Public school teacher killed in NoCot anti-drug op

COTABATO CITY — Police agents have killed in a shootout a public school teacher involved in illegal drug-peddling in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Thursday afternoon. Lt. Col. John Miridel Calinga, Midsayap police chief, identified the slain suspect as Jake Fargo Placibe, 23, of Barangay Cabayuran, Libungan, North Cotabato. Calinga said the suspect resisted arrest and pulled …

BARMM provides P5-million assistance to Tawi-Tawi provincial health office

DAVAO CITY — The Bangsamoro government through the Ministry of Social Services and Development released P5-million financial cash assistance to the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of Tawi-Tawi. In a press statement, the BARMM stated that the fund will be used for the hospitalization, laboratory tests, and medicines of poor patients admitted at Datu Halun Sakilan …

BARMM’s fisheries production up by 5% despite Covid-19

COTABATO CITY —The fisheries sector in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) shows growth despite the effects brought about by the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) pandemic. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-BARMM has recorded an increase of 4.95 percent in regional fisheries production from 200,053.93 metric tons in the second quarter of 2019 to 209,953.87 …

Lanao Sur town councilor, 3 others fall in Marawi anti-drug op

COTABATO CITY – A town councilor in Lanao del Sur, two former municipal council members, and their alleged cohort were arrested by authorities during an anti-drug operation in Marawi City on Thursday. Director Juvenal Azurin of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM) said anti-narcotics agents seized more than PHP6.8 …

Online voter registration for passport holders eyed-Comelec

DAVAO CITY — The Commission on Elections plans to allow online voter registration or “non-appearance” for passport holders. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said, they are studying the possibility of allowing Filipinos abroad and in the country to register online, in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). In her Twitter account, Guanzon said this …

Cascolan vows internal cleansing against drug trafficking

DAVAO CITY — Newly appointed Philippine National Police Camilo Cascolan has vowed to cleanse the ranks of his organization along with the fight against illegal drugs and the coronavirus pandemic. In his three-point agency, Cascolan spelled out running after Illegal drugs, internal cleansing, and the implementation of COVID-19 new normal together with Filipino people. Newly-assumed …

Pemberton deported, ‘perpetually’ banned from reentering PH

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Sunday deported US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton following his release from prison. BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval said Pemberton left the country on board a military plane for the United States at exactly 9:14 a.m. “Pemberton has successfully been deported, military plane left at exactly 9:14 this …

Cezar Mancao named cybercrime center chief

MANILA – Former police officer Cezar Mancao II has been named chief of an attached agency in charge of all functions related to cybersecurity, Malacañang said Wednesday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed that Mancao was appointed as Executive Director V of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Center (CICC) of the Department of Information …