JAIME PILAPIL, TMT

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The city of Manila has provided close to P400,000 in additional capital assistance to 38 Manileños who have been successful in their small businesses. “These micro and small businesses are the foundations of our nation’s economy. We at the city government are committed to assist and empower them to beat…

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The Manila Police District (MPD) has filed criminal charges against Bayan Muna leader Teodoro Casiño, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan leader Renato Reyes Jr. and another person before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office for violating the Public Assembly Act; breach of peace; assault upon an agent of a person in authority; and disobedience…

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Although there were scuffles between the police and some 350 militants during a rally on Friday near the United States Embassy on Roxas Boulevard in Manila, the protest action ended peacefully, according to Manila Police District spokesman Supt. Erwin Margarejo. Margarejo said the 800 police officers were enough to prevent…

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A COURT in Manila ordered the appearance of the team of police officers, including two high-ranking officials, involved in the killing of then Albuera (Leyte) Mayor Reynaldo Espinosa at the resumption of hearing on Friday morning. Judge Silvino Pampilo Jr. of Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 26 ordered Supt. Marvin Marcos, Chief…

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Buhay party-list Rep. Joselito Atienza on Wednesday challenged his fellow lawmakers to produce proof that marijuana can cure diseases. “So far, the only benefit from marijuana is that it could alleviate pain. However, there is no medical or scientific evidence that it could cure any disease,” the lawmaker said in…

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Police arrested the most wanted person and alleged hitman of Tondo, Manila. Mario del Rosario Jr. was served with three warrants of arrest in his house in Padre Pio Cacarong, Pandi, Bulacan on Tuesday. Del Rosario arrived on board his Toyota RAV 4 (WNH-661) tried to evade arrest but was…

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DESPITE the objection of lawyers from the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), the three-man panel of the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave three suspects, including two policemen, linked to the deaths of two teenagers in August until Friday to produce their two witnesses. Senior Asst. State Prosecutor Ma. Emilia Victorio instructed…

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday upheld the Sandiganbayan’s decision denying the petition for bail of Janet Lim Napoles, one of the principal accused in the multi-billion pesos pork barrel scam. In an en banc decision, the high court junked the Napoles’ petition for bail in the plunder and other…

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