DepEd urges public to join Brigada Eskwela in Marawi

MANILA —Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones on Wednesday urged the public to take part in revitalizing education in Marawi City through Brigada Eskwela.
Briones made the call following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration that Marawi City had been liberated... Read More

BI taps PDEA to probe Korean fugitive's involvement in drug trade

MANILA -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will defer the deportation of a Korean fugitive wanted for illegal drugs in his country who was arrested in Pampanga as he will be subject to investigation to determine his alleged involvement in the drug trade in the country.BI Commissioner Jaime Morente is... Read More

Ex-Negros Oriental solon, 5 others rapped over P10-M PDAF scam

MANILA --Former Negros Oriental Rep. Herminio Teves is facing trial for his alleged involvement in irregularities in the disbursement of his 2007 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge Teves with one count of violation of... Read More

DILG assures transparency in Marawi rehab efforts

MANILA --With the “liberation” of Marawi City from terrorist influence declared by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the government would be transparent and endeavor to continuously update the public on the rehabilitation of... Read More

Marawi prelate: ML may soon be lifted in Marawi

MANILA -- Martial law in Mindanao could be lifted soon following Marawi City's liberation from the hands of the Maute terrorist group, Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña said Wednesday.Dela Peña noted the city has been cleared of terrorists, hence, martial law in the region should be... Read More

Loan sharks face raps for abducting debtors in Bulacan

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) filed a criminal complaint on Wednesday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against five “loan sharks” for abducting Asian nationals who owe them money.The complaints were filed after the PNP-AKG conducted a... Read More

PDEA vows tangible results, less bloody anti-drug war

MANILA -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Wednesday vowed to deliver tangible results in the national anti-drug campaign and assured that the campaign against hard drugs would be less bloody.“All we need are words of support and encouragement not minding the detractions that... Read More

PDEA chief in China for law enforcement training

MANILA -- Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino led the Philippine delegation in a two-week training course on an international cooperation program in China that would help address key challenges on the evolving drug scene and strengthen the two countries’... Read More

2nd petition for writ of amparo vs PNP filed in SC

MANILA -- Another petition for the issuance of a writ of amparo was filed by the Center for International Law (CenterLaw) before the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday seeking to protect residents of 26 barangays in San Andres Bukid, Manila against the government’s anti-illegal drug war dubbed as... Read More

8th ASEAN Regional Tripartite Conference being held in Manila

MANILA-- Participants in the ongoing 8th Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference here are discussing topics concerning labor and employer.According to Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) Director Benjo Benavidez, among the issues to be tackled are good... Read More

Senate detains Aegis Juris’ head after being cited in contempt

MANILA --A Senate panel on Wednesday placed Aegis Juris fraternity president Arvin Balag under Senate detention after being cited in contempt for being “evasive” when questioned during the Senate hearing about the death of law student hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo... Read More

PDP Laban signs MOU with Russia’s largest party

MANILA --The ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with United Russia, the largest party in Russia.United Russia is the ruling party of the Russian Federation and counts Russian President Vladimir Putin among its leaders.PDP and Senate President... Read More

Comelec to store barangay, SK poll materials in Laguna warehouse

MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will store official ballots and other election supplies at their warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna following the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the 59.5 million official ballots and... Read More

DOTr welcomes PRRD’s support to PUV Modernization Plan

MANILA --The Department of Transportation (DOTr) welcomes the support of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) which aims to ensure a safe, convenient and environmentally sustainable mode of transportation to commuters.In a statement, DOTr said they... Read More

Atio’s mom wants son’s belongings back

MANILA -- The mother of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III, on Wednesday faced some members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity for the first time and asked them to give back her son’s belongings as they were important to her.“You have... Read More

UST law dean won't go on leave

MANILA -- University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina on Wednesday refused to go on leave as college dean, despite the prodding of a senator.During the Senate second hearing on the hazing death of UST law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III, Senator Grace Poe... Read More

'Paolo' maintains strength, rains expected over most parts of PH

MANILA -- Typhoon 'Paolo' maintained its strength, bringing rains to most parts of the country,state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday.In its 11 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said 'Paolo' was last spotted 735 km east of... Read More

Aegis Juris met in hotel, majority tried to avoid probe: MPD

MANILA -- Manila Police District (MPD) head, Supt. Joel Coronel, said Wednesday that Facebook chat conversations among some Aegis Juris fraternity brothers showed that they met in a hotel and discussed attempts to "cover up, conceal and evade" investigation and prosecution.During the second hearing... Read More

House okays bill requiring blood type in ID cards

MANILA -- The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on final reading a measure mandating all government agencies to indicate the blood type of every individual applying for an identification card, certificate and license.With 214 affirmative votes, members of the lower chamber passed... Read More

Woman inciting terror online nabbed in Taguig

MANILA -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a woman allegedly involved in the recruitment of foreigners into the country for terrorist activities and spreading radical Islamic extremism through the use of the internet and social media.Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and NBI... Read More