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Hazing suspect surrenders

ONE of the suspects in the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III yesterday surrendered to Senator Panfilo Lacson. University of Sto. Tomas Civil Law dean Nilo Divina facilitated the surrender of Solano, who was wearing a black…

Marawi crisis nearly over

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will lift martial law in Mindanao when the clearing operations in Marawi City are over and Mindanao is safe once again. Duterte made the remark during his fifth visit to Marawi City. According to Malacañang, Duterte talked…

Honasan arraigned on pork scam raps

ON his lawyer’s advice Sen. Gringo Honasan yesterday refused to enter a plea in his graft case over the alleged misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel. The Sandiganbayan Second Division automatically entered a not guilty plea…

Salalima has quit — Duterte

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INFORMATION and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima has resigned. President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed this to reporters in a briefing during his fifth visit to Marawi city. Duterte said Salalima resigned “out of delicadeza.” The President, who visited the war-torn city…

Slain mayor linked to Maute terrorists

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has linked slain Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog to the siege by ISIS-inspired Maute group on Marawi City. “This is the matrix. That is part of the discovery of the military. Parojinog, the mayor killed by the…

Trillanes sues Mocha for libel

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV made good his threat to file charges against Presidential Communications Operations Office Asst. Sec. Mocha Uson for allegedly spreading fake news on his supposed offshore bank accounts. Trillanes personally filed seven criminal and administrative charges, including…

House okay of 2018 nat’l budget assured

House committee on appropriations chairman Karlo Alexei Nograles yesterday allayed fears that the disagreements on the budget proposals of some agencies may delay the approval of the budget. According to Nograles, the third reading approval for the General Appropriations Bill…

Faeldon sets ethics suit vs Trillanes

FORMER Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has requested the Senate Blue Ribbon committee to allow him to personally file an ethics complaint against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. His lawyer, Atty. Jose Diño Jr,. said Faeldon wanted to temporarily leave his detention…

P40B channeled to free higher education program

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THE free higher education program of the Duterte administration already has a fund of P40 billion for 2018. House committee on appropriations chairman Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles said the budget of some agencies will be slashed to finance the free…

Senate TRAIN benefit cited

SENATOR Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said that the Senate version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill will help build not only the country’s physical infrastructure, but also its human infrastructure. The Senate version of TRAIN will…

Lapeña: No ‘massive reshuffle’ but...

BUREAU of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña has allayed the apprehension of Customs personnel that a “massive reshuffle” of the bureau’s workforce is next in his agenda following his decision to remove early this week the district collectors of the…

Mimaropa cops collar 13 for guns

THIRTEEN men were arrested in simultaneous operations against illegal firearms launched by the local police in Mindo-ro Oriental on Wednesday, Police Regional Office 4-B director Chief Supt. Wilben M. Mayor announced yesterday. “This is part of our ‘One-Time, Big-Time’ operation…

12 drug personalities rounded up in Bacoor

CAMP Gen. Pantaleon Garcia, Imus City, Cavite -- Twelve drug personalities were arrested by policemen here in two different raids they conducted in the city last Thursday. Ten of them were arrested during a raid on a drug den. Arrested…

7 busted for shabu in Bulacan

AGENTS of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office on Thursday arrested seven known drug personalities in the province during a spate of anti-narcotics operations which led to the confiscation of 40 plastic sachets containing shabu and marked money paid to the…

P’panga bgy chief, another nabbed for guns, ammo

MABALACAT City, Pampanga -- A barangay captain here and another person were arrested last Thursday for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. In a report to Supt. Lito Patay, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Region 3 (CIDG-R3) director, Pampanga CIDG head…
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