Human Rights, In Motion, Mindanao, News

President Duterte has a mouthfull of answers when asked about drug-related extra-judicial killings

6 Sep , 2016  

President Duterte was on his fighting form, with his usual pungent verbal pronouncements when asked about drug-related extra-judicial killings in the country. The irked Duterte was presumed to be referring to reports about US President Barrack Obama conferring to him about the prevailing human rights situation and extra-judicial killings in the country. In his pre-departure […]

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Crime, Mindanao, News, Video

Too early to tell but PNP, AFP says Abu Sayyaf Group did it in Davao City

4 Sep , 2016  

PNP, AFP says Abu Sayyaf Group did it The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now focusing on two suspects in the bombing incident in the Roxas Avenue night market in Davao City that killed 15 and injured more than 70. In a press conference Saturday night in Camp Catitipan in Buhangin, Davao City, PNP chief […]

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Manila, Mindanao, Nation, News, Video

NAIA on full allert status after Davao City bombing

3 Sep , 2016  

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has been placed in full alert status following Friday’s bombing in Davao City. Manila International Aairport Authority general manager Ed Monreal clarified that the alert status was raised as a proactive measure to ensure safety and security of airport users. Monreal clarified that the public should not be alarmed […]

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Crime, Mindanao, News, Video

Friday evening bomb blast in Davao City kills 10, injured dozens more

3 Sep , 2016  

A bomb blast kills 10 and injured dozens more in Davao City about 10 in the evening of Friday at the Roxas night market near Ateneo de Davao University. Police authorities confirmed the incident but has yet to verify the actual number of casualties. Witnesses disclosed they saw at least ten bodies on the ground […]

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Crime, News, Video, Visayas

4 year old girl is latest collateral fatality in war on drugs in Negros

2 Sep , 2016  

As the war on illegal drug enters the third month under President Rodrigo Duterte, dead bodies continue to be included in the on-going count of fatalities and collateral damage of the operation. In Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, a four year old girl is the latest inclusion to the body count. Althea Fhem Barbon died Thursday at […]

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Crime, News, Visayas

Three Bacolod policemen facing charges for pawning service firearm

1 Sep , 2016  

What could be the reason why three Philippine National Police personnel of Bacolod Police Office had to pawn their service firearm issued by the government? This and some boiling questions will have to get prompt and fitting answer from Police Officers 3 Joel Gacho and Eugene Tamayo, and Senior Police Officer 1 Cheryl Gimena. These […]

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Governance, Human Rights, Manila, News

Seven petitions stopping Marcos burial at Libingan up at the Supreme Court

31 Aug , 2016  

Opposition on the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig receives another boost. This time, Senator Lilia de Lima on Tuesday filed another petition before the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to oppose the planned burial as promised by President of the Philippines (POTP) Duterte. The […]

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Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Unforgiven? Oral Arguments on burial case of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos

30 Aug , 2016  

The unforgiven? Watch here direct from the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) the second live stream coverage on the presentation of oral arguments on the burial case of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani. Scheduled for Aug 31, 2016, G.R. No. 225973 the parties with interest on the case are […]

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Crime, Manila, Nation, News

CJ Sereno says the Supreme Court will use disciplinary powers in war against corruption

30 Aug , 2016  

Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said they will use the high court’s disciplinary powers to punish judges and court personnel engaged in corrupt practices. While recognizing that corruption is an obstacle to development Sereno sees it as a complex problem which has to be confronted through a variety of […]

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Manila, Nation, News

President Duterte reiterates, will not do acts that may affect China talks

30 Aug , 2016  

No war policy VS. China – Duterte President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said that he wishes to seat in front of the Chinese Ambassador or his representative in order to lay down the Philippines’ position regarding the West Philippine Sea row and reiterated his stand for peace. Duterte during the commemoration […]

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Bicol News Now, Crime, Manila, Nation, News

DILG forms Task Force Agila to handle investigation of local public officials with alleged links to proliferation of illegal drugs

29 Aug , 2016  

As the Philippine National Police under Director Ronald dela Rosa digs deep into the war against illegal drugs and personalities involved, either users, pushers, dealers, financiers and the dragons in the trade, its mother agency is stomping another foot further. PNP’s parent executive dapartment level agency is the Interior and Local Government headed by Secretary […]

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Manila, News

Will Metro Manila commute improve with a new traffic czar?

