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A NEW PANEL will be created to pursue localized peace talks with members of the communist movement, particularly those fighting on the ground, in line with the government’s new whole-of-nation approach to end the 50-year armed struggle, Malacañang announced on Thursday.
PHILIPPINE DRUG Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino warned politicians in the controversial narco-list that they may face charges if they leave the country without proper authorization or violate the terms of such authorization.
DEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin N. Lorenzana said they are now crafting a law that would extend the retirement age of potential chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to 60 or 65 years old from the current 56.
DEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin N. Lorenzana debunked recent reports that a hundred Islamic State members are now in the country with the number growing as the extremist group loses territories in Iraq and Syria following intensified operations by US-backed forces.
THE JAPANESE government has donated spare parts and maintenance equipment worth P2.5 billion for the helicopters of the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
A BOMBER from Iraq, identified as Abdul Rahman, was one of the 20 terrorists killed in a recent clash with government troops in Maguindanao, the military confirmed on Sunday.
COMMUNIST PARTY of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria C. Sison on Thursday again said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s conditions for the resumption of peace talks are unacceptable.
A PALACE official said the government is drafting an executive order (EO) to address the water crisis by rationalizing inefficient water management practices which had been flagged by economic planners, as continued shortages in parts of the capital entered their second week, forcing the authorities to prioritize critical users like hospitals.
THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Tuesday that the Estrella Service Road will be partially closed starting March 23 at 11 p.m. to give way to the ongoing rehabilitation of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge.
THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) on Monday named a younger brother of businessman Dominic L. Sytin as the alleged mastermind of his murder.
THE PHILIPPINE National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) and several government agencies will intensify the crackdown on colorum vehicles and other causes of traffic congestion in the capital.
ALL ESTABLISHMENTS in Quezon City are now required to have courtesy seats for persons with disability, pregnant women, and senior citizens based on an ordinance recently approved by QC Mayor Herbert M. Bautista.
A MEMBER of the kidnap-for-ransom group Abu Sayyaf was killed while a brother of a sub-leader was wounded in two encounters Saturday morning in remote parts of Sulu, the military reported.
THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the traffic situation along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City has improved since the Tandang Sora flyover was closed last week.
FOLLOWING THE recent arrest of two police officers for extortion, another seven policemen in Las Piñas City were arrested on Thursday, March 7, for demanding cash from the family of a drug suspect in exchange for his freedom.
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL Police (PNP) Chief Director-General Oscar D. Albayalde has approved a limited reshuffle of 1,370 police officers who are related to politicians running this midterm elections.
THE DEPARTMENT of National Defense (DND) said Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana has already tasked the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to validate the report of alleged harassment by Chinese vessels in the sandbars near Pag-asa Island in the contested West Philippine Sea.
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL Police (PNP) Director General Oscar D. Albayalde ordered on Wednesday the relief of the police chiefs of the Eastern Police District (EPD) in the capital and Pasay City Police over the involvement their stations’ anti-drug units in extortion cases.
PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo on Tuesday admitted that foreign countries are providing the Philippine government with “wiretapped” information on politicians in the Philippine government’s “narco-list” and on other criminal activities they may be involved in.
DEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin N. Lorenzana reiterated his call for a review of the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States as the treaty has ambiguities that may cause “confusion and chaos.”
THE ALLIANCE of Concerned Teachers (ACT) asked the Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday to reconsider the dismissal of its petition against the alleged profiling by the Philippine National Police (PNP) of its members on the grounds of technicalities.
CELLULAR PHONES and other electronic communication devices are now prohibited inside the Muntinlupa City Jail, based on an ordinance enacted last Jan. 21 and published on March 4.
COCAINE BLOCKS recovered in Philippine waters may be a “diversionary tactic” for another set of smuggled drugs, said House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chair Robert Ace S. Barbers of the 2nd district of Surigao del Norte.
EIGHTEEN members of the European Parliament have called for more pressure on the Philippine government to release opposition Senator Leila M. De Lima In a letter dated Feb. 24 addressing the European Commission Vice President Federica Mogherini, the European legislators called for an official statement from the body to reinforce pressure on Philippine authorities to free the detained senator.
THE Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in a statement on Saturday slammed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for its call on the United Nations (UN) to delist disappearance cases filed before that body.
FOLLOWING its crackdown on illegal campaign materials, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said that advertisments featuring commercial endorsements of a product by candidates for the midterm elections will be also taken down.
THE Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed that the two pairs of feet recovered from the twin explosions at Jolo Cathedral last month do not belong to any of the 23 fatalities.
NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo T. Eleazar said the police will observe a strict enforcement on expiring or expired gun licenses through “Oplan Katok,” as part of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) crime prevention and security measures for the upcoming midterm elections.