P23M worth of illegal drugs and expired medicines burned

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Authorities here destroyed A total  of P23.6 million worth of illegal drugs evidence and expired medicines were burned Monday afternoon at the Holcim plant. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI regional director Antono Rivera said destroying the confiscated drugs which have been submitted as court evidence in  regions XI and XII is …

LTO revokes Ma. Isabel Lopez’s driver’s license

MANILA, Philippines —- For violating the ASEAN lane,  The Land Transportation Office (LTO) revoked the driver’s license of former beauty queen and actress Maria Isabel Lopez. In revoking her license the LTO cited that Lopez breached the special lane designated for delegates of the ASEAN Summit. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesperson Celine Pialago announced …

477 aspiring lawyers fail to take the bar exams

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Close to 500 aspiring lawyers failed to show up and take the bar examinations  during the country’s 116th bar examination, the Supreme Court said Sunday, November 26, 2017. The Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) records showed  out of the 7,227 candidates, which is higher compared to last year’s 6,831, only …

P142-M seized cigarettes destroyed in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Truckloads of of confiscated cigarettes were destroyed at  the incinerator of Holcim Philippines Geocycle compound in Ilang, Bunawan district here early today November 26, 2017. The government confiscated  some 20 truckloads of cigarette packs with fake tax stamps allegedly produced by Mighty Corporation (MC). The illegally distributed cigarettes were confiscated by …

BASECO officials charged for missing P102M Funds

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of 13 counts of  Anti-Graft and Corrupt  cases  against Proceso Maligalig and Agustiniana Avelino, members of the Board of Directors of the Bataan Shipyard and Engineering Corporation, Inc. (BASECO). Maligalig and Avelino were charged during their incumbency as BASECO board members, they made …

PDEA personnel trained on tracing drug money trail

MANILA, Philippines — Some 35 Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) personnel underwent a workshop in a bid to strengthen their financial investigation capability to uncover drug money trail and prevent drug lords from using their money and influence to evade punishment. PDEA Director General Aaron N Aquino said the workshop is timely because “the purpose …