P8.65-M beauty products seized by Customs at NAIA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Customs  personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have seized 48 cartons of glutathione and beauty products valued at PHP8.65 million from Thailand. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the NAIA Customs detected irregularities in the baggage when it passed the X-Ray machines after it was offloaded from the plane. The …

Sandiganbayan charged Ex-PNP Alan Chief Purisima

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan charged former Philippine National Police Director Alan Purisima with eight counts of perjury, for failing to disclose his wife’s property and several firearms in his Statement of Assets and Liability and Networth (SALN). The Office of the Ombudsman filed the case on February 23 but was released to the …

Zambo Norte wins SWAT team challenge

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines  — The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Mobile Company (ZDNPMC) emerged champion in the recently-held 1st Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) SWAT Challenge. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, PRO-9 information officer, on Tuesday said the ZDNPMC garnered a total of 1,650 statistical points in the five stages …

Palace : Barangay and SK elections push through

DAVAO CITY, Phillippines — The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections will push through, this was reiterated by  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque yesterday February 27, 2018. With Roque’s assurance, the  The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping the statement  will put an end to the uncertainty on whether to postpone it or not. “This is something …

Palace: Only credible Special Rapporteurs allowed to probe PH

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Malacañang on Tuesday, February 27, underscored that any investigation to be conducted by a United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur should have proper consent from the state party. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said this in a Palace press briefing, amid calls for the Duterte government to lift the conditions allowing a …

Sandiganbayan suspends Iligan City Mayor for 90 days

DAVAO  CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan ordered a 90-day preventive suspension against Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia for functioning as the chief executive  while he was in jail.. Regencia was ordered to cease and desist from performing his duties as mayor and from any other public office which he may be holding for a period …

Sandiganbayan convicts Zamboanga Sibugay ex-vice governor

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan convicted former Zamboanga Sibugay Vice Governor for diverting P593,500.00 of public funds to personal use. The anti-graft court sentenced former Zamboanga Sibugay Vice Governor Eugenio Famor for seven counts of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and seven counts of Malversation Through Falsification of Public …

Newsline.Ph traces missing Kuwait OFW, She’s on her way home now

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Maricel Agustin, the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who was reported  missing  since 2014 is now safe and on her way home. The Newsline.Ph reported her case to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello II  Monday night February 26. This morning, February 27, 2018,  Bello notified this news agency that  Agustin was already located …