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Sereno to justices: Impeachment baseless; focus on work

Saying she has repeatedly stated her position that the charges in the impeachment complaint against her “bear no sufficient basis,” Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno appealed yesterday to her fellow magistrates to focus on their work as “there is much [...]

December 8, 2017 Headlines

Bicam realigns P900-M Tokhang fund for AFP, PNP housing

P900-M Tokhang fund for AFP: The Senate-House of Representatives conference committee on the proposed P3.8-trillion 2018 national budget has realigned the P900-million fund of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for its anti-drug campaign dubbed Tokhang to housing for soldiers and [...]

December 8, 2017 Headlines

Duterte: Manila will be a ‘dead city’ in 25 years

President Rodrigo Duterte has dire predictions about the future of Metro Manila. In a speech on Thursday, December 7, Duterte suggested “closing” Manila in a decade so that government can focus on developing other cities.   “Ten years from now, they [...]

December 7, 2017 Headlines

Meet PO1 Jane Lee, the pretty lady cop from Zamboanga

PO1 Jane Lee – It could be a running joke, but there are certainly beautiful lady cops to prove it is true. Meet Police Officer 1 Jane Lee from Zamboanga Police force. Lee is currently a police relations personnel of [...]

December 7, 2017 Headlines

Daig pa si Hudas! Duterte calls Trillanes the face of evil

Duterte calls Trillanes the face of evil: President Rodrigo Duterte has again taken a potshot at his staunchest critic, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as he urged government officials to be like Jesus. In a speech at the oathtaking of new [...]

December 7, 2017 Headlines

P10-B Tax Pipigain kay Vicki Belo, Beauty Docs

Aabot sa P10 bilyon­ ang maaaring mapiga­ sa kita ng kompanya ni Dra. Vicki Belo at iba pang beauty doctors oras na maipatupad na ang 10 percent excise tax sa cosmetic surgery. Ito ang pagtaya ni Senador Sonny Angara,­ chairman ng senate committee on ways and means, at ng Department of [...]

December 6, 2017 Headlines

Tinaguriang “cobra king,” patay matapos matuklaw ng alagang ahas

Tinaguriang “cobra king,” patay matapos matuklaw ng alagang ahas  [...]

December 6, 2017 Headlines

HRW: Coordination with PDEA no guarantee vs police abuse

With cops back in the drug war, it is unlikely that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency can stop police abuses despite its lead role in the anti-narcotics campaign, a rights group said. Responding to what the Palace calls “public clamor,” [...]

December 6, 2017 Headlines

Apolinario to succeed Bato as PNP chief- report

Deputy Director General Ramon Apolinario, a high-ranking police official shortlisted to become the first Philippine National Police chief under President Rodrigo Duterte is finally getting the coveted promotion. The Philippine Star on Wednesday (December 6) reported that Deputy Director General [...]

December 6, 2017 Headlines

De Lima is ‘Global Thinker’ awardee for 2nd consecutive year

Senator Leila M. de Lima is named for the 2nd consecutive year as one of the Leading Global Thinkers for 2017 by the influential Foreign Policy magazine for openly defying President Duterte and his brutal war on drugs and paying [...]

December 5, 2017 Headlines