DENR seeks AFP, PNP help to enhance security protocol against...

Denouncing recent attacks by suspected illegal loggers against forest-protection officers, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu bared plans to...

Military officers lead symbolic crossing of two Marawi bridges

Military officials managed to cross last Sunday two bridges in Marawi City that have been occupied and held by members of the Maute-Islamic State...

Lacson to file economic-sabotage, rice-smuggling cases against Faeldon

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson Sr. last Sunday said he has obtained incriminating evidence that will be used to file economic-sabotage and rice-smuggling charges against...

Solon wants telcos penalized for poor mobile-data services

A vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations last Sunday urged the leadership of Congress to pass a pending measure slapping stiffer penalties...

Ombudsman OKs graft charges vs ‘banana king’

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of criminal charges against Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. in connection with the questionable joint venture...

House sets filing, scrutiny of proposed BBL next week

The leadership of the House of Representatives is set to file next week the Palace’s version of proposed Bangsamoro basic law (BBL). Majority Leader Rodolfo...

Senate votes on final reading to defer barangay, SK polls to...

The Senate, voting 17-1 with Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros casting the lone negative vote, on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the bill postponing to October...

Groups rail against ERC’s rejection of petition vs coal contracts

Civil society organizations, consumer groups, and homeowners expressed dismay over the decision of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to reject the petition for intervention...

DOJ, senators cite prosecution ‘weakness’ of P6.4-billion drug case

Justice department officials had confirmed that the government’s case involving the seized illegal-drugs shipment could be weakened by questionable chain of custody, Senate probers...

AFP: 18 hectares more to go before Marawi City liberation

The military still needs to wrest control of an area about 180,000 square meters (sq m), or 18 hectares, in Marawi City before it...

Palace suspends government work, classes in public schools on Sept. 21 

Work in government and classes in public schools and universities on Thursday are called off by Malacañang to give way to massive protests organized...

Duterte invites UNHRC to set up office, monitor drugs war in PHL  

President Duterte on Tuesday invited the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to establish a satellite office in the Philippines to monitor alleged atrocities...

Charges filed vs Faeldon, 11 others for ‘complicity’ in P6.4-billion drug haul

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has sought the indictment of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon and 11 others for violation of the...

PHL urges North Korea to stop missile tests that threaten region’s...

The Philippines last Sunday repeated its call for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to stop its provocations and head back to the...

Duterte ‘not averse to idea of new peace talks with NDF’

After a period of pessimism on the prospect of peace with communist rebels, the government over the weekend hinted its desire to return to...

DFA notes ‘incomplete’ UNHRC report on Duterte’s antidrugs war

THE Philippines on Thursday took to task United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for having “severely mischaracterized” the situation in...

Congress told: Go slow on filing of impeach cases

THE Makati Business Club (MBC) is cautioning against the “unfettered” filing of impeachment cases against government officials, saying the impeachment process should not be used...

House panel OKs impeachment complaint against Sereno

The House Committee on Justice on Wednesday found one of the impeachment complaints filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A. Sereno as...

Maring casualty count rises to 8

The death toll from tropical storm Maring rose to eight on Wednesday as disaster officials reported that most of the flooding in areas affected,...

Duterte blames CHR ‘bias’ for P1,000 2018 allocation 

For President Duterte, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) deserves the P1,000-budget allocation from the House of Representatives for its alleged bias against the...