27 Aug , 2016  

Will Metro Manila commute improve with a new traffic czar? This is in the mind of many as the Secretary of the Department of Transportation Arthur Tugade designates Highway Patrol Group Acting Director Sr. Supt. Antonio Gardiola as Metro Manila’s new traffic czar. That was after the heads gathered together in the inter-agency council on […]

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Luzon, News, OMG Facts

A 34-kilo pearl found off Palawan waters maybe worth $100-M

24 Aug , 2016  

What do you do when you were entrusted with a huge pearl weighing 34 kilos and measures 2.2 feet in width and one foot long which could be the biggest in the world and a rare find? Before your answer, read our story first. City tourism officer of Puerto Princesa Aileen Cynthia Amurao bequathed a […]

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Crime, Governance, Manila, News

Duterte hints De Lima in Muntinlupa Matrix and multi-million pork barrel scam

24 Aug , 2016  

Are we in for some bombshell from “protagonists” President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Lilia de Lima? It seems the bickerings will linger for sometime. As the government initiative on the war on drugs continue, Duterte on Tuesday said that Malacañang is now in possession of a matrix that shows the alleged role of former Justice […]

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Manila, News, NOAH

Sen. Lacson sees flaw in PNP recruitment program

23 Aug , 2016  

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 be “something wrong” with the […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Suspected drug pushers slain in Pasay with torture marks – CHR

23 Aug , 2016  

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) revealed in a senate inquiry into extrajudicial killings on Monday said the suspected drug pushers allegedly killed by cops in Pasay City were tortured, Speaking to Senator Leila De Lima, Chair of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, CHR-NCR Director Gilbert Boiser bared that there was indeed human […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Two witnesses testify on Senate probe into extrajudicial killings

23 Aug , 2016  

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 involved in illegal drug trade. […]

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Governance, Mindanao, Nation, News

Peeved Duterte just declares vacant all positions with presidential appointment

21 Aug , 2016  

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 21 — At a press conference after midnight Sunday at the Presidential Guesthouse in Panacan, President Duterte unceremoniously declared all positions in the government with appointment by a president must consider themselves resigned effective immediately (Monday) to push through with the cleansing of the ranks in the public service down to the […]

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Crime, Manila, Nation, News

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

17 Aug , 2016  

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 in the country as earlier […]

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Crime, News, Visayas

Cebu provincial jail warden resigns amidst controversies

16 Aug , 2016  

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 include the discovery of illegal […]

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Governance, Manila, Nation, News

“If you can do it, I can do it ten times better” – Duterte

16 Aug , 2016  

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday vowed to go tit for tat with terrorists and made an assurance he would never allow the Philippines to be destroyed by terrorism. “Terrorists, like ISIS, have no political ideology, no concept at all. You maim people, you kill them, women who refuse to have sex with them, they […]

Governance, Manila, News

Now there are 10 deputy speakers in the House of Representatives

16 Aug , 2016  

The House of Representatives is nearing its target of filling up the 12 seats for deputy speakers. On Monday, the second batch of deputy speakers were elected composed by Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Aambis Owa Rep. Sharon Garin, Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia, Davao City Rep. Mylene Garcia Albano, and Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano. During […]

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Manila, News

Last pillar for LRT line 2 extension to Antipolo nears completion

15 Aug , 2016  

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 will be added to the […]

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Luzon, Manila, News, Weather Stories

Inclement weather triggers suspension of classes in these Luzon areas

15 Aug , 2016  

Expect there will be suspension of more classes in all levels for both private and publics schools in affected areas of the country due to prevailing inclement weather situations brought about the southwest monsoon and identified low pressure area. The 13 cities under the National Capital Region all have declared suspension of classes for Monday. […]

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