Umali rallies Ecijanos

PALAYAN CITY – Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio M. Umali on Tuesday rallied his provincemates to eat “Pinoy pork in support of our farmers” as he led the holding of a “lechon festival” to show that it is safe to eat pork amid threats of the dreaded African swine flu.

Ex-Zambales mayor nabbed for illegal guns

A FORMER mayor of San Antonio, Zambales accused of protecting an organized crime gang yesterday was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group after a raid on his house led to the confiscation of two unlicensed high-powered rifles and dozens of ammunition, PNP-AKG director Col. Jonnel Estomo said.

PRO12 scores big in anti-drugs drive

A SERIES of major anti-narcotics operations in SOCCSKSARGEN region resulted in the killing of an armed drug trafficker in a shootout, the seizure of around P40,000 worth of shabu and the uprooting and destruction of millions of pesos worth of fully-grown marijuana plants and seedlings, Police Regional Office 12 director Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus said yesterday.

Sinas: Probe 16 NCRPO men with contraband

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas yesterday said he has ordered his Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division to thoroughly investigate 16 NCRPO men who were caught trafficking contraband including tobacco, liquor and mobile phones in and out of the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City.

Ex-mayor arrested over illegal weapons

AGENTS of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group yesterday arrested a former mayor of San Antonio, Zambales accused of protecting an organized crime gang in the country following a raid in his house which led in the confiscation of two unlicensed high-powered rifles and dozens of ammunition, PNP-AKG director, Colonel Jonnel C. Estomo said.