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Two witnesses testify on Senate probe into extrajudicial killings

Two family members of slain suspected drug pushers appeared at the Senate Monday during the inquiry intextrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration’s war on illicit drugs. The witnesses, who were wearing hoodies recounted how Philippine National Police (PNP) officers abused the suspects even though they were only accused of being […]

Ombudsman indicts Cam Sur Congressman Andaya on PDAF scam

Camarines Sur 1st district congressman Rolando Andaya, Jr., was formally charged by the Office of the Ombudsman, for his role as the secretary of the Department of Budget and Management, in connection with the anomalous utilization of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) released during the term of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

SCOTP asks PNP, PDEA to submit complaint on 4 judges allegedly linked to drugs

MANILA, Aug. 17 – The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday directed Philippine National Police Director (PNP) General Ronald Dela Rosa (pictured above) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro Lapena to submit complaint-affidavits against four active judges who were allegedly linked to illegal drug trade […]

Cebu provincial jail warden resigns amidst controversies

CEBU CITY — The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center again grasped the news limelight, but on a different angle. The detention center in the premier city of the south used to be famous with the dancing inmates in years past. But a new series of controversies engulfed CPDRC which […]

8 dies in Cotabato war on drugs campaign

MIDSAYAP, Cotabato — A fire fight erupted when joint government forces were to serve warrants of arrest against a certain Commander Mabrook, leader of armed elements in Barangay Nabalawag, Midsayap, (North) Cotabato at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The clash resulted into at least eight persons killed and eight soldiers wounded during […]

SCOTP CJ Sereno says Duterte’s announcement of narco judges premature

Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP)) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s announcement of an informal investigation on the alleged involvement of seven judges in the illegal drugs trade “was premature”. ”The SC would consider it important to know the source and basis of […]

Are these narco-personalities shoot to kill on sight after 24 hours?

Are these narco-personalities shoot to kill on sight after 24 hours? The long wait is over. It is because the much anticipated batch of narco-personalities President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned to discloes is now released. On Sunday morning President Rodrigo Duterte made true his promise to expose narco personalities as he […]

Lanao Sur mayors surrender, admit involvement in drug trade

Two of the three drug mayors from Lanao del Sur identified by the president surfaced in the office of Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Friday. The suspeced drug personalities, Maguing Mayor Mamaulan Abinal Molok and former Mayor Mohammadali Abinal of Marantao, Lanao del Sur, husband […]

BSP slaps RCBC P1-B over Bangladesh bank cyber heist

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) get slapped with a P1 billion fine in connection with the US $81 million cyber bank heist from Bangladesh Bank. The BSP said the policy-making Monetary Board-approved supervisory action against the bank was made “in connection with the special examination conducted by the Bangko Sentral […]

Manhunt on for 3 Lanao Sur town mayors in drug trade

Three town mayors of Lanao del Sur tagged as allegedly involved in big time drug operation are subject of manhunt by police authorities of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. And yet, ARMM police director Chief Supt. Agripino Javier is still mum on the name of the local government executives […]

Duterte to release names of 27 local officials in drugs

”My God, you will be shocked,” Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said, giving mediamen a possible reaction to the new expose about local executives who will soon be identified by Malacanang. This as President Rodrigo Duterte will soon reveal the names of at least 27 local executives allegedly involved in […]

Albuera mayor surrenders, son now on “shoot on sight” order

Alleged drug trafficker and coddler Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. of Albuera town, Leyte province has surrendered to police authorities. The mayor was the subject of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ultimatum on Monday, ordering him to surrender within 24 hours or ultimately confront with the “shoot on sight” directive to the police. […]

Suspect in Quiapo road rage killing handcuffed in Masbate

Trapped in Bicol. The pursuit for the suspect of a road rage killing in Quiapo Monday night ended in Milagros town of Masbate province in Bicol. A joint Army intelligence and provincial police team handcuffed the suspect who surrendered Friday noon. The suspect, identified as Vhon Martin Tanto, also known […]

Arroyo freed from detention, out of VMC with convoy of cars

After nearly four years of continued detention, former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was finally released Thursday evening at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. Arroyo was released after the promulgation of the Supreme Court of the Philippines’ (SCOTP) decision junking the plunder case against her […]

This is GMA’s reaction on her newfound freedom courtesy of the SCOTP

Free at last! That could be one of the first liners former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may have said after the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed the case that stemmed from the alleged misuse of the P366-million confidential intelligence fund of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during […]

SCOTP sets free former President Gloria Arroyo

MANILA — Ex-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had been praying and waiting for this to happen. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) ordered the immediate release from detention of Pampanga 2nd district congresswoman and former President of the Philippines (POTP) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Arroyo who has a debilitating bone […]

Drug pushers accuse Naga City cops as protectors

Three members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Naga City (Camarines Sur) facing investigation as protectors of the illegal drug trade have been relieved of their duties. Police Senior Supt. Marlon Tejada, CIDG regional operations director in Bicol, said an arrested drug pusher pinned down two policemen with ranks […]

ASG frees kidnap victim in Sulu, Duterte warns day of reckoning

DAVAO CITY — Kidnap victim Marites Flor was finally released in Sulu by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). This as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned the ASG against continuing its kidnapping activities, saying the day of reckoning is coming. Duterte’s statement was issued after receiving the kidnap victim from […]

Bicol cops kill suspect drug pusher, collars user

As the President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration rite nears, more drug personalities are either busted or meet their death in the hands of police officers. Is this mere coincidence or cops are upstaging their buddies to be recognized of their loyalty to the new Malacañang tenant? Senior Insp. Bernardo Peñero and […]

Abu Sayyaf beheads another Canadian hostage

Another Canadian hostage in the province of Sulu may have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf kidnappers even as a Malacanang executive on Monday said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is confirming the reports. ”AFF is verifying,” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said. It must berecalled that armed […]

Bangko Sentral scraps permits of Philrem, 2 others

Manila — The policy-making Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has cancelled the Certificate of Registration of Philrem Services Corp., the remittance service provider facing lawsuits for alleged involvement in the laundering of about US $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank in February 2016. The board also cancelled […]

Supreme Court upholds Ombudsman case vs. Napoles

MANILA — The Supreme Court upheld the findings of probable cause against Janet Lim Napoles in connection with the alleged pork barrel queen of scam Janet Lim Napoles. This after the SC upheld the findings of probable cause against Napoles in connection with the said anomaly which indicted them for […]

Smartmatic executives, Comelec IT rep, face raps filed by Bongbong Marcos

MANILA — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday filed criminal cases before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office (MPO) against Smartmatic executives and an Information Technology (IT) representative of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for their alleged unauthorized change of the script in the […]

Maguindanao poll violence report 5 dead, 10 injured

COTABATO CITY — At least five persons were confirmed killed while 10 others wounded so far in Maguindanao election-related violence for the past 72 hours, the Army’s Sixth Infantry Division (6ID) reported. “Only last night (May 8), two separate explosions caused by rifle-launched M-79 grenades rocked the public market of […]

Pinoy hackers take over, deface more websites

Check this out! Hackers striked back. This time, not only one but more websites were hacked and taken over, identifying themselves as ‘Pinoy Hackers.’ We sample one hacked site, http://www.fliptoplines.com and the defaced front page displays the message “Pinoy Hackers,” and with the message “Greetings Philippines! We are Pinoy Hackers. […]

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Police buy-bust operation yields P.3-M shabu in Lipa

LIPA CITY, Batangas, March 18 — Police officers confiscated heat-sealed plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be metamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” weighing 25 grams with an estimated street value of P295,000 during a buy-bust operation late Monday afternoon at Lodlod village here. Police commander Supt. Jacinto R. Malinao […]

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Lone gunman kills ABC-Bicol president

DONSOL, Sorsogon — The village chief of Barangay Tinagonan of this town was shot multiple times by a lone gunman on Sunday afternoon. The fatality was Joel Briones, 47, the current president of the Bicol Association of Barangay Captains who died on the spot after a lone gunman riddled his […]

Six NAIA security personnel face ‘Tanim Laglag Bala’ raps

The National Bureau of Investigation Task Force Talaba (Tanim-Laglag Bala) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice criminal complaints against two employees of the Office of Transportation Security and four personnel of the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group. DOJ Undersecretary and Spokesman Emmanuel L. Caparas identified the respondents […]

Ombudsman indicts Cam Sur Congressman Andaya on PDAF scam

Camarines Sur 1st district congressman Rolando Andaya, Jr., was formally charged by the Office of the Ombudsman, for his role as the secretary of the Department of Budget and Management, in connection with the anomalous utilization of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) released during the term of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Kim Wong names 2 foreigners in US $81-M alleged money laundering

At the resumption of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged US $81 million money laundering, businessman Kim Wong presented a sealed envelope containing the names of the two foreigners he claimed were connected in the heist. Kim Wong on Tuesday flatly denied involvement in bringing in the […]

Supreme Court stops plunder trial of former President Arroyo

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday issued a status quo ante order stopping for 30 days the plunder trial against former President and now Pampanga 2nd district Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo by the Sandiganbayan. The case involves the alleged anomalous utilization of the confidential intelligence fund of the […]

Bong Revilla off the hook on pork barrel fund plunder case

As many expected, former Philippine senator Bong Revilla on Friday was acquitted by the Sandiganbayan of the plunder case in relation to the misuse of P224 million pork barrel funds. Pork barrel funds were coated as Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of previous administrations. His co-accused, bussinesswoman Janet Lim Napoles […]

Suspect in Quiapo road rage killing handcuffed in Masbate

Trapped in Bicol. The pursuit for the suspect of a road rage killing in Quiapo Monday night ended in Milagros town of Masbate province in Bicol. A joint Army intelligence and provincial police team handcuffed the suspect who surrendered Friday noon. The suspect, identified as Vhon Martin Tanto, also known […]

Live video on Senate hearing of the $81-M money laundering scheme

Another live stream edition here of the Senate hearing on the $81-M money laundering scheme. What more stories will unfold, rehashed, retold, concocted by the main players and investigators of the much talked about $81 million money laundering scheme that placed the Philippine financial institutions, banks most definitely, into serious […]

Indonesia releases execution order for Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

MANILA, April 25 — The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday the execution order for overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso, who was sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking, was received by her family. The Indonesia’s prosecutor gave the notice letter to the family during a meetinf […]

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Law enforcers raid 2 suspected shabu labs in Masbate

MASBATE CITY, Feb. 15 -– The combined operatives of law enforcement groups arrested several persons in separate raids at suspected shabu laboratories in two villages in this city on Saturday morning. Arrested at the residential compound of former mayor Bernardito Abapo of Milagros, Masbate, in Sitio Cagba, Barangay Tugbo, were […]

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Six NAIA security personnel face ‘Tanim Laglag Bala’ raps

The National Bureau of Investigation Task Force Talaba (Tanim-Laglag Bala) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice criminal complaints against two employees of the Office of Transportation Security and four personnel of the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group. DOJ Undersecretary and Spokesman Emmanuel L. Caparas identified the respondents […]

Arroyo freed from detention, out of VMC with convoy of cars

After nearly four years of continued detention, former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was finally released Thursday evening at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. Arroyo was released after the promulgation of the Supreme Court of the Philippines’ (SCOTP) decision junking the plunder case against her […]

Bicol police drive against illegal drugs add more fatalities

If the count of persons daily placed inside body bags is a certain measure of success, then the Duterte administration-driven campaign versus the proliferation of illegal drugs is a calculated success in Bicol. It seems. The rising death count is becoming a source of accomplishment for police officials in the […]

Netizens accuse LP illegaly using government vehicle, resources, personnel in campaign for Daang Matuwid team

Netizens accuse Liberal Party illegaly using government vehicle, resources, personnel in campaign for Daang Matuwid team Malacanang on Friday said the Philippine Commission on Elections should investigate complaints that the Aquino administarion-supported Liberal Party was using government vehicles in the campaign sorties of Manuel Roxas II. Persistent and sensitive users […]

Kim Wong’s lawyer returns $4.63 million of laundered money

About US S4.63 million, part of the $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank have been recovered and turned over at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas main office in Manila Thursday afternoon. The money was returned by the lawyer of casino junket operator Kim Wong to officials of Bangladesh, BSP and […]