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NPO officials face raps over anomalous P74M printing deal

Three current and previous officers of the National Printing Office are in hot water. This after the National Bureau of Investigation has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to file graft charges over alleged anomalous P74-million printing deal with four private companies. The NBI said NPO Director Sherwin Prose Castaneda, […]

Poe OKs filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III

Poe OKs recommendation of filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III. Yes , you read it right. Senator Grace Poe welcomes the decision of the Ombudsman in recommending the filinng of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and other identified keyplayers of the Mamasapano massacre of SAF44. […]

Raagas takes over as new OIC of BuCor

On Monday Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre named Rey M. Raagas as officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), replacing Benjamin Delos Santos who resigned from the position last week. Raagas is currently BuCor’s administrative division chief. Delos Santos file his irrevocable resignation last July 13 after Aguirre ordered the National […]

Delos Santos stays as BuCor chief despite resignation, but for a while

He is staying, but for a while. Yes, Bureau of Corrections director Benjamin Delos Santos, after all, will stay put in his post even as he has tendered an irrevocable resignation last July 13 already. It was because justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre ordered him to stay. What can he do […]

Ex-PNP chief Purisima facing charges for P29M ill-gotten wealth, more

Due to the unexplained wealth amounting to P29.2 million, former Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima and his family will soon face forfeiture proceedings. This came up after the Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a petition before the Sandiganbayan to initiate the recovery of ill-gotten […]

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Basilan

Zamboanga City, July 5 — The decapitated remains of two of the remaining five abducted Vienamese sailors stunned residents of a Basilan town early this morning. The bodies were found about 5:40 in the morning first by a resident of a barangay of Sumisip town. The horrifying discovery was disclosed […]

Duterte assures justice for victims of Bulacan massacre

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday assured that justice will be served to the five members of the Carlos family who were brutally murdered in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan last week. The President expressed the assurance after personally extending his condolences to Dexter Carlos whose wife, mother-in-law and three children […]

Drug-related, Extra judicial killing ends December 31st 2016, and reboots on January 1st, 2017

Drug-related and extra judicial killing ends December 31st 2016, and reboots on January 1, 2017. Yes. In the Philippines, under the leadership of ‘Punisher’ POTP Rodrigo Duterte, all national police operations with relation to drug-related and extra judicial killing by “viglantes” will officially terminate on December 31st 2016. But “Double […]

It’s OK for President Duterte to protect police killers of Leyte mayor?

In President Rodrigo Duterte’s cabinet, we find the finest men and women in the public and government service.They are cut for the right job. They are ready and up and about to run to the rescue and defense of the chief executive. Include in the group Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre […]

Update: Bicol PNP says 351 public, barangay officials among drug surrenderees

More local public officials, many on elective posts, are among drug surrenderees according to the last tally by the Philippine National Police in Bicol. Some 351 public officials in the region, mostly barangay officials, suspected of being drug personalities have surrendered to authorities from July 1 to October 21. Bicol […]

Watch: Violent police dispersal of anti-US rally was spine tingling

This is how the Philippine National Police dispersed the rally in Manila’s Roxas Boulevard fronting the United States embassy in the Philippines. A total display of arrogance and police brutality, the whole world gasped in horror and dismay. What more words can one add. This time the video can speak […]

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 […]

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 […]

Husband of barangay official in Libon shot dead by lone gunman

Libon, Albay, Oct. 4 — Anoher Bicolano falls victim of extra judicial killing over the weekend here. A man identified by police as Ramon Concepcion, 60, was killed on the spot when a lone gunman shoot him in different parts of the body. Chief Insp. Eduardo Azotea of the Libon […]

Senate suspends inquiry on extra judicial killings, Davao Death Squad

The hearing was originally scheduled for three consecutive days from Monday up until Wednesday (Oct. 3 to 5), the Senate panel had an abrupt change of temperament that resulted in the temporary suspension of inquiry. This happened after a heated exchange among senators, with one staging a walkout and a […]

Senator Honasan, 9 others face graft raps for P29-M PDAF scam

Senator Gregorio Honasan II and nine others are seen to face graft charges for alleged involvement in the P29-1 million Priority Development Assistance (PDAF) scam. Ths was learned as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of charges against the senator for two counts of violation of the “Anti-Graft […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Three Bacolod policemen facing charges for pawning service firearm

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 […]

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

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 […]

Suspected drug pushers slain in Pasay with torture marks – CHR

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 […]

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. […]

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Anti-drug enforcers catch barangay official in buy-bust dragnet

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb. 25 — An elected barangay official in Banga town in South Cotabato was arrested by anti-drug operatives in a buy-bust operation in the area late Tuesday night. The suspect was identified as Emmanuel Recto Malala, 36, an incumbent councilor of Barangay Improgo in Banga according to […]

