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Free tuition law, a dramatic equalizer and game changer

Young Filipino students from poor families today can feel vastly more fortunate and empowered than their elders during their time. They are now assured of opportunities to pursue and earn college degrees more easily. Their elder counterparts had to literally…

BPO leader backs tax reform

A leader from the business process outsourcing sector has sought speedy congressional approval of the first package of Comprehensive Tax Reform Program, which he described as a "win-win" for both labor and management as it will raise the take-home pay…

Senate urged to pass tax bill fast

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez yesterday urged the Senate to swiftly approve the controversial government’s tax reform package to guarantee new taxes that would support the pro-poor programs of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte. “The bill will extend social benefits program to…

PNP to public: cooperate with ML enforcers

THE Philippine National Police leadership headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday appealed to the public anew to cooperate with security forces enforcing martial law in Mindanao and other strict security measures particularly aimed at checking the…

4 drug suspects die in Bulacan clash

BULACAN policemen killed four armed suspected drug traffickers during separate gunbattles in the province yesterday morning, local police director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said. Twelve other suspected drug personalities in the province were also arrested on Wednesday and…

Purok chief, tanod hit by speeding truck die

MABALACAT City -- A purok chairman and his executive tanod officer were killed by a speeding 10-wheeler truck along MacArthur Highway in Bgy. Dau last May 31. Senior Supt. Joel Consulta has ordered the filing of reckless imprudence resulting to…

Triker caught sneaking drugs into Ecija police jail

BONGABON, Nueva Ecija -- A tricycle driver bringing a breakfast meal for a drug detainee was nabbed after he was caught in flagrante delicto trying to sneak in illegal drugs at the police jail here last Wednesday morning. Chief Inspector…

Man held for gun, ammo, drug paraphernalia

CAMP Gen. Malvar, Batangas -- Police the other day nabbed a 41-year-old man for possession of guns, ammunition and drug paraphernalia during the implementation of a search warrant in Sitio Comia, Bgy. Calantas, Calaca town, said Police Public Information Office…

Ex-Quirino gov nabbed for graft

A FORMER Quirino governor facing graft charges was arrested on Tuesday by agents of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the local police, officials said yesterday. Ex-Gov. Pedro Bacani was arrested in Villa Hermoza Sur in…

Farmer killed by son

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A 52-year-old farmer was shot dead by his son during a heated altercation as to who is the better maker of electrical apparatus for fishing while both of them and the suspect’s uncle were having a drinking spree inside their…

NPD busts drug ring led by 2 women

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ELEMENTS of Northern Police District (NPD) busted a drug syndicate led by two women in a buy-bust operation Wednesday night at the boundary of Caloocan and Quezon cities. NPD director Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo identified the arrested suspects as Melissa…

Bistek: Give metro mayors legislative powers

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista is advancing the idea of giving Metro Manila mayors legislative powers to enable them to craft laws that would be applicable to the capital region. Mayor Bautista expressed his views during a recent meeting of…

‘Dugo-Dugo’ man falls

AN alleged member of the so-called ‘Dugo-Dugo Gang’ is facing one case after another when her arrest in San Juan was seen on television by another victim in Manila. Now detained is Ailyn Venezuela, 34, of 452 Ilang-Ilang St., Northbay…

Man jumps off NAIA3 departure area

A 27-year-old man attempted suicide by jumping off from the departure area of the NAIA Terminal 3 the other day. A report from the office of Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal said that the man did…
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