Iran-US tensions

Both nations say they want to avoid going to war, but tensions have spiralled as a series of incidents, including attacks on tankers and the shooting down of a US drone by Iran in the Gulf, raised fears of an unintended slide towards conflict.

Teen nabbed for marijuana

STA. ROSA, Nueva Ecija – Police swooped down on a gasoline station on Sunday night here where an alleged pot session was taking place and arrested a 15-year-old student who was caught trying to throw away a pack of cigarette containing dried marijuana leaves.

Romualdez eyes timely budget ok

“An overwhelming number of congressmen elected in the 18th Congress are supportive of President Duterte and his legislative agenda. Number one on the list of priority bills, of course, is the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) for year 2020,” said Romualdez, a lawyer and president of the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa).

Eleazar: PNP purge restores trust in cops

June 23, 2019
NCRPO Regional Director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar’s recent sacking of Eastern Police District (EPD) director Brig. Gen. Christopher Tambungan sends a clear message to the public and to everyone in the police force: he will spare no one in cleaning up the NCR police force and restoring the public’s faith in cops.

Solons warned against ‘highjacking’ of Go backers’ Palace event

House Majority Leader and Capiz Rep. Fredenil “Fred” Castro, who organized a huge rally in his district for Go and his fellow senatorial candidates in the last midterm election with an unprecedented level of attendance, was reacting to the revelation of Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano that the camp of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco has been allegedly mobilizing a text brigade inviting neophyte lawmakers to join the event, apparently to show that he is the favored candidate of President Duterte in the speakership race.