LGUs urged to implement crackdown vs ‘tambay’

By Butch Fernandez & Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz SEN. Panfilo M. Lacson on Tuesday said the Duterte administration’s ongoing crackdown against so-called tambay, or street-corner loiterers,...

DOJ chief to dig deeper into DAP, PDAF cases

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Gueverra on Thursday said that he has instructed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to continue its case build against other personalities...

DOH, PhilHealth told: Be ready to implement mental health law

FOLLOWING the signing of the Philippine mental health law, or the Republic Act 11036, a lawmaker on Thursday asked the Department of Health (DOH) to assure...

Senators thumb down plan to put Boracay under land reform

Senators thumbed down plans to enforce a Palace-proposed land reform in world-renowned Boracay, a popular tourist-drawing island resort that was shut down for 6...

Military firms up five-year submarine acquisition plan

The military will be acquiring “more than one” submarine under its 3-phase capability upgrade program, the second phase of which has been approved by...

Taiwanese boat rescues 2 Filipino fishermen off Batanes

A Taiwanese fishing vessel rescued two Filipino fishermen found drifting at sea for 7 days some 75 nautical miles (NM) northeast off Batanes. “The crew...

Fire ERC commissioners, solons dare Duterte 

Militant lawmakers on Wednesday challenged President Rodrigo Duterte to fire the four Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) commissioners who have earned successive suspension orders from...

Senators deplore SC shortcut in Sereno’s ouster

Two senators deplored the denial of ex-Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s motion for reconsideration of her removal through quo warranto petition by eight of...

Palace has ‘no problem’ changing PHL capital

Malacanang said “there is no problem” if Manila will no longer be the Philippine capital under federal government.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. issued...

SC hears oral arguments in same-sex marriage petition

AFTER three years, the Supreme Court  (SC) gave proponents of same-sex marriage the opportunity to defend their position at Tuesday’s oral arguments on the petition...

‘DOH chief must give P8.1-billion BHS mess docs to probers’

MALACANANG expects Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III to forward to “relevant prosecuting authorities” the documentation on the new alleged irregularities in a DOH...

DOJ decision won’t affect deportation proceedings vs Aussie nun—Roque

Malacañang said Australian nun Patricia Fox is “not yet off the hook” even if the Department of Justice (DOJ) nullified the Bureau of Immigration's...

Duterte: More dismissals to come

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that the public should expect “more dismissals to come”, adding he does not care if his whole term...

SC affirms Sereno ouster, CJ post now officially up for grabs

THE Chief Justice position is now officially up for grabs after the Supreme Court (SC) affirmed with finality its decision nullifying Maria Lourdes A. Sereno’s...

‘Guidelines’ being crafted for police in crackdown on ‘tambay’

AMID an outcry from some quarters that the crackdown on tambay  has merely given cops more avenues to violate human rights, National Police (PNP) chief...

Journalist’s murder, other killings spark protest rally in Panabo City

Indignant journalists, joined by concerned socio-civic organizations and like-minded citizens of Davao del Norte, have staged a protest rally to denounce the unabated spate...

‘Piracy, not barter, is norm in Scarborough’

What is happening in Scarborough is not barter, but piracy by Chinese Coast Guard personnel who “forcibly” take away the prized catch of Filipino...

Government loses P51-billion ill-gotten wealth case vs Marcos, cronies

THE Supreme Court (SC) has junked the government bid to collect P51 billion in damages against the estate of the late strongman former President...

IS-Maute Group terrorists slain in Lanao del Sur military ops

Five terrorists under Owayda Benito Marohombsar alias Abu Dar, the supposed leader of the Islamic State (IS) and its local affiliate Maute Group, were...

OWWA assures cash aid to family of OFW mauled to death in...

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) assured on Monday it will provide cash assistance to the family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was killed...