Senate passes nat'l budget

November 27, 2019
They are Senators Juan Edgardo Angara, Panfilo Lacson, Cynthia Villar, Pia Cayetano, Sherwin Gatchalian, Christopher Go, Richard Gordon, Imee Marcos, Joel Villanueva, Ralph Recto, Nancy Binay, Grace Poe, Franklin Drilon, Francis Pangilinan, and Risa Hontiveros.

Manhunt for drug HVTs stepped up

November 27, 2019
PHILIPPINE National Police Officer-in-Charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa has ordered the creation of a national police task force headed by the PNP Drug Enforcement Group to spearhead operations to capture alive more “high value targets,” specifically foreign drug manufacturers and smugglers, the Journal Group learned yesterday.

POGO-linked crimes alarm lawmaker

November 27, 2019
A PARTY-LIST lawmaker yesterday asked the government to expedite the issuance of working permits for foreign nationals employed by Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) following the arrest of eight Chinese nationals for allegedly kidnapping POGO workers.

Chavit offers P250K for each gold medal in SEA Games shooting

November 26, 2019
NARVACAN, Ilocos Sur Mayor Luis “Chavit” Singson yesterday exhorted the Philippine national shooting team to win more honors for the country and offered P250,000 for every gold medal won in the 30th Southeast Asian Games which unfolds at the Philippine Sports Arena in Bulacan this weekend.

‘Bring it on!’

November 26, 2019
PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino yesterday called on Vice President Leni Robredo to go ahead with her threat to reveal her “discoveries” on the government’s war on drugs during her 19-day stint as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs.