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Sen. Lacson sees flaw in PNP recruitment program

Speaking to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa during the second day of the Senate inquiry into the extra-judicial killings, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson asked why most of the PNP personnel suspected to be involved in illegal drugs trade were younger, new police officers. Lacson has speculated there must […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last pillar for LRT line 2 extension to Antipolo nears completion

Construction of the last pillar for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 extension up until Masinag Junction in Barangay Masinag of Antipolo City is nearing completion. The extension that connects with the Santolan station in Pasig City to Masinag covers 3.9 kilometers of elevated guideway. After Santolan, two stations […]

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 […]

Five dead as monsoon rains cause floods and landslides

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday reported that five people died due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain brought by the southwest monsoon. Identified as fatalities, include Benedict Brasileño, 68, resident of Barangay Canauiklian, Janiuay, Iloilo, who died due to drowning while crossing […]

Review of coal plant permits gets support from Greenpeace

The call of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez’s to review all permits and operations of coal-fired power plants in the country gets a loud support from the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace Philippines. The organization’s energy campaigner Reuben Muni also challenged DENR to take the initiative further […]

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 […]

Malacañan OK’s burial of former President Marcos in Libingan

It’s final. Malacañan okays burial of former President Marcos in Libingan Despite many who are against the move, including civil organizations, victims, relatives of victims and survivors, the move to finally intern the body of former President Ferdinand Marcos to the Libingan ng mga Bayani at Fort Bonifacio is almost […]

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 […]

Prank calls congest hotlines ‘8888’ and ‘911’ on first day

Ninety-five pecent of the initial calls received for the government’s public service hotlines “8888” and “911” were, guess what, prank. On Tuesday, Philippine Long Distance Telephone company Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said, “Actually, we expected that (receiving many prank calls),” on the sidelines of the telco giant’s briefing on its […]

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. […]

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Day 2: Pope Francis Papal Visit in the Philippines

Day 2: Pope Francis Papal Visit in the Philippines. Sharing here the official continuous live stream coverage of team RTVM on Pope Francis Papal visit to the Philippines. Coverage starts Jan. 16, 2015, Friday, 6:00 AM. Sharing here Day 2 of the official continuous live stream coverage of team RTVM […]

Pope Francis to bless center for the poor in Leyte

Pope Francis to bless center for the poor in Leyte. PALO, Leyte, Jan. 14 – The P60 million Pope Francis Center for the Poor in this town is now ready for the Pope’s blessing on Saturday. The blessing of the 1,414.60 square meter-facility around 3:00 p.m. will be witnessed by […]

Malacanang supports MRT-LRT fare hikes

MANILA, Dec.22 — There’s no doubt about it. The Palace supports the impending fare hikes on all services of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 and the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2. This was confirmed Sunday when Malacanang on Sunday said that the fare hike on the Metro […]

Rivals MILF, BIFF clash displace thousands in Maguindanao

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao, Feb. 16 — Rival elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters have crossed their path causing firefight and displacing thousands of residents. The clash involving MILF and BIFF forces has taken its toll on Muslim civilians, the same group these two organizations vowed […]

Participants were half-hearted during the nationwide earthquake drill

The 1st quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill last March 27 wherein Marikina city also participated was hailed as a success. Playing lead roles were partner agencies’ National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), also tasked to strengthen people’s preparedness for emergencies […]

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DILG awaits position paper on one island region from Negros governor

BACOLOD CITY, March 16– The landmass of the country has limited prospect of increasing, with China continuously chipping away a wide swath of Philippine territory in the South China, yet more local governments get created, like new cities, towns, provinces and now a proposed Negros Island Region, favoring an opportunity […]

Urban poor to benefit from Manila housing projects

MANILA, Dec. 22 — Some 585 urban poor families stand to benefit from Manila’s housing projects after the interior and local government department and the city of Manila forged the trust fund for informal settler familie’s homes to cap off this year’s urban poor solidarity week. Leaders from government, civil […]

Palace mum on latest SC decision on DAP

Palace mum on latest SC decision on DAP MANILA, Feb. 4 — Malacanang officials declined to comment on the latest decision of the Supreme Court (SC) regarding the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) saying they have not received a copy of the decision. Communications Secretary Coloma stressed that there is a […]

Quezon City tax collection hits P7.8 billion in Q1 2015

QUEZON CITY, 13 — The Quezon City government reports that it has succeeded in collecting P7,790,612,896 or more than 50 percent of its 2015 budget of P14,462,362,000 during the first three months of this year. This represents an improvement of PhP 609.377 million over the 2014 revenue collection performance for […]