Immigration bars 176 foreigners from entering the country

MANILA, Philippines— The Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) barred the entry of 176 foreign sex offenders  to the country. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente Friday said from January to June this year, 176 foreign nationals  were denied entry. The aliens were denied entry due to their record as registered sex offenders (RSOs), or individuals convicted …

Cops arrest drug suspects at evacuation site in Lanao del Sur

Maguindanao, Philippines — Five persons suspected to be involve in illegal drugs were arrested by police and anti-narcotics agents inside the evacuation center in Lanao del Sur Thursday, July 27. Police director Chief Supt. Ruben Sindac of the ARMM  revealed that the suspects were monitored merging with the internally displaced persons  in Lanao del Sur, …

Duterte to Sison: return home and fight here

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– President Rodrigo Duterte dares exiled  Communist Party of the Philippines Chairman Jose Maria Sison to return to the country and fight here. Duterte who visited the wake of the six policemen ambushed by the  New People’s Army in Guinhulngan, Negros Oriental Thursday night, challenged Sison to leave his comfortable life in  Utrecht, …

NBI arrest Ombudsman investigator over extortion

MANILA, Philippines—Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation  arrested an investigator of the Office of the Ombudsman in Lingayin, Pangasinan  for extortion Friday, July 21. The arrest stemmed from a report reaching the Ombudsman  that Leonardo Nicolas, an Associate Graft Investigation Officer III (AGIO III), who pretended to be a lawyer tried to extort P3,000,000.00 …

Fate of government’s tax reform law now in Senate’s hands

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The fate of the government’s  tax reform package is now in the hands of the senators, said President Rodrigo Duterte Monday. In his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), Duterte reminded the members of the senate that the comprehensive tax reform package is now in their hands. In May, Duterte certified  as …

Duterte tells protesters : Let’s respect each other

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Protesters of the second State of the Nation  Address (SONA) were caught  off guarded when suddenly President Duterte took their stage and talked with them as he  asked for mutual respect. After his two-hour ten-minute (2:10) SONA Duterte  went  to see the protesters mostly composed of militant leaders and their allied organizations. …

Duterte’s 2nd SONA: 2:10 mins; 79 handclaps

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—President Rodrigo R.  Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) in  two hours and ten minutes which earned 79 handclaps and on light moment laughter among attendees  inside the  House of Representatives. Duterte started his speech by recalling his days as representative for the first legislative district of Davao which …

BREAKING! Senate and Congress extend Martial in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Updated)—The Senate and the House of Representatives in a joint session Saturday approved a resolution extending martial law in Mindanao and the suspension on the writ of habeas corpus until December 31, 20017. President Rodrigo Duterte asked for the extension of martial law citing the need to respond to the Marawi crisis. …

Ombudsman orders dismissal of NCot municipal Vice Mayor over P7M water project 

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered dismissal from service and perpetual disqualification from public office of former Mayor Betty Allado of Banisilan, North Cotabato. Allado served as Mayor of Banisilan when the water project was implemented. The newsline.ph learned Allado is now serving as the Vice Mayor of said municipality. The …