No Filipino affected in Indonesia tsunami – DFA

Inquirer.net 12/23/2018

Manila, Philippines — No Filipino national was reported injured or dead from the tsunami incident that hit the shores of Indonesia on Saturday evening, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday. According to Ambassador to…

No deal: US gov’t shutdown begins

AP 12/22/2018

WASHINGTON — A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump’s demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the…

No ceasefire; Duterte orders troops: Destroy NPA

Inquirer.net 12/22/2018

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered the military to “destroy” the New People’s Army (NPA) as he refused to reciprocate the holiday ceasefire declaration of the rebels. “We do not subscribe to their ceasefire.…

No signal during Sinulog?

Benjie B. Talisic 12/20/2018

ALMOST all security measures for Sinulog 2019 are now in place. Senior Supt. Royina Garma, the chief of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said her men are prepared to secure Cebu’s premier religious festival especially the…

SC declares no work for courts on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2

Inquirer.net 12/19/2018

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended works in all courts nationwide on December 26 and January 2. The Public Information Office of the SC announced this on Wednesday, citing that the suspension of work is to…

Sinas: No muzzle taping

Nestle L. Semilla 12/17/2018

THE Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) will no longer seal the muzzle of the firearms issued to their personnel this holiday season. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, the director of PRO-7, said that there is no…

Mandaue City’s P2.4B budget for ’19 passed with no cuts

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/17/2018

Senior citizens P8K aid, teachers’ incentives, SK scholarship assured Senior citizens of Mandaue City will have their promised additional P2,000 in next year’s financial assistance increasing their yearly cash aid from the city government from this year’s…

PNP chief: No Christmas break on war on drugs

Inquirer.net 12/17/2018

MANILA, Philippines — There will be no letup in police operations against illegal drugs during the Christmas season, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said. “Walang tigil iyan. Doon sa illegal drugs during the…

Sotto: Okayed House draft charter has no ‘lifespan’

Inquirer.net 12/15/2018

Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Saturday dismissed Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 — a draft federal charter approved by the House — as having “no lifespan.” RBH No. 15 was approved on third and final…

PNP-HPG: No request yet to apprehend Angkas motorcycles

Inquirer.net 12/13/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has yet to receive an official request from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to impound motorcycles of ride-sharing app Angkas. In a…

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