TOKHANG TARGETS, TOO?

Ador Vincent S. Mayol and Jhoanna Ballaran, Inquirer, Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/03/2018

Like ordinary citizens, barangay officials who are on the drugs watchlist of authorities can also be subjected to Oplan Tokhang. Saying there are no “sacred cows,” Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday…

DOJ JUNKS PETER LIM’S APPEAL

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer, Julius N. Leonen 04/27/2018

The investigation against controversial Cebuano businessman Peter Lim shall continue. The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday denied the appeal of Lim’s camp to stop the new preliminary probe into the drug trafficking cases filed against him.…

Judiciary groups calling on Sereno to resign

Inquirer 03/12/2018

The Philippine Judges Association (PJA) and various employees organizations in the judiciary want Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to resign. In a joint statement, which will be read on Monday’s flag ceremony at the Supreme Court in…

Journo briefly barred from entering Malacañang

Inquirer 02/20/2018

Rappler's Pia Ranada earlier barred from entering Malacañang WATCH: Rappler's Pia Ranada was barred from entering the Malacañang premises. Video by Chona Yu of Radyo INQUIRERRead: http://bit.ly/2Hs2Toe Posted by INQUIRER.net on Monday, February 19, 2018   Rappler…

Rain or Shine trades Jericho Cruz to TNT

Inquirer 02/13/2018

JERICHO Cruz’ tenure with Rain or Shine has come to an end on Tuesday after the Elasto Painters shipped the 27-year-old guard to TNT in exchange for rookie Sidney Onwubere and a 2018 first round pick. Sources…

Member of Osmeña political clan vies for congressional seat in California

Inquirer 02/13/2018

OAKLAND, California — In a David-and-Goliath battle, a relatively little known but gutsy political newcomer, a Filipina American, is challenging a veteran incumbent for the 14th District of California’s Congressional seat. The challenger, Cristina Osmeña, is a member…

PDut orders stop of foreign explorations in Benham Rise— Piñol

Inquirer 02/06/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a stop to all marine explorations by foreign scientists in the resource-rich Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Duterte made the order during the 22nd Cabinet…

Duterte sets Cebu meeting with execs

Inquirer, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/02/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to meet with the mayors of the Visayas and Mindanao in Cebu City on Feb. 12. The Department of the Interior and Local Government in Western Visayas (DILG-6), however, didn’t know why…

Gov’t’s federalism drive expands to Cordova, Lapu

Inquirer, Reporter Nestle L. Semilla 01/27/2018

The Duterte administration’s campaign to promote federalism in Cebu continued with the launching of its National Alliance of Movement for Federalism Inc. (NamFed) in the province’s sixth district yesterday. About 500 residents in the towns of Cordova…

Willie Marcial is new PBA Commissioner

Inquirer 01/25/2018

FROM statistician, to the TV coverage’s floor director and now commissioner, Willie Marcial, a 56-year-old from Batangas, has literally risen from the ranks and has the biggest task associated with the job — probably more than what…