Motor rider gets ticket for using helmet as ‘food basket’

Inquirer.net 02/11/2018

Helmets should be worn, and not used for other purposes besides providing safety for motorcycle riders. Not in the case of a woman backrider, however, who was apprehended by traffic constables of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority…

53 killed since December as PNP rejoins anti-drug war

Inquirer.net 02/10/2018

Fifty-three drug personalities have been killed in police operations since the Philippine National Police (PNP) started to actively support the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial war against drugs. PNP deputy spokesperson Supt.…

Brgy execs told to conduct inventory of properties, financial records

Inquirer.net 02/08/2018

THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed all barangay (village) chairpersons to conduct an inventory of their respective financial records as well as properties currently under their custody. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said this…

Digong: If I don’t use dictatorial style, nothing will happen to country

Inquirer.net 02/08/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said nothing would happen to the Philippines if he would not impose a dictatorial style in running the country. This, he said, after his critics slammed him for his dictatorial tendencies in…

House OKs life term for bank hacking, ATM skimming

Inquirer.net 02/07/2018

The House of Representatives has passed a measure meting out the penalty of life imprisonment for the hacking of a bank’s systems, which would be considered a form of economic sabotage. House Bill No. 6710, which was…

Constitution ‘silent’ on number of times martial law may be extended

Inquirer.net 02/07/2018

Supreme Court Ruling IN AFFIRMING Congress’ power to extend and determine the period of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the Supreme Court (SC) said on Tuesday that there…

Gordon: House, not Senate, should probe Duterte’s wealth

Inquirer.net 02/07/2018

SEN. RICHARD Gordon believes that the issue of President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged ill-gotten wealth should be investigated – not by the Senate but by the House of Representatives through an impeachment proceeding. Gordon is chair of the…

China is the top source of shabu entering PH — PDEA

Inquirer.net 02/04/2018

China remained the top source of illegal drugs smuggled into the country, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon said that the smuggling of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” and the operation of drug…

Rainshowers expected due to trough of LPA, northeast monsoon

Inquirer.net 02/04/2018

THE TROUGH of the low pressure area (LPA) will prevail over the Visayas while a northeast monsoon, or amihan, will affect Luzon, according to the bulletin issued at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical…

DFA to open main consular office on Saturdays

Inquirer.net 02/04/2018

THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it would open its main consular office in Parañaque City every Saturday starting on February 10 to process more passport applications. “In our effort to meet the huge demand for…

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