Corruption exists in Bureau of Customs – Lapeña

MANILA, Philippines — Yes! there is corruption involving personnel of the Bureau of Customs, this was confirmed by no less than Commissioner Isidro Lapeña. The admission came as the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is conducting probe into the PHP6.4-billion shabu shipment from China  which slipped. A custom broker told Newsline.ph “Tara, has been there for …

Presidential son Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio deny involvement in shabu shipment from China

 DAVAO CITY — The accusations of Senator Antonio Trillanes are baseless and full of lies, this how  Presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and brother-in-law Manases Carpio manifest during the Senate hearing as they denied involvement in the P6.4-B illegal drugs shipment from China.  In his opening statement, Duterte said “kinahanglan mobarog ko …

Duterte increases bounty to P5-M for “Ardot” Parojinog

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  President Duterte increased the bounty for the capture of Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog to P5 million. Ardot Parojinog is the brother of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, who was killed in a police raid last August. Speaking during the 11th  anniversary of the Easter Mindanao Command Friday here, Duterte …

Father of Maute brothers died while in detention

MANILA, Philippines— Engr. Cayamora Maute, 67, the father of the Maute terror group died Sunday at about 3:07 in the afternoon in Taguig-Pateros District Hospital. Cayamora, is the father of Abdullah, Omar Maute and Madie, are  leading the attack in Marawi City since May 23. Government authorities consider Cayamora as a high risk individual for …

Town Mayor appeals to rebels  for unconditional release of cop

DAVAO CITY —- Makilala municipal town Mayor Rudy Caogdan is appealing to the leadership of the New people’s Army holding  PO1 Bristo Catalan to release the policeman without condition on humanitarian ground. On August 14, six fully armed rebels abducted Catalan while he was bringing two of his children to school on board a motorbike, …

LTO to new  vehicle buyers: Do not accept unregistered  units

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The  Land Transportation Office (LTO) XI warns  new vehicle buyers not to accept their uniits without the licensed plates and registration documents or run the  risk of getting apprehended and pay penalties. Eleanor S. Calderon, operations chief of the LTO XI told Newsline.ph “many car and motorcycle dealers  release brand new …

Accusing fingers : Lacson vs Faeldon over corruption at Customs

The smuggling issue and corruption  in the country’s most corrupt government agency has led two public servant washing dirty linens in public. On Wednesday,  Sen. Panfilo Lacson  accused former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon of corruption, naming him among alleged major recipients of tara (grease money) at the bureau. In a 20-minute privilege …

Duterte appoints Lapeña as new Customs chief replacing Faeldon

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Embattled Bureau of Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon is out, he will be replaced by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director Isidro Lapeña effective immediately. Meeting the members of the Malacañang press corps Monday night, Duterte said “He (Lapeña) is going to be the commissioner of Customs.” In the midst of the P6.4-billion …

NBI director transferred to ARMM, files Libel versus newsline.ph

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — National Bureau of Investigation XI director Arnold Rosales filed cyber libel against this reporter and a certain Amadea Aquino Thursday before the City Prosecution Office here. A Davao-based  newspaper Sunstar-Davao reported Auguts 18, “Rosales filed a libel case against Editha Caduaya, of Newsline Philippines, and a certain Amadea Aquino, before the …