Suspected drug dealer killed in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Authorities killed a suspected drug personality during an operation, early Sunday Morning, March 25, 2018, in Barangay Dona Cecilia, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte. Armed with search warrant, members of the 42nd Infantry Battalion led by 2Lt. Jessie Jun Ebalan together with the personnel from the Sirawai Municipal Police Station, Regional Mobile …

PNP chief makes surprise visit to QCPD, orders drug test

MANILA, Philippines — Barely a week before the Holy Week break, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa made a surprise inspection and ordered a random drug test Friday on personnel of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters in Camp Karingal. Dela Rosa was joined by Police Director Oscar Albayalde of …

Ombudsman asks Ateneo to file complaint vs Comelec Director Tambuang

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman Mindanao is asking Ateneo de Davao University to file a complaint against Commissionon Elections (Comelec) Regional Director Remlane Tambuang and made him accountable over his acts. Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao Rodolfo Elman told Newsline.ph, “I encourage the university to file a complaint before our office or …

Aguirre on ouster calls: ‘I still enjoy Duterte’s trust’

MANILA, Philippines  – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Tuesday said he is ready to step down once President Rodrigo R. Duterte tells him so. Aguirre made this reaction amid calls for him to resign following the dismissal of drug cases against self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim and their accomplices. He …

Duterte to “ultimately” decide on divorce bill

MANILA, Philippines  – President Rodrigo Duterte has not yet indicated what he will do “as president” once the proposed divorce bill reaches his desk, Malacanang said Tuesday. “I think, I made public his personal views on divorce, but he has not indicated what he will do officially as president. So he articulated his personal perceptions on …

National ID : what it means to you

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The Senate of the Philippines has approved on third and final reading the Senate Bill No. 1738, a bill that will create the country’s national identification system. Voting 17-2, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel announced the approval of the bill also known An Act Establishing the Philippine Identification System. The ID will …

PH airports ready for passenger influx on Holy Week

MANILA, Philippines  — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said all the 37 airports that it manages are ready for the passenger influx this coming Holy Week. All the area managers handling these airports across the country were told maximum deployment of service and security personnel must be ensured during Holy Week. CAAP …