreements in tourism, science and technology as well as accords to ensure security and stability in the region including the South China Sea, and address such issues as terrorism, sea…

BIR sues Mighty for P9.5B

The Bureau of Internal Revenue yesterday lodged a P9.564 billion tax evasion case against tobacco firm Mighty Corporation and its officials for supposedly using bogus tax stamps on their products to evade the payment of excise tax to the government.…

Public cautioned on ‘new’ BoC chief

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) yesterday issued a public warning regarding a man who, apart from misrepresenting himself as a “replacement” for Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, has been allegedly linked to extortion and various scams. The bureau issued the warning after…

Traffic enforcer gunned down over traffic violation

A 46-year-old traffic enforcer was shot dead by a motorist the victim earlier accosted for traffic violation Tuesday afternoon in Pasay City. The victim identified as Noel Lunas of Pasay City Traffic Management Office and resident of 2940 C. Cruz…

Ballistic fail

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SEOUL -- A new North Korean missile test failed on Wednesday, the South and US said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on American bases in Japan. The nuclear-armed North…

US, Britain ban laptops on flights from ME, North Africa

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WASHINGTON -- The United States and Britain on Tuesday banned larger electronic devices from the passenger cabin on flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. American officials warned that extremists are seeking “innovative” ways to…

Jesus’s tomb restored

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JERUSALEM -- The tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried is being unveiled again following nine months of restoration work that will be highlighted at a much anticipated ceremony Wednesday. The shrine, which includes a 19th-century ornate edicule…

Rogue cops-free drug war urged

MEMBERS of the House of Representatives have expressed full support to the Philippine National Police (PNP) on its renewed campaign against illegal drugs however, also asked the agency to ensure honest cops. The PNP led by Police General Ronald “Bato”…

DFA comments on Robredo video talk on summary slays

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said the video of the remarks of Vice President Leni Robredo about alleged drug-related extrajudicial killings in the Philippines is not part of the official proceedings of the 60th Session of the United…

Prove ‘palit-ulo’ claim, Robredo told

THERE is no such thing as “palit-ulo” in the fight against illegal drugs, Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno maintained as he belied the allegations of Vice President Lenny Robredo on the anti-drug operations of the national police. Earlier PNP chief Director…

Sandiganbayan junks quash motion of Petrasanta et al

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THE trial of the graft case filed against former Philippine National Police Firearms and Explosives Office chief Raul Petrasanta and his co-accused will proceed. This developed after the police officers failed to convince the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the 28 counts…

Alan: just give absolute trust to Du30

SEN. Alan Peter Cayetano said Filipinos should just give their “absolute trust” to President Rodrigo Duterte on the issue concerning the Philippines territorial dispute with China. Cayetano made the remarks as he defended the President over his statements that the…
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