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Gov’t to new barangay captains: Help campaign for federalism

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on new barangay captains to help the national government in its campaign for federalism as President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday led the oath-taking of 3,003 new barangay captains from Central Visayas in Lapu-Lapu City.

Online trading scam group busted inside Clark Freeport Zone

THE PHILIPPINE National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) has dismantled a multi-million online stocks trading scam operating inside the Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.

Drug bust

Officials present P74.8 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) recently intercepted at the Port of Clark and the four suspects (standing behind chairs) who were arrested in “controlled delivery” operations.

Duterte to sign loan, cooperation agreements with South Korea

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to sign four memoranda of understanding (MoU) with the South Korean government during his first official visit on June 3 to 5.

PNP chief orders reshuffle, names new NCRPO head

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar D. Albayalde on Friday said he has ordered a reshuffle of police officials, topped by PCSupt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar’s appointment to head the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

HRW flags 2016 Jee Ick Joo murder as Duterte travels to...

HUMAN Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday said the South Korean government should hold the Philippine National Police (PNP) accountable for the 2016 killing of businessman Jee Ick Joo instead of donating equipment that will benefit “those responsible for the abuses” in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “war on drugs.”

DFA ‘continues to engage in diplomatic actions’ with China

DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary Ernesto C. Abella said the Philippine government is serious as it “continues to engage in diplomatic actions” to address the West Philippine Sea (WPS) dispute with China.

San Rafael police chief, 10 others relieved over extortion charges

DIRECTOR General Oscar D. Albayalde has ordered the relief from duty of San Rafael, Bulacan police chief P/Supt. Rizalino A. Andaya and 10 other cops for alleged extortion.

IT and intercity cooperation key to solving traffic woes — MMDA

EFFORTS FROM local government units combined with modern technology are key to solving the traffic woes of the National Capital Region (NCR), said Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo D. Lim.

MMDA hosts forum on ITS

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will hold a forum today at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), which is seen to help solve the interminable traffic problem in the capital and move it towards becoming a smart city.

Parojinog fugitive nabbed in Taiwan

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) has confirmed on Thursday the arrest of Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog in Taiwan. In a press briefing, PNP...

DILG awaiting 72 provinces’ road dev’t plans

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on 72 provinces to fast-track their drafting of Land Road Network Development Plans (LRNDP) in...

Gov’t appeals for patience in Marawi rehabilitation

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter NATIONAL GOVERNMENT officials appealed for patience from local residents during the commemoration of the first anniversary of the Marawi City...

House version on systems loss bill shelved in view of ERC...

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz, Reporter THE House committee on energy “might take a step back” from passing a draft bill on recoverable systems...

More than 7,000 NPA members have surrendered — military

A TOTAL of 7,194 New People’s Army (NPA) members and supporters have surrendered since January this year, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines...

MMDA traffic enforcers get body cameras from Grab

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) received on Monday 100 units of body cameras from Grab Philippines. MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia...

Another Abu Sayyaf kidnap victim freed

A GOVERNMENT employee who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in February was freed Monday morning in Patikul, Sulu, days after two...

Duterte issues proclamation on Philippine Rise

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has formally declared the Philippine Rise within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as the Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve...

Nationwide Round-Up

Macarambon, Umpa told to resign or be fired over corruption reports MALACAÑANG ANNOUNCED on Tuesday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has Justice Assistant Secretary Moslemen...

IS-inspired Maute group ‘greatly weakened,’ says military chief

GENERAL CARLITO G. Galvez Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, said a repeat of last year’s Marawi siege is unlikely to happen...

Vote buying, violence mar polls

REPORTS OF vote buying and election violence marred the long-delayed Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections held Monday, May 14, but officials...

Pantar mayor, 6 others arrested for illegal possession of firearms

PANTAR MAYOR Jabar D. Tago was among seven people arrested on May 13 for illegal possession of firearms and violation of the election gun...

11 Abu Sayyaf members, 3 soldiers killed in pursuit operations

ELEVEN MEMBERS of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were killed in separate encounters with the 5th Scout Ranger Battalion in Patikul, Sulu on...

Comelec, other agencies all set for village, youth polls

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz Reporter and Gillian M. Cortez LAW ENFORCEMENT agencies together with the Commission on Elections and other agencies are on alert...

PDEA tests drones for anti-drug operations

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz, Reporter THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday tested 20 drones for its anti-drug operations. “This will enhance our...

Nationwide Round-Up

Police, DILG flag BSKE election violence THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) on Thursday reported 20 incidents of election-related violence, four days ahead of the barangay...

Another civilian freed, 2 cops still held by Abu Sayyaf

ANOTHER CIVILIAN hostage of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was rescued on May 8 by the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3 led by Lieutenant...