2 SAF officers face charges

TWO members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) assigned in Mindanao were charged with moonlighting after being involved in an altercation...

Ochoa denies halting drug probe

FORMER Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr. on Monday denied seeing a drug watch list in 2012 that allegedly included President Ferdinand R. Marcos,...

Agencies unaware of China deal

REPRESENTATIVES from several Philippine government agencies on Monday said they were unaware of a supposed deal between ex-President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Chinese President...

P2.8B released for firetrucks

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday said it had released P2.88 billion so the government could buy more firetrucks and emergency...

Issuance of housing order urged

SENATOR Maria Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos on Monday called on her brother, Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to fast-track the release of a...

Group: Protected area order misread

A GROUP on Monday urged the Environment department to rescind its resolutions allowing the construction of a resort on the foothills of the Chocolate...

Philippines says China should allow scrutiny of disputed shoal

MANILA - The Philippines challenged China on Monday to open Scarborough Shoal to international scrutiny after it accused Beijing of destroying the shoal's marine...

Philippines told to buck China detention rule vs ‘trespassers’ in South China Sea

A CHINESE rule allowing its coast guard to detain foreigners crossing what it considers its borders could be a “hostage policy” meant to weaken Philippine resolve to defend its claims in the South China Sea, geopolitical experts said at the weekend.

Marcos panel on human rights unlikely to make a difference — analysts

A SPECIAL panel formed by Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to address human rights issues in the Philippines is unlikely to make a difference since it is dominated by agencies with a poor track record on human rights, according to Human Rights Watch.

23 seamen safe after Houthi strike

THE DEPARTMENT of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Sunday said all 23 Filipino seamen aboard a Panama-flagged oil tanker that was attacked by a drone...

Australian nabbed for drugs

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) in Cebu City has arrested an Australian man, an alleged member of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, for drug trafficking. In...

Resins pioneer dies at 95

BUSINESSMAN Meneleo J. Carlos, Jr., a pioneer at Philippine chemical group Resins, Inc., died on May 17 at 95, the company said in a...