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Samson complaint on illegal detention VS ‘Iglesia’ up for resolution

Named respondents in the complaint of serious illegal detention filed by former Iglesia Ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson failed to appear at the hearing of the Department of Justice on Friday. Only complainant Samson and the members of his family with their legal counsel Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles made it to […]

Three Bacolod policemen facing charges for pawning service firearm

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 […]

Report: Armed men snatch 10 vote counting machines in Maguindanao

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao, May 9 — Police and military authorities here are hunting down about 20 men who barged inside the Maguindanaon Elementary School and forcibly took at least 10 Vote Counting Machines in Barangay Katuli, Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao. Senior Insp. Esmael Madin, the town police chief, said […]

Ombudsman to garnish Estrada’s P183.79-M ill-gotten wealth

Ombudsman to garnish Estrada’s P183.79-M ill-gotten wealth The Ombudsman on Thursday moves to garnish P183.79-M alleged ill-gotten wealth of Senator Jinggoy Estrada. The Office of the Ombudsman filed before the Sandiganbayan a motion “necessary to protect the interests of the State and to prevent the removal, concealment and disposition of […]

Bicol Headline News with Ginger August 17, 2013 Edition

Rush Transcript: Cbanga360 News and Public Affairs’ Bicol Headline News with Ginger, August 17, 2013 edition. Lupi Camarines Sur was listed among the beneficiaries of the P900 million Malampaya fund, supposedly given to farmer-beneficiaries under the Department of Agrarian Reform. The fund is part of the alleged, P10 billion government […]

Masbate police force muzzle-tape service firearms for the holidays

While there is no guarantee that police officers will be prevailed from firing their service firearms during the revelry for Christmas and New Year, still the Philippine National Police has high hopes it will be observed. As part of that drive, the Masbate Provincial Police Office under Police Senior Supt. […]

Senate suspends inquiry on extra judicial killings, Davao Death Squad

The hearing was originally scheduled for three consecutive days from Monday up until Wednesday (Oct. 3 to 5), the Senate panel had an abrupt change of temperament that resulted in the temporary suspension of inquiry. This happened after a heated exchange among senators, with one staging a walkout and a […]

Duterte vows to investigate abuse of LGU intelligence, discretionary funds

President Rodrigo Duterte is unhappy, and expressed dismay over the inability of mayors and governors to manage garbage in their localities. Last Friday, while at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) office in Davao City, Duterte vowed to create a special body to look into the intelligence and discretionary funds […]

FDA warns of scam on alkaline, oxygenated water machines

MANILA, Feb. 1 — Do not fall prey to obvious water scammers. As more stalls sell equipment or devices claiming to convert tap or bottled water into “alkaline” or “oxygenated” water continue to mushroom, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned consumers from the possibility of false claims. A standard […]

Protected wildlife animals fall prey to Bicolano poachers

The Bicol office of the environment department in Legazpi will pursue the complaint against a wildlife hunter found in possession of a wounded Philippine Hawk Eagle in Mayon Volcano Natural Park in Sto. Domingo, Albay. Forest officers reported that around noon of August 6th the team apprehended Tirso Bañares in […]

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 […]

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Bicol PDEA offers P50K for capture of barangay captain suspected of drug trafficking

CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has offered a reward of P50,000 for the capture of the barangay captain of Sabang in this city now hunted by authorities for alleged illegal drugs trafficking. Regional director Archie Grande identified the fugitive barangay official […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sandiganbayan sends Gov. Lanete to Bicutan detention center

On Friday the graft court Sandiganbayan sent Masbate Gov. Rizalina Seachon-Lanete to the detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City. She joins alleged pork barrel brains queen Janet Lim-Napoles and fellow suspect Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes. Atty Laurence Arroyo legal counsel of the embattled governor said he was hoping that Lanete […]

University in Bicol settles P14.4-M of unremitted SSS contribution, penalties

This is why employees should be very vigilant when it comes to availment of their Social Security Systm benefit while updated of their status as contributing member of the system. But what happen when the employees are getting their salaries net of the SSS contribution, meaning the deduction was already […]

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 […]

Video: Reopening of Senate hearing on the Mamasapano massacre

This is the live streaming of the re-opening of Senate Hearing by the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs (January 27, 2016) on the Mamasapano massacre of 44 members of the elite Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police. Related story here

PNP Bicol sacks 6 police chiefs due erroneous crime stat reports

The Philippine National Police Bicol regional office sacked the chiefs of police of six local government units in the region because of erroneous reports on crime statistics in the respective areas of responsibility. Insp. Malou Calubaquib, PNP Bicol regional spokesperson, identified the sacked police as Supt. Lorenzo Trajano of Daraga […]