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Lacson panel to continue ‘Davao Death Squad’ probe

After debating on the floor on Wednesday, senators agreed that panel headed by Sen. Panfilo Lacson should continue with the investigation of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS). Earlier, Sen. Grace Poe manifested that the Senate could create a special committee to investigate the allegation of confessed […]

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

CHEd halts field trips, school tours

MANILA — The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) is imposing a moratorium on field trips and educational tours in all higher education institutions (HEIs) to give way to an investigation on the bus crash that killed 15 people in Tanay, Rizal, and a review of policies on such trips. The commission en banc on Tuesday […]

Posted: February 21st, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

CoA affirms disallowance of partial payment for Cebu street lighting project

The Commission on Audit has ordered the liable officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways’ Central Visayas office to return P43.95-million paid to the contractor of street lights in Cebu City and Mandaue City without bidding. In a two-page decision, the CoA affirmed the disallowance of the partial payment already made to GAMPIK […]

Posted: February 15th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Cancel 75 mineral production sharing deals

Environment secretary Regina Lopez on Tuesday announced she decided to cancel a total of 75 mineral production sharing agreements (MPSAs) because the projects — all of which have not reached the mine operation stage — were located in watersheds. The canceled MPSAs include that of the $2-billion Kingking gold and copper project in Davao del […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

DSWD delivers food packs to Cagayan de Oro

TO augment the need for more food assistance to calamity victims in northern Mindanao, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) delivered 3,750 food packs to the DSWD Field Office X in Cagayan de Oro City. Arnel Radaza, supply officer of DSWD X, signed the delivery documents as he accepted the […]

Posted: January 31st, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Bato goes ‘soul-searching,’ mulls spiritual retreat for cops

Cleanse yourself and be closer to God. This was the message of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to his men after deciding to suspend the bloody war against drugs and focus on purging bad eggs in the PNP, which President Rodrigo Duterte described as “corrupt to the core.” “Before […]

Posted: January 31st, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Palace throws support behind Maxine Medina

Malacañang on Saturday expressed its support for the country’s bet, Miss Philippines Maxine Medina for the 65th Miss Universe coronation on Monday. “As the country’s representative, Maxine is able to show the beauty, warm, hope and dignity of the Filipino. We are truly proud of her,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in an interview with […]

Posted: January 28th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Duterte vows ‘maximum sentence’ for suspects behind Korean slay

The suspects behind the grisly killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo will be punished to the fullest extent of the law, President Rodrigo Duterte assured Thursday. In a speech peppered with expletives during the inauguration of a power plant in Saranggani, Duterte turned soft when he formally apologized for the death of Jee. “I […]

Posted: January 26th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Purisima, Napeñas charged for SAF 44 slays at Sandiganbayan

MANILA — On the eve of the second anniversary of the Mamasapano clash that claimed the lives of 44 Special Action Force troops, state prosecutors finally filed charges at the Sandiganbayan against two top police officials who bypassed the chain of command in planning the botched operation. Dismissed Philippine National Police Director-General Alan Purisima and […]

Posted: January 24th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Cops in Espinosa slay say complaint by NBI ‘reckless’

Police officers accused of murder for the death of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. branded as reckless the complaint filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against them. First, Atty. Roland Inting, speaking for the 12 lawyers of all the police officers, said the NBI failed to prove that there was conspiracy among […]

Posted: January 23rd, 2017 in Nation | Read More »