No to Dengvaxia

Manila banned the sale, import and distribution of the Dengvaxia vaccine in February following the deaths of several dozen children who were among more than 700,000 people given shots in 2016 and 2017 in a government immunization campaign.

Sandigan clears Marcos couple

The anti-graft court ruled that the Republic of the Philippines failed to prove its allegations that officials of the Development Bank of the Philippines, acting on directions from the Marcoses, extended loan accommodations to various shipping companies for their unjust enrichment.

‘Free speech’

“It is actually sinister behavior. Ours is one of the last independent companies that offer a place you may write down your thoughts free from having to worry about whether they are offensive to one group or another,” Watkins said.

PNP doctors join fight against dengue

ALL police regional health units have been ordered to join local hospital and health authorities in combating the dengue epidemic in their areas as the government has declared a national dengue epidemic, Philippine National Police spokesman Brigadier General Bernard M. Banac said yesterday.

China pivot explained

August 07, 2019
“You were the ones responsible, you had two congressmen there. Took the floor in US Congress to denounce me as a violator of human rights and everything. At hindi ninyo — pinigil ninyo ‘yung armas,” he added.

Hataman bewails death of ex-Abu men

“The three military assets are returnees from Abu Sayyaf. Tinalikuran nila ang buhay bandido para bumalik sa kanilang mga komunidad at tumulong sa gobyerno. They are even helping us convince members of the Abu Sayyaf to surrender and live normal lives as citizens,” Hataman, the former Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said.

PNP, PDEA meet to harmonize drug war data

OFFICIALS of the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Presidential Communication Operations Office the other day met to synchronize all data on the government’s war on drugs amid confusion triggered by previous discrepancies on statistics, the Journal Group learned yesterday.

Holdupper using fake gun shot

A HOLDUPPER was wounded and is now recuperating in a hospital after getting shot by a member of the Manila Police District (MPD) when he drew a gun while red-handedly caught victimizing a student in Sta. Ana, Manila the other day. The suspect’s gun turned out to be just a replica.